= 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 Tents & the Pig Ark
Our 4-metre bell tents are designed to accommodate 2 people while our 5-metre tents comfortably sleep 2 adults + 2 children. The Glamping Ark, modelled on the traditional pig ark but a lot comfier(!), also sleeps 2. The glamping tents and Arks sit on raised timber platforms and they are situated in the beautiful gardens.
We will have a small cafe open for our Glamping guests to purchase our Ballyvolane House barista blend coffee and Barry’s tea, along with breakfast. There is a beautiful dining terrace for you to enjoy your bacon sandwiches or breakfast pastries, or feel free to make use of the lovely gardens and enjoy the great outdoors. For dinner, book a table in the house. We offer a four course seasonal set menu at €67.50 per person at 8pm in the main house. This may be booked subject to availability, due to Covid -19 social distancing restrictions that will be in place. Alternatively, we are also always happy to recommend some great restaurants and dining options nearby.
On arrival at their tent our ‘Glampers’ will find essentials such as; a jar of homemade chocolate cookies, Crinnaghtaun apple juice, a map of the estate, fairy lights strung around the chandelier light up the tent at night. Free Wi-Fi is available in the dining terrace and barn.
Relax in the stone barn
The stone barn is where our glamping guests can relax, chill out and play. The barn is furnished with an eclectic assortment of rustic furniture, comfy chairs and sofas. There is a wide selection of board games available for guests to enjoy during the evenings or just sink into a comfy armchair and read a good book or watch Netflix. Free WiFi is available in the barns. For the more active, we have a table tennis table set up at one end of the barn and outside, there is a hard tennis court, 7-a-side soccer pitch, croquet and badminton. We have mapped out woodland and garden walks where guests will meet our donkeys who are always up for a chat and a carrot. Guests are always welcome to help feed the pigs and poultry after breakfast each morning.
The bell tents are fully kitted out with futon style beds and comfy mattresses made by the Natural Mat Company. The mattresses are stuffed with recycled jeans and organic lamb’s wool and covered with washable cotton ticking. The beds are made-up with proper cotton sheets, pillows, duvets and blankets. Tents are furnished with bed-side tables, chairs and coir carpet.
During your stay you will have full access to the converted barn space, feel free to play cards, read a book, use the ping pong table or just to relax in.
There is a fully heated wash house containing loos and showers is located adjacent to the Glamping area, which is furnished with mirrors, good lighting, clothes-hooks and hair-dryers.
We can assure you that housekeeping will be on hand regularly to ensure regular cleaning and sanitation of all communal spaces!
There is also a huge amount of wildlife to be seen in the grounds, and resident red squirrels are often spotted. There are rare-breed pigs, ducks, chickens and donkeys, along with 4 very friendly dogs that live at Ballyvolane House. Ballyvolane House is very dog-friendly.
Due to Covid restrictions and guidelines, the access to the house is restricted to guests that have made a reservation in the house. This is solely due to social distancing and limited space in the house. We are doing everything we can to follow Government guidelines and are doing our utmost to keep staff safe and healthy.
Please note ‘check-in’ time is 3pm and ‘check-out’ time is 12noon. To book, please phone us on 025 36349, send us an email or get in touch here.