The accommodation at Bantry House is not just a hotel, B&B or guesthouse. It is an escape from the norm: “a slice of heaven” as one of our guests put it. From check in to check out you are looked after by Sophie the General Manager and her staff. The 6 rooms in the East Wing of the house are all overlooking the glorious 19th century Italianate garden with the fountain and 100 steps leading up to the woodland. All created and designed by the 2nd Earl of Bantry, Sophie’s ancestor.
Rooms are furnished with silk curtains, Irish woollens and some period furniture. All rooms are ensuite with heated floors and towel rails. When the main rooms of the house close to visitors, overnight guests are given access to the grand Library with fires lit and magazines and books available. Help yourself to a drink from the honesty bar or take a fellow guest on in billiards or snooker in the Billiards Room. Breakfast is served on the ground floor of the wing with a generous buffet of fruits, yogurts, cheeses and scones as well as cooked to order from the kitchen.
You can also book a private tour, some treats ahead of your arrival or afternoon tea served in the Library.