We treated ourselves to our 30th Anniversary in Ireland and when we arrived at Ballyvolane we felt special. Upon entering, it was clear we would be sharing a home, albeit a Manor, but when Justin and Jenny greeted us, we felt special. I had inquired about fishing prior to our arrival and Justin had set me up with a ghillie for a day on the Blackwater. Norman was great and taught me to Spey cast but we didn't catch any Salmon that day. The Blackwater is a pretty river but cattle can roam to the edge and not what I expected. Still, I would do it again.
The highlight of our stay were the dinners. Much of the produce comes right out of the gardens. Everything is prepared perfectly and what fun to share a table with folks from all over the world. We had a ball.
To top it off, when Justin found discovered we were traveling for our Anniversary he provided us a gift of his personally made cordial. This is a beautiful home with beautiful grounds with old world charm.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ballyvolane House. Georgian House built 1728. Six 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 'house party' style. Good Hotel Guide Cesar Award 2009. Georgina Campbell Country House of the Year 2009 and Irish Breakfast Award Country House Category. Karen Brown's Readers Choice Awards 2007 Warmest Welcome. Bridgestone Guide 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ballyvolane House Hotel Fermoy
- Ballyvolane Hotel Fermoy