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Kilbrogan House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • a haven of civilized style
  • out of the way
  • off-street parking

    Cons

  • not much nightlife in town
  • limited restaurant scene in town

Kilbrogan House Review

This house at the highest point of Bandon, a market town midway between Kinsale and Clonakilty, has been the community's architectural star since it was built in 1818—it's a good, peaceful base for touring that's off the beaten tourist trail. Owner Catherine FitzMaurice spent 12 years restoring Kilbrogan House to its Georgian splendor. The ornate plasterwork could easily grace a much larger country mansion, as could the elaborate flying staircase. Large windows afford garden views and bring streams of sunlight into the spacious rooms, which are furnished with well-selected antiques, original art, and handmade rugs over polished wood floors. An open fireplace warms the breakfast rooms in colder weather, and the geranium-filled conservatory glows with sun on clear days.

    Hotel Details

  • 5 rooms.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Nov.–Feb.
Updated: 04-26-2013

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