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Fountain House B&B
Ranked #3 of 8 Macroom B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We first came across this gem about 7 years ago and have been using it regularly ever since. Breda and Pat have become great friends, looking after us and our young rowers as if we were family. Nothing has been too much trouble, should that be washing and drying kit, very early starts or very late evenings, where they even sort taxis for us! Breakfasts are second to none, freashly cooked and with a good selection of extras. Everywhere is spotlessly clean and even when we arrived with extra passengers, they were always catered for without fuss. If it's a real cead mile failte you want, then this is the place!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Lesley R
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

I have been on fishing trips to Ireland for the last twenty five years and stayed in nearly every county the country has to offer. I normally like to change every year that is until we stayed at fountain house near macroom. This will be our 4th year on the trot and the reason for that is simply the best in every department we have ever had. The food is fantastic and the warm friendly family atmosphere is spot on. Cups of tea and cakes by the lakeside early afternoon is just perfect and both Pat & Breda can not do enough for you. Breda is a superb cook and will even do you an evening meal if you can manage it after the massive breakfast. Purely and simply the best.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank stuart f
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Nothing was too much trouble for our host Breda. She makes you feel part of the family, the welcome we received on arriving was second to none. Without fear of criticism the breakfasts we were served on our 4 day stay were exceptional. The bedrooms were simply decorated but extremely comfortable and well equipped. There was no shortage of towels in the clean en-suite and extra pillows or blankets only a request away. The setting of the B&B is magical overlooking a stunning Lough where in the evenings we strolled along the shoreline enjoying the total peace & tranquillity. Fountain House is ideally situated, with beautiful walks and cycle journeys on the doorstep. Cork City is about a 1/2 hour drive away but the countryside around Macroom is gorgeous and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area. Would we stay here again - DEFINITELY in fact we have booked for July already!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank SiobhanJ19
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Our rowing club has been travelling to cork for 5/6 years staying with Breda and pat in fountain house and will certainly be back again this year. Fountain house provides comfortable, clean accomodation with on site parking, huge gardens and a lake for swimming (weather permitting)! Breda serves fab home made breakfasts and evening meals. I call fountain house my home from in cork. Breda goes above and beyond the call of duty, whether it's providing washing/drying facilities for wet rowing gear or providing more than enough food for hungry athletes. I highly recommend fountain house, your every need will be met.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Karen B
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Walking into the Fountain House was like coming home. Breda is there running about taking care of her guests just as well as she takes care of her own children, (who were completely adorable by the way). She made, hands down, the BEST irish breakfast I had throughout my entire tour of southern Ireland, and this fact alone makes staying at this B&B worth the trip. Breda's Parents, Brendan and Cathleen are also outstanding people who were so full of life, and I would like to thank them once again for their hospitality. The property sits on the River Lee with a beautiful view of the farmlands across the way (seriously feels like the shire). The building is a little rough around the edges, but I've stayed in nicer places that had terrible hosts (either rude or unattentive) which left a sour taste in my mouth. Like I said, it's like coming home, you feel so welcome and relaxed that I guarantee you will be thoroughly satisfied.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Shane S
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

I had a very enjoyable stay at Fountain House B&B, the setting is right on the river Lee, gorgeous. I had a wonderful time with the proprietor Breda, she was very welcoming, warm personality, and the Irish breakfast was fabulous. Picturesque country setting.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Maureen S
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Reviewed 5 April 2014

Great family run b&b, amazing welcome with no request too much trouble.....travel cot, early start, veggie breakfast...I would highly recommend fountain house for any travellers to the Cork area. Well placed for cycling/walking tourists and Cork city. I will definitely be back.

Stayed: July 2013
Thank Julescoxcampbell
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Additional Information about Fountain House B&B

Address: Fountain House Fountain House Fountain House Leeview | Cork Road, Macroom, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Macroom
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Macroom
Price Range: £60 - £73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highly recommended family run home. On the N22 Cork Kilarney road . 4 Km from Macroom town . Lackside reidence with magnificent landscaped gardens. Ground floor rooms, Private Parking. Warm Hositality. Extensive breakfast menu. Home Backing. Touring bace for Cork Blarnery, Killarney and bantry. Evening meals Bring your own wine. ... more   less 
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