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Thomastown, Kilkenny Ireland
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns 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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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 as a couple
PatriciCia wrote a review Aug 2020
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We have just come back from a two night stay in Ballyduffin house. We cannot praise it enough. The house and grounds are magnificent. TheNore flows at the back of the house. The parkland has sheep and cattle and lovely views from the elevated position, truly pastoral!Breege our host is very friendly and welcoming and it really felt like a home from home. Our rooms were gorgeous. If you like Jane Austen this is for you. The interior of the house is straight out of a period novel. If all the above was not overwhelming, add to that the beauty of the towns and villages nearby and the natural scenery and glimpses of the Barrow and theNore as you drive around. There are medieval abbeys and priories everywhere steeped in history and the whole area is unlike anything in the rest of the country.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: All rooms had good views
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Alexandre C. de Corcelles wrote a review Jul 2020
Greystones, Ireland13 contributions21 helpful votes
Such a well maintained property and a warm host, Bride. It was a true discovery nestled in the middle of the Irish countryside. It's a stay that we will soon want to replicate in the same house.. And so cheap!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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cdsg wrote a review Jul 2020
bangor30 contributions17 helpful votes
What a fantastic 3 nights at this wonderful home. As three couples, we had the three large and beautiful rooms in the main house. We had lovely weather and enjoyed drinks in the garden and library. Breakfasts are so good and Brede and her assistant Michelle made running this amazing home look easy! The area is beautiful and we spent a great day in Kilkenny, Nicholas mosse, Woodstock and Thomastown. All 6 of us can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Guide558244 wrote a review Mar 2020
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We had the most amazing weekend in Ballyduff House March 6th - 8th for a 60th birthday gathering. The house is so conducive to chilling out in beside a roaring log fire. Rugs, carpets, large couches and wall hangings all contribute to a relaxing experience in a country manor house. The rooms were fabulously decadent and luxurious, crisp bed linen and beds fit for a princess. Brede is a wonderful hostess, so professional, generous and warm. We love the place and will definitely make it our go-to place for a family gathering each year.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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US$108 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ballyduff house hotel thomastown
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KilkennyKilkennyThomastown
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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 (4.2 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 Bassett's, The Lady Helen Restaurant, and Billy's Tea Rooms and Shop.
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).