A pretty country house, built in the châteaux style in 1720 on the banks of the Bandon, Innishannon retains plenty of casual character. The bar and dining room, hung with contemporary Irish art, have a busy local trade. Guest rooms vary greatly in shape and size—as do their windows—but have a variety of interesting antiques and strong color schemes. The hotel is surrounded by gardens and woods, with an attractive stretch of the Bandon River bordering the grounds.
It's in a quiet rural location just off N7, about 6 km (4 miles) from Kinsale, and is perfect both as a retreat and as a base for touring the area.
Innishannon, Co. Cork, Ireland