Reviewed By: c_mallow
I stayed at Ballinwillin House with my husband and 2 kids for 4 days recently and we loved it – it was our home away from home. Pat and Miriam have a wonderful gift for making people feel comfortable and after a while we really felt that we were staying with friends rather than just renting rooms. The rooms, by the way – two doubles on the top floor of the cottage – were the best we stayed in during our whole trip to Ireland. I can’t recommend Ballinwillin highly enough – especially if you’re tracing family history as Pat and Miriam help out with their local knowledge and contacts and also if you like wine – as Pat is a fine host in his wine cellar!
Reviewed By: mick-jay-irl
I was looking for comfortable accommodation in a relaxing environment for a visit back to Ireland to see an elderly relative and this was just perfect. We wanted two twins (being 4 females) and they suggested that two single beds could be put into the large king rooms. This was perfect and we had a very comfortable stay for 3 nights. Margaret cooked up wonderful breakfasts, the weather was quite kind to us and we were well looked after.
Arrived with no expectation, just booked a place to stay. Left absolutely delighted, and with a sense of having made a find.Rooms are spotless, spacious and very well appointed. The owners welcoming and could be more helpful. The town is a 10 – 15 minute walk, but the property feels like it’s in the country. If you like wine, they have a unique (for Ireland) involvement in the wine industry, a fabulous cellar, and delicious wine (their own wine!). If you’re interested in the provenance of your food, they source their meet from their own farm.
I thought it to be great value too. Couldn’t be more impressed.
Reviewed By : Andrew D:London, United Kingdom
We visited Ballinwillin partly due to the recommendations on this site. We were two couples, us with a 15 month old baby.
We got such a warm welcome and all requests were met with a friendly ‘can do’ attitude. The rooms were clean and smartly furnished in a contemporary style and it was quiet and resting… perfect for the baby to toddle around too.
We had a lovely tour of the farm and as the sign inside the entrance read ‘arrived as strangers and left as friends.’
The food was fantastic too, simple… But what with having put the baby down, really convenient to be able to eat in. Ballinwillin’s venison and wine were superb too.
I would have no reservation in recommending BH to other families or couples.
Ballinwillin House is a most welcoming and relaxed place to stay. We were travelling to West Cork and this was a very good place to break the trip and very easy to find just off the Motorway. The room was very clean and tidy and had plenty of space.. in the morning-All you would expect of a good Irish breakfast and more. Mitchelstown was a quiet and interesting small town with some interesting walks which can be seen on the tourist boards in the main square.
Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
This place is a gem! The hosts Patrick and Miriam are full of interesting ,funny stories and its more like staying with family than at a B&B. The room was lovely, we had full reign of the farm and of the house. Its the best few nights sleep i’d had in ages. The wine’s are lovely and the breakfast was everything you’d want.
I will most definitely be back!
What a gem! My husband and I stayed two nights with Patrick and Miriam, and wished we could have stayed more. The room was large, comfortable, and nicely decorated. The breakfasts are fantastic – almost everything sourced right there on the farm, so fresh. I hear the dinners are even better! Miriam and Patrick are lovely hosts and so interesting to talk to. Hopefully one day we will be back – we have already recommended Ballinwinnin House to ur Irish friends.
Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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