With a glorious history that includes a painstaking, nine-year restoration, Ballyfin regains its throne as one of Ireland’s most lavish country retreats. Reigning over a sprawling 614-acre estate dotted with follies and grottoes, this 20-bedroom Regency manor house has been authentically refurbished, from the Chippendale mirrors right down to the antique mosaic floors. Food is sourced from the garden and local farms; guests may even pick their own fruit or collect eggs. Activities range from falconry and fishing the tranquil lake to enjoying cooking demonstrations and whiskey tastings in the cellar.

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Beauty as far as the eye can see with excellent dining, masterful service and rooms never to be forgotten. –Eleanor Hardy Louisville, Kentucky

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For 2019:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Full breakfast for up to two in-room guests daily, served in restaurant
  • $100 USD equivalent Spa Services credit to be utilized during stay. Advance reservatons required. (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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They prove that time travel is possible!

By: Dr. Carol

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2018

Want to be transported to another time dimension where you are the Lord and Lady of the Manor? Then Ballyfin should be on your wish list. This is definitely how the other half lived and you can live now. No detail is overlooked from the little lace doilies used as coasters (even in the bathroom) to the copy of Burke's Peerage on the table in the main sitting room (which most definitely has a fancy name that alludes me at present). Fireplaces blazing in every room. The champagne flows unabated. The food defies description as does the impeccable service. Had a fabulous hike in the surrounding woods with our wonderful guide (who actually attended Ballyfin when it was a school), Our archery lesson was a highlight. Too many amazing aspects of Ballyfin to include in this little review. Go and see for yourself and I defy you to encapsulate the entire experience in a review such as this!
Travel Advisor:  Valerie Ann Wilson

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