With just 15 bedrooms, Ballyfin has all the flavour of a grand private house with all the services of an international five star hotel. Step outdoors to enjoy 600 acres of private parkland, a 28 acre lake, ancient woods, follies and grottoes.
Dining is a delight, with many of the fruit and vegetables grown in the walled garden, all the breads and pastries are baked daily in house and a sumptuous tasting menu is served nightly in the state dining room.
Activities include archery, boating, horse riding, pony and trap, coarse fishing, hiking in the nearby Slieve Bloom mountains, biking in the Demesne and clay pigeon shooting. Inside guests can partake in wine and whiskey tastings, art and history tours of the house and cookery lessons. The hotel also features two beauty treatment rooms, a gym and indoor pool.
For more information: www.ballyfinhouse.com