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Short Breaks

Selection of Short Breaks available at
Ballyknocken Cookery School

Guesthouse Foodie / Cookery Shortbreak
Guesthouse Foodie Shortbreak
Cookery Getaway
Cookery Getaway
Relax and let Us do the cooking
Ballyknocken Weekend Break
Mountain Top Picnic
Mountain Top Picnic
Wine, Dine and Romance!
Wine, Dine and Romance!
Romantic Retreat
Romantic Retreat
Rambling Chef
The Rambling Chef
Optional Upgrades
Optional Upgrades

Ballyknocken Guesthouse Foodie Shortbreak

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Arrive at Ballyknocken, Co. Wicklow on the Friday evening to be welcomed with a pre-dinner sherry followed by a 4 course meal with tea / coffee.

After a Ballyknocken Breakfast on the Saturday morning, we gather in Ballyknocken Cookery School for a cookery course (hands on or demonstration – select from programme) with morning coffee and lunch.

Your Foodie Shortbreak package includes:

  • Welcome tea / coffee and homemade Ballyknocken Guesthouse cake on arrival.
  • Complimentary pre dinner sherry, served at 7.15pm
  • A 4 course set dinner produced with the best of Ballyknocken herbs, soft fruits and local ingredients.  Tea / coffee to follow
  • Friday night Accommodation
  • Award winning Irish breakfast
  • A cookery class, suite of recipes, morning coffee and lunch...
  • Taxes
Rate:
€225.50 per person sharing
€105.50 for non-cooking partner pps







Cookery Getaway

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Arrive at Ballyknocken, Co. Wicklow on the Friday evening to be welcomed with Welcome tea / coffee and homemade cake on arrival before settling in for the night. After an award winning Ballyknocken Breakfast on the Saturday morning, we gather in Ballyknocken Cookery School for a cookery course (hands on or demonstration – select from programme) with morning coffee and lunch.

Your Cookery Getaway includes:

  • Welcome tea / coffee and homemade Ballyknocken Guesthouse cake on arrival
  • Friday night Accommodation
  • Award winning Irish breakfast
  • A cookery class, suite of recipes, morning coffee and lunch...
  • Taxes
Rate:
€179.50 per person sharing
€59.50 for non-cooking partner pps







Romantic Retreat

Romantic Retreat

Relax in the tranquillity of Ballyknocken, with our wonderfully romantic short break retreat.

Our seven recently renovated bedrooms are decorated in a rich period style –some rooms have Victorian roll-top baths, others have brass beds.  All bedrooms have private bathrooms and all modern conveniences. Perfectly located only 45minutes from Dublin you can quickly relax and enjoy the charm of Ballyknocken House and its surrounding with a romantic stroll in the Wicklow hills.

Your Romantic Retreat package includes:

  • Welcome tea / coffee and homemade Ballyknocken Guesthouse cake on arrival
  • Complimentary pre dinner sherry, served at 7.15pm
  • A 4 course set dinner produced with the best of Ballyknocken herbs, soft fruits and local ingredients.  Tea / coffee to follow
  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • Award winning Irish breakfast each morning - one of which is a champagne breakfast in bed
  • Use of maps and guidebook for a romantic walk in the woods
  • Taxes
Rate:
€179 per person sharing
€358 in total for 2 persons sharing







Ballyknocken Weekend Break

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Relax & Let us do the cooking while you enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Ballyknocken House..

Carrick Forest and Mountain behind Ballyknocken is ideal for seasonal strolls (or hikes!) – Complimentary use of guide book and maps at Ballyknocken.

If you feel like touring, Ballyknocken is located near Glendalough, Powerscourt, Mount Usher Gardens, Wicklow Town and the beautiful beach at Brittas… And lots more

Your Relax & Let Us Cook package includes:

  • Welcome tea / coffee and homemade Ballyknocken Guesthouse cake on arrival
  • Complimentary pre dinner sherry, served at 7.15pm
  • A 4 course set dinner produced with the best of Ballyknocken herbs, soft fruits and local ingredients.  Tea / coffee to follow
  • 2 Nights Accommodation
  • Award winning Irish breakfast each morning
  • Taxes
Rate:
€165 per person sharing
€320 in total for 2 persons sharing







Mountain Top Picnic Package

Mountain Top Picnic

Enjoy a romantic stroll through Carrick forest to enjoy a hilltop picnic with your loved one. Marvel at the view of the Garden county from you prime hilltop location. After your afternoon amble through the forest arrive back to Ballyknocken House to enjoy a delicious romantic candle lit dinner!

Your Romantic Retreat package includes:

  • 1 Nights accommodation in Ballyknocken House
  • A romantic candle lit four course dinner
  • A predinner sherry in front of our log fire
  • Award Winning Irish Breakfast
  • 1 delicious picnic complete with Blanket for your hilltop picnic
Rate:
€123 per person sharing
€246 in total for 2 persons sharing







The Rambling Chef

Cooking and hiking shortbreak in County Wicklow

Mountain Top Picnic

Visit the garden of Ireland and take a rambling walk through Carrick Mountain and forest on the doorstep of Ballyknocken House. Once you reach the top of the mountain be sure to take in the incredible views of the Garden County with your picnic. On the Saturday or Sunday morning after an award winning Ballyknocken Breakfast, we gather in Ballyknocken Cookery School for a hands on cookery course followed by light lunch of the fruits of your labour.

Your rambling chef package includes:

  • 2 Nights B&B accommodation in Ballyknocken House
  • Award Winning Irish Breakfast
  • 1 delicious light picnic complete with Blanket for your hilltop picnic
  • 1 cookery class complete with tasting plate in Ballyknocken Cookery School

Rate:
€244
per person sharing

Please Note: Terms & Conditions apply. Thursday – Sunday only.

Make your stay at Ballyknocken more special with our optional extras.







Wine, Dine and Romance!

Great Birthday or Anniversary weekend package.

Spoil your loved one on this special occasion! Whisk them away to the beautiful Wicklow countryside to enjoy a weekend of delicious food, warm hospitality and little surprises along the way!

  • 2 nights’ accommodation
  • A four course set dinner served at 7.30pm on one evening
  • A pre dinner sherry
  • Champagne breakfast in bed on one morning
  • Tea/coffee and homemade cake on arrival
  • Wicklow strawberries and chocolate fondue served in your room on arrival

Rate: €186 per person sharing

Why not add a cookery class to your stay? See our optional extras.

Optional Upgrades

Make your break at Ballyknocken even more special with our optional upgrades:

  • Flowers in your room on arrival €48
  • Partake in a Cookery Class during your stay €115pp
  • Enjoy a bottle of Prosseco on arrival to your room €27.50
  • Enjoy a bottle of Champagne on arrival to your room €60
  • Enjoy a bottle of House wine on arrival to your room €22.50
  • Take a delicious picnic for two to enjoy on your forest stroll €16pp
  • Dinner on Friday or Saturday evening €45pp
  • Champagne Breakfast in Bed €17pp

If you would like anything which we have not listed above please do let use know and we will strive to make it available for you during your stay.