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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Put simply and I can safely speak for the group of 7 of us who stayed here in early Nov 2016 we left a piece of our hearts here when we left. An amazing tranquil welcoming stately and homely stay is what you recieve here .Brede the owner is a truly warm hearted host who without needing to say makes... More 

Thank deirdrelowry
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful stay at beautiful Ballyduff House. From the moment we arrived Brede made us feel welcome and completely at home. Actually better than home, a real treat. The house is lovely and our room overlooking the river was my idea of a perfect bedroom. A very good breakfast followed by a walk around the beautiful grounds finished... More 

Thank Teri-OLS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights in October and had a wonderful stay. The charming house was a beautiful country setting, the fall leaves were turning and we were fortunate with good weather. Brede, the owner is a fascinating woman and very friendly. Tea and cookies in the library by the fireplace was a treat and listening to the history of the... More 

Thank Kellie W
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here last summer and it is a treat. Lovely to see once again in autumn too. A place to escape busyness. You will experience a very warm welcome in a beautiful, well looked after home which oozes character and every attention to detail met by the lady of the house. Can't fault it. A stay for all seasons.... More 

Thank puddleplum
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The lady renting the apartment next door was so incredibly sweet, but after multiple emails waiting for the owner to unlock the building, we received no communication for 6 hours and couldn't check in. We had to drive 30 min to the city centre to find other accommodations night of. The grounds were gorgeous, but the owner was a no... More 

Thank Koda W
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We had a wonderful night in the elegant Ballyduff house. The location, house and breakfast were all superb. Brede, the owner was very welcoming and helpful and made us feel at home - thank you.We wish we could have stayed longer :)

Thank evelyn n
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We spent two days at Ballyduff and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Bred was a charming and welcoming host and went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Our room was large and comfortable with lovely views. Breakfasts were well prepared. The library, complete with fire was a pleasant place to relax and chat. Bred also provided helpful tips... More 

Thank Barbara481
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

We had a wonderful two nights stay in Breda's beautiful home. Breda's welcome could not have been warmer and our room was magnificent as was the adjoining bathroom from both of which we had lovely views of the river. The breakfast was faultless and served in the grand dining room. We really felt we were Breda's guests and not just... More 

Thank anmojo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Our family of 5 adults and 1 teen stayed at this beautiful home recently. The host, Breed, is not only welcoming, but also goes out of her way to make you feel comfortable. The house is set in a beautiful, peaceful locale. The rooms and bathrooms are very spacious. The bed and bath linens smell so fresh each day. I'd... More 

Thank AuthorMomManhattan
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This is a must stay in B&B! It is a gracious Georgian house and farm that is extremely comfortable, beautiful, with inviting rooms, a great breakfast, amazing grounds and full of history. We, a family of 4, stayed here for a night in the Tower Room, and it was lovely! The atmosphere is great, and very friendly!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ballyduff House, built in 1760, is set in glorious parkland overlooking the river Nore. It is the beautiful home of Brede Thomas who, as well as running the B&B also farms. The setting is totally unspoiled which is almost unique in this part of Ireland. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ballyduff House

Address: Thomastown, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny > Thomastown
Price Range: $132 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“any room & you will be so happy”
 of 5 bubbles me81SiloamSpringsAr_, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We got the one with the river view. It was Breda recommendation :) It was magical”
 of 5 bubbles 519hadarm, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“We brought our own food but excellent restaurants in the region for take away food.”
 of 5 bubbles 14noreenb, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Every room is a delight!!”
 of 5 bubbles ScottR562, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The rooms in the back overlook the lovely stream. But all the rooms and beds are comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles ronnap624, 11 Sep 2015 | Read review
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