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Ballyvolane House

At a Glance

    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

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Ballyvolane House 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.

    Hotel Details

  • 6 rooms
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 04-09-2014

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