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Castle Farm

Castlemartyr, Cork, P25 ET65

Review Score: Superb 9.5/10

2.5km from Garryvoe

Meet your host…

Margaret Leahy

Tom and I have been running Castlefarm Bed and Breakfast for the last 30 years. I am passionate about craft-work and home-baking for family and guests. Tom enjoys tending to Castlefarm's beautiful gardens and has a great interest in local history. We have three grown-up daughters who love to help out on visits home.

Near Garryvoe
P25 ET65

A Fáilte Ireland Covid-19 Safety Chartered B&B.
An exquisite Georgian country house overlooking Ballycotton Bay, Castle Farm is a rural getaway in idyllic County Cork. Exuding history and charm, the house is nestled on the grounds of a working farm and offers stunning Atlantic views. Guests can indulge in delicious breakfasts of organic local produce and enjoy host Margaret Leahy’s 30 year’s hospitality experience. Just five minutes from Blue Flag awarded Garryvoe Beach; visitors can take seaside walks, fish, swim and admire the unparalleled panoramas. Guests can also enjoy gourmet food and a lively atmosphere in the nearby historic town of Youghal.

How to get here

From Waterford/Cork: Turn off the N25 road at Castlemartyr village on to the R632 rd for Ladysbridge. Drive straight through village for about 4km. Turn left at the first crossroad - Castle Farm is signposted here. Follow the signs for the coast road to the house.

Sat Nav: Lat (51.872488) - Long (-7.967179)

  • Failte Ireland Safety Charter


  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • TV in Bedroom
  • Wi-Fi

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Overall Score



Olive keusch

23 Sep 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

I needed a quiet respite from a very busy and stressful life. I came across this b&b which seemed perfect, and it was! It stands alone with exceptional views. It is about a 10/15 minute drive to a garage/shop and not much further to other places to eat and to Ballycotton, which has a cliff walk. You are in Ballymaloe country here, with a Kilkenny outlet for good measure. Gentle rambling is the order of the day. There was a small secluded beach about 4 mins drive away. Perfect for a stroll or paddle in the September evening sun. The view of Ballycotton lighthouse from my room, was so beautiful. After a drive around and a take out meal, i sat in my very comfortable room feeling very relaxed. The wifi signal is very good, which is great for people like me, who like to watch a movie at night. Margaret is an excellent host. She is so knowledgeable about all that the area has to offer, and also she is such a lovely person. Nothing was too much trouble. I said that my daughter might need to come to stay and Margaret was so relaxed and accommodating. The breakfast was delicious and her homage brown bread was lovely. A perfect, peaceful, retreat from life as we know it.

Host's Reply:
Thank you for your lovely review. We were delighted that you were able to take a break out from your busy life and that you were able to find peace and tranquillity in our home. Hope we will see you again some day. Regards, Margaret & Tom Leahy


22 Sep 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

We started our Ireland road trip here, and I wish we could have spent more time at castle farm. It is a beautiful place with wonderful hosts, it’s a clean and comfortable home with a serene environment. It’s close enough to the towns for the convenience of restaurants and pubs, but far enough to find the peace that you are searching for. The Ballycotton lighthouse in the distance will lull you right to sleep. We had difficulty using our vacation voucher on our first few nights of our trip, and Margaret made it a worry free situation. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, it was such a warm and needed welcome to such a stunning country.

Host's Reply:
Thanks for the lovely kind words on your review. We loved having you stay with us and delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday in Ireland. We hope to see you at some point in the future. Regards, Tom & Margaret Leahy.

Gregory Dean Baker

01 Sep 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

We stayed for 2 nights, 2 rooms, 4 people. We loved the view of the sea and the breakfast was excellent. The hosts were very friendly and great cooks. The local area was beautiful. We did the rock of Cashel on the way to the B&B and did Blarney Castle and south west coast between nights. Overall, an excellent stay.

Jodi and Jay P

10 Aug 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

Castle farm was gorgeous! Margaret was absolutely delightful. We were greeted with a cheery welcome. The home and the views are absolutely spectacular. Margaret shared the history of her home, her farm and the area. We enjoyed the beach and town as well. We wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you for a fabulous stay Margaret!

Jodi and Jay P

10 Aug 2021 
Review Score: 10/10

What an exceptional place! The home and views were beautiful. Margaret was delightful. Such a warm, cheery welcome! She was so personable and talked with us about the house, farm and area. We enjoyed the beach and town. One of the most fantastic views ever from our room. Wish we could have stayed longer. Our time at Castle Farm and with Margaret was far too short.