The Old Monastery was a Christian Brothers period home for more than 100 years which was bought by my family in the 1990s. Originally built as a merchantâ€™s home, it retains the old charm and elegance with beautiful wooden floors and stained glass windows. The charming Victorian family home is situated in three quarters of an acre of secluded gardens in the centre of the beautiful Cahersiveen, at the foot of Beentee Mountain and mouth of the Fertha River. Please read all information before booking!
You will have access to your bedroom, the bathroom and showers. You will also have access to the kitchen where we have a beautiful old Aga, you can cook if you like but will have to provide you own food (you may use my cooking utensils and necessary basics such as salt, pepper, oils and spices) other than breakfast which is included. Breakfast is continental made up of locally sourced foods and will either be served in the dining room downstairs which feature long church pews and views of the garden or in the old farmhouse style kitchen with views of the garden and Cnoc na dTobar Mountain. You may also use the library which is full of books for all ages and interests and the sitting room which has a gas fire and television. We have a lovely terrace in the garden with a barbeque area where you can sit out on nice evenings beneath the cherry blossom tree and cook all you like.
The Old Monastery is a place to come for a unique stay in an old house full of history and charm. You will be warmly welcomed into my home and I hope that all guests feel at home here, I love this area and very much and want all my guests to experience it to its fullest so I will be at hand to give lots of local tips on food, things to see, places to go etc.
The toilets are shared as are the shower rooms however all toilets and showers rooms have latches on the inside of the doors.
However, this is not a typical Irish B&B, it is a family home, it is important to know that. The breakfast I serve is not a fry, it is a continental breakfast featuring food from local suppliers such as breads, cheeses ...