Ballymaloe House, Shanagarry

Ballymaloe Hotel and Restaurant, Shanagarry, Midleton, County Cork, Ireland

Ballymaloe House is internationally recognised as the home of modern Irish hospitality and cuisine.  The Allen family first opened the doors of their family home in 1964.  Myrtle Allen had taught herself to cook with her husband Ivan’s farm produce and was one of the first pioneers of the now much celebrated culinary Farm to Fork philosophy.  Our menus are still prepared daily based on what is available from the farm and garden and the Allen family continue to lead the way as the quintessential Irish Country House experience.

Accommodation at Ballymaloe House is simple and elegant.  We have a range of rooms in the main house, some large and airy with beautiful views over the fields as well as cosier rooms at the top of the house in the eaves. Our newer, light filled garden rooms are at the back of the house and look on to the river and oak and horse chestnut trees beyond. We also have charming rooms in a lime washed, rose-covered farm building in the courtyard.

All our accommodation has a calm and relaxing feel. Our beds are comfortable, and fresh flowers are brought in from the garden every day. In summer, sweet peas and old roses, and in the autumn and winter, foliage and branches from the woods. There are paintings and drawings by Irish modern artists such as Pat Scott, Michael Farrell, Louis Le Brocquy and Norah McGuinness throughout the house, as well as examples of Irish studio pottery.

Enjoy afternoon tea in our drawing room by the fire or in the conservatory filled with scented geraniums and winter jasmine looking out onto our gardens and river. Benches are dotted throughout the gardens for you to sit in summer and read or listen to the sounds of the farm. In winter the drawing room is warm and peaceful-the perfect place to relax after a long walk by the sea and look out at the wild Irish sky.

When booking, please select the ‘Personalise your stay’ option for a selection of Ballymaloe wines, hampers and books available or to let us know any special requirements or requests you may have in advance of your stay.

Cots and children’s beds can be provided for smaller guests.

Other services we provide:

  • Tea, Coffee & Biscuits – Available to order to your room anytime.
  • Croquet Lawn
  • Irish Craft, Gift & Kitchen Shop with small Cafe on site
  • Ballymaloe Grainstore: Events facility onsite
  • Farm Walks: 300 acres of woodland paths and farm to explore

Check in from 2pm Checkout out at 12pm

Contact Details

+353 (0)21 4652 531Book Now
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