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Liss Ard Estate

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Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Liss Ard Estate
Castletownshend Road, Skibbereen Co Cork
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Tel: +353 28 40000

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This stunning 200-acre West Cork property just outside Skibbereen town offers everything you could wish for in a holiday destination, all in one beautiful package.
  • Boat Trips
  • Cookery Classes
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing)
  • Fishing (Sea Angling nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Meditation
  • Mountain Biking nearby
  • Scuba Diving (nearby)
  • Spa (Other)
  • Tennis
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Water Sports
  • Yoga
  • Banqueting
  • Beauty - Massage
  • Beauty - Treatments
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Children's Kids Club
  • Children's Playground
  • Children's Playroom
  • Conference Venue
  • Dogs - good walking nearby (offlead)
  • Dogs permitted - no charge
  • Dogs permitted - staying in outhouse / kennel
  • Family Friendly
  • Heli-Pad
  • Location - Beach <5km
  • Location - By a lake
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Smoking Area
  • Smoking Area Covered
  • Wedding Venue
  • Contemporary Irish
  • Traditional Irish
  • Attractive Views
  • Budget Meals (€21-35/£14-23 pp 3-courses, not inc. dr
  • Coeliac Friendly
  • Informal
  • Old World / Traditional
  • Organic Produce used (mainly)
  • Romantic
  • Vegetarian Friendly (always at least 1 starter & 1 main course)

Liss Ard Estate

This stunning 200-acre West Cork property just outside Skibbereen town offers everything you could wish for in a holiday destination, all in one beautiful package.


At its heart is the elegant 19th century Liss Ard Country House, which may surprise first time visitors with its fresh contemporary style. Alongside, a converted stable block includes some rooms with private gardens that are particularly well suited to family groups – and, set in woodlands nearby, a ten-bedroomed Victorian Dower house overlooking a 50-acre lake is available for exclusive use.


Outstanding features that will put Liss Ard firmly at the top of the shortlist for a West Cork break include the extensive grounds, activities to interest all ages and a holistic family-friendly philosophy.


Even aside from the many organised activities (including cycling, kayaking, fishing, bathing and Oisin Kids’ Club, for 4-year old upwards, also baby-sitting and nanny services for tinies) there’s simply masses of space for kids to let off steam, and indoor activities for wet days are focused on creative play.


The 150 acres of gardens – which include the artist James Turrell’s fascinating Irish Sky Garden, ‘The Crater’, which can be visited as part of a daily tour – are open to the public and offer trails, woodland walks and a series of garden rooms.


And then there is the food... With a commitment to using ingredients from local and artisan producers, meals include occasional communal dinners where residents and non-resident diners mix together and enjoy the bounty of land and sea together. Breakfast, served until 10.30 every day, offers delicious homemade breads and scones to accompany choices such as Eggs Benedict or the Full Irish.


Organic gardening courses are planned for the walled gardens, and there’s masses to do in the surrounding area too, with West Cork Artisan picnics available for days out.


Although most obviously appealing as a holiday destination, Liss Ard also hosts musical events, makes a lovely venue for weddings and family get-togethers and is very suitable for business and conferences, especially off season.

Conference/banqueting 40/60; free broadband wifi, meeting rooms, business centre, secretarial services. Rooms 15, Approval pending. (1 suite, 2 junior suites, 2 family 4 ground floor; 6 bath & separate shower, 4 bath/ shower, 5 shower only; all no smoking.) B&B €75pps (€55 low season); ss €30. No lift. Room service (limited hours). Children welcome (under 12s free sharing parents’ room, cot available free of charge, baby sitting arranged, kids club, playground, play room); dogs by arrangement (outside). Self catering also available. Dining Room seats 40 (private room 20; outdoor dining, 10.) D daily 7-9.30; 2/3 course D €25/32.50. House wines from €17.50 sc discretionary (12% on groups of 8+) Children welcome before 7.30. Non-residents welcome by reservation. Closed November. Diners, MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 13-07-2014
Author: Georgina Campbell

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N71 from Cork or Killarney. Liss Ard is 8km outside Skibbereen on the Tregumna Road.

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