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The Glen Country House

At a Glance

    Pros

  • family atmosphere
  • gracious surroundings
  • great value

    Cons

  • must drive, not walk, to nearest shops and eateries

The Glen Country House Review

Midway between Kinsale and Clonakilty (9 miles from both) on the scenic R600, this elegant country hideaway—a lovely creeper-clad Victorian house—makes an excellent touring base, though many guests love to nestle down to enjoy the sheltered sea estuary and good walks. Guy and Diana Scott have renovated this manor (on a 300-acre farm) to the highest standards, combining family heirlooms with stylish contemporary touches: the grandfather clock in the hall sits opposite an abstract painting by Guy's distinguished uncle, the artist and architect Patrick Scott. The family spaniels are usually on hand to offer a friendly welcome in the sitting room, where you can enjoy an open fire (in season) and an honesty bar. Guest rooms are spacious and all have views across rolling country to the sea. Babysitting, cots, and children's "high tea" can be arranged, as can grown-ups' dinner from Monday to Wednesday, when the excellent local restaurants are closed.

    Hotel Details

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

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