Ballyfin Demesne, Leinster
|Ballyfin, Laois, Leinster, IRELAND.|
Description: Ballyfin DemesneBallyfin Demesne has long been admired as the most lavish Regency mansion in Ireland, and now as a 5 star luxury country house hotel, it offers the very best of Irish hospitality in the most beautiful surroundings imaginable. Set at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland, Ballyfin Demesne is a place of history and romance, of tranquility and great natural beauty. With only fifteen rooms for the 600 acre estate, Ballyfin Demesne is the perfect place for a romantic getaway escape or the ideal venue for a business meeting or special event. With extensive gardens, elegant period reception rooms, gourmet dining, and 5 star services, Ballyfin Demesne provides comfort, discretion and privacy like few other destinations.
Type of rooms: Ballyfin Demesne1 single
8 staterooms (two of the staterooms can also be twin rooms)
All rooms are fitted with: Flat screen, high-definition television, iPod docking station, Radio alarm clock, DVD Player with selection of DVDs available, Wireless internet access(Wi-Fi), Direct dial telephone in the bedroom and bathroom. Double occupancy maximum for each room except for one single room. No extra beds possible.
Additional information: Ballyfin Demesne
Dining: with wholesome home-grown ingredients and star Chefs, eating at ballyfin is a gourmet experience.
All meals, snacks and coffees are included in the room rate and a wide choice of dining options is offered in delightfully elegant surroundings. There are many options including a gourmet picnic, the grandeur of the State Dining Room or the intimacy of the Van Der Hagen Dining Room. Guests dine at individual tables unless a preference is expressed to dine with other guests.
Special Events & Exclusive Use: a very special venue for groups; whether it be for families, incentive trips, weddings, anniversary celebrations, high-level corporate meetings, or a house party gathering of friends. Specialist expertise and catering is offered for occasions where every detail must be perfect and appear effortless. For weddings, reserve for two nights minimum of exclusive use.
State Dining Room:
The magnificent State dining room is the perfect setting for up to 60 guests. The State dining room opens out on to a beautiful terrace overlooking the water cascade and conservatory. After dinner enjoy an evening of classical entertainment in the Saloon or a more informal celebration in Ballyfin bar.
For larger parties of up to 130 guests the Ballroom is a very special venue. Adorned with gilt mirrors, wall light sconces and breathtaking views over Ballyfin lake.
Services Include: unpacking (upon request, the butler can unpack for you and store your suitcase in the luggage room), room minibar stocked with complimentary waters, sodas, juices and gourmet nuts, complimentary laundry service (with dry cleaning available at an additional cost), and personal gym trainers and wellness treatments.
Activities: Most on site activities are complimentary to guests. Explore the library. Try a Ballyfin Picnic, Wine & Whiskey Tasting, Cookery Demonstrations, or a History Tour. Try boating & fishing on the lake, the Chef will gladly prepare your catch for dinner!
Fitness and Treatment Rooms: The gym is fully equipped with the latest cardio vascular machines, audiovisual equipment and free weights. A personal training service is available on request. One of the treatment rooms can bu used for couples. The extensive treatment menue includes facials, massages, body treatments, pedicures and manicures.
Indoor Pool: 14m heated indoor pool, overlooking the courtyard garden, is a beautiful space for invigoration and wellbeing.
For an extra charge, you can experience Horse Riding, Pony & Trap, Clay Pigeon Shooting, and Falconry.
Nearby Hiking, Exploring & Shopping: Guides can be arranged for walks of a couple of hours to a full day with a picnic lunch or a stop in a friendly pub. Enjoy historical houses & gardens such as Birr Castle Demesne, a glorious centre of science and horticulture, Emo Court, eighteenth-century mansion and landscaped gardens, Heywood Gardens, and Kilkenny, Ireland's finest medieval city. Other places of interest include Dublin, tours of the sacred landscapes of county Offaly, National Stud Farm & Japanese Gardens, the Slieve Bloom Mountains, and luxury shopping at Kildare & Newbridge & Brown Thomas in Dublin.
Golf: The K Club (81 kms)
Mount Juliet (78 kms)
The Heritage (30 kms)
Children: Not suitable for children under 12 years old unless the entire house is booked for one group exclusively.
Number of rooms: 15
Official category: 5 stars.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 1820/2011.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: English.Smoking policy: non-smoking.
Credit cards accepted: all major credit cards.
GPS Coordinates: 53° 3' 32.75'' N 7° 25' 51.26'' W
Nearest airport: Dublin - 1.5 hr drive
Rates: Ballyfin Demesne
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|Wellesley Pole Suite||1100||1250||1400||1500||incl.||incl.|
|Sir Christopher Coote Suite||1250||1500||1600||1700||incl.||incl.|
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|Description of seasons|
|High Season: June, July, August.
Medium Season: May and September.
Low Season Midweek (Sun - Thu): March, April, October, November, December.
Low Season Weekend (Fri - Sat): March, April, October, November, December.
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|Booking and cancellation policy|
|Full board is included and rates are per room, per night based on double occupancy (single occupancy in single room).
Rates are inclusive of full Irish breakfast, lunch, tea, coffee, homemade cookies and cake, soft drinks, pre-dinner drinks reception, gourmet dinner, bedroom minibar of soft drinks and snacks, laundry & pressing service, use of most on-site recreational facilities (equipment supplied), Wifi, gratuity and VAT (tax).
Our bedroom check-in time is 4pm. We will do our utmost to have your room ready earlier, however if we have a full house the evening before this may not be possible. You are welcome to arrive earlier in the day and enjoy all Ballyfin has to offer. On your day of departure, we kindly request that you vacate your room no later than 12 noon and the Demesne by 3pm.
Minimum Stay: Holidays such as Easter and Christmas may require a minimum stay.
Departure prior to scheduled check-out date: all nights as originally booked are charged.
DEPOSIT REQUIRED: A 25% booking deposit is required of the booking arrangement. This may be paid by credit card or by bank transfer, bank details are available on request. Due to our intimate size any cancellations affect us significantly. Consequently, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. The 25% deposit is refundable for cancellations received more than 21 days in advance of arrival. 25% deposit is non-refundable for cancellations received within 20 to 15 days of arrival. Cancellations received within 14 days of arrival will be charged 100% of the booking arrangement. The same cancellation policy will also be applied in case the stay will be shortened. We recommend the purchase of Travel Insurance.
All costs, prices, and policies, including exchange rates, package deals, and cancellation policy may change and should be confirmed with the hotel upon booking.