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Hackettstown NJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to the cooking school to cook our own dinner. Each team made three different dishes. Then we went to the outside 'barn' to eat. It was a fun event and everyone got to mingle. You are using chefs knives, so some people made me a little nervous. No lost fingers so it was ok. Everyone learned something...

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you all here to Ballyknocken House and Cookery School.

Youghal, Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 5 December 2016

My friend and I recently stayed here for the Mini Food Break with cookery class. The staff were all very friendly and Catherine Fulvio herself came to chat with us after dinner, and she did the cookery class with Daniel from her show Lords and Ladles. The food was absolutely delicious and the ambiance of the dining area was perfect....

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, I thoroughly enjoyed the class myself - The Cracking Christmas class always kicks off Christmas for me and I hope it done the same for you. It was a real pleasure to welcome you both to Ballyknocken House and Cookery School and I am so delighted you enjoyed...

Western Ireland, Ireland
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Fabulous stay, old house with a lot of character, very friendly welcoming staff. Beautiful 5 course dinner and nice bottle of wine. Breakfast lovely with lots of local and homemade food, old recipes rhubarb and ginger jam! Went to the cookery school next day, fantastic! Catherine very nice, so natural, friendly had lots of time to speak to people, great...

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review, it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you both to Ballyknocken House and Cookery School, we take such pride the service and food we provide and it really makes all the hard work so worthwhile for all the staff when we receive an acknowledgement like this! We really do hope that...

Lund, Sweden
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The Ballyknocken House & Cookery School was one of the best experiences on our trip to Ireland. I highly recomend a visit if you can go there. We had three "stations", the first was a little about the history of Irish whiskey with same tasting, the on to making scones, and our last stop was learning how to make a...

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, I have to say we had just as much fun welcoming you here, such a wonderful friendly group. It was an absolute pleasure and we would love to welcome you again if you happen into Ireland again sometime!

County Carlow, Ireland
Reviewed 16 October 2016

My friends surprised me with an overnight stay in the lovely Ballyknocken House for my birthday.We had a wonderful time from the minute we were greeted at the door to the minute we were waved off the following day and every minute in between. Our friendly and welcoming host Catherine chatted amicably with us in the parlour before dinner and...

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, It was a pleasure to welcome you to Ballyknocken House. We really believe that what we have to offer is just that a real warm home away from home experience where you can relax and enjoy the beauty of the country side we are blessed with. I do...

Reviewed 22 August 2016

My self and my partner stayed in Ballyknocken House for a Birthday Treat on 20th August 2016. We call in on the Saturday at 12 noon to collect our picnic and then took a trip around the area. We visited National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh as recommended by Sharon for a visit and to have our picnic, would highly recommend the...

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we really do appreciate it. I must say it was our pleasure to welcome you here also and we genuinely look forward to seeing you again in the future!

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here for one night and it has been an experience we will always treasure. Had a picnic, dinner and following mornings breakfast. Everything was just perfect. You can tell this is catherine's labour of love as the food, service and accommodation was simply sublime. She took time out to individually go around and greet each guest. The location...

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we really do appreciate it and the picnic is a real treat there is nothing like sitting in the sun and enjoying some lovely food and company. It has meant so much to all the staff here to receive such a commendation as it really is...

Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

what a wonderful stay at a quaint wonderful place where a most lovely hostess gives you the warmest welcome on a wet afternoon with coffee and deliciously fluffy lemon cake. can only recommend staying and eating here! next to wicklow garden countryside and walks that help you prepare for that lovely meal. cookery school must be great as well -...

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we all appreciate so much to hear that the work we put in is so warmly received. You will absolutely have to come again to visit us and this time do a class also, it is such fun and the you get to sit down and...

Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Just back from a night at Ballyknocken House and I would highly recommend it to everyone.Everything from the setting of the house,the food and of course Catherine herself was flawless and I will definitely be back to do a cookery course.Such a welcoming place to visit

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Catherine F, Manager at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you here and we look forward to welcoming you back to do the Cookery Course. Our Cookery course is complete up to year end !!

Reviewed 18 July 2016

My fiancee and I spent two nights here during our week long trip to Ireland and wanted to get away from Dublin for a few days. The environment was incredibly relaxing and peaceful. There are multiple hiking trails to the rear of the establishment that have you feeling like your the only people around for miles. Aside from that, there...

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you both here and it means so much to all the staff to know that the effort and the pride we take in our roles here are appreciated. Of course if you are ever in Ireland again do please come and see us.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballyknocken House & Cookery School is scenically located on a 350 acre farm only a short drive from Dublin City Centre in County Wicklow, Ireland This charming four-star Victorian farmhouse boasts seven beautifully appointed rooms, all with period features in a picturesque setting on extensive grounds. This family-run operation has many amenities to offer both on-site and in the surrounding area and is home to award-winning Food Writer & TV Chef, Catherine Fulvio.Set up by Catherine’s mum, Mary, Ballyknocken house offers short and weekly walking packages, taking in the lovely Carrick forest and Mountain, just behind Ballyknocken and of course, the magnificent Wicklow Way Ballyknocken House prides itself on using the finest and freshest local produce. Ballyknocken House is the perfect getaway – whether for a romantic retreat, family vacation or foodie adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballyknocken House

Address: Glenealy, Ashford | Co. Wicklow, Ireland, Glenealy, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Glenealy
Price Range: €49 - €59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballyknocken House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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Ballyknocken House Glenealy, Ireland - County Wicklow
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“All the rooms are similar and all have huge windows overlooking the property.”
 of 5 bubbles KimmyP120, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ring ahead and chat with the staff to arrange the best option for your stay.”
 of 5 bubbles reginadoheny, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had room 1, overlooking the front garden. No noise at all from the road leading to the Ballyknocken House”
 of 5 bubbles EsterE707, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
“We did not stay here, just enjoyed a beautiful dinner.”
 of 5 bubbles PatL56, 16 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Didn't spend much time in the room, but it was beautifully appointed.”
 of 5 bubbles L8638CIsusanm, 19 May 2015 | Read review
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