About halfway between Cork and Kinsale, this place was built as a rectory in the late 17th century. Bedrooms are comfortable and traditionally furnished, with views of the idyllic gardens. The owners are real foodies: The breakfast menu is longer and more imaginative than most places this size (try the cheesy French toast), and the five-course dinners, made with plenty of local produce, are delicious. Dinners are also thoroughly reasonable, at €35 per head, although you must book by noon. If you’re after a bit more seclusion, two self-catering cottages are on the grounds. Note that Glebe House is closed in the winter season.