Kilkern House B&B

Clonakilty B&B

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Kilkern House nestles in the heart of West Cork, an area of panoramic beauty on the edge of Kilkern Lake with splendid views of unspoilt countryside, miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. A warm welcome with complimentary drinks and snacks served on arrival awaits you at Kilkern House, a place of beauty and tranquility. John and Eleanor O'Donovan have been catering for guests at their award winning home and every effort is taken to ensure that guests have a delightful stay. At Kilkern House the well appointed guest bedrooms are en suite with television, hairdryer, electric blankets, luggage racks, complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee facilities. Each room has spectacular views of Kilkern lake which is 100 metres from the house, farmland, woods and beyond to the Atlantic Ocean. We have a selection of books available in our lounge for guests to enjoy. Free safe guest car park. Broadband internet access available. Home cooked is our specialty with a breakfast menu to suit the most discerning tastes and set you up for the day. Recommended in Le Guide du Routard. Winner of the CIE National Award of Excellence and Best Home Stay. Kilkern House is a non smoking area. Families Welcome.

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Kilkern House is located 5km from the Cathedral town of Rosscarbery and on the other side the market town of Clonakilty. Rathbarry is located close by, a picturesque village that has won many environmental awards and has been a winner in the National Tidy Towns competitions. Kilkern House is situated on a working farm where guests have the opportunity to observe Irish family farming close up. On the dairy farm guests may linger in our flower garden, enjoy a barbeque at the lakeside or have a stroll down our country lane to the local pub where you will meet the local people, join in a singsong or try your hand at a card game. You do not need to travel far to enjoy a funpacked holiday, golf courses, fishing, walking, beautiful beaches, friendly people, Irish music, good food and water sports are on our doorstep. All arrangements can be made for golfing, walking and horse riding on your behalf. Nearby is the birthplace of General Michael Collins, our national hero. The coastline is dotted with a host of sandy beaches, some are small sheltered coves while others are miles long with natural rock pools and fantastic cliff walks. While surfing is the latest leisure pursuit in the area, a leisurely swim can be enjoyed in some of our local Blue Flag Awarded beaches. Kilkern House is within driving distance of the Blarney Castle, Clonakilty Railway, Cobh Heritage Centre, Kinsale, Baltimore, Killarney and the Ring of Kerry.

Kilkern House is also located on the Wild Atlantic Way which is Ireland's first long-distance driving route. The route stretches from the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal to Kinsale in County Cork, it offers an opportunity to discover the rugged West Coast of Ireland.

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Local Attractions

Birthplace of Michael Collins - Woodfield
Model Railway Village - Clonakilty
Birthplace of O'Donovan Rossa The Fenian - Rosscarbery
Ilnacullin - Bantry
Barryscourt Castle - Carrigtwohill
Doneraile Wildlife Park - Doneraile
Fota Arboretum and Gardens - Fota Island
Charles Fort - Kinsale
Desmond Castle - Kinsale
Mitchelstown Cave - Mitchelstown
Millstreet Country park - Millstreet
Blarney Castle - Blarney
Fota Wildlife Park - Cork
Mallow Golf Club - Mallow

Local Festivals

Cork City Pops School Concerts - February
Cork City International Choral Festival - May
Cork City Mid-Summer Festival - June
Cork City Film Festival - October
Fermoy Feile Fhearmui - August
Mitchelstown Guinness Music Festival - August
Youghal Summertime Festival - June

How To Get Here

How To Get Here

Kilkern Farmhouse B&B is located on the coast 5km from both Rosscarbery and Clonakilty in the West of County Cork. Travel 4 miles West of Clonakilty on the N71 route, continue past the Pike Bar and take the signposted left hand turn for Rathbarry. Kilkern House is well signposted from this point and is situated at the edge of Lake Kilkern.

Sat Nav Co-ordinates: N 51.56028, W -8.95167