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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

Pizza Masterclass with Philip. Friday 10th November 2017

Friday 10th November 2017 

Join Philip Dennhardt at Ballymaloe Cookery school at 2.30pm and enjoy a three-hour masterclass where you will be brought through all the basics of
 Pizza making, (choosing ingredients, making dough, getting the best results from your oven and so forth) as he explains how to create both traditional and contemporary pizzas. We’re talking everything from the classics (Margherita, Pepperoni and Calzone) to modern gourmet masterpieces - 

As Philip will, in essence, be cooking pizzas for the duration of the class, there will be a lot of sampling so we advise not eating a large lunch beforehand! 

Following Philip's Pizza class, check in to Ballymaloe House and later that evening enjoy a 5 course dinner in the wonderful surroundings of the house & gardens. 

Dinner, bed & breakfast with Philip's Pizza Masterclass from €275.00 per person sharing.
 

from €275.00
Book Now

Three nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Enjoy three nights away in the tranquility of Ballymaloe House. 

This offer includes 3 nights bed and breakfast and a delicious five course meal on each evening of your stay. 

If staying on a Sunday night we offer our guests the traditional Ballymaloe Buffet of carved meats and seasonal salads served by the Allen family.

Complimentary Upgrade to a Superior Room for Blue Book Vouchers, Subject to Availability

from €565.00
Book Now

Designing a Herbaceous Border with Susan Turner, Monday 10th July 2017

Join Ballymaloe's Head Gardener, Susan Turner for a half day course at Ballymaloe Cookery school on Monday 10th July from 9.00am - 2.00pm. 

With coffee on arrival to Ballymaloe cookery school on Monday morning, this package includes a light lunch. Susan will teach you points to consider when looking at the general layout of any garden. 

Good plant choices for a long season of interest with vibrant colour combinations and contrasts in texture and form are all to be considered as well as combining structural plants, underplanting and extending the season with annuals, self-sowers and interplanting with bulbs.

Seasonal maintenance to include pruning, dividing the plants, weeding techniques and tools, staking and mulching.

Stay at Ballymaloe House for bed & breakfast on either Sunday Sunday 9th July or Monday 10th July, enjoy dinner (Buffet dinner on Sunday 9th) and the course with Susan Turner.

From: €285.00 per person sharing. €60.00 single supplement. 

Please note Ballymaloe Cookery school is located 4 kilometres from Ballymaloe House

from € 285.00
Book Now

Irelands Ancient East 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. Jane Hayter-Hames’s book 'The History of a Place and its People' explores the history of the house and its people.

With this package you receive a copy of Jane's book to take home with you and Rory Allen will take you on a private tour of Ballymaloe house. Rory grew up at Ballymaloe House and will tell you more about some of the buildings history, artefacts and insight into life now and historically at Ballymaloe House.

Make Ballymaloe House your home for two night mid-week and explore local sights and local 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 with dinner on one evening of your choice in the famous Yeats room restaurant. Enjoy the famous country house breakfast served both mornings.

From only Euro 337.50 per person sharing

from €347.50
Book Now

The Nuala's All Spanxed Up, Friday 4th November 2017

Ireland's favourite all-girl, musical-comedy trio are on the road again! 

Expect an evening of scintillating new song, spleen-rupturingly hilarious new
 chat, and a stunningly bendy repertoire of new moves, despite the fact that they've lost all feeling from the waist down (the spanx). 

Enjoy an early supper, show and bed & breakfast 
From: 170.00 per person sharing
 

from €170.00
Book Now

Lazy Sundays at Ballymaloe

Relax and enjoy a lazy Sunday at Ballymaloe
from only 195.00 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 €195.00
Book Now

Three, Two, One. Three Bed & Breakfast, Two Dinner & One Ballymaloe Gift

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

Arrive into Ballymaloe House to a Midleton Very Rare by the fire in our Drawing room or on the Terrace overlooking the gardens.
Savour a delicious Ballymaloe dinner in the dining room followed by an Irish coffee night cap.

After breakfast, visit the Jameson Distillery in the neighbouring town of Midleton.  Enjoy a guided tour and tasting of the home of Jameson Whiskey and find out how Irish whiskey has been made from the very beginning and how the Midleton Jameson Distillery continue to evolve their very special 'water of life' - Irish: uisce beatha.

This offer includes one night Bed &Breakfast, pre-dinner Midleton Very Rare whiskey, a 5 course dinner, Irish Coffee and the Jameson Distillery tour. 



from €245.00
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 €225.00
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 €€310.00
Book Now

Pizza Masterclass with Philip. Friday 10th November 2017

Friday 10th November 2017 

Join Philip Dennhardt at Ballymaloe Cookery school at 2.30pm and enjoy a three-hour masterclass where you will be brought through all the basics of
 Pizza making, (choosing ingredients, making dough, getting the best results from your oven and so forth) as he explains how to create both traditional and contemporary pizzas. We’re talking everything from the classics (Margherita, Pepperoni and Calzone) to modern gourmet masterpieces - 

As Philip will, in essence, be cooking pizzas for the duration of the class, there will be a lot of sampling so we advise not eating a large lunch beforehand! 

Following Philip's Pizza class, check in to Ballymaloe House and later that evening enjoy a 5 course dinner in the wonderful surroundings of the house & gardens. 

Dinner, bed & breakfast with Philip's Pizza Masterclass from €275.00 per person sharing.
 

from €275.00
Book Now

Three nights, dinner, bed & breakfast

Enjoy three nights away in the tranquility of Ballymaloe House. 

This offer includes 3 nights bed and breakfast and a delicious five course meal on each evening of your stay. 

If staying on a Sunday night we offer our guests the traditional Ballymaloe Buffet of carved meats and seasonal salads served by the Allen family.

Complimentary Upgrade to a Superior Room for Blue Book Vouchers, Subject to Availability

from €565.00
Book Now

Designing a Herbaceous Border with Susan Turner, Monday 10th July 2017

Join Ballymaloe's Head Gardener, Susan Turner for a half day course at Ballymaloe Cookery school on Monday 10th July from 9.00am - 2.00pm. 

With coffee on arrival to Ballymaloe cookery school on Monday morning, this package includes a light lunch. Susan will teach you points to consider when looking at the general layout of any garden. 

Good plant choices for a long season of interest with vibrant colour combinations and contrasts in texture and form are all to be considered as well as combining structural plants, underplanting and extending the season with annuals, self-sowers and interplanting with bulbs.

Seasonal maintenance to include pruning, dividing the plants, weeding techniques and tools, staking and mulching.

Stay at Ballymaloe House for bed & breakfast on either Sunday Sunday 9th July or Monday 10th July, enjoy dinner (Buffet dinner on Sunday 9th) and the course with Susan Turner.

From: €285.00 per person sharing. €60.00 single supplement. 

Please note Ballymaloe Cookery school is located 4 kilometres from Ballymaloe House

from € 285.00
Book Now

Irelands Ancient East 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. Jane Hayter-Hames’s book 'The History of a Place and its People' explores the history of the house and its people.

With this package you receive a copy of Jane's book to take home with you and Rory Allen will take you on a private tour of Ballymaloe house. Rory grew up at Ballymaloe House and will tell you more about some of the buildings history, artefacts and insight into life now and historically at Ballymaloe House.

Make Ballymaloe House your home for two night mid-week and explore local sights and local 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 with dinner on one evening of your choice in the famous Yeats room restaurant. Enjoy the famous country house breakfast served both mornings.

From only Euro 337.50 per person sharing

from €347.50
Book Now

The Nuala's All Spanxed Up, Friday 4th November 2017

Ireland's favourite all-girl, musical-comedy trio are on the road again! 

Expect an evening of scintillating new song, spleen-rupturingly hilarious new
 chat, and a stunningly bendy repertoire of new moves, despite the fact that they've lost all feeling from the waist down (the spanx). 

Enjoy an early supper, show and bed & breakfast 
From: 170.00 per person sharing
 

from €170.00
Book Now

Lazy Sundays at Ballymaloe

Relax and enjoy a lazy Sunday at Ballymaloe
from only 195.00 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 €195.00
Book Now

Three, Two, One. Three Bed & Breakfast, Two Dinner & One Ballymaloe Gift

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

Arrive into Ballymaloe House to a Midleton Very Rare by the fire in our Drawing room or on the Terrace overlooking the gardens.
Savour a delicious Ballymaloe dinner in the dining room followed by an Irish coffee night cap.

After breakfast, visit the Jameson Distillery in the neighbouring town of Midleton.  Enjoy a guided tour and tasting of the home of Jameson Whiskey and find out how Irish whiskey has been made from the very beginning and how the Midleton Jameson Distillery continue to evolve their very special 'water of life' - Irish: uisce beatha.

This offer includes one night Bed &Breakfast, pre-dinner Midleton Very Rare whiskey, a 5 course dinner, Irish Coffee and the Jameson Distillery tour. 



from €245.00
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 €225.00
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 €€310.00
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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