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Ardmore Country House is a tastefully decorated country home located in the lush green countryside midway between Dublin and Galway, Cork and Belfast and less than two hours from the Cliffs of Moher, Blarney, Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny, Killarney. Enjoy a peaceful relaxed vacation, scenic walks, log fires, good food. Meet the real Irish at a traditional music session in the local pubs. Ask Chris who usually goes to play herself where it's at. We are near haunted Leap Castle and can arrange a visit for you. Visit nearby Birr Castle Gardens & Giant Telescope, Charleville Castle, Clononey Castle, Tullamore Dew Distillery or the famous monastic site Clonmacnoise. Kinnitty is at the foot of the Slieve Bloom Mountain which has many looped walking trails, and great mountain biking trails. Bikes can be hired in the village.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children's playground
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
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Walk-in shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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Sinéad wrote a review Nov 2022
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We had an amazing stay at Ardmore Country House. It's a beautiful period house and Chris has done a great job restoring it. After a day hiking the Slieve Blooms we had a great night out in the pub which is just 2 mins walk away. We had a delicious home cooked breakfast the next morning with a gluten free option. I will definitely be back to try out some mountain biking or road cycling as this accommodation is so centrally located, clean and really comfortable after a long day in the mountains.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Eric Palcic wrote a review Nov 2022
My fiancé and I had a thoroughly enjoyable stay here. Chris was a wonderful host who spoiled us with a delicious full Irish breakfast and couldn't have been more helpful in every regard. She even allowed me to use her kitchen for an online work conference call! We both loved the decor and energy of the house and slept very well both nights. We would both highly recommend Ardmore House and we look forward to returning here in the near future.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Christina Byrne, Owner at Ardmore Country House
Responded 18 Nov 2022
Thank you Eric. It was a pleasure to host you and Eimear. Looking forward to having some of your guests stay for your wedding. Best Wishes. Chris
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G.W. Smith wrote a review Oct 2022
New Lebanon, New York12 contributions
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This is a very clean, nice B&B. Its location to the slieve Bloom mountains and kinnitty castle is perfect. I was there mountain biking. The rental bikes are on site at this B&B. The Pikeman brewery is practically across the road. Cafe is located just down from the brewery. With another pub in the village that serves pizza. Kinnitty castle is located just down the road @ the trailhead. The castle welcomes mountain bikers and hikers for lunch. The host Chis is a great cook, her scones and breakfast are the best! I can’t wait to go back next summer. So if your looking for some genuine Irish hospitality, stay @ the Ardmore country house.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: Pikeman’s brewery only accepts cash. All other establishments accepts cards.
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Response from Christina Byrne, Owner at Ardmore Country House
Responded 18 Nov 2022
Thank you Greg for the lovely review. looking forward to your return visit next summer.
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priorsy_2020 wrote a review Oct 2022
Sunderland, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
partner booked this bnb looked nice originally but the host was SO rude during our stay. worried leaving this review as she leaves such defensive replies to the ones she doesn't like but has to be said. house was fine, not the cleanest and lots of cobwebs/dust everywhere but it is in the countrysode so fine. hot water was not very good. breakfast was ok. we felt the whole time like we were an inconvenience or in the way and I didnt relax until we left, we spoke to 2 other guests at breakfast and they said the same that the host was rude to them as well
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Christina Byrne, Owner at Ardmore Country House
Responded 19 Oct 2022
Yes of course I am defensive about my reputation, who isn’t? I put my heart and soul into my business looking after guests to the best of my ability for over 26 years and will continue to do so. Reading my reviews readers can see 99% of guests really appreciate what I do and thankfully enjoy their stay here with me as I do with them. You claim you stayed here 7 months ago. If your experience is authentic why wait for 7 months to write this? Of course one can find faults everywhere if you go looking for them. None of us or nothing is perfect, but I will keep doing my best.
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Regina G wrote a review Oct 2022
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I can't recommend Ardmore Country House highly enough. I stayed there last weekend with a group of friends. It is a beautiful period residence decorated with exquosite antique furniture and artwork. The bedrooms are also tastefully decorated and very comfortable. The ensuite bathrooms are spotlessly clean and the extensive gardens are full of lavender and roses. Delicious home cooked breakfasts are served in the charming period dining room. The location is ideal for exploring the Slieve Blooms' hiking and mountain biking trails. It's a short walk to the village of Kinnity where you can enjoy delicious craft beers in the Slieve Blooms brewery bar and tasty pizzas in Giltraps. Chris is an incredible host; she's great craic, an accomplished cook and goes to great lengths to make your stay a unforgettable experience. I'll definitely be back!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Christina Byrne, Owner at Ardmore Country House
Responded 19 Oct 2022
It was a pleasure to host you and your friends. I am delighted you enjoyed staying here and the Slieve Bloom Mountain Biking and Walking trails. looking forward to having you back.
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unzinky wrote a review Oct 2022
Athlone, Ireland7 contributions1 helpful vote
Had a wonderful stay with some friends in Ardmore Country House. The house and grounds are fabulous! Comfy beds, great showers. Breakfast was delightful, way better than a hotel breakfast. Chris catered for our every need and gave us lots of information about the local hikes. Can’t wait to come back!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Christina Byrne, Owner at Ardmore Country House
Responded 19 Oct 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I really appreciate it. Lots more great walks in the Slieve Bloom Mountains. Take care until next time
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Deirdre Doyle wrote a review Oct 2022
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Just returned from a wonderful stay with friends in Ardmore Country House. Chis has a beautiful house, breakfast top class, very welcoming and helpful. Location is perfect for hiking and mountain biking and enjoying the friendly village atmosphere, local Cafe and local pubs. I would highly recommend and hope to be back soon.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Christina Byrne, Owner at Ardmore Country House
Responded 19 Oct 2022
It was lovely to have you back again Deirdre. Thank you so much for recommending me to your friends. I enjoyed having them stay and really appreciate the great review.
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Paul G wrote a review Aug 2022
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A few of us recently stayed in the Chris's wonderful B&B whilst we trekked the Slieve bloom way. It was the perfect base for such an adventure and a truly warm environment that one would require after a long day hiking. The B&B is perfect for anyone's needs, from a lovely hot breakfast in the morning (THE SCONES!!!) to the incredibly comfortable beds. I've seen people complain about the shower size but all of my family are all over 6ft (apart from Stephen he's only 5'11" ) and we had zero problems with it. Some people just like a moan. What sets this B&B apart from most was Chris. She is not only helpful with everything that a guest would need. But she is a warm and welcoming lady who makes you feel truley welcome in her home. We all had great chats with her and even shared a drink as she regaled us of her tales of travel. You'd be remiss not to spend a few hours in Chris's company. I look forward to staying here again. And I know you will too once you've stayed.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Christina Byrne, Owner at Ardmore Country House
Responded 19 Oct 2022
Thank you for your lovely comments. It was great to meet you guys and share my knowledge of the wonderful Slieve Blooms.
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monogramminnie wrote a review Aug 2022
North West England, United Kingdom9 contributions20 helpful votes
Location was good for the event we were attending at the Castle; room was large and spacious. Water pressure in the shower is great! However: cleanliness in parts was not the best - shower flooded due to the amount of hair in the drain and the water bottle lid was covered in black mould. The room was very good in terms of value, but (and I say this hesitantly given the rather cutting replies to any critical reviews), our welcome was not particularly warm. We had emailed the host prior to booking to confirm that we would be arriving half an hour later than the 7pm check in cutoff and were assured it was fine; however we received a phone call asking for our ETA (not sure if this email had been forgotten as sent several months prior). However upon arrival the host seemed quite hassled with us. We were also pressured several times to pay in cash which we were not comfortable with. We were chastised as the card payment app “takes a percentage” and told to drive to Birr (a 30 minute round-trip) to get cash out. We refused and felt this put a dampener on the trip. One more thing (which may be personal preference) but we locked our bedroom, and whilst we were out, someone came in to make the bed. I think it would be a nice touch to check before entering a locked bedroom (eg in hotels you can put a housekeeping request on the doorknob). I’d say for the price paid the venue was fine, but I did not feel particularly welcome during my stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Christina Byrne, Owner at Ardmore Country House
Responded 9 Aug 2022
I am very distressed and upset by your remarks as to the cleanliness of my home which I am very particular about. Clearly the picture you posted of the hair in the shower drain was taken after you showered as the floor is wet, suds and water droplets as well as lots of hair are clearly visible on the drain outlet. You did not receive the room in that condition. The rubber seal on the water bottle caps are steeped in Milton daily but that obviously does not remove the stain. They may be unsightly but not harmful. For this reason I have now disposed of them. I’m sorry if you did not find me welcoming. Ardmore Country House is my home which I operate as a bed and breakfast and mostly have a pleasurable experience with guests who stay. It’s a two way interaction. I saw very little of you during your 2 day stay here while you were attending a wedding at the local hotel. You were in a rush out as soon as you arrived, did not accept the refreshments you were offered, did not have breakfast any morning so I did not get much opportunity to chat with you. My apologies if you felt pressured on the method of payment, it was not my intention. You were adamant you wanted to pay by card as you remarked you needed to show the cost of the visit as an expense. I accepted that. I did receive an email from you to say you would be here around 7pm but I checked your booking form which said you would arrive at 4pm and I forgot about your email. My apologies for that. There are times when guests following Google maps or Sat Navigation have problems with directions as it takes them on a longer route over the top of the mountain on a very narrow road. Most guests welcome my call for reassurance. If guests don’t want their room serviced they will usually tell me. Otherwise I will knock on the door to check if there is anyone inside and if not then I enter to service the room. This I believe is the standard procedure. In your case I am glad that I did as even though you were out for the day lights were left on. I appreciate that you expressed your happiness with the location, the price and the water pressure.
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nahnum wrote a review Aug 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand15 contributions2 helpful votes
Beautiful house with all the facilities required for a one-night stay. Christine was such a lovely host and provided great recommendations. Also provided us with tea and cake on arrival. Breakfast of a full Irish, cereals and scones was delicious. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Christina Byrne, Owner at Ardmore Country House
Responded 18 Aug 2022
Thank you very much for your lovely review. i really appreciate it. It was lovely to host you in y home.
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US$155 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty OffalyKinnitty
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ardmore Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Ardmore Country House?
Nearby attractions include Giltraps Pub Kinnitty (0.2 km), The Hidden Folklore (5.2 km), and Carrigfoyle Quarry (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ardmore Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Ardmore Country House?
Top room amenities include a view of a nearby landmark, a view of the mountains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Ardmore Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Ardmore Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ardmore Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Giltraps Pub, Slieve Bloom Bar, and Nori.
Is Ardmore Country House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Kinnitty.
Are there any historical sites close to Ardmore Country House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Kinnitty Pyramid (0.3 km).
Is Ardmore Country House accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.