Liss Ard Estate

Castletownsend Road, Skibbereen

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens
  • Hotels with Kids' Clubs
  • A 200-acre estate in southwest Ireland just outside Skibbereen town, Liss Ard Estate offers Liss Ard Country House, Garden Mews and the Lake Lodge. During summer months and school holidays, the children’s club is in action, with outdoor activities, sports, and treasure hunts. Indoor activities include arts and crafts, baking/cooking, and indoor sports. A library of books and board games is also on hand. All food is locally sourced and follows many “slow food” principles. Within the estate is a 50-acre lake for fishing or kayaking, as well as the amazing Ireland Sky Garden Crater. Guest rooms are spacious and wonderfully decorated. The Lake Lodge can be taken as a self-catering property, with 10 guest rooms, a lounge, a dining room, a kitchen and a conservatory. Bicycles are available for all to borrow; Wellingtons, coats and torches are at the ready to guide guests around this magical estate day or night.

    • Category: Hotel
    • Location: Countryside
    • Standard: Upscale
    • Style: Contemporary
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    Our Reviewer's Favorite Features

    • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
    • Toddler Fun: Open, safe areas for running around
    • School Age Action: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Cool For Teens: Near age-appropriate sights and activities
    • Homelike atmosphere
    • Variety of room options for families
    • Wonderfully decorated guest rooms
    • Variety of onsite sports and activities
    • Kids’ club offered during school holidays and summer
    • Onsite 50-acre lake for fishing and kayaking
    • Amazing Sky Garden Crater

    Families Should Know

    • Closes through winter months, aside from exclusive rentals for groups & weddings
    • One hour from Cork International Airport
    • No swimming pool
    • Kids’ club runs during summer months and school holidays only
    • Kids’ club, ages 4-12, is free
    • WIFI is free

    Sports + Activities

    • horseback riding
    • horse racing
    • kayaking
    • fishing
    • deep sea fishing
    • golf
    • bike riding
    • hill walking/hiking
    • Irish traditional sports – hurling, Gaelic football

    Local Excursions

    • Lough Hyne – Ireland’s first marine nature reserve
    • Baltimore
    • Kinsale
    • Bantry Bay
    • Beara Peninsula
    • Whale and dolphin watching
    • Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Ireland’s most southerly point
    • Skibbereen Heritage Centre


    • rooms, suites, and self-catering units
    • TV
    • safe/hair dryer/mini-fridge
    • kitchenette facilities in some units
    • WIFI in rooms and public areas
    • daily housekeeping
    • room service
    • baby monitors and parents’ kitchen provided
    • library
    • indoor game room
    • dining room (all meals)
    • extensive gardens and trails
    • Irish Sky Garden Crater and tours
    • onsite lake
    • boat and fishing equipment rental
    • kids’ and adult bikes available
    • kids’ club, ages 4-12
    • babysitting on request
    • in-room spa treatments available
    • private parking
    # of peopleStarting at
    2-3110D T B
    4185D T B
    5-6370D T B
    7740D T B
    • D - daily pricing
    • W - weekly pricing
    • T - tax included
    • B - breakfast included
    • I - all-inclusive

    Preferred Room

    Suite in Main House

    Guest Room Highlights

    • Spacious
    • Well-appointed
    • Good configuration for sleeping
    • Comfortable beds
    • Beautiful view
    • Nice bathroom
    • Great shower
    • Convenient location on property
    • Safe for babies/toddlers

    Booking Conditions

    • Deposit for self-catering units only, credit card guarantee
    • Cancellation: <14 days, 50% of booking deposit retained
    • Crib and highchair: free
    • Extra bed: 30€ per night >12 years
    • Kids’ club: free
    • WIFI: free
    • Check-in is 2p and check-out is Noon