Welcome to Glebe Country House & Coach House Apartments**** a charming family run Georgian rectory, offering warm hospitality, relaxed atmosphere, and comfortable accommodation.
The former Rectory was built in 1690 for the sum of £250. It was repaired in 1755 and again according to church records in 1853.
Completion of the present structure was reported in 1857 at a cost of £1,160.
The Loft and Garden apartments are in the converted stone coach house. This building was originally two stables and tack room with garaging for two coaches. It was renovated in 1991 to make two apartments which are classified by Failte Ireland as four Star.
The lovingly tended gardens provide a delightful retreat for guests, fresh produce for the dinner table and views over the church and steeple in Ballinadee village to the woods and hills of Ballinadee Creek and Bandon River Estuary.
We provide home made brown and white soda bread, home made jams, locally produced honey and smoked bacon. Orange juice is always freshly squeezed.
We ask guests to help themselves to cereal, fruit, organic yoghurt and prunes from the sideboard.
Sample Breakfast Menu
The Full Irlsh = West Cork Bacon, Free Range Eggs,Tomato, Sausage, Timoleague Black & Clonakilty White Pudding
Waffles with Organic Canadian Maple Syrup
Cheese and Bacon Waffles
Crispy Bacon, Egg and Tomato
French Toast with Honey
Cheesy French Toast
Kippers with Lemon
Pickled Herrings on Toast
Scrambled Eggs with Rosemary Shortbread
Date Bake with Crispy Bacon
Home Made Brown and White Soda Bread
Unlimited supply of Breakfast Tea, Herbal Tea and freshly brewed Coffee made to individual taste
Sample Dinner Menu
Glebe Garden Mixed Salad: An exotic selection of organically grown salad leaves & lettuces served with garlic croutons, smoked bacon strips and dressed with our own special recipe dressing.
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Escalope of Bandon River Wild Salmon: panfried to perfection in butter and served with a honeyed sauce
Served with new potatoes and vegetables
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Summer Fruit Compote: A selection of our own garden fruits lightly stewed and served with our homemade ice creams
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Tea/Coffee and After Dinner Mints
€35 per Table d'hote Dinner (book by noon), guests are invited to bring along their own wines
Our gardens are a treasure trove worth exploring. We are blessed with soil that will grow almost anything and a temperate climate helped along by the gulf stream. The sight of the Chillean Flame tree in full bloom against the Cobalt blue sky of a spring day makes the heart sing. The gardens have been designed to complement the period of the house. My own favourites are Roses and Paoenies in the borders, and Asaleas Magnolias & Rhododendrons in the shrubbery.
Our Poly-tunnel is in use all year around, and we use our own Fruit and Veg as much as possible. There is nothing quite like eating sun soaked strawberries straight from the garden.