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Pond House

Blarney, Cork, T23 KC98


Meet your host…

Thomas Looney

A warm welcome awaits you at Pond House B&B. Tommy Looney runs the lovely Pond B&B on the Waterloo Road. He is famous as a great host with great stories. He has a reputation as a great cook and he delivers the best breakfast in Blarney.

Waterloo Road
T23 KC98

An idyllic, ivy-clad home in picturesque Blarney, guests are invited to completely unwind at Pond House, County Cork. Close to river walks, fishing and golf, host Thomas Looney offers guests a genuine Irish welcome and shares his wealth of local knowledge. Visitors can explore the ancient Blarney Castle, kiss the world-famous Blarney Stone housed within it and indulge in wonderful pubs and restaurants in the pictorial village. 

Pond House is operated by a hands-on customer focused host who enjoys the interaction with his guests. Tom is fluent in German and has an extensive knowledge of suitable activities for guests and displays a wide range of current brochures to assist visitors in maximising their stay in the area. Guests can explore the pretty village and the acclaimed Blarney Woollen Mills craft shop. The B&B is also ideally placed for trips to the Cork City Gaol Heritage Centre nearby, Cork City with its restored Huguenot Quarters, with lovely side streets and cafes.


How to get here

Finger signpost at the start of Waterloo Road, drive approximately a quarter of a mile. There's another finger signpost on the left, leading into the house from the road.

Bus Routes: 224

Sat Nav: Lat (51.953900) - Long (-8.576140)


  • Baby Sitting
  • Cot Available
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews

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Overall Score




29 Sep 2018 
Review Score: 5/10

We did not meet host until the morning. His wife greeted us as he was away. She was sure to tell us he ran B&B. We meet Tom in morning for breakfast. Nice guy, good breakfast. Told him we could not figure out shower. Wife was to tell us it's electric and you have to switch on from outside. Room was fine for one night.

Virginie and family

23 Sep 2018 
Review Score: 8/10

Tom is a very friendly, welcoming and funny host (he loves teasing!). House is quite old but has everything you need, located within walking distance to Blarney Castle (which is expensive but great with a large park). Breakfast was very great!

Kathleen Mendola

20 Sep 2018 
Review Score: 10/10

We had a wonderful time here! Tom was the best host anyone could ask for. He made us feel welcome, had the most amazing breakfasts, and even better stories. He help us by giving advise when we had a blowout, and gave us the best places to visit in the area. We were truly sorry to leave! Felt like leaving an old friend!


17 Sep 2018 
Review Score: 7/10

Friendly and entertaining host, good service, and decent rooms. The breakfast (traditional Irish breakfast) was very tasty. I would not recommend this B&B for anyone sensitive to smoke, however, as it did smell of smoke and made all our clothes/bags smell as well.

Sara Foletto- Italy

31 Aug 2018 
Review Score: 9/10

Tom è semplicemente un grande! Ci ha accolte calorosamente rimanendo a chiacchierare con noi come se ci conoscessimo da sempre, questo è il tipo di accoglienza che amo! La sua casa è favolosa, immersa nel verde e nel silenzio; la nostra stanza all'ultimo piano era davvero spaziosa così come il bagno privato. Colazione (del campione!come diciamo dalle nostre parti) super preparata ogni mattina da Tom: buonissima ed abbondante! Tornerei altre mille volte qui, senz'ombra di dubbio! Grazie di cuore Tom a presto! Sara


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