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Ballymote Country House

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Ballymote recently for a nearby wedding; everything was fantastic. The warm welcome, the bedroom was extremely comfortable and breakfast was as delicious as described. Such a great country atmosphere with the dogs running about the place and the wonderful hosts who provided much interesting conversation! Would recommend to friends, family and anyone travelling the area. Thank... More 

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

Thank you for the lovely review and for taking the time to post it. We are so lucky here at Ballymote and really enjoyed sharing it. More 

Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Ballymote is not just a BnB but an experience. We had a wonderful weekend stay, thanks to the great hosts James and Nicola, who were very accommodating. Breakfast was a complete feast, served in a beautiful room with a roaring fire. The dogs were delightful. We very much enjoyed their great company and chats as well as the excellent Swiss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

This was our last stop on a two week vacation and I loved it in every way! This family is classic. So friendly, so welcoming into their home and just so....genuine. We stayed in the Curtis room, just awesome. The huge tub was lovely. It was warm and comfortable and these people do not miss a single thing. Every need... More 

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at Ballymote House. It's a beautiful house in a lovely setting. Nicola, James and Edward could not have been kinder or more welcoming. The rooms are very pretty and our bed was exceptionally comfortable. Breakfasts are generous and delicious, and served with great coffee by a roaring fire. We'll be back!

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I stayed with our 4 children. All accommodated very comfortably - our bedroom was spacious, had lots of amenities with lovely country views in two directions. Layout upstairs means guest rooms feel very private. Amazing breakfast with a huge selection of breads, preserves, yogurts, cereals and of course a full cooked option. Nicola and James are perfect... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

From the moment I arrived hosts James & Nicola welcomed me with open arms. The property is a country manner that is furnished comfortably and eclectically with family heirlooms and antiques. The sitting room and lounge are very comfortable and my single room was delightful with views over the horse training paddock. The room was beautifully furnished and the linens... More 

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

What a lovely review thank you so much for taking the time to do it. We love sharing valley most fascinating guests we get from around the world. We manage to travel without leaving our own paradise! More 

Sendai, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Not sure when I last thought bed-sheets were so comfortable or a night's sleep so renewing - maybe thanks to the hospitable log fire, welcoming Earl Grey tea with shortbread, and hearty conversation, or just because of being able to relax in crisp, fresh cotton and enjoy a sense of going back in time. In the morning, the delicious breakfast... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such a lovely review!! I am glad you enjoyed the plum compot and hopefully the Plum Tree in the garden will produce bountiful supplies again this year. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

We spent 2 nights at Ballymote Country House before heading off to a wedding we were in County Down for and we had a wonderful stay. The farmhouse is full of fabulous artefacts and is absolutely charming, bedrooms comfy and breakfast sumptuous. But the highlight has to be the welcoming family. James, Nicola and children were so friendly, helpful and... More 

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

What a lovely review you have given us! I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and I must say the dogs love all the attention they get from visitors! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Stayed here for a family wedding nearby in Ballydugan Mill. The accommodation was great, with a fantastic spread for breakfast and we were made to feel right at home. Thank you all for sharing your home, Jon & Emma

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Thank you very much for taking the time and trouble to write a review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are so lucky with Ballymote and love sharing Its charms with our guests! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review us and I am so glad you didn't find us at all stuffy or intimidating! Really pleased that you enjoyed our breakfast and that it set you up for the day, the whole point! More 

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
"A Hidden treasure....a real find" Irish Times Not just 'a country house' this is our family home. We are delighted to extend its warmth to all our visitors from Ireland and around the world. Ballymote delights in continuing the best of that renowned country house tradition, informal and apparently effortless hospitality. We understand just how valuable our guests' free time is with today's hectic way of life. That's why, from the moment you arrive, we make sure the outside world feels a world away. Ballymote is as restful, or as relaxingly active, as you want it to be. Your only decision will be how you want to enjoy yourself next! "No where nicer than Ballymote...... Resplendent, elegantly faded charm, blissful beds and great cooking from Nicola are the Ballymote signatures". 100 Best Places to Stay in Ireland Bridgestone Guide. We pride ourselves on our breakfasts; apart from the de rigeur Ulster fry (ours has sausages made by a local butcher to our family recipe and 8 or so other things on the platter) we offer homemade jams, (3 or 4 different types), local honey, fruit from the garden and masses of other delicious things. It will set you up for a day of exploring! One of the many extraordinary things about County Down is the extraordinary amount it offers for visitors to do! But never forget that while at Ballymote, simply doing nothing is as good a way to pass your time as any! We are in the heart of St. Patrick's country; it is an ideal base for exploring one of the most historically and culturally rich parts of Ireland, with wonderful gardens, challenging world renowned links golf courses, spectacular mountains, deserted coastline and unspoilt countryside for walking and horse riding. Come and experience it ... relax, enjoy, above all make yourself at home! Ballymote..... Enthusiastically dedicated to your relaxation. James and Nicola Manningham-Buller ... more   less 

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: $66 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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Ballymote Country House Downpatrick, Northern Ireland
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