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Ballyduff House

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Thomastown, Ireland
Ballyduff House
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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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Christchurch
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited for our last night in Ireland and so pleased that this will be our lasting memory! The house is beautiful and it's setting magnificent. However it's the warmth of Breda's hospitality (tea on arrival, late evening drinks/tea and the full Irish breakfast) are what really makes this stay special. We really enjoyed spending time chatting with Breda and... More 

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siloam springs ar.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hello sweet Bred i can see the green fields now & the beautiful river Nore..everyone should get to be there once in their lifetime....i am hoping to do one more time... Bred takes such loving care of you...yes this is Heaven on earth...

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Galway, Ireland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter"s bridesmaids organized her "hen party" weekend here and we had the most wonderful weekend. The house is magnificent and Brid's hospitality tremendous. The girls had caterers bring food in for Friday night and the kitchen had all that we needed. We dined in the diningroom and learned cupcake decorating on Saturday afternoon there. I think by Saturday night... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I find myself agreeing, wholeheartedly, with the other reviewer here above, who wrote this is the best B&B in Ireland. And I'll tell you why. I hate most hotels, or most modern hotels at least, even the hip, trendy boutique ones, which are generally still soulless. Not interested in hip modernity. When i go away, I want a break from... More 

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Co. Laois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Visited Ballyduff house for overnight stay recently and was totally charmed by the welcome and hospitality we received. A fire was lighting and we sat in a book lined sitting room, sipping whiskey and relaxing, chatting and chilling out. We were offered coffee or tea before bedtime, as well as other thought gestures, such as an electric blanket warming my... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My wife and I stayed here for one night and cannot praise it highly enough. Everything about the house was incredibly charming, beautiful room, beautiful view. The decor is so personal and the host Brede made us feel so at home, that you essentially enjoy a house guest experience, rather than a hotel or B&B experience. A unique experience.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

My husband and I, along with another couple, stayed at Ballyduff house for two days. Our only regret was that we couldn't stay longer. This B&B is one of the most beautiful that we stayed in. Our hostess, Bred, was absolutely amazing. She treated us like royalty. Nothing was too much trouble. The breakfast was incredible and so was the... More 

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Kansas City, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We just spent three days at Ballyduff with Bred & Paul. It was a wonderful experience from the moment we arrived to our good byes. They went out of their way to welcome us and we were right at home in this beautiful home and grounds. The river Nore runs through the back of the property & it is breathtaking.... More 

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A lovely, very comfortable, beautiful B&B in the countryside but not far from town, the owner Brede is very warming & makes you feel at home from the moment you arrive - like family. All the rooms are exceptional, beautiful, very spacious & charactoristic, you can ask for either river view or front view which overlooks the lawns, breakfast is... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

My wife and I stayed at Ballyduff for 4 nights in August 2014 as part of our first-ever Ireland vacation. Staying at Ballyduff is an extraordinary experience, and the house itself is an extraordinary place. Overlooking the Nore river in rural Kilkenny, Ballyduff is a large, beautifully-decorated and well cared-for 18th century country home. The house has so much character... More 

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