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Thomastown, Kilkenny Ireland
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#2 of 5 in Thomastown
Ballyduff House, built in 1760, is set in glorious parkland overlooking the river Nore. It is the beautiful home of Brede Thomas who, as well as running the B&B also farms. The setting is totally unspoiled which is almost unique in this part of Ireland.
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Fabra1234 wrote a review Feb 2022
Dublin, Ireland77 contributions65 helpful votes
We stayed just one night over Valentine's weekend. Location was lovely, and Breda made sure the fire was lit in the fabulous library, so I could watch the Ireland v France rugby match (not very romantic of me I know!). We had booked a meal in Barrow's Keep in nearby Thomastown. The breakfast in Ballyduff was lovely, in a great setting overlooking the River Nore. Very good value - a hidden gem! Later that day we went to Woodstock Gardens for a walk - another hidden gem!
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Date of stay: February 2022
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SiobhanMau wrote a review Jan 2022
Malahide, Ireland4 contributions
Thank you so much again for your simply wonderful hospitality Brede. We just loved our time at Ballyduff. You are the most amazing host and we can't thank you enough for looking after us and making us feel so welcome in your beautiful home. I can only imagine how much work goes on in the background yet you always take time to ensure your guests are so comfortable. Everyone loved the weekend right through from the welcome on arrival, the wonderful chats with you, the food and to the wonderful accommodation. We will definitely be back to you over the summer.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
IanoMcD wrote a review Jan 2022
Dublin, Ireland99 contributions77 helpful votes
We had a really enjoyable one-night stay at Ballyduff House. Breda is a lovely and welcoming host. The library room had a warm fire on, and was alovely place to spend some time in the evening and the following morning. Breakfast was great. Our bedroom was very spacious, with an unusual but very clean bathroom. The lack of TV in the bedroom was actually a bonus! Overall, a very enjoyable stay, and we will return.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Navigator06820317497 wrote a review Nov 2021
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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!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Karen M wrote a review Oct 2021
Dublin, Ireland186 contributions117 helpful votes
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...
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Date of stay: October 2021
Room Tip: All rooms are different, all equally charming
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Kayla4 wrote a review Oct 2021
Galway, Ireland119 contributions40 helpful votes
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
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Anne A wrote a review Aug 2021
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions9 helpful votes
I booked 2 rooms back in May over the phone with the owner. I emailed that day to confirm and asked if they could confirm in writing too; I had seen reviews from 2018 advising they had turned up and there was no record of their booking so was slightly anxious the same would happen. Well when I phoned on the day of arrival, I was advised there was no record of the booking. The woman I spoke to was standing in while the owner was out. I requested they make alternative arrangements and they did. Very disappointing but not surprising. I would recommend confirming several times before you arrive!
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled
Bill B wrote a review Aug 2021
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We had an outstanding stay at ballyduff house. The property is amazing as well as the hospitality. Brede was a wonderful host and her breakfasts were the perfect start to our day. I wish we could have stayed more than two nights.
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Date of stay: July 2021
ger l wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Ireland60 contributions56 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled
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mary f wrote a review Aug 2020
Tipperary3 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed a very relaxing 3-night stay in Ballyduff House. Beautiful comfortable rooms, excellent breakfasts. Fabulous location by the river Nore with Inistioge an enjoyable stroll away. Brede was the perfect host - relaxed but attentive, and very entertaining. Very good value for money. Highly recommend it!!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled
US$109 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballyduff House
Which popular attractions are close to Ballyduff House?
Nearby attractions include Jerpoint Park (5.0 km), Woodstock House and Gardens (2.9 km), and Jerpoint Abbey (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ballyduff House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Ballyduff House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Ballyduff House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ballyduff House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tim's Bar And Kitchen, The Lady Helen Restaurant, and Toast of Thomastown.
Are there any historical sites close to Ballyduff House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jerpoint Park (5.0 km), Mount Juliet Estate (7.0 km), and Leac An Scail - Kilmogue Dolmen (7.7 km).