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Ballylickey House

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Ballylickey House
Ballylickey, Bantry Bay Co Cork
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Built some 300 years ago by Lord Kenmare as a shooting lodge, and home to the Franco-Irish Graves family for five generations, this fine house enjoys a romantic setting overlooking Bantry Bay, and the current owner, Paco Graves, offers bed and breakfast here.
  • Croquet
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Water Sports
  • Dogs permitted - no charge
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
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  • Location - Scenic
  • Location - Waterside

Ballylickey House

Built some 300 years ago by Lord Kenmare as a shooting lodge, and home to the Franco-Irish Graves family for five generations, this fine house enjoys a romantic setting overlooking Bantry Bay, with moors and hills behind.


Many will remember it when it was run as a country house by the present owner’s parents, George and Christiane Graves, and known as Ballylickey Manor; since George and Christiane’s retirement their son Paco now operates it along simpler lines, offering bed and breakfast in both the main house and a number of cottages and chalets in the wonderful gardens which were laid out many years ago by Paco’s grandmother, Kitty.


Guests with a literary turn of mind will be interested to know that the poet Robert Graves was a great-great uncle of Paco’s, and visited the house on many occasions.

Small conferences (16). Rooms 6 (1 suite, 1 junior suites, 4 executive, 6 ground floor, all no smoking). B&B from €45 pps in cottage (from €65 in house), ss from €45; main house apartment from €250per night; special rates offered for longer lets. Unsuitable for children under 4 years (cot available); pets allowed in some areas by arrangement. Private parking. Garden, walking, fishing. Closed end Sept-Easter. MasterCard, Visa. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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On N71 between Bantry & Glengarriff.

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