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

St Patrick's Day at Ballymaloe House

St. Patrick's Day may not again include the local St Patrick's Day parades due to Covid 19 so why not visit the green and peaceful haven of Ballymaloe House and enjoy dinner, bed & breakfast on this National Bank holiday.

Relax by the log fire or take a stroll around the gardens before enjoying a "PaddyMaloe" Martini cocktail in the drawing room . 

This rate includes; 
Tea & Freshly baked cake on arrival
"Paddymaloe" Martini before dinner
5 Course dinner
Bed & Breakfast. 

From €190.00 per person sharing. 

from €190.00
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Mother's Day at Ballymaloe House

Ballymaloe House is looking forward to welcoming all Mothers on Sunday 14th March 2021 and would like to treat you and your mother to an extended Mother's Day.

Join us Sunday afternoon, 14th March 2021 where we are serving tea & freshly baked cake on arrival to all our guests before you possibly take a stroll around the gardens and grounds.

Without interruption you can read the Sunday papers or catch up on your favourite book by the fire.
Dress up with your best attire and enjoy a glass of bubbles together in the drawing room before a relaxing 3 course dinner enjoying each other's company.

Stay over in one of the unique Country house bedrooms and start the week from Ballymaloe House relaxed, refreshed and having spent quality time with your mum on Mother's Day.

This unique break includes:

*Tea & cake on arrival
*Glass of Cava pre-dinner
*3 course dinner with Tea/Coffee
*Bed & Breakfast .

From €190.00 per person sharing

from €190.00
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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. 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 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

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 €850.00
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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 a three course dinner in the evening at your leisure before retiring overnight in one of our elegant country house bedrooms.
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 €415.00
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Easter Weekend Holiday

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

Cracking Easter Breaks at Ballymaloe House for the Easter Weekend. Hop along to Ballymaloe House and let us treat you and your family to a traditional Easter in the surrounds of our early spring garden and farm. 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 and 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.

The weekend will also include our wonderful Easter Egg hunt before dinner on Sunday evening.

Offer includes Three Nights Dinner, Bed & Full Irish Breakfast, Ballymaloe Tea & Cake on each day of your stay.
Friday & Saturday evening includes our 5 course dinner while Easter Sunday night dinner includes a 3 course dinner.

From only 647.50 per person sharing for a standard room.
For family rooms, please contact Ballymaloe House directly on 353-21-4652531.

from €647.50
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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 €380.00 Low Season
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Two night Mid-week 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 €590.00 Low Season
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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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