Ballyvolane House & Blackwater Salmon Fishery

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Heritage Accommodation in the modern age

Should you be seeking the very best of Irish country house cuisine, the sporting catch of a Blackwater Salmon, a chest of buried treasure or simply the warmth of open log fires in the comfort and luxury of Irish country living then look no further than Ballyvolane House, an award-winning Irish country house and a founding member of the Hidden Ireland.

Ballyvolane was originally a classical Georgian home built in 1728 for a once Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, Sir Richard Pyne, and modified 120 years later in Italianate style. Learn more about the History & Legends of Ballyvolane here.

Rural Hideaway & romantic wedding venue CorkCountry House chic in a stunning rural location

Ballyvolane is not exactly a hotel, guesthouse or a Bed and Breakfast, but an elegantly furnished, family-owned period home, offering warm hospitality and extremely comfortable accommodation in a relaxed atmosphere of informality and friendliness. The house is situated on an estate of idyllic landscaped gardens and magnificent parkland, located in the historic region of the Munster Blackwater Valley.

Luxury guest house accommodation CorkIndulgently Comfortable Beds

The sitting room, dining room and six luxuriously appointed bedrooms have beautiful views overlooking formal gardens, parklands and trout lakes. The gardens are open to the public during the summer months and the bluebell woods are at their best in early June.

Ghillie Fly Fishing for Salmon on the Cork BlackwaterFly Fishing for Salmon & Trout

Salmon fishing on the Cork River Blackwater is unique. As a proud member of the Great Fishing Houses of Ireland, we offer 8 privately owned beats, stretching from Killavullen to Ballyduff. If you prefer the smaller game of trout fishing, you can try your cast on the recently restored lakes in the parkland. Work began on the restoration of these lakes in 1996 and though the landscaping is complete, planting and further restoration is ongoing. They were originally excavated by hand in 1755. We also run Fishing School at Ballyvolane, offering a variety of fly fishing courses which provide a fantastic opportunity to learn to fly fish on the renowned river Blackwater with one its most experienced and talented fishing guides.

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