Blairscove House

Bantry, County Cork
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Blairscove House
Bantry, County Cork

Blairscove House: Cork

Rooms & Houses
The accommodation consists of four apartments which are situated around the courtyard of a Georgian House, consisting of 3 x one bed-roomed (double) and one x 2 bed-roomed (twin and double)

There is also a cottage on the grounds that sleeps 8 guests in 5 bedrooms.

Blairscove One
A traditional two-storey house with stone fireplace and comfortable furniture. Comforts of bygone times complimented by modern bedrooms and kitchens. Sleeps 4 * Dishwasher * Washer/dryer * Hairdryer * Microwave * TV * DVD Player * Stereo system * Oven and four burner electric hob * Oil Central Heating * Telephone * Open Fire *

Blairscove Two
The second of Blairscove's holiday rentals is a contemporary duplex apartment in the courtyard with spectacular views over the bay - the perfect self catering apartment for a holiday in West Cork. Sleeps 2 * Dishwasher * Microwave * TV * Video * Stereo system * Hairdryer * Telephone * Oil Central Heating * Cast Iron Stove * Oven, 4 burner electric hob * Laundry room is available

Blairscove Three
Situated in the old smoke house on the left of the courtyard, this traditional two storey house surprises with its modern and spacious interior. Sleeps 2/3 * Dishwasher * Electric heating * Telephone * TV * DVD player * Gas fire * Hairdryer * Stereo system * 4 burner gas hob, oven * Fridge * Microwave * A laundry room is available.

Blairscove Four
Above the restaurant, this lofty studio apartment has fabulous views: from both the sitting room and the bedroom you can see across the Sheeps Head peninsula. Sleeps 2 * Telephone * TV * Open Fire * Electric Heating * Hairdyer * Laundry room is available * DVD and stereo system * Microwave * Fridge * Oven and two burner electric hob

All the accommodation can be rented on a self catering basis from Saturday to Saturday.

The Cottage
Situated on the Blairscove estate the cottage stands in its own grounds with direct access to the sea. This spacious 4 star house is perfect for the larger family and has every modern convenience. A perfect combination offering the freedom of a self-catering holiday and the amenity of a restaurant nearby. Housekeeping can be arranged. Sleeps 8 * Dishwasher * Washer/dryer * Microwave * TV * DVD * Stereo System and Ipod docking station * Hairdryer * Telephone * 1 x Open Fire * 1 x Gas Fire * Gas Central Heating.

Renovated to the highest standard, furnished with a mix of antique and modern furniture, decorated with bric-a-brac and original pieces of art, the rooms are quirky and quaint.

From €415- €1.265 per unit per week.

The Restaurant

High beamed like a church the dining room, converted from the former stables, is headed by a wood burning grill where meats are cooked over ambers. Open for dinner from mid March to the end of October Tuesday to Saturday.

Sitting on a promontory jutting out into Dunmanus Bay is Blairscove House. Surrounded by 4.5 acres of lawns and gardens, Blairscove is the ideal place to spend a few relaxing days.

Built around 1760, adjacent to ancient fortifications guarding the West Cork coastline, it saw a succession of fifty owners over the next 200 years. Since 1972 however, it remained in the hands of the same family and Philippe and Sabine De Mey, the present owners, have continued the work their parents began.

The finely restored courtyard with cobbled paths, lily pond, shrubs and flowers has become the centre of it all. The former out houses contain four beautiful guest apartments as well as the restaurant, with its magnificent dining room converted from the old stable block.

For the active, the Mizen Peninsula's sandy beaches are just a short drive away and the Sheep's Head peninsula boasts miles and miles of scenic walks. Bantry, Schull, Ballydehob and Skibbereen with their festivals, pubs, shops and restaurants offer plenty of action, not forgetting the golf courses of Bantry and Glengariffe which are amongst the most scenic you will ever play.

The pace is slow, the people are friendly. Pubs are plentiful and the food is wholesome and fresh. Above all you will discover a place, which is cosmopolitan and sophisticated yet at the same time unspoilt and breathtakingly beautiful.

German, French and Dutch are spoken.

Durrus Location:

Situated on the coast of West Cork and just 6 miles from the wonderful town of Bantry - Durrus is renowned for its beauty and tranquility.


  • Bar onsite
  • Barbeque
  • Bath towels included
  • Beach very close
  • Breakfast available
  • Broadband Wi-Fi
  • Close to sea
  • Downstairs WC
  • Drying machine
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Family friendly
  • Fishing onsite / nearby
  • Golf
  • Golf nearby
  • Good for couples
  • Horse riding
  • Internet access
  • Linen included
  • Microwave
  • Nature walks
  • Open all year
  • Oven
  • Parking
  • Relaxation
  • Restaurant onsite
  • Sea view
  • Shops nearby
  • Short breaks
  • Shower
  • Washing machine
  • Watersports
Blairscove House: Please share your stay experience
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October 2020
"WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!'
simply CAN NOT fault Blairscove in any way, shape or form. It is an experience, even the entrance into the venue is amazing. The staff are amazing, so professional, welcoming and knowledgeable of the menu.

It is just amazing. The food is insane. It was honestly the nicest meal I ever had!!!!!!!! Will definitely be returning.

Caters for dietary restrictions....I'm celiac and have never had soooooo much choice on all three courses. The range of non-alcoholic drinks is really impressive!!!!

It's just the most beautiful setting and really was superb. I most commend all the staff, the kitchen staff are just geniuses!!!!!!

It should be a 7star dining experience!!!! I had the steak, my partner had the lamb for mains, cooked to perfection.....wanted to lick the plates!!!! So so so good!!!! Portions sizes were fab.
September 2020

Had the privilege of a food tasting with Blairs Cove House ahead of our upcoming wedding. The food is of the highest quality. Ann, Chris and their team are so professional and accommodating. Cannot wait for the big day!!
September 2020
Amazing as always!
My husband and I stayed here for 2 nights with our 3 month old baby. We stayed in the Coach House which has a spectacular view from a huge window. We try to visit the restaurant every year, but it was our first time staying on site, and it was lovely to only have a short walk to the restaurant. The breakfast on both mornings was delicious, with the crepes being a standout for both of us. We ate in the restaurant on one of the nights, and as always it was just perfect. The buffet starter and dessert felt very safe as a member of staff put whatever food you wanted on the plates, and there was a great selection on both, I’m still dreaming about the chocolate tart. My husband had the beef which was juicy and tender, I had the lamb which was extremely tasty. There were plenty of sides also - potatoes, chips, veg, bread. They have a big selection of cocktails, and I was very impressed with the non alcoholic cocktail selection as I am currently not drinking alcohol. The staff were all amazing, with an excellent piano player in the background. Ann & Woody have put a lot of work in to make everyone feel safe while still maintaining the usual atmosphere in this fantastic restaurant. Looking forward to next years visit already!!
September 2020
"Magical Place"
Myself and my Husband spent a night in the most Magical Place called Blairscove, near Durrus in West Cork. Firstly, when we arrived we were shown to our Accommodation. It was a self-contained Mezzanine attached to the Main house, backing onto the walled garden at the back and overlooking the most beautiful and breathtaking view of the bay. It was perfect. Even when we lay in bed we were looking out over this spectacular view. We dined in the Restaurant that night and it was a wonderful experience. Even though they were constricted by the Covid regulations, it did not affect our experience. The Buffet Starter was excellent with lots of choice. I had Sole Meunière which was served with straight from the garden vegetables, just delicious, my husband had the lamb which was equally delicious. Buffet desserts were mouth watering. Excellent wines and the service friendly and unhurried. We were greeted warmly by the Owner initially and it carried all the way through.

The following morning our breakfast( that we had pre-ordered the night before) was delivered to our beautiful Mezzanine by another member of the friendly staff. Again, everything was beautiful and freshly cooked to order. We were very slow to leave this beautiful magical place and we will definitely be
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