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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Ballymote house for two nights as we were in town for a wedding and were immediately greeted with warmth and kindness. This was my first time staying at a bed and breakfast and must say it did not disappoint! We booked the Curtis room and it was immaculate. Filled with everything we might... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry Tripadvisor, the usual 'marks out of five' score isn't enough here. I was looking for something a bit out of the ordinary for my wife's birthday and Ballymote House seemed to fit the bill. It turns out I made the right decision. I initially spoke to Nicola on the phone and confirmed there was a room available. Getting sorted... More 

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Thank Cranley
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Ballymote randomly on the web and almost booked somewhere else . We are so glad we didn't! Ballymote and the family who run it, offered us a very warm welcome, a fantastically comfy stay and delicious breakfasts. Our girls in particular loved the fact that there were horses in the yard, dogs to play with and hosts who... More 

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Thank impossiblevoices
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
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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Thank leberhart
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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  • Free Parking
  • 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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