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The accommodation at Ballymaloe is simple and elegant. We have a range of rooms in the main house -some large and airy with beautiful views over the fields as well as cosier rooms at the top of the house in the eaves. Our newer, light filled garden rooms are at the back of the house and look on to the river and oak and horse chestnut trees beyond. We also have charming rooms in a lime washed, rose covered, farm building in the courtyard.
All our accommodation has a calm and relaxing feel. Our beds are comfortable and fresh flowers are brought in from the garden everyday-in summer sweet peas and old roses and in the autumn and winter foliage and branches from the woods. There are paintings and drawings by Irish modern artists such as Pat Scott, Michael Farrell, Louis Le Brocquy and Norah McGuinness throughout the house as well as examples of Irish studio pottery.
You can have afternoon tea in our drawing room by the fire or in the conservatory filled with scented geraniums and winter jasmine which looks on to the gardens and river. There are benches dotted through out the gardens where you can sit in summer and read or listen to the sounds of the farm. In winter the drawing room is warm and peaceful-the perfect place to relax after a long walk by the sea and look out at the wild Irish sky.
Cots and children's beds can be provided for smaller guests.