Ballinterry House Accommodation
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Michael Garvey & Ann O’Sullivan invite you to their charming Queen Anne house situated on the Rathcormac to Castlelyons Road (R628) with views of the beautiful Galtee & Knockmealdown Mountains. After a major restoration/renovation project this beautiful and historic house has recently been completed and we are now welcoming guests to stay at our exclusive country house – supper available on request.
Ballinterry House built in the 1600’s on the site of an Anglo-Norman Castle and later a Fortified House, is one of the ‘oldest continuously inhabited houses in Ireland’. Situated in the lovely Bride Valley the house has had a colourful history from its earliest associations with the Anglo-Norman Terry’s and the Earl of Barrymore through its ecclesiastical links to the Anglican Church and the notorious Rev William Ryder who
was responsible for the Gortroe massacre in 1834. It is reputed that the famous philosopher George Berkley was a visitor to Ballinterry House when it was occupied by Reverand Ross (Rector of Gortroe Parish) in the 1700’s when he was Bishop of Cloyne.
The house is set in some five acres of land some two acres of which are woodland – home to badgers, foxes and many types of birds. At the house we offer three luxurious ensuite bedrooms and fabulous breakfasts including home-cooked delights such as potato cakes with crème fraiche & smoked salmon, pancakes with maple syrup, and of course the famous ‘full Irish’ ! All our produce is fresh and sourced locally. Guests are invited to relax in our drawing room with its open fire and huge selection of books and indoor games. Alternatively take afternoon tea or an aperitif on the terrace soaking up the tranquil surrounds.
Ballinterry is perfectly located for those wishing to explore the beautiful Blackwater Valley and beyond. We are some 30 minutes from Cork Airport and the Cork/Swansea Ferry Terminal. Rosslare is approximately a two hour drive and Dublin City two and a half hours.