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Bantry House & Garden

Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
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Beautiful garden

This beautiful mansion right in front of the oceans deserves even a view of anyone going to see the... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
House is stunning

The house is absolutely stunning and probably the house that gives the best indication of what life... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Vinnie L
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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” (37 reviews)
“stately home” (10 reviews)
Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This beautiful mansion right in front of the oceans deserves even a view of anyone going to see the south of Ireland. Besides the gardens that are very beautiful you can visit the interior of the house, which has beautiful furniture and pieces of art.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

The house is absolutely stunning and probably the house that gives the best indication of what life was like 200 years ago around. The gardens, while not perfectly maintained, too show a glimse into the past and are pretty special too. Small portion was under...More

Thank Vinnie L
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Stunning views over bantry bay . Really nice gardens and trees only not 5 star because the tea room was closed I met a nice young girl who told me someone was sick so closed abit early so understandable . Would visit again drop in...More

Thank alanjonesclare
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We first drove by on a gorgeous sunny Monday afternoon, not realizing Bantry House is closed to the public on Mondays. We returned the following afternoon, even though it was grey and rainy and I'm so glad we persisted. Yes, Bantry Bay is best seen...More

Thank Jesfa
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Visited on a lovely. Lovely gardens still in restoration. Wonderful view of House, Gardens & Bantry Bay & beyond. Had an excellent tour of House & saw on going projects. Had some tasty broccoli soup & brown bread in tea room ( original kitchen). Most...More

Thank Anne E
Reviewed 7 October 2017

A glorious old house in a beautiful location. This wonderful old house is steeped in history and it was so lovely to be given a tour by the actual owner, who was lovely. The house is beautiful but you can see how expensive the reality...More

Thank Whiterosebelle
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful old house with lovely gardens. Tour guide very good. Food very basic and not much choice so I would say bring your own. Pick a sunny day to go though as amazing views.

Thank margaret s
Reviewed 4 October 2017

This house is charming if a bit faded. It all looks as if it needs a bit of attention but nonetheless worth the visit. Beautiful gardens

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Lovely, well-maintained gardens and land around Bantry House. Work the few Euros to do the gardens; walk the 100 steps up to view Bantry Bay; and, see the various gardens on the estate. We didn't do the House, just the gardens as we had sunshine...More

Thank StoneWiegman
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Had a lovely visit in this beautiful house. Lots of interesting history. While the gardens were not at their most beautiful in October, I could see just how beautiful they must be in the summer. They are under renovation on an on-going basis but this...More

Thank DCBunty
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Questions & Answers
Karen C
16 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.