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Ponsonby Estate

Youghal, Co Cork


Ponsonby is a magnificent 18th-century Georgian mansion and a fine architectural example of a great Irish country house. This historic mansion is the epitome of classical elegance, perfectly tranquil and utterly romantic. The privately owned estate is set in 850 acres with breath-taking views over the Blackwater River. 


The estate is four miles from the historic town of Youghal in Co Cork and only an hour from Cork city and airport. 

Map co-ordinates: 51.999247, -7.886478


Ponsonby has nine double bedrooms accommodating 18 guests and there are two further single rooms. Various cottages can accommodate a further 42 guests. Rooms are generously proportioned and elegantly furnished, with four reception rooms, a saloon and billiard room. With further accommodation in adjacent buildings, the mansion is ideal for entertaining in the flamboyant spirit and style for which it was designed.


  • Four miles from the historic town of Youghal and an hour from Cork
  • A privately owned estate set in 850 acres 
  • Sleeps 60 people – 18 in the main house and 42 in cottages
  • Rooms are generously proportioned and elegantly furnished
  • Three miles of river frontage

At A Glimpse

Immediately around the house is an area of parkland, comprising the deer park to the west, dating back to the 18th century and the walled garden to the east. The demesne has over 850 acres of secluded parkland and woodland and three miles of river frontage, where guests can ride, walk, shoot or fish. Ponsonby has an indoor pool, hot tub, snooker room and outdoor tennis court. This lovely private country estate has an extraordinary sense of peace and a stay here means that you can really escape the stresses of modern life.

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