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Big House Rental

Exclusive Private Hire

Ballyvolane House is a magical setting for an escape to the country with a group of dear friends and family for a few nights of relaxation, fun, delicious food and drink in a glorious country house. Barefoot or ball gowns – make the gathering as relaxed or as formal as you like – as an exclusive private house rental, you’ll have the entire place to yourselves. Enjoy delicious food matched by an exceptional wine list which seated at a huge antique polished mahogany dining table laid with old silver, candles and a log fire.

We suspect options to rent a villa overseas this year will be somewhat curtailed and why not ‘staycation’ at home this summer in a glorious authentic Irish country house? The safety and well-being of our guests and staff is incredibly important to us now, more than ever. Rest assured we will follow and comply with all the Government guidelines and we feel Ballyvolane House is the perfect place to stay safe, relax in splendid surroundings and be your ‘home from home’ during the summer of 2020. All being well, we will reopen from 20th July 2020.

Just kick back, lie in or cast a fly

For the active, there is a hard tennis court, badminton, a 7-aside soccer pitch, croquet, lakes for canoeing and swimming, clay pigeon shooting, jogging routes and magical woodland walks. The gardens at Ballyvolane House are glorious and we are always looking for help with the weeding!! For the more sedentary, we have sun-loungers and deckchairs in the gardens, a large TV in the drawing room which is perfect for watching Netflix or curl up by the fire with a good book. Nearby the beautiful Blackwater valley, with its many gardens and historic sites are well worth visiting. Visit pristine sandy beaches on the East Cork and West Waterford coastline, canoe along local rivers, cast a fly for wild salmon on the river Blackwater, shop at our vibrant local farmers’ markets and much more besides are all easily accessible from Ballyvolane House. Kinsale, Ardmore and Ballycotton are all fun day trips too.

Enjoying drinks by the fire in the drawing room

Before dinner, gather for Bertha’s Revenge Gin cocktails by the fire. The food is one of the highlights at Ballvyolane House and the menus vary with seasonal, weather and fishing conditions. Our ingredients are mainly organic and much use is made of our walled-garden during the growing season.

After dinner, chat, play cards, board games or sing - we can arrange for a pianist to come and play (song sheets provided). We serve breakfast until noon every day too so you can enjoy a well deserved lie in.

A short hop from Cork Airport

Located only 30 minutes drive north of Cork City and less than 3 hours drive from Dublin, Ballyvolane is highly accessible but still feels wonderfully remote. Cork airport is only 35 minutes away and has flights coming in daily from many parts of the UK and Europe. Ballyvolane House is a truly unique venue for your special event or memorable occasion, and offers terrific value for money.

If you are interested in having a family reunion or are looking for somewhere to celebrate a special occasion such as landmark birthdays, homecomings, anniversaries, then a House rental/party at Ballyvolane House is just the answer. Please phone us on 025 36349 or email us for a tailor-made quotation.

Your Hosts

We (Justin & Jenny Green) are experienced hoteliers, having gained international management experience in some of the best hotels in the world.

House Rental Rates 2020/2021

Includes exclusive private rental of the house and grounds.

6 bedrooms, sleeps 12 people. We have cots and extra beds if needed at no extra charge. The house is let on a bed and breakfast basis. All other meals and extras are charged for on a consumption basis. Please note we can accommodate additional guests in our glamping units during the summer months and our normal glamping rates would apply.

All Year

  • 3 nights minimum – from €6,500
  • Weekly (4 - 7 nights or by the week) – : Please get in touch for prices.