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County Cork Hotels

Ballyvolane House

  • Clubby Atmosphere

Pros

  • Genuine country-house experience
  • Fly-fishing lessons
  • Dinner served (book in advance)

Cons

  • Way out in the sticks
  • Book at least 24 hours in advance

Updated 04/09/2014

Fodor's Review

With Georgian splendor in the terra-cotta, gilded, and black Italianate pillared hall, and Regency coziness nonpareil in the daffodil-yellow sitting room, Ballyvolane offers a setting as elegant as it is charming. Although this 1728 stone house looks imposing, life here unfolds with country-house informality. Expect to find old fishing gear and walking sticks lying about and the family dog greeting your return. The spacious bedrooms are beautifully decorated with a rich

assortment of antiques and heirlooms, but also display an unpredictable sense of humor—the tub in Roland's Room, in full view of all on a wooden pedestal perched to give a garden view, always raises a smile. The guest rooms look out onto wonderful gardens, with a 100-acre dairy farm beyond.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Castlelyons, Co. Cork, Ireland

Phone:

025-36349

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 6 rooms
  • Breakfast

Updated 04/09/2014

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