Ballinacurra House is Ireland’s premier private estate for exclusive hire. It sits near Ireland’s Gourmet Capital, Kinsale, County Cork. The house is set within a walled garden with high stone walls and more than 10 hectares of woodland and lawns. The estate offers guests the private, discreet and exclusive use of a country lodge.
Built in 1791 and renovated from 2000 to 2003, Ballinacurra is a stylishly informal residence. The house comes fully staffed with butler, chef, waitressing and housekeeping staff. The property consists of three buildings, with the space to sleep up to 53 people.
The main house has 14 bedrooms, a Renaissance-style ballroom that can seat 50 people, various living rooms, domestic and commercial kitchens, and the Garden Room which seats 96 people for formal dining. There is also a four-bedroom stone cottage with kitchen and living room, as well as the four-bedroom Coachhouse with kitchenette.
Ballinacurra House is available for use by the day, weekend or week with customised rental packages. The property is perfect for private escapes for simple relaxation, family reunions, team building activities, golf groups, corporate gatherings, product launches, and small stylish weddings.
The house won the prestigious Luxury Travel Reader Awards in 2007 as the Best Exclusive Hire Property, beating Richard Branson's Necker Island. The estate includes an outdoor entertainment patio, pond, small boat jetty, fishing deck, forest pagoda and woodland walks. The house operates all-year round and can be booked for special themed parties or events based around seasonal celebrations.
The owners’ background is a combined 25 years in event management and they are available to help organise events from start to finish.