For generations, Ballyknocken Cookery School, House and Farm has welcomed guests to our idyllic corner of the garden of Ireland. Our Farmhouse was built in the 1850s for a local land agent. For all of my childhood there was a huge rusty pot filled with flowers outside, my Dad thought it was used by my grandfather to make potatoes for the pigs.
But more recently we discovered that it was a famine soup pot. And here we are still making soup for our visitors to this day in Ballyknocken.
Our children are fourth generation here at Ballyknocken Farm, and I can trace our family back to the early 1800’s as farmers and landowners in the locality so there is a clear history of production from the land.
And my mother took it to the next level of “farm to fork” by opening our farmhouse as our B&B in 1969.
When my mother started the B&B back in 1969, I tagged along behind her, and cooking breakfast was the first thing I learned. I loved working alongside my mum and I was never short of jobs. If I wasn’t collecting eggs from the hen house, I was juicing oranges or setting tables.
I am very proud that we are still opening our doors for our guests to exclusively hire our Farmhouse as a special private venue for their special occasions whilst enjoying our delectable menus and recipes.
WHAT’S ON OFFER
We continue to offer an intimate, warm, friendly and welcoming, bed and breakfast experience where our guests can enjoy:
Private Venue Hire
Relaxing Weekend Breaks
Private Cookery Classes
The Garden of Ireland beauty spots of Glendalough, Sally Gap, Brittas Bay Beach and Powerscourt Waterfall
Walking, Golf & Activity Holidays in Wicklow
Shopping at Avoca & Dundrum Shopping Centre
The house was perfect – homely and charming, and having the privacy to sit around the fire chatting into the early hours was the icing on the cake. Breakfast the following morning was just delicious.