Gallán Mór

Durrus, Co. Cork
Bed & Breakfast
+353 (0)27 62732
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€100 - €200
per night

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


7 beds


7 rooms


Rooms sleep 2 – 6

€100 - €200 per night

The Experience

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.


  • Swimming pool
  • EV charger
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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



Nightly price
from €100
Singles €100-€125.
4 Doubles
From €100
1 Cottage for 6


Booking information

Check in
4pm-7pm, please get in touch for early and late check in
Check out
Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. Singles €100-€125.
1 Jan- 5 April, 15 April - 26 April, 10 Sept - 31 Dec
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Pub/restaurant 1.5 miles.


We stayed in the self catering cottage, An Gallan Beag, two adults and two teenage kids (18 and 16) The cottage is lovely, comfortable, really well thought out, beds are excellent. Lorna and Noel are just brilliant, fabulous people, couldn’t be more helpful, a joy to meet. They are superb hosts with great local knowledge and all the best places to eat (Arundel’s), walk and swim. On arrival they had left a jar of their own honey, a demi baguette and some Durrus cheese. A really nice touch!

Alan, Dublin

Genius Loci Noel and Lorna have both created a wonderful environment and we felt welcomed into it from the moment we knocked on the door. The place they have made cannot be sufficiently praised - staying at Gallan Mor and the surrounding area remains the highlight of our trip to Ireland.

Jo, Oxford

Lovely stay, amazing views of the bay, very tasty breakfast and attentive hosts. Highly recommended

Jerry, Edinburgh

Thanks to Lorna and Noel, it was a five-day stay in paradise! Comfortable beds, well-appointed rooms--all with views!--and sumptuous breakfasts were only part of the package here. Lorna and Noel welcomed me like a friend back for a visit. On arrival, we sat with a pot of tea and orange/almond cake talking in the garden overlooking Dunmanus Bay. They booked dinner reservations, gave me tips on where to go. This is the first, I hope, of many trips to Gallan Mor!

Susan, Washington

Five nights of absolute bliss. This will be the first of may visits to Gallan Mor, where I was welcomed not as a stranger but as a long lost friend. After a long day on the road, I finally arrived in ... heaven on earth, a house overlooking sun-sparkled Dunmanus Bay. Lorna and Noel took me in, made a pot of tea, and we all sat in the garden sipping and savoring Lorna's Moroccan orange almond cake. That was merely the introduction to Lorna's baking savvy. The Dutch babies are nothing short of addictive, and their hospitality and recommendations made this a very special trip indeed!

Susan, Washington

Gallan Mor was a gem of a find. We had a very well appointed room offering spectacular views in a lovely peaceful part of the delightful Irish countryside. Our hosts were most welcoming and attentive. Happy to help by booking restaurants and with advice on places to visit. Our breakfasts were delicious with plenty of choice, cooked to perfection and with fabulous homemade breads and preserves. Thank you Noel and Lorna for a very pleasant and relaxing stay.

Hazel, York

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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.