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Ballymote Country House

84 Killough Road, Downpatrick BT30 8BJ, Northern Ireland
Ballymote Country House

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely, smallish Georgian country house in a peaceful location, just outside the town of Downpatrick. Beautifully-decorated rooms, full of interesting pictures and lovely antique furniture. Warm and cosy, not at all stuffy or intimidating! I had a fantastic night's sleep! And what wonderful hosts the Manningham-Bullers are; warm and engaging, happy to stop and chat; James is so enthusiastic... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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65 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Ballymote is a lovely manor house just outside Downpatrick. James and Nicola are excellent hosts and very charming and chatty. James in particular was very happy to provide any assistance and advice that he could offer regarding places to see and places to eat. Our room was very comfortable and the bed very relaxing. The breakfast was excellent with a... More 

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

James and I thoroughly enjoyed having you both to stay and thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I'm glad you enjoyed Ballynoe stone circle and I agree you the walk down the lane is the most magical part! More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We stayed for one night with our daughter. Lovely location and very friendly welcome. Really comfortable rooms and beds plus a fantastic breakfast. The perfect country house experience. Easy access to scenic coastal locations from Ardglass to Strangford ferry.

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to review us. So thrilled that we are "the perfect country house experience!" Exactly what we are aiming for, so really pleased that we achieve that! More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Wow! What an experience! Ballymote Country House was not even an hour from Belfast and an easy run to get there. After a warm welcome from the dogs, I got to meet the members of the household, who truly are a large part of your experience here! My bags taken upstairs, I was shown around this wonderful historic family home... More 

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

I am glad you enjoyed staying here as much as we enjoyed having you! We are so lucky to have Ballymote and love sharing it with our visitors from all round the world and thank you for taking the time to review us. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

House and our room was beautiful (we stayed in the Curtis room). Bed was super comfy. Peaceful location with lots of walks nearby - Tollymore Forest Park was our favourite. We had our Border Collie with us & there was lots to do nearby to tire her out! Hosts were incredibly friendly and very helpful. Breakfast was delicious, especially the... More 

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to review us and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Ballymote. We are so lucky to live in an area that is totally unspoiled and filled with lovely walks and interesting places to go to. Hopefully we'll see you and luna the collie again! We will send you... More 

Cork, Ireland
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Only spent a night here but i'll make sure to return on my next visit. Fantastic house, sank into the mattress, delightful people there, James, Nicola and Edward make you feel right at home. Could not have done enough for myself and my co-worker, felt refreshed after the night there and the breakfast they provided, well, let's just say my... More 

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

So glad we made your long trip up from Cork seem worth it! We are so lucky with Ballymote and love sharing it with people, especially if they love our dogs! Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to review us and hope to see you up here again yours Nicola More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

A big thank you to James, Nicola and Edward for making us so comfortable in their beautiful and historic home. This lovely family are natural hosts and extremely kind. They go to a lot of trouble to help their guests get the most out of their trip. The history of their family is fascinating and they live in a beautiful... More 

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

So glad you all enjoyed your stay, and that James and Edward looked after you perfectly while I was away! Thanks you taking the time and trouble to review us Yours Nicola More 

Shifnal, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

You won't like this. you will love it, James, Nicola, Edward and Millie will make you as welcome as you want to be. Recent refurb of this 10 year old business venture keeps this attractive venue as crisp as can be. No aspect of your stay will be overlooked and their local knowledge, gleaned over the last 300 years comes... More 

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

Glad you loved it here! We are so lucky to have the privilege of living here and really enjoy sharing it with people who "get it"! Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble for reviewing us yours Nicola More 

Victoria, BC
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Belated review from our stay in June. This was one of best experiences from our month long trip through the Republic and Northern Ireland. Gracious hosts (from three generations of the family!) with a remarkable family history, and truly memorable breakfasts! The house itself is wonderful and the rooms spacious and spotless. No showers if that is an issue but... More 

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

What an honour to be one of the best places you stayed during your one-month visit to Ireland. We love sharing the delights of Ballymote with our guests and realise just how lucky we are to live here! Thank you very much for the lovely review yours Nicola M-B More 

Denver, Colorado
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32 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This house was recommended in Alistar Sawday and our experience was quite similar to his....Our hosts made us feel like old friends from America, by swooping us up into their family, giving us freedom of the house and grounds, and sharing a lovely guest room with us, at the top of the stairs. We left feeling like they might visit... More 

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review we really enjoy sharing our house and travelling the world via our guests! Sharing our local knowledge with our visitors is one of our great joys, and i'm so glad you find it a special's place to stay. More 

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