Boasting a garden and views of garden, Ballymote Country House is a bed and breakfast set in a historic building in Downpatrick, 39 km from The Belfast Empire Music Hall. This 4-star bed and breakfast offers luggage storage space and a housekeeping service. Free private parking is available and the bed and breakfast also features bike hire for guests who want to explore the surrounding area. All units in the bed and breakfast are fitted with a coffee machine. Featuring a private bathroom with a bath and bathrobes, units at the bed and breakfast also feature free WiFi. At the bed and breakfast, units include bed linen and towels. À la carte and Full English/Irish breakfast options with local specialities, fruits and juice are available each morning at the bed and breakfast. Guests at Ballymote Country House will be able to enjoy activities in and around Downpatrick, like hiking. Guests can also relax in the shared lounge area. The Waterfront Hall is 41 km from the accommodation, while SSE Arena is 41 km from the property. The nearest airport is George Best Belfast City Airport, 44 km from Ballymote Country House.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Breakfast info

Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site


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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
1 extra-large double bed
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Downpatrick
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  • Jane
    Ireland Ireland
    Lovely location Beautiful property Friendly hosts A lot to like
  • Mary
    Ireland Ireland
    Breakfast was excellent with a variety of local produce, freshly squeezed orange juice, home made preserves and bread. The cooked breakfast was delicious.
  • Marguerite
    Ireland Ireland
    The house and decor was very fitting to the overall experience of staying in a Country House. The three little Terrier Dogs offered great comfort,once they got to know that you will staying as Guests in their House.🙂🙂

Hosted by James & Nicola Manningham-Buller

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James & Nicola Manningham-Buller
Ballymote is our 300 year old Family Home and we pride ourselves in treating you like a proper house guest. As our numerous reviews show, we offer far from the bland run of the mill B&B experience. We aim to provide a stay that is as special and distinctive as our home. On arrival we encourage you to relax and unwind in our beautiful drawing room with a cup of tea and some home-made shortbread, before a night spent in what many guests describe as the most comfortable bed of their lives! Our breakfasts promise to spoil you wholeheartedly! A feast of local produce, home-cooked by Nicola is offered in our family dining room. Hospitality is in our bones and we love the opportunity to interact with our guests. We encourage you to use our local knowledge and have maps of the local area with marked out walks and places to visit. We are happy to book restaurant dinners, visits to golf clubs and other local attractions to make your stay even more enjoyable, and completely hassle-free. As Dog Lovers ourselves, we also invite you to bring your treasured dog and the warmest welcome awaits them.
Language spoken: English

Property surroundings

Facilities of Ballymote Country House
Great facilities! Review score, 9.5

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Tea/coffee maker in all rooms
  • Breakfast
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Extra long beds (> 2 metres)
  • Garden view
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Garden
  • Children's high chair
  • Coffee machine
  • Cleaning products
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Horse riding
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
    Additional charge
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Radio
Food & Drink
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
Reception services
  • Luggage storage
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Trouser press
  • Ironing service
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
  • Pet bowls
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Wake-up service
  • Heating
  • Soundproofing
  • Carpeted
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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From 16:30 to 20:00


From 07:30 to 11:00



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

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Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Cot upon request

The number of cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

There are no extra beds available at this property.

All cots are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There is no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed


Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Legal information

This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

FAQs about Ballymote Country House

  • The prices at Ballymote Country House may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • Ballymote Country House offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Bicycle rental
    • Horse riding

  • Room options at Ballymote Country House include:

    • Double
    • Twin

  • Yes, Ballymote Country House is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • Ballymote Country House is 2.2 miles from the centre of Downpatrick. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Ballymote Country House is from 16:30, and check-out is until 11:00.