Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons, Co. Cork

With breakfast served until noon, afternoon tea by the drawing room fire, shooting, fishing and communal dining, a house-party atmosphere prevails at this Georgian country house. More

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With breakfast served until noon, afternoon tea by the drawing room fire, shooting, fishing and communal dining, a house-party atmosphere prevails at this Georgian country house. Approached along a winding, tree-lined drive, and sitting in parkland, this is the home of third-generation owners and experienced hoteliers Justin and Jenny Green. The interiors are filled with the accumulated treasures of seven decades: quirky antiques, clocks, books, ornaments, paintings. The bedrooms, decorated in fashionable shades, have a coffee machine, home-made cordials, Voya toiletries. One has a vintage, mahogany-encased bath. Produce from the kitchen garden, farm, river and foraged from the estate, appears at night in dishes such as Saddleback pork with crackling, cider jus, cauliflower cheese, gratin potatoes and apple sauce. Vegans and vegetarians are happily accommodated. In the morning you awake to a full Irish with home-baked bread and home-made jam. Children love to collect eggs from the hens. You can take a picnic lunch and explore the grounds. Happy glampers follow the laburnum walk to their bell tent or ‘pig ark’.

Hotel details

Address

Castlelyons
Fermoy
Co. Cork
P61F P70
Ireland

Telephone

00 353 25 36349

Bedrooms

6. Plus ‘glamping’ tents May–Sept.

Open

all year, but closed Sun, Mon, Tues in winter, Sun, Mon in high season, except for group bookings, Christmas/New Year (self-catering only).

Facilities

hall, drawing room, garden hall (honesty bar), dining room, wedding facilities, barn (table tennis), 80-acre grounds (15-acre garden, croquet, tennis, trout lakes).

Background music

none.

Children

all ages welcomed, free cots, extra bed €35, high tea for under-13s €15.

Dogs

allowed (max. 1 per room, no charge) but kept on lead during shooting season July–Jan.

Credit cards

MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from €260. Set dinner €70. Min. 2-night stay at some weekends.

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