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Inish Beg Estate
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed in Inish Beg in June 2013 for two nights as part of our three week stay in Ireland. After having a few little initial issues (personally) with the accommodation that we originally booked, the owners were extremely reasonable and accommodating allowing us to change to another accommodation type that we were more comfortable with. We found the staff to be very pleasant and helpful. The estate itself is beautiful and relaxing with lovely walking trails and garden areas that we enjoyed discovering. The surrounding towns of Skibbereen, Glandore and Baltimore are picturesque quaint little villages that are worth visiting on your stay. Overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it. Also we would like to note that we did the water sport package and went sea kayaking with Jim at Atlantic Sea Kayaking which was a highlight of our stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MaryanneC745
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed for 1 week in number 3 the Courtyard. This was a wonderful 2 bed apartment with its own private garden. The accommodation is well supplied with many extras that you would not see in other self catering. What made Inish beg is the location. The grounds are peaceful and tranquil. The swimming pool is available to be booked at a time that suits you. The location is perfect for exploring west Cork. If you are looking for a retreat then this is the place to stay. If you love gardens and plants then this is the place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank John2014dd
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had a brilliant holiday at Inish Beg. Even the weather didn't disappoint us! We loved the walks around by the estuary, into the woods, along the bridleways. There's so much to explore.
The pool was great and the walled gardgen was beautiful.
We weren't able to give the property 5 stars because of a few minor criticisms. Firstly there were bats living in our attic. They are a protected species and cannot be removed and arrive at different times of the year. They make quite a lot of noise at night as they are nocturnal creatures. Some may love the idea, I didn't have a major problem with them but they were a little too close for comfort. The lady owner was rude and dismissive towards me when I told her that we needed help removing one from the curtains in the sitting room. The bats also covered the outside seating area at the rear of the property with their droppings and made it impossible to sit out at night as they fly in and out of their nest.
Secondly, you can feel the springs in the old mattrice on the bed.
Thirdly, when we arrived we had to clean the steps at the back of the property from about 20-30 cigarette buts. Hadn't been swept in a while.
Overall this is a magical place. I wouldn't let our criticisms put you off visiting the estate. It's well worth it. We stayed in the courtyard cottages and found them great value for money.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank sunag
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

My wife, son and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at Inish Beg. We stayed in one of the courtyard cottages which was charming and immediately welcoming. The privacy in the courtyard out the back was great and the tranquillity was a welcome change from Dublin. The walled garden, grounds and surrounds are gorgeous and felt very safe for our son. The setting is just beautiful.

Paul was very helpful, hospitable and pleasant to deal with. Nothing seemed to be a problem.

Overall, we had a lovely stay and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank rowanlisa
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

I write this whilst staying in the boathouse.

I had been looking forward to this trip, with friends travelling from Dublin, England, France, Slovenia and South Africa for a lovely weekend together.

The location and accommodation is fine however one would not recommend this place to be the recipient of your hard earned income.

There are simply other self catering locations in West Cork, just as pleasant or better, where customer satisfaction is at the centre of the service offered.

Some reviewers enjoyed their stays here however I note some highlight an issue with a certain member of staff (along with the associated poorly constructed, damage limiting, attempts to discredit the reviewer offered in response by the administration).

It seems evident from our experiences and the other reviews mentioned, if you are unfortunate to catch this member of staff on one of his bad days, who sadly is of a managerial capacity, a shadow is cast over your trip.

For example, if work commitments in the hospital setting cause delays so that your party does not arrive until 2300 or alternatively if you ask for advertised equipment, such as a BBQ, you may incur this noxious attitude. I would question why this misanthropic demeanour is in a hospitality work force ?

Ultimately the trip is made by the company you keep and the estate is big enough to ignore individuals such as that, however one believes holidays with friends should be as close to wonderful as possible and thus why risk it ?

When reviewing West Cork, it's a beautiful place with numerous establishments which do not have a string of negative reviews indicating a chronic problem with a member of staff that are not acted on.

Inish Beg is obviously not one of them.

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11  Thank Dr11pi
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enaek, Owner at Inish Beg Estate, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2013

The reviewer refers to a "string of " negative reviews and complains about the responses from management. We have received a total of 48 reviews since 2009, with most scoring Inish Beg as very good or excellent. We have responded in a measured manner to 3 reviewers 2 of whom were unhappy during their stay and one whom never stayed here.
When sending a booking confirmation we do ask guests to try and arrive between 4pm and 7pm. If this is not possible, we send them details on the exact location of their accommodation within the estate and explain that we will leave the keys out for them.
We received a telephone call from a member of this party at 7.30pm on the evening of arrival to say there was a delay and the party was two hours away so we waited in. We telephoned again at 10.45pm asking where they were. We were told they were in Skibbereen, just 4 miles from Inish Beg and would arrive shortly. Five of the party arrived at 11.35pm and the rest arrived later. The reveiwer neither apologised or offered any reason or excuse other than he was a doctor which he seemed to feel was sufficient explanation for his extremely late arrival.
The relationship between a service provider and customer does rely on a level of mutual respect which was sadly lacking in this case.

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