RATED - HISTORIC IRISH HOUSE
Céad Míle Fáilte – Bienvenue – Willkommen – Bienvendia – Benvenuto
Welcome to the Maranatha Country House Luxury Bed and Breakfast experience in Blarney.
Failte Ireland – National Tourism Development Authority – Classification Certified – Approved Historic House
This beautiful Victorian country manor was built for Sir Richard Barter in 1887. It rests atop the Hydro Hill and is only 2km from the centre of Blarney village, which is home to Blarney Castle with its famous Blarney Stone.
This guest house is nestled in the midst of a lovely wooded private gardens, and thus provides a peaceful and quiet setting that is sure to give you a wonderful and relaxing experience of Blarney hospitality.
Upon arrival at Maranatha Country House you will be presented with an information pack. Included in this is a Blarney Woollen Mills voucher, a souvenir postcard of our beautiul country house and a Voice magazine (a multi-denominational Christian booklet which is aimed to uplift and encourage).
Within this lovely family home, each of the en suite bedrooms is uniquely designed to give you an experience that is certain to be memorable of your visit to Blarney and to Ireland. From the simplicity of the Lavender room up to the Regal suite with its ‘sunken’ bathroom and double jet whirlpool, each of the bedrooms is very unique.
We even have one room, the ‘Top Hat’ room that is not only very large but the décor is taken from the 1935 movie, ‘Top Hat’ starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
And when it comes to breakfast – the flower filled Breakfast Conservatory will give you a setting that is so very pretty as you look out over the lawns and colourful bushes and trees. But best of all is the breakfast itself – with your choice of hot oatmeal or cold cereals, yogurts, cheeses, fruit bowls and fresh berries and cut fruit – topped with fresh whipped Irish cream, of course – as well, not to forget the freshly baked scones and croissants and brown bread. And of course to complete your sumptuous breakfast enjoy a cup of freshly perked coffee or Irish tea.
Being Victorian, the decor at Maranatha Country House is naturally more ornate than current trends of today. However, we have endeavoured to create a home with all of the modern comforts without losing the historic authenticity.
Blarney is the ideal base for touring the South and within easy reach are the following attractions:
* Blarney Castle and Gardens
* Blarney Woollen Mills
* The Queenstown Story Cobh
* Jameson Midleton Irish Whiskey Heritage Centre
* Cork City Gaol, Sundays Well
* The Royal Gun Powder Mills
* Over 10 Golf courses within 15 miles
* The English Market – Cork
Particularly in the spring, the colourful array of huge Rhododendrons and other flowering bushes and trees is a feast of colours surrounding our home
If you are planning on spending a few days in the south of Ireland – then Maranatha Country House Bed and breakfast makes an excellent base for day trips to Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, west Cork and east Cork and of course – for those enthusiasts of golfing there are several excellent golf courses nearby.
So, look for our sign and plan a visit with us on your next trip to Blarney or Cork or Ireland.
Maranatha Country House Bed and Breakfast offers Irish hospitality experience at its best.
Thank you and we look forward to hosting you,
Olwen and Douglas Venn