Only when you spend a few nights in a lighthouse keepers cottage do you get to realise how peaceful and tranquil these cottages really are. Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend , a self catering family break or somewhere to relax by the sea with walks and wildlife in abundance, you will be hard pushed to beat St. John's Point. At the end of your day settle down in front of a real open fire under the light of St. John's Point lighthouse. Simply fantastic.
We had a lovely stay at SJ Schooner. The cottage is beautifully decorated and the location provides great opportunities for walking, bird watching etc. There are plenty of good restaurants within driving distance. This is a detox heaven with no wifi or television. Bring lots of books, board games and a pack of cards!
The house was a home for two days ,it felt like that from the first minute.everything you could ask for ,from well stocked kitchen to period dressed rooms the feeling of yester year with the security of modern day house keeping,eg;electric ,hygiene all mod cons.and the greeting ,fresh scones a llovley touch by the staff.everything was to my likeing
We spent three cosy nights in Railway Crossing Cottage just outside Donegal town. It was easy to find and it's just perfect for a couple. We loved how steeped in history and how beautifully restored it is. The location is great, just on the edge of town but really rural once you stroll away from the cottage up the hill where there are beautiful views to be had. The facilities are basic but exactly what you need and it was lovely to sit in by a real fire every night listening to music, chatting and reading. We went to explore Donegal County as we had never been before so the location isn...more
Galley Head was a particularly bright spot in our first trip to Ireland. The views were breathtaking, and the house was so cozy. We enjoyed unplugging and enjoying our beautiful surroundings. Gerald and Meria were such pleasant and welcoming hosts. Our only regret was not booking for a longer period of time!
We thoroughly enjoyed our three-night stay. The schoolhouse is situated in a peaceful green-land setting, surrounded by trees, yet still close to the main road, near Sligo, and easy enough to locate. It is extremely cosy with good central heating and open fire. It has been very well restored, the rooms tastefully decorated, the beds comfortable. The kitchen has all the usual equipment, cooker, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, good supply of crockery, and a Belfast sink! The house may look small from the outside, but it is very roomy inside, and clever use has been made of the available ...more
TENTH stay in an ILT property. Perfect for the two of us to see in the new year as it was the closest to home that we had not been in and the cosiest. (all the rest are up north! we will get there!) Beautiful area with plenty to see. Highly recommended, especially in summer if you have never been in the area. Visitor book comments always worth looking at, and excellent welcome.
We had a very enjoyable weeked in a fabulous location. A great idea to open this historical site to the public. We were very lucky to have good weather and saw seals on the beach. Miriam and Brendan were very helpful in making our stay comfortable
Martin is a very friendly/helpful house manager Property is beautiful & very well kept Beds were so comfortable & the place is so quiet in the mornings For such an old house it was surprisingly cosy & warm Would highly recommend this place to couples & families alike as there is something for everyone!
This property is the perfect therapy for escaping the mad world we live in now. Literally stepping back in time, being surrounded by books from bygone days, and games we used to play in our childhood, before TV and Wi-FI came along and took away our ability to chat and enjoy the simple things. Batty Langley lodge makes you realise that the trappings of the 20th Century are just that. Teresa keeps the place spotless and provided everything we needed with a smile. She let us in at 1pm, rather than 4pm, and even left us an Easter egg as we stayed over the long Easter weekend. If you are at...more
Very disappointed with the condition of the house, not clean, no toaster, only one lamp between all of us, rubbish shower with just a trickle of water, no cushions on the very hard chairs. No firewood just for the first night, arriving at 4pm with tired children to a cold house. Front gate not on, it was just left propped against the wall, having a toddler with us we really needed it to close to keep him safe in the garden. Very limited cooking utensils, the whole place especially the exterior walls could do with a good paint. Overall a bit of a miserable place really, but wonderful views. Ove...more
This is our fourth year renting this gem of a house in Dublin .... and it gets better every year. I can't recommend it highly enough for location character and cleanliness, Its a completely different experience staying in a genuine old merchants house and one feels like stepping back in time, Highly recommended Triona Minogue
We loved our stay at Merrion Mews. The location is ideal - within walking distance of city centre and bus stops were right around the corner. The house manager was very nice and helpful. The house itself was comfortable and cozy. We appreciated having a shower as well as a tub.
This was our third time staying here and each time I'm amazed at the beauty. The house is amazing and kept to a very high standard
Grace checked us in very efficiently and the house was warm and welcoming. Great spring walks in the Park and an outstanding Caravaggio exhibition at the National Gallery were the highlights of the weekend.
The house and castle have a very special atmosphere, all the more enjoyable for the fact that it was unexpectedly cosy and warm. The stalwart kitchen range kept the central heating going, giving us warmth and piping hot water, even during a snowy January night. We couldn't have been more comfortable. There was so much to explore and learn. The opportunity to spend time in a historic property like this gave a unique insight into what life was like in the two main periods represented, from a place of defense in the 15th century to one of comfortable living in the 1830's. We celebrated a very spe...more
Well what can I say another fabulous stay in Termon house the scenery is amazing people are so friendly and our host Alice was brilliant as usual The kids had a ball doing the simple things in life no tv internet or phones just old fashioned family games which we had so much fun doing I cannot wait to return again
Amazing setting and adorable building, quaint and well maintained. Really enjoyed the extra touches provided.
The house is really good for group of people. It has all properties what you need and castletown is really beautiful place