Experience world-class service at Ballymaloe House

This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. Offering a seasonal outdoor pool and a restaurant, Ballymaloe House also boasts free WiFi access and free parking for all guests. Located in Shanagarry, this family-run hotel set on 300 acres features a working farm, an award-winning kitchen, a gift shop, conference, party and wedding facilities.

Rooms feature a private bathroom that comes with a bath or shower. Extras include a laptop safe, bed linen and ironing facilities.

At Ballymaloe House there is a tennis court and free rental bikes. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities, a shared lounge and a ticket service. An array of activities can be enjoyed on-site or in the surroundings, including golfing, cycling and fishing.

This country house is a 10-minute drive from the coast and less than 12.4 miles from Capel Island and Knockadoon. Castlemartyr Resort Golf Course is 19 minutes' drive away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

Your stay will include:
Dining area Terrace

Ballymaloe House has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 4 Dec 2014.

Currency exchange: Need local currency? This property offers currency exchange on site.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.4)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet

Free private parking available on-site


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Ballymaloe House is located in East Cork and set deep within lush countryside accessible by tree lined avenues. Conde Nast Traveler Magazine included Ballymaloe House on their 2015 Gold List – the only Irish venue on this prestigious list of the World’s top 100 hotels.
Myrtle and Ivan Allen opened this Historic Country House, their home, to the public as a restaurant in 1968 and later as a guesthouse. Ballymaloe House continues to be run by the Allen family and now celebrates over 50 years of international recognition as the home of Irish Country cuisine and hospitality.
Ballymaloe House is a 40 minute drive from Cork city, and 15 minutes from Midleton train station & the main N25 road which runs the length of the South coast. The internationally renowned Ballymaloe Cookery School, run by Darina Allen, is located two miles from Ballymaloe House. Enjoy the fresh Ballycotton sea air and be mesmerised by the natural beauty and stunning views that Ballycotton Island has to offer. Ballycotton Island Lighthouse Tours offers a truly magical memory-making excursion. There are lots of lovely coves and beaches within a 15 minute drive of Ballymaloe, these vary from small rocky inlets that are perfect for a picnic and rock pooling to larger sandy beaches which are lovely for walking and building sandcastles on
Languages spoken: English,French,Lithuanian,Norwegian,Polish,Romanian,Russian
Property surroundings *
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What's nearby
  • Water Rock Golf Course
    5.4 miles
  • Whitegate Oil Refinery
    7.8 miles
  • Cathedral of St. Colman
    9.4 miles
  • Cobh Heritage Centre
    9.6 miles
  • Fota Wildlife Park
    10.1 miles
  • Youghal Front Strand
    10.6 miles
  • Youghal Golf Club
    11.1 miles
  • St. Mary's Collegiate Church
    11.3 miles
  • Tynte's Castle
    11.5 miles
  • Molana (island monastery)
    11.7 miles
Natural beauty
  • Sea/ocean Ballycotton Cliff Walk
    0 miles
Closest airports
  • Cork Airport
    17.9 miles
  • Waterford Airport
    48 miles
How to get to Ballymaloe House from Cork Airport
    Free parking is available.
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1 restaurant on site


Facilities of Ballymaloe House
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Secured parking
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Slippers
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Toilet with grab rails
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Outdoor swimming pool
Free! All pools are free of charge
  • Seasonal
  • All ages welcome
  • Fence around pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Heated pool
  • Shallow end
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Car hire
  • Packed lunches
  • Carpeted
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Room service
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Kid meals Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Live music/performance Additional charge
  • Cooking class Off-site Additional charge
  • Themed dinner nights Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Personal trainer
  • Yoga classes
  • Evening entertainment
  • Cycling
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Fishing Additional charge
  • Tennis court
  • View
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment and family services
  • Babysitting/child services Additional charge
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying Additional charge
  • Meeting/banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Safety deposit box
Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Lithuanian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Romanian
  • Russian
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Sustainable initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

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From 14:00 hours


12:00 - 12:30


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request
€ 30 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
€ 50 per child, per night
3 - 11 years
Extra bed upon request
€ 50 per child, per night
12+ years
Extra bed upon request
€ 75 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

1 cot or 1 extra bed available upon request.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

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Smoking is not allowed.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

FAQs about Ballymaloe House

  • Check-in at Ballymaloe House is from 14:00, and check-out is until 12:30.

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from Ballymaloe House.

  • Ballymaloe House is 3.1 miles from the centre of Ballycotton.

  • Guests staying at Ballymaloe House can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 10.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet
    • À la carte

  • The prices at Ballymaloe House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Ballymaloe House by:

    • Car 45min

  • Ballymaloe House has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • Ballymaloe House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Fishing
    • Tennis court
    • Evening entertainment
    • Yoga classes
    • Personal trainer
    • Themed dinner nights
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Cooking class
    • Live music/performance

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at Ballymaloe House (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Private parking
    • Parking
    • Secured parking
    • Electric vehicle charging station
    • Accessible parking
    • Free parking