The Bantry Desmesne has been in the White family since the mid 1700′s. It has always been lived in and has a very special feel to it. The gardens to Bantry House were developed by the second Earl of Bantry and his wife Mary. Inspiration was taken from their travels across Europe. The gardens contain seven terraces; the house is located on the third. One hundred steps are located behind the house and are built to appear to rise out of a fountain and are surrounded by azaleas and rhododendron. The gardens are constantly tended and maintained and the family are in residence at the House.
Visit the house and garden with its beautiful views and interesting history.
Stay in the Bed and Breakfast with views over the garden and Bantry Bay, locally sourced and freshly cooked breakfasts and special access to the house and garden. Celebrate your wedding or special event with us inside the house, the East stables or in the garden.
Autumn 2015 Opening: 7 days opening from 31 August to 6 September with one guided tour a day at 2.00 pm.
For the rest of September and October we will revert back to 6 days a week - Tuesday to Sunday - with one 2.00 pm tour a day.
Sunday 30 August we will be taking part in Heritage Week with free entry into the garden for all visitors and €5 flat rate entry into the house for everyone over 12 years old. Under 12s on Sunday are free. We will be offering 2 guided tours, one at 11.00 am for children and the regular 2.00 pm tour.