2009 Award Winners COUNTRY HOUSE OF THE YEAR 2009

Ballyvolane House

A gracious mansion surrounded by its own farmland, magnificent wooded grounds, a trout lake and formal terraced gardens… the Green family’s home, Ballyvolane House, is the quintessential Irish country house, and has welcomed guests since 1983.

Elegantly furnished and extremely comfortable, it has big log fires, roomy bedrooms furnished with family antiques, superb walled kitchen gardens and private salmon fishing on the great River Blackwater… delicious food is a high point, of course – home- and locally-produced foods are served in style at separate tables or around a long mahogany table, depending on the occasion, with roast rib of Lismore butcher McGrath’s Hereford beef a speciality, served classically with béarnaise sauce.

And then there’s the exceptional hospitality of the Green family - Justin and Jenny Green and Justin’s father, Jeremy - which, above all, keeps people coming back to this wonderful place.

Ballyvolane House - Fermoy County Cork
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Ballyvolane House

Fermoy, Co. Cork
Country House
A selection of establishments outside the standard categories that should enhance the discerning travellers experience of Ireland Has Good Hotel Guide Url 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 Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
The Green family’s gracious mansion is surrounded by its own farmland, magnificent wooded grounds, a trout lake and formal terraced gardens - garden lovers will find a stay here especially rewarding. The Italianate style of the present house - i ...

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