2017 Award Winners B&B OF THE YEAR 2017

Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge, Durrus, Co Cork

Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge

The true Irish B&B - where genuine hospitality combines with good, simple food and a desire for guests to be really comfortable and have the best possible experience of the area - is an absolute gem. Add a scenic location - as at this one - and guests are in heaven.

It’s hard to say where the main appeal is at Julia Bird and Mike Hegarty’s lovely B&B. Is it the stunning sea and mountain views, or the laid back comfort of this delightful (and pet friendly) house?

Maybe it’s the food - which includes dinner by arrangement (seasonal seafood banquets are a speciality), or is it the warm and slightly quirky personalities of the hosts themselves? (They are former owners of the nearby Tin Pub, which says it all.)

The answer, of course, is that the key to the magic of this place is an inspired mix of all of these elements, with true hospitality at its heart. A day out sailing? No bother. A winter weekend spent dog training (Mike is a certified trainer)? All part of the fun.

Except for brash luxury, perhaps, this terrific B&B on the Sheep’s Head peninsula has everything. As they say themselves: “Our house is your house, Relax and Enjoy”. Simply wonderful.

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Carbery Cottage Guest Lodge

Durrus, Co. Cork
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. Outstanding Location, building or atmosphere Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
With well-maintained gardens, plenty of parking and beautiful views, this purpose-built B&B and adjoining self-catering cottage creates a great first impression - and a warm welcome extends to your four-legged friends too. Owners Mike Hegarty and ...

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