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Ballymaloe House

AA rating
Guest House

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Rated from 3 to 5, and meeting all the criteria of black stars, Gold Stars are awarded to the best in Britain and Ireland within their particular banding.

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Customer rating 9 / 10
Based on 263 reviews

Natural and friendly staff, great hospitality and accomplished cooking

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At a glance

2 Rosette restaurant
Breakfast Award
Family rooms
Accessible rooms
Dogs welcome

This charming country house is on a 400-acre farm, part of the Geraldine Estate in east Cork. Bedrooms upstairs in the main house retain many original features, and the ground-floor and courtyard rooms have garden patios. The relaxing drawing room and dining rooms have enchanting old-world charm. Ballymaloe House is renowned for excellent meals that use many ingredients produced on the farm. There is a craft shop, café, tennis courts and a small golf course on the estate.

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  • Rooms: 29
  • Family rooms: 2
  • Ground-floor rooms: 3

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £155
  • Double room, minimum price: £225
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 23–26 December, 8–28 January
  • Restricted opening: January to February


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Other facilities: Home-made biscuits, cakes, scones – complimentary
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Self-catering available
  • Coach parties welcome


  • Steps for wheelchair: 2
  • Accessible bedrooms: 2


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Babysitting service
  • Safe play area
  • Laundry facilities


  • Outdoor swimming pool, heated
  • Hard tennis court
  • Golf course nearby
  • Bicycles available
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Other leisure facilities: Children's sand pit/slide


  • Maximum number of delegates: 200
  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 200
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 50
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 50


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 170

Getting here

N25 onto R630 at Midleton roundabout. After 0.5 mile, left onto R631 to Cloyne. 2 miles after Cloyne on Ballycotton road.

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