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Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons Co. Cork, Fermoy Ireland
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#1 of 2 hotels in Fermoy
Ballyvolane House is an authentic historic Georgian House built in 1728. Six luxurious 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. Glamping during the summer months. Breakfast served till noon. Free wifi throughout the house. Vast gardens and woods on the estate. Salmon fishing on the river Blackwater. Fly fishing school. Stocked trout lakes on-site. Tennis court. 7-a-side soccer pitch. Croquet. Badminton. Woodland walks. Help feed the farm animals after breakfast - pigs, ducks, hens and pigeons. Dog friendly. Lots to do in the local area and we are always delighted to help plan day trips. Also, Ballyvolane House has a distillery in the farmyard where Bertha's Revenge Gin is distilled.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Bicycles available
Kids stay free
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Breakfast available
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Tennis court
Canoeing offsite
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Butler service
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
iPod docking station
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Dining area
Room service
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Dana M wrote a review Sep 14
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Thank you for our wonderful stay at your gorgeous hotel. It is such a pleasure to find a hotel that you always look forward to returning to, and that is Ballyvolane House. From the minute you arrive you are treated with great friendliness and care by the Green family. The house and gardens are delightful, the food delicious and their very own Bertha’s Revenge Gin distilled and bottled on the property is fantastic! Looking forward to a return visit to Ballyvolane as soon as we can.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Kevin K wrote a review Jul 2021
33 contributions46 helpful votes
Booked this hotel based on trip advisor dog friendly list reviews, twice we lost the booking to covid in October and January before finally getting here in July. On booking the hotel were straight back looking to confirm the details of kids added and how many evenings we were dining in the restaurant. On arrival we were warmly greeted and given the key to our room, there are only 6 bedrooms so finding ours was a synch, at 25 sq metres plus a 10 square metre bathroom it was huge, comfortable and excellently furnished. We ate the restaurant on all three evenings, the food is simple, accessible but of the highest quality, the covid measures are also exceptional, only 3 tables (5-11 people in total) in a dining room that could accommodate 30-40 in a city restaurant. The fit out of the restaurant is exceptional, particularly the plasterwork and chimney piece. The centrepiece of the hotel is however its garden, with 4 house dogs, lawn games and lots of space for children to meet, the small scale of the hotel lends itself perfectly to kids getting on with it whilst parents relax reading or sipping a cool drink. Not a cheap hotel but compared to larger more heavily marketed hotels it more than holds it on, if their booking function extended more than 6 months we'd have already booked the same break for next year.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Room Tip: Get the deluxe room its worth it
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Response from Justin Green, Owner at Ballyvolane House
Responded Jul 19, 2021
Thank you very much for staying with us and for your review. I am delighted to hear you all had a great time. The dogs and space are always a big hit with the kids. I am pleased you enjoyed the food and drinks too and I will pass this on to the F&B team. Thanks again and we look forward to welcoming you back to Ballyvolane House in the future. Best wishes, Justin
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StBrendanIreland wrote a review Aug 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom31 contributions32 helpful votes
Ballyvolane is a genuine five star location - the guest experience, the fact there are just the six rooms, the quality of the cooking and overall service (the Manager has worked at the Mandarin Oriential in HK) sets it apart from a lot of places in Ireland. It's been well recognised as a beacon in the hospitality industry, and while it's above average in price, I have to say it feels worth every penny. Will definitely return.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Response from Justin Green, Owner at Ballyvolane House
Responded Aug 26, 2020
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your TripAdvisor review. I am delighted to hear you had a good time and I will share your kind comments Jonathan and the team here at Ballyvolane House. Thanks again for your wonderful support and please come and stay again soon. Best wishes, Justin
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MaryCork wrote a review Aug 2020
Cork, Ireland499 contributions222 helpful votes
This was everything we wanted on this visit. We enjoyed the extensive gardens, seeing the chickens, gin distillery on site, donkeys, ducks and their own veg garden. Dinner was really interesting, on an huge antique dining table. We were the only ones there that night. Fireplaces lighting in all rooms. Great reading materials in the lounge, on comfy couches. Room was really comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from Justin Green, Owner at Ballyvolane House
Responded Jul 19, 2021
Thank you so much for staying with us and for the review. We really enjoyed having you all here and I am delighted you all had a great time. Please come and stay again soon. Best wishes, Justin
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Malcolm B wrote a review Aug 2020
29 contributions2 helpful votes
Spent two nights here to just get a change of scenery. Well worth it classic Irish house with old world features. Bedrooms with classic bathrooms. Not all with showers. Makes it authentic. Has glamping and wedding /conference facilities but these do not impinge on the house. Dining normally at a large communal table but with covid separate tables but didn’t detract from the ambience. Jonathan the manager made us feel welcome and gave us a tour of the Bertha’sRevenge distillery which is going from strength to strength. They are even producing a hand sanitizer called herd immunity which shows their entrepreneurial spirit! Grounds are spectacular with ample room for walks. A large walled garden where they grow fruit and veg for the table plus chickens and pigs also used in the kitchen. Junior staff very helpful and friendly as were the ladies at breakfast. Áine & Paul both on summer jobs made us feel at home in the evening especially with the gin cocktails. I have noted some reviews do not seem to get what Ballyvolane is really about. That’s their loss. Thanks for a wonderful Corvid staycation
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Justin Green, Owner at Ballyvolane House
Responded Aug 15, 2020
Thank you very much for staying and for the review. I am delighted you had a good time and I will share you kind comments with Jonathan and the team. We have adapted to Covid-19 and it is satisfying to know that we can still deliver a wonderful authentic country house experience whilst maintaining social distancing and complying with agency guidelines. Thanks again for your support and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Best wishes, Justin
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$242 - $314 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballyvolane House
Which popular attractions are close to Ballyvolane House?
Nearby attractions include Little Rascals (2.5 miles) and Brideweir House (2.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballyvolane House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Ballyvolane House?
Top room amenities include an additional bathroom, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Ballyvolane House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballyvolane House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Ballyvolane House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ballyvolane House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ballyvolane House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Ballyvolane House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Ballyvolane House offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Ballyvolane House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.