6. Plus ‘glamping’ tents May–Sept.
all year except Christmas, New Year (self-catering only).
hall, drawing room, honesty bar, dining room, free Wi-Fi, wedding facilities, 80-acre grounds (15-acre garden, croquet, 3 trout lakes, woodland, fields), artisan distillery producing small batch milk gin, unsuitable for disabled.
all ages welcomed (tree house, farm animals, games, high tea).
allowed, but kept on lead during shooting season July–Jan.
per room B&B from €198, D,B&B from €258. Set dinner €60.
Good Hotel Guide Review
There’s ‘an atmosphere of warm hospitality’ and ‘a genuine sense of welcome’ at Justin and Jenny Green’s historic, family-friendly country house in the North Cork countryside, say Guide inspectors in 2016. ‘Magnificently furnished with antiques and fine art, the house nevertheless remains a family home (with children’s music on the grand piano, for instance).’ Treats abound in the characterful bedrooms: magazines, home-made cordial and chocolates, fancy coffee. ‘Our spacious room had a large bed, ornate bedside tables, a marble fireplace with an eclectic selection of (mostly Irish) books; the bathroom, with a deep bath approached by mounting steps, was pure class.’ The house-party atmosphere, perhaps steeped in glasses of the ‘wonderfully fragrant’ house gin, Bertha’s Revenge, encourages guests to dine communally. ‘We summoned up the courage to eat with strangers, and shared a fascinating, totally unpredicted evening of humour and common enthusiasms. The food, meanwhile – crab brûlée; beautifully rare sirloin steaks; lemon meringue pie – was immaculately, informally served.’ In the morning, breakfast is ‘splendid’.
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This hotel accepts room upgrade vouchers which entitle readers to a space available room upgrade. The voucher must be presented at check-in and is entirely at the hotelier’s discretion.
Kiss the Blarney Stone, the legendary 'Stone of Eloquence', found at the top of the castle's tower.
The traditional seat of the kings of Munster for several hundred years prior to the Norman invasion. The most-visited heritage site in Ireland.
An area of outstanding natural beauty, with some of the best beaches in Europe.