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Glendale, California
Reviewed 8 August 2013

Ballaghtobin is a wonderful home owned by Catherine and Mickey. We stayed for two nights while visiting Kilkenny and Mount Juliet Golf course. The surroundings are stunning albeit remote, so definitely eat dinner before you arrive. Breakfast is served in their lovely dinning room. Definitely worth a visit for a night.

1Thank Agfmomx3
Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire
Reviewed 8 July 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night on our outward journey to Kerry and also to break the journey to Dun Laoghaire on the return leg. What a wonderful classic country home, set in lovely peaceful surroundings and extremely good value, considering the sophisticated nature of the whole experience. Our room was beautifully appointed and the beds were...

1Thank Chris018
York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 October 2012

Ballaghtobin is ideally sited for visiting Kilkenny city. The house is home to the charming Gabbetts - Catherine and Mickey. It's a stylish house and guests are warmly welcomed. Our room was delightfully and comfortably appointed with every possible request anticipated. We spent a relaxing first evening in the lovely drawing room chatting with our hosts and with another guest...

1Thank MichaelWinnerRIP
New York City, New York
Reviewed 10 September 2012

My wife, daughter, dog and I spent a wonderful weekend here. We stayed in the nursery room which offered a separate(d) area for our daughter and a large bathroom with many modern touches. The hostess, Catherine, was delightful and welcoming. Breakfast was vast. The experience was akin to staying with family. The house is lovely and the grounds impeccable. We...

2Thank James H
Wicklow, Ireland
Reviewed 5 September 2011

I stayed here with my family, and dog for one night at the end of the Summer. The grounds are lovely, with lots of mature trees and our puppy loved the freedom of running around. The rooms are comfortable with nice touches, in all there is a generosity in the quality of the appointment of the rooms with extra touches...

1Thank sparklehorse11
North Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 3 June 2011

Only stayed one night, but have not stayed at such a well appointed guest house in Ireland before. Very impressive selection of amenities provided in the room. Breakfast was superb and cooked to order. Nice selection of fruit laid out, including those that don't have the letter "p". Good wi-fi connection and very friendly hostess. Well done Catherine!

3Thank DaveBK
Brighton, Sussex, England
Reviewed 10 May 2011

We arrived during a rain storm. Within minutes Catherine made us welcome, set up wi-fi links for email and settled us in. This house is a family home and you are made to feel part of the family right from the start. Everything is provided to a very high standard from bedrooms to breakfast. Good company, good food, what else...

4Thank caps158
Reviewed 21 March 2011

Ballaghtobin House is the quintessential Manor Home. It is perhaps the nicest place we have ever stayed in all our travels. Just lovely. Off the beaten path, incredible grounds and gardens, perfectly decorated with a quiet elegance. Catherine, your host, has seen to every possible detail. She is charming and funny, helpful and interesting. Breakfast in the dining room is...

2Thank Maine276
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 17 November 2010

Quite simply one of the nicest places we have ever stayed. Our friends were getting married in nearby Thomastown and we choose Ballaghtobin pretty much randomly and because we loved the web site - and it far exceeded any expectations - we did not want to leave and nearly couldn’t after the world class breakfast served up the following morning....

3Thank NicolaHR
Connecticut, USA
Reviewed 8 October 2009

A wonderful manor house B&B. Excellent location for exploring Kilkenny, Cashel, Cahir and other villages throughout the region. Bountiful breakfasts, beautifully furnished rooms and a stunning property for walks and exploring. Catherine makes you feel at home once you walk through her door. A wonderful find!

3Thank MeadowLG

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Address: Callan, Kilkenny, Ireland
Region: Ireland > Province of Leinster > County Kilkenny > Kilkenny > Callan
Number of rooms: 27
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“All the rooms are exceptionally nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Brona64, 5 Jun 2016 | Read review
“They are all lovely but try and bag the best view in the Spare Room.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsBobtheFarmersWife, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I think you would be pleased with any of the rooms. I always the Blue room, a double. My wife and daughter have either of the twin rooms. All have lovely views of the farmland.”
 of 5 bubbles alittlepicky2014, 30 Sep 2014 | Read review
“They'll all be gorgeous I know, but ours was the 'Spare Room' on a corner of the building which was lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles Chris018, 8 Jul 2013 | Read review
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