Located in beautiful West County Cork, the Inish Beg Estate comprises 40 hectares. A large part of the estate is birdsong-filled woodlands which are sympathetically managed and include exceptional tree ferns, bamboo, several ponds, bird hides and carriage drives. The estate also includes green fields that sweep down to the Ilen Estuary, where sheep and ponies graze. The remaining space houses buildings, a walled garden with glass house and fruit cages, a sunken garden with fountain, a cherry drive, orchard, daffodil-lined avenue and two woodland gardens. The gardens are part of the West Cork Garden Trail and feature in the book “100 Best Gardens in Ireland” (2011).
Also at Inish Beg Estate, visitors will find holiday homes, each with its own intimate garden. The estate hosts wedding receptions, civil ceremonies, cookery courses and activity packages.
Kids, look out for the pirates and fairy houses as you make your way around the gardens.