Location: South East
Availability: All year around
Accommodates: 16 guests +
Ref No: C190
This beautiful Georgian house stands amid parkland and woodland in its own 800-acre estate on the banks of the River Blackwater at the Cork/Waterford border. It is 45 minutes drive from Cork airport. Elegant interiors offer four-poster beds, log fires, an indoor pool and beautiful reception rooms. A further six cottages are located on the estate and are within easy reach of the main house, so that a total of 54 guests can stay on the estate at any one time.
The estate offers one of Ireland’s most stunning wedding locations, providing a uniquely beautiful and private setting (exclusive access, CCTV and sophisticated security system).
The consecrated ground of Molana Abbey, situated on the estate, is ideal for couples wishing to make or renew their vows. The Georgian house caters for up to 80, or alternatively, a marquee of any size can be assembled on the Blackwater Lawn.
8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
Main Floor: Dining room seating up to 25. Drawing room looking on to the river. Library. Informal sitting room. Large kitchen. Guest cloakroom.
Lower ground floor: Apartment with small kitchen, sitting room and two bedrooms, each with standard double beds and two bathrooms. Snooker room. Indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and fitness room. Pool opens on to the ‘Fragrance Garden’. Laundry room.
First floor: Six luxury bedrooms, (4 ensuite); Steam room and massage room.
The ‘Love Nest’, Boat house garden flat and Garden Cottage each has one bedroom.
The 'Wood Cottage' provides an additional three bedrooms and the Garden apartment and the groom's apartment has one bedroom.
Cork Airport, 55 km (34 miles)
Shannon Airport, 174 km (108 miles)
Waterford, 76 km (47 miles)
Dublin, 242 km (150 miles)
Amenities in the area:
Diverse range of wildlife on the estate including otters, red squirrels, and many rare bird species. Shooting, deer-stalking, riding and canoeing, motor launch and helicopter landing facilities are available at additional cost. The Kitchen Garden, designed by Patrick Bowe in 2000 is on the site of a small brew yard. It is managed organically and provides fresh fruit, vegetables and cut-flowers to the house throughout the year. A ‘parterre de broderie’ has been planted in Box surrounded by an informal planting comprising of fragrant flowering plants. The Fragrant Garden was designed by Richard Taylor of Talylor-Tripp Associates, Hampshire in 2008.
Youghal Golf Club is 3.5 miles (6.5 km) away. The world famous Ballymaloe House Restaurant and Ballymaloe Cookery School and Gardens are within a 40 minute drive.
Prices may change depending on level of service required, number of guests and time of year when you are traveling. For your convenience the following rates are guide-lines only.