The walk from Templemichael follows the main drive through Parkland and Reedbeds with spectacular views of the wooded Blackwater River, to the Pleasure Ground and Kitchen Garden, just over a mile from Templemichael.
EXCLUSIVE HOUSE & ESTATE RENTAL
Meticulously restored, the House nestles in a bend on the north bank of the river Blackwater beneath a natural amphitheatre of steeply rising ground. Immediately around the house is an area of parkland, comprising the deer park to the west, the walled garden to the east and its former parkland stretching down to the river. The House which is the perfect setting for Private Estate Rental comprises of: 9 double bedrooms, A great hall, 2 reception rooms, 2 dining rooms, 2 meeting rooms, Indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, Massage room, Fitness room, Snooker room, Laundry Service, Terrace, Helicopter landing facilities, Exclusive private access with CCTV and sophisticated secure wireless broadband (due to our idyllic setting next to the beautiful Blackwater River, the wifi signal can be intermittent) and full butler service throughout your stay.
Ballynatray House is a magnificent 18th century Georgian mansion and is a fine architectural example of great country castle houses in Ireland. This privately owned Estate is set in 850 acres with century old noble trees and breathtaking views over the Blackwater River.
The venue is ideal for people who value atmosphere, comfort, wholesome fresh food, privacy, secure beautiful surroundings and leisure activities as the ingredients for a successful meeting, gathering of family and friends, wedding or corporate event. Exclusive estate rental provides private access with CCTV and sophisticated security wireless broadband. Due to our idyllic setting next to the beautiful Blackwater River, the wifi signal can be intermittent.
THE BOAT HOUSE
Romantic Self Catering Holiday Rental on the Waterfront. Perched above the Blackwater this studio offers serene and tranquil accommodation in what is a very unique environment.
The well appointed conference rooms with natural daylight cater for between 8 and 70 people in a board room style set up. Larger conferences can be catered for using marquees of any size on the lawn in front of the house. Full secretarial services and broadband are available. due to our idyllic setting next to the beautiful Blackwater River, the wifi can be intermittent. For large file downloads, our office facilities are available for your use. Audiovisual equipment is available on request.
The extensive facilities both on the Estate and in-house, include tennis, swimming, shooting, fishing and snooker and can provide a relaxing break away from conference events, wedding planning or simply the opportunity to indulge yourself.
Luxury private house rental with 8 well appointed self catering cottages will accommodate exclusively up to 54 – 60 persons. You may also enjoy Ballynatray by simply staying in one of our individual self catering cottages for a weekend or a week-long stay.
Set in historic woodland, the cottage commands views over unspoiled countryside, without so much as a telegraph pole to remind one of the twenty-first century. The master bedroom looks out on to a reed marsh set with isolated trees and uninhabited hilly farmland beyond.
EXCLUSIVE SELF CATERING FAMILY HOLIDAY COTTAGE
It has three bedrooms, to include a very striking Master Bedroom with French Windows leading out into the garden. The kitchen is contemporary in style with traditional features to include a Belfast Sink. In the sitting room there is a small wood burner set within a traditional fireplace with exposed stonework. The wood cottage is situated beside an eighteenth century limekiln, which can be up-lit in the evening, producing a subtle radiance from the large Beech tree above. A small stream issues from a large and picturesque lake, cuts through an ancient wood bank and is spanned in the woodland garden by a stone bridge. This same stream also passes through the garden at Newport Lodge.
WILDLIFE & NATURE WALKS
If you are an enthusiast of nature and wildlife Ballynatray offers a diverse array of Irish wildlife and migratory visitors, which sadly is becoming an increasingly rare occurrence in many other parts of the country due to farming practices. Grey seals are regular visitors to the Glendine tributary with the spring and early summer being the best time to observe these animals at play and whilst feeding. Otters can regularly be observed at play during the summer months in the Glendine valley and on the Newport Tributary into the Blackwater River.
DRIVEN GAME SHOOTING
The Ballynatray Estate Shoot has quickly become a favoured venue for sportsmen who wish to shoot quality driven game in Ireland. There is a range of days available from 100 to 300 birds and all the drives will test even the most accomplished of guns, with some producing a cartridge to bird ratio of 10:1.
CLAY SHOOTING ACADEMY
A clay shoot day is the nearest one gets to a traditional driven shoot, out of season, substituting game birds for clay pigeons. These shoots offer the same excitement, fun and spectacle of driven shoots at a fraction of the cost.
Onsite activities at Ballynatray include clay shooting, tennis, croquet, indoor heated pool, sauna, jacuzzi, massage room, snooker room and fitness room (only available when the house or house and cottages are booked exclusively). From Ballynatray you are also just a short drive from the beautiful East Cork coastline, where you can enjoy all the arts, cultural, heritage, sporting and family activities it has to offer on your door step.
Unwind, restore and invigorate the body and mind in our indoor heated pool and jacuzzi, overlooking the picturesque kitchen garden. Our fitness room is equipped with all the exercise machines you need to help you feel fit and revitalised. Relax in our tranquil, contemporary massage room and ease away the cares of the world.
Descend to the cellar and enjoy a relaxing game in the comfortable and fully fitted out snooker room after your busy day at Ballynatray Estate.
TENNIS & CROQUET
Tennis and Croquet are available at your leisure.
If you are an enthusiast of nature and wildlife, Ballynatray offers a diverse array of Irish wildlife and migratory visitors. Grey seals are regular visitors to the Glendine tributary with the spring and early summer being the best time to observe these animals at play and whilst feeding.