Maranatha Country House

St. Anne's Hill, Tower, Co. Cork, Ireland

This gray-stone Victorian manor surrounded by pretty gardens and 27 woodland acres makes an excellent base for exploring Blarney, Cork City, and even Killarney, 1½ hours away. The guest rooms in Olwen and Douglas Venn's impeccably run family home are individually decorated with antiques (Olwen has a passion for French inlaid furniture) and striking textiles. The Regal Suite has a four-poster bed swathed in fabric that matches the ruched drapes, and a sunken hot tub. Breakfast is served in the conservatory, which overlooks rolling lawns and majestic trees.

PROS

  • gracious family home
  • colorful, secluded gardens

CONS

  • no bar or restaurant in walking distance
  • must book well in advance
  • no elevator

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-438–5102

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Oct.–Feb. Breakfast

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