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Glebe Country House

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Gill Good’s handsome house is one of the great West Cork escapes, and it’s situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the enchanted county.

The hinterland around Gill Good’s beautiful Glebe House, in Ballinadee, is different, entrancing, a little part of West Cork all unto itself. It really struck us how different this zone is when, one afternoon, we were having lunch in Ballinspittle, and a whole crowd of hipster-left-field-alternative types suddenly converged, as if from nowhere. There is an independent, autonomous culture here, and it’s delightful, and gives the area its own atmosphere.

Snuggling cosily into that away-from-it-all is Ms Good’s delightful house and gardens, but Glebe, in fact, is a world-unto-itself, too. There are the gardens, and the gardens furnish the house with lots of things for breakfast and dinner; there are apartments for the entire family to stay; there are the rooms in the house. They cater for weddings, specialise in house parties, and cook delightful food for breakfast and dinner:  mushy pea and bacon soup; beetroot quinoa with baby leaf salad; traditional kassler; monkfish in herb hollandaise; rhubarb sponge castles. A confident, sure, hospitable hand is evident in everything in Glebe, so introduce yourself to this very special zone.

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Gill Good
Gill Good, Ballinadee, Bandon, County Cork.
+ 353 21 477 8294

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