Our House and Garden

When Vincent and I got married his father gave us a plot of land across the fields from their home at Glaise Bheag, which means Little Stream in Irish. The Gormans′ family home was a traditional stone cottage with an open turf fire. The little stream still runs past it today, flowing under the road and through clifftop fields and spilling down sheer rock to the Atlantic breakers below.

Vincent and I built our own first home facing the ocean with its back to Mount Brandon. Behind it was a swathe of bogland, full of wind-blown wildflowers and alive with birdsong. In front was the cliff road, curving round the headland. Gorman′s Clifftop House stands on that same site today, in the same beautiful surroundings.

In 2000, we redesigned our home offering our guests more spacious and luxurious accommodation with king size beds, baths, power showers, flat screen TVs and Wi-Fi. We have, however, made sure the welcoming heart of Gorman′s Clifftop House is still a traditional open turf fire, where you can chat, have a drink, a tea or a coffee, or curl up by the fireside with a book.


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