Welcome to Glenlohane, a private historic house specializing in extended stay bed & breakfast and self-catering accommodation in Co. Cork, Ireland
Desmond, Melanie and their son, Gordon, run Glenlohane as an extremely private house with an air of friendly informality so unique to Irish Country House Bed and Breakfasts. Certainly not considered a ‘room for the night’ type of B&B, there are no public signs at the roadside to draw the attention of casual visitors. Guests are welcomed on a pre-arranged basis and know where they are going by the detailed directions in this web site. There are no public and private quarters as in a professional place and guests may use facilities of the entire house as if staying with friends.
There are family dogs and a cat in the background and animals play a large part of life at Glenlohane. Less than a quarter of a mile away, and still on the farm, is a Self Catering Cottage that can be rented on a weekly basis. Apart from farm animals, there are also horses, ponies, fantail pigeons and bantam hens in the traditional stable yard.
Whether it be at Glenlohane for B&B or Glenlohane Cottage for self catering, staying is for the discerning visitor who wishes to learn more about Ireland’s history and culture through personal contact with the owners. One is also well positioned for sightseeing throughout the Scenic Southwest of the country.
“I cannot think of a more elegant and friendly place to stay than Glenlohane when looking to tour the sights of the Scenic Southwest of Ireland. As a world traveller – this property ranks as one of the finest of its kind! Go there!”
Robert Walshe, Travel Broadcaster & Writer
Approved by The Irish Tourist Board, Recommended by Alastair Sawdays’ Special Places to Stay, Michelin Guide & a member of Hidden Ireland.
Your ideal base to see the South West
Virtually all of The Scenic Southwest’s major attractions lie within 1.5 hour’s drive of Glenlohane, or 50 – 60 miles, in any direction. They include: Cork, Bantry, Ring of Kerry, Adare, Blarney, Glengariff, Tralee, Cashel, Kinsale, Kenmare, Ballybunion, Cahir, Cobh, Killarney, Limerick and Lismore. The Cliffs of Moher are about a 2 hour’s drive but we know far better, non-touristy destinations that are more dramatic and quite private for you.
Glenlohane offers a comfortable and welcoming base from which to tour Ireland’s beautiful South West. We know the best places to go and the most pleasant routes to take. We’ll even help you to travel in style in a vintage car or perhaps you would like us to arrange a helicopter ride over the Kerry coast? Your stay at Glenlohane will be relaxing and comfortable and as we pride ourselves on our skills as hosts you can be assured that we will endeavour to help you to have the holiday of a lifetime at the pace that you prefer.
Come home each day to the comfort and style of the Glenlohane estate.
I cannot think of a more elegant and friendly place to stay than Glenlohane when looking to tour the sights of the Scenic Southwest of Ireland. As a world traveller – this property ranks as one of the finest of its kind!
Beautifully appointed room and bath, wish we could have stayed longer. Desmond, Melanie and Gordon were wonderful hosts and welcomed us into their home. We will look forward to returning to Glenlohane again.