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Ballyknocken House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

My self and my partner stayed in Ballyknocken House for a Birthday Treat on 20th August 2016. We call in on the Saturday at 12 noon to collect our picnic and then took a trip around the area. We visited National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh as recommended by Sharon for a visit and to have our picnic, would highly recommend the... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we really do appreciate it. I must say it was our pleasure to welcome you here also and we genuinely look forward to seeing you again in the future! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Just stayed here for one night and it has been an experience we will always treasure. Had a picnic, dinner and following mornings breakfast. Everything was just perfect. You can tell this is catherine's labour of love as the food, service and accommodation was simply sublime. She took time out to individually go around and greet each guest. The location... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we really do appreciate it and the picnic is a real treat there is nothing like sitting in the sun and enjoying some lovely food and company. It has meant so much to all the staff here to receive such a commendation as it really is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

what a wonderful stay at a quaint wonderful place where a most lovely hostess gives you the warmest welcome on a wet afternoon with coffee and deliciously fluffy lemon cake. can only recommend staying and eating here! next to wicklow garden countryside and walks that help you prepare for that lovely meal. cookery school must be great as well -... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we all appreciate so much to hear that the work we put in is so warmly received. You will absolutely have to come again to visit us and this time do a class also, it is such fun and the you get to sit down and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Just back from a night at Ballyknocken House and I would highly recommend it to everyone.Everything from the setting of the house,the food and of course Catherine herself was flawless and I will definitely be back to do a cookery course.Such a welcoming place to visit

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Catherine F, Manager at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It was an absolute pleasure to welcome you here and we look forward to welcoming you back to do the Cookery Course. Our Cookery course is complete up to year end !! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

My fiancee and I spent two nights here during our week long trip to Ireland and wanted to get away from Dublin for a few days. The environment was incredibly relaxing and peaceful. There are multiple hiking trails to the rear of the establishment that have you feeling like your the only people around for miles. Aside from that, there... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you both here and it means so much to all the staff to know that the effort and the pride we take in our roles here are appreciated. Of course if you are ever in Ireland again do please come and see us. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Spent an afternoon in the Ballyknocken House. It is a really lovely farm with a stunning view of green landscape around. There was a demonstration when we got there showing how the farmer work with the dog to control the sheep crowd - the dog and sheep are really cute hahaha. We joined the cooking class conducted by a famous... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review, it was such a pleasure to welcome you here, we are so proud of what we offer to our guests. I know Pat our shepherded and Jess his dog will be delighted to hear you enjoyed it! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

So, I'll start with the negative to get it out of the way.... I had booked a night here with the mountaintop picnic package as a birthday present for my boyfriend, who's a real foodie. Sharon called me a few days before to confirm our arrival to pick up the picnic and to confirm the remainder of our stay. She... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. I totally understand your disappointment that you did not get to enjoy the picnic which you had booked, on this all I can do is apologise and assure you I have now put in place a "double Check System" with regard service notes to ensure that this sort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Just back from what I could only describe as the perfect break away. We were blessed with good weather, on our first occasion visiting Wicklow. Ballyknocken house was ever so warm and welcoming, delicious food and I couldn't praise the hospitality enough! My partner and I were really made feel at home and we were sad to have to leave... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It truly was a pleasure to welcome you both here! Ballyknocken House really is like a little slice of heaven when the weather is like this but you will have to come down to us in the winter there is a different but equal beauty about... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights in March 2016. We were not impressed with the bedrooms or the service of food, it was just okay, we had expected a lot better. The room was very basic and cold, there was a plug in electric heater in the room and an electric blanket on the bed, both of them were needed to... More 

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Catherine F, Owner at Ballyknocken House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we will of course take all your points on board. I do feel it is worth pointing out for all the visitors that may review this that we are a 1850 7 bedroom Victorian Farmhouse and the we pride ourselves on serving fresh farmhouse style meals - with an Italian hint! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Went to the Ballyknocken House cookery school for a Business Team event. We had a good day cooking very accessible recipes, and then enjoyed the fruits of our labours with a meal afterwards. No skimping on the drinks, the wine fairly flowed. The location is beautiful, up in the Wicklow mountains. Catherine took time out from her family event to... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballyknocken House & Cookery School is scenically located on a 350 acre farm only a short drive from Dublin City Centre in County Wicklow, Ireland This charming four-star Victorian farmhouse boasts seven beautifully appointed rooms, all with period features in a picturesque setting on extensive grounds. This family-run operation has many amenities to offer both on-site and in the surrounding area and is home to award-winning Food Writer & TV Chef, Catherine Fulvio.Set up by Catherine’s mum, Mary, Ballyknocken house offers short and weekly walking packages, taking in the lovely Carrick forest and Mountain, just behind Ballyknocken and of course, the magnificent Wicklow Way Ballyknocken House prides itself on using the finest and freshest local produce. Ballyknocken House is the perfect getaway – whether for a romantic retreat, family vacation or foodie adventure. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballyknocken House

Address: Glenealy, Ashford | Co. Wicklow, Ireland, Glenealy, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Wicklow > Glenealy
Price Range: $55 - $66 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballyknocken House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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