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The Earl's Bungalow

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4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Earl's Bungalow is a large four double bedroomed house set in over 200 acres of private woodland and gardens and benefitting from panoramic views of the ruins of Castle Bernard. The house was fully refurbished to a high standard in 2015. It incorporates a number of antiques and memorabilia from previous Earls of Bandon. Bedrooms All bedrooms have double beds two of which are four posters and are super king size. The remaining two bedrooms have double beds. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, three of the four have baths in addition to showers. All the bedrooms have black out curtains in order to ensure that you sleep well during your stay. A cot can be made available for young children if requested. The Fishing Room Decorated with fly fishing paraphernalia, this room has a s...The Earl's Bungalow is a large four double bedroomed house set in over 200 acres of private woodland and gardens and benefitting from panoramic views of the ruins of Castle Bernard. The house was fully refurbished to a high standard in 2015. It incorporates a number of antiques and memorabilia from previous Earls of Bandon. Bedrooms All bedrooms have double beds two of which are four posters and are super king size. The remaining two bedrooms have double beds. Each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom, three of the four have baths in addition to showers. All the bedrooms have black out curtains in order to ensure that you sleep well during your stay. A cot can be made available for young children if requested. The Fishing Room Decorated with fly fishing paraphernalia, this room has a super king sized four poster canopy bed and dual aspect views of the ruins of Castle Bernard. It is also equipped with Lord Bandon's original desk, a chaise longue, a dressing table and a telescope for taking in the views. Its ensuite bathroom includes a cast iron bath with separate shower attachment and heated towel rail. Lady Bandon's Birdoir Decorated with cheerful song birds and pictures of the matriarchs of the Bernard family, this room also boasts a four poster super king sized canopy bed. It benefits from a separate sitting room with a writing desk, silk rug and sofas from which you can enjoy stunning views of the castle. The birdoir also has the largest of the ensuite bathrooms featuring an extra large walk-in rainfall shower, heated towel rail, an antique washstand and a full size double ended roll-top claw footed bath. The Hunting Room With slightly tongue in cheek hunting themed wall paper, this room has gorgeous mahogany furniture including a standard sized double bed, spacious wardrobe, dressing table and armchair. It also has a huge ensuite bathroom with a heated towel rail and luxurious claw footed roll top cast iron bath (with shower attachment). The Oriental Room Themed to reflect Lord Bandon's long Air Force service in the Far East, this room also has spectacular views of the castle and grounds, as well as separate front and back entrances, kitchen and walk-in shower room with heated towel rail. It also comes with a desk, silk rug, armchair and dining table as well as a TV (which plays DVDs only). It has a double bed. Kitchen A large modern kitchen with granite worktops, triple oven and four hob range style cooker, separate fridge freezer, microwave and dishwasher is ideal for cooking sumptuous food for all your party. Dining room With a table which easily seats twelve, this room was designed for entertaining and like most other rooms in the bungalow has large windows overlooking the castle and grounds. Drawing room The large drawing room is warmed by a wood burning stove which heats the whole house through a linked radiator system in each room (wood is provided). Visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the castle and grounds from the 4 metre picture window. It has comfy sofas to seat eight, a silk rug by the fire and a large selection of books and board games for guests to enjoy. A 32 inch television and DVD player are provided with a range of DVDs. High speed wireless internet is also available throughout the house. Central heating and hot water is powered by the wood burning stove, or by an oil fired boiler. Washing machines and tumble driers are available for guest use in the garage. Backdoors from the living room and sunroom provide easy access to a patio and picnic table overlooking the castle. From there visitors are welcome to enjoy the totally private grounds of the Castle Bernard estate. We provide wellington boots in a range of sizes in case it is wet. The Grounds Visitors to the Earl's Bungalow can enjoy walks in more than 200 acres of gardens and woodland which surround the ruins of Castle Bernard. Many specimen trees and shrubs thrive including a great collection of colourful rhododendrons, an atmospheric laurel walk around the lake, and a bamboo forest planted in Victorian times which transports you from West Cork into the tropics. Golfers can enjoy the Bandon Golf Club which forms part of the grounds of the estate. Salmon, sea trout and brown trout fishing can be arranged on the River Bandon which runs through the estate, and rough shooting may be possible if arranged in advance. Guests can access the whole house, and have the use of 200 acres of private grounds. We are always a phone call away, but as we are often not in Ireland we will also provide the numbers of our holiday manager who lives on the estate. She will be able to help with any problems, and advise on fun activities as well as events and amenities in the local area. More
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Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Suitable For Children Under 5
Fishing Nearby
Washer
Housekeeping Included
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Private Garden
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
TV
Parking
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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Reviewed July 5, 2018

Located up a rather rough private driveway and looking out on the beautiful ruins of Castle Bernard. The kitchen is extremely well stocked not only with equipment but also with store cupboard essentials - and the owners left us a plentiful supply of eggs, milk,...More

Thank RogerH99_99
Reviewed May 21, 2018

About 30 minutes from Cork Airport, just outside of the town of Bandon, Earl's Bungalow is recommended for family or a large group. The bedrooms and living area are very spacious.It is rare to have the view of a castle outside from your bedroom window....More

Thank David P
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Reviewed July 17, 2017

The Earls Bungalow was THE place to stay in Ireland. The house is huge with an updated kitchen, beautiful big bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms... It's everything you could want in a vacation home plus it's own castle - Castle Bernard - ON THE GROUNDS! 200...More

1  Thank mistermcgregor2017
Reviewed May 7, 2017

Our family of 6 (3 couples) found this home to be immaculate and well appointed with high end fixtures, furnishings and linens. Each bedroom has it's own en suite large bathroom. Everything we needed was in the home and friendly family members were also on...More

1  Thank donnao669
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic stay at The Earl's Bungalow. The property is beautifully furnished, in wonderful grounds with fabulous views of the ruined castle. It is also a great location for exploring Cork and Kerry. We'd love to stay here again.

2  Thank CWaghorne
About the Owner
Castle Bernard Estates B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:92%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2016
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