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

Ballymaloe Wild Game Dining Experience

Thursday 21st November 2019
Start the evening with a seasonal Garden to Glass cocktail in our conservatory with canapes.

Join the other guests to indulge in our It's a Wild Game Ballymaloe dinner celebrating the culinary delights our landscape has to offer in the winter months; wild game and woodland bounty and other seasonal treats from our farm and neighbouring producers.  

We are taking this opportunity to join Taste the Island and Euro-Toques Ireland to highlight and showcase Ireland's winter bounty in this national celebration initiative.

Dinner is €75 per person and we are offering a particularly WILD dinner, bed and breakfast rate of €150 per person sharing for that night only.

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Mid-week three nights bed & breakfast & two dinners

Enjoy everything Ballymaloe House has to offer this Autumn and spend three relaxing nights in the beautiful East Cork countryside and dinner on two evenings.

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

This offer includes 3 nights bed & breakfast and 2 five course dinners.

from €475.00
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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 Sunday - Thursday.

Blue Book Vouchers are very welcome

from €300.00
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Thanksgiving Dinner at Ballymaloe House

Thursday 28th November 2019

At Ballymaloe House, we have so much to be grateful for, so this year, we are celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday 28th November with a special all American dinner.  

Start the evening with a seasonal and American themed Garden to Glass cocktail in our conservatory with canapes.  

Before enjoying a 3 course Thanksgiving dinner, autumnal pumpkin soup and hot buffet including traditional turkey and other seasonal hot vegetables and other seasonal treats from our farm and neighbouring producers.  

We are taking the opportunity to highlight, celebrate and give thanks in a very special Ballymaloe way. 

Whether you are booking a table for two or twenty, we look forward to taking you on a tasty traditional Thanksgiving celebration and sharing everything we are grateful for with you. 

€75 per person for dinner or €175 per person sharing including bed & breakfast.


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Ballymaloe Christmas Decorations 1-day course

Thursday 5th December 2019.

This is a complete A-Z on festive season decorations. Iona will take you on a walk around the grounds gathering all types of foliage followed by a tour of the main house which will have being elaborately decorated for the up-coming season. 
The day will cover all things Christmas;  Christmas trees, mantelpiece decorations, swags, stair garlands, wreaths, table centres, kissing boughs, Christmas lights and other traditional seasonal displays that will inspire you to wow your own family & friends for the festive season. 

Coffee on arrival at  9.30am
Course ends approx. 5.00pm

Please advise us of any dietary requirements when making your reservation.

From €320.00 per person sharing = Full day course (incl. lunch) dinner, bed & breakfast. Single supplement €60.
Dinner, bed & breakfast is available on Wednesday 4th December or Thursday 5th December. 
The Christmas Flower course is €150.00 per person if you wish to participate in the course only. Please contact Ballymaloe House directly for this. 

Reservation is essential please call 021 4652531.

During this course you will be visiting the gardens - wet weather gear may be required. 

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Valentine’s Escape

Romantic getaway at Ballymaloe House


Enjoy a cosy weekend away at Ballymaloe House with your loved one this Valentine’s weekend.  
Spoil the one you love with a two night stay in one of our comfortable country style bedrooms overlooking the gardens and fields of Ballymaloe. 
You will be welcomed with Bubbles & chocolates in your room on arrival.  
Have a lazy Breakfast both mornings before enjoying the  best East Cork has to offer from beach or country walks to visiting the farmers market in Midleton followed by a visit to the Jameson distillery.  
Enjoy complimentary afternoon tea in our conservatory each afternoon.  
Your stay is completed with an intimate 5 course dinner each evening and finally retiring to relax by the fire in the Drawing room.


Redeem your Ireland's Blue Book Voucher for a complimentary upgrade. (Subject to availability).

From €360.00 per person sharing

from €360.00
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Phil Coulter- Pure Gold Concert Sunday 1st December

Sunday 1st December 2019

Join Phil and his special guest Geraldine Branagan for an evening of “Pure Gold”.

“Pure Gold” was how a U.S. critic recently described a Phil Coulter show. It struck a chord with the man himself. “It seemed to tick a lot of boxes,” said Phil, so he hijacked the title for his latest show and album.

Phil’s long career as a songwriter, producer and recording artist has been recognised over the years with so many gold discs that the theme is totally appropriate.

Early buffet dinner, tickets to the show and bed & breakfast in a standard room: €200.00 per person sharing.
€60.00 single supplement.

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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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