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Stylish Historic House Accommodation

Ballyvolane House (Pic by David McClelland Photography)
Ballyvolane House (Pic by David McClelland)

If you’re looking for authentic Irish country house food, or perhaps the sporting catch of a Blackwater Salmon, or even just to escape to a relaxing luxury hideaway, then come and stay at Ballyvolane. We are a multi-award winning Irish country house, founding member of the Hidden Ireland and have been welcoming guests from all over the world to our beautiful hidden corner of North Cork for more than thirty years.

Perhaps you’re newly engaged and looking for that special place to tie the knot – Ballyvolane is a truly magical place to get married, earning its reputation as one of most desirable country house wedding venues in Ireland.

Now owned and run by the Green family, Ballyvolane was originally a classical Georgian home built in 1728 for a Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, Sir Richard Pyne, and then remodelled in Italianate style in the early 1870’s.

Country House chic in a stunning rural location

Ballyvolane from the rock woodland garden
Ballyvolane from the rock woodland garden

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 country house 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. The gardens are open to the public during the summer months and the bluebell woods are at their best in early June.

Supremely Comfortable Beds

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Luxurious beds in the Big room at Ballyvolane

The drawing room, dining room and six luxuriously appointed bedrooms have beautiful views overlooking formal gardens, parklands and ponds. The bedrooms are uniquely designed and elegantly furnished with the most comfortable beds you’ll ever have the pleasure of sleeping in – luxury manor house accommodation in Ireland has never felt so good!

Glorious Gardens

Jer Green
Jer Green has developed and restored the gardens at Ballyvolane House for over sixty years.

A stroll around the extensive gardens is always one of the highlights of a visit to Ballyvolane House. A uniquely warm atmosphere pervades the gardens and grounds of Ballyvolane, created by the mixture of mature deciduous trees, formal, semi-formal, lakes, walled and woodland gardens, not to mention the abundance of indigenous wildlife. Formerly a dairy farm, Ballyvolane literally translates from Irish as ‘the place of springing heifers’ and is testament to the fertility, richness and natural diversity of the land. The restoration and development of the gardens has been carried out by Justin’s father Jeremy for over sixty years.