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Ballyduff House

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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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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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GrandTour26661661027 wrote a review Oct 2023
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Ballyduff House is a treasure! Brede Thomas is a gracious hostess and no detail was overlooked. The rooms are beautiful, spacious, and comfortable. The food is delicious and the conversation...wonderful. Our two night stay was the perfect ending to our travels in Ireland. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: October 2023
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couponmommy wrote a review Sept 2023
Los Angeles, California47 contributions48 helpful votes
What a lovely place to stay and spend some time! My only regret is that we arrived late in the afternoon, and left soon after breakfast, so we were not able to enjoy the house and grounds as much as we had hoped. Brede was wonderful--fantastic host, and also gave us some recommendations for cities to stay in later in our trip. We had the room that you see on the main page--it sleeps three, although my daughter and I were only two. HUGE room, very comfortable and cozy bed, SO QUIET and peaceful at night. You really are out in the country with sheep and the river and beautiful lawns and flowers. The breakfast was phenomenal--she had something for everyone, and it was the best Irish breakfast that I had on my trip! Be aware that you ARE sharing a bathroom--I don't know why, but I thought that we had an ensuite, but I was mistaken. There is a sink in the room, and there weren't any other guests staying the night that we were there, but just be aware if that's not your thing. I hope that I can visit again, and I would stay at least two nights there to enjoy the peace!
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Date of stay: August 2023
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fiona o wrote a review Sept 2023
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Had booked 2 night stay for a family wedding. The hosts daughter rang and cancelled our booking less than 24 hours before our stay. Had to book very expensive alternative accommodation as there was nothing available at such late notice. No apology.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jrlapora wrote a review Sept 2023
Palmdale, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed for several days and toured around the area. Brid was an amazing host. Each morning started with a full Irish breakfast, a warm croissant and hot coffee. Rooms were comfortable and welcoming and a great nights rest was had in the plush bed. Did not say goodbye, only til next time as I would gladly come back and stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah G wrote a review Apr 2023
Dublin, Ireland1 contribution
Ballyduff house is such a treat. Breda is an amazing host so welcoming and a breakfast to die for. It was hard to leave :-) This beautiful house is like stepping back into a Jane Austen novel, the library is so inviting and comfortable to relax for the evening. The bedrooms are spotless and it is so cosy and warm too.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Deirdre Ryan wrote a review Feb 2023
Dublin, Ireland2 contributions1 helpful vote
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This is my fourth visit to this wonderful country house and thoroughly enjoyed it as always. Our host was gracious and welcoming as always. Long leisurely river walks . Beautiful spotless charming bedroom with extremely comfortable bed . Lovely chats by the fire and delicious breakfast all made up a wonderful stay and we are already planning our next trip . Thank you once again Bred for your generous hospitality. ☺️
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wajo wrote a review Jan 2023
Scheveningen, The Netherlands281 contributions111 helpful votes
We hesitated a bit to book this B&B, because it’s about 4 km from the nearest village, but I cancelled another B&B and went for Ballyduff. And: no regrets at all. Brede Thomas is a lovely host, a warm and kind person, and the Thomas family’s house is so special. There’s a lot of history in this place, the rooms are big and comfortable, the breakfast is excellent. And at night it is really quiet, even with the river running along the house. Kilkenny is about 25 km drive away, the cute little village of Inistioge is at 5 min, and there’s Thomastown at 5 min. For continental drivers: just relax and take your time to drive up to Ballyduff House: you will be rewarded!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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A Very Relaxed & Happy Guest wrote a review Sept 2022
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Although this property is difficult to find as it's in the middle of nowhere, it is a true delight. If you like tranquility, this is a spot for you (you can actually HEAR the sound of silence). The grounds are spectacularly maintained, the house itself is beautiful, and the host is charming. My only regret is that we didn't get to stay longer.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Jonathan Goble wrote a review Aug 2022
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Don’t stay here. Even with a confirmed reservation and visiting from a foreign country, this owner cancelled my stay by email without any verified alternative place to stay. Don’t trust that he will keep your reservation. No call. No substitute. Homeless.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Roving09166830741 wrote a review Jun 2022
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My wife, a carer who worked through the pandemic, and I had planned our first holiday in three years. The lovely area by Inistioge and Thomastown made an ideal stopover, and everything about Ballyduff House seemed attractive and welcoming. I emailed an enquiry more than two weeks before our intended arrival, following it up with a voicemail and another email when I didn't hear back. Late on the second day I received an email that Ms Thomas would check in her diary the next morning. Again, nothing -- despite another email from me and several attempts to phone. On day four I got through and learned that there was a possible booking for the last remaining room. An employee had put a question mark next to the name. We agreed that they would email this person to firm up (or cancel) the reservation and that I, in turn, would be informed. Days went by and I got a mobile number to text and phone, getting one text response ("I'll let you know in an hour") and nothing more. Nine days after the initial enquiry I phoned the mobile, heard a brief answer and then it went dead. Another attempted call led to a "phone not in use" message; I suspect strongly that my name (or number) showed up upon answering, leading to a hasty hanging up. The experience has left us profoundly dejected and astounded that we've experienced something so "un-Irish" and unprofessional. A simple "sorry -- hope to see you on your next trip" would have been fine. As it is, we had to struggle to find alternatives.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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€138 - €139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KilkennyKilkennyThomastown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ballyduff House
Which popular attractions are close to Ballyduff House?
Nearby attractions include Jerpoint Park (4.9 km), Jerpoint Abbey (4.3 km), and Woodstock House and Gardens (2.9 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 The Blackberry Cafe.
Are there any historical sites close to Ballyduff House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Jerpoint Park (4.9 km), Mount Juliet Estate (7.0 km), and Leac An Scail - Kilmogue Dolmen (7.7 km).