Blairscove House is one of the jewels of wild West Cork, a beautifully restored Georgian country house with cobbled courtyard, accommodation and a restaurant housed inside a spacious, stone-built former barn. The food is famous, the setting is magical, with views out over majestic Dunmanus Bay.
Blairscove House is situated on the picturesque inlet of Dunmanus Bay in West Cork on the Wild Atlantic Way. Not touched by mass tourism, it appeals to visitors who want to get away ‘far from the madding crowd,’ yet desire premium facilities in terms of service and food, with home from home comforts in terms of welcome and accommodation.
Around the courtyard of a Georgian House, beautifully restored with cobbled paths, shrubs and flowers, are the restaurant and four stylish suites or small apartments which can be rented on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis. Formerly a piggery, coach house and servants’ quarters, each suite is individually and very lovingly decorated with a quirky mix of contemporary and antique furnishings.
They also have another holiday cottage on Dunmanus Pier in West Cork, just 9 miles from Blairscove, in the direction of Mizen Head, again on the Wild Atlantic Way driving route.
The restaurant, on one side of the courtyard quadrangle, used to be the property’s stable building. 250 years old it is lofty, stone walled and black beamed with a magnificent chandelier as the central feature.
This beautiful part of West Cork is the perfect holiday destination for the discerning individual traveller and people travelling along the Wild Atlantic Way. A place not touched by mass tourism, it showcases the best of Ireland’s unspoilt beauty. Blairscove is ideally based for touring all the tourist attractions West Cork has to offer. There may not be much urban nightlife, but beautiful walks on the Sheeps Head and Mizen peninsulas are more than enough compensation.
The National Geographic Adventure magazine dubbed West Cork as the New Zealand of Europe!