Please read some of the independent reviews:


“Excellent base for exploring coast near kinsale”

Great house, excellent location, nice host, hearty breakfasts (cooked Irish, waffles, kippers), good coffee

Our 6 year old loved Minnie, the terrier

5mins walk to local pub

Check out Howes Strand, 'secret beach'

Eat in Maxs in Kinsale (book first)

Have already recommended to my parents for weekend break


"Made very welcome”

Beautiful old house, outside Kinsale so would need transport to get there, taxis available

Very welcoming (including our dog) & individual place to stay. Staff helpful

Breakfast great with lots of choice


"Extremely relaxing!"

Visited the week after Kinsale food week - town being dug up which made it less attractive however didn't take away from our visit

Spoiled for choice with restaurants, Fishy Fishy - very good food but service poor,

Liked — Large rooms, individual furniture

Disliked — didn't dislike anything


“A most enjoyable stay”

Stopped for one night on a trip around West Cork. This guest house is very peaceful, on the edge of a small village that is easily reached by foot. On arrival we were immediately made welcome and guided to the lounge for tea and biscuits. Evening meal can be booked in advance

and you are welcome to bring your own wine - we dined alone but the hospitality and food were excellent. In keeping with the age of the property our room was spacious and the bathroom a little dated but we loved the character and decor of the house. The choice of breakfasts was delightful.

Liked — Tea and biscuits on arrival was just great

Disliked — Cracked windows gave a bad first impression

Travelled with: Family with young children

Age group: 35-49


“The perfect place to see the real Ireland”

Myself and my boyfriend stayed at this gorgeous country house as a little treat in January. It was like being Lord and Lady of the manor, guests are given free run of the house (two massive reception rooms) and gardens. Breakfasts are gorgeous and well thought out, who would have thought you could beat the traditional Irish breakfast (although this is also on offer). The rooms are all individually decorated by the incredibly arty Gill, some of her art pieces can be spotted around the house. The location is perfect for a relaxing week in the countryside, Ballinadee is a tiny typical Irish village where the traditional pub is still alive and well. Kinsale, Clonakilty, Cork city and some of Ireland's most beautiful countryside are all around waiting to be explored. If you want calm you won't be disappointed. We will definately be back.

Liked — Beautiful house, beautiful food, beautiful setting

Disliked — Having to leave it when our trip ended

Visit was for: Romantic getaway

Travelled with: Spouse / significant other

Age group: 25-34


“Great for Families !”

A beautiful old Georgian Rectory with self-catering coach house accommodation. We stayd in a lovely one bedroom flat in the former rectory stables. The flat was spacious, nicely decorated, came with all mod cons from a dishwasher to an iron and was immaculately clean! We were welcomed by Gill, the proprietor who had arranged 'rationings' for us -milk bread, that sort of thing, which was a nice surprise and it was fantastic to be able to let the kids out of the front door and not to worry about them. The garden was huge and there was plenty of room for them to play football etc. I would go back tomorrow !


Great house, excellent location, nice host, hearty breakfasts (cooked Irish, waffles, kippers), good coffee

Contact Information

Glebe Country House

Ballinadee, Near Kinsale, Bandon, Co Cork


Tel.: +353-21-4778294