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Manor house and garden with grandezza!

For anyone interested in old manor houses and grand gardens Bantry House is recommended! Thankful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Uppsala, Sweden
Beautiful house that will make you feel like you're living through Downton Abbey

Lovely rooms and grounds to explore! I stayed for two nights in the house's B&B with my family on a... read more

Reviewed 2 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...more
Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
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Reviewed 1 week ago

For anyone interested in old manor houses and grand gardens Bantry House is recommended! Thankful to the family that keep their home open for the public, showing the fantastic interior and some faboulus furniture, tapestries, paintings. We got the opportunity to meet one in the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely rooms and grounds to explore! I stayed for two nights in the house's B&B with my family on a trip to Ireland and it was a truly unique experience. We loved that we had the giant library (complete with roaring fire) to ourselves after...More

Thank Julia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us visited Bantry House after reading the good reviews online and we were not disappointed. Granted, it was a lovely day which definitely enhanced our enjoyment whilst walking around the beautiful gardens. I definitely feel that a visit to a stately home...More

Thank Treacletart6
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must-see spot in Ireland. Straight out of a fantasy book -should really be part of Irish heritage. Old world charm and class that cannot be replaced. Really took us back to another period. Visual overload in the gardens too- absolutely stunning.

Thank 1Adea
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Though we enjoyed our visit to Bantry House, we were saddened to see the decline of a once lovely home. There are some amazing, priceless works of art such as tapestries and carpets that are slowly but surely deteriorating without the benefit of light and...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

This is a real treasure. The home is still in the family of the first Earl of Bantry and you can tell how much care they put into keeping it up. The rooms are lovely, even if they’re not newly renovated but the beds are...More

Thank PennyG338
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Is a huge house and even huger grounds. The house was interesting to visit and imagine what it would have been in its prime. Some of the gardens were very nice. the tearoom was welcome. The house is in a bad state of repair and...More

Thank MikeBirdman
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

A beautiful view over the bay but the weather and time have taken their vengeance on the house. Walked around the rooms that were open inside the house then out into the garden. The sunken garden was my favorite. I’m still trying to figure out...More

Thank MOBX
Reviewed 28 September 2018

This is a nice place to spend a couple of hours. The House and Gardens have seen better days and would need more investment to restore them to their former glory. Nevertheless, the house is interesting and the gardens are nice.

Thank wardie2017
Reviewed 23 September 2018

You could spend a couple of hours wandering around Bantry House and the beautiful gardens. It's an interesting visit as parts of the house are closed off as the owners still live there. It was a pleasure to be able to walk through this grand...More

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Catherine C
18 November 2018|
Response from sophiemanager | Property representative |
Hi there We are closed for the Winter, open again Easter 2019 Regards Sophie
2 August 2018|
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Response from sophiemanager | Property representative |
Hi there Yes you can take your dog on a lead in the garden. Enjoy your visit! Sophie Bantry House
Erin C
6 March 2018|
Response from sophiemanager | Property representative |
Hi there We are open for visits from 30th March 2018. Generally open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Sunday and Easter bank holiday Monday (2nd April) Sophie Bantry House