This August Ballyfin Demesne, the five-star country house hotel in Ireland, is launching an immersive art and culture experience.
The “Art and Garden” package is available during midweek stays (tours are on Tuesday and Thursday) and includes a tour of Ballyfin’s priceless art collection and award-winning gardens.
Day 1: Guests will learn about the ancestral Coote family portraits that hang on the hotel’s walls. Guests will also see works by Robert Fagan, William Ashford, Thomas Roberts and more. The tour is lead by Jim Reynolds, managing director and landscape designer. He procured a majority of the hotel’s art and was in charge of the property’s eight-year revamp.
Day 2: On this day, the guests will explore the gardens and some of the hotel’s 600 acres. The Ballyfin gardens are home to the finest walled garden and demesne in Ireland, and the tour is lead by the resident gardener. Guests will enjoy champagne during this portion of the program.
The package includes a copy of the Ballyfin book “A Restoration of an Irish House & Demesne.” It will also include breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, a pre-dinner drink, bedroom mini-bar and all gratuities.