In 2010, I stayed in the Corthna Lodge guesthouse for more than two weeks. I found the owners (Andrea and Martin) to be extremely pleasant, from our first emails to our last encounter on my day of departure. They went out of their way to make sure my stay was pleasant and constantly checked to make sure I was comfortable and had no problems. The house itself was spotless and the food was good. When you came back in the evening, there was always tea and a cookie available if you wanted a nibble. Near the end of my stay, their niece came to help them and you would be hard put to find a nicer young person than Stephanie.
My room was very nice and quiet and kept spotlessly clean.
Other guests of all ages came and went during my time there and they all felt welcome. Several stated that they would recommend Corthna Lodge to their friends without any hesitation.
Running a guesthouse is not an easy business but Andrea and Martin are extremely good at it. If you are in West Cork and looking for lodging, I recommend this guesthouse very highly.