Pillowtop mattress, luxury linen and ensuite bathroomPillowtop mattress, luxury linen and ensuite bathroom

2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

2 guests

1 room

2 beds

1 bath

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About this listing

Our tranquil B & B is located in Ballyduff Upper, near Lismore, Co. Waterford. We are also run adult one-to-one swimming courses in our private pool for adults who have a fear of water, are unable to swim, or would like to improve their technique.


Extra people: £30 / night after the first guest
Security Deposit: £216


The space

We have 5 rooms, all en-suite, with double, twin or single beds, tea/coffee making facilities, T.V., flannels and hot water bottles. Relax in our luxurious hot tub during your stay at no extra cost - we provide fluffy soft towels and warm Egyptian bathrobes.

We also have a guests' kitchen diner if you would like to use this during your stay.

Included in your room price, each morning, along with a selection of cereals, we provide a variety of cooked breakfast options from the 'healthy' to the 'hearty', plus fresh home-baked muffins, fresh fruit salad, yoghurt, juices, toast with homemade jams and tea/coffee. Please let us know if you have specific dietary requirements.

Guest access

If you prefer to stay around during the day, we have a lovely lounge or you can sit outside and enjoy the view with a glass of wine or a good book. If you like walking, and wish to stay 'close to home' we can provide you with our map of a lovely walk through the forest at the back of our house. If you're the quiet type, look out for foxes, hare and local deer!

With a variety of birds and beautiful scenery make sure you bring your camera, you will not be disappointed.

Interaction with guests

We are available from 8 am to 9 pm. We are often found outside working on our 15 acre smallholding, but we leave a contact number if you need us - we are happy to help.

The neighbourhood

We are a mile and a half up a hill from the village of Ballyduff Upper. The village has 3 different pubs with friendly locals and a great pint of Guinness. There is also a small grocery shop. Lismore is the closest town - a 15 minute drive from us - with places to eat.

The River Blackwater is only a mile and a half away, great for Salmon Fishing, email us for details on 'how to have a go'. Cycle hire, kayaking and golf are available in Lismore.

Getting around

There is no public transport in Ballyduff, the nearest bus stop is in the town of Fermoy, there is also a taxi rank. We are 25 minutes' drive away from Fermoy.

Other things to note

We are 45 minutes' drive from Cork Airport, 1 hour, 15 minutes' drive from Waterford Airport and 3 hours' drive from Dublin Airport. The X8 service with Bus Eireann runs from Dublin Airport to Fermoy, or Cork City to Fermoy.

House Rules
Check in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

We have a no-smoking rule inside the house, however we do provide an undercover outside area if you wish to smoke. We have our own pets (not allowed in the house), and we also have farm animals. We are unable to accommodate your pets at this time.

You must also acknowledge
Dog(s) and cat(s) lives in the house



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund plus service fees back.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher
Lock on bedroom door

2 nights minimum stay

2 Reviews

Mary & Ben User Profile
June 2016
Ard na Ciuin is a blissful spot with a gorgeous view, full of flowers and very comfortable. The hosts are super smart and funny and warm and relaxed - we enjoyed every minute of our stay. Lynette also gave us a fantastic recommendation for dinner at a restaurant in Ardmore. The drive in and out was spectacular at this time of year with foxgloves and flowering trees and ferns adorning all the roadsides. Down the hill is Lismore, a beautiful heritage town. We treasure the memories and hope to return.
Trevor & Lynette User Profile
Response from Trevor & Lynette:
Thank you both so much for your lovely review. The view here constantly changes and always amazes us! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay - come back soon!!
June 2016

Bobby User Profile
September 2016
Absolutely amazing stay. This place is awesome. The rooms are roomy and gorgeous with huge skylights. The bathroom was the size of my bedroom with the best water pressure I experienced in Europe. The Irish Breakfast was to die for, with sausages that are literally the best I've ever had. The scenery is breathtaking--absolutely gorgeous. Couple of cool pubs at the bottom of the hill (bring cash--they don't take credit card!) and full of friendly people. Trevor and Lynette were just the lovliest couple--amazing to deal with, and helpful! Trevor even drew me a map to get to the townland my family is from! Oh! And the hot tub, my god the hot tub. Honestly could not be happier with my stay--absolutely perfect.
Trevor & Lynette User Profile
Response from Trevor & Lynette:
Thank you so much Bobby. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay and it's always a pleasure to accommodate someone who fully appreciates our sausages! We feel blessed to live in such a wonderful part of rural Ireland and love it when our guests really 'get it' too. We would love to meet you again and join you for the 'craic' in the pub ;)
September 2016

Ireland · Joined in November 2015
Trevor & Lynette User Profile

Lynette and myself met in Lisdoonvarna at the matcmaking festival! We love meeting new people and decided to open our bed & breakfast 7 years ago.

We enjoy working on our smallholding and Lynette enjoys making jams, chutneys, ice-cream, wine, and anything else she can make from our produce. We do not use pesticides, so we spend alot of time weeding!!!

I have always wanted to milk my own cow, and we now have 'Beatrice' - she is a Jersey - and 'Toffee' her calf. We also have Dexter cows for beef, chickens, ducks and pigs.

Whilst with us, you may get to sample some of our produce.

We believe in living your dream, it may take a while and alot of time and effort, but the rewards are worth it :)

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