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“Gardens, views and breakfast are high points.” 5 of 5 stars
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Westwood Country House
Tower, Blarney, Blarney, Ireland   |  
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Ranked #4 of 26 Blarney B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tampa, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
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“Gardens, views and breakfast are high points.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Breakfast, gardens and furnishings were the high points. Be sure to try fresh eggs and also porridge. The hosts were preoccupied with visitors when we were trying to find the location, when we arrived, and that evening.

This hotel is about 10 mins to Cork centre. Blarney is beautiful and this B&B is the perfect place to stay. The house and gardens are immaculate. Spotlessly clean. The room had an amazing view and nice furniture, the bathroom was pristine.

Two recommendations. It is worth staying there for views and gardens, but get specific directions well beforehand AND know that you have to climb stairs to your room.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Southport, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This hotel is 20 mins from Cork airport, and about 10 mins to Cork centre. Blarney is beautiful and this B&B is the perfect place to stay. The house and gardens are immaculate. Spotlessly clean. The room had an amazing view and nice furniture, the bathroom was pristine. The owners cannot do enough for you and have brilliant advice on local things to do.
It has free wi-fi and it has a good reception too. The only bad points, if I had to mention any, are that we didnt get our freshly baked scones on arrival, which we were really looking forward to and as it was a beautiful day it would have been amazing to have them in the gorgeous gardens. The breakfast was a bit on the small side but we stuffed our selves with delicious homemade soda bread!
Also, we were recommended a pub down the road to dine, but didn't think much of it really. The food was ok and you get massive amounts, but the outside dining area is enclosed and shaded.
However apart from those small downsides (and they are small) I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone! Had a lovely time.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Inverell, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

What a beautiful area! The room was spotlessly clean and had plenty of room. Breakfast was delicious . Tea and coffee making facilities were available in a lovely attic area. You definitely need a car for this area. Hosts were friendly, warm and helpful. Thanks for opening your house to us.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maple Valley, Washington
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I highly recommend a stay at the Westwood. Eucharia and Fergus are wonderful hosts and very accomodating (we were 3 hours late!!!). The bedrooms are beautiful, homey, and each has its own bathroom. The bedding and beds are very comfortable and adequately heated (it was a stormy night). Breakfast was lovely with a menu to order from and a selection of fruits, breads, cereals, teas, and coffee. I wish we could have stayed longer!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Our wonderful hosts Eucharia and Fergus made us feel extremely welcomed in their home.
This was our first stay in a B&B -- and our first attempt at figuring our what our Vouchers meant!
Anyway -- after a little bit of confusion (and an extra twin bed in our room) -- we were well taken care of! My ability to understand a double left Eucharia under the understanding that we wanted two separate beds.... needless to say she thought we were a peculiar and old fashioned couple till she met us in person.

All in all, they were very warm and inviting. The rooms were just perfect and our breakfast was fantastic (such a good pancake!) ...and god knows how we love bacon!

Also -- one of my favorite moments of the trip -- was when Fergus ran into me and offered me a quick shot of Jameson as a nightcap.

Wonderful people. Wonderful time.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bournemouth
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Yet again we have had a wonderful time sharing the home and hospitality of Eucharia and Fergus.

Both they and their beautiful house are second to none.

Once you have experienced Westwood Country House, you will need look no further for somewhere to stay in the Blarney area.

We will be returning here in 2013. Why would we want to go anywhere else?

Thanks again Eucharia and Fergus.

Room Tip: All rooms are excellent.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Grimsby, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

My new husband and I ventured down to Cork during our honeymoon a few weeks ago. This was our first stop on the journey and we were with the incredible Fergus and Eucharia Hannon for six nights.

Neither my husband or I are strangers to bed and breakfasts, and this was BY FAR the most welcoming, warming experience we have ever had with both hosts and location.

Westwood is in the heart of Blarney, and easy enough to find. The home is gorgeous, inside and out, with a beautiful view of Cork city in the distance. We were accommodated at every possible turn, whether we needed to be or not. Fergus and Eucharia truly went out of their way to do whatever they could to make our stay wonderful!

A breakfast menu was available, and we were even leant the use of their GPS for a time as we worked our way around Cork. Each morning we were able to go over a map or route with Fergus in order to get to our destination with ease!

The two of them, without even trying, made us feel like part of the family. They would light a little fire, or ask us to join them in a beverage in the evening if we were playing a game of chess, etc. We had many wonderful evenings talking to them about their family or life in general and always came away with a happy feeling!

You would be missing a gem if you drove by Westwood. I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else again should I return to Cork in the near future. We were also recommended an amazing place to eat just around the corner from the B&B, called Blair's Inn. The couple was kind enough to call ahead one evening without being asked to book us a table! Not to be missed!

All in all, big, comfortable rooms to come back to each night, and happy little Jack Russells to greet you each morning!

Room Tip: All are warm and the same size, with same sized bathrooms and amenities. All have a wonderful view...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Tower, Blarney, Blarney, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Blarney
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Ranked #4 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Blarney
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Number of rooms: 4
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