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Ballymote Country House

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84 Killough Road, Downpatrick BT30 8BJ, Northern Ireland
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Ballymote Country House
Ranked #4 of 10 Downpatrick B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Victoria, BC
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Bandon, Oregon
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

A month ago we had planned to stay at this B&B during our time in Downpatrick. We reviewed the reviews and their website, and although the price was higher, it sounded like it would be higher end. We were very disappointed when we arrived and out of a 3 week trip, this was the first one we reserved that we... More

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

I am so sorry that we disappointed you, with no shower and a smell of paint.This is not how we wish to be known and can only apologise again. Our baths are 7 foot long, so truly huge and a step back in time to the 1920's when such things were truly luxurious in houses like ours, but unfortunately they... More

Reading, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I've just returned from a few days with Nicola and James, and have to give their lovely establishment top marks. I really did feel, two days into our stay, that we were staying as house guests with old friends. Exactly what's wanted when on holiday.

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review and we're thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much. Feeling "part of the family " is exactly what we want our guests to feel like and to treat our home as if it was theirs and totally relax. Hope you have arrived back home refreshed well rested. More

London
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

Nicola and James have a beautiful home and made us feel so welcome (as did Damm and Dash, their two adorable dogs). The bedrooms were furnished with lovely antiques and the beds were extremely comfortable. We were offered tea in the drawing room when we arrived. Nicola cooked a delicious breakfast which included a variety of fresh breads, cereals and... More

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for the lovely review. James particularly enjoyed meeting your father – and Damm and Dash of course just love meeting everybody! More

Wellington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

A charming country house with comfortable rooms with a superb breakfast Nicola and James both go out of their way to make guests to feel at home. This is more than just somewhere to sleep; it is a place to enjoy a conversation with the hosts. We only stayed one night and wished we had booked for longer. Highly recommended.... More

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review and we really enjoyed having you to stay. We are so lucky we get particularly interesting guests from all over the place and have learned so much from them. We feel as if we have travelled the world just talking to them! Damm and Dash also enjoy having all the visitors, more... More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We had a lovely few days at Nicola and James' unique country house. They are wonderfully friendly hosts who encourage guests to treat the house and grounds as a home from home. Breakfast was wonderful with different home made or local produce on offer each day, all served in a beautifully elegant dining room. We would thoroughly recommend a stay,... More

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your stay here, we love sharing Ballymote with all our visitors and it makes us look at what we are so lucky to have with fresh eyes! More

Hook, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

A charming country house which is home to Nicola and James and family. So very friendly and especially charming to be able to meet their animals including newly hatched chicks. Nicola's breakfasts are to die for - home produced food served to your own requirements. So much choice! James provides excellent advice on where to visit. You won't find a... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay! The chicks are growing very fast getting ready to lay lots more blue eggs (Arucuna) for the guests to enjoy at breakfast. More

San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Calling Ballymote House a 'farm,' as was done by a previous reviewer, is like calling a Westin Hotel a B&B. The owners of Ballymote House believe in a lifestyle that revives the traditions of the past. Nicola was raised in the area at a country house which was self-sustaining. She keeps a garden with fruit trees, from which she produces... More

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

Wow, what a lovely review! Aren't we lucky to have this lifestyle, and we love sharing it with our guests, especially when they "get" it! More

Yellowknife
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at the Ballymote for a weekend break. The room was clean and well laid out. However, the house is part of a farm and the night was over once the cockrel woke up. Also be aware there are two dogs living in the house. One was licking my hand at the breakfast table which I find unacceptable. The... More

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

I'm so sorry you didn't appreciate the dogs and hens during your stay, but glad you enjoyed our company and the house. We do try and persuade guests not to feed Damm and Dash under the table however they have learnt that many guests are extremely soft touches, and they do live in hope! If people do not like dogs... More

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Additional Information about Ballymote Country House

Address: 84 Killough Road, Downpatrick BT30 8BJ, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Downpatrick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Ballymote Country House Downpatrick, Northern Ireland

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