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Ballyvolane House

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Castlelyons Co. Cork, Fermoy Ireland
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#1 of 2 hotels 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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Badminton
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Bar / lounge
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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Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French
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StBrendanIreland wrote a review Aug 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom31 contributions31 helpful votes
Ballyvolane is a genuine five star location - the guest experience, the fact there are just the six rooms, the quality of the cooking and overall service (the Manager has worked at the Mandarin Oriential in HK) sets it apart from a lot of places in Ireland. It's been well recognised as a beacon in the hospitality industry, and while it's above average in price, I have to say it feels worth every penny. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded 26 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your TripAdvisor review. I am delighted to hear you had a good time and I will share your kind comments Jonathan and the team here at Ballyvolane House. Thanks again for your wonderful support and please come and stay again soon. Best wishes, Justin
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MaryCork wrote a review Aug 2020
Cork, Ireland482 contributions214 helpful votes
This was everything we wanted on this visit. We enjoyed the extensive gardens, seeing the chickens, gin distillery on site, donkeys, ducks and their own veg garden. Dinner was really interesting, on an huge antique dining table. We were the only ones there that night. Fireplaces lighting in all rooms. Great reading materials in the lounge, on comfy couches. Room was really comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Malcolm B wrote a review Aug 2020
29 contributions2 helpful votes
Spent two nights here to just get a change of scenery. Well worth it classic Irish house with old world features. Bedrooms with classic bathrooms. Not all with showers. Makes it authentic. Has glamping and wedding /conference facilities but these do not impinge on the house. Dining normally at a large communal table but with covid separate tables but didn’t detract from the ambience. Jonathan the manager made us feel welcome and gave us a tour of the Bertha’sRevenge distillery which is going from strength to strength. They are even producing a hand sanitizer called herd immunity which shows their entrepreneurial spirit! Grounds are spectacular with ample room for walks. A large walled garden where they grow fruit and veg for the table plus chickens and pigs also used in the kitchen. Junior staff very helpful and friendly as were the ladies at breakfast. Áine & Paul both on summer jobs made us feel at home in the evening especially with the gin cocktails. I have noted some reviews do not seem to get what Ballyvolane is really about. That’s their loss. Thanks for a wonderful Corvid staycation
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Justin Green, Owner at Ballyvolane House
Responded 15 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for staying and for the review. I am delighted you had a good time and I will share you kind comments with Jonathan and the team. We have adapted to Covid-19 and it is satisfying to know that we can still deliver a wonderful authentic country house experience whilst maintaining social distancing and complying with agency guidelines. Thanks again for your support and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, Justin
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Bondiho C wrote a review Aug 2020
10 contributions2 helpful votes
I am recommending 100% this place for a sort holidays with kids. They were very nice and able to adapt to our family. The kids can feed the pigs an chickens in the morning. The gardens were perfect to run and explore... Thanks you very much for these two special days in a such difficult times as we are living!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 15 Aug 2020
Thank you very much for the lovely review and for staying with us recently. We enjoyed having you all here and I am glad the kids had a great time too. Thanks again for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best wishes, Justin
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SteCull wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland21 contributions5 helpful votes
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We recently spent 2 nights in Ballyvolane house as the some of the first guests since lockdown. Whereas we were expecting some teething issues, the facility and service was absolutely flawless. From the moment we arrived we were made feel right at home. The house is stunning and the surrounds make it ideal for random strolls and exploring (flowers and veg in the walled garden, a football pitch, some donkeys, chickens and pigs and some croquet for those sunny days). We got a tour of the Bertha’s Revenge gin distillery from Justin which was what attracted us in the first place. The team at Ballyvolane we’re amazing. There to give you some background to the house, make recommendations and keep your drink topped up. The highlight for me was the food. Make sure to avoid eating before dinner as it is spectacular. The majority of the food comes from the house itself or local suppliers and is cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a break a little closer to home. A glorious venue with amazing hospitality. Special thanks to Jonathon for making our visit so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Justin Green, Owner at Ballyvolane House
Responded 15 Aug 2020
Thank you so much for staying and for the cracking review. I am delighted you all had a good time and we enjoyed having you here. I will pass on your kind comments to Jonathan and the team. We have managed to adapt our offering to comply with Covid-19 safety guidelines without compromising the level of service and still managing to deliver the Ballyvolane House experience to our guests. We are lucky we have so much space here. Thanks again and please come and see us again soon. Best wishes, Justin
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PRICE RANGE
US$242 - US$314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ballyvolane house hotel fermoy, ballyvolane hotel fermoy
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of MunsterCounty CorkFermoy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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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, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
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 free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballyvolane House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ballyvolane House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ballyvolane House offers an airport shuttle 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.