Fernhill House Hotel

Fernhill House Hotel

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Fernhill a Georgian mansion set on its own landscaped gardens overlooking the beautiful countryside of West Cork. The hotel is owned by the O'Neill family who look forward to seeing to your every need. The hotel features new rooms with each designed in a modern and unique style where attention to detail and comfort is paramount.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Fishing
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Great View
Languages Spoken
English

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Fernhill, Clonakilty P85X322 Ireland
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TheWoodz wrote a review Jan 2023
Munich, Germany134 contributions34 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved this hotel from the moment we arrived on a cold December evening. We could see the first of several log fires through the entrance door on arrival and despite the large lobby it felt cosy and welcoming. We got an equally warm welcome at reception.

The gardens are very important to the hotel and inspired the decor for the rooms. We had the “Wild Rose Room”, which was spacious and beautifully decorated - in keeping with the theme but not overly „rose-y“. The bathroom was large with a bath and a walk in shower with high quality toiletries. We particularly liked the indirect lighting option - if you need to use the bathroom during the night, you can still see but aren‘t jerked awake by a blast of light. We also enjoyed the complimentary water from the hotel’s own well. The hotel values sustainability and apart from using their own water sources uses solar panels for power, grows their own produce, sources food locally etc.

We ate in the hotel restaurant every evening. Everything we had was good, but can particularly recommend the fish and chips made with locally sourced hake.

The hotel is quiet but conveniently situated a few minutes drive from Clonakilty and is a good base for exploring the area.

What really made the hotel special is the owners and staff. From the beginning they were warm and friendly while still being very professional. Unfortunately we had a medical emergency during our visit. It was a very stressful time which was made easier by the thoughtfulness and compassion of the staff. Despite this we still have very fond memories of Fernhill House and hope to return again.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michael Fernhill, General Manager at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 11 Jan 2023
Dear Friends, Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family caring for Fernhill House. Thank you very much for your lovely 5 star review for your stay here in Fernhill in December. We really appreciate your kind words regarding our sustainability practices, bedroom decor and practical lighting elements of your room. We were delighted to hear you enjoyed our restaurant both nights and that you found our location to be a good spot for exploring Clonakilty. We were glad to hear everyone was well after the emergency and that you felt looked after even during this stressful time. It was our pleasure to look after your family. Thank you very much for your feedback & we look forward to welcoming you back to Fernhill again soon. Sláinte is táinte, (Health and wealth) Michael O Neill Jnr, Fourth generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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Emily wrote a review Jan 2021
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had our Wedding Reception in Fernhill House Hotel on December 12th 2020, having moved our date from November due to stricter Level 5 Restrictions. The movement of our date with Fernhill House was completely seamless. From the first time we met with Ann, Fernhill’s fabulous Wedding Coordinator, to when we checked out the morning after our Wedding, we had such a good experience dealing with Fernhill House Hotel. Although we were limited to 25 guests and we missed the presence of additional family & friends, the Wedding did not feel in any way small or like it was missing something. We are so happy we went ahead with our Wedding and chose Fernhill for our reception.

We had a lovely drinks reception in the foyer surrounded by a roaring fire and fabulous Christmas decorations, which gave such a cosy and welcoming feel to ourselves and our guests. The main Reception room is a lovely large room but although we only had 5 tables, Ann ensured that the tables were positioned in such a way that the room did not feel in any way empty – the fairy lights on the roof gave the room an intimate feeling also. The food was delicious - from the canapes at the drinks reception, the main meal & the evening food, none of it could be faulted. All of our guests were complementing it and craving for more in the days after the wedding!

We are already planning to return to Fernhill house for Dinner and Sunday Lunch throughout the year, once restrictions lift. Thanks again to Ann, Neil and all the team in Fernhill House who made our wedding so enjoyable and memorable, we wish we could do it all again!
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Michael O'Neill, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 14 Jan 2021
Dear Emily, Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of O'Neill's caring for Fernhill. We greatly appreciate that you took the time out of your newly married lives to share your experiences with the team here at Fernhill. I passed your comments onto the rest of my family, Ann and the team. I cannot convey how delighted we all were to read that you enjoyed your intimate Winter wedding here with us in Fernhill. We were delighted to hear that you had such a positive experience with us and were so happy to go ahead with your wedding even with smaller numbers than you expected. Thank you for such a high recommendation and for valuing our family-run hospitality. Wishing you both every happiness in your future together. We are looking forward to seeing you at Fernhill again soon. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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AnneF wrote a review Oct 2020
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely boutique hotel just outside the town up the hill. The staff were all so friendly and helpful. The breakfast was great each morning and adapted well for social distancing! The management and staff have done all they can to make your stay safe, the cleaning, disinfecting and extra measures are all very reassuring for guests! The gardens are fantastic on a sunny day.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michael O'Neill, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 7 Jan 2021
A chara, Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of O'Neill's caring for Fernhill. We greatly appreciate that you took the time out of your staycation to share your experiences with the team here at Fernhill. I passed your comments onto the rest of my family and the team. I cannot convey how delighted we all were to read that you enjoyed your time and felt safe here at Fernhill, especially during the current COVID pandemic. Thank you for your kind words about our gardens, staff and food, we are thrilled that you truly enjoyed yourselves here at Fernhill, for such a high recommendation and for valuing our family-run hospitality. We are looking forward to seeing you at Fernhill again soon. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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Frank D wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Ireland9 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This property has a nice relaxed atmosphere with very friendly staff. We only stayed one night. The surrounding gardens are beautiful.
Food wise, we had afternoon tea at this property which was nice but a little pricey for what it was. We stayed on what could be the hottest day of the year but our room did not have air conditioner, however they did supply a fan which was helpful.
I would stay here again. I would recommend they change their coffee as our coffee at breakfast was undrinkable.
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Date of stay: July 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Get one with a garden view.
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Response from Michael O'Neill, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 27 Jul 2021
A chara, My name is Michael jnr and I am one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family caring for Fernhill House. Thank you for choosing to stay at Fernhill. Sorry it didnt live upto our usual 5/5 rating. I have not got a negative review about the coffee before but I will investigate what happened in this instance. We use our own well water for the coffee and local recommended suppliers. I wonder did you bring it to anyones attention on the day? We are always glad to help and get your a cup more to your suiting. It is such an important part of ones start to the day! Sláinte is táinte, (Health and wealth) Michael O Neill Jnr, Fourth generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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Fionnghuala L wrote a review Jul 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I got married here a few weeks ago just after the hotel reopened from lockdown. The hotel and gardens are stunning, full of character and so many beautiful spots for pictures.

I can't recommend this hotel highly enough, from the moment we went to see it, they took care of everything for us and went above and beyond what we would have expected. Neil was particularly helpful, very accommodating and seemed to read our minds and have solved our potential problems for us before we had even voiced them. He had back up plans for our back up plans!

Staff were all exceptionally friendly from reception to housekeeping and waiting staff and anything in between. There is a real sense of this being a family business that makes guests feel at home and welcome while still delivering world class service.

Food was absolutely delicious, there was a great variety for breakfast and was my favourite hotel breakfast in a long time. The wedding meal was also fantastic, with high quality local ingredients that we and our guests loved and that our guests are still raving about.

We could clearly see the extra safely measures the hotel has in place for COVID and both us and our guests including those who are high risk felt very safe and comfortable.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michael O'Neill, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 31 Jul 2020
A chara, Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of O'Neill's caring for Fernhill. We greatly appreciate that you took the time out of your newly married lives to share your experiences with the team here at Fernhill. I passed your comments onto the rest of my family, Ann and the team. I cannot convey how delighted we all were to read that you and your guests enjoyed your wedding day, especially during the current COVID pandemic. Thank you for your kind words about Neil, our staff, gardens and food, we are thrilled that your guests truly enjoyed themselves here at Fernhill, for such a high recommendation and for valuing our family-run hospitality. The very best wishes for your future married lives together and we are looking forward to seeing you at Fernhill again soon. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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Dbrady wrote a review Aug 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Visited here for 3 nights and honestly it deserves 5 stars all day ! Staff are 100% they cant do enough for you , the food is just so fresh you can tell they cook everything from scratch . The room was spotless and a good size with a great shower and the surrounding gardens are superb and at night all lit up. Even in these different times they go out of their way to not make it so different. Will be back for sure !
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michael O'Neill, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 6 Aug 2020
A chara, Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of O'Neill's caring for Fernhill. We greatly appreciate that you took the time out of your staycation to share your experiences with the team here at Fernhill. I passed your comments onto the rest of my family and the team. I cannot convey how delighted we all were to read that you enjoyed your 3-night stay and felt safe here at Fernhill, especially during the current COVID pandemic. Thank you for your kind words about our guest rooms, staff, gardens and food, we are thrilled that you truly enjoyed yourselves here at Fernhill, for such a high recommendation and for valuing our family-run hospitality. We are looking forward to seeing you at Fernhill again soon. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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Marguerite D wrote a review Sept 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I want to compliment Fernhill House Hotel for the great service they gave to friends of ours recently. This couple were staying with a small baby and said all the staff were very kind and helpful. There was a wedding taking place the day they arrived and the owner gave them the use of another bedroom across the coridoor in case they would be disturbed, at no extra charge. Well done Fernhill.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michael O'Neill, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 13 Sept 2021
Dear Marguerite, Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family caring for Fernhill House. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review on behalf of your friends. It is very important to us that all our guests enjoy their time here at Fernhill and we are delighted to hear that your friends could enjoy their stay to the full. Sláinte is táinte, (Health and wealth) Michael O Neill Jnr, Fourth generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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Karen M wrote a review Jan 2021
4 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had our Wedding in September where we were allowed 50 people. We had originally postponed from April and at the time were apprehensive on how a Wedding during Covid times would pan out. We had a magical day, one filled with memories that we will cherish forever. The food as always was excellent, and every dietary requirement accommodated. The room was really well planned out, allowing for a relaxed and intimate setting, while also creating a great atmosphere. Throughout the planning- Fernhill were excellent to deal with, especially Ann the Wedding Co-ordinater who always on hand to contact and accommodated any changes. We look back on our day in September with fondness and highly recommend Fernhill as a Wedding Venue.

Karen and Tony Dorgan
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Michael O'Neill, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 28 Jan 2021
Dear Karen & Tony, Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of O'Neill's caring for Fernhill. We greatly appreciate that you took the time out of your newly married lives to share your experiences with the team here at Fernhill. I passed your comments onto the rest of my family, Ann and the team. I cannot convey how delighted we all were to read that you enjoyed your September wedding here with us in Fernhill. We were delighted to hear that you felt confident in having your 'magical' wedding with us despite restrictions. Thank you for such a high recommendation as a wedding venue and for valuing our family-run hospitality. Wishing you both every happiness in your future together. We are looking forward to seeing you at Fernhill again soon. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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Niamh Skehan wrote a review Feb 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had our special day in Fernhill on 19th December after postponing from our original date in November. We had 25 guests and couldn't have asked for a better day. Ann was on hand after everyone new announcement of restrictions to check in to see how we were doing and to reassure us every step of the way. Ann and the O'Neill family, along with all of the wonderful staff made everyone feel so welcome and at ease all weekend. Everyone could see why we fell in love with Fernhill and all said they would definitely come back to stay in the future. Although we could only have 25 guests no room ever felt empty - we had our ceremony in the beautiful marquee, our drinks reception in the lobby, and dinner in the main function room. Each room was beautifully decorated and thoughtfully laid out. I could go on and on! A massive thank you from Patrick and myself to Ann and the O'Neill family. We can't wait to return to Fernhill soon! 🤗
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Date of stay: December 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Michael O'Neill, Owner at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 7 Jun 2021
Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of O'Neill's caring for Fernhill. We greatly appreciate that you took the time out of your newly married lives to share your experiences with the team here at Fernhill. I passed your comments onto the rest of my family, Ann and the team. We were thrilled to read that you enjoyed your Christmas wedding here with us at Fernhill. Thank you for your kind words about our wedding service, our staff and our food. Thank you for such a high recommendation and for valuing our family-run hospitality. Wishing you both every happiness in your future together. We are looking forward to seeing you at Fernhill again soon. Is mise le meas, Michael O Neill jnr, 4th generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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Liam wrote a review Mar 2022
26 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you're planning your wedding you will not go wrong with Fernhill. We had our wedding reception here in June 2021. Ann was our wedding coordinator and she was absolutely brilliant at her job. She made it easy to organise the wedding from advice on singers, to photographers, food menus, ideas for different room layouts, the timing/schedule for the day etc. And when covid forced us to change our plans, Fernhill did everything they could to make our day as stress free as possible. The food was top class, they've a selection of packages to choose from and will allow you to make small changes to suit. We had really nice weather and used the Marquee for our reception drinks etc, after making our entrance on our chauffeur driven transport provided by Fernhill. We had music outside and took our family photos in the lovely gardens. The food really was a highlight and the dining room has impressive ceiling lighting. Really do consider Fernhill as your Wedding Hotel. It's exceptional!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Michael Fernhill, General Manager at Fernhill House Hotel
Responded 7 Mar 2022
Dear Eimear & Liam, Michael jnr here, one of the fourth generation of the O'Neill family caring for Fernhill House. Thank you sincerely for your 5 star review for your wedding here last June. We were so delighted to hear that you found our wedding planning process easy and stress-free. Thank you for your very kind words regarding our 'top class' food, I will be sure to share this with our kitchen team who are meticulous about the quality of our banqueting meals. We were also thrilled to hear your wedding party were enjoyed their journey down to the garden marquee on our buggy - it always puts a smile on everyone's face! Wishing you both every happiness for the future and we look forward to seeing you both again. Sláinte is táinte, (Health and wealth) Michael O Neill Jnr, Fourth generation proprietor, Fernhill House Hotel & Gardens
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₹19,723 - ₹23,483 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkClonakilty
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fernhill House Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Fernhill House Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Michael Collins Centre (6.1 km), Inchydoney Beach (4.4 km), and Michael Collins House (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Fernhill House Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Fernhill House Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fernhill House Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fernhill House Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mirch Masala Indian Restaurant, The Whale's Tail Restaurant, and Scannells Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fernhill House Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Fernhill House Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Fernhill House Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Birthplace of Michael Collins (5.2 km).
Does Fernhill House Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.
Is Fernhill House Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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