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 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.


The Allen Family


  • 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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