Oak Room Restaurant
John Rupert Lounge
Enjoy Luxurious Manor House Accommodation
Nestled nearby the village of Ballon, Co. Carlow you'll find the charming Ballykealey House. This country house has undergone an extensive restoration and has fast become a favourite country house escape and wedding venue in the South East. You'll be welcomed by the lush pastures that border the private avenue as you make your way up to the beautifully restored Tudor-Gothic Manor House before you. The house features 12 en-suite bedrooms along with a restaurant, bar and relaxing lounge areas. The stunning grounds that surround the house will beg to explored as you enjoy some fresh country air.
A strong influence from local ingredients and sustainability is keenly felt when you dine at Ballykealey House. Local suppliers are given pride of place across their menus providing you a true sense of place. Dine in elegance in the atmospheric setting of the Oak Room Restaurant at Ballykealey House. Aptly named as the room is decorated with solid Oak panels along with a remarkable fireplace. Tables are set out with crisp white linens and beautiful table settings all of which will transport you back to the grand country house dining rooms of the past. You'll take an exciting journey through the food of the region when dining at the Oak Room Restaurant. A selection of local suppliers from food producers to farmers are listed at the front of each menu. The culinary team at Ballykealey House place great importance on providing guests with an authentic local food experience. Menus are changed frequently as certain ingredients come in and out of season. Dishes are presented in a beautiful yet simplistic way. Allowing the local ingredients to take centre stage during your dining experience. And what an experience it is! Browsing the menu, you can expect to find dishes including Pan fried Wexford Scallops, Roast Wicklow Farm Maple Cured Lamb Rump, and Pan Seared Skeaghanore Duck Breast to name but a few. Classic deserts such as Warm Spiced Apple Crumble along with a Lemon Tart with Malone’s Berry Compôte are irresistible! Delicious vegetarian options are also available across the menu.
For something more casual, the John Rupert Lounge is the place to be. Relax into the comfy lounge chairs after a busy day of exploring the Carlow countryside and savour a delicious meal featuring local ingredients. Ballykealey House serve a number of light bites from salads and sandwiches to mouth watering cakes and desserts in their Bar.
After indulging in a fabulous meal, retire to your room for a restful night's sleep. Their 12 en-suite rooms are a charming mix of old world elegance and modern conveniences that will make your stay all the more relaxing. Each room looks out onto the immaculate gardens below, ensuring a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Plush bedding will guarantee that you are well rested after your stay. Why not go all out and enjoy a glass of bubbles in your room while you toast your relaxing break away.
Ballykealey House have a thriving Wedding and Events offering. It has fast become a top wedding venue for engaged couples across the South East. With a stunning Manor House and Gardens, not to mention a dedicated Wedding team to ensure your special day is all you dreamed and more, this comes as no surprise. The team at Ballykealey will work closely with you on a curated menu featuring plentiful local ingredients, that will no doubt wow wedding guests.
Ballykealey House has everything possible to ensure you enjoy a relaxing country house getaway, relish it all by booking a stay and experiencing it first hand!