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Ballyvolane House

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Castlelyons, Fermoy, Ireland
Ballyvolane House
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cork
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just spent the weekend in Ballyvolane house attending a friends wedding. The venue was fantastic and the management and staff could not have been more welcoming, friendly and professional. In a passing conversation about fishing I was offered a couple of hours on the lakes, just to help myself! However the best thing about the whole place was the good.... More 

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Clonmel, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Last weekend my Fiancé and I stayed over at Ballyvolane House. Our visit was for our food tasting ahead of our wedding this summer. The wow moments started as we drove through the gates. It was dusk and the house was beautifully lit up and oozing a warm feeling. On arrival we were greeted by Jenny #2 and offered Coffee... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We were touring Ireland and spent 2 nights "glamping" at Ballyvolane. The family was lovely, welcoming, helpful, yet unobtrusive. Even though we were staying in a high-end tent, we enjoyed hanging out in the parlor, trying different cocktails and relaxing. We dined at the house both nights and the food was fab. Everything is locally sourced and beautifully prepared. On... More 

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for glamping with us during the summer and also for the fantastic review. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay. Glad you enjoyed hanging out in the main house and enjoying the house is very much central to the whole glamping experience. Really pleased you enjoyed the food too. I will share your kind comments with... More 

Montclair, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I don't how to begin to describe such a wonderful stay. I was really looking for the experience of staying at a real, historic Irish country home with my family and found it at Ballyvolane. The house and grounds are gorgeous. There was something for us all to enjoy. For the adults, walks through the walled garden or some quiet... More 

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and for the wonderful review. We are delighted you all had such a great time and we will share your kind comments with all the gang here. Please tell the kids that Dumpling our Cairn terrier has just had a puppy called Stormy - so cute. Delighted you enjoyed the food too.... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Everything about our stay was perfect. It is an amazing experience to stay in a house such as Ballyvolane and to be made to feel so utterly at home and relaxed. Jenny and Justin and their lovely staff made us feel incredibly welcome and the level of service and attention to detail was outstanding. Our young children had an absolute... More 

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us over half-term and for the great review. We are delighted you all enjoyed your stay. We are very child-friendly and please thank the kids for all their help with feeding the animals. Delighted you enjoyed the grub too. Thanks again and please come and see us again soon. Best wishes, Justin More 

County Cork, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We were very fortunate to have our wedding weekend at Ballyvolane House recently. Our day was better than we could ever have imagined, absolutely flawless, romantic and relaxed. All down to the wonderful hosts and very professional staff. We cannot offer enough praise particularly the food - the beef received unanimous praise and the desserts were to die for. We... More 

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for having chosen Ballyvolane House as the location for your wedding. We loved having you all here and we are delighted you all had a great time. Thank you very much for the review and I will share your feedback with all the team here, as well as with Austin O'Brien who handled the transport. Again,... More 

Cleveland, oh
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We had our wedding at Ballyvolane and I can't say enough about how lovely and charming it is. I hope we will be able to return together at some point and remember our wonderful day. We chose the venue in part because of the menu and quality of the food, and we were in no way disappointed. So many of... More 

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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. You placed a lot of trust in us with you being based for far away in the US! I am delighted you, your families and your guests had such a great time and that you especially loved the food. I will share your kind comments... More 

Leiden, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I recently held a wedding reception at Ballyvolane house. It is now nearly four weeks after the event and all of our guests are still raving about the venue. The food was fantastic, it is amazing that the team there were able to serve a meal to 120 people and still deliver a quality rivals the best... More 

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Dear Bridget & Gavan, Thank you very much for having chosen Ballyvolane House as the location for your wedding. We are delighted you all had a great time and we really enjoyed having you all here. I will share your kind comments with all the gang here. Thanks again and please keep in touch. Hope you had a fab honeymoon!... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Recently attended a wedding here and it is just gorgeous - lots of little details - the food was spectactular - and the little bar area is adorable! The grounds are immaculate and the house itself is so warm and welcoming! Even though we didn't stay in the house itself , we would definitely go back to stay there again.

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the fantastic review. So glad you enjoyed the experience and I agree with you about the bar, it is my favourite room in the entire property. Thanks again for your kind comments and please come and visit again soon. Best wishes, Justin More 

Cork, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Just arrived home from a 3-day weekend at Ballyvolane House. I was there for a good friend's wedding and it was nothing short of amazing. Justin and Jenny are exceptionally good hosts and from the start I felt welcome and at home. The staff and immaculate house and grounds are a credit to them. Attention-to-detail was second-to-none -- hot water... More 

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Justybusty, Owner at Ballyvolane House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for staying with us and I am delighted you had a great time at the wedding. Glad you enjoyed the glamping too. I will share your kind comments with all the team here. Thanks again and please come and see us again soon. Best wishes, Justin More 

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