Galley Head Lightkeeper House 1
Hosted by Irish Landmark Trust
Irish Landmark Trust is the host.
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
4 guests
2 bedrooms
3 beds
1 bath
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Galley Head Lightkeepers' Houses are perched on dramatic cliffs overlooking St George's Channel. The houses make an ideal location for relaxing and getting away from it all. The views from every angle are awe inspiring and breathtaking.

The space

* 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom
* bathroom
* Oil heating
* Open fire
* Iron & ironing board
* Radio
* Travel cot on request
* Garden

Guest access

It is vital that you contact your Local House Manager 5 days before arrival to arrange time to meet. Contact details will be emailed to you. Failure to contact your local House Manager in good time make result in access to the property been delayed. Latest arrival is 9pm.

Interaction with guests

The local House Manager will meet and greet you on arrival. At this time they can answer any questions you have about what is happening in the local area during the time of your stay. Latest arrival is 9pm.

Other things to note

Our buildings were made to the standards of earlier times – and sometimes without the intention that they should be lived in. Consequently you may encounter features that reflect their particular character but that deserve due care and attention, particularly by the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. Examples of these are steps worn with age, uneven surfaces, low ceilings and beams, unexpected drops or changes in level, and by modern standards low or absent lighting. In all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the fabric of each building, which makes it an interesting place to stay. We ask you to appreciate and use the building with this understanding, and recommend you read the information in the Guest Book in the property

Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

We ask that you leave the property in a clean and tidy condition upon departure. All equipment, utensils etc must be left clean and the property must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period.
All breakages and damage must be reported to the House Manager immediately so that they can be rectified. All breakages and damage are the legal responsibility of the Hirer and the cost of repair or replacement must be paid.


8 Reviews

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Mary User Profile
July 2017
My family of four had a truly magical time in Galley Head. If you do choose to stay here, ask to buy a copy of The Lightkeeper by Gerald Butler. I read the story under the light of the lighthouse over our stay. Gerald comes from three generations if Lightkeepers and his unique story of bygone days is one of tragedy, passion and fun. A very special keepsake from our time in Galley Head. I'm from West Cork myself and the Lighthouse was always Mythical. My visit did not disappoint. Míle buíochas to the Landmark Trust for giving the people of this island nation a chance to visit these Lighthouses that are so much part of our shared heritage.

Ian User Profile
May 2017
Wow! This a wonderfully secluded and almost magical location. Gerard and Gail, the house management, were wonderful and extended very personal, warm, and generous hospitality. This is a very special place, be prepared to be way out on the edge of the world, bring provisions, a good book, and your desire to decompress. Look out for large basking sharks cruising just below the lighthouse! The local area is beautiful, and very genuine. I highly recommend the Galley Head lighthouse for a special experience and a great escape!

Patric User Profile
April 2017
Our stay in Galley Head Lighthouse was just perfect! Gail gave us a very warm welcome and was always there in case we had questions. Many thanks again for hosting us!

This was absolutely one of the best memories of our lives. The functioning lighthouse and breathtaking sea and cliff views were unforgettable! We could feel the history of this grand old place, and the loving family who have maintained it for the last 25 years. Gail coordinated all the details beforehand, had the place so clean and organized! It was very comfortable and welcoming. Gail was so helpful in recommending things to do, where to eat, etc. it was truly a pleasure! Can't wait to go back! Highly recommend!

Phil User Profile
November 2015
Had a fantastic time at the light house. Really magical place, views out of all windows stunning, the long road up to the Lighthouse adds to the sense of isolation.. The house is great too. Warm, fuel for the fire an equipped kitchen.. What more do you need?

Kate User Profile
May 2015
This whole experience was an absolute pleasure. Leading up to the check-in date Gail was on hand to answer any questions I had; on check in she was understanding of our lateness due to getting lost; during our stay she was knowledgeable and helpful and so hospitable. For two nights we were transported into a different world - one of peace and beauty and natural wonders. The view never gets old, nor does the incredible blowhole just down the road. We spent our days exploring the abundance of greenery, occasionally stopping off for a walk on the beach, or an attempt to see the distant castles up close. The house itself is quaint and lovely. Tired after our active days, we cooked good food and sat around the table playing cards. It was a little but of heaven.

Petra User Profile
December 2014
It was really magnificent! A great experience, living at a lighthouse! Gail is a great host! The House is well equipped and furnished with a lot of love. It is a great spot to relax and unwind. It was tidy and clean. Thank you very much for this experience! We will definitely recommend it and maybe come back, if we can.

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