A Country House in County Down

The Curtis Room

What’s in a name? Your room is named after the creator of the superb botanical pictures on the wall. Dating from the 1830s, they still delight the eye today. The silk curtains have a style all of their own – not surprising since they were made originally in 1896 to grace Grandmother’s Paris home. We don’t have an ‘official size’ for the bed! ‘King’ ‘Super-king’ ‘Emperor’ – how would you describe a huge and handcrafted fairy tale refuge, made especially for a family member standing six foot nine in his stockinged feet?Such a bed demands a throne, or at the very least a truly immense armchair. Settle in it with your laptop and return to modernity for a moment with the Wi-Fi link. Or sit at the antique desk and recall a time before email when the post came three times a day!This is a room with a view indeed. In fact it has two. If you tire, unlikely, of the outside prospect, you can always gaze through to the bathroom with its vast art deco bath. And the curtains are silk in here too, of course.Bathroom Curtis Room, main ensuite guest room, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County Down Curtis Room, main ensuite guest room, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County DownA corner of Curtis Room, main guest room, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County DownView from Curtis Room, main ensuite guest room, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County Down

The Trellis Room

Enjoy heart-lifting views of the apple blossom in Spring from your windows. This distinctive double can offer twin or super-size king beds. The bathroom is ensuite and there is the sophisticated luxury of your own private dressing room.

 Trellis room, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County Down

Archie’s Room

A charming single room with ensuite facilities, an antique chest of drawers and a very comfortable chair!

This also doubles as a dressing room for the Trellis Room, if required.

 A corner of Archie’s room, single ensuite room, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County Down

A corner of Curtis Room, main guest room, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County Down

Ballymote is enthusiastically dedicated to your relaxation.
And your enjoyment begins the moment you arrive.
The welcome starts with tea and home made biscuits.

Archie’s room, single ensuite room, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County Down

 

 

Hogarth room, a single, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County Down Spring in Ballymote House’s garden, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County Down

Corner of drawing room, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County DownThe Hogarth Room

A rather fortunate visitor who clearly enjoys the finer things in life, including Hogarth prints, Colefax and Fowler curtains and all the regular comforts of Ballymote.

Corner in Ballymote House back hall, Ballymote House, Country House B&B, County Down

Later in the day, why not enjoy a bottle of wine by the drawing room fire? Or browse our library of local history and reference books – some of which may inspire an investigation of your own family history, or help if you are already tracing your Irish roots.