If you are planning on spending a few days in the south of Ireland then Maranatha Country House Blarney B&B makes an ideal base from which to visit local attractions or make day trips.
This bed and breakfast guest house is nestled in the midst of 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
Built for Sir Richard Barter in 1880 this beautiful Victorian country manor 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.
Upon arrival at Maranatha Country House you will be presented with an information pack about the B&B and local areas like Cork. Included in this is a Blarney Woollen Mills voucher, a souvenir postcard of our beautiful 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 our B&B to Blarney and also 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 too enjoy with a cooked Irish breakfast of free range eggs, Irish 'back' bacon, hearty sausages and tomato wedges. 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 endeavored to create a home with all of the modern comforts without losing the historic authenticity.
Here are the most recent photos of our rooms
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Bed & Breakfast per room per night
Mizen Head West Cork
From the wind-whipped tip of Malin Head to the safe haven of Kinsale Harbour, wrap yourself in the wilderness of the west coast of Ireland on the world's longest defined coastal touring route. The Wild Atlantic Way is a sensational journey of soaring cliffs and buzzing towns and cities, of hidden beaches and epic bays.
Experience something different and magical this spring season and travel the Wild Atlantic Way, from Donegal to Galway, Kerry to Cork. Picture Mizen Head West Cork.
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 Distillery Midleton
* Cork City Gaol, Sundays Well
* The Royal Gun Powder Mills
* Over 10 Golf courses locally
* The English Market – Cork
Blarney Castle Cork
We are situated less then 15 minutes from Cork City. There you can explore the city well known for its many shopping outlets, the most famous being "The English Market" for some local produce. Enjoy some shopping on Cork City's, Patrick or Oliver Plunkett Street or the newer developed Opera Lane.
While away an afternoon in the Crawford Art Gallery, explore the beautiful grounds of UCC and Glucksman Gallery. Across the road is the beautifull Fitszgerald Park and Cork Museum. Cross the water over the Shakey Bridge to Cork's Old Gaol. Cork City has lots to see and do, including ringing the famous bells of Shandon.
Maranatha Country House, Blarney, Cork, Ireland
Landline: +353 21 4385102
Location coordinates - 51.92809 -8.60217