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Ballycommon House
Tullamore, Ireland
1 review
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“Excellent”
Reviewed May 25, 2011

Lovely place to stay. Owners friendly and obliging. Lovely location - walks by the canal. Great pub next door. Would recommend it to anyone for a tranquil getaway.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 19, 2010

Stayed in ballycommon house for 3 nights in march. The apartment was perfect. Clean, modern,well maintained and layed out with modern furniture. The apt's contain two rooms with either 2 double beds or 4 singles(aswell as a pull out sofa which 2 people can sleep comfortably), which can be confirmed if available with Gerry or Marie. Fridge, dishwasher,toaster,kettle,sandwich maker and more than enough mugs and glasses.
it is located right beside the canal with beautiful scenery all around you and is popular with locals for walking.
The pub is located right next door and contains a pool room with pool table,slot machine and juke box. Gerry and Marie could not be nicer and really made the effort to make you feel welcome.
The apartments are located about a 10 minute drive from the town of Tullamore. A taxi will cost between 16-20 euro and every taxi man knows the direction.
To sum up,good location, great accomadation, great value and unbelieveable hospitality.
Cant ask for better deal when it comes to self catering requirements.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled with friends
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2009

Stayed in Ballycommon House in March 2009. Booked all four apts for a group hen party. The apts were lovely - nicely laid out with lots of dishes, glasses, etc. Plenty of room for a big group. Mary and Gerry, the proprietors of the pub and house are absolutely lovely and couldnt be more helpful. We cooked in the first night and then descended on the local pub. It was great craic - good music, good beer and lovely locals who were happy to entertain 25 women looking for a dance! The day was spent relaxing with walks by the canal. On the second night we headed into Tullamore - which is very nearby but actually came backto the pub again cos we had enjoyed ourselves so much the first night. Would definately recommend this location for any type of getaway with friends or family. Very reasonable, spotlessly clean & great fun! C

  • Stayed March 2009
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Devon
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

We were weary after our journey from Devon, England. When we were shown to our apartment, it was extremely comforting to know that we didn't have to go out again and buy the necessities eg; milk, bread etc. Gerry and Maria are the most generous hosts, they can't do enough to make sure your stay is a memorable one, the local people are very welcoming, and all of us enjoyed the craic in the bar.
The situation of the Apartments enables you to be close on hand for fishing, boating, cycling and walking, the nearest town being Tullamore is great for shopping, swimming, and a visit to the Heritage Centre is a must, we will be visiting again in the near future.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2008

Ballycommon House really is in the middle of nowhere but still only 20 minutes away from Tullamore if you fancy a night out and 20 seconds walk away from the pub as it is on the same land as it! Would really recommend it for any kind of a get together, whether it be a family outing or a gang of friends getting together. The couple who owned it were absolutely lovely and couldn't have been more helpful.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 20, 2008

Ballycommon House is about 6 miles outside of Tullamore, pretty much in the middle of nowehere. We were there for a get together with friends, and it really was an excellent find.

The owners of the pub have built 4 self catering apartments beside the pub. The apartments, are lovely and very well equipped. They do advertise them as sleeping 4 / 6, but I would really only recommend having 4 people, as the extra 2 are on a sofa bed in the sitting room, and is not ideal. Also most of the rooms are twin rooms.

The pub and cottages are right on the canal and there is a lock just down the canal ~ so it really is a pretty place. The owners are lovely people, and really helpful.

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Property: Ballycommon House
Address: Ballycommon, Tullamore, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Offaly > Tullamore
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Tullamore
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ballycommon House self-catering apartments are geographically situated in the centre of Ireland on the banks of the Grand Canal 6 miles from Tullamore. The accommodation consists of a renovated two story building divided into four 2-bedroomed luxury apartments, each accommodating 4/6 people. A walled courtyard provides secure parking and privacy with a large timber decked barbecue area overlooking the courtyard. A Laundry room with washing, drying, ironing facilities are on site. Separate lockers for outdoor clothes (water-proofs) and boots are also available with outside water points on site. ... more   less 
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