About this listing
Dromforde gives you the privacy of 2 bedrooms, shower room, sitting room/dining room with own entrance but there is no self catering possible. Perfect for vacation or a work visit . Open WiFi access. We are, of course, on the Wild Atlantic Way
At Dromforde you can enjoy the real experience of an original West Cork Farmhouse. We are just a family house with two comfortable bedrooms.
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.
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 room with wood burning stove to relax in after your day out seeing what this area has to offer.
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 best fresh fruit salad, fresh coffee, our home made bread, marmalade and preserves with, of course, our own Dromforde honey and eggs from our own Dromforde Chickens!
You can also have locally produced bacon, sausages with our own eggs (€5) or lovely Buttermilk Pancakes with crisp streaky bacon with maple syrup (€5). What better way to start the day!
While we have a dog and two cats we promise you wont see them unless you want to! If you suffer from associated pet allergies, sadly we might not be the best place for you to stay.
Hope to see you
Brigid and Bill
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 private use.
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 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 you can make the most of your stay with us.
What's On in the area:
Market every Friday with Bric a Brac in Bantry 10k away.
Farmer's market every Sunday in Schull with excellent local produce.
West Cork Literary festival (phone number hidden)
Bantry Chamber Music festival (phone number hidden)
Bantry Walking Festival (phone number hidden)
We have a bus stop on the main bus route to Cork etc. 0.8k from us at the end of our road. We can collect you from buses if required.
Other Things to Note
There is a good election of restaurants nearby and we will happily drive you to and from ( small charge) so you can enjoy that very good bottle of wine.
Dromforde is 10 k from Bantry and 12 K from Ballydehob
Sat Nav: Lat: (phone number hidden), Long: (phone number hidden).
Have a look for us on Google 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' about 10mins 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.
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. We want you to enjoy our home as we do.
I am afraid that we cannot normally take bookings of over 2 week but please contact us for details, Thank you.