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Falling Water & Famine Ruins

Claire User Profile

Falling Water & Famine Ruins

3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
3 guests
1 bedroom
2 beds
1 shared bath
This is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Great check-in experience
95% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.
Claire is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.

Peace and tranquility abound here. Nestled amongst an old famine workhouse and centuries old mills this area is rich in folklore and history. A great location to explore West Cork & the Beara peninsula from and only a 5 minute drive into Bantry town. We've a cosy sitting room with wood burning stove & library to unwind in after a long day's hiking or if you really want to be pampered, treat yourself to a full body massage. We pride ourselves on our hearty breakfast, you won't be disappointed!


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed, 1 single bed

House Rules

Not safe or suitable for children (0-12) and pets - There is a lot of open water on the grounds that would be dangerous for children.
No smoking, parties, or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM


80 Reviews

Peadar User Profile
September 2018
A stay here is an experience - terrific hosts, best of facilities, good conversation and an amazing location. To get the most of it, stay for at least two nights. You won't regret it!
Cecilia User Profile
October 2018
What a wonderful and unique place Clara and Eli have, as we were driving through the all old cars we didn’t think much of it, but the stone house itself is beautiful, cozy and clean, with confortable bed and nice wooden floors. We met Merlín, Eli’s brother, he was very nice and g…
Mara User Profile
October 2018
Beyond belief location!! The waterfalls with the backdrop of the ruins is like a landscape out of a movie. So incredibly beautiful and awe inspiring. We just loved spending time there. Then on top of that the accommodations are so lovely and comfortable and welcoming. Superb br…
Rachel User Profile
August 2018
Claire was a brilliant host from start to finish. She recommended a local restaurant Manning Emporium which was fab! We woke up next morning to a gorgeous breakfast and even got to try her own seaweed Pesto! Claire took us on a tour of the waterfalls and famine ruins in her back …
Joanna User Profile
August 2018
I am very happy to recommend Falling Water & Famine Ruins B&B; having merely expected to be boarded for the night or stay was as it turned out a highlight of our visit to the magnificent West Cork /South Kerry Coast and Sheep’s Head Peninsula. I recommend it especially to the cu…
Karol User Profile
October 2018
Abolutely wonderful experience ! Yes, it wasnt just a stay, it was a... Great experience. Energy, people and PLACE was abolutely amazing !! Definately we will back. Highly recommend.
Claire-Louise User Profile
July 2018
Donemark Falls is a comfortable spot to spend a few days, the surroundings are magical and there are plenty of tales to be told about its past. Eli makes a great breakfast, and has a rather impressive baritone singing voice too!!!

Hosted by Claire

Cork, IrelandJoined in March 2016
Claire User Profile
280 Reviews
Claire is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Born in Bantry, I grew up a few miles from Donemark on a small farm. I've spent my life here for the most part except for a few adventures every chance I've had.
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About the home
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Eli and Elaine help host.

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