Gallán Mór

Bantry, Co. Cork
Bed & Breakfast

Captivating sea views, sleek interiors, lovely food - and an affable pair who run the place with Irish charm and Caribbean sparkle


3 beds


8 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 6


Gallán Mór – ‘Big Stone’ – named after a huge piece of rock inexplicably lodged in the back garden, bestows a sense of history on this otherwise beautifully contemporary place to stay. Overlooking the glistening blue of Dunmanus Bay are two immaculate white cottages: the house where Lorna and Noel do B&B, and a self-catering pad for six next door. Both are topped with slate roofs and dormer windows, and surrounded by landscaped lawns laced with meandering paths and hidden corners. The four beautifully furnished B&B rooms would look at home splashed across the pages of a glossy designer mag: stunning four-posters, chandeliers that twinkle between the eaves, the occasional olive-green wall. The spotless cottage is just as delightful, with restored antique radiators, comfy leather sofas and a cosy wood-burner in its open-plan living room. Caribbean Lorna and Irish Noel are a beaming, sunny, ex-London pair. The area is full of quirky villages to explore and stunning walks; and there’s a hot tub for the idle.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-7pm, please get in touch for early and late check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 2 nights.
Christmas, 30 September - 16 March.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub/restaurant 1.5 miles.


Nightly price
from €90
Singles €90-€100.
4 Doubles
From €90
1 Cottage for 6
From €150


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Lorna Bourke

  • 'Culture Vultures' immerse yourself in the West Cork Chamber Music or Masters of Tradition Festivals, hear the finest international musicians of our time or stretch your mind with the Literary Festival. There's a stone-carving and yarn festival here too
  • Bantry House. Explore this great and historic house, climb the 100 steps and take in the view over Bantry Bay. Cream tea in the garden is a must!
  • COURSES: Sailing, kayaking, horse riding, stone-carving, felting, bread making on Heir Island, yoga, meditation
  • Garnish Island Italian gardens, West Cork Garden Trail
  • The Sheep’s Head Way walk & Pilgrim pathway.
  • Blue Flag sandy beaches on the Mizen Head.