Springfield House B&B provides the perfect base from which to enjoy the surrounding region for couples and families alike.

Local beaches are hugely popular for enjoying the beautiful scenery, walking and surfing.

Long Strand
Looking out over the Galley Head lighthouse is the aptly named Long Strand. A mile and a half of sand bounded by waves of dunes this is the perfect place to stretch your legs and breath in the fresh Atlantic air and is also a haven for surfers.

Red Strand
Dotted with rock pools, the Red Strand is only minutes from the Long Strand and offers a wonderful tranquil spot for the whole family.

The Blue Flag beach at Inchydoney Island, just a few miles from Clonakilty, is renowned not only as one of the most family friendly beaches in West Cork but also as one of the most beautiful. With vast expanses of sand, dunes and excellent surfing conditions there really is something for everyone.

A popular family beach located only minutes away from Castlefreke woods and the ‘Tidy Village’ of Rathbarry.

West Cork has an abundance of historic sites, family activities and vibrant towns to enjoy including:

Clonakilty; with West Cork Model Village and a leisurely stroll through 12 hectares of gardens and woodland walks.

Rosscarbery; with guided historic tour of Castle Salem - which is a 15th Century Castle, one of the best preserved castles in Ireland. It is 70 feet high with massive walls and loopholes and also has the ususal spiral stone stairway.
One can also visit Droumbeg Stone Circle and Coppingers Court. Smuglers Cove Adverture Golf presents 18 holes of fun for all the family. Open all year see http://www.rosscarberygolf.com/.

Kinsale; Ireland's gourmet centre is famous for fish and seafood, located along a waterfront, narrow streets, and slate-clad houses. 


For Walkers
There are many scenic walks in West Cork including Coillte operated woodland walk in Castlefreke only 2 minutes from Springfield House B&B see http://www.coillteoutdoors.ie/ .

Rathbarry is situated on the coastline between Clonakilty & Rosscarbery and is rich in historical lore.
Rathbarry Village and Castlefreke Wood walks


More local amenities

  • Pitch & Putt
  • Tennis Courts
  • Restaurants
  • Golf courses – Lisselan, Dunmore
  • Angling
  • Pubs
  • Walks – Castlefreke, Rathbarry and West Cork
  • Cinema
  • Local Childrens Playground
  • Horseriding

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