Set within 614 acres of luscious gardens, Ballyfin Demesne is one of the finest neoclassical mansions in Ireland. Purcell were commissioned to restore the building’s fabric, transforming the Georgian mansion into a luxury hotel which reflects its 1880s heyday.

Ballyfin Demesne

Ballyfin, designed by Richard and William Morrison, is a 20-room sandstone mansion and a protected structure.

Following the building’s gradual deterioration — due to its previous use as a boys’ school — we restored the building’s fabric, transforming it into a luxurious hotel fit for 21st-century visitors.


Our extensive repair scheme focused on restoring the building’s interior including its rooms and conservatory. Former derelict and vandalized spaces inside the building were carefully restored to recreate the lavish interiors for its guests to enjoy. Other park features — including a grotto and tower — were also carefully restored.

Inside the rooms, the intricate plasterwork ceilings, which make up the building’s Georgian character, were repaired, in addition to the fabrics, carpets and furnishings.

The addition of the Irish antique furniture and paintings have ensured the mansion’s transformation into a five-star luxury country house hotel that it is today.