Communication excellent. Location good - peaceful and rural yet near Banbridge and Newry for shopping / supplies etc. House is well equipped, both for comfort and cooking. (Only niggle would be absence of mobile data or wifi. Nowadays most rely on it for info, route planning and much more...)
Lovely! A great welcome from the house manager. As usual up to the high standard of other Irish Landmark Trust properties.
I booked this as a surprise birthday escape for my partner. We absolutely loved it. It is the perfect place to distress and get in touch with nature. There is a village 7 minutes away with a grocery shop that opens till late.
We couldn’t have found a better, more scenic location to explore the east coast. Only one hour from Ballycastle and 10 minutes from Carrickfergus. And the trail called The Gobbins was 2 minutes away. Do the Gobbins. It’s unforgettable! We say Carrickfergus castle and had lunch in Castile Italiano. Excellent Panini! Pamela was so helpful and welcoming when we arrived at Blackhead Cutter. She takes excellent care of this lovely building.
Warm, well equipped for entertaining guests for meals with plenty of crockery, cutlery, glasses and big pots. Ideal for family groups when all 3 houses are booked as house 1 and 2 can interconnec. Walking distance to Whitehead along the cliff path. Wonderful views across to Scotland. Peaceful. Narrow road to the cottages with no passing places. Be able to reverse around bends if you are unlucky to meet a jeep and trailer.
A unique property by the river that also benefits from its location for exploring the Causeway Coast. Having passed the building many times we were delighted to be able to stay in it. Clean, comfortable & relaxing.
We loved our stay at Helen's Tower - the contrasts of the commanding winding stone stairway up five floors, to the views from the poetry room (indeed all the rooms) and the comfort of the sitting room are lovely. From the very top of the tower you can see 360 degrees: the canopy of trees below, the beauty of Northern Ireland, away to Scotland and the Isle of Man, maybe even Eryri (Snowdon) on a good day. Walter's introduction to the tower was especially helpful and kind of him to offer so much insight and history. The weather wasn't great while we were there, so while there was sometimes an i...more
Nice house. Bit far from belfast but we had a great time .., clean, beautiful and comfortable .. would come back again … good value for money too!!!
Amazing place in our wonderful little country, stunning views, our housekeeper went over and above to ensure our comfort.
The Barbican has everything needed for a cosy and comfortable stay. The atmosphere and quirkiness of the building, its location for exploring the Glens of Antrim and the stunning coast make for a very pleasant stay.
The cottage was exactly as advertised. The host was very helpful and made sure we had all we needed during our stay. The house was very clean, had all the modern appliances we needed and the heated floors kept the place very comfortable. We did not need a fire to keep warm. The beds were very comfy and they had great pillows- which is key for us. The area was quiet while still being close to town. Highly recommend to anyone. You will get used to the bath- no shower- it wasn’t a problem.
Very roomy house with lovely kitchen/dining area. We were cold until we managed to turn the heating up after advice, then we were comfortable. Easy access to the town and handy for the Glens of Antrim. The house needs a heated towel rail in the bathroom and somewhere to hang washing up or wet clothes. A clothes line would be beneficial. Apart from these practical necessities, the house is fine. We have stayed in a few Landmark properties in Scotland, which have always met our expectations. Enjoyed the varied books in the house.
A secluded, peaceful, paradise is waiting for you at Ballealy cottage. Clean comfortable, private gardens to be shared only with the wildlife. Highly recommend.