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Ballyfin is the most magnificent house where you can lose yourself in 18th- and early 19th-century opulence. The driveway sweeps up to the house, which sits perfectly comfortably in the landscape beside the stunning man-made lake. Members of staff are waiting for you at the...More
My partner and I were lucky enough to stay in Ballyfin for three nights which began with a family wedding. The first thing that strikes you as you drive up to the grounds of Ballyfin, is just how magnificent the environs are. I could not...More
We arrived back in beautiful Ballyfin for the New Years celebrations.
It was a fantastic two nights. Wine & cheese tasting in the cellar was a wonderful way to introduce guests to one another as the dinner that evening in the grand ballroom is at...More
In review after review, the common words are wow, excellent, outstanding, extraordinary, once in a lifetime, etc. This property is such a rare gem. From the moment you drive through the gates onto the property, you know that you are in for something special. Everything...More
A number of years ago I had the pleasure in staying in what was described as one of the best hotels in the world in Thailand. I stayed for a number of days, and it was perfect, but for some reason, that I couldn't put...More
Hi, I haven't done it myself but I am from the vicinity. The train from Dublin takes approx 1 hour. You can book your train seats in advance via Iarnoid Eireann. The taxi drive from Portlaoise station takes a maximum of... More
Hi, I haven't done it myself but I am from the vicinity. The train from Dublin takes approx 1 hour. You can book your train seats in advance via Iarnoid Eireann. The taxi drive from Portlaoise station takes a maximum of 15 minutes. I'm sure if you call Ballyfin in advance and let them know what time your train arrives that they will gladly send a car for you. Enjoy your stay there, I hear it's out of this world. Hope this helps!
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"Rooms overlooking the lake get morning sun, but stout wooden shutters can be closed if you wish to sleep."