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Bantry House & Garden

Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
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Bantry House and Gardens

A beautiful place for to visit, the house and gardens are tranquil and if you're up for a hike then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael M
via mobile
Shabby chic

Always love this house Undoubtedly, it has a shabby chic feel to it and there is an air of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barney1137
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (38 reviews)
“stately home” (12 reviews)
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Bantry, Ireland
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+353 27 50047
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"tea room"
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"stately home"
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"interesting house"
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"front of the house"
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"guided tour"
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"house tour"
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"scones"
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"self guided"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"tea shop"
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"worth the climb"
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"worth a visit"
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"full bloom"
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"open to the public"
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"rainy day"
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"west cork"
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"steeped in history"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful place for to visit, the house and gardens are tranquil and if you're up for a hike then you can take on the hundred steps with a fantastic view of the house and Bantry Bay from the top, well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always love this house Undoubtedly, it has a shabby chic feel to it and there is an air of maintenance being a hand to mouth operation However, the house and gardens have an undoubted charm to them unmatched in any stately home we have visited...More

Thank Barney1137
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked up from the town and the views from the garden were certainly worth it. It was a very hot day so didn't want to spend time in the house

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely gardens and beautiful views of bay after climbing many steps. Well worth a visit and reasonably priced. Friendly staff.

Thank rosakema
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely house and gardens, with a quite nice cafe for lunch. a good option at any time, but especially for a grey day.

Thank lara g
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The day we visited the house and gardens happened to have picture perfect weather which made it that much prettier. The gardens are just gorgeous. We climbed the 100 steps and the view from there of the house and the bay behind it are breathtaking....More

Thank JenniferCarroll
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having seen the house during a touristic visit a year before with a group, I dreamt of comeing back privatly to stay a night or two. The dream came true and it was worth dreaming. The place with the park and the look on Bantry...More

Thank meierbehr
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

House open for visitors without guide, in every room there leaflets with explanations. Beautiful interiors, fantastic views to Bantry bay from windows. Garden needs more attantion and finances, but owners do their best to keep it in good condition. Nice short walk up by stairs...More

Thank K_Shtatnova
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

Bantry House is one of the few privately owned stately homes in Ireland. It is owned by the descendants of the Earls of Bantry (the Shellswell-White family) and has been with this family since the 18th c. The home is beautiful and several areas are...More

Thank koabug
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

.Our party of 40 Friends of the Ulster Museum were hugely impressed with the efforts of the family (direct descendants of the builders of the house) to preserve this magnificent house and gardens. There are a 10 finely decorated rooms to visit, with interesting furniture...More

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Erin C
6 March 2018|
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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
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