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Fabra1234
Dublin, Ireland

Lovely house, great service

Review of Ballyduff House
5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 Feb 2022
We stayed just one night over Valentine's weekend. Location was lovely, and Breda made sure the fire was lit in the fabulous library, so I could watch the Ireland v France rugby match (not very romantic of me I know!). We had booked a meal in Barrow's Keep in nearby Thomastown. The breakfast in Ballyduff was lovely, in a great setting overlooking the River Nore. Very good value - a hidden gem! Later that day we went to Woodstock Gardens for a walk - another hidden gem!
Date of stay: February 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

Thank you so much again for your simply wonderful hospitality Brede. We just loved our time at Ballyduff. You are the most amazing host and we can't thank you enough for looking after us and making us feel so welcome in your beautiful home.
I can only imagine how much work goes on in the background yet you always take time to ensure your guests are so comfortable. Everyone loved the weekend right through from the welcome on arrival, the wonderful chats with you, the food and to the wonderful accommodation.
We will definitely be back to you over the summer.

Date of stay: January 2022
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 January 2022

We had a really enjoyable one-night stay at Ballyduff House. Breda is a lovely and welcoming host. The library room had a warm fire on, and was alovely place to spend some time in the evening and the following morning. Breakfast was great. Our bedroom was very spacious, with an unusual but very clean bathroom. The lack of TV in the bedroom was actually a bonus! Overall, a very enjoyable stay, and we will return.

Date of stay: December 2021
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Reviewed 10 November 2021

We spent 3 nights here, my wife booking online because Ballyduff house was ideally located and reasonably priced. The venue certainly exceeded our expectations, from the moment we drove through the gates along the beautiful approach to the house on its well maintained drive. Ballyduff House is a 250 year old mansion set in a 300 acre estate and is a wonderfully grand and comfortable place to stay. Our bedroom was gigantic as was the bathroom with a modern, walk in shower. Resplendent with family paintings and period furniture with a beautiful breakfast room and library looking over the river. We were immersed in the history of the place. Everything was very clean and well maintained. The owner, Breda Thomas is a lovely, tireless host who was very attentive to our requirements and went out of her way to make our stay comfortable. When we return to this part of the world, we wouldn’t contemplate staying anywhere else!

Date of stay: November 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

We stayed for one night in Ballyduff House, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny - the only downside was that we should have stayed for longer! Four poster beds, pure wool carpets, freestanding claw feet baths, A library with an actual secret door (only ever saw this on TV), fresh raspberries and a full Irish Breakfast with croissants just out of the oven and as much tea or coffee as you like... the prices were incredible - just €120 for a room with bed and breakfast! Ring Brid directly to book a room to escape to the country. Star gazing, bird song, walled garden, foxes, river walks - Guaranteed to make you want to return...

Room tip: All rooms are different, all equally charming
Date of stay: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

We were on a few days break and just found this lovely Jem between Insteoige and Thomastown Kilkenny !
Bride was just lovely …
and from the moment we arrived the ‘Welcome’ Mat was out!!
A Beautiful and well appointed roomy master bedroom with all the expected charm of a period country house !
Our Breakfast was just lovely , freshly made and set us up very well for the day ahead !
Selection of everything and beautiful home made brown bread .. service with a smile and e everywhere was lovely cosy and very clean … we shall be back for sure !!
Plenty of room to stroll and enjoy
Didn’t have to time
check out the gardens thats for next time !!
(Our Bathroom not en-suite but that is expected in a country home and was not a concern )
We were Visiting from Galway

Date of stay: October 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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