Ballyrafter Country House Hotel
Hotels in Co. Waterford
The Duke of Devonshire was one of the wealthiest men in England when he first constructed the Ballyrafter House Hotel, early in the 1800’s.
This well built and visually stunning country residence was intended for his personal estate manager, and is a great testament to the courteous lifestyle of its original owners.
The Public Rooms have 14 foot ceilings, decorative moulding, striking fireplaces, superior mahogany surroundings and luxurious carpets. The large windows also overlook the acres of garden and scenic landscape. You will find a peaceful residents lounge where aperitifs can be relished in front of our open log fire. Pop into the large dining area with its gleaming bay windows that overlook the large garden area. At night the window tables oversea the amazingly lit towers & bastions of Lismore Castle – a fairy tale that really is evident.
Though graceful, Ballyrafter House Hotel offers, in the very words of one writer, "unpretentious comforts". Our hotel doesn't feel stuffy, yet is warm and welcoming at the same time. The sun room/ conservatory and lounge area help towards this feeling of peaceful relaxation. Our excellent restaurant features fresh local foods and breakfasts, which are included with all bookings.
Your welcoming hosts, Joe & Noreen Willoughby are always happy to share their understanding of the local area, love of cooking, fishing and of course their lovely home. Our hotel amenities include:
Direct Dial Phones
Tea & Coffee Machines
Lounge for Residents
Stunning Dining Room
Sun Room (Conservatory)
Central Heating Systems
Georgian Furnishings (Selected Rooms)