We had a wonderful stay in the cozy Sloop cottage and enjoyed imagining what life must have been like as the lighthouse keeper. There are lots of beautiful hikes in the surrounding area, and views of the ocean and Mourne Mountains are lovely.
We love this place - excellent cottages (have stayed in both Sloop and Ketch) in a location that is a sea lover‘s paradise. And there is plenty of wildlife and a few farm animals to keep us all entertained! The cottages themselves are well furnished - not fussy and exceptionally clean. A few tiny negatives - the single beds are quite creaky, and the plastering only the bathroom needs a small facelift over the bath - but genuinely a wonderful holiday.
We absolutely loved our stay at blackhead cutter lighthouse. We are a family of four - we stayed with our two boys 4 and 7. The property was spacious and so comfortable - the beds were not like a typical holiday rental - proper mattresses and lovely linen. There was loads of space and lovely touches like fresh flowers. The property really brings alive it’s history - through furniture and artefacts but also information about former lighthouse keepers, Carnegie library. Pamela was easy to get in touch with and gave us recommendations for nearby beaches. The views were spectacular and ...more
We spent some lovely days at Blackhead lighthouse in Lightkeeper's house 1, and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The house has been renovated very thoughtfully in keeping with the style of the building, the views onto the lighthouse and the sea were magnificent. The rooms are wonderfully spacious and high ceilings add to the sense of space. We had everything we needed for catering. The house manager was on hand for anything else that we needed, many thanks for a great stay.
This was our 3rd time staying in this magical little Gatelodge. A Perfect,romantic,cosy little hideaway from the hustle & bustle of life. It’s location is perfect to go exploring the beautiful beaches & walks on the north coast. We would highly recommend here & Brenda is the most wonderful manager who keeps this gorgeous little place so clean & tidy.
What more can I say..... This was our third time staying at this premises. It will not be our last. Best place to really unwind, relax and watch the world go by.
We had a lovely relaxing stay. The old style high beds were such a novelty for the children and were so so comfortable. The views of the flashing beacon while lying in bed were so soothing and magical and could be easily closed off with wooden shutters (or blinds in the bottom floor). We didn't miss the TV at all. The children loved watching all the ferries and boats coming in and going out of Belfast Lough with binoculars provided. It was a really unique stay and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
Charming building which was enhanced by the sound of the river flowing past outside. Check out is too early (10am). An hour later would result in a more relaxing exit!
Booked for couple of days only, and regretting that we didn’t do longer stay. Very magical place to stay with everything you may need and there is lot to see in area. Will definitely book again.
We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely LT property which was of the usual high standard in a great location with plenty to see in lovely but sometimes overlooked Fermanagh. Would highly recommend. House very well maintained and Yvonne made us feel very welcome and provided local useful info' with Covid-19 precautions very clear and well managed.
Lovely quiet location overlooking Ballycastle, lodge was great, had everything you would need for a relaxing holiday. Got to see the Antrim coast with many great locations to visit, we walked and walked more, great for the mind and body. Thank you, we have lovely memories of our time visiting Ballycastle, Bushmills, the Giants Causeway, Glenariff Forrest Park, touring through the Glens of Antrim, and got our first body boarding experience on the beautiful Ballycastle beach.
Ballealy cottage is a real experience. It reveals itself in a clearing at the end of a long bumpy country lane, it's very picturesque and really is like a place from another time. The house itself is lovely and the wildlife was a real highlight of our stay - we had deer in the garden eating the windfall apples, a heron on the stream and grouse on the lane. The bat colony is huge - we estimate a thousand, and we sat out each evening with a glass of wine watching them fly out for the night. That was amazing. The one downside to Ballealy for us was the bat smell upstairs, it was overpowering. L...more