Kinsale, Co. Cork
Ballinacurra House is an elegant Georgian Mansion built c.1770 which has been fully renovated and upgraded over the past 20 years. The Estate consists of the main Manor House, Stone Cottage and Coach House – set behind 10 foot high stone walls with lawns, fields, river jetty and forest – and only 5 minutes’ drive from Ireland’s premier tourist town of Kinsale. Whether it’s for a holiday or some type of event … we’ve got you covered. The Owners’ 30 years of experience in event management is one of the reasons that Ballinacurra House is known as Ireland’s Premier Events House with a guarantee of privacy, discretion and style. And is the ideal venue for corporate retreats, client hosting, birthday parties, team-building events, golf groups, family reunions, private parties, friend gatherings and … weddings with a difference.
Explore the Property
For the first time we are now opening up the property to give groups of various sizes the opportunity to enjoy the uniqueness of the property! So depending on the size of your family or group, we have developed a range of options for self-catering (minimum 3 days) and our fully staffed and catered premium product for Private Groups (price on request). So now you can choose from:
Estate Cottage 1 – The Coach House – up to 7 people – Self Catering – from €1,200 A 3 bedroom/4 bathroom separate 1,200 square foot home with a private outdoor dining terrace. This building has been renovated from the original coach house for the main manor house – and perfect for up to 7 people. Click here to see more
Estate Cottage 2 – The Stone Cottage – up to 10 people – Self Catering – from €2,200 A stand-alone 1,800 square foot home with 4 bedrooms/4.5 bathrooms with its own private garden. This building was the original gardener’s cottage for the main manor house – now fully renovated that will sleep up to 10 people comfortably. Click here to see more
Manor House (Partial) – up to 20 people – Self Catering – from €8,800 You will enjoy private use of Two Wings of the Manor House including 8 ensuite bedrooms and a range of living rooms, dining rooms, country style kitchen and outdoor dining options (can be catered or staffed by request).
Manor House (Whole) – from 28 to 36 people – Full Catered & Staffed Only – on request There are 14 Bedrooms in the Manor House that can accommodate up to 36 adults + 3 children sharing and a whole range of living and entertainment spaces. Due to the numbers, this is only available on a fully catered and staffed basis.
- Whole Estate – from 44 to 54 people – Fully Catered & Staffed Only – on request The entire Estate consisting of the Manor House, Stone Cottage and Coach House for your private and exclusive use. A total of 22 ensuite bedrooms which is fully staffed and catered. This can cater for up to 54 adults + 4 children sharing.
*Please enquire for brochures and rates for each of the 5 options. We also offer seasonal discounts for October to December 2020.
History of Ballinacurra House
According to local historian Dermot Ryan, Kinsale has surprisingly few great houses but Ballinacurra House, overlooking a tributary of the Bandon River is an exception. Situated 2 miles west of Kinsale amid beautiful mature woodland overlooking a tributary of the Bandon river. This tributary divides the parishes of Kinsale and the Clontead and it is also from it that the townland derives its name Baile-na-Coradh, meaning ‘place of the weir’.
A short distance from this property on the side of the public road is what is known locally as the Shincough Well where for centuries people came to drink its cool crystal-clear water that is said to have had a cure for whooping cough.
It is not clear exactly when Ballinacurra House was originally built or by whom. The first recorded owner was John Swete Esquire who was the High Sheriff of Cork. The Swete family built or bought Ballinacurra with money inherited from their cousin Benjamin Swete Esq. who was the paymaster for the Duke of Marlborough.
Weddings at Ballinacurra House
Make your dreams come true and enter a world of elegance by holding your wedding of a lifetime at our unique wedding venue. With our creative hands-on approach and event management background, we will make your luxury destination wedding an unforgettable experience.
All in the privacy of your own unique private estate for your bespoke wedding venue.Every couple is different and have their own tastes and priorities – so every wedding should be different to reflect the couple. So for that reason, we don’t do set packages which dictate what you can have. The landscape for weddings has changed dramatically in recent years: the desire for ‘something different’ for those couples suffering ‘wedding fatigue’ of the traditional hotel offering. This means couples want a more creative choice for their special day and there is a definite shift to more alternative or private venues, where the focus is on quality not quantity – without breaking the bank.
Full of romance, luxury and charm, we pride ourselves on being one of the best wedding venues in Ireland. Our experienced team are delighted to hold your hand through the planning process and will help to arrange a bespoke day for you to treasure forever.
Whether your style is intimate elegance, BoHo chic, quirky decadence, uniquely-themed, rustic charm or luxuriously romantic – our personal, discreet and attentive service will ensure that all of your wedding dreams come true.
We understand the need for privacy and not sharing your special day with strangers, so we only ever operate on an exclusive hire basis. This allows you and your special guests to enjoy the whole property with no interruption and total exclusivity.
Location … Location … Location
One of our key benefits is that we are on the doorstep of one of Ireland’s premier tourist towns – Kinsale. It is renowned for its stunning harbour, famous forts and architectural gems, nestled between hills and shoreline, with a maze of narrow streets reflecting its historic history. As well as this stunning photogenic backdrop, there are 65 bars and restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops galore.
Location is key … we are 5 minutes from Kinsale … 20 minutes from Cork International Airport (including its private jet facility) … 30 minutes from the centre of Cork, Ireland’s second city … and 20 minutes from the spectacular Old Head Golf Course. And with a mild climate on the West Cork gulfstream and start of the Wild Atlantic Way, there are a host of world class facilities and amenities to keep everybody entertained.
Ballinacurra House, Ballinacurra House, Ballinacurra, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 YF76, Ireland
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