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“Enchanted”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Dromcloc House

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Dromcloc House
Ranked #6 of 26 Bantry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Peebles, Ohio
1 review
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“Enchanted”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

Dromcloc House has a dramatic setting overlooking Bantry Bay. I was enchanted to look out from our hilltop, rural Ireland setting and watch as daylight dimmed over the bay. It was delightful to have the chance to talk with Dymphna about her life in Ireland. Both she and her husband abounded in the natural grace and cordiality that is quintessentially Irish. It's only 2 kilometers to Bantry, but the very rural farm surroundings felt like I had gone back in time. I'd love to go back!

Barb R.
Ohio, USA

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Rhinebeck, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2011

This B&B sits in a really pretty setting overlooking the Bay. Dymphna runs a lovely establishment -- comfortable, clean and quiet -- and her warmth and hospitality make you feel like a very welcomed guest. Delicious full Irish Breakfast. A good base for adventuring around West Cork and Kerry.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

Dromcloc House is a peaceful, working dairy farm on Bantry Bay. It is quiet and serene but still located conveniently to Bantry. The Crowleys are gracious and helpful, eager to share history and stories. Beautiful gardens which Johnny said he has been grooming for years and it shows! The dogs, Walter and Biscuit, were friendly and eager to show us around. Wish we could have stayed longer. We'd love to return and will recommend this lovely B&B to our traveling friends!

The Lovetts, Colorado

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2011

Beautiful B&B. Greeted with afternoon tea and scones. First time but would be back there in a heart beat. Gracious owners and storytellers. Love the cows after morning milking

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 2 days on our garden tour of Ireland. It was a peaceful spot and convenient to the gardens we wanted to visit at Bantry House and Garnish Island, also the Bamboo Gardens in Glengarriff. Dympna and Johnny Crowley run the Dromloc House, which is also a working dairy farm. We were greeted with afternoon tea and biscuits and appreciated the warm welcome. Breakfast was delicious and hearty. We took a drive out to the Sheep's Head Peninsula, a really isolated and beautiful area. Dympna's garden is nice, and there is a tennis court if you are interested. The ferry to Garnish Island had a stop off to see the seals on the rocks. We had a good dinner at O'Connor's Seafood.

Room Tip: Our room was called "Siberia" and had a beautiful view across the bay.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Columbus, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

Love this B&B. Charming owners make sure you are taken care of. Hot tea & scones upon arrival. Beautiful views of Bantry Bay, friendly working dog, too! Very close to town & pubs.
This is my third time here and have never been disappointed! Dympna is a very sweet host and husband Johnny tells great stories. Clean,comfortable rooms. Great breakfast. I highly recommend this home away from home.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Portlaoise, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2011

A friend and I completed a charity cycle through Ireland in August 2011 in aid of Enable Irealnd. We would like to thank the Owner,Dympna for her kindness and generosity in supporting us and providing us with a complimentary room during our stay in Bantry! The tea and scones were ready on our arrival:-) A lovely touch indeed! The room was very cozy and comfortable. A lovely breakfeast was provided in the morning,good selection available! The area is very peaceful and Biscuit the dog loves to accompany you on the short walk down to sea:-) There's also a tennis court on the property which was good fun! Overall a very nice property set in a beautiful and peaceful area! Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Dromcloc House
Address: Bantry, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Bantry
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Ranked #6 of 26 B&Bs / Inns in Bantry
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely seaside farmhouse bed and breakfast situated southwest of Bantry, Ireland overlooking beautiful Bantry Bay and Whiddy Island. Peaceful, quiet location at the beginning of the Sheepshead Peninsula. Highly recommended. ... more   less 
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