dromforde from the gardenSouth facing terrace ( for breakfast?)
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

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 Band 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. 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 making and tea making but I'm afraid there are no cooking facilities.

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


Extra people: $46 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 11%
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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.

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

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.

The neighborhood

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

Getting around

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.

Dromforde is 10 k from Bantry and 12 K from BallydehoSat Nav: Lat: , Long: -.Post Code P75 XY9Have a look for us on 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.

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
May not be safe or suitable for children (0-12 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, including service fees.

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

2 nights minimum stay

64 Reviews

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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

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

Fiona User ProfileFiona is a superhost.
August 2016
My sister and I had the pleasure of spending two sun filled days at Brigid and Bills lovely West Cork farm house. Brigid and Bill are wonderful and attentive hosts, who did everything to make our stay enjoyable and interesting. Breakfasts, with home produced fare, and served by Bill were a treat. Although we are seasoned West Cork visitors, Bill recommended routes and places we would not otherwise have found. A super Airbnb experience!
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
Thanks Fiona As I said before a lovely time with you both. You know it makes being a host so easy with such easy guests staying with you! Thanks Bill
August 2016

Jennifer User Profile
August 2016
Bill and Brigid made us feel very welcome. Lovely, restful location. Peaceful and relaxed. Great hosts, and offered good suggestions for trips and sights to see. Unique location and home.
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
Thanks Jennifer, we look forward to you and Glen returning to West Cork Bill and Brigid Dromforde
August 2016

Maile User Profile
August 2016
Brigid and Bill were amazing hosts! Bill went more than the extra mile to help us find an authentic local music venue happening in the vicinity, even though we arrived rather late and it was a Monday evening... Thank you Bill! Breakfast was absolutely amazing---everything was delicious ---the homemade jams and creamy honey were just superb! We just loved our stay---wish it could have been longer! These two hosts know the area so well and were an absolute delight to talk with!
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Response from Brigid And Bill:
Thanks Maile It was lovely to have you George and of course your enchanting daughter Wilder to stay. Thank you for being so much fun for us. When you come again the shower instructions are now on the wall! Thanks for that as it is so easy to take for granted what one already knows and that it is the same for others. We hope that you come our way again for some more music! best wishes to you all Bill and Brigid
August 2016

George User Profile
August 2016
A magnificent b&b, our best stay in Ireland! The house is a real farmhouse, renovated and decorated with style; the location among the fields is calm and invigorating, but also close to the sights of the southwest; and Bill and Brigid are warm, helpful, nice persons. We are extremely happy to have met them and to have stayed at their place. Ours was an unforgettable experience there, one we hope to repeat in the future!

Bantry, Ireland · Joined 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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