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Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #3 of 10 Athy B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

Although we stayed only one night we would like to highly recommend Ballindrum Farm. Mary greeted us with with pot of tea and home made scones and she and her husband were very friendly and welcoming. Our room was big,clean and comfy and has everything that we needed: toiletress in the bathroom, wi-fi, tv, bottled water,comfy bed and nice view on green fields with calves and hens . Breakfast was plenty and delicious (including fresh fruit salad, freshly squeezed orange juice and yummy scrambled egg with salmon). Great stay and real Irish hospitality!

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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PhilMary53, Owner at Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2012

Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope you will be able to stay longer the next time.

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Reviewed September 20, 2011

This was the first B&B we stayed at on our Ireland vacation, and it was the best. We were able to check in early, and had fresh scones and all the fixings upon arrival. Joseph, their son, entertained us with Irish folk tunes on his "whistle." Vincent provided us with a history of the farm and provided us with a tour. The bedrooms were decorated nicely, generous in size, and the beds were comfortable. The hospitality provided to us was outstanding and was worth the drive to the country. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 21, 2011

A lovely B&B in a quiet, secluded and beautiful part of Kildare (great views) - yet very close to Athy (and Clancy's traditional Irish pub). We were very happy with our one night stay here. We booked a double room and stayed in a room fit for 4 (double bed, 2 singles) The room was comfortable with tea/coffee, snacks, bottles of water and, on arrival we were offered tea or fresh coffee. We had our cuppas in the conservatory, with home made scones and home made jam-all lovely
There was plenty of car parking space and our room had patio doors which opened out to a picnic bench, and, meant that we could come and go between the house and the car as well as having our own private entrance.
We had a very peaceful night's sleep and the morning shower was lovely- with complimentary toiletries available for our use. We were up early (for a local cycling event) and Mary set out a lovely breakfast. The full Irish smelled delicious, but we opted for homemade porridge/scrambled eggs & toast. There was homemade brown bread, scones and jams, a selection of fruit/fruit juices & a mini fridge with chesses/yoghurts.
We didnt get to do the tour of the farm- but we would love to the next time we visit!
Altogether, a very peaceful, relaxing stay in Mary's lovely home. A beautiful part of the country side and ideal for walking, cycling and forgetting about the rest of the world.
Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 25, 2011

Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ballindrum Farm and the welcome we received was unsurpassed. Mary greeted us with delicious homemade scones, brown bread, jams, tea and hot chocolate at the farmhouse. Our accomodations were perfect at Beechwood Lodge just up the driveway from the farmhouse. The lodge (2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with a kitchen, tv living area, washer and dryer) was excellent and the view of the farmland was magnificent! My husband and daughter thoroughly enjoyed Vincent's tour of the farm and how it operates. The breakfasts were fantastic, with an extensive menu and everything so fresh including the delicious eggs! Mary is such a gracious and energetic hostess - she really makes you feel at home. We highly recommend Ballindrum Farm, and it's only about an hour or so from Dublin. A lovely B&B!

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

Myself and my wife stayed here a few nights ago. The welcome we got, with scones and tea, was exceptionally warm. The room was a good size, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was great (didn't need any lunch!). A lovely location, which took a bit of finding but was definitely worth it. So quiet and peaceful. Mary helped us to find a place for dinner in the town and it was a very good recommendation. An old nunnery which has been converted to a bar! Good food.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 16, 2011

We booked to stay here after reading the reviews and were not disappointed. Mary is very welcoming and had tea and scones on the table before we'd unpacked. As it was quiet she even offered us use of an extra bedroom free of charge as we were a party of 3, we had booked the triple room but this gave us more space. Everything was very clean, the bathroom was fine and spacious. Breakfast is cooked to order and very good, homemade jams, fresh fruit as well. We wanted to escape from Dublin for a night and the farmhouse is well located for a visit to Kildare and the Irish National Stud which I also highly recommend. If you are looking to stay in the countryside near Dublin then this is the place to be.

  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 26, 2010

Just had a lovely stay with Mary and Vincent. Can't speak highly enough of this accommodation and it's hosts. They really do go the extra mile with all of the extra touches, fresh home baking, eggs, fresh squeezed oranges, electric blankets on all of the beds etc,t is very easy to understand why they have a wall full of certificates they have won. Truly well deserved.If you decide to visit you are in for a treat. Nothing was too much bother. Thank you.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast

Address: Ballindrum, Athy, Ireland
Location: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kildare > Athy
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Athy
Price Range: $99 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ballindrum Farm Bed and Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ballindrum Farm is a working dairy farm, set in an area of rural beauty in south CO. Kildare. One hour from Dublin. Every room has a spectacular view of grassland,hedgerows and mature deciduous trees.Guests are welcome to walk the farm. Breakfast is a feast served from 6am to 10am. Coach tours are welcome by appointment for tea and homemade scones and jam. To find us stay on the M9 until exit 3, take N78 direction Athy, we are the 3rd. right turn L8017, Drive 1.5km. Ballindrum Farm is on the left, drive down the avenue to the farmhouse. ... more   less 
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