Liss Ard Estate & Country House

“Grand house, spectacular grounds and lots to discover” - AA Inspector



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Liss Ard is a magical place – set in over 160 acres, this 1853 house was built in the late Georgian style. The main house has been welcoming guests for a number of years and has established a very strong reputation in the private hire and wedding markets. Bedrooms vary in style; most retain Georgian proportions but have contemporary twists in their decor schemes. There are other accommodation options available in the grounds. Food is an important element here, with much of the produce and honey coming from the walled garden. The wonderful grounds feature a private lake and the ‘Irish Sky Garden’ by renowned artist James Turrell – a giant earth and stone crater embedded into the landscape.

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5 Gold Star Award: Premier Collection
2-Rosette restaurant
Liss Ard Estate & Country House
Liss Ard Estate, Castletownsend Road, Russagh, SKIBBEREEN, COUNTY CORK, P81 NP44
Phone : 028 40000


  • Rooms 9
  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Hard Tennis Court
  • Private fishing
  • Free TV
  • Direct Dial
  • Wifi
  • Lounge with TV
  • Lounge without TV
  • Open parking
Opening times
  • Open all year
  • Maximum number of guests: t
  • Dinner Served

About the area

Discover County Cork

Cork is Ireland’s southernmost county, and is also the largest. There’s a lot of coastline, most of which is rocky and dramatic, but there are some amazing beaches, like Barleycove, Inchydoney and Owenahincha.

The town of Cobh is a naturally sheltered harbour, which made it a significant embarkation point for naval fleets during the Napoleonic Wars of the 18th century, emigration and prison ships in the 19th century, and the glamorous transatlantic liners of the 20th century. Today it is a seaside and sailing resort, with brightly painted Regency frontages above little shops and restaurants.

Youghal is a lovely walled seaport and one of the best-preserved 13th century market towns in Europe. Legend has it that this is where Sir Walter Raleigh first smoked tobacco from the New World and planted the first potato in Irish soil.

Cork, the county capital, is a vibrant, modern university city. Its status as a European Capital of Culture in 2005 resulted in major development throughout the city’s shopping areas. The city’s heart lies between the north and south channels of the River Lee. Its waterways and many bridges have given it the soubriquet of ‘Ireland’s Venice’.


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