Ballyvolane House

Escape to Ballyvolane House this spring. Stay in a glorious historic Irish country house, feast on delicious home-grown food meticulously prepared by our chef Olive Brennan, 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, donkeys and poultry. 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.

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 fan-tail doves flutter. 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 over six miles of privately-managed salmon fishing on the renowned river Blackwater, with a wide variety of spring and summer beats. Ballyvolane House also operates a driven pheasant and duck shoot and we shoot from November to mid-February. We have spaces available for individuals and for groups. 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 €250 per night - Single from €200

Reopening from 2nd June 2020

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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 €250 per night
Single from €200


Reopening from 2nd June 2021


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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