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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2016

My wife & I stayed at Ballymote House for four nights. Not only was it a wonderful and quite unique experience, we were made to feel part of the family. The breakfasts, pots of tea (coffee if preferred) and biscuits notwithstanding, throughout our stay, Nicola & James added to the overall experience of staying in a fabulous old house in...

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

So glad you're enjoying your stay at Ballymote , and James really enjoyed talking about off-road vehicles, steel etc! Would love to have you stay again and thank you for taking the time and trouble to review us.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 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...

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review and very glad enjoyed it so much! We are so lucky here at Ballymote and really enjoy sharing it with out guests

Bangor, N Ireland
Reviewed 11 August 2016

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...

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. Glad you found us so special,we try and make everyone's stay truely memorable, made so much easier by Ballymote being so fabulous! We are so fortunate to be able to share it with our guests.

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2016

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...

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

So pleased you found us! We thoroughly enjoyed showing the girls all the animals and the horses and I'm so pleased that they had such an enjoyable time. Thank you for reviewing us and hopefully see you again.

Reviewed 26 June 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...

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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.

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 May 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...

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and I'm glad you had such an enjoyable stay. Food is central to the way we operate, and I love finding small producers for the bits and pieces I do not produce myself.

Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 6 May 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...

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

So pleased we are your favourite of all! We love having guests to stay and sharing Ballymote as it such a privilege to live in such a fabulous place. Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review us.

Jersey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 April 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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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay at Ballymote! We are so lucky to live in such a fabulous place and really enjoy sharing it with our guests! Many thanks for taking the trouble to review us.

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 28 November 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...

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Panzapony, Owner at Ballymote Country House, responded to this review

Glad you had a fantastic stay and we really enjoyed showing the children all the animals, and Dash and Damn especially love the attention! Thank you for taking the time and trouble to review us.

Sterling, Virginia
Reviewed 13 October 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...

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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!

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  • Free Breakfast
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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
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Downpatrick
Price Range: RM283 - RM481 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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