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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 parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
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Hair dryer
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2gether_pair wrote a review Apr 2019
Thousand Oaks, California35 contributions14 helpful votes
We stayed in Ballyduff House the first night on our recent trip to Ireland. Our flight was delayed arriving in Dublin and although we had planned a stop before checking in, we were too worn out so we went straight to the house. Bred greeted us with coffee, tea and cookies in the beautiful library room. What a wonderful arrival! We had wonderful conversation with her before heading out for dinner. The next morning we enjoyed a full Irish breakfast. Such a gracious host! Only wish I would have planned two nights to enjoy the area and property more.
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Date of stay: April 2019
BellIrelandia wrote a review Apr 2019
24 contributions10 helpful votes
If you want to stay in a genuine Irish Country House and experience all it has to offer, Ballyduff House is the one to head for. We were at a wedding in Mount Juliet for two days and chose to stay in Ballyduff House instead. What a beautiful old building - full of character and history. Your hostess, Breda, couldn't be more welcoming. A tray of tea/coffee on arrival and the best full Irish we've ever had. We had the rooms overlooking the river but I'd say they are all beautiful. Great beds and total tranquillity. Great location to see Kilkenny, Jerpoint Abbey and the surroundings. Couldn't recommend it more highly. We'll be back!
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Date of stay: April 2019
travelledtraveller22 wrote a review Nov 2018
Newcastle, Australia26 contributions20 helpful votes
We had a lovely stay at Ballyduff. The property is beautiful, filled with character, and Bred was the perfect host. The rooms were warm and handsome, the beds beautifully made and the Irish breakfast is not to be missed. All round, a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: November 2018
Alain D wrote a review Oct 2018
Gaborone, Botswana221 contributions45 helpful votes
I chose this place primarily because I saw in the photos that it was located along a river. When I arrived I was a little taken aback at how stately and beautiful it was. It's like something out of a Jane Austen novel. It's located several minutes' drive from nearby Thomastown. Tucked away at the end of a long drive, there's no need for keys. Ms. Thomas just told me to come and go as I pleased. When I asked what time breakfast was, she asked me what time I wanted it. The room was large and with the most comfortable bed I slept in during my whole trip. No TV but then that would have ruined the ambiance of the place. Wi-Fi was plenty good, though. When it came time to set out, Ms. Thomas gave me a great suggestion for a hike. Very reasonably priced for what you get. If you
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Date of stay: October 2018
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CarolynL0000 wrote a review Oct 2018
Kilkenny, Ireland92 contributions49 helpful votes
Stayed last night in this stunning house with my sister. Couldn't fault a thing. We received a lovely warm welcome on a horrible wet evening. The room was stunning, spotless, comfortable and unique. Breakfast didn't didn't disappoint either - fresh fruit, full Irish - delicious. Really hope to return sometime. Very enjoyable stay and excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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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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