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Ballyfin Demesne.

Hotel and restaurant in a park. Ireland,Ballyfin

Unique in the world: The observation by an aristocratic 18th century visitor is still there today.

Damien Bastiat, Maître de Maison, presents the property:

“Yesterday, I saw a most delightful place indeed, much beyond any place I have seen in Ireland – Ballyfin”. The observation by an aristocratic 18th century visitor is still there today. The 600 acre demesne is a place of tranquillity and great natural beauty. Created and refined over the past 400 years with its woodlands, lake, water features, grottos, follies and walled gardens, it provides an idyllic private world for guests to explore and enjoy a range of activities. At its centre is the late Georgian House which has been carefully and thoroughly restored to provide an exceptional level of comfort and luxury combined with all the facilities to be expected in a grand hotel.


Disabled access

Car park

Wifi hot spot

Children welcome from 9 years

Valet parking / Car park

Lift / Elevator

High-speed Internet access

Sports & Leisure

On site

Swimming pool (Indoor)

Mountain biking




Tennis on site




Clay pigeon shooting


Horse riding

Gaelic games

Bird watching

Air rifle shooting

In the vicinity


Heywood Gardens


Kilkenny City

Visit to Heritage towns and Georgian Tours Beautiful Gardens - Birr Castle Demesne


Ballyfin Demesne,
Relais & Châteaux Member since 2012
Ballyfin (County Laois)


Tel.: + 353 578755866

Fax: + 353 578755883

Owner: Fred Krehbiel
Maître de Maison: Damien Bastiat
Chef: Michael Tweedie

How to get there?

Follow the signs for the M50 motorway heading southbound. Leave the Motorway at Junction 9 signposted Waterford, Limerick, Cork. This motorway will automatically turn to M7. Continue southbound on the M7 Motorway and leave the Motorway at Junction 18 signposted Mountrath. Follow the R445 road to Mountrath. On entering Mountrath turn right at the traffic lights signposted Mountmellick and continue along this road (R423). After 6 kms you will reach the exit gate of Ballyfin on the left.

Dublin (Intl) 110 km

Train station
Portlaoise 8 km

Ballyfin Demesne

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Central reservation office (United States)

1 800 735 2478

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Annual closing :

From January 5th to February 12th.
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