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Sleeps - 53
Region - Ireland
Activities Golf · Riding
Facilities Golf course · Snooker / Billiards · Wifi
Features Fully Catered
Ballinacurra is situated just outside the lovely town of Kinsale in Southern Ireland and enjoys it’s own private grounds of 40 acres.
Set within a walled garden with 10 foot high stone walls and with 40 acres of woodland and lawns, this estate is in a unique position to offer its guests “Private, Discreet and Exclusive” use of a country house and grounds.
Built in 1791 and took 3 years to renovate, Ballinacurra is a stylishly informal residence. The completed refurbishment has been sympathetic to the old world charm of the house whilst still combining the ethos of “East meets West meets Cork”. This is a 21st century take on the original Georgian style which highlighted the wonderlust of the Georgians and their passion for mixing antiques with treasured artefacts from abroad. The end result is a passionate interpretation of the best from the four corners of the world, producing an individual and eclectic style.
This style, however, is not new to Ballinacurra. The house has had a colourful history of owners and residents — from an old Cork family dynasty, an English Colonel, retired British Counsel and even as a convent at one stage. So the influences of many of these people and their passion for travel were well demonstrated in the house. None more amply demonstrated than by the wall paintings in the Danford Ballroom which is a Italian Tromp L’oeil executed by John Danford in 1960. He also themed bedrooms to reflect his life in Japan, Africa and England (see History).
There are now 22 individually-themed en-suite rooms – 14 bedrooms in the main house, 4 bedroom traditional stone cottage and 4 bedroom coach house. Facilities include a bar, snug, dining room, ballroom, garden room, news room, sitting room, living room, commercial and domestic kitchens, and massage facilities.
Magnificent south-facing walled gardens feature an outdoor entertainment patio, croquet lawn, playground, helipad, picnic lawn, stream and pond, and leads down to woods and a small boat jetty.
The House can accommodate a maximum of 53 adults sharing in the 3 types of accommodation which is the Main House, Coach House and Cottage Ballinacurra offers its residents an individual private residence but without forfeiting any of the luxuries you expect in a Private Country House.
Kinsale Frequently referred to as Ireland’s Riviera, Kinsale, historically a busy port town, now enjoys a continental ambiance with a choice selection of renowned restaurants, cafes & pubs buzzing with live music, against a background of ancient forts.
This historical town offers many activities including sailing, yachting, fishing, diving, watersports, windsurfing, golf and horseriding. It has plenty of interest for lovers of fine food, hence the sobriquet ‘the gourmet capital of Ireland’.
Kinsale attracts a diverse population from the four corners of the world and is one of the most sought after addresses in Ireland. This popularity is aided by its proximity to Cork city & international airport and its wide range of amenities, tourist attractions and the world renowned Old Head Golf Links.
Set within a walled garden and surrounded by forty acres of woodland and lawns, this elegant country mansion brings back old-world opulence and personal service in a unique and totally private environment.
Bedrooms There are now 22 individually-themed en-suite rooms – 14 bedrooms in the main house, 4 bedroom traditional stone cottage and 4 bedroom coach house. Facilities include a bar, snug, dining room, ballroom, garden room, news room, sitting room, living room, commercial and domestic kitchens, and massage facilities. The House can accommodate a maximum of 53 adults sharing in the 3 types of accommodation which is the Main House, Coach House and Cottage All bedrooms are ensuite with both power showers and baths, shaving points, hair dryers, equipped with Flat Screen TV’s, CD, Telephone and Wifi.
The Bar Reflecting the uniqueness of the Rebel County – Cork. This is a great room which is a real place for guests to relax.
The Snug Somewhere private to retreat to if you want to enjoy a quiet moment or watch your favourite sport on tv.
The Garden Room This room can accomodate up to 120 for dinner and is connected to the ballroom. The use of glass walls and large windows gives this room a fresh and airy feel. Just like an extension of the garden.
The Dining Room and Drawing Room Two rooms combined in a 17th Century Irish twist with a dining table to seat 16 and 17th Century Kilkenny stone fireplace
The Danford Ballroom Enjoy a formal dinner for 40 or cocktail party for 140 or a midsummer night’s revelry combining the south-facing ballroom with sun terrace and bar – Italian style. This makes the perfect place for a party.
The Sitting Room A Gaelic tribute with double log burning fireplace in the centre and Minstrel’s Gallery.
The Kitchen A kitchen large enough to cater for 120 for dinner, where our chef can accomodate your dietary needs.
The Spa Massage Room and Beauty Treatment Salon.
Additional rooms Guests have the use of the golf drying room, laundry and office.
As part of the package of your stay at Ballinacurra, we can organise any size or style of activity. This list is not exhaustive but is meant to give some suggestions as to the type of activities in the vicinity.
Kayaking – either sea or river Sailing – private yacht hire Sailing – beginner or intermediate courses Windsurfing Golf Diving Horse Riding Horse Trekking Deep Sea Fishing Paint Ball Activity Centre All Terrain Vehicles
Tours There are a number of tours available in Kinsale and around the area.
Ghost Tour of Kinsale Walking Historical Tour of Kinsale Wine Museum in Kinsale Gourmet Food Tour around Kinsale Walking Tours around Kinsale Visit to Blarney Castle Visit to Cobh and the Queenstown Museum and Titanic Museum Visit to Middleton Distillery
The historical town of Kinsale offers many activities including sailing, yachting, fishing, diving, watersports, windsurfing, golf – www.oldheadgolflinks.com and horseriding. It has plenty of interest for lovers of fine food, hence the sobriquet ‘the gourmet capital of Ireland’, see – www.kinsale.ie .
World renowned golf at Old Head Golf Links.
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