Blackwater Valley, Ireland
Site Name Description Address Telephone No. e-Mail
Abbeyville House Abbeyville House Bed and Breakfast is a Five Star Failte Ireland listed and AA Four Star nineteenth century town house, on its own grounds and situated in the a privileged location in the heart of Fermoy, opposite the Town Park and leisure centre and only a hundred meters from the famous salmon, trout and coarse angling river of the Blackwater. We are adjacent to the shops, pubs and restaurants as well as many sporting venues such as the GAA, Rugby, Soccer, Pitch and Putt and Rowing clubs, to mention a few and have off-street parking.

We offer our guests a choice of Deluxe Double, Twin, Single and Family rooms all of which are ensuite with televisions and modern conveniences including free wireless internet connection in all rooms, with tea/coffee served on arrival. We also offer an exclusive spacious residents lounge and library with open fire for our guests to enjoy a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. A choice of delicious home cooked breakfasts are served in our dining room from where you can avail of our morning buffet before you indulge in our freshly cooked breakfast, while you plan you days activities.

Whether your stay is for business or pleasure you will receive a warm Irish welcome at Abbeyville House in Fermoy which is situated on the crossroads of Munster, on the Rosslare/Killarney and Cork/Dublin routes, allowing you to travel to most parts of the province within sixty to ninety minutes, thus making it an ideal base for your visit. Luxury coach links to cork and Dublin pass right outside our door. Abbeyville House has achieved a place within the top 10% of its star rating and has won an AA Highly Commended Award for Guest Accommodation for 2009/2010.

Infant's cot and high chair are available on request. We have a no smoking policy in operation within the house.

All major credit cards accepted.
Abercromby Place, Fermoy +353 25 32767 Contact
Annesgrove Gatelodge

Styled as a medieval castle in miniature, Annesgrove Gatelodge was the creation in 1853 of the acclaimed architect, Benjamin Woodward of Dean and Woodward. Designed to impress, the gatelodge was built in a romantic Gothic style as an entrance, at a junction of three roads, to the distinguished Annesgrove House and Gardens.

Constructed of stone inside and out, the gatelodge features in the main living room a wide, deep hearth, with a wood burning stove, while the only bedroom is accessed by a narrow stone circular stairway. Beautifully detailed windows are set in metre deep stone walls. Removed as it is nowadays from any main roads, the silence which surrounds this property is part of the charm for each visitor. Beyond the gate, in the privacy of their own small garden, visitors to the lodge can enjoy peace and tranquillity of a secluded patio, a wonderful place to dine ‘ al fresco ’ on balmy summer evenings.

The gardens of Annesgrove are laid out on the slopes overlooking the Awbeg River, with a seasonal backdrop of colourful rhododendrons and many other rare trees and shrubs. Nearby is the picturesque village of Castletownroche. The town features ancient ruins of the Bridgetown Abbey and a 13th Century Augustinian foundation. Edmund Spencer, the English poet wrote of the Awbeg River in “ The Fairie Queen ” calling it the Mula. Castletownroche is also home to an old mill, from which the song “ The Old Rustic Bridge ” takes its origins.

The Blackwater valley boasts a wealth of beautiful and varied walks in particular the Castletownroche to Annes Grove Garden loop.

Annesgrove Castletownroche Cork +353 1 6704733 Contact
Ballinwillin House Ballinwillin House offers a wine and farm tour experience for the tourism market and luxury accommodation. This charming destination is an ideal base from which to explore Ireland‘s beautiful south. Set in eighty acres of rich pastureland where you will see deer, wild boar, Kerry cattle and rare breed pigs roam freely. You will experience the authentic atmosphere when you enter our wine cellar. Your breakfast is free range from our farm.
Ballinwilliam House Mitchelstown Cork +353 25 84979 Contact
Ballyvolane House Built in 1728, Ballyvolane was remodelled in the Italianate style. Surrounded by mature woodland, extensive gardens parkland and trout lakes, the house has a charming, peaceful, atmosphere. Delicious food is a high point at Ballyvolane.

County Cork is well known for its artisan food producers and during the growing seasons, most of the vegetables and fruit come from Ballyvolane's walled garden. There is over 6 miles of privately managed salmon fishing on the river and also trout fishing.
Castlelyons, Fermoy, Co. Cork +353 25 36349 Contact
Blackwater Valley Caravan and Camping Onsite fishing, adjacent to Fermoy Town Park with swimming pool and children?s play area. Unable to accommodate commercial vehicles. Ideal location as base for touring lots of places of interest such as Cork City, Fota Wildlife Park, Cobh, Lismore, and V Drive. Mitchelstown Caves, Rock of Cashel, all within 35 kms. Prop: Pat, Nora Ryan & family. Castlehyde (Mallow Road), Fermoy +353 25 32147 Contact
Coolacunna Modern bungalow on own grounds beside the store (Lidl) overlooking Galtee Mountains. Mitchelstown Caves nearby. Wheelchair friendly Fermoy Road Mitchelstown Cork +353 25 24170 Contact
Croughmore Thatched Cottage Your thatched holiday haven boasts a magnificent setting between two mountain ranges, two great fishing rivers and four counties in the heart of Munster. Here you will meet the real Ireland, away from mass tourism and madding crowds, yet you‘ll enjoy some of the most spectacular inland scenery in the whole of Ireland and there will be a sincere welcome wherever your fancy takes you.

Surrounded by the lush pastures of the Golden Vale, Croughmore Cottage sits between the Galtee and Knockmealdown mountain ranges, the rivers Blackwater and Suir and counties Cork, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. It is central to all the cities, major towns and world famous visitor attractions in the south of Ireland...the castles of Blarney, Bunratty, Cahir, Lismore and Limerick, also the Rock of Cashel, lakes of Killarney and Mitchelstown Caves. All the region‘s sport and leisure facilities are open to you. Golf, fishing, swimming, mountain walks and horse riding.

Croughmore Cottage was built on a 50 acres roadside holding by the owner‘s great grandfather in 1864. It was occupied by the family until the mid 1980s and restored to its original condition in 1993, when its half-door opened to visitors after it had been given a 4 star rating by the Irish Tourist Board, Bord Fáilte, now Fálte Ireland, the Irish Tourism Development Authority. For many years before that, the old farmhouse had exuded a charm that forced passers by to turn their cameras on it. Perhaps its most shining moment came in 1984 when N.B.C television flashed it across the U.S.A, as President Ronald Reagan was about to fly to Ireland to visit his great grandfather‘s village three miles away.

Croughmore Cottage retains all its period atmosphere and traditional features. There‘s a cosy, spacious parlour, a high ceiling kitchen with a welcoming hearth and wood burning stove, a loft bedroom that delights children (and adults) period furnishings and fittings. It sleeps six (double beds) in three bedrooms. The restoration is a sensitive blend of old and new. The cottage now has a fully equipped kitchenette, electric storage heating, a private car park and spacious, well kept gardens where children can play safely.

Croughmore Mitchelstown Cork +353 25 24030 Contact
FIRGROVE HOTEL This is a modern, newly renovated hotel, set in its own grounds in the shadow of the Galtee Mountains. Situated on the N8, main Cork/Dublin route. We are an ideal base for touring Munster. Our Mulberry restaurant and Gradoge Bar serve good local food at affordable prices. All bedrooms have Multi-channel TV/ISDN lines and Tea/Coffee making facilities. Local interests include golf (18 hole-1/2 mile). Fishing/hillwalking/pony trekking/Mitchelstown Caves and heritage sites.WIFI in all public areas of hotel. Mitchelstown Cork +353 25 24095 Contact
Grand Hotel Charming old world hotel in the heart of the town, overlooking the River Blackwater. Tastefully refurbished in 2009 to give an elegant comfortable feel. Food served all day from either a carvery or from our extensive menu. Also, resgisted for Civil Weddings. Ashe Quay, Fermoy +353 25 40966 Contact
Harkaway Cottages Traditional stone cottages in courtyard setting. Ideally situated for hillwalking on Ballyhoura or Galtee Mountains, nine miles from new Ballyhoura mountain biking course, angling on the River Blackwater, four golf courses within a ten mile radius. Two miles from shops and restaurants. Centrally positioned in Munster. One hour from Cork, Limerick and Killarney. Facilities include games room, barbeque, beautiful courtyard and outside children play area. Harkaway Castletownroche Cork +353 22 26337 Contact
Mountain View Friendly, homely atmosphere and scenic location. Ground floor accommodation. Tea / coffee on arrival. Guest T.V lounge, hair dryer. TV in bedrooms. Large garden. Tea/Coffee making facilities in bedrooms. Glenahulla Mitchelstown Cork +353 22 25313 Contact
Old Train House The Old Train House B&B was established in 2000 by Billy and Majella Mulqueen, who left their everyday jobs to set up a bed and breakfast in what is a converted 1860 railway building. The house oozes charm and can boast its own railway signal box in the back garden, along with a classic car collection in the garage. Inside, the transport theme continues with memorabilia of both railways and old motors on the walls and the rafters. What look like paintings are actually jigsaw puzzles completed by guests and framed afterwards.

Located 8km east of Fermoy on the N72, The Old Train House in Ballyhooly is the perfect touring base for exploring the Blackwater Valley, Lismore Castle, the Jameson Whiskey Distillery, Blarney Castle, the Rock of Cashel and a host of other landmarks. If the great outdoors appeal to you, why not take a walk on the Blackwater Way, go mountain biking in the Ballyhouras, or kayaking on the Blackwater. If you fancy a more sedate time in the area, why not visit the Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll, take a boat ride along the Blackwater River, or just relax in the Old Train House gardens? There's something for everyone.

Your hosts Billy and Majella are well versed in things to do and places to see and travel suggestions over breakfast are all part of the package at The Old Train House B&B. And if you need to keep in contact with the folks back home, there's free WiFi access.
Station Road, Ballyhooley, Fermoy +353 25 39337 Contact
Palm Lodge Peaceful scenic home overlooking Galtee mountains, with large landscaped gardens, opposite golf course. At centre of South via Dublin-Cork-Kerry-Rosslare. Near such well known spectacular inland views of beautiful mountains & countryside as the Glenof Aherlow and the Lee valley, and the local interests such as Mitchelstown caves & local Megalithic tombs. Restaurants nearby. Mitchelstown 1km. Limerick Road, R513 Mitchelstown Cork +353 25 24687 Contact
Riversdale Situated just off N8 (Dublin / Cork) and N73 (Killarney/Mallow). Golf course at rear. Fishing rivers, parks and gardens. Convenient to Mitchelstown caves, one of the most famous in Europe. Limerick Road R513, Mitchelstown, Co Cork +353 (0)25 24 717 Contact
Riverside Welcome to Riverside, in the tranquill Golden Vale of Ireland. A beautiful, two storey farmhouse, lovingly restored, with all modern conveniences, situated on the banks of the River Functeon, renowned for its trout and salmon fishing. Unwind and revigorate, in our new and restored ensuite bedrooms. Relax and spoil yourself in our new heated swimming pool. Friendly family atmosphere. Sports facilities include riding school five hundred yards from the house, golf courses within six miles, a river walk, tennis court four miles away, a beautiful castle, monastery, restaurant and pubs within two miles. Your hosts are excellent musicians and singers round the fireside. See you soon. Ballinamona, Glanworth, Co. Cork +353 25 38176 Contact
Throughstone Self-Catering Coach House Centre of Castletownroche village on N72. Two minutes walk to shops and pubs. Angling in River Awbeg and Blackwater. Stone house converted from stables using ecological friendly materials. Organic vegetable and fruit garden at rear. Double futon in mezzanine. No smoking property. Coach House Castletownroche Cork +353 22 26750 Contact
Trien Four bedroom bungalow. Georgian white windows set on a white house with stone work on right hand side of front door. Tarmacadam front, side and rear. Flower and shrub gardens front and rear with fish pond at rear. Kiltrislane Mitchelstown Cork +3532585202 Contact
Virginia House A Georgian three-storey townhouse built during the founding of the township of Fermoy in central location overlooking town park and leisure centre. Two minute walk to scenic Blackwater river and town centre,(Angling facilities available), close to pitch and putt course, golf course and tennis club.

We are a small friendly family run Bed & Breakfast. All rooms are en-suite with Television and tea and coffee making facilities.

We have a family room available which can accommodate two adults and two children. A cot is available on request for infants.

We endeavour to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible in order to facilitate this we maintain a non-smoking bed and breakfast. To set you up for the days activities we serve a hearty Irish breakfast with home baked brown bread.
7 Church Place, Fermoy +353 25 31704 Contact
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