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The West Cork Farmhouse - Style, Charm and Peace
The West Cork Farmhouse - Style, Charm and Peace

Entire home/apt

3 guests

2 bedrooms

3 beds

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About this listing

Dromforde offers you beauty and style. While Dromforde offers you your own appartment space we are only a B and B. Dromforde gives you the privacy of 2 very comfortable bedrooms, private shower room and WC, sitting room/dining room with wood burning stove, with your own private entrance. There are beautiful gardens. We are around to help in any way we can. Perfect for vacation or a work visit with open WiFi access.
There is Nespresso coffee and tea making, there are no cooking facilities.

The space

Dromforde is truly a place to pause and tarry awhile, relax, breathe and let Ireland come to you. We hope you will enjoy the real experience of an original West Cork Farmhouse in exceptional style and charm surrounded by the beautiful furnishings gathered by Brigid and Bill through a life's work in design and decor. We are just a family house but offer you part of our beautiful home. We hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do.We are of course on the very best part of the Wild atlantic Way!

Dromforde has been sympathetically restored with its exposed beams and low ceilings maintaining its integral history and character.

We Have been featured in both '25 Most Beautiful Homes' and House and Homes' magazines which featured the house and gardens.

You will have a separate entrance and stair case to your own private landing giving off to one room in which we can either give you a double bed (6' wide) or twin beds and another beautiful little single bedroom. This room will be ideal for a third member of your group, or a child. Between these rooms is the shower and WC. We only let the rooms together

You have your own private sitting / dining room with wood burning stove to relax in after your day out seeing what this lovely part of Ireland has to offer, this is where we serve you breakfast.

Sadly we now realize that the architectural age of Dromforde does not make it a safe place for crawling babies or Toddlers.

We have had guests from all over the world and really welcome the mix of ideas and cultures they bring to us

We both enjoy cooking and eating and will promise you a good breakfast with the very best fresh fruit salad, fresh coffee or tea, our home made bread, marmalade and preserves with, of course, our own honey.

You can also have locally produced bacon, sausages with our own eggs (€7) or a platter of our lovely gluten free Buttermilk Pancakes with grilled crispy streaky bacon with maple syrup (€7). What better way to start the day!

While we have two dogs and two cats we promise you wont see them unless you want to! At all times we keep them out of the areas we use for our guests. If you suffer from associated pet allergies, sadly we might not be the best place for you to stay.

Hope to see you and welcome you to Dromforde
Brigid and Bill

Guest access

You have your own front door. There is a sitting room/ dining room with wood burning stove all for your private use. 2 Bedrooms (1 twin/double and 1 single, but only ever let as a whole) and bathroom off your own private landing for your use only.
I am sorry but we have no wheel chair access to the bedrooms as the house is very old and has been restored in it's original style..

Interaction with guests

We are available all the time but leave our guests to their own privacy. We need to make sure that our guests have what they need and will be delighted to share our knowledge of the area so they can make the most of their stay with us.

Other things to note

There is a good selection of restaurants nearby (We can help you book tables in the holiday season, July and August) and we will happily drive you in so you can enjoy that very good bottle of wine.

Dromforde is 10 k from Bantry and 12 K from Ballydeho(URL HIDDEN)Sat Nav: Lat: (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN), Long: -(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).(URL HIDDEN)Post Code P75 XY9(URL HIDDEN)Have a look for us on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) Earth!

Why you should come to West Cork?:
There is beauty everywhere, the serenity, the extraordinary constantly changing relationship between the sky, weather, land and sea.

There is a friendly welcome guaranteed for you here. West Cork is used to visitors from all over the world.

Only 15k away is Bantry Golf Course ( an absolute gem), Riding, Fishing (sea,river and lake) are also nearby.We also have sailing schools at Bantry, Schull and Adrigole.

We have some of the best walking you can imagine with breath taking views especially down on the Beara Peninsula.

Visit our excellent food and craft markets on Friday, Saturday and in the summer Sunday as well. The Friday market in Bantry has masses of bric-a-brac and there are several interesting second hand Treasure Troves to explore as well.

Bantry House with it's stunning location overlooking Bantry Bay is open to the public. The Bantry Demesne has been in the White family since the mid 1700's.

For gardeners: follow the Garden Trail through the summer and visit some of the most interesting gardens in W Cork. Also, don't miss Garnish Island: One man's dream of an Island Garden. You are taken there by boat and also visit the seal colony.

Carmel Somers runs one of Ireland's best cookery Schools at 'The Good Things Cafe' in Skibbereen about 20mins from us.

Take some time out, stay with us in Dromforde, and become enchanted by West Cork.

West cork Music Festival June 26th - July 4th
West Cork Literary Festival July 12th-18th
Bantry BBQ festival August 1st-3rd
Wild Atlantic Golf Classic, Bantry GC August 1st & 2nd
Masters of Tradition Music Festival August 19th -23rd
Bantry Agricultural Show Sept 6th
West Lodge Hotel Fastnet Car Rally October 24th -26th

We would very much appreciate it if you could check in best between 4.00pm and 6.00pm, thank you and we look forward to sharing our home with you.

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check In: 4PM - 6PM
Check Out: 11AM
Pet Owner: Dog(s) and cat(s)
Room type: Entire home/apt
Self check-in: Host greets you


Extra people: 48 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 11%
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House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 6PM

We would ask our guests to respect our home. We ask that food is eaten at the breakfast table and not on the easy chairs. There are no facilities for self catering. We want you to enjoy our home as we do.

I am afraid that we cannot normally take bookings of over 2 weeks but please contact us for details, Thank you.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

1 night minimum stay

69 Reviews

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P User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful place to stay, only ten minutes from Bantry Bay, but feels so secluded and special. The apartment is gorgeous and Bill and Brigid are the perfect hosts. I had the best night's sleep here, too, with comfy beds, peace and quiet, and then a delightful breakfast to wake up to. Highly recommended!
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
Hi Philippa Many thanks, your stay with us was very good. We look forward to your return when you read your own story as part of the Fish Anthology! Best wishes Bii
July 2017

Calim User ProfileCalim is a superhost.
July 2017
Brigid and Bill's home is absolutely magical. Picture perfect it was the best base from which to explore this magical coast. The house is surrounded by a mature beautiful garden and rolling hills. Inside were all the personal touches and heaps of charm, that made it such a idyllic place to stay. The cottage is a simple rustic retreat, but with great fast wifi and genuinely thoughtful things left for guests, Such as guides for the area (though Bill knows all the top places!) and delicious homemade breakfasts. This stay went beyond our expectations and really made us feel at home. We can't wait to return.
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
Thanks Calim, I am so glad that you enjoyed your day at Barley Cove and lunch at O'Sullivans. It does it evrytime for us. It was lovely to meet you and Mum and hope that we will meet again either in Edinburgh or here is West Cork.Best wishes to you and Pat Bill and Brigid
July 2017

Dromforde is an exquisitely appointed home with an air of tranquility, a stunning garden and charming hosts. It is within driving distance of the myriad attractions that West Cork offers. Breakfast has to be seen to be believed. An unforgettable experience. Highly recommended due to the accommodating yet unobtrusive care provided by Bill and Bridget–we hardly knew they were there.
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
GLoria You are too kind as it was just as good a time for us while you stayed with us. Thank you for all the kind gifts you brought us and we look forward to further vistas from you Bill and Brigid
July 2017

Jean User Profile
June 2017
Our time in Brigid and Bill's was fantastic. Both my boyfriend and I will be sure to be back. It was a lovely break away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The area surrounding the house was very beautiful and ideal for a cycling holiday. Bill made us a fantastic breakfast each morning which we would highly recommend. The house itself was stunningly decorated and maintained the traditional elements of an old Irish Country House.
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
Thanks so much Jean, you are a lovely couple and a total pleasure to be with. See you soon we hope Best wishes to Eamon
June 2017

Ruth User Profile
May 2017
It's a beautiful quiet and scenic location. You have an area of the house to yourself. The breakfast is excellent. Communication with bill and Brigid is excellent and they are very accomodating. We loved our stay. Ruth and Ciaran
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
Hi Ruth Many thanks for your kind comments. I i have only just seen them as we have had a few days away. It was such a good time having you to stay with us and do hope to see you again when you come back to Bantry next time. Bill
May 2017

Italia User Profile
August 2016
What a delightful place and couple. We arrived around 5 P.M. and found we were to stay in our own little apartment. The apartment has a nice living room, dinning room on the first floor and right outside the door there is a beautiful flower garden, and upstairs a small hallway, and the most comfortable bedroom and bathroom. The place is clean and elegantly decorated. Our experience was relaxing and made more wonderful by the kindness and wonderful conversation offered by Bridgit and Bill. We highly recommend this woderful place and people.
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
Thank you Italia, It was lovely having you and Allan to stay during your cycling holiday of Ireland. We were both in total respect for you. I hope that you left a little more rested. I will keep in touch wiith you to let you know how the Boron works with us. It was all very interesting, thank you, Best wishes Bill and Brigid
August 2016

David User Profile
August 2016
I can not recommend Brigid and Bill enough! It felt like a stay in a 5 star hotel mixed with visiting your grandparents. The accommodation is superb and the breakfast will set you up for the day. Brigid and Bill told us about some many place we would have missed with out them and even helped with our route to our next stop.
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
Hi David Such Kind words, we thank you. It was such a pleasure to have you stay with us and allow us to share a little in your honeymoon. Brigid and I wish you every happiness and let your road be easy and let the wind be always on your back and the walls never too high, Best wishes Bill and Brigid
August 2016

Bantry, IrelandJoined in May 2013
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We love this area and we love living with the history of a West Cork farmhouse. We enjoy walking with our dog and nothing 'detoxes' the mental system and feeds the spirit better than a walk on a wild, stormy beach.
Living in the countryside puts us in touch with the passing of the seasons and the beautiful, ever changing, range of colours on the hills in front of Dromforde tell the time of the year to us.
Bill plays Golf at Bantry, the most friendly club you couild wish for and with views to die for.
We both garden, Bill tends to do the planting while Brigid does the weeding but we both share the pleasure of eating all the fruit and veg that we grow. We hope that you will enjoy our garden while you stay with us.

We keep bees and our chickens give the eggs for your breakfast!

Brigid is an avid reader while Bill is the typical 'Shed man', mending making or just tinkering in his workshop.

We both wish to welcome you to Dromforde will try and give you the very best time while being our guest in Dromforde.

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