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Gallan Mor Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #1 of 6 Durrus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cork, Ireland
1 review
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“Beautiful Cottage”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

We are four friends that have a weekend away once a year to catch up and chill out. Staying at the Gallan Mor cottage on Sheeps Head is without doubt the best place we've ever stayed. The location is just amazing, right above Dunmanus Bay with spectacular sunsets. The cottage is so well finished - really warm, lots of space, very high spec furniture and we loved the eating area outside overlooking the bay. Lorna and Noel were great hosts, really warm and friendly. Often when you stay in a hotel in a beautiful place, you feel 'removed' from landscape around you. Not here. This cottage is designed to appreciate the views and has the perfect combination of comfort and feeling part of Sheeps Head. We would highly recommend it and we plan on coming back for a winter break during the stormy weather.

Room Tip: We stayed in the self catering cottage.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Baesweiler, Germany
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is by far the best B&B I have ever been to. I have no idea where to start to explain the wonderful stay I had. The location, the house, the room, the breakfast and not to forget the very nice couple that runs this B&B, I have never felt so much welcome like I felt there three days ago. Everything is so clean, the room's furniture are excellent, great pillows and wonderful cosy towels, everything is in the right place, the view from the bedroom window is great.I haven't been pampered so much in ages. The breakfast was delicious, everything homemade. We were shown around the cottage that is also to hire. If I came with the whole family, I would take it. Also of high standard, clean, well-thought- out. The only thing I regret is, that we just could stay one night.

Room Tip: All rooms upstairs with sea view. One room downstairs, good for handycapped people. For families, as...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cork,
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Fantastic location, fantastic room, fantastic breakfast and fantastic hosts! A beautiful part of the world with great walks and amazing views. Somewhere to get away from it all and no bet place to do that than Gallan Mor!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

Only the best B&B ever, such lovely people and such a beautiful place.
Just try it, you will love it. Rooms are just amazing, food is excellent, views are breathtaking.
We stayed for our 15th anniversary and it was a real treat. Fabulous. Thanks Lorna and Noel, we will come back for sure. Where can you find a B&B with a 3500 year old stone in the garden?

Room Tip: West room with stunning views
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

I just cannot put into words the wonderful surprise that was Gallán Mór. Lorna and Noel have a wonderful property and one (or both?) of them has/have unrivalled taste and that's from colour schemes, to bed linen, to light fittings, to bathrooms and of course breakfast. Try the Gallán Mór signature breakfast, beats a full Irish any day. They booked us into Blairs Cove for dinner, 99.999% perfect - almost as good as Gallán Mór ! Oh, I forgot, Sheeps Head is gorgeous ! Elizabeth Charlesworth.

Room Tip: They are all first class. We had the North room - no view of the sea, but it didn't matter as th...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

We were 2 families travelling together for a long weekend in one of our favourite places in the world. We normally stay at another excellent B&B on the Mizen Head Peninsular but they weren't able to accommodate a group our size. It was to our great good fortune that we discovered there was another fabulous and quite new alternative just a little way down the Sheep's Head Peninsular. Because we took all 4 of their rooms we had the added benefit of being in a 'home from home' environment but with all the added upside of someone else making the beds and cooking sensational breakfasts for us. The rooms had been well thought out and the most important issue of all for a bedroom was perfect - namely amazingly comfortable beds with gorgeous, high thread count linen. Each room had a decent sized wet room style shower set up and the pressure was notably good. Thing that turned this from a good stay to a great stay were a myriad of personal, thoughtful and 'extra mile' touches by the charming owners Noel and Lorna. These included things like lighting their stylish wood burner for us on both saturday and Sunday evenings in the late afternoon so as we could have a leisurely and cozy time with some pre dinner drinks that we had bought in (and they had kindly chilled) before going out to dinner. This was a great treat but was surpassed by the fact that whilst we were out all evening they had kept popping back into the guest lounge to top it up with peat and logs so as it was 'toasty' for when we arrive back at Gallan Mor at the end of our evening out. How thoughtful is that? They also brought over the DVD player that is in their self catering cottage so that the kids could have some down time from the rain and watch a film in their bedroom and they welcomed us on arrival with home baked biscuits, lemon drizzle cake and lashings of warming tea. The setting, the furnishings, the comfort and the ambience are as superb as previously and consistently mentioned since they opened and you find yourself constantly thinking that all B&B's should be just like this - but they aren't - even in extremely hospitable County Cork. Why is that? Why is it so striking when lovely and considerate hosts, with a 'nothing's too much trouble' attitude and a keen eye for detail and the extra mile seem to be the exception and not the rule. For any B&B owners out there struggling to breathe life into their own particular Celtic Tiger, myself and my 2 family group would recommend a visit to the wonderful Gallan Mor to see how it can be done and dare I say it, should be done. In the immortal words of Tripadvisor, "we will be back".

Room Tip: West, East and South have sea views. East and West are larger than South. They also have larger beds...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Munich, Germany
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

One of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed. Noel and Lorna are really great hosts. On our arrival they welcomed us with tea and freshly baked scones. Nicely decorated and comfortable rooms. The breakfast is overwhelming!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Gallan Mor Boutique Bed and Breakfast
Address: Kealties | Bantry, Co. Cork, Durrus Cork, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Durrus
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Durrus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gallan Mor is on the Wild Atlantic Way and enjoys an elevated position overlooking Dunmanus Bay, beautiful terraced gardens, ancient standing stone, wood-burning stove, four poster beds, WI-FI and satellite TVs. An ideal base for exploring West Cork and The Ring of Kerry. Outdoor activities: walking, cycling, horseback riding and water sports. The Sheep's Head Way is an area of outstanding beauty. Open all year. ... more   less 

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