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Pond House

Blarney, Cork, T23 KC98

Review Score: Fabulous 8.4/10

In Blarney

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

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09 Oct 2019 
Review Score: 8/10

The Pond House was a delight and a great stay all around. Tom was a fantastic host and made us feel like we were at home. Tom can carry a great conversation and was extremely personable. When we arrived he showed us about and left us to get settled in. Once we were ready, he recommended a great pub to get some drinks and food at. This B&B is in a great location and just a short walk to town, and a quick drive to Blarney Castle. The room was perfect and quite spacious - especially since we were on a family vacation and 4 adults were staying in there. Shower didn't work but there was one we could use on the floor that wasn't in another room so everything was ok. side note - all of the showers we encountered in Ireland were electric so just be aware of that. Although there were no in room amenities, the room was clean and comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and the tea was hot so it made a good start to the day. All in all the pond house was a great place to stay. Would def go back on next trip to Ireland.

Miranda and Dustin

05 Oct 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Tom is exactly the kind of person who you expect to encounter in Ireland. Hilarious and warm conversation while he goes to town in the kitchen cooking breakfast, and we are so glad to have come across Pond House.


24 Aug 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

A pretty old house. The owner was very friendly and smiley. Old house, but very clean and calm.

Ali and Arie

21 Aug 2019 
Review Score: 9/10

Great place to stay! Tom is very funny, gracious and cooks an awesome breakfast. The rooms are very cute, and it's super close to town! Would definitely stay there again!

Hannah McCormick

29 Jul 2019 
Review Score: 10/10

Pond House was our favorite stay during our time in Ireland! Tom was a wonderful, funny host who made a great breakfast and great conversation. The location was perfect for going to Blarney Castle and the accommodations were very comfortable. We highly recommend this B&B and would definitely stay here again!


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