Ballyrafter House Hotel overlooks Lismore Castle, the Blackwater River and the Irish Heritage Town of Lismore. The wooded demesne snuggles into the foothills of the Knockmealdown Mountains. The famous Vee drive is just 10Km.
The Duke of Devonshire was the richest man in England when he built Ballyrafter House in the early 1800's. This fine country residence was occupied by the estate manager and is a testament to the gracious lifestyle of the period.
The Spacious Rooms feature fourteen foot ceilings, ornate moulding, luxurious fireplaces, polished mahogany, and plush carpets. Large windows overlook the acres of lawned gardens and tall trees, planted when the house was built.
Though elegant, Ballyrafter House offers, in the words of one writer, unpretentious comforts. The place does not feel stuffy, but warm and welcoming. The sun room/conservatory and lounge contribute to this feeling of peaceful relaxation. So does the excellent Restaurant featuring locally sourced produce.
Breakfast is included with all bookings. We do NOT provide a Dinner Bed & Breakfast Rate as The Bistro Style Dishes are priced individually (Minimum Two Courses).
Yours hosts, Joe and Noreen Willoughby, are happy to share their local knowledge, love of cooking and their sunny home with first time or repeat visitors.
All well-appointed guest rooms are ensuite and furnished with Georgian style furnishing, giving a homely Country House Comfort.
The hotel features a full bar, restaurant, dining room seating up to 30 people, banqueting suite catering for up to 80 people, resident's lounge, reading room, conservatory and gardens.
Fishing guests are well looked after at The House to guide them to The Blackwater River, which is a big, fast-flowing river particularly suited to fly fishing. Guided Days or Tuition is arranged on a daily or weekly basis. Rod Hire Etc. all provided when fishing on whichever of three Fisheries.
A tree lined avenue welcomes you to this period house and tranquil setting.
' The Ballyrafter House, So Easy To Enjoy, So Hard To Forget''.