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Keppel's Farmhouse

Ballanagh | Beech Road, Avoca, Ireland
Keppel's Farmhouse

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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waterboro, Maine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We flew into Dublin and then drove to Keppel's Farmhouse. The B&B was so comfortable and welcoming. Joy saw us settled in and then gave us information on "The Gathering". It was a short drive from the farm- excellent directions. The room was very comfortable and we slept beautifully- it was so quiet. The next morning, Charlie and Joy helped... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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148 reviews 148 reviews
38 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Joy & Charlie were wonderful hosts in their magnificent home. We came from Dublin to Wicklow national park then to glendolough. They were a great location before we travelled to Cork. Charlie sat with us and gave us the history of the farm, his family, and the area while we sipped wine. Room 3 was fantastic with an unbelievable view.... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Joy and Charlie are very welcoming hosts. We had a lovely relaxing overnight stay in a beautifully maintained house and garden in the middle of glorious countryside. Plenty of parking available. Great breakfast with lots of choice including delicious home made scones and soda bread. Thanks for a lovely visit and all the craic. We hope to be able to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We spent our second last night at this establishment and was in awe of the views of its location. The proprietors were very friendly, the rooms were clean and comfortable. We enjoyed a lovely breakfast the next morning whilst chatting with Charles and Joy. Although it is a little way from town, the serenity and views made it all worth... More 

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Villepot
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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Joy and Charles Keppel’s 130 year old stone farmhouse overlooks the beautiful Vale of Avoca at the end of a 2km gravel track. We were warmly welcomed and offered tea and cake in the comfortable lounge, which was open for the use of guests. Our double room (3) with ensuite bathroom at the front of the house gave us full... More 

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Wales
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74 hotel reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We were greeted by Joy who having shown us our room which was spacious, very clean and had a great view, went and made us a pot of tea and homemade cakes. Charlie, her husband also came and chatted with us and both seemed genuinely anxious that we enjoyed our stay. Breakfast was delicious and freshly cooked. It is a... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

My friends and I stayed here and had a great time. Although it is a drive away from Arklow town, the views are stunning. The people are lovely, and the breakfast is amazing! Cannot say enough how nice a time we had while we were here!

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Sedona, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We stayed at Keppel's our first night in Ireland after a 14 hour travel day. Proprietor Joy was very gracious, the front room well appointed, and the view across the valley was spectacular. The exceptional service occurred in the morning when we had a time problem on our phone alarm and work up 2 hours later than we had planned.... More 

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Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

We had just arrived in Ireland the day before and by the time we reached Keppel's Farmhouse after a long drive from the airport we were exhausted. We were met by Joy who is indeed a joy who showed us to our lovely room overlooking the lovely countryside. We had a wonderful breakfast in the morning and spent some time... More 

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Chicago
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9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2011

I just read the negative review below - and everyone has different experiences, but I cannot believe this is the same place or the same couple. From the time Joy answered my initial request for a room for three nights, she was above and beyond kind and welcoming. I even mentioned to my mother before we arrived that she was... More 

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