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Ballyduff House

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#2 of 4 B&Bs 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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
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tddodson09 wrote a review Sept 2018
Florence, Alabama13 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Barbie401 wrote a review Sept 2018
Burlington, Canada53 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
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cindyvan2017 wrote a review Sept 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 Sept 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
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Response from allinadayswork, Owner at Ballyduff House
Responded 5 Sept 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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Bob S wrote a review Aug 2018
Bonita Springs, Florida19 contributions22 helpful votes
This was our second year visiting Breds wonderful home. Everything is beyond expectation! Bred (the owner) makes you feel like you are family. We hated to leave today. She just goes out of her way to make sure you have the most wonderful stay. No matter what your needs are she is there to help. The rooms are superb...the grounds amazing and the food......well just the best. I have been in 25 B&Bs over the past 3 years and by far Ballyduff is the best. I told her yesterday that she should raise her prices because what she charges is so little for what you get. Don’t look any further.....just book your stay at Ballyduff...you will be glad you did.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Cindie M wrote a review Aug 2018
Murphy, North Carolina77 contributions11 helpful votes
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We had this lovely estate recommended to us by the man we were doing a fishing trip with. It is on the river and a historic estate. I did not expect it to be so welcoming and how it felt like coming home. Breda welcomed us at the door, made a fire for us because we were a little chilled and we enjoyed it in the library. The atmosphere was like stepping back in time. Lots of antique furniture and decorations, beautiful views from evey window, a dining room filled with character and lovely china and a full Irish breakfast that was fabulous and served with Irish Charm. We had a room that was from my dreams and cloud for a bed! I loved each and every minute of it and hated to leave. Meals and evenings were spent with others who loved the place and Breda as much/more than I did
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Date of stay: July 2018
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loobyradar wrote a review Aug 2018
Manchester, United Kingdom24 contributions20 helpful votes
I cannot tell you how much I love this place - this is not for those who want high speed internet or TVs in their rooms - but for those that will truly appreciate the incredible hospitality offered by the lovely Breda and her employees - and who will also appreciate this magnificent house with amazing views - especially the one from the dining room over the River Nore........and those that appreciate one of the best Irish Breakfasts I have had.........oh and the peace and quiet.......a real gem.
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Date of stay: August 2018
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Trina B wrote a review Jul 2018
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Great stay in Ballyduff House. Brid was most welcoming and a great host. Beautiful views & comfy rooms. Breakfast was fantastic plenty for everyone. Location great, near Kilkenny and Mount Juliet Hotel. Would thouroughly recommend to anyone.
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Date of stay: July 2018
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maegreenwald wrote a review Jul 2018
Ghent, Belgium87 contributions37 helpful votes
The Ballyduff House is very special! The road leading up to the house and the house, itself is amazing. The owner, Brede is a fountain of local history, and an expert on where to go. Truly, Brede made our stay unique! Our room, really more a suite, was gigantic with a couch and sitting chairs, windows that open to the river and views into the back. The hot and plentiful breakfast was served to each of us - endless coffee or tea, flaky croissants, fresh eggs, meats, and yogurt. We had a wonderful time and recommend it without a hesitation. In fact, if you're in the vicinity, go peek at this one. It is worth the trip!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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Sandra D wrote a review Jul 2018
Dublin, Ireland79 contributions53 helpful votes
Stayed in Ballyduff House for comfortable one night stay close to Mount Juliet estate and enjoyed owner Breed’s hospitality: great personal service and the full Irish breakfast was a triumph! Well maintained period house in good condition so don’t expect modern wet rooms etc!
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Date of stay: July 2018
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PRICE RANGE
€140 - €143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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ballyduff house hotel thomastown
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KilkennyKilkennyThomastown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
4
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