Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
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Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast

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5.0
#3 of 6 B&Bs in Athy
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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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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Property amenities
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
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Family
Romantic
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Diane Simpson wrote a review Aug 2014
Cape Town Central, South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived late in the evening after heavy traffic and were met by Vincent and Mary with freshly baked scones and tea and coffee! What a joy! The place was perfect for us and our 2 boys, everything you could need for a lovely break. Thanks, we hope to return one day.
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Date of stay: August 2014
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 23 Aug 2014
Dear Diane and Family, thank you for reviewing your holiday in Beech Lodge, Ballindrum Farm. We love the photographs that you posted on social media. Mary
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MessaM wrote a review Jun 2014
Raanana224 contributions84 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As we arrived in the late afternoon, quite tired, our host Mary greeted us with her delicious scones and tea. The room we had was small but certainly adequate for a night and spotlessly clean. Tea and coffee were available at all times on the landing between the rooms. Since this is a working dairy farm, we were able to see some cows being milked and learned a lot about their operation from Mary's husband Vincent. The B&B is a short drive to the town where we ate in the hotel dining room, which had a sophisticated menu with excellent food. Mary's breakfast the next morning was absolutely delicious. All in all, very good value.
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Date of stay: May 2014
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flyinglady1 wrote a review Mar 2014
Bayside153 contributions33 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
A very special place to visit. Have been going for the past several years, can't miss this family when I go to Ireland. You will surely feel welcomed here, by Vince and or Mary, or by one of their 3 incredible sons. This is one of the top rated B&B's in all of Ireland.
As others have noted, you will be enthusiastically greeted with a pot of fresh hot Irish tea, scones and jam both made by Mary.
Each room is comfortable, warm, extremely clean, and quiet ~unless you don't like the sound of the cows lowing in their fields or perhaps raindrops falling on the roof! Impressive views, including some awesome sunsets!
Delicious breakfast is served in the dining room, and lovely company for a chat in the morning is possible with either Vince or Mary. Also much advice along with directions and maps if needed, on where to go and what to see. Convenient to the Kildare race course, as well as National Stud and Japanese Gardens (a must) and points of historical and archeological interest. Only minutes from the market town of Athy.
We enjoy walking on the Avenue under the trees and visiting the dairy run by Vince.
This is a home blessed and filled with much love! A memorable visit is in store for you here!
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Date of stay: September 2013
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Response from Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 10 Mar 2014
Dear Guest, Thank you for remembering us and taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. We have just opened for the 2014 season and your review is so welcome and encouraging as we face the challenges of this year. Mary, Vincent, Francis , Brendan and Joseph
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michaelsAtlanta wrote a review Aug 2013
Roswell, Georgia79 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In two weeks of UK travel, this was our favorite B&B. The family that runs it could not have been nicer and the tea and scones on arrival were the best we ever had (fresh cream from the farm a huge plus). The room was brand new and girls loved walking around the farm, seeing the cows up close. The location is amazing, remote and peaceful. This is the kind of place you hope for when you book a B&B. Thanks for a great stay!
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Date of stay: August 2013
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Response from PhilMary53, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 7 Aug 2013
Dear Michael and Family, It was a pleasure to share our farm and B&B with you. Thank you for your appreciation. Mary and Vincent
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BandA2013 wrote a review Jul 2013
Richmond, Virginia, United States14 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice big room on a working farm. Nice view from the bedroom. One of us had stayed in 2008 so this was definitely worth a return visit. Her recommendation of Clanard Court Hotel/Bailey's Bar was a great one. Very good dinner. Very relaxing and comfortable stay.
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Response from PhilMary53, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 15 Jul 2013
Thank you for your review and for your return visit. We are having a heat wave and enjoying it.
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Bernadette969 wrote a review Jul 2013
Sydney, Canada5 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
stayed at Ballindrum Farm and i must say it was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland! Mary greeted us with tea and scones upon our arrival...the farm was a lovely and peaceful spot..Breakfast was delicious and served in a lovely dining area..but the best part was having Joseph sing "The Old Bog Road" for us.. he really does have the voice of an angel...you can buy his CD and he donates the money to a charity..Thank you Joseph and Mary for an unforgettable experience!
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Date of stay: June 2013
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Response from PhilMary53, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 6 Jul 2013
Dear Bernadette, Thank you for your lovely comments. I am so pleased that Joseph was here to sing for you and gave you that special memory.
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MJG123 wrote a review Jun 2013
Chesham, United Kingdom95 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It's all been said before, this is an excellent B&B, nice rural situation, but easy access to a good road system.

Excellent breakfast and big thanks to Vincent for helping with the toll payment on Dublin's motorway - yes@ they deducted 3.10Eu from my Visa a/c - but better to be safe that sorry.

Athy is a small town, some interesting things to see but best of all I liked Patrick Dunne's pub - just like pubs were in GB until they were ruined - it has an 'offie' - several bars a men's snug (used to be called a smoke room) a function room, games room and a great landlord - and an annual conker contest - no H&S here!.

At Ballindrum Farm we spent our last night in Ireland after a 1700 mile round tour - easy access to the ferry home and a wise choice, we left it and Ireland with happy memories.

Thanks.

MJG123.
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Date of stay: May 2013
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Agga83 wrote a review Jun 2012
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although we stayed only one night we would like to highly recommend Ballindrum Farm. Mary greeted us with with pot of tea and home made scones and she and her husband were very friendly and welcoming. Our room was big,clean and comfy and has everything that we needed: toiletress in the bathroom, wi-fi, tv, bottled water,comfy bed and nice view on green fields with calves and hens . Breakfast was plenty and delicious (including fresh fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice and yummy scrambled egg with salmon). Great stay and real Irish hospitality!
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Date of stay: June 2012
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Response from PhilMary53, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Responded 4 Jun 2012
Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope you will be able to stay longer the next time.
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Lynne O wrote a review Sept 2011
Saint Paul, Minnesota17 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the first B&B we stayed at on our Ireland vacation, and it was the best. We were able to check in early, and had fresh scones and all the fixings upon arrival. Joseph, their son, entertained us with Irish folk tunes on his "whistle." Vincent provided us with a history of the farm and provided us with a tour. The bedrooms were decorated nicely, generous in size, and the beds were comfortable. The hospitality provided to us was outstanding and was worth the drive to the country. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2011
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DaveC27 wrote a review Jun 2011
Hornchurch, Essex, England160 contributions153 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Myself and my wife stayed here a few nights ago. The welcome we got, with scones and tea, was exceptionally warm. The room was a good size, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great (didn't need any lunch!). A lovely location, which took a bit of finding but was definitely worth it. So quiet and peaceful. Mary helped us to find a place for dinner in the town and it was a very good recommendation. An old nunnery which has been converted to a bar! Good food.
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Date of stay: June 2011
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Answer from Mary G
Kildare, Ireland
All our guests need to have a car as this is a working dairy farm in a rural location. We are serviced by a very good road system , there are driving instructions on our web site. Thank you for your interest, Mary
Milepost2012 wrote a tip Jun 2017
Scottsdale, Arizona70 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room is great since there are green pastures all around you."
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Irishgram52 wrote a tip Jun 2017
Fallston, Maryland28 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"A;; the rooms are lovely."
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Susan D wrote a tip May 2017
Saint Peters, Pennsylvania88 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"best views of the open farmland and amazing sunsets"
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bengK7307ZL wrote a tip Apr 2017
Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are spacious, clean and well provisioned - rear rooms overlook the farm"
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Foodlover7171 wrote a tip Sept 2016
London, United Kingdom14 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I arrived at night time so can't say!"
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PRICE RANGE
€119 - €149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
IrelandProvince of LeinsterCounty KildareAthy
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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