Cribben House is a large, elegant, 18th century, Italianate style manor house situated in the rolling hills of the Lee valley, overlooking a medieval castle and abbey.
It is a perfect base for exploring counties Cork and Kerry. It is situated 9 miles from Blarney, 38 miles from Killarney and 10 miles from Cork city and airport.
The house is spectacularly set in 12 acres of mature beech woodland and landscaped gardens. It has been carefully restored, yet retains its original character and charm. All four guestrooms have large bathrooms and beautiful views over the surrounding countryside.
In addition to the antique furnishings throughout the house you will also find a grand piano in the drawing room and a full size billiard table in the billiard room
Golf (ten 18 hole courses within 20 miles), excellent fishing and riding stables are all within easy reach.
On entering Cribben House the first thing you notice is the sense of grandeur and warmth, brought about by abundance of light and space.
The clever design means that every room has at least one South facing window and another window facing in a different direction.
The large rooms, high ceilings, and soft colours further enhance the effect."
The current room layout is based on the original architectural drawings from the remodelling of 1866.
Ground Floor: The front porch opens to a large entrance hall with carved wooden stair case and 2 beautiful, full length, stained glass windows.
Drawing room Warm and welcoming with an open log fire comfortable seating, elegant funishings and a grand piano.
Billiard room: A popular room, especially after dinner with a glass of port. It has an open fire and full size (12'x6') billiard table
Dining room Large bright room with a door leading to patio and large window which allow you to survey the gardens and surrounding country-side while you dine. Seats up to 12
First Floor: All our bedroom suites are thoughtfully designed. They are all large (the smallest is 490 square feet/45 square metres), have magnificent views and have a unique character.
To cater for the need for ensuite bathrooms, we resisted the temptation to partition off a corner of the bedroom, instead we converted smaller adjoining bedrooms, the result is all our bathrooms are proper rooms with windows, furniture and pictures on the wall.
Bedroom 1: Decorated in a relatively modern style, the raw silk curtains and interesting prints, create a very warm and bright atmosphere. 1 king-size (5') French sleigh bed, large en suite bathroom with antique free-standing roll-top bath and separate shower enclosure and it's own fireplace.
Bedroom 2: features old African memorabilia and antique zoological engravings.
1 king-size (5') French sleigh bed and 1 single bed (4') , large ensuite bathroom with bath and separate shower enclosure.
Bedroom 3: features fine Edwardian furniture and interesting portraits and engravings.
1 antique iron single (4') and 1 double (4'6") bed and large ensuite bathroom with separate bath & shower.
Bedroom 4: The delicate furnishings create a regal atmosphere
Queen size (5'3") 4 poster and large ensuite bathroom with separate bath and shower.
The Guest House is adjacent to the main house.
Like the main house it has been completely restored but in a less formal style. It is full of character, you will find several antique furnishings throughout, each one with a story attached and the walls are decorated with interesting prints.
It has excellent facilities, the kitchen is fully equipped and the shower has the same high pressure as the main house, bed linen and towels are provided. There is a private patio and the gardens of Farran House are there for you to enjoy,
Ground Floor: Large open-plan living-dining-kitchen area (5mx10m), hallway,WC
First Floor: 3 bedrooms and one bathroom with separate bath and shower
Cooker, microwave, fridge, dish washer, kettle, coffee maker,
Washing machine, tumble dryer, iron, ironing board,
TV, VCR, Radio, Cassette,
Seperate bath and shower,
Linen, Towels, cot and high chair,
Cribben house is situated on a southern facing slope.
Of the original estate there are 12 remaining acres of gardens surrounding the house.
At the turn of the last century the family that owned Cribben House spared no expense to create a paradise as their home. A stream was diverted to run through the beech woodland area, and water was piped from this stream to form a small waterfall in the rock garden. In another area there is a fountain and a network of paths through an ornamental garden.
There is also a large walled garden with a tea-house complete with its own fireplace.
The wooded area is a mixture of rare rhododendrons and magnificent beech and oak trees.
Today the gardens have matured and have a less formal atmosphere but they still remain spectacular.
Cottage Living area
Views from main house
Sleeps up to
typical pricing (per week)
April 11, 2010
April 18, 2010
Pricing for all other times of year on request. Prices are subject to change; call us to confirm current pricing.