1 Jan–20 Dec.
drawing room, dining room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV, 2-acre grounds.
all ages welcomed.
per room B&B single €90, double €120.
Good Hotel Guide Review
High above Cork harbour, the flower-laden garden of this grand Victorian house creates a cheering welcome on the outskirts of a historic port town. Pam Mulhaire is the friendly hostess. Arriving guests are treated to a hot drink and home-baked scones in the elegant drawing room, where a blaze crackles on cool days. B&B accommodation is found in spacious, high-ceilinged bedrooms filled with period pieces, flower arrangements; bathrooms have thick towels, terry cloth robes, high-end toiletries. Communal, organic breakfasts, served at a mahogany table in the light- washed dining room overlooking the garden, have seasonal fruits, preserves and home-baked brown bread. Pam has good advice on local attractions and restaurants.
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