We are Mark & Felicity Grace. We bought Ballynoe House in 2015 after retiring to Felicity’s ancestral homeland. Our aim is to provide guests with superior self-catering accommodation for holidays in the Clonakilty area of West Cork and we are converting the modern stable block and hay barn into three luxury holiday lets, due to open in 2018.
Mark is the resident genealogist at Ballynoe House, supporting worldwide collaborative family history & DNA research since 1979. Guests can take advantage of an introduction to their own family history or seek advice. Otherwise, he is normally found out and about maintaining the five acres of grounds.
Felicity is a pencil and watercolour artist who also loves to quilt and experiment with textiles. Since leaving West Cork at the age of six and having travelled the world, she finally feels she has returned home. A significant number of her family and friends run respected and quality businesses in West Cork.