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Bantry House & Garden

Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
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Beautiful Gardens

The house was closed at the time but we walked around the gardens. They were beautifully manicured... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Zoe K
Boston, Massachusetts
via mobile
Well worth a visit

We went here on a rainy day and found the place was still worth the high price in. The old house is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bantry House and Garden is a stately home in southwest Ireland situated right on Bantry Bay with panoramic views of the bay and the caha mountains. The estate is owned by Egerton and Brigitte Shelswell-White and is managed by their daughter Sophie and her partner Josh. It has been in the family since the 1700s. The house contains original furniture and objects d'art. The garden is laid out over 7 terraces with a fountain, large wisteria circle and 100 steps leading up to the woodland. The house, garden and tearoom is open to the public daily from easter to october. The estate hosts weddings, music festivals and fairs. We have a separate review page for our B&B accommodation.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The house was closed at the time but we walked around the gardens. They were beautifully manicured and made up.

2  Thank Zoe K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here on a rainy day and found the place was still worth the high price in. The old house is being renovated at present. The quid was very knowledgeably about the place.

Thank Dermot15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A most imposing house situated on raised ground with a spectacular position overlooking a wide expanse of Bantry Bay. Is is rare to have such a beautiful and inspiring location. The original square house dates back to the 18th Century with a number of tasteful...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking forward to visiting but when we arrived the car park was chock a block with some cars parked in ridiculous spots. (A bit of courtesy goes a long way!) When we went to pay we were told the house was closed to...More

1  Thank Discoveranewyou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an absolute treat to be able to visit the house and gardens. The house has so much of its furniture, paintings, antiques and treasures in place that it gives far more of a feel for what life would have been like in that...More

2  Thank sehar2015
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Even on a rainy afternoon Bantry was beautiful and what the weather cost in views across the bay, it made up for in atmosphere. The rooms to see in the house are beautiful – most are ground floor and all so light & bright with...More

Thank TrewinDorset
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We visited on a cool overcast day and had the gardens almost to ourselves. We chose not to visit the interior of the house, but the views of the outside from the formal gardens and the top of The 100 Steps are spectacular. You could...More

1  Thank Claire D
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Amazing old home open to tours. This house must have been incredible during its hey day. Self-guided tours or group tours available. The gardens and grounds are beautiful with breath taking views of the bay.

Thank 412TravelerPA
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

The house is a delight to visit and it is well worth going on the guided tour but you will still be amazed it you opt for self-guided information sheets. Beautifully lived in with spectacular window views. The views from the front gardens and the...More

1  Thank OSirideain
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We only visited the gardens but they were lovely for a leisurely walk and the views over bantry bay. You can pay separately to see the garden or the house. The place is a work in progress and will be stunning when fully complete.

Thank rubylass
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Karen C
17 June 2015|
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Response from sophiemanager | Property representative |
Hello, yes the house, garden and tearoom are opened on Sundays from 10-5pm. Hope you can visit soon, Sophie Shelswell-White Bantry House
Peggy S
2 February 2015|
Response from Karen R |
I don't believe any photography is allowed inside the house.