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Ballinwillin House

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B&B / Farmhouse / Farmshop / Meat & Game

1 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Ballinwillin House
Mitchelstown Co Cork
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Once inside the 80-acre estate, you see deer grazing and the driveway opens up to reveal a substantial 18th century country house and outbuildings – which house the farm shop, and also some unexpectedly modern and luxurious accommodation in a recently converted courtyard.
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Fishing (Fly Fishing nearby)
  • Forest / Woodland with trails nearby
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Gardens (Outstanding)
  • Golf nearby
  • Horse Racing nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Quad Biking nearyby
  • Swimming Pool (Outdoor)
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Breaks - Off Season
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Dogs permitted - all non-food areas
  • Dogs permitted - no charge
  • Dogs permitted - staying in outhouse / kennel
  • Family Friendly
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Open New Year
  • Outdoor Dining Avail. (summer)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Parties
  • Romantic Venue
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Smoking Area

Ballinwillin House

It was the quality of one of their products that led us to Pat and Miriam Mulcahy’s home, Ballinwillin House: delicious, tender Ballinwillin venison features on Martijn Kajuiter’s menu at The Cliff House Hotel in Ardmore (Ireland’s only hotel with a Michelin-starred restaurant) and, on discovering that they also have free range pork, a farm shop and accommodation, this was a place that just had to be visited.


And it is extraordinary. Right on the edge of Mitchelstown, you approach through a suburban cul-de-sac which ends in a security gate – leading into a different world. Once inside the 80-acre estate, you see deer grazing and the driveway opens up to reveal a substantial 18th century country house and outbuildings – which house the farm shop, and also some unexpectedly modern and luxurious accommodation in a recently converted courtyard.


Inside, the accommodation is laid out like a house and guests can book individual rooms for B&B or self-catering (sharing a communal kitchen), or a group can take over the entire unit.


Pat and Miriam also own the Chateau Mulcahy vineyard in Hungary, and another unexpected feature of Ballinwillin is a characterful old stone wine cellar, where they hold tastings and other events. Their claim to offer “a truly unique experience that combines luxurious accommodation, wine and artisan food” is no exaggeration - it is a most unexpected find, especially so close to the centre of a large country town.


Ballinwillin offers a real rural holiday for both adults and families, with farm tours available (safe walking tracks) and guests welcome to ‘roam free with the deer’. Foodies will love the farm shop and the many artisan producers to visit nearby - and should factor in a visit to the Ballyhoura Food Fair, held at Kilmallock on Bank Holiday Mondays in summer.


And Mitchelstown borders on Ballyhoura Country, famed for its beauty, great walking - and The Ballyhoura Mountain Bike Trails (www.ballyhouramtb.com), which is the largest trail network of its kind in Ireland. Offering 96km of linked way marked off road trails, ranging from 6km to over 50km long, the trails are laid out as ‘stacked loops’ with each loop leading onto the next and rejoining it on the way back.


All round, it’s a wonderful area to explore – and Ballinwillin would make a great base.

Rooms 3 (all en-suite, shower only, no smoking; 1 ground floor). B&B €45pps, ss €15 (room only €70). No SC. Residents D €25. Children welcome (under 6s free in parents’ room; cot available free of charge; high chair, baby sitting arranged). Dogs allowed in some areas (stay in outhouse/kennel). Free broadband wifi. NO CREDIT CARDS abbreviations
Last Updated: 03-05-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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Directions

From Firgrove Hotel roundabout, take first exit left, to Mitchelstown; take next left into cul-de-sac before Maxol garage; large white gates at end.

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