A lavish Regency mansion


Facilities & services

  • 20 rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Indoor pool
  • Gym


  • Fishing and boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking trails
  • Croquet
  • Archery

A place of history, romance, tranquillity and beauty, Ballyfin is one of the most lavish Regency mansions in Ireland. Having fallen into disrepair over the years, the country house underwent almost a decade of painstaking restoration and refurbishment.

Standing proudly on a 614-acre estate at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, the luxury hotel boasts just 20 rooms and offers guests the best in Irish hospitality. Carefully chosen paint finished, wallpapers and fabrics have brought new life to the rooms, and around the hotel, you’ll discover a collection of Irish art and antiques from around the world. Fine Irish mahogany, French chandeliers and Thomas Chippendale mirrors complete the opulent picture.

When it comes to dining, the kitchen team uses the freshest local produce to create delicious meals. The Ballyfin hens provide fresh eggs daily, honey is produced on the estate, the finest Irish meats are sourced from across the country, and fish is caught off the south coast. The hotel’s gardens supply an abundance of fruit, vegetables, herbs and salads year round. Meals can be taken in the State Dining Room and the Van Der Hagen Room, or elsewhere upon prior arrangement.

There are a variety of activities which allow guests to make the most of all the estate has to offer. Head out onto the lake for some fishing or sailing, try your hand at archery or clay pigeon shooting, or simply explore the walking and mountain biking trails.

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