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“Simply wonderful in every way!”
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Fortview House
Ranked #2 of 2 Goleen B&B and Inns
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“Simply wonderful in every way!”
Reviewed June 25, 2006

This was by far our favourite B&B in South west Ireland, where we recently spent our honeymoon. We had the warmest welcome from Violet (who was accommodating and extremly helpful), accompanied by tea and home made scones. The room was lovely, spotless and beautifully decorated. As for the breakfast, well we will be dreaming about that for a long time! It was bursting with home made treats and totally delicous. It was a little slice of heaven and it didn't cost the earth. Our only regret was that we only had one night to spend there.

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Reviewed June 6, 2006

Prepare to be charmed by this beautiful farmhouse brimming with character from a by-gone age. This place is definitely one of my favourites and I know I will be returning there frequently over the years. The rooms are spacious, well equipped and spotless. Violet was so welcoming and after a long drive from Dublin she had homemade scones and tea prepared for us. It was like stepping into a different world, one where you totally relaxed and switched off from the hustle and bustle of life. After spending only one night there, and very reluctant to leave, having been served one of the most amazing breakfasts I've had in a long time, we headed for their self catering holiday cottage. Elacampane Cottage was a truly amazing stone cottage with similar rustic furnishings and stunning views of Dunmanus Bay. We could not believe how well equipped it was, with a barbeque, baking utensils, a selection of reading material and cds, both gas and electric hob, a jacuzzi - the list is endless. Also when you read the guestbook the glowing reivews reveal that some people have been returning there for years. I was heartbroken leaving the place, I think I was deluding myself into thinking I owned Elacampane Cottage for those few days. Given half a chance, I would move into that cottage forever.

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Reviewed October 22, 2003

We had a wonderful time staying at the Fortview. Violet and her family are incredibly gracious hosts. They somehow create an environment of comfortable ease while still maintaining a tremendous level of professionalism. Violet's breakfasts are a work of art and need to be experienced to be believed. A truely memorable experience.

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Reviewed July 24, 2003

Fortview House is absolutely outstanding! The rooms are wonderful, the breakfast is delicious. We hope to return soon for a longer stay! I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed May 23, 2003

Stayed at the wonderful Fortview in May, 2003. The host, Violet, was accommodating and gracious. We arrived somewhat late, however rather that be upset she made coffee and tea and talked with us for some time. Such a pleasure.The rooms are emaculately clean. Beds are fitted with beautiful quilts. Furnishings are essentially are brand new.The best, however, was her breakfast in the morning. By far, the best breakfast we had in our two weeks in Ireland. The breads were exquisite and the menu was varied and tasteful.Overall, a the best bed and breakfast we encountered in the 6 we visited during our stay. Next time we'll stay there and no place else.

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Property: Fortview House
Address: On R591 from Durrus | Gurtyowen, Goleen, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Goleen
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Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Goleen
Number of rooms: 3

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