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Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House

Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House

4.8
out of 5
Ratings from 160 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.9
Comfort
4.8
Condition
4.8
Location
5.0
Value
4.5
Customer
Service
5.0


Galley Head light keeper's houses, in their elevated setting, make an ideal location for relaxing and getting away from it all. The views from every angle are awe inspiring and breathtaking. Special Notes: There are cliffs nearby and children should be supervised at all times.

  • Sleeps 4 people. 1 Double Room and 1 Twin Room.
  • Pets are not permitted.

Review

Review submitted on Sun, 24 Jan 2021
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The views were amazing, very peaceful and quite, a very relaxing experience. I was in cork on a work trip during lock down all tourist places were closed, a tv in the house would have been appreciated as the evenings were long, however overall a really lovely experience

Beth Ann from Ballinakill stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in January 2021


Irish Landmark Trust replied 63 days ago
Thanks for taking the time to review your stay. We're glad you enjoyed the views and the peace and quiet of the location. We hope you will stay at another Irish Landmark location in the future.

Great place to go ,wont be sorry you went

Review submitted on Wed, 07 Oct 2020
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
As we were one family staying in the two houses it worked out great loads of space to move around plenty of bathrooms for five people to use, the house was spotless which made me feel very comfortable, great to go out for walks and see the aera which is beautiful ,and the light house was great ,at night it was so great the lights on the water made it so special ,Gearld was great he gave us so much information about our surroundings as he was the lighthouse keeper before it went automatic and it was also his home so he was great .

Angela from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in October 2020


Irish Landmark Team replied 213 days ago
Thank you so much for sharing your review. It sounds like you had a really lovely stay at Galley Head and we're glad you enjoyed the two houses as well as the local walks and scenery. We hope to welcome you back as future guests of Irish Landmark Trust.

A Beautiful Place to Stay

Review submitted on Wed, 30 Sep 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Less than half an hour from Clonakilty Galley Head Lighthouse is located on a headland at the end of a penisula in the Celtic sea with spectacular sea views on all sides. The house is very comfortable with an open fire and all of the facilities you'd require. For people who like splendid isolation this is the perfect location. The lighthouse is steeped in history and the house manager Gerald Butler is a mine of information on the area and the lighthouse in particular as Gerald and his family have been Galley Head lighthouse keepers for generations. The sea views, the isolation and the light punctuating the sky over the sea and land at night are major reasons to stay at Galley Head. We loved it and definitely plan to return.

David from Enniscorthy stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2020


Irish Landmark Team replied 217 days ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts on staying at Galley Head. We're delighted you enjoyed your stay and taking in the views and facilities at the site. We look forward to welcoming you back to stay in the future.

Galley Head LighKeeper's house 2 is an amazing and charming place to stay.

Review submitted on Wed, 23 Sep 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head has been on my list of places to stay in for many years. My stay at Galley head was amazing. It measured up to the high expectations I had for the weekend.
Firstly we were met by Gerald Butler, former LightKeeper at Galley Head and he was so helpful and shared a huge amount of information about the lighthouse and the building. Gerald was very generous with his time and set us up for a very relaxing stay at Galley Head. The LightKeep's house 2 that we stayed in was full of charm and had amazing views of the sea and lighthouse.
Best of all you can lie in bed upstairs with shutters open and watch the lighthouse beams all night.


Peter from Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2020


Irish Landmark Team replied 219 days ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay. It sounds like you had a really lovely time at Galley Head and we're glad that Gerald had you well looked after. We really appreciate your kind words and thank you for supporting the work of the Irish Landmark Trust.

Short break in Co Cork

Review submitted on Tue, 15 Sep 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was a very special staycation. Everything was perfectly clean and Gerard was the perfect host. We saw dolphins form the lighthouse playing in the morning sun. It’d be lovely to come back with family or friends.

Marta from Dublin 15 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in September 2020


Irish Landmark Trust replied 227 days ago
Thank you for sharing such a lovely review of your recent stay at Galley Head lighthouse. It sounds like you had a really special holiday and we're so glad you felt well looked after. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Very unusual holiday

Review submitted on Mon, 14 Sep 2020
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a lovely holiday in Galley head light keepers house. Gerard was a fountain of knowledge and very helpful. We would like to stay in other light keepers houses.

Geraldine from Dublin 16 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in August 2020


Irish Landmark Team replied 227 days ago
Thank you for your review of Galley Head Lighthouse. We're delighted you enjoyed your holiday and we would love to welcome you to stay at another of our lighthouse properties in the future. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust.

Amazing stay at Galley Head

Review submitted on Wed, 09 Sep 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We really enjoyed our stay at Galley Head lightkeeper’s cottage. The location was idyllic with incredible views and so peaceful and the whole cottage was very clean and well stocked for a self-catering stay.

Laura from Dublin 1 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2020


Irish Landmark Team replied 227 days ago
We're thrilled to hear you had such a lovely experience at Galley Head! It sounds like you really got the best out of your holiday, and you enjoyed the view and surrounding area. We hope to welcome you again as an Irish Landmark guest in the future.

A wonderful location! A place of immense interest and charm.

Review submitted on Tue, 18 Aug 2020
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We were delighted with our stay . The setting lends itself to dreaming and an appreciation of the sea. We were convinced we would see whales though we didn't. We did see dolphins though. The Managers were very welcoming and informative. Great thanks are due there . The two properties were ideal for a family holiday or a larger group. Meticulously clean one was very reassured in the context of Covid. A lovely swimming beach is close bye as is a longer strand for walking on. Terrific!

Marion from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 7 nights in August 2020


Irish Landmark Team replied 247 days ago
We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Galley Head Lighthouse. It sounds like you really got to enjoy the local area and really made the best of it, and seeing dolphins is always a bonus. Thanks for your support of Irish Landmark Trust.

Brilliant Experience

Review submitted on Tue, 04 Aug 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a wonderful stay at Galley Head. The kids really embraced the old charm of the house and loved playing in the garden under the loom of light at night. It was a magical experience and we feel privileged to have stayed on such an historic site. Gerald was very welcoming and was very generous with his time. We would love to return in the future!

Andrew from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2020


Irish Landmark Trust replied 248 days ago
We're so delighted to read your lovely review. It sounds like you had a fantastic stay and we're so glad that you felt well looked after by Gerald. We would love to welcome you back at galley Head again in the future.

Get away from it all at Galley Head

Review submitted on Thu, 23 Jul 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
If there is a prize for best staycation location then Galley Head 2 is pretty close to the top of the list. The setting is stunning, the property managers are friendly and helpful. The house is wonderfully airy and bright and it's got a working lighthouse in the front garden. What's not to like?!
There's no wifi, there's no TV and there's barely a mobile signal, but if you want to get away from it all and enjoy west Cork, Galley Head is pretty close to perfect.


Michael from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in July 2020


Irish Landmark Trust replied 272 days ago
So glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at Galley Head! It sounds like you really took the time to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and being away from it all. We hope to have you back to stay again in the future. Irish Landmark team.

Lighthouse in a storm

Review submitted on Sat, 18 Apr 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our second stay at Galley Head. It’s become a spring ritual for my mum, husband, daughter and I. We love the unique experience of staying here and this year we had a full blown storm which made it even more special. The house is beautiful, well equipped, cosy and full of character. Gerald is an amazing host with a world of stories to tell. I have raved about this place to so many people and we are already looking forward to Spring 2021.

Collette from Bandon stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in February 2020


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely review. We're delighted that Galley Head has become part of a family tradition for you and we look forward to welcoming you again next year. Glad you had the magical experience of a storm occurring during your stay!

Beautiful place

Review submitted on Wed, 26 Feb 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Just back from a 2 night stay in Galley Head Lighthouse Keepers Cottage No2. What a wonderful place to visit. We were met by Gerald who gave us a warm welcome and a quick tour of our accommodation. Couldn't be in a better place for a weekend of high winds! Clonakilty is only a 20min drive away and has plenty of places to eat and drink, a busy town. Also, went for brunch at the Fish Basket which is a must. Can't wait to get back to Galley Head and chat with Gerald again, he is a fountain of knowledge.

Alan


Alan from Newport stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in February 2020


Irish Landmark Team replied more than 1 year ago
Really great to hear such a lovely review of your stay at Galley Head. We're glad that Gerald had you well looked after and it sounds like you really enjoyed the locality. We'd love to have you back to stay in the future and thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust.

A wonderful experience

Review submitted on Tue, 25 Feb 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had the most spectacular few days at Galley Head Lighthouse. Communication before check-in was quick and efficient, we were welcomed by Gerald Butler and told some very interesting stories about the history of the lighthouse. The surroundings are gorgeous.
The house is bright, clean, spacious and very warm. The only negative thing I would have to say is that the accommodation lacks basic supplies, which is frustrating given the distance to a local shop. No soaps/shampoo/conditioner/toothpaste, no dishwasher tablets, no condiments in the kitchen, no fuel to light the fire and only 1 roll of toilet paper (for a 4 night stay). I would still highly recommend a stay here - but come prepared!


Guest from Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in February 2020


A little bit of paradise

Review submitted on Mon, 24 Feb 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley head is really in a beautiful location, easy access, ideal if you just want to get away from it all and relax and unwind. Top tip is open the front door after darkness and look up to the sky's , no light pollution, an amazing star lite sky. Gerald is much more than the house manager, hes a pure gentleman and if your interested in your surroundings, Gerald knows the full history, and you could spend days talking to him.

Phelim from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in February 2020


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
We are so very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House and found the property and location to be a little bit of paradise. It is a really fantastic place to take a break to if you want experience a true getaway from it all. Thank you for your very kind words.

Just a lovely place.

Review submitted on Tue, 04 Feb 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I have always had a thing for Lighthouses. Galley Head is a magical place. Tastefully decorated. Cosy and well equipped. The host Gerard could not have been more helpful. He gave us fabulous tour of the Lighthouse and it's history.

Hugh from Limerick stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in January 2020


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Really lovely to receive this shining review. We're glad that Gerald had you well looked after and that you enjoyed your time at Galley Head. Thank you so much for sharing your story, we hope to welcome you back to stay in the future.

Magical!

Review submitted on Thu, 09 Jan 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
All my family love going to Galley Head. It was our third visit in a year!
Gerald Butler is a wonderful host - welcoming, informative and generous with his time.
We can't wait to go back again and walk the hills to The Long Strand & Castlefreke.


Gary from Sandycove stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in December 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you Gary for letting us know you had a magical time at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House. As a charity, Irish Landmark Trust really does appreciate your continued support. It is wonderful to hear you had a fantastic return trip.

Beautiful Peaceful Location

Review submitted on Tue, 07 Jan 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Amazingly beautiful and peaceful location...all you can hear is the sea and the wind.
Both Gerald & Marie are such welcoming hosts. You could sit and listen to Gerald for hours - his love for the sea and the lighthouse is evident and intriguing.


Martina from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in December 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your kind and thoughtful review. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at Galley Head and with your hosts. We would love to welcome you to stay at an Irish Landmark property again in the future.

overall good

Review submitted on Fri, 03 Jan 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Fantastic location! Very peaceful, we enjoyed the stay and the environment. The house was very warm and comfortable.

Lisa from Dublin 2 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in December 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We're glad you enjoyed the beautiful surroundings of Galley Head Lightkeeper's House and were comfortable and warm in the property.

A wonderful stay

Review submitted on Tue, 17 Dec 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very special place. It was warm and very cosy on a stormy weekend. It is very well equipped. Thank you Gerald for your warm welcome and taking time to give us a tour of the lighthouse. We hope to return at some stage..

Guest from Ennis stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in December 2019


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Wonderful to hear you had such a great stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House and we very much look forward to welcoming you back hopefully in the future. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust.

Wedding Anniversary 2019

Review submitted on Tue, 10 Dec 2019
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Hi , we come here annually to celebrate out wedding anniversary and avoid awful halloween. No better place to avoid the ghouls than in this walled fortress with comfort and style. Gerry our host was excellent as usual and ensured we were very much at home. We experianced our first storm like conditions here, very impressive , the area is lovely we are definitely coming back

Declan from Glenmalure stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in October 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your continuing support of Irish Landmark Trust. It is wonderful to hear that your annual trip to Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2 went well and that you got the chance to experience a storm at a lighthouse station. It is amazing what these structures have withstood over time.

Beautiful house in a stunning location

Review submitted on Sun, 01 Dec 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This is a well maintained light keepers cottage in a stunning location. The house was well restored, clean, warm and it has everything you need for a comfortable weekend.

Kevin from Kilcolgan stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in November 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to hear you had such a lovely stay. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust.

An amazing stay!

Review submitted on Tue, 12 Nov 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The house was cozy and warm . We also had the option of an open fire. The place was spotless . The kitchen had everything you need for cooking with a beautiful view of the ocean as you sat at the table. There was 2 bathrooms one upstairs and one downstairs(only in house 2) .The views were spectacular! Meria and Gerald were great, answering all the questions we had about the beautiful lighthouse and very friendly. You can sense the love they have for this place.We will definitely be back and will rent the other house too so family and friends can be with us to experience the beauty of this place .There is an adjoining door between the houses that can be opened in this situation .This stay was the highlight of our trip to Ireland .

Laura from Monroe stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in November 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is so wonderful to hear that you had such an amazing stay. Thank you so very much for letting us know that you had a great time. We do hope to welcome you back again soon.

Second visit experience!,

Review submitted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
What an immense joy to be back at The Galley!!
There is no such thing as 'Bad Weather' at The Galley,....in fact,... It's exactly what you need, to enjoy every aspect of it.
Wonderful warm, cosy, comfy and pleasing accomodation, in excellent condition and with all comforts, including hot water bottles!
Gerald and Meria, the people who take care of The Galley Light-keeper's Cottage No.2 are kindness itself.
Gerald made time on a busy day for him, to show my German friend (her first visit to The Galley) the Lighthouse. I had seen it during my previous visit.
My advice is: Do not stir from the precincts of the Lighthouse,...other than to walk.
Bring all your grub with you and enjoy being at this exceptional place.
We bought our take-away meals in the Lettercollum Kitchen Project, supplemented by items from Scally's excellent SuperValu, both in nearby Clonakilty.


Margaret from Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in October 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
So lovely to have you come back and stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House. Delighted you had such a great time second time around and that your friends had a chance to see the lighthouse. We are very lucky to have such a fabulous House Manager.

A magical place to stay

Review submitted on Wed, 02 Oct 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I stayed with a group of friends between both houses at Galley head last weekend- we chose Galley Head lighthouse as a special venue to celebrate a big birthday and we all loved it! Gerald and Gail were both very welcoming and helpful, best of all Gerald gave us a tour of the lighthouse on arrival. The houses were full of character with no compromise to comfort! The location of course is spectacular, on the edge of the world. I especially loved watching the beams of light reaching out over the sea and in between the stars each night. Magical!

Mairead from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. We're delighted to hear you were warmly welcomed and well looked after. Galley Head is such a beautiful place to stay and the views are indeed amazing! Hopefully we will get to welcome you back to an Irish Landmark Trust Property again soon.

Treat

Review submitted on Mon, 30 Sep 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
It was a very special place with everything perfect. So much care and attention had been given to making the place so inkeeping and comfortable for the guests. Gerry was great and made us feel so welcome. We will be telling people about this special place,
We found The Fish Basket at the end of Long Beach a must for anyone in the area!


Anne from Co Wicklow stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in September 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you had a great time at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House. You are very kind to take the time to let us know about your stay.

Memorable Visit

Review submitted on Mon, 30 Sep 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We were fortunate to visit on the sunniest days of the year. A bonus visit to the lighthouse with Gerald.

John from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2019


Galleyhead Lighthouse

Review submitted on Wed, 24 Jul 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
very pleased with our stay at Galleyhead.
Accommodation was to a high standard and the representative (Gerry) went above and beyond to make sure we had a pleasant stay.
I cannot thank the Landmark Trust enough for a wonderful 4 day stay with my family.


Terence from Dundrum stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in July 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
So wonderful to hear you had such a good stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2 Terence and that you were so well looked after during your time there. Thank you for supporting our work and we really do hope to perhaps welcome you back again in the future.

360 Degree sea

Review submitted on Fri, 19 Jul 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a stunning couple of days at Galley Head. Gerald and Maria welcomed us so pleasantly and told us some of the history of the lighthouse, which was riveting. I was especially moved and impressed by Gerald's Mum taking over the lighthouse - a really empowered woman! We were in the sea more than on land, swimming and catching mackerel - our 4 year old's first fish, but when we went back to Galley Head we were so cosy cooking our catch and discussing the day. We slept with the shutters and window open to allow the 5 flashes of the Galley Head character to watch over us. A truly magnificent stay - and we will be back for more as soon as we can. Breezy & Shane McGlynn x

Sabrina from Freshford stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Such a wonderful review to read through Breezy and Shane. Exactly what we love to hear about time spent at an Irish Landmark Trust property; re-connection, calm, relaxing and fun. It is just fantastic you had such a lovely stay and we very much look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future for more mackerel catching.

Stunning location...practically have all of Galley Head to yourself

Review submitted on Wed, 10 Jul 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Fabulous stay in the most beautiful location. Houses were lovely. Recommend going out to the wall of the lighthouse around midnight in the pitch black and watch the beams from the lighthouse hit the Wild Atlantic....once in a lifetime experience

Aileen from Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you Aileen. It is wonderful to hear you had such a lovely stay and really enjoyed your time at Galley Head Lightkeeper's Houses. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust and recommended us to others.

Excellent stay!

Review submitted on Mon, 08 Jul 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Breathtaking view. The light keeper house is so comfortable and our family love our experience staying at the light house. Gerald and Maria are excellent hosts. They provide all the information we need. Gerald also gave us a tour to the light house. Thank you so much!

Kit Yee from Calgary stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for staying with Irish Landmark Trust and in turn directly supporting our work to continue to save, share and sustain more of Ireland's built heritage. We are delighted to hear you had and excellent time and enjoyed your stay.

Exceeded expectations

Review submitted on Wed, 26 Jun 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
First, Gerald was amazingly helpful, flexible, and informative, as well as being an overall charming person. Second, the property was beautiful, well-kept, and even better than expected. I look forward to visiting again in the future, and also plan to try out other Irish Landmark Trust sites.

Jennifer from Columbus stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in June 2019


Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
This is just wonderful news to hear you had such a lovely time. We are very lucky indeed to have such an incredible person such as Gerald looking after Irish Landmark Trust guests and Galley Head. We very much look forward to welcoming to more of the properties in the future.

A Room with A View!

Review submitted on Fri, 07 Jun 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our recent stay at the Galley Head exceeded all of our expectations. As the primary planner of four, I wanted to do something unique during our travels abroad. Since this was our first visit to Ireland (and Europe in general for 2 travelers) this was a perfect stop along our adventure. From the beginning, the process to secure the property was effortless and the staff at the Irish Landmark Trust were attentive and responsive to any questions I had along the way. Once secured, the transition to the property manager to coordinate our arrival was equally exceptional.

As we drove through the charming town of Clonakilty and watched our destination materialize in front of us, we knew that this was going to be a memorable experience. Even so, in that moment, one of my travel companions exclaimed, “I didn’t know that I ever wanted to stay at a lighthouse until now, I’m so excited.”

Once arrived, the property managers made us feel right at home! They were very helpful in answering all of our questions and provided us with some great local tips too. The rooms, exactly as pictured were surprisingly spacious, remarkably cozy and meticulously clean. Oh and let’s not forget about the views! Each window looked out to a photograph of its surroundings and the favorable weather allowed for some breathtaking sunrise/sunsets.

Our departure was bittersweet but we hope to be back soon! Until then, we highly recommend the Galley Head experience through the Irish Landmark Trust to anyone looking for a peaceful escape, a new adventure or the like. Cheers!


Brian from Brighton stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is wonderful to hear you had such a special and memorable stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2. It is such a stunning location and looked after so well by our Local House Managers. Thank you so very much for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying in one of the properties and we very much look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Mamagers of the property

Review submitted on Sat, 01 Jun 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Jerry Butler and Marie made our stay a complete and absolute pleasure. You can be assured that the hospitality and warmth that they showered upon us will have us returning to Galley Head again.

Raymond from Naples stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in May 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the wonderful review. It's great to hear you had such an enjoyable stay and to hear that you'll be coming back. Your continued support helps us save and sustain many special properties throughout the country so we're always delighted to see our guests return. I'm sure Gerald and Meria will be happy to greet you in the future!

Our favorite place in Ireland

Review submitted on Wed, 29 May 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My wife, son, and I spent two nights in Galley Head 2 Lighthouse, and they were our favorite 2 nights of our 2 week vacation. Gerald Butler was our contact, and you'd have to look far and wide to find a better host. He used to be a light keeper, as were his parents, and he lived in the house we stayed in. He gave us a wonderful tour of the lighthouse, and even published a book (we were thrilled to buy a copy) about his life as a light keeper. We really enjoyed the time we spent with him.

The house itself was just wonderful. It was authentically furnished, and looked just as it was in Jerald's day; it even had a fireplace and peat to burn in it. The beds were comfortable, everything was clean, and the view from the kitchen table was to die for. The kitchen was well supplied and the appliances were easy to figure out (we're American, and Irish appliances are a bit different than ours). The property was beautiful, and we enjoyed our time exploring the area. The cows in the field next to us were friendly, and came right to the fence to spend some time with us!


Richard from Wilmington stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your very kind words and it is wonderful to hear you had such a lovely stay at Galley Head.

Unbeatable location for a very special holiday

Review submitted on Wed, 29 May 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had an amazing few days in Galley Head for the May bankholiday weekend. Our hosts, Gerald and Maria was so welcoming, and their friendliness added immensely to our stay.

The setting is spectacular, and the house is very tastefully decorated, with amazing views of the sea from the kitchen and of the lighthouse from the sitting room & bedrooms.

The house itself is immaculate, and is very well equipped with everything you would need for a short stay, including a few basics such as teabags and cooking oil.


Juliann from Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in May 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
We are so glad to hear you had such a lovely stay at Galley Head and that you found your time here over the Bank Holiday weekend to be unbeatable. The views are pretty spectacular alright. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust and we do hope to welcome you back or even to another Irish Landmark Trust property.

Great location

Review submitted on Tue, 28 May 2019
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Just spent a couple of nights here. Very beautiful views, absolutely stunning location. Wished we were able to have stayed longer. Clean, comfortable, full of history and the hosts Gerald and Marie were lovely. Highly recommend a stay here. Next time will do 4 days. Great spot to do day trips. We went whale watching in Baltimore. Came back and there were seals at the lighthouse!

Jennifer from Ontario stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Galley Head. It is wonderful to hear you had such a lovely time and that you are already planning your next trip back. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

Sublime and Sumptious

Review submitted on Fri, 17 May 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
About as good as it gets location wise and 100% backed up by having Gerald and Marie around for proper chats. As nice a coupler as it sben my pleasure to meet for a long time. Fron 3 to 103 year olds the place is perfect. Having a deserted Red Strand on de doorstep and Clonakilty for de craic and de crusty bread nearby just an added bonus. Seems to attarct a good group of people too who appreciate the place which is always good to see.

Gerard from Glasnevin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Wonderful to hear you had such a great stay and that you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Galley Head Lightkeepers House 2.

A fabulous experience

Review submitted on Mon, 06 May 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Staying at Galley Head was a truly special experience. The landscape and atmosphere is stunning; the lightkeeper’s house is beautifully restored and renovated with all the comforts you’ll require; and the manager was so welcoming, friendly and helpful. Make sure you book for longer than you first think. You won’t want to leave!

Deborah from Vincentia stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in April 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is just wonderful to hear you had such a fabulous stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2 recently. Thank you so very much for your very kind review and top marks. We do hope to welcome you again in the future.

10 out of 10

Review submitted on Mon, 29 Apr 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The lighthouse was the highlight of our stays in Southwest Ireland. The location was beyond description. Galley Head is an unique adventure destination. Gerry and Merie were amazing hosts and wealth of knowledge about the history of the lighthouse.

B from Morro Bay stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in April 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmar Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your very kind review of your recent stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House. It is wonderful to hear that your stay at an Irish Landmark Trust property was the highlight of your trip to the Southwest of Ireland. We are very lucky to have such amazing Local House Managers who look after the properties, and guests, so well and it is wonderful to hear you had a lovely time with them.

Galley Heaf

Review submitted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Really enjoyed our family stay im Galley Head. Even though the weather was terrible we had a super time. So soothing to watch the lighthouse beam whilst the wind and rain howled.

Guest from Castletownroche stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in April 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
I am so sorry to hear that the weather was not great on your trip to Cork but it is wonderful to hear that this did not take away from your enjoyment of your time at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2. There is no better place to stay and feel safe and warm during a storm, then at a lightkeepr's house that is for sure! We do hope to welcome you back in the future.

Stay in Galley Head

Review submitted on Wed, 24 Apr 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Maria and Gerald were an absolute pleasure to meet. They were open and welcoming and provided a wonderful insight into lighthouse living. The house was spotless. We will be back.

Guest from Kilternan stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in April 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. Delighted to hear you had such an enjoyable stay and that Gerald and Meria gave you such a warm welcome, though there's no surprise there. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Galley Head Lighthouse Keeper's House

Review submitted on Tue, 23 Apr 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I would highly recommend this property and location for a holiday

The attention to detail by both the Irish landmark Trust and the hosts, Gerald and Marie was excellent

5 Star *****


Owen from Carrigtwohill stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in April 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank your very much for taking the time to leave your five star review! It's always wonderful to hear that our guests truly enjoy the experience of staying in such a special property. We do hope to welcome you back to an Irish Landmark Trust property again soon.

Stay at Galley Head Lighthouse Keepers House

Review submitted on Wed, 17 Apr 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our stay at Galley Head was very enjoyable and more than met our expectations. Gerald Butler was excellent and very accommodating.

Bernie from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in March 2019


Gallley Head Lighthouse St. Patricks Weekend

Review submitted on Thu, 28 Mar 2019
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Excellent way to spend St Patricks weekend in an Irish Heritage site. Amazing views, scenery, location & building. The addition of the local history story telling from Gerald really capped off a fantastic weekend. Truly a unique and unforgettable experience that we and the kids will never forget.

Guest from Co. Kildare stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in March 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a great time and really enjoyed all the local history and scenery. It is extra special to hear that the children have had an Irish Landmark experience they will remember for many years to come.

Splendid isolation

Review submitted on Wed, 06 Mar 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a fabulous weekend in Galley Head. My only gripe is the departure time on the day you leave. 10am is very early, barely time to get up and have breakfast, especially with the 4pm entry time on arrival day. 11am would be more acceptable. Other than that couldn’t fault our experience.

Maria from Cobh stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in March 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review and for supporting Irish Landmark Trust. It's wonderful to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your time in Galley Head. I'm afraid these check in and check out times are required to ensure there is enough time for cleaning etc. between guests but we're glad it hasn't deterred you. Hopefully we will get to welcome you to an Irish Landmark Trust property again in the near future.

Wonderful

Review submitted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I booked both cottages so provided fb in other house. To summarise - large, comfortable, warm, friendly, helpful, cosy, super clean,

Fionnuala from Limerick stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in February 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review on House 1 reviews page. Galley Head is a spectacular spot and we're so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay there. The local House Manager's are always a wealth of knowledge and really do care for the properties. We do hope to welcome you back to stay with Irish Landmark Trust again soon.

Highest recommendation possible

Review submitted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our weekend stay in the Galley Head Lighthouse Keeper's house could not have been better. The location and the house were wonderful and watching the light go around at night-time was hypnotic. But the icing on the cake was provided by our wonderful hosts Gerald and Maria. The house was maintained to the highest standard possible by Maria and Gerald had wonderful stories to bring even more colour to our stay. Thank you to you both. Mary

Mary from Blackrock stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in January 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your wonderful review. Galley Head is indeed a very special place to stay and we're delighted to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your stay. Gerald and Meria always take such good care of guests so no surprise you were warmly welcomed and regaled with stories of the lighthouse. We hope to welcome you to an Irish Landmark Trust property again soon.

Once in a lifetime - but we'll be back

Review submitted on Fri, 25 Jan 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We have an unforgettable 4 nights in Galley Head - our two young boys will hopefully remember it forever (particularly the lighthouse out the front and the whales/dolphins out the window (or at least that's what they convinced themselves the rocks were). The best of many worlds - old fashioned as there was thankfully no TV or WiFI but with modern comfort (warm, spacious and nicely decorated). With amazing views and to top it off a wonderful host with real deep family ties to the property and lighthouse keeping - can't wait to read the book.

Risteard from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in January 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is always so lovely to hear how much guests enjoy the lack of TV and WiFi at Irish Landmark Trust properties. We truly believe that it is so important to switch off from modern day distractions and simply stop, relax and enjoy moments in life. Thank you for very much for your lovely review and we do hope to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future.

Very relaxing stay

Review submitted on Sun, 06 Jan 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Stayed for two nights and got a lighthouse tour from Gerald. Really relaxing and quiet. Would strongly recommend.

Ailin from Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in January 2019


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust with a stay in one of the properties in our care. It is wonderful to see you had a lovely stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2 and were well looked after by our Local House Manager.

Excellent

Review submitted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Excellent, relaxing, we brought our food so we cud park up, relax , take lovly walks and enjoy a fire in the evening and the view of the light house in operation.Hearing about how the light house operates and the family who managed it was wonderful. Thank you Gerald and Deirdra you made our stay wonderful.

Carmel from Cobh stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in November 2018


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Wonderful to hear you had such a great stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2.

Breathtakingly beautiful

Review submitted on Mon, 08 Oct 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Maria & Gerald are supernice hosts, made communication easy.
The place is unique, the location is outstanding, the building feels like home with the best views (also very well equipped), the neighbourhood with the rocks and cows and beaches contribute to the wow experience, too.


Adam from Budapest stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2018


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is wonderful to hear you had such a great time at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House and you found your welcome by our wonderful House Manager to be pleasant and straightforward. The location of Galley Head is very spectacular alright and it is great you had the weather to get out and explore the local attractions of this beautiful part of Ireland. We do hope to welcome you again in the future.

Wonderful experience

Review submitted on Mon, 24 Sep 2018
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Storm Ali arrived during our stay at Galley Head, but the howling wind actually added to the wonderful experience as we felt secure and safe in the house. It is truly remote from the modern world; we had to unlock and then lock two gates on the winding lane to the lighthouse. We had arranged to meet Maria on arrival and she gave us the keys and all necessary information during a familiarisation tour of the house. We also met Gerald during our stay, and we felt very privileged when he took us up the lighthouse and explained how it had functioned before automation. Irish Landmark Trust is very fortunate to have such a friendly, helpful couple looking after Galley Head 2.
There were two of us staying in the house, though it is suitable for four. It is comfortably furnished and well equipped, though the bed in one of the bedrooms is a double and too narrow for any couple used to a king-size bed; we slept in the second bedroom which has twin beds and they were very comfortable. The original shutters are on the windows, ensuring total darkness and good sleep. There are two bathrooms and there is an excellent shower in the downstairs bathroom.
From the dining table in the kitchen there is a marvellous view of the waves pounding on the rocks below, and there is a long beach for walks nearby. We really enjoyed our stay.


Una from Kilkenny stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2018


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Irish Landmark Trust feel very lucky to have such wonderful House Manager's who look after the properties in their care and guests so well. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a fantastic stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2 and that you had the opportunity to explore the local area as well as enjoy the lighthouse complex.

A Weekend adventure in a Lightkeeper's house

Review submitted on Thu, 13 Sep 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I've always loved visiting lighthouses and when I discovered that The Landmark Trust had some to stay in I was hooked.
We booked our trip in March/April and booked for end August for 3 three nights. We invited friends from Malin to join us and we had a wonderful trip. Gerry and Maria were excellent hosts and the house was spotless and had all the comforts we needed. We didn't see the lighthouse in our arrival due to fog but once visible the views were superb.
We visited many places nearby - Skibbereen museum for the Famine exhibition and also the Famine graves and memorials. We had lunch in Baltimore on a wet day but still worth visiting thus part of The Wild Atlantic Way.
We've recommended a trip to Galley Head to many friends.
Thank you Landmark Trust for looking after these wonderful lighthouses.


Barbara from Co. Down stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in August 2018


Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. It's always great to hear how much our guests really enjoy the experience of staying in our properties. We are very lucky to have such lovely House Managers looking after our Properties so no doubt Gerald and Meria gave you a very warm welcome! We do hope you can come stay with us again soon. There are plenty more lighthouses to explore!

Beautiful keepers cottage in remote West Cork

Review submitted on Sat, 01 Sep 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a lovely welcome from Gerald and Meria. The keepers cottage was spotlessly clean and warm. All beds were comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped. Plenty of hot water for showers. The kids had a ball exploring around the area. The solitude was welcome in the evening, and the views were breath taking- such a unique holiday - would highly recommend Irish Landmark Trust properties

Denise from Kilkenny stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in August 2018


Darren replied more than 1 year ago
Great to hear you had such a warm welcome and that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay in Galley Head. As you said, it's such a unique place to stay and there's so much to do in Cork too! The peacefulness of many of our properties is much needed in this hectic world so we're glad you enjoyed the solitude too. Thank you very much for leaving such a great review and we hope to welcome you back to one of our unique properties again soon!

Beautiful location. Amazing history.

Review submitted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Staying here was the highlight (excuse the pun) of our trip around Ireland. It is a truly amazing location with a great history and purpose. The custodian is a part of the history himself. A great addition to our dinner party stories.

Bob from Mona Vale stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2018


Darren replied more than 1 year ago
Who doesn't love a good pun! Thank you for the wonderful review. We're so glad you had such an enjoyable stay in Galley Head. It's a very special place with a very special Property Manager, as you said, Gerald is a wealth of information and full of stories. We do hope you will return or stay in any of our other unique properties in the future.

Amazing Sea Views

Review submitted on Sun, 22 Jul 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a wonderful stay at Galley Head Lighthouse. Gerald and Maria are friendly knowledgeable managers. They gave us suggestions for exploring the area and lots of historical information. The sea and coastal views are wonderful. One morning we watched a group of seals frolicking in the water around the rocky outcrops. The approach to the lighthouse is very picturesque through a cluster of houses and farmland along 1 track narrow gravel lanes shared with nearby farmers and their tractors. The accommodations were excellent. The kitchen is very well equipped and user friendly. The bedrooms and bathrooms are large and comfortable. We would highly recommend Galley Head if you like rural, peaceful and scenic locations.

David from Denfield stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in July 2018


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Sounds like you had a great stay at the wonderful Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2 and were so well looked after by the fabulous House Manager there. Irish Landmark really do love to hear how much people enjoy the peace and quiet of our properties as well as the locations. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future perhaps to another Irish Landmark Trust property.

Fantastic experience!

Review submitted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We spent a wonderful weekend at Galley Head and were very happy to meet Gerald and Meria who were great hosts! We enjoyed our experience of living in the house - it was full of light and air, and waking up to the views of the lighthouse and the ocean will definitely be one of our favourite memories from Ireland.

Tanya from Dublin 4 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2018


Darren replied more than 1 year ago
Galley Head is a really beautiful part of the country and with the recent amazing weather I'm sure it must have been stunning to wake up to. Great to hear you were well looked after, but with Gerald and Meria there's never a worry about that. We're delighted it was a highlight of your trip here and we hope you can visit again in the future.

Stunning location, super hosts

Review submitted on Thu, 28 Jun 2018
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was a magical stay at an amazing place, hosted by Gerard and Maria who were so friendly and helpful - gave us great ideas for walks (Lough Hyne) and places to eat. Would love to have seen inside the lighthouse itself - maybe next time!

Ian from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in June 2018


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your recent stay at Galley Head Lightkeepers House 2. It was lovely to welcome you and so wonderful to hear you had such a magical stay. The property and its location are ideal for people looking to get away from the world, relax and unwind, whilst enjoying the surrounding landscapes. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Another lovely place

Review submitted on Sat, 19 May 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was the 4th ILT location we have had the pleasure of staying at and it did not fail to impress. The location is awsome. The historical value is awsome. But the people are what really sets this location apart from all the other beautiful ILT properties. The host is an important piece of Irish history himself! Gerald is one of the few remaining lighthouse keepers in Ireland. Not only did he and his partner show us the highest level of hospitality, but he went far beyond by providing a personal tour of the location that he has spent his life preserving. We can't wait to stay in our next ILT property.

John from Calgary stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in May 2018


Bookings Offcer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much Jack for your support of Irish Landmark Trust. As a repeat guest you are continuing to help us in our mission to save, share, and sustain Ireland’s built heritage. It might not feel like your holiday is anything but a relaxing indulgence, but when you stay in an Irish Landmark property, you’re part of a community that’s helping to keep heritage alive. We are delighted to see that you got the full experience with Gerald, he is a wonderful gentleman and along with his partner we know that Galley Head is in very safe and caring hands.

excellent

Review submitted on Fri, 30 Mar 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Its a wonderful place and Gerald is a fantastic host. Winning the Grand Slam was an added bonus and hopefully he can arrange that to happen every year.

Caroline from Dublin 8 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in March 2018


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Great to hear you had such a lovely stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House. Gerald is pretty amazing like that alright (it was not a surprise us to hear that at all!!). We do hope to welcome you back again soon for another Irish Landmark stay.

Idyllic

Review submitted on Sun, 21 Jan 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
From gale force winds rattling the windows and cozy afternoons spent reading by the fire, to brisk walks through the fields and along the Long Strand, it's difficult to imagine a better setting for a holiday. Gerald and Maria's many kindnesses further enhanced an already perfect stay.

Peyton from Seattle stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 5 nights in January 2018


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Wow, it sounds like you had every type of experience this location can offer during your stay. It really is a fabulous location whether it is stormy or sunshine so Irish Landmark are delighted to hear you enjoyed it so much. Nothing like a safe and cosy lightkeeper's house to retreat to for windy nights and spend time watching the light of the lighthouse itself rotate in the darkness. Irish Landmark are very proud of the kindness and warmth of our House Managers so we are delighted to hear you were well looked after at Galley Head. We do hope to welcome you back here, or indeed another Irish Landmark Trust property, in the future. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark's work.

Unique experience

Review submitted on Tue, 07 Nov 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Eight of us had a unique experience staying at this remote end of west cork with the Atlantic crashing on to the rocks on three sides of our vantage point. The houses have been brought back to their original glory and this entire site that is an invaluable asset to Irish tourism. Probably the best short stay location anywhere I have travelled in the world.

Joe from Co Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in October 2017


Darren replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review! We're delighted you enjoyed the experience of the beautiful west Cork coastline as well as the Lightkeeper's house itself. You can't get a much better review than probably the best in the world! You're more than welcome back or to stay in any of our other unique properties.

Peace & Quiet, Perfect.

Review submitted on Mon, 25 Sep 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head is the perfect place to get away from it all and unwind. It was a very special experience, one which will we will remember fondly and will most certainly do again. In our busy lives we tend to forget how fantastic real peace and quiet can be, Galley Head is the perfect place to make one realize how good it can be to just relax with a nice glass or three of wine & chat for hours without distraction.
Gerald & Meria were great and we could have stayed and chatted with them for hours, Gerald has some great stories to tell and his passion for all things maritime shines out. We can't wait to return to this fabulous facility .

Martin & Mimi.


Martin from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2017


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
What a lovely review of your stay Martin and Mimi. Thank you so very much for taking the time out to let us know how your break away at Galley Head was. Delighted to hear that you had a great time and that you had some time with Gerald and Meria. We are very lucky to have some fabulous House Managers for our properties. Really hope we get a chance to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark property in the future.

A great life experience

Review submitted on Tue, 05 Sep 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The stay was great and support from Gerry was fantastic. To stay in a Lighthouse has always been on my bucket and Galley Head surpassed our expectations - it was a wonderful experience - my thanks to all who made our stay so great.
Kind regards
JJ


James from Co. Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in August 2017


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
We are very lucky to have such an incredible gentleman like Gerald looking after Galley Head House 2. He is exceptional with guests and has a true passion which really makes the Landmark Experience so much richer. I must say all our House Managers are just fantastic and are so passionate it is wonderful. I am really delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay. Perhaps we will get a chance to welcome you back to another property in the future.

Wild West cork

Review submitted on Sun, 03 Sep 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Perfect launch point to go explore clonakilty, union hall, glandor etc. Amazing location, superb accommodation and Gerry was a brilliant host to arrange a tour of the light house. Good times

Darragh from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in August 2017


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Great to hear that you had a nice time at Galley Head and that you had a chance to explore the surrounding area. We hope you get another chance to come back to another Irish Landmark property.

Dazzling Lighthouse!

Review submitted on Wed, 30 Aug 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Gerald Butler and Marie go well over and beyond in providing us with superb comfort and rest in this superb Irish landmark Trust venue. The view is stunning - this venue is a national treasure.

Carmel from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 14 nights in August 2017


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to let us know how your stay at Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2 went. We are so glad to hear that you had a great stay and that your time there was made extra special by our incredible House Managers. They really do make the Landmark Experience complete. Hope to see you back again soon.

Galley Head

Review submitted on Tue, 08 Aug 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our stay at Galley Head was magical in every way. It was made especially comfortable by Gerald and his partner who were very kind and hospitable and couldn't be more helpful. A perfect holiday destination to relax unwind. Location was very special.

Rebecca from North Barsham stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 7 nights in July 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay, we love to hear what our guests think, come back again soon

Unforgettable Experience

Review submitted on Tue, 01 Aug 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Booked the lightkeepers houses for a birthday getaway for family and some friends & will be patting myself on the back about this choice for some time. The houses are immaculate and surprisingly spacious -- combined with the absolutely stunning, remote location set against the sea and sky, it is the perfect place to clear the head and step away from everyday life. Adults and children alike were absolutely taken with it.

Guest from New Paltz stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2017


Great get away from it all location with stunning views

Review submitted on Sun, 30 Jul 2017
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The care taken and the cleanliness of the cottage was evident from the moment we walked in, the bed linen and towels were of high standard and the kitchen was well stocked with cleaning materials and tea etc , very homely and a unique experience. Plenty of reading materials and leaflets about surrounding area. Very helpful warden.

Johanna from St. Peter Port stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2017


Stunning and magical! One of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen.

Review submitted on Sat, 22 Jul 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
More beautiful than the pictures, more tranquil than I could have imagined, more spectacular than I could have hoped, Galley Head Lighthouse will be in my family's heart for years to come.

Simon from Toronto stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in July 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

What a view!!!

Review submitted on Thu, 20 Jul 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
What a view to wake up to every morning!! Blue sky, sound of the ocean and seagulls and this beautiful lighthouse in the middle of it! I am biased as my grandfather was Principle Keeper here and this is where I spent all of my summer holidays. Would definitely recommend for an Irish holiday with a twist. Totally unique!!

Karen from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 5 nights in July 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, come back again soon.

Perfect in every way!

Review submitted on Thu, 13 Jul 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We could not have wished for better accommodation - and the location was perfect. Thank you for maintaining such a rich part of Ireland's heritage for us to enjoy.

Marilyn from Crafers stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
So glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your feedback, come back again soon.

A magical 3 days

Review submitted on Sun, 09 Jul 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Everything about our stay at Galley Head was wonderful. The house was perfect, the views spectacular, our neighbours very friendly. Gerald gave us a tour of the lighthouse and was it was fascinating. Our 3 days at Galley Head were the highlight of the year.

Mary from Newmarket stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in July 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Really delighted you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your feedback, come back again soon.

A gift that keeps on giving.

Review submitted on Fri, 07 Jul 2017
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Fourth time for us here. Twice next door and twice at GH2.. This we said would be the last time, but we reckon we will have to return again. A special place. Worth the effort always. Fantastic memories. Great base to tour from or just enjoy the seclusion and stunning natural beauty. Thanks.

Vincent from Clonmel stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in June 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties, don't forget to come back and visit.

Gorgeous Galley Head

Review submitted on Mon, 03 Jul 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I spent two nights at Galley Head in June 2017, and it was a delightful experience. Beautiful walking down the roads at sunset, peaceful watching the sea. Gerald was an absolute gem, generous with his time and details, and gave us a lovely tour of the lighthouse itself. I definitely recommend this experience, and extend my thanks to Gerald for his care.

Debra from Plymouth stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in June 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

Heaven on Earth

Review submitted on Sat, 24 Jun 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head is heaven on earth the experience at the light house was friendly, charming and very peaceful.
The light house cottage was impeccable . Gearld is such a kind,and extremely knowlegable man, we got to see him in action with the young school children who came to learn about the lighthouse, he was so sweet and patient with them.
This was the highlight of our trip to Ireland, we will recommend Galley Head to everyone we know in the USA..
Thank you so much.

Kathy, Cheri and Henry.


Cheri from Monterey stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 5 nights in June 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

Outstanding

Review submitted on Sat, 17 Jun 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
It's a little remote, but we loved it. Gerald was a great host. We needed a day of rest and the lighthouse filled the bill. Thank you.

Ernest from Aiken stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in June 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
So glad you enjoyed your stay, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, come back and visit soon.

Excellent, we had a great time

Review submitted on Thu, 15 Jun 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Excellent, we had a great time and we would recommend it highly to others. We would have loved to stay for longer.

David from Dublin 6 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in June 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Really delighted you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the feedback, we love to hear what our guests think, come back again soon.

An amazing stay in an idyllic setting

Review submitted on Sun, 04 Jun 2017
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Fantastically maintained, authentic, clean and fully-provisioned premises in the most incredible setting made for a great two days - made even better by a full explanation of the workings of the lighthouse by Gerry - the former Lightkeeper.

John from Leopardstown stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Really delighted you enjoyed your stay, thank you for your feedback, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Gents weekend at Galley Head

Review submitted on Wed, 31 May 2017
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Great weekend (Thursday to Sunday ) - If you want nightlife, neighbours or the net (via wifi) - don't go to Galley Head.
However - if you want peace, scenery and a sense of history - do.


Garrett from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in May 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely feedback, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties, come back again soon.

Ireland Trust gave us a fabulous experience.

Review submitted on Sun, 28 May 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The host Gerald Butler could not have been nicer. The lighthouse was terrific and the weather was great. Experiencing the lights over the ocean and our house was something we will never forget. Will book other places through the Trust for more great times. Thank you.

Dennis from New York stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely feedback, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, would love to see you back in the near future.

NA

Review submitted on Sat, 27 May 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Gerald couldn't have been more helpful. One of the guests had a physical disability ramp into house was great and adapted downstairs bathroom
One comment a ramp for outside steps at gate would be very helpful


Fionnula from Ovens stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2017


Home is Galley Head

Review submitted on Sun, 21 May 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Big sky, great space and a host who is most passionate about saving Irishness at its best.
Thank you Irish Trust & Mr. Butler.


Ed from Virginia Beach stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2017


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

Unforgettable experience!

Review submitted on Wed, 17 May 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We loved our light house stay (Galley Head 2) and especially enjoyed meeting Gerard Butler, who shared the history of this historic Light House with us. The setting is both wild and tranquil, depending on the weather and tides and we'll count it as our favorite place in a country full of beautiful land and seascapes.

Elizabeth from Oxford stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2017


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for staying at an Irish Landmark Trust property. Delighted to hear that you enjoyed the wonderful Galley Head Lightkeeper's House and got to experience the fabulous location in all it's glory. We hope you have a chance to visit another of our properties in the future.

Fabulous weekend

Review submitted on Wed, 26 Apr 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a fabulous weekend at Galley Head 2. The property was perfect for our family of 4, well equipped and very clean and comfortable. The views from the house were amazing - we loved having our meals at the kitchen table looking out to the western coastline. Chatting to our house manager Gerald about what life was like growing up there made it all the more interesting. We were lucky to have beautiful weather and enjoyed the views, the clear night sky and exploring the local beaches. We'll definitely be back!

Janine from Greystones stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in April 2017


We look forward to a return trip one day

Review submitted on Sat, 08 Apr 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head was a particularly bright spot in our first trip to Ireland. The views were breathtaking, and the house was so cozy. We enjoyed unplugging and enjoying our beautiful surroundings. Gerald and Meria were such pleasant and welcoming hosts. Our only regret was not booking for a longer period of time!

Linda Zettler from Nashville stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in March 2017


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to hear that you had a nice time in Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2. The views sure are something to behold aren't they. Thank you for all your kind comments, I will ensure to pass on to the Local House Manager for you. It would be wonderful to welcome you back to Galley Head, or indeed any of Irish Landmark Trust's other 30 properties throughout the island of Ireland, in the future. Thank you again for you support.

Review submitted on Tue, 07 Mar 2017
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0


Sarah from Bushey Heath stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 7 nights in February 2017


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your recent review marking for Galley Head Lightkeeper's House 2. We hope to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future. www.irishlandmark.com

Fantastic, unique accommodation

Review submitted on Thu, 05 Jan 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Fantastic, unique accommodation.
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Guest from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in December 2016


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, come back again soon :)

Irish Adventure

Review submitted on Tue, 11 Oct 2016
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Four visitors from Canada, we recently had the wonderful experience of spending four nights at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House. The scenery from the lighthouse was absolutely breathtaking in every direction. As we said in the visitor's book, Gerald & Marie, our Irish Landmark hosts, were so kind, helpful & welcoming that they truly made us feel we were staying in the home of friends. The house itself was absolutely spotless & provided us with everything we might need for a comfortable stay - washer & dryer, equipped kitchen, peat for the fireplace, reading materials, the list goes on. We all agree that among many great memories, one that will always stand out for us was the tour of the lighthouse which Gerald gave us when we first arrived. Hearing about the history of the light & his family's connection raised our experience of being there to another level entirely. We will always carry very fond thoughts of our time at Galley Head & would happily return again. Thank you to Irish Landmark Trust for your commitment to heritage preservation & for making it accessible to all.

Wiliam (bill) from Toronto stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in September 2016


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed yourself at Galley, thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the wonderful feedback, it's always great to hear what our guests think, would love to see you back in the near future.

A magic experience

Review submitted on Fri, 30 Sep 2016
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our second time in Galley Lighthouse. The place is beautiful and Gerald and Marie are exquisite in making feel us at home. The place is beautifully decorated and clean. It is a perfect spot to relax and recharge and also visiting the beautiful places around. Gerald also has a lot of knowledge about the history of the place and it is an unique experience because he shares it with his guests. I cannot wait to be back again. Thanks again Gerald and Marie to make our stay so special and magic.

Laura from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in September 2016


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

One of the best places we have ever made holidays

Review submitted on Sun, 11 Sep 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head lighthouse is really an excellent place for making holidays. The house is very nice and the scenery is fantastic.
We will come back to this place for sure.


Guest from Koeln stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 6 nights in August 2016


Wonderful solitude

Review submitted on Wed, 06 Jul 2016
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
What a wonderful place to stay. If you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, this is it.

The lighthouse is some way from the nearest people on very private land. We cooked breakfast every morning and dinner once. Restaurants in Clonokilty were good too.


Maggie from USA stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in June 2016


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
So delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, come back again soon.

A very enjoyable stay

Review submitted on Wed, 15 Jun 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We stayed for three nights in Galley Head lighthouse and had a wonderful time, It was so tranquil and beautiful. We were lucky to have the whole place to ourselves and had great weather. Such a different type of holiday, it was very educational for our young daughter and Gerald was extremely welcoming and a fountain of information. We had beautiful walks along the headland and it was amazing to lie in bed and see the lighthouse flashing around you. We would recommend it to anyone.

Tina from Gorey stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in June 2016


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the wonderful feedback, delighted you and the family enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

Wonderful stay at Galley Head

Review submitted on Wed, 11 May 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
As always an excellent stay in Galley Head. The property is so well kept and maintained and the welcome provided by Gerald is so wonderful. He and Maria really do a wonderful job of looking after the place which is why we go back time after time, it really is a treasure.

Claire from Dublin 7 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in May 2016


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted that you had a lovely return trip to Galley Head. It was wonderful to have you back again. Looking forward to seeing you again sometime.

Great place to stay

Review submitted on Sun, 01 May 2016
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Great place to stay and perfect base for daytrips through West Cork. Friendliest welcome ever by Gerald. The road to the property has some deep holes and in urgent need of maintenance/levelling.

Arent from Kungälv stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 5 nights in April 2016


Beauty

Review submitted on Wed, 30 Mar 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head lighthouse is a very special place on the Wild Atlantic way. We have stayed there three times. It allows true time away from the modern world and allows us to be present in the now of the wind, waves on the ocean and gannets diving in the sea.
Gerard Butler our host is a treasure - knowledgeable and insightful he is a pleasure to meet and be with.
The beauty of Galley Head keeps changing yet is always breathtaking.
I cannot recommend it highly enough.


Deborah from Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in March 2016


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties, would love to see you back in the near future.

Home from Home

Review submitted on Thu, 24 Mar 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Staying in an Irish Landmark Trust Property is like being at home, but with more style and more space and a great welcome. Why go outside when so much is provided within? It would be a waste of an opportunity. We just soaked up the peace and quiet - Oops - the sea was raging and the wind howling but we were at peace knowing that the building had survived far worse battering. The books and local information kept us amused and the locals smiled when we ventured out.

Guest from Guildford stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in March 2016


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely review, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Galley Head, come back again soon.

Stay in Galley Head March 2016

Review submitted on Wed, 16 Mar 2016
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A wonderful stay in a magical place. Only complaint is that the directions to the venue could have been better, as many of the crossroads have no signage and the route on the main road, while less scenic, is much more straightforward.

Stephen from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in March 2016


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, come back again soon :)

Magical Lighthouse

Review submitted on Wed, 02 Mar 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a wonderful few days at Galley head.The Lighthouse is gorgeous,the beams shine through the house at night (if you want to leave your shutters open!) and during the day there are fabulous sea views,especially from the kitchen. The caretaker Gerald,a lightkeeper himself and who used to live there, was a mine of interesting information and was able to bring us up the lighthouse itself which was amazing.The house was very comfortable ,bright and warm and spotlessly clean.It's a great area to explore too-nice beaches,forest walks by the amazing Castle Freke and good restaurants in nearby Rosscarbery.We would highly recommend it for a memorable holiday.


Caroline from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in February 2016


outstanding and highly recommended

Review submitted on Tue, 16 Feb 2016
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head cottages are obviously unparalleled for unique location, stunning panorama
The Keeper's cottage has great character, imbued with a sense of history and the lives of the Light Keepers. It has been furnished comfortably with sensitivity to its identity, though a little more light for reading would be appreciated!
The most important aspect, one which gave our visit most impact, was the involvement of Gerry Butler. To learn that the present care taker actually lived in the Lighthouse brought the story of Galley Head from the level of fantasy into reality for us, his book shed more light on the experience of the light Keepers and really brought home to us the admiration due to those who braved isolation, uncertainty and stark living conditions to ensure safety for those at sea.
We will remember especially the ghostly silent sweep of the Light at night, conjuring images of seafarers at risk, depending on the five flares of Galley Head.
Many thanks to all involved in making this experience possible.


Guest from Cork City stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in February 2016


An experience of a lifetime

Review submitted on Wed, 13 Jan 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
What a fabulous break from life. No phone, no wifi, just us at the edge of Ireland playing scrabble by the fire in the evenings. The house is perfect and Gerald is a superb host, the kids loved this break and we will certainly return.


Guest from Dublin3 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in January 2016


Tranquil escape to galley head light keeper house

Review submitted on Sat, 09 Jan 2016
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Went to galley light keeper house 2 on 3 rd January for 4 nights .
The manager of the house Gerard butler met us there an absolute gent with plenty of local knowledge and history . The houses are old and in great condition warm with everything in them . A beautiful scenic area were you can watch the weather change so quickly . My son who has special needs loved the light house and the
Security of the road up to it. There are two gates up to be locked each time you enter . If you want peace and quiet and a great location near clonakilty which has a model railway this is the place to go . Would I go again certainly. Great break after christmas .


Barbara from Celbridge stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in January 2016


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, so glad you and the family enjoyed your stay at Galley, it's always great to hear nice feedback, come back again soon.

We had a wonderful short stay at Galley Head, and loved the privacy of the location.

Review submitted on Tue, 29 Dec 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
the property was beautifully decorated, what I noticed was the high quality of the kitchen equipment, beds etc, in that 'less is more'.
also reading about the history of the building and the area was enjoyable.


Carmel from Clifden stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in December 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your wonderful feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties, come back again soon.

A memorable experience, thanks Gerard for making so special!

Review submitted on Fri, 09 Oct 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I booked a weekend in Galley House to celebrate a special occasion, my cousin's birthday. She has a great passion for lighthouses, so this was going to be a great experience. Despite the high expectation, the weekend we spent in Galley went above and beyond. The house was spotless and very comfortable. The location, even if a bit remote, was amazing and the place had a special energy.
Last but not least, Gerard Butler made the rest. He shared all his passion from generations with his knowledge and personal stories. He gave us a tour of the lighthouse and made us feel extremely welcome. He also gave us precious tips on how to plan our days and visit the beautiful area.

I will definitely go back and suggest to any person who loves quiet, peace and lighthouse in front of the beautiful ocean to experience it!


Laura from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
So glad to hear such great feedback from your stay, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties, come back and visit again soon :)

Excellent lighthouse keeper.

Review submitted on Thu, 24 Sep 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Great to meet Gerard Butler, he made the stay with his great history of the lighthouse and his family, very friendly and accomodating. Great location, really enjoyed our stay

Alan from Dublin 12. stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review , so glad you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the future.

The best stay we had in Europe

Review submitted on Wed, 16 Sep 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We stayed in 7 places this trip and the Lighthouse was my favorite. The accommodations were very comfortable and beautiful and being at the lighthouse grounds was very special. The couple who were managing it for the company were very gracious and friendly and Gerald actually grew up at the Lighthouse. It was wonderful !!

David from Novi stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2015


Nadine. replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay at Galley Head Lighthouse, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Excellent short stay holiday at Galley Head

Review submitted on Mon, 14 Sep 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head 2 is a wonderful get away from it all holiday home. The views are just spectacular and we were very lucky with the weather, although my mother-in law was hoping for a stormy day. The house itself is comfortable, warm and we had not problem sleeping. A big thanks to Gerry Butler who enhanced our stay by meeting us on arrival and giving us brief history of the lighthouse.
All in all Galley Head is almost a spiritual place where you can leave the worries of the normal world behind at least for a short while.

One minor criticism is the road leading up to the Lighthouse has some major potholes and really could do with being repaired.


Helen from Dublin 3 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in September 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for talking the time to write this review, delighted you enjoyed your stay at Galley Head , it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties.

A truly unique and special place

Review submitted on Mon, 07 Sep 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We stayed for 1 night in the Galley Lighthouse in Clonakilty and it is, quite simply, a magical place. The location is breathtaking and the accommodation very comfortable and absolutely spotless. The Landmark Trust's renovations of this house are - as you would expect - sensitive and evocative. Our visit was made even more special by our charming host Gerry who gave us a tour of both the lighthouse itself where he worked for many years and the adjoining house, which had been his childhood home. On the night we stayed the planets aligned and we were treated to a crystal clear night sky with the whole of the Milky Way on view. With the the 5 bright beams of lighthouse punctuating the sparkling sky, it made for a spectacular display. Highly recommended.

Killian from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 1 nights in September 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Galley Lighthouse , would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Dreamful location

Review submitted on Thu, 03 Sep 2015
3.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
3.0
Location is wonderful but I think that some elements of the furniture should be renovated for example sofa and armchairs.
The manager was very kind and helpful.


Valentina from San Giorgio Di Piano (bo) stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in August 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback , really delighted you enjoyed your stay at Galley Head , come back again soon.

Dont forget to buy milk, its too far to pop to the shops for a pint

Review submitted on Thu, 20 Aug 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Its lovely, I dont know why people would stay in a hotel bring a quiche and a bottle of wine and its heaven. Its a bit isolated you wont be poppoing out for the paper in the morning. It must be one of the few holiday places where your hoping for a storm during your stay

Guest from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in August 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback , really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Heaven on the edge of cork

Review submitted on Tue, 04 Aug 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Well I can't fault it. The house itself is so well maintained and the owner was so nice to deal with.
The view is like nothing else out there and te heatind works a charm so even in the winter would be perfect.
Well recommended.


Zoe from Monaghan stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback , really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the future.

Immaculate house with amazing views

Review submitted on Tue, 28 Jul 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Probably the cleanest self-catering accommodation we have ever stayed in. We had a very nice, quiet week of rest. It was a good base for exploring Co Cork and the small towns nearby. Lovely countryside. Despite the excellent viewing opportunities from the house we did not see any whales or dolphins.

Guest from Liverpool stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 7 nights in July 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the positive feedback , it's always nice to hear guests thoughts, come back and visit again soon :)

Memorable Experience

Review submitted on Tue, 28 Jul 2015
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This property is captivating, on cliffs overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. The property is surrounded by pastures with cows grazing. It is only about 20 minutes drive from the charming West Cork town of Clonakilty. The house manager is a former lightkeeper who can share the fascinating history of the lighthouse and others around the Republic of Ireland, which are now all automated but still operating. My stay was one of the most memorable experiences I've had in my travels.

Guest from Falls Church stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties, come back to visit again soon.

Highlight of Our Irish Vacation

Review submitted on Fri, 24 Jul 2015
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
As anticipated, this was the highlight of our time in Ireland. Staying at a lighthouse has been on our 'To Do List' for some time and Galley Head did not disappoint. No better view of the coast in Clonikilty! Meeting Gerry the lighthouse keeper made our stay even better and the view from the lighthouse is amazing. He really made the site come alive with history and relevance. Only comment is that the showers do not seem to have any pressure; maybe we were not using them correctly. All in all, a great spot to stay; and if you are a lighthouse fan then Galley Head should be on your destination list!
Thank you for providing us the opportunity to appreciate this gem.


Guest from Medway stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2015


Its all about the Lighthouse

Review submitted on Thu, 09 Jul 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
From my initial phone enquiry to the Landmark Trust to the booking of the lighthouse my experience has been very positive.

My contact with Gerald Butler contributed greatly to our enjoyment of the lighthouse. His family story, his sense of social history and his willingness to share his memories and knowledge were really appreciated by us all.

We fell in love with the house and enjoyed the space and comfort therein. I particularly liked the fact that the kitchen was very well equipped. If you like to cook this certainly was an added bonus. Our visit was short and I would love to return especially to take time out and read and enjoy this unique experience.

It think it would be useful to mention in the documentation to bring a set of binoculars. I particularly liked to watch the flight of the gulls and seabirds.

Well done on preserving this and your other properties and I look forward to a return visit to Galley Head 2 and visiting some other properties in the future.

Kind regards, Susan


Guest from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Really delighted you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the positive feedback ,would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Ideal Location

Review submitted on Sun, 05 Jul 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Stunning location. An excellent venue to just relax and chill out.
Ideal for any young family.
The costal views are breathtaking. We completely enjoyed the experience


Robert from Kinvara stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in June 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Tranquil and Gorgeous Galley Head .

Review submitted on Wed, 24 Jun 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Visited here as surprise for my Dad's birthday. It is a break from the usual weekend away trip you could have, No TV,Wi Fi or even a Radio signal and limited mobile phone coverage. An awesome view of the West Cork coastline awaits you and breathtaking views of the rugged Countryside. Lighthouse coming to light another highlight and going to bed with it shining in the window a highlight, On our final morning we got a tour of the Lighthouse from Gerald Butler whose family is steeped in the history of Galley Head, it was the highlight for me a Gerald has a passion for his profession and the local areas history.

Guest from Cork City stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in June 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review and positive feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

A magical weekend in West Cork

Review submitted on Thu, 11 Jun 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I needed a short break away for my Fiancée's birthday so I booked Galley Head. We were incredibly lucky with teh weather as the sun shone all weekend so the views were incredible.


Guest from Passage West stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in June 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, so glad you enjoyed the birthday celebration at Galley Head, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties.

A Unique and Memorable Stay

Review submitted on Tue, 09 Jun 2015
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
If you want to try something different, then rent one of the unique and wonderful properties owned by the Irish Landmark Trust! We rented both Galley Head Lightkeeper's Houses 1 & 2 and it was perfect alternative to staying in large cities such as Dublin and Cork.
It's Isolated out on a point with no one seemingly around for miles and yet we found it to be spacious, warm, comfortable and the place we looked forward to returning to each day.
The rugged location and views of the coast are incredible. The rooms are spacious and the kitchens are stocked enough for you to cook your own meals if you want to.
The caretaker, Gerald, was wonderful to work with and gave us a fascinating private tour of the working lighthouse. He also recommended meals at Dunmore Hotel, a lovely property we would never have found on our own. If you really want to feel like a local, stop into nearby O'Donohue's Pub; there won't be another tourist in the place! It's signposted about 1.5 miles away. Bear in mind that you are miles away from a store so you need to shop beforehand. We were 3 couples renting both houses.
All in all, if you are looking for a unique experience, that most people will never do or even hear about, book a stay at this property.


Guest from La Mirada stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, so nice to hear such positive feedback , really delighted you enjoyed your stay.

Simply superb

Review submitted on Thu, 04 Jun 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We stayed here for an early week break and thoroughly enjoyed the spectacular location. The house was extremely well presented, in a way sympathetic with its heritage.

Guest from Bettystown, stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in May 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon :)

We'll Be Back

Review submitted on Sun, 31 May 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Lighthouse is a property of the Irish Landmark Trust (ILT). We booked it through their website with no difficulties. The text says that there is a minimum 3 night stay but I put in for 2 nights and it was accepted. The text also says that they are very strict about the number of people in the party. We were 4 adults and a child. Each unit is denoted as sleeping 4 and the ILT office in Dublin insisted that we couldn't have a 5th person even if a child. That turned out for the best anyway as by renting both units we had the entire facility to ourselves. I can't imagine sharing that experience with strangers.

The e-mailed documentation from the ILT was comprehensive and accurate. Payment is via credit card over the web in advance. There are separate managers for each unit. You are required to contact the respective manager 4 days before arrival to arrange for checkin. e-mail and phone numbers were provided. I e-mailed them and both promptly responded. Both had the surname of Butler but the contact information was different.

When I heard back from them, Ger Butler, the manager for Unit 2, responded that he would handle the checkin for both units and to just call him when we arrived in Clonakilty. We were 15 minutes later than we expected but he was there to welcome us.

It turns out that the other manager is Ger's sister-in-law so combining the checkin was no problem. Ger just lives about 5 minutes away.

My son-in-law's family is from Galley Head not 2 miles from the lighthouse so Ger was familiar with the family. As Ger said, we had "connections." We spent 30 minutes visiting with Ger and his partner Marie after we arrived.

Ger has a special connection to the lighthouse. His father was the lightkeeper and Ger and his 14 siblings grew up there! He said that as they slept 4 to the bed, cold was never a problem. I asked him which room had been his and he said he had slept everywhere.

At that time the structure was divided into several areas. The westernmost room is now the kitchen for Unit 2. Previously it was an oil room. The breakfast table in this kitchen has the best view in the houses. The 2 units were separated and the principal lightkeeper lived in what is now Unit 2 and the assistant lived in Unit 1. When Ger's father was promoted, they had to move from Unit 1 to Unit 2. Eventually with automation there was only one lightkeeper and there was a door cut between the units and his family had access to both units.

There is an enclosed corridor from the houses to the lighthouse. Today it has the electronics for the cellular towers. When we asked Ger what it had been used for previously he said that it provided a protected walkway from the houses to the lighthouse for safety in the winter winds. He showed us the worn marks on the stair posts where they wedged a board to keep the door from being blown open by the winter winds. He ought to write a book.

Each unit has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with 2 twins. Each unit has a large den and a large kitchen. Unit 1's kitchen is slightly bigger and has a larger breakfast table. Both have complete appliances including oven, stove, small refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, cooking utensils and china and flatware. Ger said there was a washer and dryer in a house outside but we didn't use these.

The feeling of the interior is like a newly refinished farm house filled with antique furniture and games for the whole family. The floors are wide boards and freshly painted. I had read on the Internet other visitors' stories about having to learn how to operate the heating. During our visit the heating was by radiator and programmed automatically. We never had to operate or change the heating.

Don't worry about the light from the lighthouse keeping you awake. There are heavy solid shutters on every window. But the beam of light is substantially above the house so the light is not a problem.

I had also read that there was no cellular service at the lighthouse. That demonstrates the construction of the structure. There are numerous cell towers nearby including several ON the lighthouse proper. The problem with cellular service is that the outside walls of the structure are 30" thick effectively blocking the cellular signals when inside. Even if you stand at a window you need to try several windows to get one that has exposure to the cellular carrier you need to use. Standing by the window in the bathroom on the north side of Unit 1 I only got EDGE signal and actually couldn't make a phone call. I walked out of the bathroom and stood by the window at the top of the stairs facing south towards the lighthouse and got HSPA+.

Similarly the inside walls block Wi-Fi signal. I had rented a Vodafone hotspot from Hertz. Even when I placed it near a window where it could see the appropriate cellular tower the Wi-Fi signal wouldn't penetrate the house. It was in Unit 2's foyer and I couldn't see it from Unit 1's bedroom.

Remember that the units are "self catering" and come prepared. Assume that you need to bring everything. We rented both units and found 1 hair dryer in Unit 2. We went into Clonakilty and grocery shopped. Ross Carberry is about the same distance. Beware that the roads are NARROW. On the road up to the lighthouse ignore the "Private Property" sign. There are 2 locked gates that the keys to the units will open. Be sure to lock them behind you to keep out the sightseers. Even with them locked we had a group of tourists walk up. They weren't any trouble and I didn't blame them for seeking that view.

The drive into either Clonakilty or Ross Carberry is about 10 miles of mostly one lane roads. The last mile into the lighthouse is full of potholes. I found a GPS indispensable although it generated different routes going into Clonakilty as opposed to coming from Clonakilty to the lighthouse.

Be sure and let Ger share his incredible knowledge about the history and operation of the Galley Head lighthouse and the other lighthouses in the area. That won't take much prodding. Ger himself worked for the Commission of Irish Lights for 21 years.

I had seen information on the Internet that said that the Galley Head lighthouse was going to be turned off. Ger said that that wasn't true. At some point in the future it will be converted to an LED light source. This will greatly simplify the operation as the LEDs won't have to rotate, just blink. When I asked him when this would happen he said that it would happen when he ran out of bulbs! He said he had 6 spares now. He said that due to the fees from the cellular towers that the lighthouse is actually a money maker.

The light on Galley Head blinks 5 times every 20 seconds. It is painted white with a black ring just under the lights. This is the signature of the Galley Head lighthouse. The black ring was added some years ago to hide the discoloration running down from the catwalk around the lights. When this was done the Commission of Irish Lights had to notify all seamen.

Red Strand beach is about 2 miles away and was good for an afternoon of splashing. At the end of May it was too cold to get in the water.

We had pizza in Richey's in Clonakilty as recommended by Marie. We had lunch in the Celtic Ross Hotel in Ross Carberry. We had dinner in O'Donovan's Hotel in Clonakilty. The dining room hadn't opened for the summer so we ate in the bar. Don't confuse O'Donovan's Hotel in Clonakilty with O'Donovan's Fisher Cross bar near the lighthouse. Dennis O'Donovan doesn't serve pub grub in his bar but his Guinnesses are wonderful.

The house is surrounded by a cliff wall that varies in height from 4-6 ft. with flowers growing in the cracks. Beyond this wall is an amazing view of the northern Atlantic. The grass is green. The rocks are black. The sea is blue. The sea gulls are white. Incredible! Dolphins, whales and seals are reportedly often seen in the waters but we didn't see any. Within easy walking distance are pastures of sheep and ancient ruins. A perfect place for "exploring" as my granddaughter calls it. This is a place to escape from the real world.

On our first visit to Ireland we just visited Galley Head. On this trip we stayed there for 2 nights. On our next trip to Ireland this will be our destination spot. We just need to plan it for while Ger Butler is still managing it.


Guest from Southaven stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2015


A beautiful place to get away from it all

Review submitted on Sun, 10 May 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head Lighthouse is incredibly beautiful- lots of crashing waves, sea views, quiet, no TV or Internet, lovely drives nearby and wonderful places to eat too. Perfect for couples or families. The Butler family who look after it are amazing, very friendly and helpful with a great store of family history connected to the lighthouse.

Maria from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in May 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, delighted you enjoyed your time spent at Galley Head , come back soon.

A beautiful place to get away from it all

Review submitted on Sun, 10 May 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head Lighthouse is incredibly beautiful- lots of crashing waves, sea views, quiet, no TV or Internet, lovely drives nearby and wonderful places to eat too. Perfect for couples or families. The Butler family who look after it are amazing, very friendly and helpful with a great store of family history connected to the lighthouse.

Maria from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in May 2015


All round ,an excellent experience

Review submitted on Sun, 26 Apr 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a marvellous experience at Galley Head from start to finish. The beautiful location and all that goes with it makes it very easy to relax and to feel a small part of what life was like in previous years. Gerald and Marie were extremely friendly, courteous, professional , informative and all things good. They alone are a great advertisement for West Cork tourism. We had a great stay here and hope to return.

Guest from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in April 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties.

Galley head

Review submitted on Wed, 15 Apr 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Wonderful in every way
Location house fantastic
Great base to explore west cork
Authentic but different experience
Children adored staying there
In summary perfect


Guest from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 5 nights in April 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your positive feedback, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties , so glad you enjoyed your stay.

Galley head

Review submitted on Wed, 15 Apr 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Wonderful in every way
Location house fantastic
Great base to explore west cork
Authentic but different experience
Children adored staying there
In summary perfect


Guest from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 5 nights in April 2015


Superb experience

Review submitted on Fri, 10 Apr 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Myself and my 3 daughters were very lucky, we had beautiful weather for our stay which made the location really stunning. If you can find a free weekend book today, you will not be disappointed.

David from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in April 2015


stunning location

Review submitted on Wed, 18 Feb 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
another wonderful break in a landmark property. Galley Head is in such a stunning location. The seascape and surrounding landscape are magnificent. What adds to the whole experience is the property managers. Ger and Meria have such a pride in the property (Ger lived there as a child) and can provide you with lots of 'insider' information on the property and its history - and indeed marine information in general. We are privileged to have Landmark Trust to preserve these gems for us to enjoy.

Guest from Wicklow stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in February 2015


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love you to come back in the future.

Amazing.

Review submitted on Thu, 12 Feb 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We enjoyed our stay immensely. Galley Light was a thrill and the night sky was brilliant.
If I had to complain about anything it would be the stove. It kept shutting off while cooking. Not a huge issue but a little annoying.
What I also noticed was a little paint could go a long way. As you approach ,the back wall and also the front of the main house could use a coat or two. We plan on staying again,and will recommend to others.
Thank you.


Guest from Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in February 2015


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Galley Head. Your comments and suggestions have been forwarded on to the Property Manager. We hope to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future.

Amazing.

Review submitted on Thu, 12 Feb 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We enjoyed our stay immensely. Galley Light was a thrill and the night sky was brilliant.
If I had to complain about anything it would be the stove. It kept shutting off while cooking. Not a huge issue but a little annoying.
What I also noticed was a little paint could go a long way. As you approach ,the back wall and also the front of the main house could use a coat or two. We plan on staying again,and will recommend to others.
Thank you.


Guest from Cork stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in February 2015


Breathtaking!

Review submitted on Sun, 04 Jan 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
An amazing stay in a spectacular location. Breathtaking views from the kitchen! Snuggling up in front of the open fire and looking out the window at the lighthouse while listening to the wind howling... We didn't want to leave! We'll definitely be back.

Brid from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in December 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely feedback, delighted your stay was amazing, look forward to your return :)

Fabulous place to stay in a stunning location

Review submitted on Wed, 12 Nov 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We have been going to Galley Head now for 8 years and we absolutely love it. The location is amazing and the houses are lovely, Gail and Gerard (the owners) are great and extremely helpful.I would recommend it to anyone.

Guest from Inns Quay stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in November 2014


Stunning Location and fabulous reception

Review submitted on Fri, 31 Oct 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Last minute get away and it was worth every moment. The stunning setting was breathtaking ... literally when walking along the coastline! Extremely well taken care of from booking to arrival on site and throughout the weekend. Wonderful stories of the lighthouse in days gone by just set the scene for a wonderful cosy weekend in front of the fire whilst the sound of the waves crashing against the cliffs echoed in the background. The lack of contact from the outside world was just a gift.

Guest from Swords stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in October 2014


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you had such a wonderful time at Galley Head House 2. We agree that the setting is out of this world. We hope that you will have an oppurtunity to experiance other IRish Landmark Trust properties in the future. Thank you for your support.

What a place

Review submitted on Tue, 28 Oct 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My experience of staying at Galleyhead lighthouse was amazing from start to finish. The house is spotless clean, warm cosy and very well equiped. Gerard(light keeper/house manager) could not have been more helpful or friendly. The views were out of this world, its so remote, relaxing and a great get away from life stress. This place is a must see for everyone and i would highly recommend a stay at Galleyhead.

Guest from Tallaght stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in October 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the great feedback,it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties.

Wonderful place

Review submitted on Mon, 20 Oct 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Galley Head 2 was absolutely lovely. Clean, warm, amazing location and history. The managers were so nice and helpful. We will definitely be staying in an Irish Landmark Trust property again. Thank you so much!

Guest from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in October 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay,look forward to your return,thank you for the lovely comments.

Excellent

Review submitted on Thu, 09 Oct 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My Mum & I really enjoyed our stay in Lightkeepers House 2, it was very comfortable and warm with a kitchen complete with microwave and dishwasher & lots of hot water. Gerard, the caretaker couldnt have been more helpful. And what a location!


Aileen from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 4 nights in October 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review,delighted you and your mom enjoyed your stay,would love to see you back in the near future :)

A special place !

Review submitted on Wed, 08 Oct 2014
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We spent a most enjoyable 2 nights at Galley Head #2 in late September. We were blessed with beautiful weather! The setting is quite magical, I found we couldn't stay in bed in the mornings as we just had to get up and out and enjoy the view! The house and kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need and was very clean. For our second night we also had Galley Head #1 so we had the full place to ourselves, This was an ideal scenario as we had the interconnecting doors opened. It is a little unusual that both cottages are managed by different caretakers so you must deal with different people to make arrival arrangements / keys etc. It was a little bit of a nuisance to have to open and lock the 2 separate gates as people arrived and departed but it did ensure you had complete privacy. We had children in the group and they absolutely loved the experience and it was also very safe with walled in gardens. Overall I would highly recommend a stay here and I would go back. I would recommend brining binoculars to keep and eye on the boat and wildlife activities - there is hours of entertainment there! I did find the booking process a little daunting and inflexible with a long list of strict rules on payment and cancellation charges (full payment for the stay including security deposit and all utility charges must be paid 8 weeks in advance which is unusual and did make me a bit nervous but it all worked out ok!). The houses are kind of mirror images but the kitchen set up is probably the main difference- house #2 has a relatively small kitchen that is very well equipped that seats 4 people with a lovely view out to sea. House #1 has a much bigger kitchen that can accommodate 8 people comfortably but the kitchen was less well supplied with cutlery etc.

Guest from Carrigaline stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely review,delighted you and the kids enjoyed your stay,look forward to your return.

Excellent

Review submitted on Thu, 25 Sep 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Beautifully presented old lightkeepers house. Restored, comfortable and warm, while keeping the atmosphere of a historic landmark. Simple, tasteful and comfortable facilities and decor, and as one would expect from a lighthouse... panoramic sea views. We woke up to a spectacular sunrise and prepared dinner watching the sunset from the kitchen. If staying just a couple of nights, as we did, I recommend bringing everything you need for 2 days and staying put.

Guest from Dublin 6 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely comments, so glad you enjoyed your stay,it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties.

Worth a visit but showers need to be looked at.

Review submitted on Wed, 24 Sep 2014
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The only issue that may need addressing is the water pressure in both of the showers. A water pump may need to be installed to allow for a normal shower. Currently it is like washing under a dripping tap. Otherwise the property is well maintained, clean and an experience of high standard.

Guest from Dublin stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in September 2014


Amazing

Review submitted on Wed, 10 Sep 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
From start to finish our whole stay here was amazing. The house is so well kept, the views spectacular. We all just felt do at home here. Gerald, the lightkeeper was very informative and only too happy to answer all our questions. Stay here and you won't be sorry.

Kate from Carrigrohane stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in September 2014


Great stay together with our best friends

Review submitted on Tue, 09 Sep 2014
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Perfect organisation (description of the route, phone numbers...) and nice contact before we arrived. We got a very warm welcome, all our questions were answered and we even were shown the lighthouse. Perfect location to spend some quiet, relaxed days, very comfortable and cosy. The views from the rooms are stunning, as is the whole location. We will recommend Galley head to our friends and family.

Guest from 86356 Neusäß stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in September 2014


A moment out of time

Review submitted on Mon, 08 Sep 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
It was just wonderfull. It is an exceptional and fascinating place. The welcome is very friendly. The house is fitted very cosy, and it is a house with a special history which you will discover. If you can, it is better to plan to stay there for a week, two days is not enough and there is a lot to visit around.

Guest from Paris stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in August 2014


Grand stay

Review submitted on Tue, 02 Sep 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This is The best stay we had in Ireland. Gerald Butler and his wife gave us a very warm welcome. The accommodation is grande. The finishing is Laura Ashley style from the 1900s. The building is unique in its architecture and the light in the rooms from the many large windows gives it a special atmosphere. Whoever likes to rest with a 270° Panoramic see you on the rock with 70 year old thick grass land on top and the lighthouse would love to stay here. Clonakilty is within good reach.
As soon as we spoke to Gerald Butler, this place truly became special to us. Top-notch secret place of the true Ireland!


Christoph from Goettingen stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 5 nights in August 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you foe the lovely feedback, please try and come back to visit another Irish Landmark in the future.

Two days and three seasons at Galley Head

Review submitted on Sun, 31 Aug 2014
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Having stayed in many UK Landmarks over 30 years (and two in Italy) this was our first Irish Landmark, and well up with the rest. Talking to Gerry and Marie was very informative. We visited the old flour mill near Clonakilty where my ancestors lived in Victorian times, and went to the Horse Fair in Rosscarbery. Weather very Irish as expected.

Guest from London stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in August 2014


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your comments on Galley Head 2. Also that you got to enjoy local attractions and the ancestral home. We do hope perhaps in the future to welcome you to another Irish Landmark property

Wonderful stay at galley head

Review submitted on Fri, 22 Aug 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Wonderful place to stay! Gerald and Marie provided wonderful service and were so helpful. The house is great and well taken care of. A unique experience and beautiful setting

Meghan from Washington stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in August 2014


Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to hear that you had such a wonerful stay at GAlley Head Lightkeepers House 2. We do hope to welcome you back to another of Landmark properties in the future.

Einzigartiges Ort

Review submitted on Sun, 10 Aug 2014
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Ruhe und Abgeschiedenheit, dennoch kurze Distanz bis Clonakilty. Tolle Betreuung durch Gerry. Guter Ausgangspunkt für Ausflüge in der Region. Gerne wieder!

Guest from Buchrain stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 5 nights in July 2014


Perfect. One of the best places we've ever stayed. Period.

Review submitted on Mon, 28 Jul 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Staying at the Galley Head Lightkeeper's House was a gift. The photos don't do this exquisite property justice. They can't. The sea, the fields, the crashing surf below, the beautiful and well-appointed house--all are too beautiful to be accurately described in words or to be captured in a photograph. Our extended family took over both sides of the house, Galley Head 1 and Galley Head 2, which would have very comfortably slept eight people. Each side of the house, connected through a door, would serve as the ideal place for a family of four to stay. The property, which served as a perfect launching point for day trips around Cork County and the eastern part of Kerry County, was a terrific place to both begin and end the day. Our hosts, who know the property and area well, were kind, gracious, and welcoming. Both the place and the people made this a visit we'll never forget.

Guest from Los Angeles stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in July 2014


Wonderful way to start our Honeymoon!

Review submitted on Sun, 29 Jun 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Wonderful way to start our Honeymoon! This was defiantly the highlight of our trip to Ireland! The journey getting to the lighthouse was an experience all its own. The lighthouse keeper was very nice and you can tell he enjoys his job!

Guest from Rockwall stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in June 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely review, delighted you both enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back for your personal visit in the near future.

Our Clonakilty Lighthouse Adventure

Review submitted on Thu, 26 Jun 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
It was absolutely gorgeous. If you love historic architecture this is a wonderful experience. They have maintained the historic fabric of the building to the point that you can experience what it must have been like to live there a hundred years ago. I personally loved that the beams from the light house shine into your room at night - very magical. I am very upset at the thought of them discontinuing the traditional light house luminations. Gerald and Marie are delightful and gave us such an insightful tour of the lighthouse it was very hard to leave. Gerald is able to answer every question so thoroughly you could talk to him all day. I know that I have to go back just to hear about his Fastnet experience. We are definitely planning a return visit - next time we will stay longer.

Guest from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in June 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this lovely review, it's great to hear such wonderful feedback,look forward to your return :)

An excellent property in stunning surroundings

Review submitted on Wed, 21 May 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
An excellent property in stunning surroundings. If there is one place on earth to sit back and relax its this amazing location and property. It had no TV inside the property, but the Irish sea is your TV. Endless channels to was fascinating content and all watch able again and again

Guest from Carrickfergus stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 1 nights in May 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the great feedback,would love you to return in the near future.

A Perfect Experience

Review submitted on Tue, 20 May 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head was a wonderful! Gerald & Maria made us feel right at home. The place was spotless & airy, the views divine - loved every minute of it!!

Guest from Kansas City stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in May 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the nice feedback, come back soon :)

Review of our stay in Galley Head Lightohouse 1&2

Review submitted on Thu, 08 May 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We were 8 friends visiting so we hired the two Lighthouses and having access through to both houses made a huge difference as the weather was not good. House 2 is more comfortable and much more pleasant and I would strongly recommend that you review the furniture and comfort level of the sitting room in Lighthouse 1 - I would have been very disappointed if we had House 1 only. We used the kitchen in house 1 and the sitting room in house 2 so it worked well for us because we had both houses.
The cooking rings in both houses are awful and they really need to be updated without delay - it was so frustrating trying to cook on them. Apparently according to reviews this has been mentioned previously by other visitors but nothing has been done to replace them.
Otherwise everything was fine and Gerard was extremely helpful and accommodating in every way. I left my phone after me and he was so helpful about getting it back to me which I appreciated very much indeed.
It would be a nice touch if you could leave some firewood and spare toilet paper - we ran out of toilet paper and had to go buy some - it is a small thing but means a lot with the distances involved. Briquettes were provided but some wood would be great too. When we were in Loop Head we did get enough wood for one evening's fire.
We appreciate the work that the Land mark Trust does and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will return to other properties again in the near future.
Thank you to all and especially to Gerard. We did not meet the lady who looks after house number 1.



Guest from Dublin 4 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in May 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review and letting us know of the issue we will work towards improving it. Look forward to your return.

Perfect

Review submitted on Tue, 29 Apr 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Galley Head 2 is perfect in every way-the house, the location and the people. We were delighted to have such a beautiful break have already booked another stay.

Guest from Dublin 8 stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in April 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this wonderful feedback,delighted you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to your return :)

Highly recommended

Review submitted on Wed, 02 Apr 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Highly recommended break away from the ordinary - house was spotless,very warm & comfortable . Lovely walking nearby & the scenery is fantastic . Will return .

Christina from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in March 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the wonderful feedback ,looking forward to your return ;)

We were only there a few hours and were already planning to come back!

Review submitted on Wed, 12 Mar 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We were extremely impressed with the level of cleanliness and facilities. Gerald is a lovely personable and enthusiastic man and it was great to have his perspective on the lighthouse and growing up there. The location is fantastic, the views are incredible….what more can I say. We will be back.

Guest from Crosshaven stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in March 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely feedback, delighted you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to your return.

Weekend stay at Galley Head

Review submitted on Wed, 26 Feb 2014
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was one of the best weekends I had in a long time. Well worth the long journey to get there. The caretakers Gerald and Marie were very accommodating about our arrival time and extremely welcoming. The house was so warm and cosy despite the wild weather conditions. Everything was completely spotless and all furniture, etc. were in great condition. Very good quality delph, cutlery and cookware in the kitchen. The open fire had been laid and we just had to light it. The location is stunning and I enjoyed a 4 hour hike from the house through woodland, beach and roadside paths. Gerald gave us a tour of the lighthouse on the day we left and was fascinating as he had been a light keeper himself as had both his parents and both grandfathers. Beautiful location, very comfortable, tastefully decorated house. Great for a weekend with a group of friends.

Kevin from Rathfarnham stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in February 2014


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the great feedback,delighted you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the lovely photo,hope to see you back soon.

We loved it but with kids it was a little slow to make cosy

Review submitted on Fri, 24 Jan 2014
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Fab site
Fab view
Cold initially
Was surprised how our children took to board games in the absence of a tv
Not much else to say only this is a gem not to be missed


Guest from stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 2 nights in December 2013


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your comments, delighted to hear the children enjoyed the board games.

Idyllic

Review submitted on Thu, 23 Jan 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We loved it, its our second time staying and hope to go down again. A lot of money was invested in the property since our 1st visit 6 years ago. Great place to get away from everything for a few days. Would recommend 100%

Guest from Abbeyfeale stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 3 nights in October 2013


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
thank you for the feedback , hope you come back soon ;).

Dream of a life time vacation

Review submitted on Fri, 17 Jan 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Excellent location and property, views are undescribable, Gerald and his the property managers made our stay incerdible. If you stay at the galley head you need to (stay at the galley head) to enjoy the property and views. Excellent walks and exploring. Going to bed at night with the light shining in the bedroom windows put you to sleep like a baby. If you are lucky like we where there might be storm and you really get what is like to be a light house keeper. My son and girl friend stayed with my wife and I, there was ample room and the facilty were way above average especially with the 2 bathrooms. This is a real gem and not to be overlooked if you want a "REAL" holiday in Ireland. The only bad thing was the 40 min walk to O'Sullivans the bar or should I say the walk back.
What treat
Ken Corbett and family Canada


Guest from Jordan stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 7 nights in October 2013


Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you, we appreciate your wonderful feedback, hope you come to stay again.

best christmas time

Review submitted on Fri, 10 Jan 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Best holiday is stay in the lighthouses for me. Galley Head is one from most amazing places in the world.
Very nice Lighthouse, nature, cliffs. And wonderful Ireland - with peoples, history, culture.


Guest from Pardubice stayed at Galley Head 2 - Lightkeeper's House for 7 nights in December 2013


Charlotte replied more than 1 year ago
Thank for your comment and your picture. We are really delighted that you enjoyed your Christmas time in Galley Head. We would love to see you again perhaps at another one of our properties. Kind Regards.