Ballinacurra, Kinsale, Co. Cork, P17 YF76
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT?
Then you’ve found it. Ballinacurra House is a luxury Estate and the perfect place for a family group, celebration, wedding, corporate event, golf group, retreat or private house party. We are not a hotel, guesthouse or B&B!
Whether your taste is for classic elegance, vintage chic or quirky decadence, the Estate makes a spectacular setting for any event. And whether you stay for an evening, the weekend or a week, you and your guests will be welcomed and truly made to feel at home by our amazing and discreet staff.
“The house is WOW and that includes everything and person about it! It really was a great weekend,
one we will always treasure” Robert and Carol, Cork
In these frenetic times “Privacy is a Priceless Commodity”. But set within a walled garden with 10 foot-high stone walls, security gates and 40 acres of woodland and lawns, this elegant country mansion brings back old-world opulence and personal service in a unique and totally private environment.
Our Estate offers all of the luxuries you would expect in any five-star setting, but we do not have the downsides of a hotel or guesthouse – sharing with people you do not know. And one of our key benefits is that we are on the doorstep of one of Ireland’s premier tourist towns – Kinsale. It is renowned for its stunning harbour, famous forts and architectural gems, nestled between hills and shoreline, with a maze of narrow streets reflecting its historic history. As well as this stunning photogenic backdrop, there are 65 bars and restaurants, art galleries, coffee shops galore.
Location is key … we are 5 minutes from Kinsale … 20 minutes from Cork International Airport (including its private jet facility) … 30 minutes from the centre of Cork, Ireland’s second city … and 20 minutes from the spectacular Old Head Golf Course. And with a mild climate on the West Cork gulfstream and start of the Wild Atlantic Way, there are a host of world class facilities and amenities to keep everybody entertained.
”Well, you have to see this place in person to believe it. This is not your typical restored Georgian mansion. It’s a light-hearted interpretation of the old theme, designed for good times…” Jeanne Mills, Great Trips Unlimited, Mexico.
Whether it’s for a holiday or some type of event … we’ve got you covered. The Owners’ 30 years of experience in event management is one of the reasons that Ballinacurra House is known as Ireland’s Premier Events House with a guarantee of privacy, discretion and style. And is the ideal venue for corporate retreats, client hosting, birthday parties, team-building events, golf groups, family reunions, private parties, friend gatherings and … weddings with a difference.
Explore the Property
Ballinacurra House … Your Home Away from Home!
Ballinacurra House is a special country retreat with exceptional levels of comfort and service but in a homely environment. The Manor House is an elegant Georgian Mansion built c.1770. There are 3 buildings set within 40 acres of riverfront grounds which provides a total of 22 ensuite bedrooms spread across:
The Manor House – 14 ensuite bedrooms and a whole range of living and entertainment spaces both indoor and out
The Stone Cottage – A standalone home on the estate with 4 ensuite bedrooms and spectacular open-plan kitchen/dining/living room in its own private garden
The Coach House – An original stone rustic house with 4 ensuite bedrooms and kitchenette and private outdoor dining space.
The renaissance style Ballroom in the Manor House seats around 50 people for stylish sit-down dining or up to 130 people in the Garden Room.
The beautiful south-facing aspect includes an outdoor dining patio, outdoor wood-fired pizza oven and a shed with our ‘Cuban Cocktail Bar’. So it can be used for alfresco dining only limited by your imagination– barbecues, buffets, garden parties or picnics.
Magnificent south-facing walled gardens feature a croquet lawn, playground, helipad, picnic lawn, stream and pond, and leads down to woods and a boat jetty on the Bandon River estuary where you can go swimming, kayaking or fishing.
Normally only ever rented in its entirety as a ‘Private Estate’ which is fully staffed and fully catered, there are also options to rent the buildings separately and the various groups then share its expansive grounds.
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For more information about your booking options we have included detailed pdfs:
Weddings with a Difference
WHAT WE DO: “Stylish Weddings with a Difference – and all in the Privacy of your Own Country Estate”
WHAT WE DON’T DO: “If you are looking for a traditional ‘Beef or Salmon’ wedding in a large hotel ballroom, then we are not for you” Make your dreams come true and enter a world of elegance by holding your wedding of a lifetime at our unique wedding venue. With our creative hands-on approach and event management background, we will make your luxury destination wedding an unforgettable experience
If it’s the biggest day of your life — it should be unique and reflect a personal style.
If you would like to have a walk around the property in advance of an appointment – see this Virtual Tour.
Privacy is the Ultimate Luxury and a stay at Ballinacurra House guarantees something different!