We spent 3 nights here, my wife booking online because Ballyduff house was ideally located and reasonably priced. The venue certainly exceeded our expectations, from the moment we drove through the gates along the beautiful approach to the house on its well maintained drive. Ballyduff House is a 250 year old mansion set in a 300 acre estate and is a wonderfully grand and comfortable place to stay. Our bedroom was gigantic as was the bathroom with a modern, walk in shower. Resplendent with family paintings and period furniture with a beautiful breakfast room and library looking over the river. We were immersed in the history of the place. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The owner, Breda Thomas is a lovely, tireless host who was very attentive to our requirements and went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. When we return to this part of the world, we wouldn’t contemplate staying anywhere else!
We were on a few days break and just found this lovely Jem between Insteoige and Thomastown Kilkenny !
Bride was just lovely …
and from the moment we arrived the ‘Welcome’ Mat was out!!
A Beautiful and well appointed roomy master bedroom with all the expected charm of a period country house !
Our Breakfast was just lovely , freshly made and set us up very well for the day ahead !
Selection of everything and beautiful home made brown bread .. service with a smile and e everywhere was lovely cosy and very clean … we shall be back for sure !!
Plenty of room to stroll and enjoy
Didn’t have to time
check out the gardens thats for next time !!
(Our Bathroom not en-suite but that is expected in a country home and was not a concern )
We were Visiting from Galway
We stayed for one night in Ballyduff House, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny - the only downside was that we should have stayed for longer! Four poster beds, pure wool carpets, freestanding claw feet baths, A library with an actual secret door (only ever saw this on TV), fresh raspberries and a full Irish Breakfast with croissants just out of the oven and as much tea or coffee as you like... the prices were incredible - just €120 for a room with bed and breakfast! Ring Brid directly to book a room to escape to the country. Star gazing, bird song, walled garden, foxes, river walks - Guaranteed to make you want to return...
Stayed one night while visiting a friend in the area - just wish I was staying longer. It was a very hot Tuesday and none of the restaurants in the nearby towns were open. We got a takeaway and went out to Ballyduff. The owner was so welcoming and friendly. We relaxed outside in the peaceful surroundings. Took a walk by the river behind the house. Went to bed in the huge room with a huge bathroom and countryside views. Slept like logs. We were able to choose our own breakfast time. Plenty of freshly made breakfast with big tea and coffee pots. If you are holidaying in that part of Ireland - you will not go wrong.
We have just returned to Dublin from a most wonderful weekend in Ballyduff House. We received warm and wonderful hospitality from Breda, fabulous breakfasts and a beautiful bedroom overlooking the river Nore. Ballyduff is just a gem of place tucked away in Co Kilkenny and we will definitely return again the next time we want to be spoiled. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality and kindness, we really enjoyed our time with you.