Romantic Ireland: Escape to Ireland's Grandest Country House

  • Add an extra night of accommodation +
    £1,062.5
  • Return chauffeured transport from Dublin airport +
    £200

Romantic Ireland: Escape to Ireland's Grandest Country House

County Laois, Ireland

£2,465
  • Add an extra night of accommodation +
    £1,062.5
  • Return chauffeured transport from Dublin airport +
    £200

“One of Ireland's premier neoclassical houses. ” CN Traveller

Why we love it

Featuring in International Traveller Magazine's ‘100 Best Hotels and Resorts’ and deemed “Ireland’s grandest hotel”, Ballyfin is a destination of history and romance. Escape for two nights to a region of tranquillity and great natural beauty, at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains.

What's Included?

  • Two night stay for two people in the lavish Wellesley-Pole Suite at Ballyfin
  • Gourmet dinner on both nights in the State dining room
  • Breakfast and lunch on both days
  • Full use of the leisure facilities, including swimming pool
  • Welcome tour of Ballyfin, including the hotel's collection of art and porcelain

Description

Branded "certainly Ireland's grandest hotel" and listed amongst the "100 Best Hotels and Resorts" by International Traveller Magazine, Ballyfin is a destination of history and romance, the perfect setting for this Ireland romantic country break.

Ballyfin is the most regal estate in Ireland boasting 600 acres of stunning parkland and enchanting woodland open to discover. With delightful follies, grottoes and garden structures, Ireland’s most opulent estate has its 5-star hotel at its heart.

Built in 1822, the former home of British Baronet Sir Charles Coote, Ballyfin is fabled for its man-made masterpieces, including the medieval-style folly and Edwardian rock garden. Following an eight-year restoration, Ballyfin finally reopened its majestic doors in May 2011 and due to its natural surroundings and wonderful features, it has been attracting guests of leisure and outdoor activity alike.

The hotel itself contains only 15 rooms, providing discretion and privacy like few other destinations. Your room for two nights on this Ireland romantic country break, the magnificent Wellesley-Pole suite, is one of Ballyfin's most striking and luxurious; spanning a large bedroom and elegantly appointed sitting room. Situated in the centre of the garden front, the views lead out into the sheltered slopes of the Pleasure Grounds, looking directly towards the sensational Cascade.

Winner of Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2013 at Andrew Harper’s Grand Awards, the historic State dining room will host your dinner for both evenings of your stay, preceded by a drinks reception in the 80 foot long, grand library. Ballyfin’s menu is decorated with an abundance of hand-reared and conscientiously sourced ingredients, always following their strict mantra; ‘local, natural and seasonal’. The beef is Irish Black Dexter from Co. Offaly, the lamb reared from the Comeragh Mountain and the fish from Castletownbere, renowned as perhaps the freshest seafood available in Ireland.

Lunch is also included on both days, with breakfast on both mornings. As well as all meals your stay also comes inclusive of tea, coffee and homemade cookies, a pressing and laundry service, Wi-Fi, and use of most on-site recreational facilities. This includes the hotel's extensive leisure facilities, ranging from a 14m heated indoor pool overlooking the courtyard garden, to a fully equipped gymnasium.

Description

Branded "certainly Ireland's grandest hotel" and listed amongst the "100 Best Hotels and Resorts" by International Traveller Magazine, Ballyfin is a destination of history and romance, the perfect setting for this Ireland romantic country break.

Ballyfin is the most regal estate in Ireland boasting 600 acres of stunning parkland and enchanting woodland open to discover. With delightful follies, grottoes and garden structures, Ireland’s most opulent estate has its 5-star hotel at its heart.

Built in 1822, the former home of British Baronet Sir Charles Coote, Ballyfin is fabled for its man-made masterpieces, including the medieval-style folly and Edwardian rock garden. Following an eight-year restoration, Ballyfin finally reopened its majestic doors in May 2011 and due to its natural surroundings and wonderful features, it has been attracting guests of leisure and outdoor activity alike.

The hotel itself contains only 15 rooms, providing discretion and privacy like few other destinations. Your room for two nights on this Ireland romantic country break, the magnificent Wellesley-Pole suite, is one of Ballyfin's most striking and luxurious; spanning a large bedroom and elegantly appointed sitting room. Situated in the centre of the garden front, the views lead out into the sheltered slopes of the Pleasure Grounds, looking directly towards the sensational Cascade.

Winner of Hotel Restaurant of the Year 2013 at Andrew Harper’s Grand Awards, the historic State dining room will host your dinner for both evenings of your stay, preceded by a drinks reception in the 80 foot long, grand library. Ballyfin’s menu is decorated with an abundance of hand-reared and conscientiously sourced ingredients, always following their strict mantra; ‘local, natural and seasonal’. The beef is Irish Black Dexter from Co. Offaly, the lamb reared from the Comeragh Mountain and the fish from Castletownbere, renowned as perhaps the freshest seafood available in Ireland.

Lunch is also included on both days, with breakfast on both mornings. As well as all meals your stay also comes inclusive of tea, coffee and homemade cookies, a pressing and laundry service, Wi-Fi, and use of most on-site recreational facilities. This includes the hotel's extensive leisure facilities, ranging from a 14m heated indoor pool overlooking the courtyard garden, to a fully equipped gymnasium.

We also recommend

  • Enjoy a leisurely boat trip on Ballyfin’s 28 acre lake
  • Discover the library at Ballyfin, home to a vintage collection of books and rare 1st editions
  • Become a connoisseur with a Whisky Tasting at Ballyfin

Additional Information

This experience is valid for booking within 6 months from the date of issue.

Includes a two night stay for two people, with dinner, lunch and breakfast on both days. Full use of the leisure facilities are included. Drinks (e.g. wine) are not included with dinner. Any other additional products or services not listed can simply be paid for on-site.

Spa treatments and outdoor activities are not included in the price. These can be pre-booked with advance notice.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee your desired dates.

We also recommend

  • Enjoy a leisurely boat trip on Ballyfin’s 28 acre lake
  • Discover the library at Ballyfin, home to a vintage collection of books and rare 1st editions
  • Become a connoisseur with a Whisky Tasting at Ballyfin

Additional Information

This experience is valid for booking within 6 months from the date of issue.

Includes a two night stay for two people, with dinner, lunch and breakfast on both days. Full use of the leisure facilities are included. Drinks (e.g. wine) are not included with dinner. Any other additional products or services not listed can simply be paid for on-site.

Spa treatments and outdoor activities are not included in the price. These can be pre-booked with advance notice.

All bookings are subject to availability. We recommend booking at least 6 weeks in advance to guarantee your desired dates.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Ballyfin Demense, Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland

Ballyfin Demense, Ballyfin, County Laois, Ireland

Romantic Ireland: Escape to Ireland's Grandest Country House

  • Add an extra night of accommodation +
    £1,062.5
  • Return chauffeured transport from Dublin airport +
    £200

Reviews

  • What An Incredible Hotel

    If only I could go back and time and do this all again, WOW! If you are looking for a luxury weekend break with your significant other then look no further, this place is amazing, looks beautiful and is also quiet, romantic and has stunning views.

    The Romantic Emerald Isle

    Just came back from this trip with my wife, and it was really something special. The food was incredible, the facilities were all excellent, the room was nothing short of fantastic and the location just speaks for itself, remote, tranquil and idyllic. Would recommend this for anybody looking for a 5-star romantic break with a difference!

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