Coolbawn Lodge Farmhouse is 5 miles from Skibbereen and offers award-winning bed and breakfast accommodation in West Cork. In a part of Ireland with excellent walks, golf courses and blue-flag beaches, there is a welcome with tea, coffee and home baking on arrival. All rooms at Coolbawn Lodge are on the ground floor, with king-size beds and en suite bathrooms. There is free Wi-Fi and parking, and guests have use of an attractive garden and a TV/ lounge area. An extensive breakfast menu makes use of local produce, with many organic ingredients grown on the farm. Among the freshly prepared dishes, there is a full Irish breakfast, local kippers, and porridge topped with honey, cinnamon or double cream. Skibbereen lies close to attractions including Tragumna Beach and Lough Hyne with its marine nature reserve. A 15-minute drive takes you to Baltimore, where there is a ferry connection to the scenic Sherkin Island and Cape Clear.