We recently returned from two weeks in Ireland, staying at 6 different locations throughout the southern half of the country. As we had our two daughters with us, it was somewhat challenging to find B&B's with beds for 4 people in a room. We reserved the family cottage at Grove House, and upon arrival were pleasantly surprised by the accomodation. It is a charming well-appointed two bedroom unit with a central living area that includes a kitchenette and eating table. The country decor and special halogen lighting throughout made this our favorite stay of the entire trip.
The cottage is located on a small property that is surrounded by farms and small winding roads. At one time this was part of a larger estate which is located down the road. It is very quiet, scenic, and restful. There isn't much nearby, unless you drive 10 minutes into Skibbereen.
Unfortunately we were only planning to stay 1 night. As we departed, my daughters asked to stay longer, just to "hang out" in the cottage.
Complimentary champagne waiting in the room .... nice
Robes & slippers waiting on our beds .... nice
Breakfast served in our cottage .... nice
The only reason I wouldn't rate it a 5 is because the bed mattresses were too soft in the queen room and too hard in the kids room (which has 2 single beds on the floor and 1 single bed up in a loft... which my daughter enjoyed.)
- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Skibbereen
- Skibbereen Courtyard