Since it’s opening in 1996, Hayfield Manor 5 Star Hotel in Cork City has been recognised for providing a high quality product and exceptional service. This is reflected in the various awards with which Hayfield Manor has been honoured.
The estate, in the heart of Cork city, was originally owned by the Musgrave family, the famous Cork merchants. The current owners, the Scally Family, purchased the estate from the Musgrave family and established Cork’s first 5 star hotel.
As a family owned and managed hotel, the personal yet professional service that is delivered has become synonomous with Hayfield Manor, and ensures guests enjoy their stay with us in Cork city. We invite you to review our Awards and Accolades page for a list of the most current awards Hayfield Manor has received. Awards and Accolades
We believe we have something special at Hayfield Manor to offer our guests. We are a proudly independent hotel that is family owned and operated, where service and exceeding the expectations of our guests is our utmost priority and also making our guests feel at home.
We are as unique as our staff whose dedication to looking after guests and providing the ultimate luxury experience, makes Hayfield Manor a place of welcome and relaxation. We work together as a team and enjoy the challenge of maintaining Hayfield Manor as Cork’s best hotel.
Long service is considered a given at Hayfield Manor with our core staff remaining with us over many years as we grow however we equally embrace new members to the team for their fresh ideas and diverse experience.
As a member property of two unique hotel collections, Preferred Hotels & Resorts and Ireland’s Blue Book, we have gained international recognition for the special place that we are. We have been rewarded for our efforts over the years with a number of prestigious awards and we strive to continue to be at the forefront of the Irish and international hospitality industry.
We work with fellow travel professionals from exclusive networks such as Virtuoso, Signature Travel Network, Traveller Made and Celebrated Experiences to ensure that the guest’s experience in Ireland is one of seamless luxury from beginning to end.
Above all, we love our city and our county and are fiercely proud Corkonians, both natives and honorary alike. We want our guests to get to know our city and experience the beauty of the magnificent county of Cork – the largest county in Ireland.
We take huge pride in the number of return hotel guest that we have the honour to serve and we take great pleasure in welcoming back friends of Hayfield Manor.
We would welcome the opportunity to make your next visit to Cork a special one, so please join us at Hayfield Manor. Our valued staff continue to make Hayfield Manor a truely unique experience every single time.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF HAYFIELD MANOR
Although Hayfield Manor has only been part of the hospitality industry with the past 20 years, the five star hotel located in Cork city is steeped in history with its story dating back to the early 1800’s.
It all began many years ago when Richard Perrott married Hannah Mary Barnes in 1815. Richard and Hannah lived at Hayfield Manor, and they had thirteen children between 1816 and 1843. Richard Perrott went on to become the sole owner of the Hive Iron Works in Cork, one of the most important of its time, in place of his Father-in-law.
The estate which lies in the heart of Cork City, located beside University College Cork, was subsequently owned by the Musgrave family, the famous Cork merchants. The Musgrave family company is a wholesaler that supplies groceries to a network of franchisees who take over the running of its retail brands.
These retail brands range from Supervalu and Centra in Ireland, Budgens and Londis in the UK and Dialprix in Spain. The history of the Musgraves dates back to 1876, when brothers Thomas and Stuart Musgrave set up a trading company in Cork.
Over the years, they have been involved in many sectors, including tea, sweets, and hotels, before finally settling on running cash-and-carry’s and supplying the grocery trade.
Hayfield house fell into a state of disrepair until the Scally Family took it over and rebuilt the hotel to five star standard in 1995. The hotel opened its doors to the public and began welcoming guests in 1996 and to this day remains Cork city’s premier five star hotel.
The hotel’s popular casual dining restaurant, Perrott’s Garden Bistro, is named in honour of Richard Perrott. The Scally Family have also honoured tradition of the property by maintaining and developing Hayfield Manor with all the ambience and charm of the traditional manor house.
A drawing of the original house can be seen in the hotel today and it clearly shows that the Scally Family paid close attention to the original design when rebuilding the house to five star standard. The main staircase by reception is a replica of the original staircase of the old house.
The hotel does still hold some remaining pieces from the old manor house such as the fireplace in the lobby which is the original fireplace from the house and also some floor tiles which are located in the Lobby area.
The grounds and trees are over 150 years old. The beautiful Weeping Willow by the main entrance even has a preservation order on it. The walled gardens to the back of the hotel are based on Muckross Gardens in Killarney. Since it’s opening in 1996, Hayfield Manor has been recognised for providing a high quality product and exceptional service.
ROOMS & SUITES
Hayfield Manor in Cork provides the best in luxury places to stay in Ireland. Each unique, spacious bedroom at Hayfield Manor Hotel is individually designed with your comfort in mind. Each guest room contains beautiful antique furnishings and exquisite fabrics to indulge your senses and provide luxury accommodation for you on your visit to the city of Cork.
Equipped with all the modern amenities you expect from Cork’s premier 5 star hotel, bedrooms still retain the distinct magical charm of a Manor House. Each bedroom is individually styled with a character all of its own.
When an occasion calls for that little something extra special, our willing and dedicated staff are more than happy to arrange a myriad of special touches such as chocolates and champagne to enhance your stay with us.
Hotel guests staying at Hayfield Manor Cork can avail of the complimentary private car park within the manor walls, as well as free wireless internet access throughout the hotel and guest bedrooms.
Choose the room type to best suit your needs during your stay, ranging from a Manor Room to a luxurious Master Suite, all our rooms are designed for your utmost relaxation.
THE PRESIDENTIAL SUITE
The magnificent Presidential Suite offers an ultimate luxurious stay at the 5 Star Hayfield Manor Hotel. An impressive 1,200 sq ft/ 111m2, this exclusive suite is lavishly decorated with beautiful antique furnishings and classical décor.
A welcome hall sets the tone for this, our largest and most luxurious suite, which leads to an extensive comfortable Drawing Room ideal for relaxing or for private meetings. Original artistic impressions, a marble fireplace flanked by luxurious arm chairs and sofa, antique dining table and surround sound adds to the splendor of the Drawing Room.
The Presidential Suite features a King Size Bed with plush textiles, silk drapery, and an open fire, all which enhance the enchanting ambiance of this most exquisite bedroom. Adjacent to the Master Bedroom is a spacious dressing area with large antique wardrobes and a vanity bureau.
Incorporated into The Presidential Suite are two distinctly designed bathrooms. For the utmost extravagant luxury, both bathrooms feature a range of Elemis Spa products and oils, bathrobes and slippers.
‘Her’ bathroom is lavishly decorated to augment the aura of relaxation. ‘His’ bathroom features a state-of-the-art Steam Power Shower, which can be enjoyed using Elemis products to feel fresh and relaxed.
Guests enjoy private dining in the Drawing Room with dedicated wait staff for special occasions. The Presidential Suite also features a complimentary bar with wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks with a Nespresso Coffee Machine for coffee connoisseurs to ensure that you enjoy every moment of your stay at Hayfield Manor.
THE SHANDON SUITE
Named after Cork cities old fort (sean dún), Shandon lies north of the River Lee and is the northernmost point of the medieval city. Shandon was one of a number of settlements in and around ancient Cork, with a medieval church dedicated to St. Mary built close to the site of the fort.
One of the most iconic sights on the Cork skyline, the steeple at St. Anne’s Church in Shandon is famously known for the golden fish that sits on top. ‘Goldie the Fish’ is based on an ancient Christian symbol, and is also an ancient symbol of Cork city itself.
The Shandon Bells are always a popular tourist destination for guests to Hayfield Manor, with visitors able to ring the iconic bells for themselves and the observation deck offering incredible views of Cork city.
THE MERCHANT SUITE
The second largest natural harbour in the world, Cork has a fascinating maritime and export history, with its importance to the city signified by the merchant ship that adorns the City crest. Throughout the centuries Cork was seen as a vital trading port, with the quays regularly lined with merchant and cargo ships from all over the world.
Some of Cork’s most notable exports included oats, wheat, beef, and most famously butter, with the development of the Cork Butter Exchange in the 1700’s, which became the largest butter market in the world.
Our Deluxe Bedrooms have been designed to offer extra 5 Star luxury for special occasions or romantic getaways. Each Deluxe Bedroom is individually designed, with luxurious comfort a paramount feature in all.
Deluxe Bedrooms afford additional space for relaxation and work with an average of 550 sq ft/ 51m2 in size and are opulently furnished to enhance your five star experience.
With an average 350 sq ft/32m2 per room, Superior Rooms provide guests with a more spacious accommodation during their stay at Hayfield Manor. Superior Rooms are all individually decorated, featuring unique upholstery, furnishings and antiques.
Manor Rooms at Hayfield Manor offer guests luxurious and spacious accommodation, with the guests comfort in mind when designing each room. Each Manor Room is individually furnished and comprises a spacious average of 300 sq ft/ 27.9m2.
Overlooking the beautiful private gardens and the leafy grounds of the hotel, Hayfield Manor’s Signature restaurant Orchids is a premier Cork city restaurant, making any occasion special for guests.
Soft lighting and flickering candles create the perfect atmosphere to enjoy a spectacular meal prepared by our Executive Head Chef Mark Staples and his talented team. Orchids restaurant has developed a reputation for its renowned dining experience as one of the best restaurants in Cork City.
Orchid’s offers exquisite contemporary Irish Cuisine created using the freshest local ingredients which is served by attentive staff, ensuring an unforgettable dining experience. We offer vegetarian and vegan options to suit dietary requirements also. Please note that pre-booking is essential for any dietary requirements.
PERROTTS GARDEN BISTRO
Located in the conservatory area at the front of Hayfield Manor Hotel, Perrotts Garden Bistro restaurant Cork, has become a favourite among guests and locals alike since it first opened its doors back in 2005.
With a distinct relaxed atmosphere and bright, airy décor, it is the ideal restaurant venue to enjoy a sumptuous meal with family and friends, or take a break out of the office and have a delicious working lunch with colleagues. Perrotts Garden Bistro features a wide range of Mediterranean and International Specialty dishes appealing to all tastes.
Hayfield Manor’s newest addition, Bloom offers a luxurious escape in the midst of our manicured gardens. Situated in our stunning courtyard, Bloom is made entirely of glass and with retractable walls and ceiling, offers a breath of fresh air, and is the perfect venue for a casual drink, catching up with friends or for an exclusive private function.
With a selection of fruity botanical cocktails and a delicious Brunch menu, Bloom is a wonderful addition to Hayfield Manor.
Indulge in an Award Winning Afternoon Tea at Hayfield Manor Hotel. Relax in Orchids Restaurant to the subtle tones of a classical piano and soak up the Manor atmosphere as you enjoy a delicious assortment of pastries and cakes freshly prepared in our Patisserie. You are free to choose your favourite tea blend.
THE MANOR BAR
The Manor Bar at Hayfield Manor is full of old world sophistication with contemporary accent pieces to satisfy both the traditionalists and design-lovers alike.
Serving everything from morning coffee with freshly baked scones and light meals from our daytime menu, the Manor Bar’s friendly and relaxed atmosphere provides an ideal location to enjoy some lively conversations with your friends and family.
Relax in one of the many comfortable armchairs with a pre-dinner aperitif, or choose one of many fine whiskies from our extensive collection for the perfect finish to your delicious meal.
The Manor Bar’s knowledgeable and friendly staff will be delighted to inform you about the wonderful vintages on offer from our wine cellar. For those who prefer something a little different our Signature Cocktail is a staple that is not to be missed.
Traditional Sunday Lunch is available at Hayfield Manor and is served every Sunday in Perrotts Garden Bistro. The menu features a range of traditional and much loved fare such as warming soups, delicious roasts and tempting desserts.
Ideal for a family celebration, or simply to enjoy a deserved day off from cooking, Traditional Sunday Lunch at Hayfield Manor is just the treat you are looking for.
As with all our menus, Traditional Sunday Lunch features fresh and locally sourced ingredients, crafted by our team of talented chefs to create innovative and attractive dishes for a delicious dining experience. We recommend pre-booking your Sunday Lunch at Hayfield Manor in order to guarantee your reservation and avoid disappointment.
There is no better way to enjoy family time than around a table with a delicious meal. At Hayfield Manor families are welcomed in both Orchids Restaurant and in Perrotts Garden Bistro. While adults enjoy a choice from our exceptional menus, children have the option to choose from their very own menu designed with children’s loves in mind.
For a special daytime treat for the family, Hayfield Manor’s Afternoon Tea is just the thing with traditional three tiered delights for the grown ups and a very special array for the little ones. What finer way to pass an afternoon than to relax with your loved ones over the time honoured tradition of tea.
Breakfast makes an outstanding start to the day at Hayfield Manor with an extensive continental buffet and a host of hot dishes made to order from the kitchen. Pancakes remain a firm favourite with junior guests.
SPA & WELLNESS
As the demand for our highly experienced team of therapists is much greater than we can accommodate, please be aware that our weekend dates can book up 6-8 weeks in advance.
We ask for your patience and understanding, and recommend you to book your Spa experience in advance to avoid any limitations & in turn any disappointment. Our incredible team are here to provide you with your much needed R&R, and we can assure you that your treatment will certainly be worth the wait!
At The Beautique Spa, Hayfield Manor, we strive to exceed all guest expectations & a visit is truly an experience in itself. Our Hotel Spa is a warm & comforting sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Beautique facilities include five individually designed treatment rooms, an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and outdoor Jacuzzi along with our newly added intimate relaxation lounge.
What we take our greatest pride in is the level to which we offer personalised treatments . Our intention with every treatment is to ensure that it is bespoke and individual to each and every guest, delivering a treatment created just for you at the expert hands of your therapist.
Hayfield Manor & The Beautique Spa are both proud and honoured to be the flagship hotel for GROUND Wellbeing and The Beautique Spa was the first Elemis Spa in Ireland.
The Beautique Spa treatment menu is non gender specific. Our treatment offering is open for everyone over the age of 18. While we offer purposeful focus on female wellness with the specialized GROUND Balancing Ritual for menopause and the GROUND Comforting Ritual for pregnancy, we are well renowned for our proficiency and skills in all treatments that we offer, specifically Deep Tissue and Indian Head Massage. Regardless of gender all of our treatments are personalised for each and every guest after thorough consultation with your spa therapist.
It is important to us that our treatments are tailor made for all, that includes those with compromised health or those going through cancer treatments.
Our team has completed training with TPOT for Therapeutic Massage for Clients with Cancer and also trained in Christine Clinton’s Cancer Care Touch Therapy: Fundamentally, we believe that creating holistic respite for our clients is key. We believe it is essential for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing and that is at the core of how we operate as a team.
Take time out during your stay at Hayfield Manor, Cork’s premier 5 star hotel, and visit the hotel’s leisure facilities for a relaxing retreat. The leisure facilities at Hayfield Manor Hotel offer guests an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi.
Our private indoor heated swimming pool is a haven of tranquillity. Ideally situated overlooking the beautiful enclosed walled garden, the pool offers a calming experience.
Designed with relaxation in mind, the pool is 16 meters in length, 5 meters at its widest point and 1.32 meters at its deepest point. The leisure facilities are exclusively for hotel residents and spa guests only.
For those of you looking to maintain your workout or gym regime while travelling, why not visit the Fitness Studio at Hayfield Manor Hotel in Cork. For our guests’ convenience, the Fitness Studio is open 24 hours. The Fitness Studio at Hayfield Manor features a selection of cardio equipment and free weights.
Following your workout, guests may enjoy relaxing in our steam room, indoor swimming pool or outdoor hot tub. A full selection of Elemis & Ground treatments and products are available in The Beautique Spa.
While enjoying your workout, or simply relaxing poolside, enjoy the 5 star touches that are evident throughout not just the leisure centre, but the whole hotel, such as Elemis Spa toiletries, soft white bathrobes and slippers.
For those looking to improve their health and fitness, personal training sessions are available in Hayfield Manor Hotel in Cork with Olympic athlete Gillian O’Sullivan.
Gillian works regularly with a range of clients of all ages. She works with anyone from beginner to athlete level. She will design a program to suit everyone’s individual and specific needs, to help you get the results you want.
MEETINGS & EVENTS
Hayfield Manor Cork provides the idyllic venue for any event. Whatever the occasion, Hayfield’s team of dedicated staff will ensure your event is unforgettable from the moment you are welcomed by the friendly doorman, until the time you depart the hotel.
Hayfield Manor specialises in small intimate events, such as weddings, civil partnerships, christenings, celebratory birthday parties, communions, confirmations or just a gathering of friends and families. Should you have any special requirements for your event, you need only inform us and we will be delighted to endeavour to provide them.
We offer a choice of unique private dining venues, including Orchids Private Dining Room and interconnecting Library, The Executive Boardroom and The Vine Wine Cellar. At Hayfield Manor, attention is paid to every little detail that makes your event special.
Many congratulations on your engagement. You have chosen the partner, chosen the ring, and now it is time to choose the perfect wedding venue in Cork which to celebrate your marriage and hold your special day.
At Hayfield Manor Hotel in Cork, our aim is to make your Wedding Day the most perfect and enjoyable day of your life. No task is too large nor detail too small for our experienced staff when it comes to your big day.
We delight in assisting you with every single task from your seating arrangements and menu choices to the co-ordination of your ideal floral arrangements for the tables. With the assurance of the highest quality cuisine, service and facilities, our dedicated team take care of everything so you can simply relax and enjoy your special day with ease.
Hayfield Manor’s experienced Wedding Coordinator will assist you with your detailed planning, so that on your wedding day you can experience the unique Hayfield Manor VIP Welcome. Greet your wedding guests in the privacy of your very own reception room or in the manor gardens throughout your bespoke drinks reception before your exquisite meal.
Dine from your carefully selected Gourmet Wedding Menu in one of our elegantly decorated Private Dining Rooms just for you and your guests. Relax and spend time with your loved ones in the Library, Drawing Room, or Manor Bar.
Offer your wedding guests attractive accommodation rates so they continue to celebrate with you throughout the evening and beyond while enjoying a luxurious overnight stay also.
Retire at any time to the luxury of your upgraded bedroom, where you will find a chilled bottle of champagne waiting for you courtesy of the Scally family. A wedding at Hayfield Manor Hotel ensures a day to cherish for you and your guests forever.
A LITTLE BEYOND THE CITY
The village of Blarney is a must – see for any visitor to Cork and is only a short 20 minute drive from Hayfield Manor. Stroll through the stunning gardens of the Blarney Castle, and take the opportunity to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, which will bestow you with the gift of eloquence.
For a unique shopping excursion, visit the Blarney Woolen Mills which specializes in Irish gifts and souvenirs. End the day with a taste of Irish cuisine in one of the many pubs and restaurants surrounding the village green. This is certainly an attraction that is not to be missed.
The Harbour town of Kinsale has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in Cork. Famed for it’s abundance of delicious award winning restaurants & stunning Harbour views, a trip to Kinsale is worth the mere half hour journey from the city of Cork.
Beautiful scenic walks around historical grounds and coastal inlets are a great way to spend an afternoon, before dining in one of the many restaurants where seafood is a specialty. Kinsale is approximately a 35 minute drive from Hayfield Manor.
The harbour town of Cobh is a popular tourist destination and is just a short journey from Cork city, with a regular bus and train service to the town also. The last port of call for the Titanic, homage is paid to the thousands of Irish who emigrated in the Cobh Heritage Centre.
Sample the fare in one of the various restaurants, and visit the Cathedral high on the hill overlooking the town. Here you also visit the Titanic Experience which is a big hit with visitors.
FOTA HOUSE & GARDENS
Fota House, Arboretum and Gardens is a fabulous regency style great country house steeped in history. Guided tours allow you to explore the house and take you on a journey to discover fascinating insights into the contrasting lives of the masters of a former time.
There is always something to do with a range of cultural events for all ages as well as family events and evening concerts. The Bakestone Café on site also serves delicious food from the Victoria Working Garden and is the perfect place to relax and take some time out.
Cork’s coastline offers picturesque scenery for you to enjoy. Stroll along the white sands of Inchydoney Beach, surf in Ballycotton, or take the ferry from Glengariff to Garnish Island, famed for its stunning gardens and views. Visit the famous Bantry Bay, where sampling freshly caught seafood is a delicious treat. The coastline is truly spectacular.
JAMESON DISTILLERY MIDLETON
The Jameson Old Midleton Distillery in East Cork is a wonderful, worthwhile excursion. Tour the distillery and learn how the world famous Irish Whiskey is made. Finish the tour with a whiskey tasting.
Spike Island is an island of 104 acres in Lower Cork Harbour. Shortly after Christianity was introduced to Ireland, St Mochuda started a church here. He left 20 brothers on the island while he continued his mission around Ireland.
Smuggling was widely practiced in the 18th century and the dark rigidness of the Spike Island shoreline was a favourite hiding place for smugglers. The island’s rich history has included monks and monasteries, rioters and redcoats, captains and convicts and sinners and saints. This award winning attraction offers a fantastic day out!
GOLF IN CORK
Cork presents itself as an ultimate golfer’s paradise, with a number of Championship courses scattered around the city and county of Cork. The inclement weather that Ireland so often experiences has resulted in a lush and vibrant green landscape with the natural undulating terrain creating a challenge for golfers both novice and pro.
Old Head Golf Links in Kinsale is one of the most renowned courses in Cork. Sitting atop a peninsula jutting into the Atlantic Ocean, this course tests the mettle of all who play it, but regardless of your score, the stunning view will leave you absolutely breathless.
A round of golf at this 72 par private club is extremely sought after by golf enthusiasts from all over the World, and has been played by some of the greats such as Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia. Old Head Golf Links is located 44km from Hayfield Manor, approximately 45 minutes journey time.
If you favour the challenges presented on Parkland Courses, why not visit Cork Golf Club, situated in the beautiful Cork Harbour. This mature course has played host to some of the major Amateur and Professional Championships including the Irish Open.
Rolling fairways, flawless greens and a most picturesque view over Cork Harbour, this stunning course is certainly one not to be missed on a golf tour of Cork. Cork Golf Course is located 11km from Hayfield Manor, approx 20mins journey time.
Hayfield Manor provides the ideal base when exploring the above and the numerous other golf courses located in Cork. We are more than happy to assist with transfers to and from the golf courses, and you can prepare for your round with a peaceful night’s sleep in your luxurious spacious guest room.
We will be happy to oblige with an early Breakfast to Go for early tee-times, as well as picnics to enjoy during your day out. Unwind in the evening in The Beautique Spa, with a relaxing treatment or simply a swim in the pool, and savour delicious meals of your choice of 2 unique restaurants at Hayfield Manor- Orchids Gourmet Restaurant and Perrotts Garden Bistro.
ST. PATRICK STREET
The main street in Cork City is where you can find almost anything you require, from books, music, arts and crafts, to high street fashion, sporting goods, jewellery and furniture.
Large retail stores such as Brown Thomas are also to be found along Patrick’s Street along with a wide range of High Street fashion outlets as well as some local fashion boutiques which will satisfy a desire for clothing.
Voted one of the top ten best food markets in Europe by the Observer Food Magazine, the English Market in Cork is an attraction which is most certainly not to be missed.
The atmosphere, sights and smells make the English Market a shopping experience unlike any other in the city of Cork. The bustling market is full of the freshest produce coming from local farmers and producers, including meat, seafood, and fruit & vegetables.
Pick up a helping of Tripe and Drisheen, a traditional Cork dish. For those with a sweet tooth, a visit to the outstanding homemade cakes and chocolate stalls will be the highlight of your trip. These stalls are simply irresistible. Further information.
The most recent addition to Cork’s shopping scene is the Opera Lane Shopping Street in the heart of the vibrant city. The stylish and contemporary design of the complex merges well with the upgrade of Patrick Street.
Opera Lane is home to many renowned high street shops, including favourites New Look, River Island, Top Shop, H&M and Office. Starbucks can also be found on Opera Lane where you can enjoy a break from all the shopping. Further information.
OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET
This is the second busiest street in the city and is a long, partially pedestrianised thoroughfare with shops, buskers, cafes, excellent restaurants and historic buildings. It is a very vibrant, lively street, full of surprises and great shopping with something on offer for everyone. Oliver Plunkett Street won The Great Street Award 2016.
CORN MARKET STREET
Corn Market Street is home to an outdoor market, with Saturday being the main trading day. An assorted range of stalls are to be found. Shop for clothes, shoes, gifts, drapery, toys, and traditional Irish music and instruments. After a hard day shopping, retire to the Hugenot Quarter where you can soak up the atmosphere in a vast range of cafes and restaurants.
MAHON POINT SHOPPING CENTRE
A number of shopping centres line the suburbs, the most popular of which is Mahon point. A short 15 minute drive from the hotel, Mahon Point is host to a range of the most popular shops on the High Street today. Whatever your needs, Mahon Point can meet them. Round off the trip with lunch in the food court and a trip to the luxurious 13 screen cinema.
BLARNEY WOOLEN MILLS
Located on the Blarney Woolen Mills site, the Woolen Mills gift shop which specialises in the tweed and wool garments for which Blarney is famed for. A wide range of Irish gifts and souvenirs provide the perfect gifts for loved ones back home.
FAMILY FUN IN CORK
Ireland is the ideal choice for a family holiday, and Cork offers a playground in which to fill every day of your family vacation with excitement and fun.
Head West, and visit the Model Railway Village in Clonakilty. From there head to Rosscarbery, where you can visit Colmar Animal Farm, to see lots of different farm animals and machinery. Spend the afternoon at Inchydoney, a truly stunning beach just 45 minutes from Cork City.
Here, you can simply relax on the beach, take a stroll along the coastline, or for those looking for a bit more excitement, take a surfing lesson from the Surf School located here.
For an adrenaline fuelled day that the kids are sure to love, visit Oysterhaven Outdoor Activity Centre in Kinsale, who offer 3 hours multi-activity sessions of kayaking, sailing, jungle quest adventure course, orienteering and archery.
Trabolgan Village offers a range of similar activities, as well as family entertainment. Another popular attraction for families is Fota Wildlife Park, where children and adults alike delight in seeing a range of animals roaming the grounds in this unique park.
Cork city offers plenty to keep the family occupied on rainy days, with cinemas, indoor play areas and novel child friendly museums such as Cork Gaol, and Lifetime Lab. On Hayfield Manor’s doorstep, you will find both park lands & city, and lots for the family to do.
At Hayfield Manor, we welcome junior guests, and ensure they receive our customary 5 star welcome that all guests receive. Children love to be pampered like mum & dad, and luxuriate in their bathrobes & slippers, while enjoying their milk and cookies delivered to their room every evening at turn down.
Dinner time is a joy, with a wide choice available on our healthy children’s menu, and Children’s Afternoon Tea is available for the midday munchies! We will also be delighted to provide a picnic if required for your days excursions.
During your stay at Hayfield Manor Cork, be sure to enjoy a dip with the family in our swimming pool, and visit the bird aviary, always a hit with our junior hotel guests.
Cork Harbour is home to spectacular scenery, award-winning attractions and famously the last point of departure for the RMS Titanic. Discover Cork Harbour onboard one of the Ocean Escapes RIBs to take in the amazing scenery from an utterly unique perspective.
Discover the rugged coastline, scenic lighthouses, breathtaking cliffs and amazing maritime history. Whether you are seeking an epic adventure on the water, a family trip or wanting to have a few drinks with some friends you’ll find the perfect boat trip with Ocean Escapes
CORK HARBOUR TOURS
Cork is the second largest Natural Harbour in the world. Tours of the harbour are on a personal level, with a skipper and guide with a max of 9 passengers at any time. Each tour endeavours to link up with our resident pod of bottlenose dolphins.
The tour explores the extensive and rich history in and around the harbour, looking at Martello Towers, Forts Camden, Carlisle, and Mitchell, St. Colmans Cathedral, Cobh (last port of call for Titanic) and Hullbowline, home to our naval fleet. Tours may also look at current commercial traffic, liners and navigation within the Harbour.
CORK HARBOUR BOAT HIRE
Cork Harbour Boat Hire offer self drive boats for a truly unique experience. Take a Self-Drive Boat Ride with Cork Harbour Boat Hire from The Port of Cork Marina only a short distance from Hayfield Manor.
Take a trip under some of the historic bridges of Cork right up to the Franciscan Well or take a trip to Blackrock Castle and maybe spot a seal or two on your way! No matter which route you take, you are guaranteed an enjoyable boat trip.
CORK CITY TOURS
Take in the many wonderful sights of Cork with the fantastic open top Hop On Hop Off bus tour. Visit the top attractions including the English Market, St. Patrick’s Street, Cork City Gaol, The Shandon Bells, University College Cork and many more! This tours offers a 24 hour unlimited hop on/hop off whereby you can take your time at each stop. The best and most exciting way to explore Cork!
CORK’S SEA SAFARI
Our islands and tranquil river estuaries are some of Cork’s most beautiful attractions & offer a wide variety of interesting and appealing sights. Our history spans centuries, examples of which are plentiful throughout our harbour.
This combined with our scenic coves, beaches and bays as well as the marine and bird life makes Cork Sea Safari a unique and unforgettable experience. Fun and informative Harbour and Dolphin Watching tours from Cork Harbour are also available, combined with the unique opportunity to experience high adventure and pure exhilaration.
SURFING & SAILING
The coastline around Cork experiences some of the best waves suitable for surfers, and it is therefore no surprise that this sport is growing in popularity. In some of the more well known areas, Surf Schools provide tuition and equipment for hire. It is also possible experience other water sports like canoeing and kayaking.
THE TITANIC TRAIL
The entertaining and innovative Titanic Trail has been operating every day since 1998. The one hour escorted tour, with specially trained guides, brings to life the story of Titanic, and the events in the town on the day Titanic left her last anchorage to sail into her icy fate in the North Atlantic. The Titanic Trail has been filmed by 20th Century Fox, National Geographic and many other travel documentaries.
Zipit, at Farran Woods, is a high wire forest adventure park with a difference. A place for young and old, where children can let their imagination run wild and where adults can embrace their inner child.
You can climb high into the treetops, swing into cargo nets, even ride a bmx across a bridge, before zipping down one of our many ziplines. Children from age 7 to adults can enjoy up to 4 hours of excitement and adventure. Zipit offers a unique outdoor experience for everyone to enjoy.
BALLYCOTTON CLIFF WALK
The Cliff Walk is from Ballycotton village to Ballyandreen beach along a cliff track where you are flanked by meadows on one side and the ocean on the other. It starts at the end of Ballycotton village.
The walk extends over 5 miles on a foot worn track along the cliff face with stunning views and passes Ballytrasna beach. There are many stiles to cross on the route (therefore not suitable for bikes or buggies). Our dedicated Concierge team can provide a map of the walk as well as driving directions should you require them. The cliffs are located approximately 50mins from Hayfield Manor.
RIVER BLACKWATER FISHING
Hayfield Manor is situated within very close proximity to the River Blackwater, which is known as being one of the best fishing rivers, not just in Ireland but throughout the whole of Europe. We have our very own Ghillie/Guide that will help with the experience of having a memorable day on the River Blackwater.
Everything that’s required to enhance your day can be provided. Over the years both expert and novice anglers have caught salmon and trout and experienced golden moments that will last a lifetime.