With a beautiful lakeside location in the West Cork Mountains, Gougane Barra Hotel boasts rooms with stunning lake and mountain views. Surrounded by forest, it offers home baking and fresh, local cuisine.

Overlooking the lovely scenery of Gougane Barra, the cosily furnished rooms all include a private bathroom and a hairdryer, along with a TV and free tea and coffee.

A bar menu is served during the day, including fruit scones with jam and cream, smoked salmion, or homemade soup. Evening meals are made using local, seasonal ingredients, with an á la carte and table d’hôtel menu provided.

Rowing boats and bikes are provided at the hotel, allowing guests to fish on the lake or enjoy the numerous scenic trails in the surrounding area. The ancient St Finbarr’s Well and Monastery sits on an island in the middle of the lake.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.9 for a two-person trip.

Gougane Barra Hotel has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 24 Feb 2007.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

Free parking available at the hotel


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Room type
1 single bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 large double bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • does the standard Queen have a lake view
    Lake view rooms generally have Queen and King size beds. Standard Queen Doubles have partial lake or Mountain Views.
    Answered on 8 February 2021
  • What are the check in times and departures please.
    Hello, The check in is after 3:00 pm and the check out is before 12:00 pm. Regards, Gougane Barra Team
    Answered on 31 July 2021
  • My parents often stayed at your hotel in 1950s/60s. I stayed in 1960 and remember Connie and Breda Cronin. Is it still run by the same family? Very ..
    Good morning, We are still run by the same family. Neil is my name and i am son of Christy and Breda who were running here in 1960's. Katy and i are n..
    Answered on 15 April 2021
  • Do you have single rooms or twin beds? Thank you
    We have single occupancy rooms, Twin bedded rooms, double bed rooms and Lake view double rooms as well.
    Answered on 21 February 2022
  • hi is there a reliable taxi service to take us to and glengarriff.
    Good morning, we have a very reliable taxi service to take you to Glengarriff. Patrick Creedon at http://mymacroom.com/index.php?route=product/product..
    Answered on 22 November 2021
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Facilities of Gougane Barra Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9
Most popular facilities
Non-smoking rooms
Facilities for disabled guests
Free parking
Free WiFi
Room service
Family rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Linen
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Street parking
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Packed lunches
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Room service
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
Languages spoken
  • German
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Irish

House rules

Gougane Barra Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!


From 15:00 to 22:30


From 07:30 to 12:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Extra bed upon request
€ 6.50 per child, per night
Cot upon request
€ 6.50 per child, per night
2 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 6.50 per child, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

FAQs about Gougane Barra Hotel

  • Room options at Gougane Barra Hotel include:

    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin

  • Guests staying at Gougane Barra Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten-free

  • Gougane Barra Hotel is 3.1 miles from the centre of Ballingeary.

  • The prices at Gougane Barra Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, Gougane Barra Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Check-in at Gougane Barra Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 12:00.

  • Gougane Barra Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Bicycle rental