About this listing
Dromforde offers you a beauty and style. Dromforde gives you the privacy of 2 very comfortable bedrooms, private shower room and WC, sitting room/dining room with wood burning stove and with your own private entrance, as well we are around to help in any way we can. Perfect for vacation or a work visit with open WiFi access. We are, of course, on the 'very best' part of the Wild Atlantic Way.
There is Nespresso coffee making and tea making but I'm afraid there are no cooking facilities.
Dromforde is truly a place to pause and tarry awhile, relax, breathe and let Ireland come to you. 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.
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 / 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 Dromforde honey and eggs from our own Dromforde Chickens!
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
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.
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.
Excellent Market in Skibbereen (20k) on Saturdays am
West Cork Literary festival 18.7.16 - 24.7.16
Master of Tradition music festival 17.8.16 - 21.8.16
Bantry Chamber Music festival 1.6.16 - 9.7.16
Bantry Walking Festival 4.6.16 - 5.6.16
We have a bus stop on the main bus 236 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 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.
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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.
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.
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.