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Ballyvolane House
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fermoy
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We stayed overnight. The room was charming, with very comfortable pillow top mattress on the bed and not only tea and coffee, but homemade cordial and biscuits. Opening the curtains next morning onto the sunny back garden was just fantastic. A unique feature are the dogs who happily accompany you on walks of the grounds, obligingly retrieving sticks in a way my own dog would never do! Breakfast in the dining room was a delight and the staff are exceptionally welcoming. We decided to book my daughter's wedding reception there on the strength of our visit, so definitely happy to recommend.

Stayed: September 2017
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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the review. We are delighted you had a great time and enjoyed the welcome from both the two-legged and four-legged hosts! I will share your kind comments with all the team here.

We are especially pleased to be hosting your daughter's wedding here and we are looking forward to welcoming you and your guests to Ballyvolane House next summer.

Many thanks again!

Best wishes,

Justin

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Reviewed 11 September 2017

It is rare to find a place that seems perfect for such a wide range of guests – from families with young kids (the laid back atmosphere, animals and ample grounds), to millennials (glamping and small batch distilled gin), to older travelers (appealing sitting rooms, very good beds, fantastic food). Thanks to the talented hosts, the friendly staff and the ambiance of a clearly loved and historic house, you feel like a guest at a country house rather than a hotel.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your wonderful review. I am delighted you had a great time and enjoyed the homely vibe here at Ballyvolane House. We do strive to strike that delicate balance of being family-friendly whilst at the same time appealing to couples without kids and this kind of feedback is music to our ears! Many thanks again and please keep in touch.
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Justin

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Really enjoyed a couple of nights glamping at Ballyvolane midweek with kids who really loved it. Nice sheltered setting for the Glampsite and the nearby showers/bathrooms are in an excellent outhouse/shed conversion. Good base for exploring with Cork City, Lismore etc relatively close by. Staff very friendly & helpful especially with boisterous toddler. In short, really nice place with really nice people.

Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the review. We are delighted you and your children enjoyed glamping at Ballyvolane House. We really enjoyed having you all here and I will share your kind comments with all the team here. Many thanks again.

Best wishes,

Justin

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Ballyvolane is a picturesque, very old school house in the most beautiful setting. We arrived for a two day weekend wedding. We opted for the glamping and I'm so glad we did, what an experience. Bernie met us on arrival (absolute character) brought us to our tent and gave us the low down. Fear not ladies there's a mirror and plugs at the showers for all your makeup and hair needs (which I admit I was worried about before arriving).

The ceremony was among the trees in a beautiful little forest in the grounds of Ballyvolane. The food for the wedding was delicious, both the main meal and the lunch the next day. It's all the little extra added touches that make this place so special, from the secret hammocks, tree houses, croquet games and gin distillery tours to the disco in the barn, table tennis tournaments, hot water bottles and candle chandeliers waiting for you going to bed, I cannot compliment it more.

The only advice I would give to glampers is to bring a sleeping mask as you wake with the sunrise, however, it didn't stop us sleeping in until Bernie gave us a knock on the door of the tent telling us we were three hours late for breakfast!!

We will definitely be coming back to Ballyvolane House in the future, a gorgeous little hidden gem in Cork.

Room Tip: Go for the glamping, it won't disappoint!
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Thank you very much staying with us and for the review. We are delighted you enjoyed the wedding so much and that the glamping was a success. We are also glad you enjoyed the food, Bertha's Revenge Gin and the relaxed old-school vibe of Ballyvolane House. I am glad Bernie and the house staff looked after you so well too. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

Best wishes,

Justin

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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Had a wonderful weekend enjoying the beautiful surroundings of Ballyvolane House and Justin and his staff hospitality. The house is beautiful and you could see yourself just relaxing in our of the beautiful rooms and rather impressive fire places.

Our first attempt at Glamping was very impressive with the large bell tents. Plenty of room and nothing like sleeping in the fresh air inside a tent. The staff put hot water bottles your bed and light the candles inside ready for a good nights sleep.

There is a small pub onsite inside what must have been old estate buildings of the past. Another cosy place you could happily spend the evening. You can go with out tasting Bertha's Revenge Irish Milk Gin that they distil on site in the work sheds. A perfect drink to match a prefect summer weekend vacation

Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the review. We are delighted you enjoyed glamping with us and the house and Bertha's Revenge Gin is very much part of the Ballyvolane glamping experience. Thanks again and please come and see us again soon. Best wishes,
Justin

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Additional Information about Ballyvolane House

Address: Castlelyons | Co. Cork, Fermoy, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Fermoy
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Fermoy
Price Range: €238 - €242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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