Welcome Ballinkeele House, Co. Wexford

Drive up the avenue to Ballinkeele and be greeted at the door by your hosts Val & Laura, the fifth generation of the Maher family who built the house in the 1840s. Enjoy a welcome tea or coffee with homemade treats in the drawing room after your journey, where you can sit down by the fire with a good book. Borrow some wellies and head out for a walk around the grounds of 350 acres with walled gardens, woodland walks, a lake, ponds and fascinating stable yards. Ballinkeele is a truly secluded spot where visitors really can slow down, relax and recharge – spending time together, or with friends and family, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.


The house, a beautifully proportioned Georgian Italianate mansion has been lovingly restored. It retains all of its original charm, and many antiques, but is centrally-heated with clean & modern bathrooms & WiFi. Val and Laura along with their four children are passionate about their home and its’ history and are happy to share it.


There is lots to do in Wexford – walk the dunes, or surf the waves, at nearby Curracloe beach. Visit the Hook Lighthouse and take in the stunning views. In the summertime, grab a punnet of Wexford Strawberries from one of the many roadside stands – yummy! In the winter, take in a performance Wexford Opera Festival or the Spiegel Tent when Wexford Town is abuzz. Ballinkeele is a wonderful base for visiting all that Ireland’s Ancient East has to offer, just an hour from Kilkenny and Waterford.

Ballinkeele, is a magnificent Georgian Italinate Mansion, built in 1840 by the Maher family.  The secluded private estate, far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, offers mature and enchanting gardens where visitors can slow down & relax.

Located in County Wexford, Ballinkeele House is an Irish stately home where the combination of home cooked food, a beautiful location, grand accommodation and individually styled rooms make for a memorable stay.

Historic Guesthouse & Country House B&B Wexford

Ballinkeele offers luxury country house accommodation with a difference. The interior of the house has retained it’s Georgian elegance with grand old fireplaces and original vintage furniture throughout. With just five individually styled bedrooms, all with private ensuite bathrooms, guests experience the exclusive nature of staying in a historic luxury guesthouse and stately family home. In such a peaceful and tranquil setting, the house is a sanctuary of laid back luxury where guests will sleep well, eat well and leave feeling refreshed. With such luxury bed and breakfast accommodation and delicious country house dinners on offer Ballinkeele is one of Ireland’s ideal locations for everything from business meetings and corporate get togethers to quiet romantic getaways.

Romantic Getaways in a Irish Manor House

Ballinkeele is located in the heart of County Wexford, Ireland’s ‘Sunny South East.’ The house is the perfect location for exploring this intriguing county, with a wide range of historic and archaeological sites, beautiful gardens and many fine sandy beaches all nearby. There are a grand total of six golf courses within one hour’s drive and riding stables just 30 minutes away and Ballinkeele is ideally placed for touring, with Kilkenny, Waterford, the Wicklow Mountains and Dublin all within easy reach. After one of our wholesome Irish breakfasts, guests are set up for a day of exploration, activity of choice, be it fishing, golf, riding, walking or cycling. For guests that prefer to stay and relax in Ballinkeele’s elegant surroundings, they can stroll through the grounds, play croquet on the lawn or head indoors for a game of cards and chess or simply put their feet up and relax.