About Us

Westerly House was built just after the Second World War by an American couple with French roots. Design wise, being timber-built it brings to mind North American chalets and lakeside homes. Subsequently it became the Summer home of the Barry family, Peter Barry, a former government Minister and senior Irish politician, with family ties also to Irelands most popular tea brand.
The “French connection” re-emerged in 2015 with the purchase of Westerly House by Marie and Hugues, a French couple who have spent the last 20 odd years in Ireland.
Marie and Hugues loved the warm, welcoming feel of the house but wanted to inject modern comforts into the traditional design which is now greatly appreciated by guests from all over who enjoy this haven of peace and tranquility. Ideal for family reunions or a gathering of friends, Westerly House is perfectly situated to discover the charm and beauty of West Cork and the Wild Atlantic Way.