Ballynatray Estate Lodges

LocationYoughal, Co. Cork

Ballynatray House is a magnificent 18th century Georgian mansion and is a fine architectural example of great country castle houses in Ireland. Owned by Henry Gwyn Jones, this privately owned Estate is set in 850 acres with century old noble trees and breathtaking views over the Blackwater River.

Ballynatray Estate has evidence of human activity dating back to the Bronze Age and has over the centuries amassed a rich and colourful history. It is the site of Molana Abbey, famous for its collection of Irish Canon Law, the battle ground of Viking raiders, resting place to Raymond (le Gros) Fitzerald, and not least the location of a Desmond Castle at Temple Michael owned at one time by Walter Raleigh and home to his advisor Thomas Hariot.

The surrounding landscape was laid out in the first quarter of the nineteenth century, during which time a causeway was built connecting Dairinis, where Molana Abbey is built to the shore east and west. The effect is a Romantic and Picturesque circuit from the House and Garden. Mrs Mary Grice Smyth romanticised the Abbey with inscriptions commemorating Mael An Faidh, and Raymond le Gros. Take a Ballynatray Picnic with you and explore the stunning parkland and gardens with commanding views of the Blackwater River.

Self Catering Accommodation

The Groom’s Flat

From history we know that on an estate like Ballynatray the owners would employ a groom to keep their horses fed, watered and groomed. As on many estates the job came with accommodation next to the stable as the groom was expected to be on hand if any of the family wished to go horse-riding or if one of the horses fell ill. This is the case on the Ballynatray Estate.

Renovated & situated in the stable yard the Groom’s Flat is an ideal self catering option for two people. The Groom’s Flat now boasts a beautiful open plan structure which allows guests the feel of an authentic cottage complete with the original stone floor in the kitchen and a small wood burner. The double bedroom benefits from French doors, whilst the heritage bathroom includes a shower and is decorated with small hand painted tiles. It is extremely comfortable and would be ideal for anyone looking to escape from the frenetic buzz of city life to somewhere beautiful and rural where every need is catered for in this self-contained Estate.

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The Garden Flat

Set in the grounds of Ballynatray Estate, the Garden Flat is located in the stable yard and is suitable for those looking for a self-catering holiday. The double bedroom is comfortably decorated in old pine with wooden floorboards. There is a large bathroom and the kitchen is well equipped, decorated in the style of a country kitchen with painted units, stone floor and large kitchen table to seat ten. The Garden Flat offers accommodation for 2 people on a beautiful private estate. It can be used for a luxury self catering week in the beautiful Irish countryside. A short stroll from the Garden Flat sits Ballynatray House, a magnificent 18th century Georgian mansion and is a fine architectural example of great country castle houses in Ireland. This privately owned Estate is set in 850 acres with century old noble trees and breathtaking views over the Blackwater River.

Rates available directly from Ballynatray Estate by clicking “Book Now” and making an enquiry.

Ballynatray Estate Lodges, Lackaroe, Youghal, Co. Cork, P36 T678, Ireland

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Ballynatray Estate, Lackaroe, Youghal, Co. Cork, P36 T678