Liss Ard Estate is a member of Ireland’s prestigious Blue Book and a AA Awarded 5* Georgian Country Manor. The property is a stone’s throw from the bustling market town of Skibbereen and a unique base to explore the beauty of West Cork and the internationally acclaimed Wild Atlantic Way. The Manor sits on 163 acres of rustic woodlands, manicured gardens, a 40 acre private lake and James Turrell’s renowned Irish Sky Garden. The Sky Garden works with the light of the sky and space to create an artwork that engages viewers with the limits and wonder of human perception. The Estate’s 26 guest rooms all include an en-suite and are located in the Manor, its adjacent Mews and the Lake House. In 2022 the Estate was transformed with an extensive renovation which fully refurbished all guest rooms and common areas.
The 2AA Rosette awarded restaurant, Garden, is inspired by the seasons with produce harvested from the estate’s gardens, accompanied by the finest quality, local meat, fish and game, so renowned in the West Cork region. The team under Head Chef Séan Doyle, creates extraordinary dishes and a truly authentic West Cork culinary experience, while supporting small farmers, producers and artisans. Séan has recently been appointed Head Chef but has a wealth of experience and has worked in many restaurants, including Michelin starred establishments as head chef and aspires to replicate his work for the Liss Ard Estate.
The country Manor features a lakeside wellness centre incorporating Sound Bathing, Holistic Massage, Reiki, Reflexology and other specialized treatments. With such a fabulous resource in the West Cork region, the magnificent Liss Ard Estate will go from strength to strength drawing visitors both from home and internationally.