This was our second time back here to this special setting in East Cork , we got married here in 2019 . It truly is a magical place . The room was beautiful, spacious , comfortable room no 3 family room , however the only thing was there is no blind on the bay window in this room which light comes into the room early in the morning, and just change of bed sheets for the second night & empty bins. But overall the room was beautiful . The breakfast was simply beautiful and so tasty even our two year old loved all the fresh & healthy choices, beautiful breads , fruits and stunning fresh yogurt this was just delicious along with hot food choices I got pancakes yum , and the coffee brewed to perfection. Everything is organic here just quality. Again we were greeted by the donkeys on site and the hillarious kid goats which were lots of fun . To be honest it was like being out in Spain vibe for two days . It has to be said it's the perfect location to where you want to travel , very close to ballycotton , cobh , fota , Middleton east cork etc . This place does create memory's and always leave a smile on the face. Another thing I believe this is value for money !!!!!!!!!!…
Had the best day here yesterday in this hidden gem in East Cork . Staff, food and setting were fantastic. Sam and Maggie spent the day and night serving us with a smile . Nothing was a problem here . Beautiful wedding venue .
A very beautiful location but probably not for the business traveller. Was in the bridal suite which was lovely and romantic. No TV so nothing to dull the romantic atmosphere. Everything worked. Lots of stairs. Farmyard feel with lots of animals... Goats, donkeys etc. Breakfast at refectory table but, beware, service starts at 0900h.
Beautiful quiet country house renovated with fabulous taste. No dinner available which might not suit everybody but it didn’t bother me as I am always happy to go out and about. Very little fuss and just left alone to be quiet and enjoy the beautiful location.
We arrived in this charming venue with family members appearing from various cottages and corners of the property. It felt like our own personal village! Very unusual. The wedding ceremony (which was my brother and his bride) was held in an outdoor garden. It was like being in a Hollywood movie. It was also a great property for the younger children who ran about all day exploring the various paths and feeding the goats and visiting the donkeys. There is a lovely space with a piano where the family members who could play got to show off their repertoire. Very relaxed and something different for a wedding or indeed any special occasion.
From the moment we arrived as guest we knew we were in for a treat. Our accommodation was beautiful and had everything we needed. The ceremony was magical. I cannot praise the culinary skills high enough - fabulous. Staff and venue just perfect.
Just back from barnabrow where we had a hen party weekend. From start to finish they went over and beyond our expectations. The staff were incredible and the food was to die for. Thank you so much for everything. I couldn't have asked for anything more. I would 100%recommend this place. Thank you to isabella and maeve who served us all weekend . And thank you Susan who was a pleasure to plan with.
Barnabrow is tucked away so that if you passed it you might just miss it. Yet as you ascend the winding driveway, it begins to unwrap itself like a present. When we first visited in June 2020, we were greeted by the owner Geraldine. She showed us around her beautiful home dating back in parts to the 1600s, the restored stables and outbuildings, the decking looking out towards Ballycotton, and up to the banquet hall with church ceiling and exposed timbers. Along the way we met the resident ducks, dogs, and donkeys. We were enchanted. A year of twists and turns followed as lockdowns and restrictions came and went. Throughout it all, the team at Barnabrow kept us updated and uplifted, even though this must have been an uncertain time for them as well. In the end we were allowed twenty five people at the wedding and another twenty five at the ceremony. These changes happened only a few weeks before we got married and yet Barnabrow facilitated everything with understanding and good cheer. In the end our "small" wedding didn’t feel small at all. This was helped by the Barnabrow team (and our wonderful celebrant Caroline McCarthy) who set up the Fairy Grove with thought and tact. They even sorted the sunshine, which burst through the trees after we made our vows! (All this was captured brilliantly by our photographer Ciara Murphy and videographer Damien from Spéir Time.) After the ceremony we went to the newly refurbished terrace, which gleamed in the summer light. There we listened to our band (the incredible Ukebox) playing to the backdrop of the Ballycotton lighthouse and the sea beyond (and enjoyed lots of delicious treats!). From here we were guided up to the dining room, where we were spoilt with course after course of exceptional delicacies (the soup in particular was a dream). In Barnabrow, Geraldine, her family, and all the team, have built a truly magical place. As one of our guests said afterwards: “it was like slipping into another world”. Thank you for everything!…
We booked our wedding in 2019 and, after two postponements, we were so delighted that Barnabrow was still available to us. From the outset, we found the communication very prompt and efficient from the wedding team, led brilliantly by Geraldine, Susan and Ruth. There were very few issues that could not be solved by an email or a phone call, so it made the whole process so easy. We stayed in one of the cottages the night before and it exceeded all our expectations - cosy, spacious, comfortable and perfect for photos on the day. The conservatory was bathed in a lovely Autumn light and felt so intimate. The food was truly delicious, thank you Adrian and team, and will be talked about for a long time to come! The bar staff were professional and pleasant. Our guests loved their rooms, and the rooms in the main house were beautiful. Breakfast was delicious, served in a gorgeous room with a cosy fire. We loved our day and are so happy that we chose Barnabrow. We are looking forward to visiting the Tea Rooms for Afternoon Tea to reminisce on our time there.…
Visited here for a family function. The menu talked a good talk but unfortunately what was presented in terms of food was far from that. Service (mostly by the manager for us) was simply poor. Obnoxious and ignorant you would be reluctant to ask a question or make a request. If you are sensitive about covid you should avoid this restaurant. Whilst staff do wear masks, the function room was crammed with 3 large family gatherings with no adherence to social distancing or decent ventilation. I opened the doors and windows after the windows started digging up. Not the venue it used to be.