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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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Free breakfast
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margaret_donohue1 wrote a review Aug 2019
Galway, Ireland37 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed for two nights in the superb Ballyduff House. Everything was wonderful from the moment we arrived to the minute we left. Breda was extremely warm and welcoming and did everything to ensure our stay was first class. The bedroom was magnificent, the bed immense. The library was lonely to sit in each evening, especially when Breda joined us for a chat. Breakfast was delicious, served in the dining room overlooking the river Nore. We enjoyed exploring the garden and ‘walking the land’, its beauty and tranquillity was super. Thus is defiantly a place we will revisit. Thank you Breda and all the wonderful people we met who made our stay so enjoyable.
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Date of stay: August 2019
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stephen k wrote a review Aug 2019
minneapolis5 contributions2 helpful votes
From our very spacious room, we contemplated the river below the back garden, realizing that others have done the same for more than two and a half centuries. What is extraordinary is the sense of layers of time leading seamlessly to the present moment. The beautiful library has books that must have belonged to the owners from the mid 1700's to today, and the house - although fully comfortable - appears to have evolved and been well maintained over the same span of time rather than remodeled by a corporate team. The marvelous artwork in the house and rooms has the same personal quality, and includes work by friends of the current proprietor and well as marvelous old museum-quality paintings and carvings. Life is a continuity, lived in the extraordinary quiet of this
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Date of stay: July 2019
_mojomarge wrote a review Jul 2019
Newry, United Kingdom18 contributions5 helpful votes
What a beautiful location for a wedding reception. We were blessed with gorgeous weather so Pimm's and Prosecco out on the lawn went down a treat. A simply fabulous location. The marquee was in a lovely mature garden and the facilities were more than adequate. I only saw some of the rooms downstairs as I wasn't staying but it feels like a much loved home and very welcoming.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from allinadayswork, Manager at Ballyduff House
Responded 26 Jul 2019
Adequate is not a word we would use to describe Ballyduff House, it one of the most5 beautiful Properties in Ireland. Maria
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Niklas S wrote a review Jun 2019
Bromma, Sweden46 contributions12 helpful votes
This house is a beautiful old manor house. Large rooms that are full of mahogany furniture. It is located in the most idyllic country setting. Exelent breakfast. The owner is very friendly and an interesting woman. We had a loveley chat. I would very much have liked to stayed for longer.
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Date of stay: May 2019
monmouth_11 wrote a review May 2019
Monmouth, United Kingdom91 contributions69 helpful votes
We stayed at Ballyduff House for just one night, on our way to the West Coast, and it was the perfect start to our holiday in Ireland. It is a very special house, hosted by a very special lady. Breda gave us a warm welcome, with tea and home-made biscuits in the beautiful library. Our room was warm, comfortable and spacious with a lovely view down to the river. Breakfast was perfect. It is such a peaceful place. We would definitely like to return for a longer stay, to further explore this interesting area.
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Date of stay: May 2019
US$108 - US$110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ballyduff house hotel thomastown
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KilkennyKilkennyThomastown
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