Fodor's Expert Review Seaview House Hotel
N71, Ballylickey, Co. Cork, Ireland
Among private, wooded grounds overlooking Bantry Bay, this large, three-story, 19th-century country house is an oasis of calm, nestled in its own gardens well away from the main road. Owner-manager Kathleen O'Sullivan keeps an attentive eye on what was, until 1980, her private home, where antique furniture, plump sofas, polished brass, and ornate drapes provide comfort and elegance. In the dining room, polished tables are set with crocheted mats and linen napkins. Service is friendly and informal.
- sea views
- unostentatious comfort
- good food
- make your own entertainment
- the "village" is more a suburb of Bantry, with only one pub
Rate Includes: Closed Nov.–mid-Mar.