Ballyfin was built in the 1820’s for Sir Charles Coote. For 100 years this fine Edwardian mansion was in the Coote family and a life of refined leisure was enjoyed by them before the estate was sold to become a school. In May 2011, having spent 8 years undergoing extensive renovations, Ballyfin was opened as a 5 star luxury country house hotel. Stay in this luxurious Irish country house hotel and experience unparalleled surroundings. The lavish Regency style of this historic Irish country house make it quite possibly the grandest of the grand Irish country homes. It is without question the premier private residence in Ireland available for use as a hotel or for exclusive use. Ballyfin is absolutely perfect for the ultimate celebration. All your expectations will be exceeded. A house party here is quite simply a breath taking experience.
Ballyfin is 90 minutes from Dublin. Sitting at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountains in the centre of Ireland, the natural beauty and tranquillity of this part of Ireland provide the perfect setting for such a special house.
Sleeps 30 in 2 suites and 13 bedrooms, all ensuite. State dining room, pub and wine cellar. Lavishly decorated, it is the ideal place to escape the pressures of the modern world.
Discretion and privacy are paramount. The staff at Ballyfin will make your stay extremely special, offering the very best of Irish hospitality. There is an outstanding collection of Irish art in the house, from the mid-17th Century through to today, featuring Irish artists as well as American and continental artists with Irish subject matter. Family portraits showing generations of the Coote family have been reinstalled to look stunning on the grand staircase. The 600 acre estate was landscaped in the mid-eighteenth century inspired by ‘capability Brown’ and features parkland, a lake and ancient woods. There is a wonderful walled garden with delightful garden buildings, follies and grottoes.