Sample image

Reviews 2014

Jon - July 2014

My family and I (my parents and my brother) stayed at Self Catering Blarney for a week in July, 2014 following a trip to Liverpool the week before. Such a great location, I can't really stress that enough. While we mainly kicked back and enjoyed Blarney, taking just a day trip to Cork and Kinsale (both very close), the house is centrally located so that it could be the starting point for anyone wanting to venture further out into the country than we did. Blarney Castle was on the top of our "to-do" list, since my Grandfather had also kissed the Blarney Stone before he passed away, so it was really important to my Dad. Having that incredible view of the castle from the dining table everyday was really something special. The spacious house was clean and well equipped with towels, cooking utensils and dishes that we did make use of for breakfast and a couple of nights for dinner. Blarney had everything we needed being a major tourist stop (as evidenced by the parade of buses). All the major sites, restaurants, pubs, grocery store, and tourist info is within walking distance. The Woolen Mills store was very nice, and is a one-stop-shop for any souvenir from Ireland you can think of, be it cliche or more meaningful. Christy's Restaurant and Pub, also located at the Woolen Mills, serves an amazing fish chowder, and the Muskerry Arms a short walk away has Harp on tap (one of my favorite beers). Our GPS lead us astray when first arriving, but I had used Street View on Google beforehand to familiarize myself with the area just in case and was able to quickly find my way. We all had a great and relaxing time, and are very thankful for the great house that Pat provided! Highly recommended!

Anne - July 2014

Pat's house is in a great location, within easy walking distance to Blarney Castle, shops, cafes, and groceries, and just a short drive from other locations like Cork city, Kinsale, and Midleton. It has a great view of the Castle as a bonus. The house is very clean and spacious and easily accommodates a large group of people. Pat was a perfect host, lots of information about the house and the area available in the house and quick to respond to questions. Thanks for a great stay Pat!

Jamie - April 2014

We were positively thrilled to stay in Self Catering Blarney. It was extremely comfortable, clean and had a lovely view and great local restaurants. There was some food and condiments that he allowed us to use as well. We would come back anytime!!!