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Ballymote House

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Killough Road, Downpatrick, BT30 8BJ, Co. Down
Ulster, United Kingdom

Great charm and style on the doorstep of deserted beaches, historic monuments and rolling countryside. Nicola runs the B&B with real gusto

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You may feel you have entered a whirlwind: let yourself be swept up by this vibrant young family. Nicola runs the place with gusto and seemingly boundless energy, poaching nectarines for breakfast one moment, conversing with great erudition the next, then out to feed the horses, dogs in tow. They look after their guests beautifully. A genuine no-frills, intelligent and organised family. Neither grand nor lowly, Ballymote stands in an undisturbed pocket of historic monuments, deserted beaches and rolling countryside. A short drive or bike ride leads to the dolmens, castles, healing wells and 10th-century churches; Belfast is less than an hour's drive. One of the area's first unfortified houses, this place has wonderful charm, its graceful 1730s Georgian looks framed by a fine park laid out by plantsman George Carter. The sight of mature ash and sycamore lifts any morning. The house has natural style, hugely comfortable, easy country-house bedrooms, a turf fire in the dining room and there's an odd Landseer glass sculpture of two polar bears. Killough village is near, walks in the Mourne Mountains are stupendous.

Features
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
WiFi
Wireless internet access available.
Pets welcome
Pets allowed in bedrooms (not on the bed).
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Bikes available
On the premises to hire or borrow.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Guest feedback
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"Ballymote House exceeded expectations. Everything had been thought of, rooms lovely, hosts warm and welcoming and breakfast was brilliant. Home stewed fruit, eggs from their beautiful hens, home baked breads with home made preserves. we loved it, and the area is an undiscovered gem. Coastline and mountains. Our hosts recommended excellent restaurants nearby. "
August 2013
"Wonderful place to stay with fabulous yummy breakfast! The family and the dogs are charming, the bed comfy, I will definitely be back!"
June 2012
"Nicola and James are wonderful hosts, for whom nothing is too much trouble, be it any variety of eggs to accompany the outstanding, (locally sourced / home made) breakfast, booking a wonderful seafood restaurant for dinner, or the loan of an ordnance survey map for your day out. The house is full of character, and extremely tastefully decorated. The bed was super comfortable, and the room stocked with all you could need from toiletries to a great selection of magazines. The location of the house is perfect for wonderful days out exploring. All in all a wonderful place to stay, and one I would highly recommend."
September 2010

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Booking enquiries: James & Nicola Manningham-Buller www.ballymotehouse.com
+44 (0)28 4461 5500 (landline)
+44 (0)7831 661429(mobile)

Accommodation:
  • 1 Double
  • 1 Single
  • 1 Twin/double
Price:(i) £50 to£90 per night


Booking info:

Children under 2 & over 7 welcome. Pets by arrangement; horses included!

Meals:(i)

Dinner, 3 courses, £27.50 (min 5 people). Pubs & restaurants 2 miles.

Closed:

Christmas & New Year.

Address:

Killough Road, Downpatrick, BT30 8BJ, Co. Down

Accommodation:(i)
B&B 1 Double room
Price: (i) £ 85 to £ 85 per night
B&B 1 Single room
Price: (i) £ 50 to £ 50 per night
B&B 1 Twin/double room
Details
Private dressing room.
Price: (i) £ 85 to £ 90 per night
Booking enquiries: James & Nicola Manningham-Buller www.ballymotehouse.com
+44 (0)28 4461 5500 (landline)
+44 (0)7831 661429(mobile)

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