Ballyvolane House

Escape to Ballyvolane House and stay a glorious historic Irish country house, feast on delicious home-grown food meticulously prepared by our chef Sarah English, sip on our own Bertha’s Revenge Gin tipples, explore the delights of the locality such as cliff walks on the coast, hike up the Knockmealdown or Galtee mountains, graze at farmers’ markets, visit Cork City and Kinsale, cast a fly on the river Blackwater or gently glide down the river in a canoe or simply relax here. Enjoy late breakfasts, curl up by the fire and immerse yourself in all the latest glossy magazines, stroll around the gardens and if inclined, come and help feed the pigs and chickens, or if you are feeling active, play a game of tennis in the walled garden. We are always happy to help plan day trips during the day and book a table at some of our excellent local eateries.

Originally built in 1728, Ballyvolane House is a magical house surrounded by woods, vast gardens and parkland. The house has a charming, peaceful and homely atmosphere. There are three lakes and the huge gardens are impeccably maintained by Jeremy Green. Jeremy and his late wife Merrie, a fly-fishing expert, first opened their home as luxurious country house accommodation about twenty-five years ago, and it now run by their son Justin and his wife Jenny, who have brought a wealth of Hospitality Management experience with them. Hosting weddings and other special occasions has been a huge part of Ballyvolane House for over ten years. In 2018 they were honoured to have HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall to stay at Ballyvolane House during their official visit to Cork.

There’s a series of grand, well-proportioned reception rooms and the bedrooms have stunning views of the garden or park. The pillared hall has a baby grand piano and the huge drawing room to the rear overlooks the terraced lawns where croquet is on offer. The bedrooms are spacious and comfortable and are described by Travel & Leisure Magazine as ‘having the loveliest, most peaceful views and are enduringly furnished with an organic assortment or wing chairs, alabaster lamps, sofas that are models of shabby chic’

Guests enjoy delicious home-cooking in the grand dining room. The ingredients are grown in Ballyvolane’s own walled garden, reared on the farm and sourced from local artisan producers. There’s an excellent wine list and breakfast is served until noon. Ballyvolane House is also the home of Bertha’s Revenge Small Batch Irish Milk Gin - the distillery is located in the farmyard at Ballyvolane House.

Ballyvolane has a long standing association with salmon fishing on the renowned river Blackwater, guests can book fishing with local experts that the house highly recommends, and enjoy a day on the river, a short drive away. Ballyvolane House also operates a driven pheasant and duck shoot between November to mid-February. They can accommodate individuals and groups, subject to availability. Clay pigeon shooting is available on-site year round.

 

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Explore the area






Fota Wildlife Park - 28 min drive
Bertha's Revenge Gin Distillery  - onsite
Jameson Distillery, Middleton - 25 min drive
Leahy's Open Farm - 21 min drive 
Ballycotton Cliff Walk - 44 min drive
Cork International Airport - 38 min drive

Justin & Jenny Green

6 Bedrooms - Sleeps 12

Rooms from €270 per night

Open all year

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Dinner: €67.50 (Seasonal set menu) Please book 24 hrs in advance.


Justin & Jenny Green


6 Bedrooms - Sleeps 12


Rooms from €270 per night


Open all year


Visa, MasterCard


Dinner: €67.50 (Seasonal set menu) Please book 24 hrs in advance.

Click for more Information

Explore the area






Fota Wildlife Park - 28 min drive
Bertha's Revenge Gin Distillery  - onsite
Jameson Distillery - 25 min drive
Leahy's Open Farm - 21 min drive 
Ballycotton Cliff Walk - 44 min drive
Cork International Airport - 38 min drive

Don't Take Our Word For It...

“Ballyvolane House is a perfect mix of classic ambiance mixed with modern notions of farm to table dining. Jonathan and the rest of the staff were warm and friendly and made us feel like old friends and house guests. Dinner was brilliant in every respect. A four course dinner with fine artisan Irish cheese at the end. All locally sourced. Breakfast the next morning was fantastic as well. They could not have been better hosts. We look forward to visiting again!”

Murgo, March 2020, Tripadvisor

“Staying at Ballyvolane House was one of the highlights of our trip through Ireland. From the moment we arrived, it felt like we had been invited to a weekend dinner party with the most lovely people. The food was exquisite and the laughs were plentiful. The tour of the Bertha’s Revenge distillery, the pigs and ducks on the property was outstanding. I only wish we had stayed longer than one night. Highly recommend!”

Tracy Kennedy Flynn, Tripadvisor Review, Nov 2019

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