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Discover the authenticity of the Irish cuisine by the hand of chef Catherine Fulvio, who since 2000 has been working hard on reintroducing things to the way they used to be and Ballyknocken is now home to six happy hens, a vegetable garden, an extensive herb garden and a soft fruit garden. All these features will give you a fresh and fun approach to cooking with an emphasis on hands-on, to then relax in the tranquility of Ballyknocken.
Ballyknocken house in Wicklow is a romantic 19th century Victorian farmhouse. Ballyknocken house offers bed and breakfast accommodation and there are 7 charming bedrooms, some with Victorian roll top baths. The romance and charm of Ballyknocken house is reflected in the dcor of our accommodation. Our love of good food led to the opening of the award winning Ballyknocken cookery school seven years ago and guests often book in for mornings cookery.
The peace and tranquility at Ballyknocken, our care and attention, homely log fires, gardens, wonderful walks and award winning breakfasts make us a popular choice for a holiday or a short break. Whatever your choice you will find a log fire, freshly brewed coffee and a warm welcome awaits you here at Ballyknocken.
This retreat will take place in Glenealy village in Ireland.
Ballyknocken is known for its superb food and prides itself on using the finest and freshest local produce. For this retreat coffee and tea plus homemade cake at your arrival is included. As well complimentary pre-dinner sherry and a 4-course set dinner produced with the best of Ballyknocken herbs, soft fruits and local ingredient in comprised on day 1, and, on day 2 enjoy an award winning Irish breakfast plus lunch after cooking class.
The award winning breakfast menu offers a large selection of delicious options including compote of fresh garden fruits, drop scones, jams and chutneys, all of which are homemade and breads that are freshly baked daily. Dinner is prepared using wholesome modern Irish food using local produce from Ballyknocken farm and is available with advanced reservation. The wine list also offers an interesting selection to complement your meal.
Ballyknocken guesthouse is ideally located within easy driving of some of the countrys leading championship golf courses, such as druids glen (home of the Irish open 1996-99). The superior links course, European club; the splendid woodland course of wooden bridge; the course with the views, Wicklow town, to name a few.
Golf, walking, horse riding and sea or river fishing are just some of the holiday activities on offer in the area around Ballyknocken. Explore the many gardens of Wicklow, visit the historic and scenic 6th century monastic settlement of Glendalough, one of Irelands most beautiful visitor destinations and only a 20 minute drive from Ballyknocken or enjoy a Ballyknocken picnic on Brittas bay with its 5 miles of golden coastline, ideal for swimming.
Bottle of house wine: enjoy a bottle of house wine in your room on arrival please select red or white in special requests box on last page of booking. (22.95 EUR).
Bottle of Prosecco: enjoy a bottle of chilled Prosecco in your room on arrival. (28.95 EUR).
Bubbly breakfast: enjoy a Bubbly Breakfast in bed on one morning of your choice. (14.50 EUR).
Flowers: bouquet of fresh seasonal flowers in your room on arrival. (48 EUR).
Picnic for 2: enjoy a delicious Ballyknocken picnic for two people. Perfect to enjoy while exploring Carrick Forest or the stunning Wicklow countryside. Charged per person, minimum 2 people (32 EUR).
Please confirm prices and availability with the organizer before making a reservation.
County Wicklow, known as the garden of Ireland offers spectacular scenery with its rolling hills, deep valleys, lakes, domed granite mountains and a coastline of picturesque bays. Ballyknocken guesthouse is situated just south of Dublin in the Wicklow mountains which form a huge granite range over 80km long peaking at Lugnaquilla (927meters). Ballyknocken house is the ideal base for walking and hiking holidays in Ireland and boasts Irelands famous hill-walking route, the Wicklow way, close-by making it the perfect choice. We are happy to provide Wicklow walks maps, conveniently packaged in plastic, as well as an assortment of outerwear, boots and brollies available in the front porch. If you prefer a gentler walk try the devil's glen sculpture walk which is also close by and provides wonderful leisurely strolls and vistas.