Ballymaloe House

Country Farm House Accommodation and Restaurant, Shanagarry, Midleton, Co. Cork
Tel: +353 21-4652531 Fax: +353 21-4652021 Email: Website:

Ballymaloe House is a family-run country house hotel famous for its outstanding hospitality and superb food. The 17th-century house is built onto a castle and nestled on a 300-acre farm in rural East Cork. Ballymaloe House is only 20 miles from the historic city of Cork, and minutes from the breathtaking south coast.

Bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, from large and airy to cosy, including ground floor rooms in the courtyard. Locally, Ballymaloe House is within easy reach of several championship golf courses, the home of Jameson Whiskey and the Cobh Titanic Experience. Sea and river fishing can be arranged within 5-20 miles. Onsite there is an outdoor, heated pool (for summer use) and an excellent craft and kitchenware shop, café and events centre - The Ballymaloe Grainstore.
Food is largely produced on the home farm and has won high recommendations in all-important food and restaurant guides, including a recent World Restaurant Award.

Babysitting is available. There is also an outdoor children's play area and tennis court on the grounds.


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

Special Offers

Sculpture / Art Appreciation Summer Package

For the 7th year, Richard Scott has created a spectacular outdoor sculptural exhibition here on the grounds at Ballymaloe House gathering some of Ireland's finest sculptural artists. 

For 2020 we are offering guests the opportunity to stay for a mid-week summer overnight art appreciation package. Make Ballymaloe House home for the night and join Richie Scott for an evening drink and a guided tour of these incredible works of art,  followed by a leisurely dinner in our famed restaurant. Relax in the knowledge you're staying overnight in country house comfort before enjoying our award-winning breakfast at our special art appreciation offer mid-week price from €465.00 for two guests sharing.

Package includes: 
Afternoon tea & cake on arrival. 
Drink and a private guided tour of the Sculpture Exhibition 
Dinner in the house 
Overnight accommodation 
Full Irish Breakfast 

This offer is valid for Thursday evenings only

from €465.00
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Ballymaloe Weekend Escape

Only 30 minutes from Cork City and 3 hours from Dublin... yet you will feel transported away from your 'normal' to enjoy the ultimate Ballymaloe Irish Country House weekend escape (available from 22nd July 2020).

An especially created 'Staycation' with YOU in mind. Ballymaloe House can offer multiple private spaces and bedroom groups enabling friends and family to safely socialise...

.. so you can enjoy the comfortable, friendly and spacious surroundings of Ballymaloe House (set in a 300 acres of farm, woodland paths and gardens) and the many beauty spots and attractions East Cork has to offer including many stunning beaches and the famous Ballycotton cliff walk.

Other local attractions include the Ballymaloe Cookery School (with award winning garden to visit), Youghal Clock Tower, Midleton Distillery or choose to relax in the house with good book, swim in our outside pool, or play tennis or croquet.

This offer is a weekend package and includes:

**2 nights bed & breakfast
**Bottle of wine and homemade Petits Fours in room on arrival
**Tea and cake each afternoon
**Garden to Glass cocktail pre-dinner on Friday night
**Our delicious Farm to Fork Seasonal 5-course dinner both nights

At Ballymaloe House we are lucky enough to have 7 private dining rooms making social distance dining possible - your safety, and the safety of our team, is our priority along with ensuring a memorable Ballymaloe experience.

from €475.00
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Ballymaloe Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Enjoy a break away during the year at Ballymaloe House.

Indulge with freshly baked cake and afternoon tea on check in, followed by a walk through the Ballymaloe Sculpture Exhibition, or maybe a swim in our heated outdoor pool.

Savour our 5 course dinner menu for a wonderful dining experience, followed by a comfortable night's sleep in peaceful surroundings.

Start the next morning with our award winning breakfast, totally ready to meet the challenges of the day.

From Euro €455.00 per couple sharing.

from €455.00
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Mid-week 2 Nights B&B and 1 Dinner

Enjoy the comfortable and friendly surroundings of Ballymaloe House this Autumn. Enjoy everything East Cork has to offer and spend two relaxing nights in the beautiful East Cork country house and dinner of the night of your choice.

Visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ballycotton Cliff walk, Youghal Clock Tower, Midleton Distillery or sit by the fire with a good book and relax. We want you to experience the best East Cork has to offer.

This offer includes 2 nights bed & breakfast and 1 five course dinner.
Valid only Mid-week with arrival on Wednesday

Blue Book Vouchers are very welcome

from €360.00
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Ballymaloe Picnic Break

Escape to the countryside and enjoy the spacious surroundings of Ballymaloe House and beautiful East Cork Countryside.
During your stay enjoy everything beautiful East Cork has to
 offer, and spend 2 relaxing nights and leisurely Ballymaloe breakfast and our seasonal 5-course dinner on one evening. At Ballymaloe House we are lucky enough to have 7 private dining rooms making social distance dining possible - your safety, and the safety of our team, is our priority along with ensuring a memorable Ballymaloe experience.

This offer includes 2 nights bed & breakfast, 1 five-course dinner and a Ballymaloe House picnic basket for 2 to enjoy anywhere on our grounds (Ballymaloe is located on a 300 acres farm including woodland paths and a variety of gardens, including our walled garden. Enjoy your picnic by our open air swimming pool or tennis court or borrow a Ballymaloe bicycle and head to a nearby beach or beauty spot (we highly recommend the beautiful Ballycotton Cliff walk).

Valid on Wednesday & Thursday only
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from €400.00
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The Jameson Whiskey Ballymaloe Experience

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

Arrive into Ballymaloe House to enjoy a pre-dinner Jameson Whiskey Sour Cocktail on the balcony overlooking our gardens.
Savour a delicious 5 course dinner in the dining room followed by a Jameson Irish Coffee nightcap.

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

This package includes one night dinner, bed & breakfast, pre-dinner whiskey cocktail, Jameson Irish Coffee nightcap and a trip to the Midleton Distillery.

The jameson Distillery run tours at:
11am, 1pm, 2.30pm & 4.15pm. 

from €230.00
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