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Bantry House & Garden

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Bantry, Ireland
+353 27 50047
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Very informative

The owner Sophie gave us a guided tour which was really informative with a good history of her... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
maddiePortsmouth
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Titchfield, United Kingdom
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Amazing with beautiful views

What a wonderful beautiful place to visit. The house is amazing and the kids especially loved the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
samanthacorrigan
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Dublin, Ireland
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“tea room” (38 reviews)
“stately home” (10 reviews)
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Bantry, Ireland
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+353 27 50047
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"tea room"
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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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"tea shop"
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"worth the climb"
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"worth a visit"
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"gardens are lovely"
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"full bloom"
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"marie antoinette"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The owner Sophie gave us a guided tour which was really informative with a good history of her family and artefacts in the house. Pleasant gardens too. would have given 5 stars only young lad in the tea house couldn't cope with the influx of...More

Thank maddiePortsmouth
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful beautiful place to visit. The house is amazing and the kids especially loved the quiz which kept them super interested. The grounds are beautifully kept. Added bonus as we where the first visitors of the season we had delicious scones and tea...More

Thank samanthacorrigan
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Interesting tour of house. Everything well labelled and plenty of chairs for the less active to rest (something other organisations could learn from!). Beautiful gardens in lovely setting with views over the bay. Some of the gardens are terraced into the hillside, but there is...More

Thank Ros052
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Pantry House offers something for all tastes: a nice cafe, a beautiful house full of interesting history, a stunning view over the bay and a huge beautiful garden! Children can do a quiz answering questions through the whole house! I'd come back for sure!

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The road level entrance to Bantry House does not give you an indication of the views that await you inside. Ample parking is provided and once you enter the grounds you encounter an admissions kiosk for house and garden entry. The gardens are beautifully laid...More

1  Thank Ulysses2012
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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.

2  Thank LanaFerreira
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Erin C
5 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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