Frewin House

A former Church of Ireland rectory with a beautiful garden.

By Jonah Lehrer, Thursday, Aug 6, 2009, 4:09 PM

Frewin House

About this Hotel

Price From $187

It took Thomas Coyle, an antiques connoisseur, five years to restore this former Church of Ireland rectory.

While parts of the home date to 1698, Thomas and his wife, Regina, have decorated with Victorian artifacts, like the period satiric political posters that line the library walls. They kept the rectory layout, which means that the house is filled with fun nooks and crannies.

All four bedrooms get generous amounts of sunlight, but the larger Green Suite on the second floor also has a private library that overlooks the garden's purple and white wildflowers, rhododendrons, and daffodils. Breakfast items are sourced locally and often include fresh raspberries and organic sausage.