Houses » Ballyvolane House & Blackwater Salmon Fishery
Ballyvolane House is an Italianate style Irish Country House offering guests superior accommodation in the Blackwater Valley in Co Cork, Ireland. Salmon Fishing is available on the renowned Blackwater Salmon Fishery with four private beats; ghillies, tackle & licences are also available from Ballyvolane House.
Ballyvolane House was originally built in 1728 and remodelled in the Italianate style. Surrounded by mature woodland, extensive gardens, parkland and trout lakes, the house has a charming, peaceful atmosphere.
The bedrooms are described by Travel & Leisure Magazine as 'having the loveliest, most peaceful garden views and are enduringly furnished with an organic assortment of wing chairs, alabaster lamps, sofas that are models of shabby chic'. Delicious food is a high point at Ballyvolane. County Cork is well known for its artisan food producers and during the growing season, most of the vegetables and fruit come from Ballyvolane's walled garden.
The beautiful Blackwater Valley, with its many gardens and historic sites, is well worth visiting. Blarney Castle, Cobh, Cork City, Fota, Killarney, Kilkenny, Kinsale, Lismore, the Ring of Kerry, the Rock of Cashel and Waterford Crystal can all be visited from Ballyvolane. Sea fishing, beaches, riding, horse racing, hill walking, cycling, farmers markets, traditional Irish music, antiques and 23 golf courses are all available within an hour's drive.
Ideal for house parties, Ballyvolane is open all year round except for Christmas and New Year.
Ballyvolane has over six miles of privately-managed salmon fishing on the renowned River Blackwater, with a wide variety of sprint and summer beats. Not only are the beats particularly productive but they are also extremely scenic. A fishing holiday here can be a beautiful experience in more ways than one.
Ghillies, who also give one-to-one tuition, are available but have to be pre-booked. Beats are rotated daily with a strict policy of no overcrowding. Fishing tackle, flies, spinners, salmon licences and beat maps are available from Ballyvolane's tackle shop. Ballyvolane also has stocked trout lakes on the estate.