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Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Amazing hosts , idyllic location and best meal I can remember having . I can't praise the owners Justin and Jenny enough for their kindness to our elderly parents , enthusiasm with our 3 young kids and for a thoroughly enjoyable weekend. We can't wait to return

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Cork
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The whole stay was perfect. Every single thing in the house is beautiful, the wallpaper, curtains, stairs, the halls. As we parked Jenny popped her head out the door and her welcome was warm and kind. We will be back. Utter bliss.

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hi Travellers, Having left Mt.Juliet the previous day, this was a breath of fresh air in terms of hospitality and welcome from Vicki, Bernie and all staff. This house offers a genuine and engaging atmosphere that encourages you to embrace it's style, ambience and informality. The signature of Hidden Ireland hospitality is communal dining and if this is not for...

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Hi Padraig, Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are delighted you enjoyed the ambience and the relaxed house-party vibe. We really enjoyed having you here and I will share your kind comments with Vicki, Bernie and the team here at BH. Thanks again and wishing you all the best for 2017. Best wishes, Justin

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We recently enjoyed a one night stay here & found it a pleasant experience. Our bedroom was delightfully cosy & getting into a bed with electric blanket was both a novelty & a treat on a frosty night! Communal dinner was a new experience for us & while we did enjoy it, I think if we had been staying for...

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed you stay and I will share your comments with all the gang here, especially Ewan. Thanks for your feedback on the power showers. We do hope to install power showers in all the rooms one day and I have found some that would...

Istanbul, Turkey
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This remarkable establishment produces an ambience of country house living which is relaxed, stylish and informal. We loved the sound of family children and dogs in the background, giving a truly authentic atmosphere. The gardens and surrounding wooded areas including lakes, almost magical, especially with an autumnal sun creating such colour. Do explore these beautiful walks, well worth a ramble...

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the cracking review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay and especially the homely vibe at Ballyvolane House. The gardens are lovely at this time of year and I'll pass you your comments to my father Jeremy as he is the one responsible for maintaining the gardens. Glad you enjoyed...

Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Best wedding I've ever attended - Incredible food, accommodations, and staff, particularly Bernie. The manor house is filled with centuries old furnishings, luxurious bed linens and comfortable lounges. A wonderful taste of living Downton Abbey style.

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and I am delighted you had a fantastic time at the wedding. We have an excellent team working here and Bernie is a gem. Glad you liked the ambience and food too. I will share your kind comments with all the staff. Many thanks again and please come and see us again during...

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding here in July and cannot recommend it highly enough. The team were a pleasure to deal with throughout the planning process and everything went smoothly on the day. The entire family was made to feel like the house was our home for the weekend due to the relaxed and friendly atmosphere created by all the staff....

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for having chosen Ballyvolane House as the location for your wedding. I would also like to thank you for the glowing review and I am delighted you and your families and guests had a great time. It was a lovely few days and we really enjoyed having you all here. Thanks again and wishing you both...

Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The wife and I returned to Ballyvolane for a night's stay at the end of August. The place was just as amazing as we had remembered. We enjoyed strolling around the grounds, chatting to other guests, hanging out with the dogs and relaxing in our room. The food was amazing (as expected) - a full five-course meal which we enjoyed...

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us again and for the wonderful review. I am so pleased you enjoyed your return visit and it matched up with your expectations. We really enjoyed having you here and I will share your lovely review with all the gang here. Many thanks again and looking forward to seeing you in 2017! Best...

Reviewed 2 September 2016

We couldn't have selected a more perfect place to spend our first night on the Emerald Isle than the Ballyvolane House. The friendly people -- both staff and other travelers -- and wagging tails (the four house dogs) made for a truly warm and memorable first evening in Ireland! We especially enjoyed the lively conversation with other guests during dinner...

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for your review. I am delighted you all had a great stay and I will share your kind comments with all the team here. I am glad you enjoyed the dinner and the chat around the dinner table too. The house-party vibe at Ballyvolane House always makes dinner a fun experience....

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Ballyvolane is a very memorable stay -- it is an authentic Irish manor decorated in traditional but not stuffy style, with a wonderful welcoming staff and friendly owners. We enjoyed the formal dinner served in the traditional dining room as a fun way to meet other guests and enjoy a unique experience. The property has plenty of character and patina...

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Justybusty, Manager at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review and for staying with us. I am delighted you had a great time. We have a fantastic team working here and they are so welcoming and friendly. I am glad you liked the relaxed ambiance in the house and the gardens too. The house-party vibe at Ballyvolane House works really well, particularly during...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Tennis Court
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballyvolane House is an authentic historic Georgian House built in 1728. Six luxurious bedrooms with huge comfy beds, crisp linen, fluffy towels and big baths you can stretch out in. Delicious home-cooked country house cuisine served in the grand dining room. Glamping during the summer months. Breakfast served till noon. Free wifi throughout the house. Vast gardens and woods on the estate. Salmon fishing on the river Blackwater. Fly fishing school. Stocked trout lakes on-site. Tennis court. 7-a-side soccer pitch. Croquet. Badminton. Woodland walks. Help feed the farm animals after breakfast - pigs, ducks, hens and pigeons. Dog friendly. Lots to do in the local area and we are always delighted to help plan day trips. Also, Ballyvolane House has a distillery in the farmyard where Bertha's Revenge Gin is distilled. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballyvolane House

Address: Castlelyons, Fermoy, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Fermoy
Price Range: £191 - £209 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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