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Beautiful and nice walk

We walked up from Bantry and thoroughly enjoyed the walk with plenty of uphill pulls and the beauty... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dublin, Ireland
The most magical home ever!

I've never been in such a magical home as Bantry House. What a privilege to be able to walk through... read more

Reviewed 5 days 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 3 days ago

We walked up from Bantry and thoroughly enjoyed the walk with plenty of uphill pulls and the beauty of plants and birds all around Great spot for the photographer in your life

Thank ProfessorRathgar
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've never been in such a magical home as Bantry House. What a privilege to be able to walk through the fabulous rooms with their vastly high ceilings - the several sitting rooms, the library, the incredible blue dining room, the tapestries, the treasures. It's...More

Thank shelleydark
Reviewed 6 days ago

a lovely house and Gardens a short walk from Bantry town centre, superb little tea room with home made cakes, wonderful, friendly staff

Thank Valerie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular view onto the Bay of Bantry, but the house and garden were meh. There should be a lot more descriptions of items in each room and flora in the garden.

Thank Marianne B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Travelled a long way to visit and were a bit disappointed at what we found. The house is in desperate need of repair. The view over the bay was lovely and the food in the cafe was great. Staff were very friendly.

Thank ruthy2811
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Bantry house was most interesting. The rooms on show reflected a bygone era when money was plentiful and the upkeep was affordable. Sadly this is no longer the case, as it is badly in need of restoration, some of which is going...More

Thank Marireland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the history and the grounds. The cafe located at the rear of the building was a great find and such a hidden gem.

Thank 902kieranc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the property with high expectations after reading reviews and articles about it's beauty and grandeur. Sadly, after paying our entry fee we were met by a garden requiring a large amount of rejuvenation - weeds abound in garden and paths and there is...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To be honest we were a bit disappointed with Bantry House. The gardens need a lot of work and whilst the house is interesting theres only a tiny portion of the house on view. Its a tad overpriced

1  Thank Carraiglodge
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The house is interesting but will need millions spend on it to restore it to its former glory. The family are obviously doing their best! The gardens are lovely. Worth a visit.

Thank Hazel D
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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
5 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