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Ballymaloe House

Country Farm House accommodation and Restaurant, Shanagarry, Midleton, Co. Cork
Tel: +353 21-4652531 Fax: +353 21-4652021 Email: res@ballymaloe.ie Website: www.ballymaloe.ie

Ballymaloe House is a family-run country house hotel famous for its outstanding hospitality and superb food. The 17th century house built onto a Norman keep is nestled in a 400 acre estate in rural East Cork. Ballymaloe House is only 20 miles from the historic city of Cork, and minutes from the breathtaking south coast.

The bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, from large and airy to cozy including ground floor rooms in the courtyard. Amenities include a small golf course on the premises and within easy reach of several other championship golf courses. Sea and river fishing can be arranged within 5-20 miles. Outdoor heated pool (summer use).

Babysitting available. Outdoor children's play area. Tennis court.

Members of the family also run an excellent craft and specialist kitchenware shop on the premises, the Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens in Shanagarry and the café in the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork city. The food is largely produced on the home farm and has won high recommendation in all important food and restaurant guides.

Proprietors:

The Allen Family

Directions:

From Cork take N25 east. Then take R630 and R631. We are two miles beyond Cloyne on the Ballycotton road. 
 
From Waterford take N25 west to Castlemartyr. Follow signs to Ballymaloe. Take care to find Cloyne Road in Ladysbridge.

Click here for Garmin Sat Nav directions

Special Offers

Lazy Sundays at Ballymaloe

Relax and enjoy a lazy Sunday at Ballymaloe
from only 180.00 per person.

Check in on Sunday afternoon, relax by the log fire or on the terrace, take a stroll around the gardens and enjoy our traditional Sunday buffet in the evening.

Our traditional Sunday buffet night dinner consists of a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish (clams, cockles, mussels, crab, shrimps and lobster as available), locally smoked fish (eel, mackerel, salmon), home-produced vegetable salads and freshly cooked local meats (beef, pork, turkey, ham, lamb, ox tongue etc)

The buffet is a house specialty and served by the Allen family. All food is prepared during the afternoon.

from €180.00
Book Now

Des Bishop : One Day You'll Understand March 9th @ 8pm - Clone

Early dinner, show and Bed & Full Irish for only €150.00 per person

Des Bishop delighted a sold-out audience in March 2016, so we've invited him back with his brand new show, One Day You'll Understand.

Des is old enough now to know that when his Mom used her favourite expression, “one day you will understand”, that she was often correct. However, sometimes she was just hiding from having to explain the complexities of life.

What a great metaphor for the confusing world we live in; from Trump to Isis, Facebook feeds to conspiracy theories and the ever-confusing battle of the sexes. Through laughter, Des attempts to make sense of the world today and life in general.

Enjoy an early supper in the comfort of Ballymaloe House at 6pm before taking your seat in The Ballymaloe Grainstore for the performance at 8pm.


from €150.00
Book Now

Bagatelle at The Ballymaloe Grainstore March 16th @ 8pm

Start St. Patrick's Day Weekend with a Legendary Irish Band

Ballymaloe House is offering a one night unique Bed & Breakfast break for two on Thursday 16th March 2017

Enjoy an early supper in the comfort of Ballymaloe House at 6pm before taking your seat in The Ballymaloe Grainstore for the performance at 8pm.

From Only €155.00 per person sharing

from €155.00
Book Now

Mother's Evening / Night at Ballymaloe House


Treat your mother to an extended Mother's Day.

Join us Sunday afternoon and relax in the house and grounds. Enjoy a glass of bubbles together in the drawing room before the famous Ballymaloe Sunday night buffet.
Stay over in a large room and start the week from Ballymaloe House relaxed, refreshed and having spent quality time with your mum on Mother's Day.

On Sunday nights we serve our traditional Irish Buffet served by an inspirational mother herself, Myrtle Allen.

Our traditional Sunday buffet night dinner consists of a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish (clams, cockles, mussels, crab, shrimps and lobster as available), locally smoked fish (eel, mackerel, salmon), home-produced vegetable salads and freshly cooked local meats (beef, pork, turkey, ham, lamb, ox tongue etc)

The buffet is a house specialty and served by the Allen family. All food is prepared during the afternoon.

Offer available on March 26th, 2017, From only Euro 215.00 per person

from €215.00
Book Now

Hello Spring – Friday One Night Wonder

Welcome spring by making Ballymaloe House your home for the night of Friday 31st March and indulge in our world famous Friday night Ballymaloe Buffet and B&B at the very special rate from €165 per person sharing (only available online).

Offer Subject to availability. Advance reservation is essential.
For more information call 021 4652531 or email res@ballymaloe.ie

from €150.00
Book Now

Three Night Easter Weekend Fun at Ballymaloe

Join us for a cracking Easter and enjoy making Ballymaloe House your home from home for three nights.

Cracking Easter Breaks at Ballymaloe House – stay with us for the Easter weekend, mid-week or join us for the whole week. Hop along to Ballymaloe House and let us treat you and your family to a traditional Easter in the surrounds or our early spring garden and farm. There is plenty to do with the children nearby with Fota Wildlife Park, Trabolgan Holiday village and Cork city short distances away.

Arrive to the welcoming Ballymaloe Drawing room fire and on Friday evening enjoy a leisurely family supper at Ballymaloe House. Easter Sunday is all about the children, Fiadh, Mrs Allen’s grand-daughter, will host an exciting Easter Bunny Hunt and Egg painting fun in the morning and Easter movies will be available in the afternoon. Allowing Mum and Dad to relax after a delicious Ballymaloe Easter feast.
Explore our 300 acre farm and wander along our walking paths and admire the spring buds turning into summer flowers.

Delight in a traditional piece of Simnel cake* and hot cross buns with some afternoon tea beside the fire. Easter arts and crafts will be available throughout the weekend and an Easter egg hunt will take place throughout the freshly blooming woodlands and pathways around within the Ballymaloe estate

*Simnel cake is traditionally eaten at Easter and made historically by female servants to take to their families on rare visits home. Not only delicious, it is a symbolic Easter cake decorated to signify aspects of Christianity. 11 marzipan balls are placed around the circular marzipan coated cake depicting 11 disciples. Although there were 12 apostles of Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot betrayed him and is therefore omitted.

Offer includes Three Nights Dinner, Bed & Full Irish Breakfast, Ballymaloe Tea & Cake each day of your stay. From only 545.00 per person sharing / Children sharing room Euro 150.00 per night inclusive of Bed & Full Irish Breakfast & Kiddies High Tea each day & Easter Activities. Offer based on Two Adults & Two Children sharing or Two Adults Sharing .

from €545
Book Now

Spring Ballymaloe Breather

Spring escape at Ballymaloe House


Enjoy a 2 night escape from reality and relax in Beautiful East Cork countryside.

Visit Ballymaloe House for 2 nights during spring 2017. Work up a healthy appetite walking local beauty spots such as the ancient native Irish woodland Glenbower woods and the famous Ballycotton Cliff walk.

Or simply just make Ballymaloe House your home for two days and enjoy our farm and woodland paths, walled gardens and relax in the house by the Drawing room fire.

This offer includes 2 nights bed and breakfast and dinner in the dining room both nights. 

Extra activities available during your stay include attending an afternoon demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School, tours of the house and farm, visit our wine cellar or enjoy a bread baking lesson with our pastry chef – please ask our reception team before arriving for further details and costs. 

From €330.00 per person sharing.


from €330.00
Book Now

Three, Two, One

Three, Two, One

THREE nights B&B , TWO Five course dinners in the Ballymaloe restaurant and ONE memento of Ballymaloe to take home.

Enjoy everything Ballymaloe House has to offer during the summer and spend three relaxing nights in the beautiful East Cork countryside.

Visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ballycotton Cliff walk, Youghal Clock Tower, Midleton Distillery or take a unique trip to the Ballycotton Lighthouse and experience the best East Cork has to offer within close proximity to Ballymaloe House.

from €535.00
Book Now

Summer Mid-week Sizzler

Make Ballymaloe House your home for two nights this summer and explore local sights and places of interest. Enjoy a visit to the home of Jameson Whiskey in the market town of Midleton and other historic towns of interest Cobh and Youghal.

Closer to your temporary home enjoy short country strolls within the 300 acres of Ballymaloe farmland or explore the famous Ballycotton cliff walk nearby in the picturesque fishing village.

This package includes two nights’ accommodation with dinner on both evenings of your stay in the famous Yeats room restaurant.

A delicious country house breakfast served both mornings and we invite you to enjoy a summer cocktail on the terrace before dinner on the night of your choice

From only Euro 410.00 per person sharing

from €410.00
Book Now

The Jameson Whiskey Ballymaloe Experience

Join us and enjoy the world famous Jameson Whiskey at its best.

Arrive into Ballymaloe to a Midleton Very Rare in our Drawing room by the fire.

Savour a delicious dinner in the dining room followed by an Irish coffee night cap.

After breakfast, visit the Jameson Distillery in neighbouring town of Midleton to find out how Irish whiskey has been made from the beginning to now.

from €220.00
Book Now

Bake your own bread!

Are you an early riser? Why not enjoy a night in Ballymaloe House and bake your own bread with our chef at 7am during your stay.

Step into the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and learn the secrets of Ballymaloe bread baking. Take your own homemade loaf of Ballymaloe Brown soda bread to enjoy at home. 

From only Euro 200.00 per person with one nights bed and breakfast included along with dinner in the evening.

Please note that if staying on a Sunday night we offer our guests the traditional Ballymaloe buffet dinner of carved meats and seasonal salads served by the Allen family rather than the 5 course dinner.

from €200.00
Book Now

Plant your own Sessile Oak Tree at Ballymaloe House

This package celebrates Ballymaloe House being part of Failte Ireland's newly launched Ireland's Ancient East tourism initiative.  Ballymaloe House is built onto an historic Norman keep and the house itself is steeped in history.  
Make Ballymaloe House your home for two nights and explore local sights and local places of interest. Enjoy short country strolls within the 300 acres of Ballymaloe farmland or explore the famous Ballycotton cliff walk nearby in the picturesque fishing village.  
During your stay, join our head gardener and plant a Sessile Oak tree in a specially allocated plot within the Ballymaloe estate.  Your tree will be carefully recorded in a tree ledger and you will be presented with a certificate recording the number and location of your tree.
Future visitors to Ballymaloe House will enjoy your tree for ever more and hopefully the future generations of your own family will continue to visit your tree for years to come. 

This package includes the tree planting ceremony, two nights with dinner on one evening of your choice in the famous Yeats room restaurant and enjoy the famous country house breakfast served both mornings. Dinner reservations are essential.

from €€300.00
Book Now

Lazy Sundays at Ballymaloe

Relax and enjoy a lazy Sunday at Ballymaloe
from only 180.00 per person.

Check in on Sunday afternoon, relax by the log fire or on the terrace, take a stroll around the gardens and enjoy our traditional Sunday buffet in the evening.

Our traditional Sunday buffet night dinner consists of a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish (clams, cockles, mussels, crab, shrimps and lobster as available), locally smoked fish (eel, mackerel, salmon), home-produced vegetable salads and freshly cooked local meats (beef, pork, turkey, ham, lamb, ox tongue etc)

The buffet is a house specialty and served by the Allen family. All food is prepared during the afternoon.

from €180.00
Book Now

Des Bishop : One Day You'll Understand March 9th @ 8pm - Clone

Early dinner, show and Bed & Full Irish for only €150.00 per person

Des Bishop delighted a sold-out audience in March 2016, so we've invited him back with his brand new show, One Day You'll Understand.

Des is old enough now to know that when his Mom used her favourite expression, “one day you will understand”, that she was often correct. However, sometimes she was just hiding from having to explain the complexities of life.

What a great metaphor for the confusing world we live in; from Trump to Isis, Facebook feeds to conspiracy theories and the ever-confusing battle of the sexes. Through laughter, Des attempts to make sense of the world today and life in general.

Enjoy an early supper in the comfort of Ballymaloe House at 6pm before taking your seat in The Ballymaloe Grainstore for the performance at 8pm.


from €150.00
Book Now

Bagatelle at The Ballymaloe Grainstore March 16th @ 8pm

Start St. Patrick's Day Weekend with a Legendary Irish Band

Ballymaloe House is offering a one night unique Bed & Breakfast break for two on Thursday 16th March 2017

Enjoy an early supper in the comfort of Ballymaloe House at 6pm before taking your seat in The Ballymaloe Grainstore for the performance at 8pm.

From Only €155.00 per person sharing

from €155.00
Book Now

Mother's Evening / Night at Ballymaloe House


Treat your mother to an extended Mother's Day.

Join us Sunday afternoon and relax in the house and grounds. Enjoy a glass of bubbles together in the drawing room before the famous Ballymaloe Sunday night buffet.
Stay over in a large room and start the week from Ballymaloe House relaxed, refreshed and having spent quality time with your mum on Mother's Day.

On Sunday nights we serve our traditional Irish Buffet served by an inspirational mother herself, Myrtle Allen.

Our traditional Sunday buffet night dinner consists of a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish (clams, cockles, mussels, crab, shrimps and lobster as available), locally smoked fish (eel, mackerel, salmon), home-produced vegetable salads and freshly cooked local meats (beef, pork, turkey, ham, lamb, ox tongue etc)

The buffet is a house specialty and served by the Allen family. All food is prepared during the afternoon.

Offer available on March 26th, 2017, From only Euro 215.00 per person

from €215.00
Book Now

Hello Spring – Friday One Night Wonder

Welcome spring by making Ballymaloe House your home for the night of Friday 31st March and indulge in our world famous Friday night Ballymaloe Buffet and B&B at the very special rate from €165 per person sharing (only available online).

Offer Subject to availability. Advance reservation is essential.
For more information call 021 4652531 or email res@ballymaloe.ie

from €150.00
Book Now

Three Night Easter Weekend Fun at Ballymaloe

Join us for a cracking Easter and enjoy making Ballymaloe House your home from home for three nights.

Cracking Easter Breaks at Ballymaloe House – stay with us for the Easter weekend, mid-week or join us for the whole week. Hop along to Ballymaloe House and let us treat you and your family to a traditional Easter in the surrounds or our early spring garden and farm. There is plenty to do with the children nearby with Fota Wildlife Park, Trabolgan Holiday village and Cork city short distances away.

Arrive to the welcoming Ballymaloe Drawing room fire and on Friday evening enjoy a leisurely family supper at Ballymaloe House. Easter Sunday is all about the children, Fiadh, Mrs Allen’s grand-daughter, will host an exciting Easter Bunny Hunt and Egg painting fun in the morning and Easter movies will be available in the afternoon. Allowing Mum and Dad to relax after a delicious Ballymaloe Easter feast.
Explore our 300 acre farm and wander along our walking paths and admire the spring buds turning into summer flowers.

Delight in a traditional piece of Simnel cake* and hot cross buns with some afternoon tea beside the fire. Easter arts and crafts will be available throughout the weekend and an Easter egg hunt will take place throughout the freshly blooming woodlands and pathways around within the Ballymaloe estate

*Simnel cake is traditionally eaten at Easter and made historically by female servants to take to their families on rare visits home. Not only delicious, it is a symbolic Easter cake decorated to signify aspects of Christianity. 11 marzipan balls are placed around the circular marzipan coated cake depicting 11 disciples. Although there were 12 apostles of Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot betrayed him and is therefore omitted.

Offer includes Three Nights Dinner, Bed & Full Irish Breakfast, Ballymaloe Tea & Cake each day of your stay. From only 545.00 per person sharing / Children sharing room Euro 150.00 per night inclusive of Bed & Full Irish Breakfast & Kiddies High Tea each day & Easter Activities. Offer based on Two Adults & Two Children sharing or Two Adults Sharing .

from €545
Book Now

Spring Ballymaloe Breather

Spring escape at Ballymaloe House


Enjoy a 2 night escape from reality and relax in Beautiful East Cork countryside.

Visit Ballymaloe House for 2 nights during spring 2017. Work up a healthy appetite walking local beauty spots such as the ancient native Irish woodland Glenbower woods and the famous Ballycotton Cliff walk.

Or simply just make Ballymaloe House your home for two days and enjoy our farm and woodland paths, walled gardens and relax in the house by the Drawing room fire.

This offer includes 2 nights bed and breakfast and dinner in the dining room both nights. 

Extra activities available during your stay include attending an afternoon demonstration at Ballymaloe Cookery School, tours of the house and farm, visit our wine cellar or enjoy a bread baking lesson with our pastry chef – please ask our reception team before arriving for further details and costs. 

From €330.00 per person sharing.


from €330.00
Book Now

Three, Two, One

Three, Two, One

THREE nights B&B , TWO Five course dinners in the Ballymaloe restaurant and ONE memento of Ballymaloe to take home.

Enjoy everything Ballymaloe House has to offer during the summer and spend three relaxing nights in the beautiful East Cork countryside.

Visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ballycotton Cliff walk, Youghal Clock Tower, Midleton Distillery or take a unique trip to the Ballycotton Lighthouse and experience the best East Cork has to offer within close proximity to Ballymaloe House.

from €535.00
Book Now

Summer Mid-week Sizzler

Make Ballymaloe House your home for two nights this summer and explore local sights and places of interest. Enjoy a visit to the home of Jameson Whiskey in the market town of Midleton and other historic towns of interest Cobh and Youghal.

Closer to your temporary home enjoy short country strolls within the 300 acres of Ballymaloe farmland or explore the famous Ballycotton cliff walk nearby in the picturesque fishing village.

This package includes two nights’ accommodation with dinner on both evenings of your stay in the famous Yeats room restaurant.

A delicious country house breakfast served both mornings and we invite you to enjoy a summer cocktail on the terrace before dinner on the night of your choice

From only Euro 410.00 per person sharing

from €410.00
Book Now

The Jameson Whiskey Ballymaloe Experience

Join us and enjoy the world famous Jameson Whiskey at its best.

Arrive into Ballymaloe to a Midleton Very Rare in our Drawing room by the fire.

Savour a delicious dinner in the dining room followed by an Irish coffee night cap.

After breakfast, visit the Jameson Distillery in neighbouring town of Midleton to find out how Irish whiskey has been made from the beginning to now.

from €220.00
Book Now

Bake your own bread!

Are you an early riser? Why not enjoy a night in Ballymaloe House and bake your own bread with our chef at 7am during your stay.

Step into the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and learn the secrets of Ballymaloe bread baking. Take your own homemade loaf of Ballymaloe Brown soda bread to enjoy at home. 

From only Euro 200.00 per person with one nights bed and breakfast included along with dinner in the evening.

Please note that if staying on a Sunday night we offer our guests the traditional Ballymaloe buffet dinner of carved meats and seasonal salads served by the Allen family rather than the 5 course dinner.

from €200.00
Book Now

Plant your own Sessile Oak Tree at Ballymaloe House

This package celebrates Ballymaloe House being part of Failte Ireland's newly launched Ireland's Ancient East tourism initiative.  Ballymaloe House is built onto an historic Norman keep and the house itself is steeped in history.  
Make Ballymaloe House your home for two nights and explore local sights and local places of interest. Enjoy short country strolls within the 300 acres of Ballymaloe farmland or explore the famous Ballycotton cliff walk nearby in the picturesque fishing village.  
During your stay, join our head gardener and plant a Sessile Oak tree in a specially allocated plot within the Ballymaloe estate.  Your tree will be carefully recorded in a tree ledger and you will be presented with a certificate recording the number and location of your tree.
Future visitors to Ballymaloe House will enjoy your tree for ever more and hopefully the future generations of your own family will continue to visit your tree for years to come. 

This package includes the tree planting ceremony, two nights with dinner on one evening of your choice in the famous Yeats room restaurant and enjoy the famous country house breakfast served both mornings. Dinner reservations are essential.

from €€300.00
Book Now

Ireland's Blue Book is a collection of Irish Country House Hotels, Historic Manor Houses, Castles and Restaurants located throughout the island of Ireland. Below is a full list of our houses and restaurants and the map above shows each of their locations.
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