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paula2664
Leicester, United Kingdom

Our family root trip

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Aug 2019via mobile
There are not enough words to express the way I feel about this true lil gem of a Bnb, Mary and her family/team are the warmest of people, nothing was too much for them, and you knew it came from the heart, if you’ve never been to Ireland, then this is the place to start your Irish journey, I will certainly be returning. My family and I were on a search of our history, and Mary and the team went out of their way to help us out, I don’t think I’ll ever experience this type of kindness and hospitality anywhere else, so Mary from the bottom of my heart I send you love and thanks for just being the person you are, Hi to Caroline and Vincent for me xxxx
Date of stay: August 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review
Responded 18 Aug 2019
Thank you Paula it was our pleasure to meet you all.

Mary, Vincent and Caroline
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    Reviewed 12 August 2019 via mobile

    If your looking for a home from home then this is the place to book , Mary and her husband and staff are amazing nothing was too much for them , the kindness and welcome we received was beyond what we expected lovely people the accommodation was beautiful spotless and everything in room you would need for your comfort , the perfect place to have an excellent holiday with beautiful views of the local countryside , Try Marys baking its to die for all in the best experience I’ve ever had of a b&b

    Date of stay: August 2019
    Trip type: Travelled with family
    Thank FrancesB663
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    Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2019

    Thank you Frances and Family, we enjoyed meeting you all and being part of your adventure.

    Mary and Family

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    Reviewed 27 June 2019 via mobile

    Arrived at this lovely farmhouse to be greeted with homemade scones and almond slices. Our room overlooked the farm, views of the chickens and calves were an added bonus to the surrounding countryside. After a good nights sleep we enjoyed a great breakfast all freshly made including Mary’s soda bread and jams. Highly recommend and would love to stay again. (Sorry Mary and Vincent for walking off with the room keys. Hope they arrived backed safely).

    Date of stay: June 2019
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Roger M
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    Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2019

    Thank you Roger for a lovely review. The keys were back the next day, you are so good.

    Mary

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    Reviewed 20 June 2019

    What a picturesque place this is! Watching the milking process was fascinating! The breakfast was very good (portions were very big). Hostess was very nice. Very comfortable, if small, rooms. Highly recommend!!

    Date of stay: June 2019
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2019

    Dear Beth,
    Your review is very much appreciated, thank you.

    Mary

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    Reviewed 4 June 2019

    Ballindrum Farm was a beautiful BnB. It is nestled on farmland with views for miles! Mary was a wonderful host and was extremely welcoming and sweet. Breakfast was delightful each morning and she was happy to cook whatever we desired from the menu she provided. I loved how she had fresh baked goodies each morning as well and this definitely added a homely touch to our stay.

    The only two issues my husband and I had was that the bed was not very comfortable and we found that it was quite firm with little cushion. We were in Athy county for an obstacle race and a firm bed is not the most desirable choice for sleeping after something like this. A bed liner or cushion would have greatly helped. Also, the crows on the farm are unbearably loud! Both nights we stayed we had to sleep with our noise cancelling headphones on in an attempt to drown out the crows and get sleep. The walls were extremely thin as well, so you can hear everything that other guests are doing which is rough when people are up until 11pm and you are desperately trying to sleep.

    Overall this was a good BnB. Our issues are not something the host would have a lot of control over. We most likely would not stay here again, but it was a good option for us and close to the race course we needed to get to for our Spartan.

    Date of stay: May 2019
    • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2019

    Thank you for the very comprehensive review. We loved the chocolates, thank you.


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    Reviewed 30 August 2018

    There are just no words to describe how exceptional this trip was and it was mostly due to how well Mary took care of us! The B & B was so warm & welcoming and Mary & her beautiful family went above & beyond to care for all the guests. I can not recommend her enough! She was a fountain of information, helped point us in the right direction when we left for travel during the day and ensured that we started each day off with a wonderful breakfast. The entire experience was great. If you are looking for a place to stay while traveling in Athy, do not miss out on this experience. Thank you Mary!! We miss you terribly!
    ~ Trina

    Date of stay: August 2018
    • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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    Thank Katrina L
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    Mary G, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

    Dear Triona and Friends, it was a pleasure to meet you all. Thank you for staying at Ballindrum Farm.

    Mary

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