Hayfield Manor Hotel
Cork, Cork, Kerry and the South, Ireland
At a Glance
Cork city’s finest luxury hotel
Inviting country house ambience yet just a short walk from the centre of Cork
A haven of tranquillity set amongst walled gardens
Wonderfully relaxing, with an excellent on-site spa
A superb base for exploring the culinary and scenic riches of Cork
Best time to Visit
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It is very difficult to predict the weather in Ireland - in the summer from May to late September is generally seen as the most pleasant time to visit. Rainfall is difficult to predict - but Ireland does not receive as much as many are led to believe! In the winters, temperatures do fall, but there is nothing better than finding a remote pub with a roaring fire to sit beside after a long walk in the country.
To start planning your holiday to Hayfield Manor Hotel
An elegant and relaxing five-star retreat in Ireland’s second city, the Hayfield Manor Hotel is Cork’s finest hotel. Superb service, a wonderful spa and award-winning dining make Hayfield Manor the ideal base to sample Cork’s rich history and culture.
Although its red-brick facade lends it the appearance of a classic Irish country house, Hayfield Manor is just a ten-minute stroll from the vibrant centre of Ireland’s second city. Set at the end of a tree-lined path among mature walled gardens, Hayfield Manor is a tranquil urban haven of elegance and pampering, and boasts a fabulous spa, fine dining, and an authentically hospitable Irish welcome.
The 88 generously-proportioned en-suite rooms at Hayfield Manor are each individually styled, decorated in a restrained classical style with gorgeous antique furnishings and plush fabrics. Thoughtful touches such as complimentary chocolates along with marble bathrooms filled with Elemis spa products and all the amenities you might require make your stay here extremely comfortable.
The comforts continue downstairs, whether you opt for an indulgent afternoon tea in the drawing room or would prefer to sink into a deep armchair for a read or snooze by the library fireplace. Should you feel in the mood for some head-to-toe pampering, the Beautique Spa will awaken your senses with its range of massages, body rituals and facials. Spa facilities also include an indoor heated swimming pool, steam room, outdoor Jacuzzi and a fully equipped gymnasium.
Award-winning contemporary Irish cuisine is served at Hayfield’s Orchids Fine Dining Restaurant, and private dining is offered in the hotel’s subterranean wine cellar, while more casual meals can be enjoyed in the garden bistro, or with a pint of Guinness at the bar.
A short stroll into town will take you into the lively centre of Cork with its smart boutiques and famous English Market, one of the finest covered markets in the British Isles, where you can find a wonderful range of local food purveyors – it’s a great place to meet the locals. In the evenings, Hayfield’s concierge will be able to advise on which bars have the best live Irish music. Not far from Cork, Kinsale is a charming harbour town that has become Ireland’s gastronomic epicentre, while Blarney Castle and the world-famous Jameson whiskey distillery are other nearby attractions.
Rooms at Hayfield Manor are individually decorated with plush fabrics and antique furnishings. Each has its own character, reminiscent of the Manor House style but with all contemporary amenities. All rooms have a marble bathroom, most of which have a double vanity, and provide Elemis Spa bathroom products.
Children are more than welcome at Hayfield Manor, and will benefit from special inclusions such as cookies and milk at bedtime, mini bathrobes, children's afternoon tea and a selection of DVDs and games. There are children's menus in both restaurants, and babysitting is available on request.
There are two restaurants at Hayfield Manor, Orchids Restaurant and Perrotts Garden Bistro. Using fresh local ingredients, Orchids Restaurant serves contemporary Irish dishes in an elegant setting. Perrotts Garden Bistro is located in the conservatory and offers a relaxed atmosphere alongside its Mediterranean and International dishes.
Those looking to stay active during their visit to Hayfield Manor can make full use of the fitness studio, or alternatively relax in the pool or with a rejuvenating spa treatment. Outside the hotel, Cork's main attractions are just a ten-minute walk away. Visit the charming English Market in the city, venture further afield to Blarney Castle or explore Ireland's southern coast.
Sierra Obermark (Staff)
The family run and operated Hayfield Manor Hotel awaits you. Nestled within the youthful city of Cork, the pulse of the country is palpable here. On arrival to Hayfield, the lounge invites you to relax, kick up your feet, and have a drink. The welcoming atmosphere continues up the grand staircase and through into each of the public spaces. The Drawing Room and Library are comfortable and inviting for anyone wanting some quiet space and the Manor Bar and Perrotts are perfect for anyone wanting a little more socialization. Locals find their way to the hotel during the day and especially for dinner in the Orchids restaurant, and should you wish to get out into the city to mingle with more locals, the center of town is just a short walk or drive away.
Haile Brant (Staff)
Hayfield Manor Hotel is such a charming property with a cosy ambiance. It provides the perfect spot to relax and unwind after a busy day of travelling. You can enjoy a cocktail in one of the many welcoming communal areas such as the library, drawing room or billiards room.
Milly Walker (Staff)
Hayfield Manor is a welcoming traditional country house with the benefit of being within walking distance of Cork. The staff are charming and the service is really good too. There is plenty of space to sit back and relax, whether it be in the library, the cosy lobby or the drawing room.
Famed for its Blarney Stone, which by kissing will bestow the gift of eloquence, Blarney Castle was built over six hundred years ago by Cormac McCarthy, one of Ireland's greatest chieftains. But don't forget to explore the castle and gardens too.
Cliffs of Moher
Soaring over 700 feet, the Cliffs of Moher are a magnificent 8-kilometre stretch of sea cliffs along the Atlantic coast of Clare. Wonderful views and fabulous seabird colonies make the Cliffs of Moher a must-see natural attraction in the west of Ireland.
Cooking Demonstration at Ballymaloe House
One of the highlights of a stay at Ballymaloe House, a culinary class at its famed cookery school is sure to inspire you. Under expert hands you will learn some of the secrets of the Slow Cooking movement, and have fabulous recipes to take back with you.
Cork Food Tour
County Cork’s fertile surrounds and Atlantic coastline have helped launched the county as Ireland’s food heartland and on this tour you’ll visit some of the bakeries, markets and delis that have earned it this culinary reputation.
Horse and carriage ride in Killarney National Park
Sit back and relax in a traditional Jaunting Car- a two-wheeled carriage pulled by a single horse.
Kayaking in Killarney National Park
Enjoy a magical Kayak trip as you explore one of the many beautiful lakes of Killarney National Park.
Kinsale Food and Foraging Tour
Meet the local food producers of Kinsale and explore the town, its people and their history as you taste your way through a number of dishes and forage for ingredients on the wild coastline.
Enjoy a sea kayaking adventure as you enjoy the beautiful Irish coastline , navigating sheltered waters to hidden coves. Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such as puffins or seals whilst listening to the calming lap of the ocean.
The Beara Peninsula
Located mostly in County Cork, the Beara Peninsula is the third major 'ring' in Ireland's southwest after Kerry and Dingle. Here you can escape the hordes and find in its tiny coastal communities captivating views and Ireland at its peaceful best.
The English Market
With its mix of traditional Cork fare and exciting new foods from overseas, along with some great banter at its mainly family-run stalls, the English Market in Cork will charm anyone with an interest in food.
The Ring of Kerry
Snaking more than 120 scenically captivating miles in a circular route around the Iveragh Peninsula in southwest Ireland’s County Kerry, The Ring of Kerry takes in rugged and verdant coastal landscapes, lakes and mountains and charming seaside villages.
The Rock of Cashel
Sometimes known as Cashel of the Kings, the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary is a spectacular collection of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone rock.
The Titanic Trail Historic Walking Tour
Travel back in time to an era of sea travel, emigration to a new life in America and the ill-fated journey of the Titanic. Explore the tales of the emigrants who passed through the port on their way to a new life, and those whose journey ended prematurely
Traditonal Irish Dining Experience
Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish hospitality and ‘craic’ as you’re welcomed into the home of a local family for dinner.
County Clare, Killarney, County Cork, Dublin
from £7600 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights
- Experience the very best of Ireland from West to East in authentic style
- Discover the incredible landscapes of Killarney National Park and the Burren
- Enjoy the vibrant culture of Dublin and taste the culinary delights of Kinsale
Location & directions
Cork, Cork, Kerry and the South, Ireland
Hayfield Manor is located just a ten-minute walk from the main sights of Cork city, in southern Ireland.
How to get there
The nearest airport is Cork, around a 20-minute drive from Hayfield Manor.
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