Garden Paradise

What a wonderful place!
Must be one of the best residences in West Cork. I have no natural empathy for interior design/decor but even I can see the attention to detail. By contrast I am a fanatical gardener and it’s been an absolute pleasure to wander around the grounds. It’s a joy to me to see that you recovered so many unusual specimen trees and shrubs – presumably from a fairly overgrown state. I can see newer plantings of interesting varieties. Must look particularly great in April/ May and I’d love to come again then. Lastly adults and children alike have enjoyed swimming in the river!

Martin (Pembrokeshire)

Historic Delight

Dear Alan
Our stay at your wonderful Glengarriff Lodge far exceeded our expectations.
Your fine restoration work of this historic building is stunning. The quality of all the fittings and furnishings were excellent and so well chosen. We only realised the historic significance of this house after visiting Bantry House. We have stayed all over the world and this was up there as one of the best. We hope to be able to return in the future.

Claire and Graham (Florida)

Birthday Treat

Dear Alan
How can we begin to tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at Glengarriff Lodge.
A House full of Love and the most wonderful place to have spent my birthday. Only people who really care about people could have created such a wonderful place. The time we spent here will stay in our hearts for ever looking forward to staying again next summer. A big thank you for looking after us.
Our very best regards,
Keith, Donna, Ben and Isabella

Fantastic Honeymoon

We Spent a week here for our honeymoon and had a fantastic time!
Not only is the setting second to none but the house itself met all our expectations and more. A fabulous location, can’t say enough positive things…
Daragh and Michelle

Special Offers

Glengarriff Lodge is delighted to announce our pre-Christmas sale!

We’re offering an amazing €1000 off our Christmas and New Years packages! The discount is applicable for any week booked over the holiday season.

Contact us immediately here to book…

Offer is on a first come first served basis…

Luxury Self Catering West Cork

If you’re looking for a unique luxury break in West Cork – Glengarriff Lodge is the place for you.

Self Catering Luxury

The lodge is set on an amazing private 50 acre woodland estate in the ancient oak woodlands of Glengarriff. Originally it was built as a hunting lodge and showpiece for the Earl of Bantry. The Earl chose the site carefully and then diverted the Glengarriff River to created a 2 acre island for the lodge.

Recently refurbished to a luxury standard by the current owners, the Lodge has 4 bedrooms and can accommodate 8 adults with ease. There’s plenty of living space, with a large open plan kitchen / dining area, a separate sitting room with open fire and a spacious conservatory overlooking the river. The Lodge is a beautiful blend of luxurious comfort and the historic. Literary luminaries such as Wordsworth and Thackery were guests of the Earl.

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Garnish Island Glengarriff

Garnish Island (also confusingly called Ilnacullin Island) is nestled in Glengarriff harbour in the famous Bantry Bay. Garnish Island benefits from the gulf stream is an amazing garden. The gardens are spectacular and the highlight is the Italian Garden. It is the ideal venue for a day out with a picnic, with walks, gardens, a cafe and even a Martello tower looking out over the bay.


The island is accessed by a short ferry ride and there are three ferries in operation – One from the Blue Pool , The Ferry from the Glengarriff Pier and a small intimate ferry from Shrone pier. The cost of the trip is between €8 and €12 which doesn’t include the entry ticket to the Island (althought this is an annoyance – I would highly reccommend this as one of the best trips in West Cork).

There’s a very tame seal colony in the harbour and each ferry will stop and allow you to see the seals – when the pups are learning to fend for themselves is probably the most interesting time of the year.

Glengarriff Lodge offers luxury self catering accommodation in Glengarriff – Contact us now here to enquire on availability at the Lodge

Glengarriff Woods

Glengarriff Lodge is adjacent to the spectacular Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve. The woods are nestled in the shelter of the glen, between the Caha mountains and the beautiful harbour of Glengarriff. The Nature Reserve is approximately 300 Ha and is comprised of mixed woodlands. The dominant habitat is old oak woodland and the woods form one of the best examples of oceanic sessile oak woodland in Ireland, being rated second only in importance to the Killarney oakwoods.


In other areas of the wood young woodland has been planted to regenerate areas which have been cleared of non-native conifers over the last few years. The Nature Reserve is part of the much larger Glengarriff Harbour & Woodlands Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

At one time the woods were part of Lord Bantry’s estate, but they were handed over to the State in 1955 for forestry purposes. However in 1991, the woods were designated as a Nature Reserve and the woodland is now owned and managed by National Parks and Wildlife Service primarily for conservation and amenity purposes.

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Self Catering Luxury in West Cork

Glengarriff Lodge is an exclusive self catering property nestled in Glengarriff Woods. The lodge was originally built by the Earls of Bantry and has recently been refurbished tastefully so that it can accommodate eight adults in comfort. If you are looking for that special getaway Glengarriff Lodge is an oasis of peace and tranquility.

The Lodge

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West Cork Chamber Music Festival Accomodation

The West Cork Chamber Music festival runs from Saturday 30 June – Sunday 8 July this year (2007). It’s one of the highlights of the classical music calendar in Ireland and is held in the beautiful Bantry House. The programme includes many stars of the Irish classical world including The Vanbrugh String Quartet, Mary Hegarty, Catherine Leonard and a host of international stars.
For those looking for exclusive accommodation for the festival Glengarriff Lodge is an ideal choice. Originally built for the Earls of Bantry and visited by Wordsworth and Thackery the newly renovated lodge is the ideal luxury hideaway for the discerning music lover. Contact us here


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