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Ballymote Country House

84 Killough Road, Downpatrick BT30 8BJ Northern Ireland
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"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
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
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Getting there
Belfast City Airport23 mi
Belfast Intl Airport32 mi
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Ballymote house provided us with a relaxing home to stay in as a family for our Son’s wedding. Our hosts were friendly, helpful and considerate to our needs and made us feel at home at all times. Nothing was too much trouble and the breakfast...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank SharonRiddles
Response from Nicola M, Owner at Ballymote Country HouseResponded October 20, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review we really enjoyed having you all to stay and I’m just so sorry I wasn’t able to fix the weather for your sons wedding day!

Reviewed July 16, 2018

A real gem! Everyone was so friendly & accommodating, nothing was too much trouble. I feel very fortunate to stay with such a delightful family, great fun, informative and very interesting (fantastique). I would highly recommend this house to stay not to be missed at...More

Date of stay: July 2018
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Response from Nicola M, Owner at Ballymote Country HouseResponded July 18, 2018

What a lovely review, hugely appreciated and I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. We are so lucky to be able to live at Ballymote and also to be able to share it with our visitors. Many thanks again for taking the time to review...More

Reviewed May 29, 2018

Ballymote House is a glorious place to stay. The hosts offer a warm welcome, plentiful information about the area and an great breakfast. My room was peaceful and comfortable with many thoughtful extras; the only dilemma was the choice of wonderful places to rest and...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank jenny m
Response from Nicola M, Owner at Ballymote Country HouseResponded May 31, 2018

Jenny, Thank you for the lovely review and I’m glad you had such a peaceful stay. We are so lucky to live here and really enjoy sharing It with others! Yours Nicola M-B

Reviewed May 28, 2018

We stayed overnight with our dog and wish we could have stayed longer. A beautiful house in peaceful surroundings. Our room was very comfortable and Nicola and James are excellent hosts. Breakfast was great and set us up for the day ahead. Our dog loved...More

Date of stay: May 2018
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Response from Nicola M, Owner at Ballymote Country HouseResponded May 31, 2018

Thank you for visiting and taking the time to really leave such a lovely review. Glad your dog had a good stay as well

Reviewed May 9, 2017

My wife and I were in Northern Ireland for our wedding, and our stay at Ballymote House before and the after the wedding were a delight. The country house is full of old world charm, the bedrooms were beautifully appointed (we stayed in the Curtis...More

Date of stay: April 2017
Thank Daniel H
Response from Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country HouseResponded May 13, 2017

What a lovely review, many thanks indeed. We really enjoyed playing a bit part of your big day, and Daisy says she enjoyed your company as well as photobombing the pics. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay here so much and looking forward to seeing...More

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"Curtis Room, lovely!"
May 5, 2016
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"Loads of yesteryear"
Sep 30, 2014
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"PS: There is no fitness center or swimming pool, but trip advisor doesn't allow us to..."
Jun 15, 2014
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"Just let Nicola decide for you - she knows what's best!"
Aug 25, 2012
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$120 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomNorthern IrelandDownpatrick
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