Set in the picturesque Ballyhoura Mountains, these luxury holiday homes provide the perfect country getaway. There are five stunning self-catering homes that come complete with top brand appliances and the highest quality fittings. The comforts of the city are now available to you in nature’s backyard. Book now for the holiday experience of a lifetime.
Our holiday homes (built in 2009) are available to rent on a self-catering basis. Located in the beautiful Ballyhoura Mountains, these holiday homes are situated halfway between the cities of Limerick and Cork. Both Shannon and Cork airports are less than an hour’s drive away. Our luxurious homes are the ideal place to unwind and explore the Ballyhoura and Shannon Regions. The holiday homes are architecturally designed to reflect the Irish forest environment with the warmth of natural timber throughout the homes. The immediate area is a haven for outdoor pursuits be it, walking, hiking, mountaineering, cycling, mountain biking, golf and a host more.
Self-catering holidays give complete freedom for you to do as you wish. Your Ballyhoura Holiday is a home away from home. Whether its hiking, cycling, golfing or just relaxing in front of the fire with a good book, you create the holiday you want. with Ballyhoura Homes you are in the heart of the Irish countryside. Let the beautiful scenery inspire your holiday. You can visit the local village and pub, spend your days exploring the forest, undertaking adventurous activities, or lock yourself away from the world in your luxury self-catered holiday home.
Our luxury self-catering holiday homes are designed to offer the utmost in relaxation and enjoyment. Spacious and comfortable, each holiday home is decked out with everything you could need for a weekend getaway in the country.
Each holiday homes sleeps up to 6 people and are suitable for all adults, children, the elderly, and the infirm. We even make special considerations for your beloved pets. All of our holiday homes have three en-suite bedrooms. Flooring in all Bedrooms is Junckers (Danish) solid oak. Curtains are made from Sanderson fabrics. Great care was taken in selecting the beds, mattresses and bed linen to ensure our guests have a good experience. The bathroom floors have polished Italian marble tiles and the bathroom walls have polished porcelain tiles. The fittings are by Duravit, Hans Grohe and Showerlux. All showers are power showers. There is excellent natural lighting throughout the house with 10ft ceilings throughout. The homes have a superb ProNorm (German) fitted kitchen with Miele appliances and granite worktop. A Varde Ovne wood stove is situated in the living area to keep you warm on the coldest winter’s night. Electric storage heating is also provided in every room.
Located only 5 minutes away is the local pub in the village of Ballyorgan. We are committed to satisfying the European Ecolabel requirements for tourist accommodation services and committed to providing Quality Rural Tourism.
We look forward to hosting you and introducing you to our luxury holiday homes.
11 Oct - 14 Oct 2019
Really lovely property. Quite unique. Set in a very peaceful area. Beautiful views, walks and local areas. Would be good for a quiet stay but also for those with children as there are 3 play areas that are well equipped. 3 separate ground floor bedrooms, all with en-suites. Well equipped kitchen Lovely real wood fire.
Fab place. Children aged 3, 5 & 7 adored the play spaces and walks in the woods. Went for a walk at dusk and enjoyed all the bats in the forest. Idilic country side with little rabbits in the fields. Loved our time there.
Absolutely beautiful cabin in a stunning area. Couldn't fault it at all. Large living / dining / kitchen space with a wood burner which was lovely in the evening. En-suite bedrooms, beautiful woodland walk and kids zip line and play park. All in all a fab weekend away with the family.
All communications were quick and clear. House is a beautiful as in the pics. Nice and quiet but lots tondo within a short car drive.
Response from John:
We are delighted that John and his family had such a great time. We look forward to their return visit.
Lovely house and really nice quiet place. Nice rural local pub 5 minutes walk away.
The lodges are very clean, have all mod cons, a very relaxing place to stay, our children loved the zip wire.
Response from John:
We very much appreciate Shirley's review and we thank Shirley and her family for their custom. We look forward for their return visit.
Place was very quite and relaxing- communication was excellent
Excellent value, plenty of space and a great location for exploring the local area.. Walking routes and mountain biking easily accessible.
The peace and quiet of this area cannot be underestimated I live in a large city and to have the sounds of nature rather than car horns and noise constantly around you was fantastic. There is no mobile signal which means you are totally switched off. But the house has excellent wifi which means you can still if you want be able to communicate with the outside world its your choice I prefer the quiet option.
Las cabañas de John están en el corazón de un pequeño bosque por el que es muy agradable pasear. La cocina está muy muy bien equipada y la chimenea es una gozada. La comunicación con John ha sigo ágil y muy práctica. Muchas gracias John!
Great location to spend your holiday!
We are committed to providing quality rural tourism
We at Ballyhoura Forest Luxury Homes are committed to:
We take our commitment to the environment very seriously and here we set out some examples of what we have done to achieve this:
Built by Griffner
Our homes were built by Griffner Austria. Griffner build homes in an eco-friendly way:
Man and his environment are for Griffner the measure of all things: Griffner therefore only uses natural materials in its homes. They guarantee a healthy,low-emission room climate and can be incorporated in the cycle of nature at the end of their life without leaving any residue.
Green Design. In harmony with man and Nature.
For our houses Griffner only used timber from sustainably managed domestic forests. Combining it with cork and cellulose for insulation, living environments are created that are truly natural. With their timeless aesthetic appeal and outstanding workmanship our homes will also satisfy the requirements of coming generations.
Investment in the future.
Assuring quality of life is a key concern of Griffner. Griffner only used renewable raw materials for our homes in order to preserve a natural living environment for future generations.
The Nordic Swan Ecolabel – your environmental guarantee
We have award winning Varde stoves in all our homes. Varde is the first stove manufacturer in the Nordic countries to have been awarded the official Nordic environmental certificate: the Nordic Swan Ecolabel.
The label is an environmental stamp of approval for both the finished product and the way in which it has been manufactured. Certification was achieved only after a tough and demanding series of environmental tests of selected stoves and Varde Ovne's entire production system.
The award of the Nordic Swan Ecolabel also represents a major consumer advantage: if you own, use or decide to buy a Varde Ovne stove with the Nordic Swan Ecolabel, you will also be making or have made an active contribution to the environment.
Roof: Majestic Slate Traditional
Ballyhoura Forest Luxury Homes sourced these special award winning Slates from America. Majestic Slate Tiles offer the natural beauty of slate while providing enhanced strength and durability. Featuring a 50-year Gold Star or limited materials warranty and available with a 100 mph wind warranty, Majestic Slate tiles provide enhanced resistance to harsh weather conditions, including wind, driving rain and hail. Manufactured from 80% post-industrial recycled rubber and plastic, Majestic Slate tiles offer an environmentally friendly, lightweight alternative to traditional slate roofing products.
EcoStar® Majestic Slate™ Tiles Win PCBC Cool Products Competition
EcoStar, a leading manufacturer of steep-slope roofing products, recently won an award in the 2009 PCBC Annual Cool Products Competition for its 10-inch Majestic Slate™ roofing tiles. The synthetic slate tiles were named the winning product of the Conserves Natural Resources category.
Manufactured with 80% post-industrial recycled rubber and plastic, EcoStar Majestic Slate tiles produce minimal impact on the environment and do not require the mining of hills, unlike traditional slate products. Because of the recycled content, the manufacture of Majestic Slate tiles also utilizes tons of material annually that would otherwise end up in landfills.
EcoStar tiles are manufactured with minimal limestone fillers, allowing them to withstand years of UV exposure while providing enhanced aesthetics and long-term durability. With increased strength and durability, Majestic Slate tiles offer increased protection from hail, driven rain and high winds, and are available with a 50-year transferable Gold Star warranty and a 110-mph wind warranty.
"This award is a significant achievement for EcoStar," said General Manager Michael McAuley. "It has always been our goal to provide the highest-quality product while preserving our environment and its resources."
All floors are solid oak wood in Ballyhoura Forest Luxury Homes and are made by Junckers, Denmark. Solid oak floors cover the complete homes with the exception of the Bathrooms.