Overlooking the inlet of Dunmanus Bay in west Cork, Blairscove House and Restaurant is as unique as it is picturesque. Around the beautifully restored courtyard of a Georgian house and grounds, you’ll find 5 stylish and individually decorated suites, each of which can be rented on a bed and breakfast or self-catering basis.

The rooms were formerly a piggery, coach house, smoke house and servants’ quarters. Today, they are a blend of traditional comfort and contemporary design. The restaurant is located in what was the barn with tall windows overlooking Dunmanus Bay, which were the recesses through which the hay was pushed down to the animals from the loft above. Some say that about 250 years ago the building was part of fortifications complete with two watchtowers.

Since opening in 1981, the restaurant has been known as a local leader, using the fineset produce and attracting patrons from all around Cork and beyond.

Wake up to the sound of the sea, watch children fishing for crabs and buy lobster and prawns from local fishermen.