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Liss Ard Estate

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Front of property
In-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
Garden House Cosy | Bathroom | Hydromassage showerhead
Bar (on property)
Property grounds

Overview of Liss Ard Estate

Liss Ard Estate

4.0 star property
9.0 out of 10 Wonderful
9.0/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
Castletownshend Road, Skibbereen, Cork

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationLiss Ard Gardens1 min walk
  • Popular LocationIrish Sky Garden4 min walk
  • Popular LocationSkibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club6 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Skibbereen, Liss Ard Estate is in a rural area and on a lake. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lough Hyne and Warren Beach, while Cape Clear Heritage Centre and Birthplace of Michael Collins are cultural highlights. Travelling with kids? Consider Liss Ard Gardens and Rosscarbery Golf and Adventure Centre. Take the opportunity to explore the area for outdoor excitement like hiking/biking trails and other activities like whale watching.

What's nearby

  • Liss Ard Gardens - 1 min walk
  • Irish Sky Garden - 4 min walk
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 4 min drive
  • Skibbereen and West Carbery Golf Club - 6 min drive
  • Lough Hyne - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Cork Airport (ORK) - 70 min drive


  • Connolly's of Leap - 12 min drive
  • The Dock Wall - 13 min drive
  • Apple Betty's - 4 min drive
  • The Coffee Shop - 13 min drive
  • The Harbour Bar - 12 min drive

About this property

Liss Ard Estate

4-star family-friendly bed & breakfast by the lake
Consider a stay at Liss Ard Estate and take advantage of free full breakfast, a terrace and a garden. With amenities such as fishing and kayaking, this bed & breakfast is the perfect place to soak up the sun. The on-site theme restaurant, Dining Room, features garden views and al fresco dining. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities, such as a playground and a library.
You'll also find perks such as:
  • An outdoor tennis court, barbecues and luggage storage
  • Coffee/tea in reception, a 24-hour front desk and tour/ticket information
  • A TV in reception, smoke-free property and wedding services
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and walkable location
Room features
All 25 individually furnished rooms feature thoughtful touches such as 24-hour room service, in addition to amenities such as free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews say good things about the spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with hydromassage showers
  • 24-inch flat-screen TVs with digital channels

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of Europe.


English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast and through room service
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Restaurants on site

  • Dining Room

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)


  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • A meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have any lifts
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains


  • Bath or shower
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Private bathroom


  • 24-inch flat-screen TV
  • Digital channels


  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed during November, December, January and February.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of EUR 40 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Welcoming dogs only
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for EUR 30.0 per day.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: EUR 40 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 30.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business or profession.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards

We should mention

This property does not have any lifts

National rating

This property does not have a Ireland Tourist Board rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Liss Ard
Liss Ard Estate
Liss Ard Estate B&B
Liss Ard Estate B&B Skibbereen
Liss Ard Estate Skibbereen
Liss Ard Estate Hotel Skibbereen
Liss Ard Estate Skibbereen
Liss Ard Estate Bed & breakfast
Liss Ard Estate Bed & breakfast Skibbereen

Frequently asked questions

Is Liss Ard Estate pet-friendly?

Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of EUR 40 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Liss Ard Estate?

As of 30 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Liss Ard Estate on 5 Jun 2023 start from €230.00, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Liss Ard Estate?

Liss Ard Estate doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Liss Ard Estate?

Check-in is from 3 PM - 9:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Liss Ard Estate?

Checkout is at 11:00 AM.

Where is Liss Ard Estate located?

This family-friendly Skibbereen bed & breakfast is located on a lake, within a 5-minute walk of Liss Ard Gardens and Irish Sky Garden. Skibbereen Heritage Centre and St. Patrick's Cathedral are also within 2 miles (3 km).




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10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay. The property was just beautiful and so relaxing. All of the staff were accommodating and very friendly. Highly suggest!
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness
Could be a Special Place
This place has amazing potential. Sadly it does not live up to it. We were put in a "cozy" room," and were told these rooms were for their cost conscious (cheap/poor?) visitors. The next room up was not much more expensive, but unavailable. There was barely room to move around the bed. There was a kettle and coffee machine that had no outlet near them, and no surface large enough to place them to plug them in, and the coffee machine had a continental European plug in any case. The food was bad. My partner's breakfast omelette was crusty on the outside, with a slab of molten, chewy cheese on the inside. We won't even talk about lunch. It was inedible. My partner, who feels disloyal to his dead mother when he leaves anything on his plate, sent back a near full lamb dish. When we had an issue and said something, we were made to feel it was our fault for not appreciating this place. That's a weird flex for a service industry. On the plus side, the staff were generally extremely helpful and pleasant, and seemed to enjoy their jobs. The land is spectacular. The sky garden, which is on the estate, is stunning. It is looking a bit worn though, the browning grass and divots up the side. There is a wonderful set up by the lake with exercise rooms, a pay-per-visit sauna, stand up paddle boards, and a small boat. Great drinks and a skilled bartender. This hotel could be really special, but there is just something not coming together.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

4/10 Poor


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Room sold as a room for three is in fact a cupboard
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

2/10 Terrible


Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveller

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2021