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Coolbawn Lodge Irish Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast in Skibbereen, offers B&B accommodation on this award winning beef farm in West Cork, the informal and friendly atmosphere of this non smoking B&B is something to be enjoyed. Coolbawn Lodge Farmhouse is a Fuschia Excellence Award Winner, and Eileen will be delighted to help you unwind with home baking, tea/coffee on arrival, served in our dining room or in our garden. available for guests to enjoy.
Our spacious ensuite bedrooms, with deluxe King size beds, are chosen with you, our guest in mind, guaranteeing you a most comfortable night’s rest. Our rooms are tastefully decorated and all have electric blankets, clock radios, hairdryers and thermostatically controlled central heating. All our rooms are on the ground floor. Padraig & Eileen O’Driscoll invite guests to relax on their “Quality Beef” farm and enjoy your stay at Coolbawn Lodge Farmhouse, situated outside of Skibbereen, just off the N 71 road, in this beautiful and unspoilt part of West Cork. Designated Cycle Routes, pass the entrance of Coolbawn Lodge Farmhouse. Coolbawn Lodge Bed and Breakfast in Skibbereen is an ideal base for touring the Irish coastline from Kinsale to Killarney.
THINGS TO DO IN SKIBBEREEN AND THE LOCALITY:
We are just a short drive from Mizen Head Peninsula, Ireland’s most South westerly point, affectionately known as “The Teardrop of Ireland” and visit the Mizen Head Visitor Centre, taking in the Maritime Museum and Mizen Head Signal Station, with breath taking views out over the Atlantic Ocean. Vist the Planetarium in Schull.
Nearby Lough Hyne (pronounced Ine), is Ireland’s first marine nature reserve and Europe’s only inland salt water lake, making it one of the most studied marine sites in Europe.
If walking is your niche there are a number of local ring roads to enjoy with breathtaking views. If you wish to travel a little further “The Sheep’s Head Way, which has been awarded the European Destination of Excellence, is a must. You can take a boat trip from Glengarriff to Garnish Island awaits anyone with an interest in all that is beautiful about flowers and shrubs. This amazing display of tropical plants is made possible by the warm influence of the Gulf Stream.
Or you can take a boat trip out to Carbery’s Hundred Isle’s, trips can be arranged for you. For the angler, the River Ilen close by in Skibbereen is very popular for salmon Salmon & Sea Trout Fishing. Also if you choose any of the designated cycle routes in West Cork, we can arrange bicycle hire for you. If you are interested in local West Cork history, history going back to the Famine times of the 1840’s,the local Heritage Centre will be happy to assist you and also supply you with historical walks in and around Skibbereen town. For those of you seeking Genealogy information the Heritage Centre house the 1901 & 1911 census records. With many Blue Flag Beaches located around West Cork you can enjoy any number of water based activities and also horse riding, bird watch and on an art note if there are any art enthuasits we can arrange painting classes for you.
Coolbawn Lodge Bed & Breakfast Skibbereen is also close to four Golf Courses making it the perfect location for the Golf enthusiast:
- Bantry Bay Golf Club
- Coosheen Golf Links
- Glengarriff Golf Club
- Skibbereen Golf Course