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Castlelyons Co. Cork, Fermoy Ireland
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#1 of 2 in Fermoy
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Ballyvolane House is an authentic historic Georgian House built in 1728. Six luxurious bedrooms with huge comfy beds, crisp linen, fluffy towels and big baths you can stretch out in. Delicious home-cooked country house cuisine served in the grand dining room. Glamping during the summer months. Breakfast served till noon. Free wifi throughout the house. Vast gardens and woods on the estate. Salmon fishing on the river Blackwater. Fly fishing school. Stocked trout lakes on-site. Tennis court. 7-a-side soccer pitch. Croquet. Badminton. Woodland walks. Help feed the farm animals after breakfast - pigs, ducks, hens and pigeons. Dog friendly. Lots to do in the local area and we are always delighted to help plan day trips. Also, Ballyvolane House has a distillery in the farmyard where Bertha's Revenge Gin is distilled.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Badminton
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Additional bathroom
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Trevor W wrote a review 16 May
Dublin, Ireland40 contributions22 helpful votes
Much the most charming small country house hotel in the country, this place near Fermoy is run by likeable people; staffed by characters; imbued with history; and destined to make you very, very happy. Drop everything. Go.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Mary O wrote a review Jan 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom8 contributions5 helpful votes
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We had the most wonderful unforgettable summer wedding at Ballyvolane house. We had exclusive hire of the house for 3 days. I will never get over it. From the second we arrived at the house we were treated like royalty. The house is nestled away in the peaceful countryside of north Cork. The surroundings of this stunning unimposing house are vast and tranquil. We were welcomed to the house with roaring fires lit in each room which made them cosy and inviting. All our guests were personally greeted and shown to their rooms/glamping tents. The house is steeped in history, each room a treasure so comfortable and elegant . We had the place to ourselves with our family and we felt so welcome and at home immediately. Our first night we had drinks under the Indian tent in the garden followed by a gorgeous intimate rehearsal dinner. The attention to detail was extraordinary, personalised menus, beautiful flowers from the garden placed all over the table and our personal playlist playing. The ceremony in the woods was such an intimate, romantic experience. Saying our vows surrounded by nature, the huge trees, green leaves and hydrangeas was something very special. Our drinks reception was so chilled with friends in deck chairs in the sun, the band playing on the lawn and the drinks flowing. The canapés were top notch and there was lots of them. The food was outstanding for the entire stay. So much food is grown in their walled garden. It was a winning combination.The chef catered to our guests every dietary need of which there were many!! There was so many lovely touches throughout the three days such as Justin inviting the children to feed the pigs one morning which made their time there magical. The groom and groomsmen were also driven to the ceremony in a Land Rover through the woods which was hilarious and added to a fun atmosphere. Jenny Justin Eva and all the staff were so wonderful in every possible way. From the first email sent to the morning we checked out they were so lovely to deal with. The service was impeccable the whole time. We were so well looked after. Covid made it a very difficult year for the house but staff really went above and beyond to make each our wedding perfect and took all the safe precautions for us and our guests. It was truly the 5 star experience. Ballyvolane house surpassed our expectations in every way and we would highly recommend for anyone to stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Ali1234567 wrote a review Nov 2021
Wicklow32 contributions34 helpful votes
This was our second visit to Ballyvolane House, and although we enjoyed the first, this one exceeded it by yards! The house was quieter this time and it was a different time of year so we could enjoy a more peaceful stay and cosy up at the fire in the beautiful sitting room. Our room was large and characterful, and we loved the huge Victorian-style deep bath with steps in the enormous bathroom - such a unique feature and incredibly comfortable. The staff were wonderful - so friendly and attuned to the needs of guests with being obtrusive, they really help to make Ballyvolane special. Now the food, oh, the food! On our last visit, we enjoyed the food, but I believe there is a new chef in situ now and the food has definitely moved up a notch in quality. It was absolutely superb - every course was gorgeous each night, but special mention to the shortrib beef and the salmon and cucumber mousse on the second night! We also availed of a picnic, which was very good value and quality - plentiful sandwiches, cake, and so on, and we had enough left over for snacks on our journey home the following day. All in all, we had a fantastic stay and cannot think of anything that we did not like. Ballyvolane is unique - it may not be for everyone - but we love it and will definitely return.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Justin Green, Owner at Ballyvolane House
Responded 16 Nov 2021
Thank you very much for staying with us again and for the excellent review. We are delighted you had an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Glad to hear you enjoyed the food too. We will share your kind comments with all the team at Ballyvolane House. Many thanks again! Best wishes, Justin
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WhoDoesntLoveABreakAway wrote a review Nov 2021
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I booked this hotel as a family break away for 3 nights. I would describe Ballyvolane as a period house (from the 1870's) experience. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to stay in Downtown Abbey this is probably quite a similar experience. The house is decorated as it would have been in the 1870s and this 1870s atmosphere is upheld throughout the house by the staff. True to the 1870s the bathrooms contain only baths with the olden day style ceramic water jugs in the place of a shower head. This can sound off-putting but if fact was really lovely and our kids really enjoyed relaxing and playing in the bath. This holiday will have you moving at a slower pace and spending quality time together which is exactly what we needed. The house has tennis and badminton facilities at no extra cost as well as many other activities. There is plenty of spaces to walk, explore and play. It is driving distance from Foto Island Zoo and many other attractions offered by Cork. Children are encouraged to dine separately to adults at 6pm with babysitters provided to watch the children while parents eat at 8pm after pre- dinner drinks which start at 7pm in the drawingroom. Our children ate with us each night but it is a lovely option to have. Most of the food and flowers throughout the house are grown onsite and children (if up early enough) can help collect the eggs in the morning. The food was divine and a true representation of traditional Irish cooking. This stay was completely different to anything we have done before and I would recommend it to anyone looking to experience something different with a change of pace. I would recommend to visit during the summer months to make the most of what the grounds have to offer.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 16 Nov 2021
Thank you for staying with us. Thanks too for your wonderful review and I am glad to hear you all had an enjoyable stay. I will share your kind comments with all the team working us with. Many thanks again! Best wishes, Justin
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PDX-to-CDG wrote a review Oct 2021
Oregon377 contributions114 helpful votes
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Our recent stay at Ballyvolane House for our 19th Wedding Anniversary is one for the books. From the moment we arrived, to saying our good-byes, we felt like welcomed friends into the family home. Our jaws dropped when we were shown to our room (Room 1), apparently the same room that HRH Prince Charles and Camilla had stayed in during their visit in 2018, which was unknown to me at the time of booking. The room is truly fit for a king! I thoroughly enjoyed the deep soaking tub that evening and we had a sound sleep that night on an amazingly comfortable bed. Do take advantage of having dinner at the house during your stay. Our dinner started with cocktails in the drawing room along with the other guests (there are only six rooms, I believe, so it was a small gathering), before being led into the beautiful dining room for a delicious, home cooked and ultra-locally sourced dinner. It was one of the best meals during our 11-day trip. Prior to dinner, we spent some time walking the grounds, enjoying the lovely walled garden and venturing into the distillery area, where their Bertha's Revenge Irish Milk Gin is made. We had gin and tonics that evening and I must say, I will be buying a bottle asap back at home! Thank you to Justin and Jenny for their amazing hospitality. It's obvious that the Ballyvolane House is a passion project. We will cherish the memory of our stay there.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Room 1, the bridal suite, is a huge corner room with a deep soaking tub
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Response from Justin Green, Owner at Ballyvolane House
Responded 8 Oct 2021
Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to write this wonderful review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay so much. Ballyvolane House is our passion and we really enjoyed having you here. I will share your kind comments with all the team too. Thanks again for choosing Ballyvolane House as the location in which to celebrate your anniversary. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, Justin
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballyvolane House
Which popular attractions are close to Ballyvolane House?
Nearby attractions include Little Rascals (4.0 km) and Brideweir House (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballyvolane House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ballyvolane House?
Top room amenities include an additional bathroom, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ballyvolane House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballyvolane House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ballyvolane House have airport transportation?
Yes, Ballyvolane House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ballyvolane House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ballyvolane House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ballyvolane House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ballyvolane House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.