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Terms and Conditions

Booking Terms & Conditions for our  Guest Rooms, Cottages, Restaurant / Café  &  Wine Bar

01. Availability/ Booking

Please contact us first ­ either by phone or email­ to check availability. Please follow all Covid-19 Guidelines and follow staff requests to ensure compliance. Failure to comply will result in your booking being canceled.

02. Required booking details

For a confirmed booking we need following information: Date of check in and check out, Anticipated time of check ­in.  Please let us know any change in expected arrival time Indication of accommodation type, i.e. ***Holiday Cottages, Deluxe Double or Twin Guest Room (and preference, if any, for a room number) ­ Name of the guest(s) plus telephone and/or fax number Credit Card number, expiration date, security code and details of cardholder with name as it appears on the card.

03. Booking confirmation and deposit

Reservations are considered final once they are confirmed by us, whether by phone or in writing. At the time of your booking, we reserve the right to charge your credit card for a non­-refundable deposit of 50% of the total rent (Holiday Cottages) / the first night of your stay (Guest Rooms). If paying by cheque or otherwise, this non-­refundable deposit  is payable within 14 days of making a preliminary reservation. For the Holiday Cottages, final payment must be received latest six (6) weeks prior to your arrival, unless accommodation is booked last minute.

04. Cancellation policy

Due to our small size, we can unfortunately not process provisional bookings. This would unnecessarily block the availability of our rooms to those who require a confirmed reservation. Therefore, please only book rooms once you are certain about your itinerary. When bookings are confirmed by us, whether by phone or in writing, cancellations of bookings for the Holiday Cottages can not be accepted within the last two (2) weeks prior to scheduled arrival (you will be charged for the full stay). We advise you to take out a travel insurance which covers unforeseen cancellations within this last period. For the Guest Rooms, we have a 48­ hour cancellation policy.

05. Linen supply and changeovers (Cottages only)

Prices include bed and kitchen linen as well as a changeover once a week.  Additional change of bed linen by request is not included in the price and can be done at an extra change. Bath towels can also be supplied at an extra charge.

06. Electricity usage (Cottages only)

For the self­ catering ***Holiday Cottages, electricity usage to the value of €25 per booking is included in the price. Any usage above this will be charged additionally at the current market rate.

07. Loss, damage, breakage etc…

Rolf’s Country House cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to valuables personal property. You are recommended to have the appropriate insurance cover in place. Any loss, damage, breakage etc. to the Holiday Cottages and/or Guest Rooms and/or to their contents must be paid for by the renter. This includes replacement keys. We have a strict no smoking policy in the guestrooms and any area inside the building, A cleaning charge of 150€ will be applied should you smoke in a room.

08. Liability

The proprietors, management and employees of Rolf’s & Co Limited (trading as Rolf’s Country House Hotel) shall not be liable nor will accept any responsibility for any injury, loss or damage whatsoever ­ sustained by any person or persons, whether arising under the expression or implied terms of any rental agreement, or at Common Law (including any negligence of the proprietors, their servants or agents) or in any other way whatsoever. The exclusion of the implied terms contained in Section 39, Sale of Goods and Supply of Services Act 1980 is subject to the provisions of Section 40 of the said Act.

9. Breach of Contact

In the event of breach of contract on the part of the proprietors of Rolf’s Country House howsoever, any loss and/pr damage ­ including consequential loss sustained by the renter ­ shall be limited to the sum paid by the renter to the proprietors of Rolf’s Country House.

10. Rental duration, check­ in and check­out

Check ­in on day of arrival is between 16.00 and 22.00 local time. The latest checkout time on the day of departure is 10.00 local time, by which time your room(s) / cottage (s) will need to be vacated. You can, of course, have breakfast afterwards until 11.00. On departure, the Holiday Cottages / Guest Rooms, equipment and utensils must be left in a tidy condition.

11. Minimum stay requirement

During the summer months (June, July and August September), the Holiday Cottages are only available for weekly rental, which is from Saturday to Saturday. During Bank Holidays, we may require minimum stay of three (3) nights for the Holiday Cottages. During the rest of the year, the minimum rental period for the Holiday Cottages is 2 days. The Guest Rooms are rented on a one ­night basis all year round.

12. Compliance with Booking Terms

The management of Rolf’s Country House may terminate occupancy if the Booking Terms are not complied with. Please note that we do not accept hen or stag parties.

Rolf’s Country House, Baltimore Hill, Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland Tel +353(0)28 20289 Fax +353 (0) 28 20930 Email:
Directors: Johannes Haffner (CEO) & Friederike Haffner (Company Secretary) Registered as Rolf’s & Co. Limited Incorporated in Ireland. No 337542 VAT No. 63575421


Located in the fishing village of Baltimore amid spectacular scenery and unspoiled nature, Rolfs Country House overlooks Roaringwaterbay with magnificent views of Carbery’s hundred isles. Situated along the most southern west cork coast, Rolfs lies amid some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery.

The almost subtropical climate of the region is due to the effect of the Gulf-stream sweeping in from the Atlantic, influencing plant and marine life making this a paradise for gardeners and water sports enthusiasts alike.  We look forward to welcoming you, your family and friends!


Rolfs Country House & Restaurant


Private Dining

The private dining room at Rolfs is available for that special occasion.   Located on the mezzanine level, it is the perfect location for an intimate evening with friends & family or to host your own private function.  Set menus are available on request and there is also the option of our full a la carte menu.



Wine & Dine

Our award winning fine dining Restaurant is open to both Residents and non Resident guests. We offer out door dining during the summer in the inner garden . We offer a large selection of wines also available by the glass. Our extensive à la carte menu is served for Dinner. We have designed a new Lunch and Ice-cream menu for 2023 which is available during the summer.

Fresh steamed Shrimps
A la Carte Dining

Organic & Local Produce

Chef Johannes Haffner uses as much locally grown and organic produce as possible. All pastries Desserts and Breads are home made and freshly baked.

Fresh Meat & Fish

Our Meat and Fish is delivered fresh and cooked to order, such as Cork Lamb, Irish Beef as well as fresh local Fish and Shellfish.

Specials & Seasonal

In addition to our à la carte menu we have regular changing specials, regional and seasonal dishes

Restaurant Opening Hours

For opening times off season please telephone 00 353 28 20289

Breakfast 10.30 am – 12.30 am (non residents)
Lunch (summer only)
12.30pm – 2.30 pm
Dinner 6 pm – 9 pm


Click here to see a sample of our fine dining menu


Our Garden & West Cork Garden Trail

Rolfs Country House is set in 4.5 acres of mature gardens, with many subtropical plants and mature trees. The inner garden provides a peaceful setting to enjoy lunch, afternoon tea or even a nice glass of house sparkling wine.   You can also enjoy the garden from the comfort of our special garden room (pictured right).  This wonderful living room area opens onto the garden and has open fires, underfloor heating and a library.  

Inner Garden originally part of the secret walled garden
Acre of Lawn for the cottages to share and enjoy the evening Sun

For Garden Lovers


Rolf’s County House is also proud to be part of the West Cork Garden Trail Hotel Partner Programme.  Stay at Rolf’s and visit the magnificent and charming gardens of the West Cork Garden Trail.



2 Bedroom Cottages

Built around a courtyard and set in mature grounds and gardens, all our self-catering Holiday Cottages have their own garden patio.  Sleeping up to 4/5 people, each 2 bed-roomed Cottage features an open fireplace, beautiful slate floors and under-floor heating.  For your comfort all Cottages are equipped with modern appliances including:

  • Colour television
  • In build Kitchens (For Self Catering)
  • Cooker/ Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Fridge
  • Washing machine/ Tumble dryer
  • Bathroom with Power-shower over bath
  • Shaving sockets

Full bed linen and bath towels are provided and included in the cottage rate.  Cottages are available from 4 pm on day of arrival and need to be vacated by 10 am on day of departure.

Our Cottages Are available for long term rental from October -March, your ideal place to stay for a long winter break contact us for rates!
Cottage can only be booked by filling in the Contact form on reservations page

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Ideally suited for individuals, couples  we offer a choice of 10 en-suite cosy rooms situated in beautiful stone build outhouses surrounding a courtyard with courtyard or garden views. All rooms are designed with hand made local furnishings with customer comfort in mind. Refurbished to a high standard in 2020, with wooden floors, all bed rooms are equipped with the following:

Courtyard Rooms

  • Colour Television
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • En suite bathrooms with power shower/ rain forest shower
  • Heated towel rail
  • Hair dryer
  • Shaving sockets
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Charge points
  • Standard Double Bed
  • Complementary Bottled water *

Garden Rooms

  • Colour Television
  • Tea and Coffee making facilities
  • En suite bathrooms with power shower/ rain forest shower
  • Heated towel rail
  • Hair dryer
  • Shaving sockets
  • Toiletries
  • Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Charge points
  • Queen Size Bed
  • Complementary Bottled water*

All room rates include a full Irish breakfast served between 8 am – 10 am which is also available to non residents.

The mature gardens and outside terrace are available to guests.  Wireless (WiFi) connectivity is available in all public areas i.e Bar/ Restaurant

Please see rates page for prices

* 1 bottle per person per stay