Located on a stunning 200 acre private estate a few minutes from the centre of Skibbereen in West Cork in Ireland, the Liss Ard Estate is offering a new bespoke family holiday experience in a unique location with accommodation for families. With numerous period buildings on the estate, as well as its own sprawling Lough Abisdealy, Liss Ard Esate offers several types of accommodation – Liss Ard Country House, the former 18th century Georgian stable block adjacent to the house; the Garden Mews; and the Lake Lodge. All are stylishly refurbished and available to book separately for small/ large groups or family gatherings. Packages of 2-nights (from €149 per room per night including one evening meal), 3-nights (from €139 per room per night including one evening meal) and 4-nights (from €161.50 per room per night including 2 evening meals) are available. Conditions apply.
In the past, Liss Ard was renowned as a private haven to numerous celebrities including Oasis, Lou Reed, Van Morrison, Patti Smith and Nick Cave, who prized its peaceful, rural location. Dining at Liss Ard is a relaxed affair with simple, uncomplicated food bursting with freshness and flavours. The restaurant is based in the Country House and it is where breakfast is also served.
The magnificent gardens and woodlands at Liss Ard have been planned to reveal a collection of ‘garden rooms’ with various areas to enjoy. The estate also features the ‘Irish Sky Garden’. This huge earth and stone work called ‘The Crater’ was created by the American artist James Turrell who is world-renowned for his works on the theme of ‘light’.
Guest facilities and activities include biking, fishing, kayaking and swimming in the lake. Indoor activities and entertainment include board games, PlayStation, cards, and what is an Irish home without a piano! Partake in the activities, have a massage in the treatment room or just relax with afternoon tea in the library or drawing room. In addition it is possible to arrange golf at top courses such as Old Head Kinsale or Ballybunion. Tragumna Beach is only a short ride by car away (10 minutes) and Skiberreen has wonderful restaurants, shops and good supermarkets offering fresh local produce.
With beautiful reception rooms with stunning views to take your afternoon tea, warm fireplaces to lounge in front of, lovely woodland walks in the magnificent gardens, various activities to pursue, dining on sumptuous food made from the freshest of local produce – the holiday experience is truly an Irish one.
Children under 12 stay for free if they stay in their parents’ room. Children under 12 eat for free when accompanying parents if they eat from our Kids’ Menu.
Included in above prices are:
- Complimentary Oisin’s Kids’ Club access (for 4-12 year olds)
- Complimentary kayak, canoe and tennis subject to availability
- Easter Sunday – Easter Egg Hunts for adults and children
Other family-friendly packages are available including ‘Baby Goes Free’ and ‘Liss Ard Family Fun’.
Flights into Cork (80 minutes), Limerick Shannon (3 hours) or Dublin (4 hours)