My husband and I decided to splurge for one night of our UK/Ireland trip and we couldn't have been happier with the Bantry House. Staying at the Bantry House was like experiencing part of history. Our room was quite large and faced the front of the house and Bantry Bay. The room was elegantly decorated, the bed was incredibly comfortable and the bathroom was by far the nicest I've experienced while traveling. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the grounds, which are beautifully maintained, and exploring the house on our own. Although one could walk into town or the Bay from the house, the walk was down a long dark road and we ultimately felt safer driving. Later that night we explored the library which was breathtaking; we even attempted that evening to sit by the fireplace to relax, but ultimately the cold from such a large room brought us back to our room. We loved walking around the rest of the house the next day - included in the price of the room - and appreciated seeing what an amazing part of history the Bantry house is. Kudos to whoever made our breakfast the next morning...it was delicious!
Overall, a magical stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The bed and breakfast at Bantry House has 6 rooms and is located in the main house just off the library in the east wing. We offer 4 double rooms and 2 twin rooms all ensuite, non-smoking and with beautiful views of the garden. Two of our double rooms also look out over Bantry Bay. Breakfast is served on the ground floor offering a buffet selection of fruits, local cheeses and cured meats and cereal and cooked to order breakfast from the kitchen. Guests have exclusive use of a billiard room and can pour themselves a drink from the honesty bar and relax with a book in the library beside the fire. Guests can also visit the other main rooms of the house and the formal garden. A guided tour with Sophie Shelswell-White the General Manager and daughter of the owner can be arranged in advance by request. Guests can also book afternoon tea served in the library or outside in the garden. There is also a small day time room service menu available and drinks and treats on arrival can be arranged. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bantry House Bed And Breakfast
- Bantry House Hotel Bantry