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The Black Horse at Ireland features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi throughout the property. Guests can enjoy the Award winning restaurant."Restaurant opening times are as follows: Wednesday - Saturday (Lunch and Dinner service) and SUNDAY for extended lunch service till 4.15 ONLY". Shuttleworth is 5 minutes' drive away and home to historic planes, as well as the scenic Swiss Gardens. The market town of Hitchin is just a 20-minute drive away. Each room comes with a flat-screen TV. You will find a coffee machine and a kettle in the room. Rooms come with a private bathroom. Milton Keynes is 17 mi from The Black Horse at Ireland, London Luton Airport is 12 mi away. Please note that the restaurant needs to be booked separately through the Black Horse at Ireland website Breakfast is in the continental style and placed in the Chalets before arrival The restaurant is not open in the mornings for breakfast service

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.3)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Free Parking Available On Site

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There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.

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  • James
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The food in the restaurant was superb and the staff excellent and friendly. Couldn't fault anything but the breakfast.
  • Rosemary
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Beautiful country establishment, friendly staff, accommodation great, great use of limited space, continental breakfast was very good, and in your room night before, cibsusts of croissants, muffins, coral, on the go porridge, orange and apple...
  • Judith
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Comfortable and warm. Everything we needed for a night away. Staff very helpful, nothing too much trouble. Would certainly visit again.

Area info

Amenities of The Black Horse at Ireland
Great facilities! Review score, 9.2

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport shuttle (free)
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Garden view
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Refrigerator
  • Themed dinners
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Suit press
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Airport shuttle
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Private entrance
  • Ironing facilities
  • Suit press
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

House rules

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From 2:00 PM to 10:30 PM


From 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print
Must-know information for guests at this property

Please note that on Sundays check in is between 12:00 and 19:00.

Please inform The Black Horse at Ireland of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Black Horse at Ireland

  • Room options at The Black Horse at Ireland include:

    • Double

  • The Black Horse at Ireland offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Themed dinners

  • Check-in at The Black Horse at Ireland is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • The Black Horse at Ireland is 1.5 miles from the center of Shefford. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • The prices at The Black Horse at Ireland may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.