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 and the Allen family have been welcoming guests since 1964.
 
The 17th-century house is built onto a 12th Century Norman Castle and is Ireland's original family owned Country House Hotel. 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 are elegant and charming, come in all shapes and sizes, from large and airy to cosy, including ground floor rooms in the courtyard. 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.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. 

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

Recent Awards:

Georgina Campbell Irish Breakfast Awards 2022: Guesthouse 

Proprietors:

The Allen Family

Directions:

  • 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

Paul Brady

Enjoy an intimate concert with Paul Brady on Thursday 4th May 2023
Arrival to Tea & Cake in our drawing room, Pre-Concert Dinner is served at 6pm

This Package Includes:

* Tea & Cake on Arrival
* Three Course Dinner
* Paul Brady Concert Tickets
* Bed & Breakfast

Rate: €500.00 per couple
Upgrades available at a supplement

from €500.00
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Valentine's at Ballymaloe House

Tuesday 14th February 2023

Romance should never be exclusive to the weekends.  And Valentine’s Day this year is a good excuse to prove this.

So, we have decided to lavishly gift a limited number of couples the rare opportunity to spoil yourselves, and your loved one, at Ballymaloe House for a very special mid-week lovers treat at a very tempting rate.

  • Afternoons fresh cake on arrival – with a glass of bubbles and tea 
  • Bed & Breakfast in a Heritage Room 
  • 5 Course dinner including the world famous Ballymaloe Dessert Trolley
  • Chocolate gift in your room and a copy of Ballymaloe Cookbook 

 

From €500.00 per couple 

from €500.00
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Celebrate Mother's Day at Ballymaloe House

Sunday 19th March
Celebrate Mother's Day at Ballymaloe House

Celebrate Mum this Mother's Day/Night by escaping to the countryside with her on Sunday 19th March. 

  • Afternoon tea on arrival with glass of bubbles (tea & coffee)
  • Heritage double bedroom* (upgrades available subject to availability)
  • 4-course dinner 
  • Leisurely breakfast looking out onto the countryside on the first day of spring!

From €385 for two  

*limited twin rooms available.

from €€385.00
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Bird Watch Ireland/ Bird Lover's 2-Night break

Wing your way to Ballymaloe House on 19th April 2023 for a very special 2-night package. A celebration of the ongoing collaboration between Ballymaloe and BirdWatch Ireland on the occasion of the National Garden Bird Survey.

Join BirdWatch Ireland's Development Officer and Ornithologist Niall Hatch for two nights at Ballymaloe House and have the opportunity to share his vast knowledge, and limitless enthusiasm, for our national feathered friends. "It’s a very good time of year for migrant birds, and the dawn chorus will also have begun by that stage too", said Niall Hatch, "so it should be a very nice experience for the participants."

During your 2-night Bird Lover's Ballymaloe break you will have the opportunity to visit two important local bird sanctuaries and experience two magical dawn chorus tours; one at Ballymaloe House and another at the nearby Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens and Farm.

There will be plenty of free time during your stay for you to enjoy Ballymaloe's natural beauty and vibrant birdlife in your own time too.

Own Transport would be required to and from bird sanctuaries and the Ballymaloe Cookery School

This Package Includes:

* 2 x Bed & full Irish Breakfast
* 2 x Early Morning Coffee & Flapjacks
* 4 x Guided Tours with Representative from Bird Watch Ireland (optional to attend all 4)
* 2 x Five Course Dinner. The first as a group and the second with an option to dine as a group or alone

From €495.00 per person sharing a Heritage Room (subject to availability)
Single Occupancy Rooms available from €700

from €495.00 per person sharing
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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 gardens and ground of the 300 acre farm. 

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 €485.00
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Disconnect to Reconnect Yoga Retreat 8th February 2023

Rediscover the importance of being present, and the power of having nothing to do except enjoy the moment, nature and disconnecting from technology.

We encourage our guests to enjoy every aspect of nature at Ballymaloe House. We offer the opportunity to disconnect from the fast-paced world and reconnect with nature in beautiful surroundings. We therefore invite you to switch off your devices and make the most of every precious moment with us.

Ballymaloe House is set within 300 acres of farmland, idyllic woodland pathways, and gardens. Meet our gardeners for a chat in the Walled Garden and an insight into the evening’s menu, or join Fern Allen or groundsman Tobias for a unique, and knowledgeable, private tour of the house and gardens.

Ballymaloe House offers an original Irish Country House experience in the birthplace of Modern Irish Cuisine, you are invited to do as little as you like and have included some unique experiences to help you completely switch off.

Disconnect to Reconnect YOGA Retreat at Ballymaloe House:

• Two night’s Bed and Breakfast
• Sunrise Sea Swim at local beach
• Two vegetarian lunches in Ballymaloe’s relaxing conservatory setting
• Two 3-course dinners
• Full Yoga itinerary both days

From €750.00 per person sharing in a standard room.
€870.00 single occupancy. (Please phone directly for single occupancy room)

from €730.00
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Two night stay at Ballymaloe House

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.

Blue Book Vouchers are very welcome

from €740.00
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Disconnect to Reconnect Yoga Retreat 24th March 2023

Rediscover the importance of being present, and the power of having nothing to do except enjoy the moment, nature and disconnecting from technology.

We encourage our guests to enjoy every aspect of nature at Ballymaloe House. We offer the opportunity to disconnect from the fast-paced world and reconnect with nature in beautiful surroundings. We therefore invite you to switch off your devices and make the most of every precious moment with us.

Ballymaloe House is set within 300 acres of farmland, idyllic woodland pathways, and gardens. Meet our gardeners for a chat in the Walled Garden and an insight into the evening’s menu, or join Fern Allen or groundsman Tobias for a unique, and knowledgeable, private tour of the house and gardens.

Ballymaloe House offers an original Irish Country House experience in the birthplace of Modern Irish Cuisine, you are invited to do as little as you like and have included some unique experiences to help you completely switch off.

Join us for our first 3 nights Disconnect to Reconnect YOGA Retreat at Ballymaloe House over a weekend:

• Three night’s Bed and Breakfast in Ballymaloe House
• Sunrise Sea Swim at local beach
• Two vegetarian lunches in Ballymaloe’s relaxing conservatory setting
• Three 3-course dinners
• Full Yoga itinerary every day

From €1,295.00 per person sharing in a Standard Room 
For Single Occupancy rooms please contact Ballymaloe House direct on 021 4652531

from €1,295.00
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Lazy Sundays at Ballymaloe

Make Ballymaloe House your home on Sunday evening to relax and enjoy a lazy afternoon by the log fire or sip some cocktails on the terrace.

On arrival, enjoy a cup of Tea with freshly baked Cake and either sit by the fire reading the Sunday papers or take a stroll around the gardens and beyond exploring the many walks and trails on the 300 acre farm.

Enjoy our traditional Sunday night buffet in the evening at your leisure before retiring overnight in one of our elegant country house bedrooms.

Our Sunday night buffet starts at 7pm with a hot soup followed by a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish (clams ,cockles, mussels, crab, shrimps and lobster as available), locally smoked fish (mackerel, wild salmon, hake), home-produced vegetable salads, stuffed eggs and freshly cooked local meats (beef, pork, turkey, ham, lamb, ox tongue etc).

After enjoying everything the buffet has to offer, the Ballymaloe Dessert Trolley will be brought to your table. The buffet is a house specialty and served by the Allen family, as they have done since Ballymaloe House opened in 1964.

(Please note that apart from the soup, our Sunday night buffet is not a hot meal)

Feeling refreshed in the morning, enjoy our award winning breakfast at your leisure and perhaps fit in a spot of shopping in our Irish craft gift shop before departing, ready to face the week ahead.

from €€425.00
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BirdWatch Ireland / Bird Lover's 2 - Night Break at Ballymaloe House

Wing your way to Ballymaloe House on 19th April 2023 for a very special 2-night package.   A celebration of the ongoing collaboration between Ballymaloe and BirdWatch Ireland on the occasion of the National Garden Bird Survey.

Join BirdWatch Ireland's Development Officer and Ornithologist Niall Hatch for two nights at Ballymaloe House and have the opportunity to share his vast knowledge, and limitless enthusiasm, for our national feathered friends. "It’s a very good time of year for migrant birds, and the dawn chorus will also have begun by that stage too", said Niall Hatch, "so it should be a very nice experience for the participants."

During your 2-night Bird Lover's Ballymaloe break you will have the opportunity to visit two important local bird sanctuaries and experience two magical dawn chorus tours; one at Ballymaloe House and another at the nearby Ballymaloe Cookery School Gardens and Farm. 

There will be plenty of free time during your stay for you to enjoy Ballymaloe's natural beauty and vibrant birdlife in your own time too. 

From €495.00 per person sharing in a Heritage Room (Subject to Availability)
Single Occupancy from €700 - please contact Ballymaloe House directly for single occupancy rooms

 

from €495.00
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Food for Thought at Ballymaloe House

Pause life, relax and take time out to peacefully ponder over what is important to you during our Food for Thought season.

Spring 2023 at Ballymaloe House is about sharing culinary experiences to inspire you, and leaving you with delicious lasting food memories.

We are offering a wonderful mid-week experience including the following:

• 2 x Bed and Breakfast
• Arrive at Ballymaloe House to freshly baked cake and afternoon tea / coffee
• Enjoy a seasonal cocktail whilst perusing the menu before dinner on night of arrival
• 5-course Ballymaloe Farm-to-Fork dining experience on both nights
• Conservatory lunch - a lighter seasonal daytime menu option
• A small Ballymaloe Food Hamper on departure
• Ballymaloe History Tour with Fern Allen (Thursday morning only

from €485.00
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Easter at Ballymaloe House 2023

Join us for a cracking Easter and enjoy making Ballymaloe House your home from home for three nights this April.
There is plenty to do nearby with Jameson Distillery, Fota Wildlife Park & gardens, Youghal Clock Tower, Ballymaloe Cookery school and the Ballycotton Cliff Walk amongst others.

Arrive to the welcoming Ballymaloe Drawing room fire on Friday evening and enjoy a leisurely dinner at Ballymaloe House.

During the day, 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.
*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 Bed & Full Irish Breakfast,
* Ballymaloe Tea & Simnel Cake each afternoon
* 5 Course Garden to Fork Dinner each evening.

from €765.00
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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.

An especially created 'Staycation' with YOU in mind 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 Sweet treats in your 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

from €999.00
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The Jameson Whiskey Ballymaloe Experience

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

Savour a delicious 5 course dinner in one of our many individual dining rooms followed by a Jameson Irish Coffee night cap. 

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, Jameson Irish Coffee and a trip to the Midleton Distillery.

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


from €500.00
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