Gougane Barra Hotel

3 star hotel


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At the pricy Gougane Barra Hotel, there’s an on-site restaurant (serving a hearty dinner for €42), a cafe and a pub next door. The hotel runs a summer theatre festival.

Our independent authors have visited Gougane Barra Hotel and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Gougane Barra Forest Park.

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With a beautiful lakeside location in the West Cork Mountains, Gougane Barra Hotel boasts rooms with stunning lake and mountain views. Surrounded by forest, it offers home baking and fresh, local cuisine.

Overlooking the lovely scenery of Gougane Barra, the cosily furnished rooms all include a private bathroom and a hairdryer, along with a TV and free tea and coffee.

A bar menu is served during the day, including fruit scones with jam and cream, smoked salmion, or homemade soup. Evening meals are made using local, seasonal ingredients, with an á la carte and table d’hôtel menu provided.

Rowing boats and bikes are provided at the hotel, allowing guests to fish on the lake or enjoy the numerous scenic trails in the surrounding area. The ancient St Finbarr’s Well and Monastery sits on an island in the middle of the lake.

Travel information

By Car: - The hotel's car can meet you off the train, boat or plane to take you directly to the hotel. - The hotel is 32 km (20 miles) from Glengarriff and 55 km (34 miles) from Killarney. - Gougane Barra, lying in a Corrie Valley between the Derrynasaggart and Shehy Mountain Ranges, is 2 km (1.25 miles) from the main route (R584), which runs between the towns of Macroom and Bantry in the county of Cork.

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