Ballinkeele House in Enniscorthy Co. Wexford Ireland
Ballinkeele House Enniscorthy Co. Wexford Ireland Bed and Breakfast B&B Historic Country Places To Stay Lodgings Accommodations
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Hosts: John & Margaret Maher

Guestrooms: 5

Address: Ballinkeele House, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, Ireland

Telephone: +353 53 9138105

Fax: +353 53 9138468

Activities/Attractions: Ballinkeele is an ideally placed Wexford bed and breakfast in the heart of Ireland's "Sunny South East". The house is the perfect location for exploring this intriguing county, with a wide range of historic and archaeological sites, beautiful gardens and many fine sandy beaches all nearby.

There are a grand total of six golf courses within one hour’s drive and riding stables just 30 minutes away and Ballinkeele is ideally placed for touring, with Kilkenny, Waterford, the Wicklow Mountains and Dublin all within easy reach.

After one of John and Margaret’s wholesome Irish breakfasts, guests are set up for a day of exploration, activity of choice, be it fishing, golf, riding, walking or cycling. For guests that prefer to stay and relax in Ballinkeele’s elegant surroundings, they can stroll through the grounds, play croquet on the lawn or head indoors for a game of cards and chess or simply put their feet up and relax.


"We had a fabulous time. The owners John and Margaret could not have been more welcoming and helped make our stay extra special."

"It's hard to imagine anyone not coming away both impressed and refreshed by this gracious 19th century country house, painstakingly restored by the Maher family. From the roaring fires in the big sitting room to the pretty gardens and a master suite that surely rivals the Lincoln bedroom in the White House, this is country living at its finest."

"Ballinkeele is quite lovely and the grounds most impressive. More importantly, the House is more than aptly hosted by John and Margaret Maher."

"This beautiful country manor home was one of the highlights of our 3 weeks in Ireland. John and Margaret Maher were lovely, attentive hosts."

"This is a delightful country home away from home. Here one is allowed to experience a spectacular house, coming and going as one pleases, whilst at the same time feeling very well cared for!"

"We enjoyed every minute of it. We found peace and quiet and a very relaxing atmosphere. The house itself is lovely, imposing without being overwhelming, and with a lovely lived in and cared for feel entirely absent from most sanitised luxury hotels. John and Margaret deserve a deal of praise for maintaining this property in a manner which has made it very comfortable without losing its character."


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General Information: Welcome to Ballinkeele ... a historic country house and a private family home, offering luxury bed & breakfast accommodation in Wexford, Ireland. Ballinkeele, unlike any hotel or guesthouse, is a welcoming family home where the combination of home cooked food, stunning location, grand country house accommodation and warm hospitality make for an unforgettable experience.

Bordering the rural Wexford village of Ballymurn, Ballinkeele is magically situated on a secluded private estate far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The present house, a magnificent Victorian Italianate mansion was built in 1840 by the Maher family who have been farming the Ballinkeele lands since 1808. The current owners John & Margaret Maher have worked hard to enhance the period glamour with sympathetic interior decoration and an abundance of beautiful antiques.

  • Ballinkeele offers luxury country house accommodation with a difference
  • The interior of the house has retained it’s Victorian elegance with grand old fireplaces and original vintage furniture throughout
  • With just five uniquely decorated bedrooms, all with private ensuite bathrooms, guests experience the exclusive nature of staying in a historic luxury guesthouse and stately family home
  • In such a peaceful and tranquil setting, the house is a sanctuary of laid back luxury where guests will sleep well, eat well and leave with a feeling of well being
  • With such luxury bed and breakfast accommodation and delicious country house dinners on offer Ballinkeele is one of Ireland’s ideal locations for everything from business meetings and corporate get togethers to quiet romantic getaways
  • The magnificent Victorian period dining room at Ballinkeele, with its rich red décor, radiates a country house grandeur of bygone years. Guests enjoy their evening meal in a timeless candlelit atmosphere, as they dine together around the family’s original large mahogany table
  • Each morning guests are served a full and hearty breakfast that will set them up for the day and every evening guests are offered a 4 course, set menu of succulent meals prepared by the hostess, Margaret, a member of Euro-Toques (European Community of Cooks)
  • Wireless internet is also available to guests who brings their own laptop computers

Ballinkeele House is not just a historic inn and luxury bed and breakfast, but it also is a working farm and family home set in a scenic Manor house in Ireland. The extensive gardens in Ballinkeele alone would impress anyone but for the true garden enthusiast the house is also perfectly situated to visit and tour a huge variety of open gardens in and around the area.

Payment Accepted: Credit/Debit Cards: Visa, Mastercard, Laser.

Rates: (Prices quoted in Euros).

€75-85/night/person

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