Built in 1839, Granville House was initially a Rectory for the Church Of Ireland parish. Later it was used as an RIC (Royal Irish Constabulary) barracks. In 1921 during the War Of Independence the barracks was burned down. Some years later the Granville family bought and refurbished the ruined house as a family home. It was then run as a hotel by a number of generations of Granvilles, with current owner Breege Granville and her husband Billy in charge from the mid 70s, though sadly Billy died in 1994. Breege's cuisine, along with her general design flair made the hotel an attractive and bohemian holiday location. Many Irish and international celebrities, politicians and writers stayed here in the hotel years.
Granville House and Breege are now in a new phase of their life with a number of beautiful self-catering apartments available for your stay, and The Butterfly House - a stand-alone, self-contained cottage. In the summer season (Apr - Sept) try comfortable glamping in large Yurts and Bell Tents with a touch of luxury. National Geographic Traveller says Granville House has the best views from the windows in the area. Breege has been classed by users of a well known holiday rental site as a Super Host. Rest assured she will make your stay a delight. The nearest beach is 1.6 km (1 mile) away and Ballyferriter village is just 160 metres (150 Yds) from the house. The Blasket Islands are just off the coast, and the filming locations for Star Wars, The Last Jedi, can be seen from the apartment windows.
Ballyferriter and the Dingle Peninsula are key elements of the Wild Atlantic Way, the touring route covering the entire West coast of Ireland.