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“A Beautiful and Welcoming Oasis in Blarney”

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Maranatha Country House
Ranked #2 of 25 Blarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal
2 reviews
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“A Beautiful and Welcoming Oasis in Blarney”
Reviewed 1 June 2011

Maranatha Country House was such a welcome surprise for us during our recent trip to Ireland. Olwen and Douglas were terrific hosts and made us feel very welcome in their magnificent home. The grounds are very beautiful, and while the site is quite secluded from the din of traffic, it is easily accessible from the main road into Blarney.
Our room was magnificently furnished, with a beautiful canopy bed and wonderful period furniture. The en suite Jacuzzi was a great treat after a long day of travelling and hiking. The entire house is beautifully appointed with many interesting pieces. The ambience that our hosts have created really ads to the holiday experience.
Breakfast was superb, and had us set for the day. Doug and Olwen provide their guests with friendliness, kindness, a beautiful setting, comfortable rooms and a delicious feast at breakfast. Travellers to County Cork would be well advised to take advantage of their superb hospitality.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Port Saint Lucie
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Reviewed 23 May 2011

What a beautiful home. The owners, Olwen and Douglas, couldn't have treated us
nicer. Rooms were magnificent. Food delicious and lots of it. A grand stay !!

Room Tip: Grab the honeymoon bedroom
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Tampa, Florida
2 reviews
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Reviewed 14 May 2011

Our stay at Maranatha Country House was one of fond memories. Their rooms were large, themed, and beautiful, and their property was fun to explore. Their breakfast was undeniably the largest selection we came across in Ireland. The owners were very kind and accommodating. We would recommend this B&B for anyone staying near Blarney. The entire experience from start to finish was a delight.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 May 2011

Maranatha house is quite extraordinary, I stayed for one night with my sister and were amazed by the beautiful features, high ceilings and gorgeous rooms. We were the only people staying the night and so snuck into each of the room and each was just as beautiful and unique as the next. Real love and attention has gone into decorating the house. The breakfast conservatory was also a little gem. We were not overly impressed by the service or the owners but altogether a lovely place. For first timers to Ireland, note this B&B is not in Blarney, but in the village Tower which is just outside.

Room Tip: The Rose room is a out of a fairytale
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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nyc
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Reviewed 26 April 2011

The grounds are amazing, the owners are delightful and the rooms made me never want to leave! My friend and I were escorted to the Rose Room. I would have loved to have had the room as an 8 year old, and at 29 the fantasy and fun was still alive! The breakfast room is equally delightful with the same lady-like grandeur. A little kitsch and fantasy goes a long way. I highly recommend this B & B (and don't worry, not all the rooms look like a girly tea party!)

B&B is very close to Blarney Castle and pretty easy to see the sign if you have daylight.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 April 2011

This place is decorated like a fancy castle, really a fun place to stay and the beds are comfortable as well.
This was a highlight of our trip

Room Tip: All rooms are unique
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Carthage IL
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Reviewed 31 March 2011

We really enjoyed our stay here. The house and grounds are beautiful! Olwen prepared a fine breakfast and the conservatory setting was delightful.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maranatha Country House

Property: Maranatha Country House
Address: Marantha Country House Saint Ann's Hill | Tower, Blarney, Ireland
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Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Blarney
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Blarney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stroll through the beautiful private gardens and woodlands surrounding this lovely Victorian mansion. Spacious romantic bedrooms. Beautiful historic antiques throughout. Ideally located for day trips to both east and west Cork and Kerry. Rates for bed and breakfast from €35 to €60 per person sharing per night ... more   less 
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