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Country House
Ballymaloe Country House


Co. Cork


Pet Policy:
Dogs are welcome to stay they are not allowed in the public areas of the Restaurant or Hotel.

Closed Annually:
24-26 December.
8 Jan - 8 Feb.

Stay at Ballymaloe

The accommodation at Ballymaloe is simple and elegant. We have a range of rooms in the main house -some large and airy with beautiful views over the fields as well as cosier rooms at the top of the house in the eaves. Our newer, light filled garden rooms are at the back of the house and look on to the river and oak and horse chestnut trees beyond. We also have charming rooms in a lime washed, rose covered, farm building in the courtyard.

All our accommodation has a calm and relaxing feel. Our beds are comfortable and fresh flowers are brought in from the garden everyday-in summer sweet peas and old roses and in the autumn and winter foliage and branches from the woods. There are paintings and drawings by Irish modern artists such as Pat Scott, Michael Farrell, Louis Le Brocquy and Norah McGuinness throughout the house as well as examples of Irish studio pottery.

You can have afternoon tea in our drawing room by the fire or in the conservatory filled with scented geraniums and winter jasmine which looks on to the gardens and river. There are benches dotted through out the gardens where you can sit in summer and read or listen to the sounds of the farm.

In winter the drawing room is warm and peaceful-the perfect place to relax after a long walk by the sea and look out at the wild Irish sky. Cots and children's beds can be provided for smaller guests.

Dine at Ballymaloe
Our restaurant serves locally sourced and home grown food from our walled garden and farm. Our head-chef Gillian Hegarty draws up the lunch and dinner menu every day depending on what comes in from the garden and the boats at Ballycotton.

Fruit and vegetables are sent up every morning from the gardens- perhaps there is a glut of runner beans or courgettes or summer nectarines or globe artichokes.

Herbs, edible flowers, soft fruits and apples come from our walled garden as well as onions, potatoes, kale, cabbage and salad leaves and many other vegetables. We have rhubarb plants which come originally from the walled garden of Mrs Allen.

Nearby Attractions

Stephen Pearce Pottery 4km, Fota Wildlife Park 23km

Fota Island Glof Resort 23km, Castlemartyr Resort & Golf Club 9km


  • Self catering Farm Cottages & Cabins also available.
  • Afternoon tea in our drawing room by the fire or in the conservatory.
  • Ballymaloe Cookery School & Gardens.
  • The Ballymaloe Shop & Cafe.
  • Informal five hole golf course in front of Ballymaloe House is free for guests to use.


Childrens' Cots / High Chairs?:
Yes: Cots and children's beds can be provided for smaller guests.
Conference Facilities?:
Yes: Conferences can be held in the Long Room in the main house or in the Grainstore which can cater for up to 300.
Family Rooms?:

Pet Policies

Pets Welcome:
Pets Allowed in Bedrooms:
Pets Allowed Unattended in Room:
Pets Allowed in Public Areas:
Dogs are not allowed in the public areas of the Restaurant or Hotel.