Ballinacourty House

from £18.05 to £30.80 Per unit

Overview

  • A popular site for couples

    Great site for couples

  • A great site for walking

    Top site for walking

  • Campsites ideally located for experiencing local culture

    Great site for culture

A great base to discover the South of Ireland.

A most welcoming and tranquil site, set in an 18th century stable complex with spacious enclosed grounds and courtyard sitting area, near Tipperary, 19 miles from the Rock of Cashel (one of Ireland's most spectacular landmarks), and near many other historic sites. The site is great for visiting the spectacular Galtee mountains and lush valleys, on foot, by car, or by bike. There are walks in the forest or to Lough Curra from the site, while reception has lots of excellent local walking route maps available. Alternatively, there are lots of places within 60-90 minutes drive, for extended days out, or otherwise just relax in the peace and quiet of the site and its restored walled garden. At the end of the day you have the convenience of the onsite restaurant, serving traditional Irish as well as international dishes, with a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Owned and run by the Stanley family.

Location

Set in the Glen of Aherlow, on the edge of a forest overlooking the Galtee Mountains. Tipperary 6 miles, Cahir Castle and Swiss Cottage 15 miles, Rock of Cashel 19 miles, Ballyhoura biking park (forest and mountain bike routes for all abilities) 19 miles, Lough Gur pre-historic and early Christian sites 21 miles, Mitchelstown show cave 22 miles, Limerick 31 miles, Craggaunowen (re-creation of Celtic Ireland) 48 miles, Fota Island wildlife park (walk among the animals) 49 miles, Cork 50 miles, Cobh (cathedral, Titanic museum, boat trips to Spike Island) 53 miles, Rosslare 112 miles, Dublin 114 miles.

Local transport (2017): none available in the locality.

Pitches

Open; most with electricity (6A), some hardstandings; among clusters of trees and shrubs.

Information

Low Season
Quiet on site with minimal facilities, lots to do in the area, busier during Easter and Bank Holiday periods, but not crowded.

High Season
A great base to discover the South of Ireland without the crowds; perfect for those who enjoy hiking, walking and cycling; busy during Irish Bank Holidays.

Worth noting
- Maximum unit length 8m

- BBQs permitted

- Dogs welcome

- Ice pack freezing

- THE SITE BARRIER is open from 0800 to 2400

Site Accessibility

Dedicated accessible facilities

No dedicated accessible facilities. Flat terrain, with main routes and pathways of tarmac and gravel. Staircase only to restaurant.

Facilities

Ballinacourty House has the following facilities on or around the site.

  • Restaurant with wine and beer licence (with dinner) open Wed-Sun evening and Sun lunch

    Restaurant with wine and beer licence (with dinner) open Wed-Sun evening and Sun lunch

  • Tennis court

    Tennis court

  • Campers' kitchen

    Campers' kitchen

  • Games room

    Games room

  • Motorhome service point

    Motorhome service point

  • Washing machine and drier

    Washing machine and drier

  • Wi-fi not on pitches (free)

    Wi-fi not on pitches (free)

  • Play area

    Play area

  • Mini-golf

    Mini-golf

  • Victorian walled garden

    Victorian walled garden

  • Small shop

    Small shop

  • Modern small wash block (hot showers free)

    Modern small wash block (hot showers free)

  • Fishing nearby

    Fishing nearby

Reviews

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4.3

We initially booked for 4 nights but did extend it to 7 as we found the site was a great place...

This review is for Ballinacourty House

We initially booked for 4 nights but did extend it to 7 as we found the site was a great place to explore Ireland from. With 7 forest trails to walk from the campsite ranging from 5-11km, a small village only 1km walk away with a pub and a shop and a lovely onsite restaurant we felt it had everything we needed. It wasn't busy even at the weekends and the hardstanding was level and private. The setting is very peaceful with walls that are over 160 years old and with the only noise heard from the cattle in the surrounding fields. The showers, toilet and games room are built into the side of the old buildings and although are not too modern or have heated floors like some we have stayed at, are clean, functional and the showers had ample hot water. There is a tv room which has wifi. There's also a walled garden to visit that the site owner, Chris, is lovingly restoring. If we return to this area again we will definitely stay here.

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 4
  • Facilities: 4
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5

We stayed at 4 of the clubs sites in Ireland. This site sort of spoiled us for the rest.

This review is for Ballinacourty House

We stayed at 4 of the clubs sites in Ireland. This site sort of spoiled us for the rest. It is lovely and peaceful away from any traffic. The access is up a narrow road but it's not a very long way so presents no probelms particularly with it being so quiet. The restaurant on site is excellant, so good you're best booking (3 courses �25). The site is in the Glen of Ahelow which is a delightful area with plenty of cycling and walking. Don't let the facilities advertised mislead you this is a lovely quiet site the games room is tiny, the crazy golf has seen better days. Wifi is accessed in the tv room at he end of the site but is reliable. The facilities are clean and showers free (it really anoys us to have to pay extra for showers, we'd much rather it was just included in the cost even if a bit more). The only thing I couldn't work out was why the site wasn't busier with our visit being within the Irish school holiday period. But as may be obvious we like a quiet site. The closest town is Tipparary which is nothing to right home about but has what you need for supplies. Cahir seemed a bit more touristy but the real attraction are the quiet roads and the walks in the hills. We would thoroughly recommend this site and the Glen of Ahelow and would visit again if we return to Ireland, which we may well do!

  • Towing: Easy
  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 5
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5
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4

We stayed here on our way back to Rosslare from Dingle.

This review is for Ballinacourty House

We stayed here on our way back to Rosslare from Dingle. The site is in a very tranquil setting and is well maintained. We stayed for two nights and went walking in the lovely surrounding countryside, which reminded me of the Lake District valleys. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Do try the restaurant, the food was superb and not expensive. We would happily stay here again.

  • Location: Country,Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
  • Friendliness: 4
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 3
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4.3

The site was off the road, therefore, restful.

This review is for Ballinacourty House

The site was off the road, therefore, restful. The facilities were good and maintained in good state of repair. On arrival, Reception told us there was plenty of room therefore pitch wherever convenient and accessible to on-site facilities. Proprietor was friendly and approachable. We did not have time to explore the surrounding countryside but it looked inviting. Recommend the on-site restaurant, that has a good reputation, plus the village pub in Lisvarrinane, within comfortable walking distance - the Inn does not serve food, however, hospitality superb and we were immediately made welcome.

  • Location: Secluded
  • Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
  • Friendliness: 3
  • Cleanliness: 5
  • Facilities: 5

Pricing

Sites often charge for an additional vehicle, including a car towed by a motorhome. You should also expect to pay extra for pets and awnings.
We only charge you for extra equipment if the site charges us.

Solo campers may be entitled to reduced pitch fees on some sites.

Please proceed to book in order to find the latest prices, availability, or if you are looking to start your stay within less than 1 week, please call 024 7767 0375.

Contact Centre Opening Hours: 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday

(Closed 1.00pm-1.30pm on Wednesday, closed Bank Holidays)

Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm (January)

More information on pricing can be found here.