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Thomastown, Kilkenny Ireland
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Free cancellation until 07/01/22
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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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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Maps780270 wrote a review Oct 2018
6 contributions17 helpful votes
Ballyduff House is a bit special. It felt like we had travelled back in time to a period somewhere between the two world wars. The setting was spectacular, on the banks of the river Nore, a short drive outside Thomastown and surrounded by beautiful parkland. Brid was very welcoming, the rooms were delightful and what a terrific Irish breakfast! We will return.
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Date of stay: October 2018
tddodson09 wrote a review Sep 2018
Florence, Alabama8 contributions
We were so pleased that we selected this home for a recent one-night stay, and we would have happily stayed longer. This is an older, sophisticated country home with pedigree. We felt privileged to enjoy it, loving the antiques and old books as we do. The bedroom was larger than any other we stayed in during our 18 days, and everything was carefully selected for beauty and comfort. Bred was a warm and welcoming host, and we would happily stay with her again. Breakfast in the lovely dining room was a highlight of our trip. Highly recommend this choice!
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Date of stay: September 2018
Barbie401 wrote a review Sep 2018
Burlington, Canada51 contributions33 helpful votes
The house is wonderful, out in the country but close enough to get dinner at the wonderful Mount Juliet Golf resort. Hostess Bred will greet you with tea, biscuits and a nice chat, get you settled for a great sleep in the enormous guest rooms. Loaded with history and charm, we highly recommend Ballyduff. Travelled as a couple. PS Bred’s hot out of the oven croissants are to die for!
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Date of stay: September 2018
cindyvan2017 wrote a review Sep 2018
Northfield, Illinois4 contributions5 helpful votes
We arrived at this beautiful old estate and were so please we chose to stay here. Walking through the front door we were taken back to olden times. The lovely owner Bred and her staff were top notch. My husband Ben and I enjoyed our time with her over tea in the library before other guests arrived. Our room was beautiful with a view of the river, horses and sheep. The bed was very comfortable, the best we had it all of Ireland. We walked around the property and found a garden with beautiful flowers and loaded apple trees. The breakfast was plentiful with wonderful too!! I highly recommend that you plan a visit, have tea with Bred and roam around. This estate is over 250 years old with others building much older, take lots of pictures. Enjoy!
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Date of stay: September 2018
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צחי ש wrote a review Sep 2018
Haifa, Israel5 contributions4 helpful votes
We reserved in advance 2 double rooms at this place. A few days before arrival, we received an email from the owner cancelling our reservation due to unexpected circumstances beyond his control... After a checking with booking.com it was revealed that our reservation was cancelled due to overbooking. So That's what he ment by writing "unexpected circumstances beyond his control..."
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Date of stay: August 2018
2 Helpful votes
Response from allinadayswork, Owner at Ballyduff House
Responded 5 Sep 2018
Not sure what booking.com are talking about I have never been overbooked and certainly not on night in question, Sadly the unexpected will happen in everyone lives from time to time and not easy to get someone to stay in house., and give the same welcome as I do, wine ,tea and lots of chat by the fire in Library So yes I am so sorry these guests missed out on all this but perhaps another time. Regards Bred
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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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