Long admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, and after eight years of restoration, Ballyfin re-opened in May 2011 as a 5 star country house hotel like no other, offering the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. Simply sit back and relax with a book, dress up in our period costumes or partake in the many Estate activities, the choice is yours.
As the seasons change, Ballyfin comes alive with vivid colors. Appreciate the beauty of the nature in the garden and in the park. Hiking, cycling, fishing, archery or skeet shooting, Ballyfin offers guests a multitude of activities in an exceptional setting.
At Ballyfin, stone walls enclose 614 acres of parkland, a lake, ancient woods, delightful garden buildings, follies and grottoes. It is among the finest examples in Ireland of the natural style of gardening inspired by ‘Capability’ Brown. Our two walled gardens amount to 8 acres, growing our own flowers, and vegetables and herbs for the kitchen; guests can even collect their own breakfast eggs from our hens.
All of the rooms in Ballyfin House are beautifully appointed, yet individually designed to mirror the unique style of the original house, no two rooms are the same, with wonderful views out over the lake, the water features or the vast lawns. Our marble bathrooms are equipped to the highest standard with walk in shower, bath, double basin and luxurious toiletries.