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Ballyknocken House & Cookery School

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Cookery School / Farmhouse

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Ballyknocken House & Cookery School
Gleanealy, Ashford Co Wicklow
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Perfectly placed for walking holidays in the Wicklow Hills, playing golf, or simply for touring the area, Catherine Fulvio’s charming Victorian farmhouse provides comfort, cosiness, home-cooked food and hospitality
  • Cookery Classes
  • Croquet
  • Fishing (coarse nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Tennis
  • Walking (established walks)
  • Walking - Hillwalking (recommended routes or guides available)
  • Wine Courses
  • Breaks - Short
  • Breaks - Special Interest
  • Children's Baby Sitting Arranged
  • Family Friendly
  • Heli-Pad
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • Meeting Rooms
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Self Catering Also Avail
  • Wedding Venue

Ballyknocken House & Cookery School

Perfectly placed for walking holidays in the Wicklow Hills, playing golf, or simply for touring the area, Catherine Fulvio’s charming Victorian farmhouse provides comfort, cosiness, home-cooked food and hospitality. The farm has been in the Byrne family for three generations and they have welcomed guests for over thirty years - Catherine took over in 1999, and she has since refurbished the house throughout in old country style.

A gently Victorian theme prevails: the charming bedrooms (all renovated in 2008) have antique furniture and very good beds - and pretty bathrooms, five of which have Victorian baths. The dining room, parlour and sitting room are in a similar style and her energetic quest for perfection also extends to the garden, where new fruit tree, roses and herbs were planted, and her cookery school - which is in a renovated milking parlour in the grounds.

Catherine cooks four course dinners for guests, based on local produce, including vegetables and herbs from the Ballyknocken farm (with wine list, including some specially imported wines).

The cooking style is modern Irish. All this, plus extensive breakfasts and great picnics - and a relaxing atmosphere ensure guests keep coming back for more. Short breaks are offered, also self-catering accommodation; details on these, and Ballyknocken Cookery School which offers a selection of day, weekend and resedential courses, on application.

*Ballyknocken was our Farmhouse of the Year in 2004.

Rooms 7 (all en-suite, 1 shower only, 1 family room, all no smoking). B&B from €55 pps, single €69-75. Residents D Tue & Thu-Sat, at 7.30. Set 4-course D €45; Lighter suppers also served midweek; houses wines €22.50. No D on Sun, Mon or Wed. Closed Mid Dec & Jan. MasterCard, Visa, Laser. abbreviations
Last Updated: 03-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell


From Dublin turn right after Tougher Oil Petrol Station in Ashford. Continue for 5.5km.House on right.

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