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Maranatha Country House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • gracious family home
  • colorful, secluded gardens

    Cons

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

Maranatha Country House Review

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 pink, green, and white–sprigged fabric that matches the ruched drapes, as well as a sunken bath with a hot tub. Breakfast is served in the conservatory, which overlooks rolling lawns and majestic trees. To get here, drive from Blarney village on the R617 for 3 km (2 miles) toward the village of Tower and look for the sign on your right.

    Hotel Details

  • 6 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed mid-Oct. – Feb.
Updated: 02-20-2013

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