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Glamping

= Glamour + Camping!

Glamping at Ballyvolane is not only glamorous but also a luxurious and romantic way to experience the magic of nature without forgoing your creature comforts! Glamp in the garden from May to September.

Glamping in the gardens at Ballyvolane House (pic by Moathill Photography)

Commune with nature

Bell tent in the glorious gardens at Ballyvolane House (pic by David McClelland)

The glamping bell tents and glamping arks are situated in the beautiful gardens at Ballyvolane House and are surrounded by trees, shubs and nature. We have 4-metre bell tents with double or twin beds (sleeps 2) and 5-metre bell tents for families (sleeps up to 5 people - 2 adults and up to 3 children) and the glamping arks have double beds (sleeps 2). The glamping units are pitched on raised timber decking platforms and are fully kitted out with futon-style bed bases and really comfy mattresses made by the Natural Mat Company. The mattresses are stuffed with recycled jeans & organic lamb’s wool and covered with cotton ticking. The beds are perfectly dressed with proper cotton sheets, 2 pillows per person, a duvet and blankets. A fairy-light chandelier hangs from the centre pole to provide light. You can actually stand upright inside the tents and the arks. Free Wi-Fi is available in the barns as well as charging points for mobile phones. Luxurious loos and showers are also located in the barns and the fully-heated wash house has towels, full-length mirrors, coat-hooks, hair-dryers and good lighting.

‘Glamping Box’ – an old apple crate in placed in every unit containing bottled well water, Crinnaughtaun apple juice, homemade chocolate cookies, a torch, matches and maps of the estate.

Please note ‘check-in’ time is from 3pm and ‘check-out’ time is at 12 noon.

Breakfast in the Café located in the stone barn

Grub's Up Café at Ballyvolane House where breakfast is served for Glampers

Breakfast can be purchased from the café which is located in the stone barn adjacent to the glamping area. We offer home-baked croissants, pain au chocolats, granola and yoghurt pots, bacon sandwiches, cereals and barista coffees from Maher’s Coffee Roasters in Cork. There are lots of tables outside in the gardens or in the dining terrace.

Dinner in the main house or high tea in the gardens or barn

Supper in the gardens at Ballyvolane House

Glamping guests are always welcome to join the house guests for dinner in the main house each evening at 8pm and we also do kids supper/high tea at 6.00pm, we do require reservations to be made in advance for dinner or high tea.

We serve dinner in the house at 8pm and we offer a 4-course seasonal set menu @ €67.50 per person. The menu changes daily based on what is available in the walled-garden and in season. We are of course happy to accommodate any special dietary requirements. Sip pre-dinner cocktails using our own Bertha’s Revenge Gin and we offer an extensive wine list too.

High tea is served at 6pm and we offer 2-courses @ €17.50 per child. This would typically consist of something like spaghetti Bolognaise or pizzas from our wood-fired pizza oven followed by ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Baby Sitting is available upon request.

Lots to do...

Ballyvolane House - comfy seating in the barn
Tennis at Ballyvolane House

For the active we have an all-weather tennis court, a 7-a-side soccer pitch, badminton, croquet, table tennis and lovely woodland walks around the estate. For those wishing to relax, we have lots of sun-loungers, deck chairs and hammocks dotted around the gardens as well as comfy armchairs and sofas located in the stone barn. There is a good selection of board games too.

Guests are always welcome to come and help feed the pigs and hens and collect the eggs in the mornings.

Glamping Ark Ballyvolane House (pic by Moathill Photography)