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…
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.
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.
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!
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!
Sadly we never got to stay at Ballyduff house - despite careful choosing, early booking & ample communication in advance of our visit. We booked in March, knowing that anywhere worth staying would book up early for the summer season, & were really looking forward to our stay. However, on the morning of our stay we just happened to check our emails before setting out on a 6 hour drive to Ballyduff, to find a short curt message saying that we were being cancelled & were not welcome to stay, & that they had changed their dog policy due to a “bad apple” who’d stayed the previous day. We were SO SHOCKED! They did not have the courtesy to call us & explain (or even make up a story why we couldn’t stay!), & wouldn’t honour the contract we had with them. When we called Ballyduff to…
Having booked four months earlier we were very much looking forward to staying at Ballyduff House while travelling around Ireland. We have a small dog and this was discussed with Ballyduff both on the phone and by email at the time of booking and we were assured this was no problem. She is small, very well behaved and has travelled extensively with us through Ireland, the UK and Europe. Finding nice, dog friendly hotels or other accommodation in Ireland is very difficult, and so we were delighted to find Ballyduff, as it looked lovely and just the type of place we would usually choose. A week before we were due to arrive, I emailed to reconfirm our booking as I normally do and ask for local restaurant recommendations and was a bit surprised to get no reply. However, on the…
Stayed at Ballyduff House for 2 nights with 4 friends from France in early June. All were totally blown away by house and surrounding landscape. Bred is a wonderful hostess and very accommodating. Great breakfast. Will return. 5 stars +
Our stay at Ballyduff was great! Beautiful landscape and Inn was gorgeous . After driving for the day we found the owner Brede very welcoming and accommodating . I wish we could of stayed longer . Next time
We recently had the pleasure of hosting our small intimate family wedding at Ballyduff House. From the very beginning Bred, the owner, was very accomodating and has a very pragmatic attitude. Her attention to detail like having the fires lighting in the evening or fresh flower arrangements in the entrance, just add further to the atmosphere. My partner’s family are from Spain and adored the beautiful and historic house and grounds, as did the Irish side! I would highly recommend the use of Ballyduff as a unique and idealic wedding venue, or simply a lovely place to stay.
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