The House

to Glengarriff Lodge

The House is a most enchanting thatched cottage – now with all ‘mod cons’! It was originally built as a hunting lodge for the Earls of Bantry and was known locally as ‘Lord Bantry’s Lodge’.

Carefully restored to a high standard, this captivating residence is now a unique self-catering destination and has everything one might reasonably expect in a luxurious country house (including free, high-speed, wireless broadband).

Unrivalled tranquillity of setting, period furniture, log fires and the easy elegance of this home create an atmosphere which is warm and welcoming throughout all seasons.

Explore each of the rooms in the Lodge below!


Step down from the kitchen into the magnificent double-glazed timber Conservatory, perfect for breakfast or a pre-dinner drink. From here you can truly appreciate your island setting with spectacular views along the river and across the wooded hills, whatever the weather. The conservatory has under-floor heating for year-round use and consists of an additional dining space, with hand-carved Kashmiri furniture; as well as a comfortable seating area. We have found that many of our guests spend much of their time in this part of the house. Double doors lead from the conservatory to the outside stone Patio, which overlooks the river. The Patio is equipped with a hardwood furniture set, sun loungers and a gas barbeque, perfect for long summer days and evenings – and ‘al fresco’ dining.

Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom is a light and spacious double bedroom with spectacular views over the river and grounds. A very large Burmese teak bed, Persian rugs and an interesting Korean temple chest give this upstairs room a sense of oriental opulence. This bedroom has toilet, shower and wash hand basin en-suite.

The Blue Bedroom

The Blue Bedroom is a lovely upstairs room, which can be configured with either twin beds or a double. This room has great views over the drive towards the main bridge and has toilet and wash hand basin en-suite.

Downstairs Bedroom

The Downstairs Bedroom is another large and comfortable double bedroom with views to the mountains. This room is en-suite with shower, heated towel rail, toilet and wash hand basin. Being downstairs this room is the most accessible and may suit those with moderate disability.

Sitting Room

The atmospheric and cosy sitting room is decorated in rich dark green and wood tones. With an open log fire and luxurious leather furnishings, evenings will slip gently by in conversation, reading from the well-stocked library or availing of the entertainment system which comprises a large plasma screen television, satellite system, DVD player, CD player, cassette player and radio.

Kitchen & Dining Room

The large Kitchen/Dining Room forms the centre of gravity of this home with a heated slate floor, oak beams, large sandstone fireplace and antique oak dining table. Enchanting views across the river and woodland add to the atmosphere. Let your inner chef loose in this hand crafted oak and granite kitchen which is well equipped with a gas fired professional range cooker, electric ovens, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, toaster and coffee maker. Designer crockery and utensils and place settings for twelve people make this cooks’ kitchen perfect for entertaining in style.

The Green Bedroom

The Green Bedroom is another ample and cosy double bedroom with a lovely westward view over the gardens to the mountains. This upstairs room contains a wash hand basin and is directly across the hall from the main bathroom.


The Bathroom has been designed with luxury in mind. Pamper yourself unashamedly in this elemental space. Marble, wood, steel and water combine to offer a haven within a haven from which to emerge ready for anything. The bathroom has a free standing bath, heated towel rail, shower, toilet and wash hand basin.


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