Glencairn B&B

Underwood Rochestown, Cork City, Ireland Ireland (Show map)


Ours is an intimate family home. We pride ourselves on making our guests feel relaxed and strive to cater for every need and taste. * Beautiful gardens in wooded setting overlooking Cork Harbour. * Many beautiful towns and scenic areas within easy reach. * Ten minutes from City/Airport. * Parking. * Full Irish breakfast. * Golfing, sailing, horse riding within 5 miles. * Beaches within 15 miles. * All bedrooms with television, tea/coffee, broadband, hairdryers and private bathrooms. * Espanol, deutsch, francais, gaelic, italiano.

Inquire today!

Innkeepers: John and Helen Fox



Write A Review
  • Guest room4.4
  • Service5
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining5

Thank you so much

4.4 on July 12, 2016

A good friend and I were staying at Glencairn B&B. What can I say? John and Helen were so nice and helpful with everything. All the conversations with them and the other guests were interesting and we liked very much the breakfasttalk in the morning.


4.6 on June 23, 2013

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our stay very much and we truly appreciated the great advice that John gave us. The en-suite was micro but functional and the rest of the room, house yard was pleasant. Thank you John and Helen.

Great place to stay

4.6 on July 29, 2012

Our hosts, John and Helen Fox, made us feel very welcome on our arrival at Glencairn B&B, with a cup of tea in their very beautiful garden. Although the ensuite was very tiny, the main room was a very generous size, with, not only a large and extremely comfortable bed (the most comfortable of all the B&B’s we stayed in while in Ireland), but a sitting area included. Free wifi and cable TV were also included. The breakfasts provided were excellent, with plenty of variety and special dietary needs catered for. John was very knowledgeable about the local area, and directed us to some quality local attractions that we would not otherwise have known about. Nothing was too much trouble for our hosts, making us feel very much at home. We highly recommend Glencairn B&B as a place to stay while in Cork

One of the best B&B

5 on September 06, 2011

Superb! The best B&B we have stayed, not only for the rooms and facilities ( which are really great),but also for the kidness of Helen and John. You really feel at home!

Wonderful Experience

5 on October 18, 2010

John and Helen are one of the sweetest couples you'll ever meet. They really made sure that my sister and I had everything we needed and helped out in any way they could. When they found out we were the only guests staying for the night they happily upgraded us to a bigger room for the same price. My sister and I felt very welcomed and in the morning we were greeted with a wonderful Irish breakfast and some lovely traditional Irish music playing in the background. Helen even did a little Irish dance performance for us :) The place itself was so quaint and comforting and there's a nice patio where you eat that is surrounded by plants and flowers. Overall, we had an amazing time in Ireland and would recommend the Glencairn B&B to anyone.

What a find!

5 on October 11, 2009

We felt as if we were at home. John and Helen are very friendly and were always concerned about our welfare. In addition they always had good tips for places to go. Our room and bathroom were beautifully and lovingly furnished. The garden is fabulous and a dream. It was also nice that we could share our daily experiences with our hosts. The breakfast was very good and tasty. On one evening we sat with the other visitors in the garden around the fire with beer and wine. The B&B is in a quiet semi rural area, but very near the city and has good access to daytrip destinations. The Glencairn Bed and Breakfast is highly recommended.

Thoroughly enjoyable

5 on September 22, 2009

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Glencairn B&B: the room was beautiful, the bed roomy and comfortable, the bathroom clean and everything in perfect order. Breakfast in the conservatory was wonderful, and we enjoyed getting to know the other guests around the table. John and Helen are lovely hosts, friendly and inviting, and we particularly appreciated them allowing our dog to stay with us in our room. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer- it was by far the most enjoyable stay in a B&B we've ever had! We'll definitely be back!

View More Reviews


Location Type

Airport, Countryside, Oceanview


Cork, Ireland (ORK) 5 miles

Directions to property:

See directions on our website at From the N25 take the N28 for Ringaskiddy, Carrigaline, Douglas and Rochestown for 1.3 km. Then take the exit onto the R610 for Rochestown and Passage West. Go 1.9 km to a sign on the right for the Glencairn B&B. Continue 150m and turn right into Underwood, and a further 150m to the second Glencairn B&B sign on the right. Drive down the driveway into the parking area.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Ocean, Many areas of historical interest, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ruins, Zoo

Visit Website

Inn Details

Establishment type

Private Home Bed and Breakfast, Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fireplace, Library, Piano, Private entrance, Radio, Secretarial services, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , use of gardens/patio, guest lounge

Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Video Arcade

Contact Innkeeper Visit Website


  • Check In:: negotioable
  • Check Out:: 1100 hours
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No smoking in house, there is a greenhouse for smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required no barking dogs
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Cash
  • Cancellations: None
Visit Website



John and Helen Fox

Languages spoken

Gaelig, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

About the innkeepers

Gardening, woodworking, music, guitar, dancing, people, cultures, languages

Contact Innkeeper Visit Website




  • Time Served: negotiable
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room

Signature Dish

Full Irish Breakfast
We serve the famous and traditional Full Irish Breakfast of Rashers (bacon Irish style), Irish Sausages, Black and White Puddings, Mushrooms, Tomatoe, Eggs, Toast, Marmalades and Jams, Tea and Coffee, and Juice. We also serve cereals, fruit and yoghurts.

Visit Website