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 built onto a Norman keep is nestled in a 400 acre estate in rural East Cork. Ballymaloe House is only 20 miles from the historic city of Cork, and minutes from the breathtaking south coast.

The bedrooms come in all shapes and sizes, from large and airy to cozy including ground floor rooms in the courtyard. Amenities include a small golf course on the premises and within easy reach of several other championship golf courses. Sea and river fishing can be arranged within 5-20 miles. Outdoor heated pool (summer use).

Babysitting available. Outdoor children's play area. Tennis court.

Members of the family also run an excellent craft and specialist kitchenware shop on the premises, the Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens in Shanagarry and the café in the Crawford Art Gallery in Cork city. The food is largely produced on the home farm and has won high recommendation in all important food and restaurant guides.


The Allen Family


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

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Special Offers

Mid-week Ballymaloe Experience

Sneak away for a mid-week treat at Ballymaloe House this summer and take an afternoon demonstration to inspire your culinary skills the Ballymaloe way.

Relax at Ballymaloe House on arrival or take a stroll or cycle in our woodlands and gardens. Spend the evening in the comfort of the house and enjoy a 5 course dinner in our restaurant.

Relax next morning and feast on our internationally acclaimed breakfast buffet at your leisure.

Visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School that afternoon and join other students for a demonstration class – Darina, Rachel or Rory will ensure you leave with some useful tips and plenty of recipes for you to take a little bit of Ballymaloe culinary expertise with you to spice up your home cooking. You will also get to taste everything that has being lovingly prepared during the demonstration before you leave.

Offer Includes 2 nights Accommodation at Ballymaloe House, Dinner on one Evening & an Afternoon Cookery Demonstration at the Ballymaloe Cookery School.

Should you check in and dine on a Sunday, we serve a buffet style dinner that is served by the Allen family, instead of our 5 course dinner menu.

From Only Euro 375.00 per person sharing

from €375.00
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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 on the terrace. Take a stroll around the gardens before enjoying our traditional Sunday buffet in the evening. Stay overnight in one of our elegant country house bedrooms and enjoy our award winning breakfast at your leisure.

Our traditional Sunday night buffet dinner consists of a wide selection of fish and meat patés, shellfish (clams, cockles, mussels, crab, shrimps and lobster as available), locally smoked fish (eel, mackerel, salmon), home-produced vegetable salads and freshly cooked local meats (beef, pork, turkey, ham, lamb, ox tongue etc)

The buffet is a house specialty and served by the Allen family. All food is prepared during the afternoon.

From €175.00 per person sharing for dinner, bed & breakfast.

from €165.00
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Three, Two, One. Three Bed & Breakfast, Two Dinner & One Ballymaloe Gift

Three, Two, One

THREE nights B&B , TWO Five course dinners in the Ballymaloe restaurant and ONE memento of Ballymaloe to take home.

Enjoy everything Ballymaloe House has to offer during the summer and spend three relaxing nights in the beautiful East Cork countryside.

Visit the Ballymaloe Cookery School, Ballycotton Cliff walk, Youghal Clock Tower, Midleton Distillery or take a unique trip to the Ballycotton Lighthouse and experience the best East Cork has to offer within close proximity to Ballymaloe House.

from €510.00
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Summer Mid-week Sizzler

Make Ballymaloe House your home for two nights this summer and explore local sights and places of interest. Enjoy a visit to the home of Jameson Whiskey in the market town of Midleton and other historic towns of interest - Cobh and Youghal.

Closer to your temporary home enjoy short country strolls within the 300 acres of Ballymaloe farmland or explore the famous Ballycotton cliff walk nearby in the picturesque fishing village.

This package includes two nights’ accommodation with our 5 course dinner on both evenings of your stay in the famous restaurant.

From only Euro 380.00 per person sharing

from €380.00
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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 Midleton Rare 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, Midleton Rare nightcap and a trip to the Midleton Distillery.

from €230.00
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Bake your own bread!

Are you an early riser? Why not enjoy a night in Ballymaloe House and bake your own bread with our chef at 7am during your stay.

Step into the kitchen, roll up your sleeves and learn the secrets of Ballymaloe bread baking. Take your own homemade loaf of Ballymaloe Brown soda bread to enjoy at home. 

From only Euro 190.00 per person with one nights bed and breakfast included along with dinner in the evening.

Please note that if staying on a Sunday night we offer our guests the traditional Ballymaloe buffet dinner of carved meats and seasonal salads served by the Allen family rather than the 5 course dinner.

from €205.00
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