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Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast

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Ballindrum, Athy Ireland
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#3 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Athy
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Ballindrum Farm is a working dairy farm, set in an area of rural beauty in south CO. Kildare. One hour from Dublin. Every room has a spectacular view of grassland,hedgerows and mature deciduous trees.Guests are welcome to walk the farm. Breakfast is a feast served from 6am to 10am. Coach tours are welcome by appointment for tea and homemade scones and jam. To find us stay on the M9 until exit 3, take N78 direction Athy, we are the 3rd. right turn L8017, Drive 1.5km. Ballindrum Farm is on the left, drive down the avenue to the farmhouse.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
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Desk
Housekeeping
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Non-smoking rooms
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Milepost2012 wrote a review Jun 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona72 contributions40 helpful votes
This B&B is located in a working farm and has a gorgeous setting. The room was nice and comfortable and clean. However, what makes us want to come back to this place is the owner Mary. She was born to be in the hospitality business: she is attentive to the guests needs, cooks the perfect breakfast with home made scones, eggs to order, fresh cream, yogurt, bread, fresh fruits and went above and beyond to welcome us at almost 8:30 pm with a cup of tea, scones, jam and cream. We were driving in from Dublin airport after a long flight and this B&B is conveniently located. Excellent place to stay to get rid of jet lag very fast. We felt so welcomed as if we were arriving at a dear friends house. So nothing else can beat that. Kudos to you Mary!
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 20 Jun 2017
Dear Guests, Thank you for your very kind and flattering review I am very grateful. Regards, Mary
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Irishgram52 wrote a review Jun 2017
Fallston, Maryland24 contributions8 helpful votes
Staying with Mary is a real treat. We stayed for the second ( or maybe third) time last week and we had our adult children with us. Always a lovely welcome with tea and scones and nothing is too much trouble. Mary is so accommodating and her home is lovely. Quiet setting on a dairy farm . Her sons were eager to help and answer questions and the home is just lovely. The new addition of a family/game room is beautiful. I feel like we are home at Mary's B&B. Breakfast was amazing ! Won't stay anywhere else near Athy, my ancestral home !!!! Thanks so much, Mary.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 11 Jun 2017
Thank you for the lovely review, it was lovely seeing you again and meeting your son and daughter. Love Mary and Family
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Stuart G wrote a review May 2017
Petersfield, United Kingdom102 contributions76 helpful votes
This is the best B&B I have stayed in and the service from Mary and her family would put a lot of 5 star Hotels to shame. Afternoon tea with homemade scones and homemade jam, an idyllic setting, what more could you ask for? We will certainly be returning.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 11 Jun 2017
Dear Stuart, Thank you for the lovely review, your kindness will be remembered. Mary
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Susan D wrote a review May 2017
Saint Peters, Pennsylvania93 contributions35 helpful votes
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Mary and her husband have a truly amazing farm and B & B! We were so blessed to have found her superb location! The apt adjacent to the main home was where we stayed with our teenage son. This was perfect. The entire suite is handicap accessible and it was absolutely spotless clean! Mary was so accommodating offering restaurants, directions and her cooking is SUPERB! We spent our last night in Ireland here and found it a quick run to Dublin to the airport. Mary served one of the best breakfasts we had during our 2 week stay! and that's such a super end to a wonderful trip home to visit friends and cousins. I wish we could have stayed longer and enjoyed the beauty of the midlands a bit more.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Mary G, Manager at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 31 May 2017
Dear Susan and Family, So happy to read that your last night in Ireland is such a good memory. We hope you have many more trips to visit family and friends. Mary and Vincent
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Janeyg1955 wrote a review May 2017
Chichester, United Kingdom37 contributions8 helpful votes
We arrived at Ballindrum farm on an extremely wet Saturday afternoon, where we were met by Mary who runs the bed and breakfast, she so friendly welcoming us to her home her friendliness bought a ray of sunshine into an otherwise pretty dismal day. Once she had shown us to our rooms and we were settled in we were given another a lovely surprise of tea and coffee with homemade scones and homemade jam, it was wonderful. Even though Mary was going out that evening she couldn't do enough for us. We were staying here as we visiting The Curragh racecourse on the next day and before we left we had a lovely breakfast. We stayed here for 2 nights and would have happily stayed here for longer and look forward to staying here again when we return to this part of Ireland.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 30 May 2017
Thank you for such a lovely review, we would love to see you again. Mary
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Bornbeautiful wrote a review May 2017
Lisburn, United Kingdom104 contributions40 helpful votes
My husband and I just returned from a weekend in County Kildare. We stayed at Ballindrum Farm and had a wonderful time. On Arrival Mary greeted us with coffee and fresh homemade scones and jam. Delicious! Our room and the ensuite bathroom were spotless, with views over the fields. The breakfast in the morning was plentiful and tasty. Freshly made fruit salad, different cereals, home baked breads and home made jam, freshly squeezed Orange Juice, coffee or tea, and a selection of cooked breakfasts with toast. Yummy! We had a wonderful stay at Ballindrum Farm and can highly recommend it. Mary and Vincent definitely deserve every award they have received so far and more. Best B&B we have stayed at.
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Date of stay: May 2017
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 30 May 2017
Thank you for the lovely descriptive review, you are so kind. Mary
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David_B_Littlejohn wrote a review May 2017
Crystal River, Florida35 contributions16 helpful votes
Mary has a masters in education and taught school for 32 years. She retired last year to take care of the B&B. She does a masterful job. Well organized and gracious. We felt as if we were staying at a relatives home. Our room was comfortable and pretty. Coffee, tea and cookies in the room were a bonus. We arrived 2 hrs earlier than scheduled and were greeted with a smile, homemade scones, jellies, tea, and coffee. Our room was ready too. The breakfast the next morning was fantastic. We chose the traditional Irish breakfast which was made to order. Delicious! The B&B is located on a beautifully kept farm with chickens, cows, beautiful flowers and grounds. You can watch milking of the cows 2x day. The eggs don't get any fresher. You won't go wrong staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 24 May 2017
Dear David, I love your review, thank you for your kind words. Mary
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bengK7307ZL wrote a review Apr 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions8 helpful votes
Ballindrum is an archetypical Farm B&B which is the centre of a working dairy Farm surrounded by beautiful Irish counrtryside. Look out of your window to watch the chickens pecking happily away in their free range pen with the odd escapee making it 'over the wire' - although why they would want to get away from this haven I am not sure! The cows in this busy farm are milked daily and with the consent of the charming host, Vincent, you may be able to watch the early milking which is a fascinating and highly mechanised operation. The young heffers gambol in the surrounding fields and even if the weather is gloomy the mood is soon lifted by the gourmet breakfast soon to follow. Returning to the farmhouse you are met by the ubiquitous and effivescent landlady, Mary, who will
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 2 May 2017
Dear Ben, Such an eloquent review, I enjoyed it thoroughly and will share it with the Gorman Clan. Seeing you and John each April is a special part of our season. Take Care, Mary, Vincent, Francis, Brendan and Joseph
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manda9909 wrote a review Apr 2017
Coral Springs, Florida1 contribution
Mary's Bed and Breakfast was the best B&B that we stayed at in Ireland & scotland. Mary was very accommodating & extremely nice. It was truly a delight to stay two nights at her place. It was very clean. It was a real treat to see new born cows and how the milking takes place. I would highly recommend her B&B to anyone thinking about staying.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 15 Apr 2017
Dear Amanda, Thank you for your kind review it was a pleasure to share the farm and B&B with you all. Mary
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jaimelosantos wrote a review Apr 2017
Barcelona, Spain23 contributions3 helpful votes
On our way to lovely Kenmare/Kerry, we stopped for the night at Ballindrum B&B. While much has been written about Irish gentle and caring demeanour, this is a real treat. Savoury and varied breakfast, spacious and comfortable accommodation (4 of us), and great chat with Mary on farming, family, and the wonders of technology. Everything you'd expect from a well-run B&B plus a personal, charming touch. To top it all off, we had a chance to attend the morning milking process -a highly automated affair these days. Major thumbs up for Ballindrum B&B!
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 13 Apr 2017
Thank you for the lovely review, a wonderful start to the 2017 season. Hope the rest of your holiday is perfect. Mary and Vincent
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PRICE RANGE
US$140 - US$156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KildareAthy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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