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Thomastown, Kilkenny Ireland
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#2 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Thomastown
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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
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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Non-smoking rooms
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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 2021
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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
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ger l wrote a review Jul 2021
Dublin, Ireland61 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 2021
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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 2020
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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
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Alexandre C. de Corcelles wrote a review Jul 2020
Greystones, Ireland17 contributions25 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 contributions37 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 2020
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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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annette3532016 wrote a review Nov 2019
Dublin, Ireland5 contributions9 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Rita L wrote a review Oct 2019
Wichita, Kansas26 contributions2 helpful votes
This was our first night in Ireland. We were exhausted from flying all day and driving on the ‘wrong side’ of the road. The drive up the tree lined country lane to this grand estate was magical! Our room and the hospitality made us feel like royalty.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from allinadayswork, Owner at Ballyduff House
Responded 24 Oct 2019
Thank you my friends until the next time . Bred
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PRICE RANGE
US$140 - US$146 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ballyduff house hotel thomastown
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KilkennyKilkennyThomastown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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