Welcome to Ard Na Greine Country House

On arriving at Ard Na Greine you will find the sense of hospitality is alive and well. It was such praise from a delighted guest that led to Norma previously winning the Failte Ireland Welcome Awards in the Bed & Breakfast category. A warm welcome awaits you from Norma who prides herself in giving her guests every comfort. Her personal attention, together with a plentiful supply of wholesome fresh food, makes for a very pleasant and homely stay. The core of the contented house is a bustling kitchen and Norma sees that each guest starts the day with a buffet style breakfast with a varied breakfast menu comprising of traditional Irish breakfast, fresh fruits, yoghurts, cheeses, fish and egg dishes, porridge, cereals, freshly baked scones and breads, and homemade preserves.

Today, guests at Ard Na Greine have the option of an A La Carte evening menu. Everything is cooked fresh using the best of local ingredients. Whether it’s a fresh salad made with locally caught salmon, or beef and lamb which is sourced from the local butcher, or Cork’s finest farmhouse cheeses, or Clonakilty’s famous black and white puddings, Norma ensures that her visitors get an authentic taste of the region’s great food traditions.

Norma understands the little things that make holiday memories precious and when people set out to discover her part of the world, she makes sure that Ard Na Greine counts among the discovered treasures – a warm family home with its door open to the world.

Visitor Testimonials
  • In the words of "Bed and Breakfast Ireland" :-
    A stay here is truly memorable - from the simple farmhouse comforts to the copious amounts of delicious food, the views of rolling green pastures as far as one can see, or just watching the cows being milked. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and informal; and the guests immediately feel at home. Many return year after year.

    Bed and Breakfast Ireland
  • We discovered an absolute gem near Clonakilty in West Cork. Not only was it highly recommended by locals, but is featured in the Best B&B Guide, Guide du Routard, and Binn Baum's Ireland. The proprietress, Norma Walsh, is a very gracious lady who goes out of her way to see to your every need. Her home cooking has won many awards. A menu is included for full Irish breakfasts and also for five-course dinners, offering many choices in each. Afternoon teas were also served. The rooms were light, cheerful, and squeaky clean.

    Dee and Bud Huzelka, Grass Valley
  • Wonderful hostess who could not do enough to make our stay comfortable. The house is alive with the aroma of freshly baked scones for breakfast with a wonderful array of fruits, cereals and hot breakfast. We have been travelling for nearly two months and this is probably one of best places we have stayed. Coming from Australia the Irish hospitality was wonderful and we were made to feel right at home.

    Valerie, Australia
  • It was memorable, one of the best places I have ever been; absolutely comfortable, warm atmosphere, relax, great location, landscape and, over all, the hospitality of Norma, doing everything for make it you the stay as much happy and comfortable as she can. Even, it´s impossible to define the breakfast, everything deliciously homemade for Norma (best scones I have ever eat), primorously served, copious amounts; I haven´t words; The only thing I can do for explain it properly is to say you: Come and see it by your own!

    Jose, Spain