My family of young children had a very enjoyable experience at this house. The layout of the house was good for young children. They even got used to daisy the goat.
This weekend was a surprise present on my birthday from my wife and I enjoyed it immensely. St John's point Lighthouse cottages are situated right at the sea on a quiet part of the Co Down coast. My wife and I really relaxed for our 2 days reading walking and probably eating a bit too much! My favourite moment was when we returned to St John's after going out for dinner on the Saturday evening. I will never forget the spectacular sight of looking up at the stars and the magical sweeping beam of the Lighthouse. Amazing experience.
I stayed with a group of five friends for a weekend in Tullymurry House which is an ideal distance from Dublin. I was expecting to have an enjoyable time, but the whole experience beat my expectations. I cannot speak highly enough of the friendliness of Lorraine who met us. The house is full of character, wonderfully maintained, with great care, and the gardens and surroundings are very beautiful.
Our second time staying at the beautiful Blackhead Cutter and we had another wonderful time there, helped by the Easter sunshine! Real old world charm in the property with modern facilities well integrated. We used it as our base for a return trip to The Gobbins nearby, a wonderful experience to rival any other in Ireland. Also enjoyed a family horse riding trip on Islandmagee, trips to Browns Bay & Portmuck, and the coastal walk from Blackhead to Whitehead (closed in places, hopefully will be fully restored & opened in future as would be a wonderful attraction in the area). Blackhead was a...more
Just spent a delightful four nights at Drum Gatelodge. It was a perfect size for my husband and I, and our dog. Before arriving, I was initially worried that this character property might be a little cold and drafty, but the underfloor heating made it wonderfully cosy. It’s set on a quiet road, below a country lane perfect for an evening dog walk and everything is easy to get to with a short drive, especially the Giant’s Causeway. Coming back to our ‘own little house’ each evening was the icing on the cake for us during this short break away. Be sure to take a good book (although there are...more
Peaceful location that is a real get away! Two things to note: No wi-Fi and no TV, so if this is important to you- take note. Secondly, the drive on the one lane road is quite harrowing so if you have driving issues (opposite side of road and the potential to back up a distance to pull out when another car is coming) then maybe not for you! We on the other hand loved every minute.
Gorgeous little place. Mary was a fabulous host very helpful and the cookies and milk were a lovely touch. The property is fabulous and the views of the river bush with a couple of resident herons fishing all day were just fascinating. Incredibly comfortable beds. Nothing missing in this little spot. The restaurant directly opposite, Tartine at the Distillers Arms, is highly recommended for dinner. Food was amazing. I would not hesitate to stay again at this wonderful little gem. We were travelling for work but if you want to explore the incredible local area this place is perfect too. ...more
We had a wonderful stay in Helen's Tower from the moment we met Walter, who guided us up to the tower through the magnificent Clandeboy Estate where there where bluebell glades under the most beautiful trees. The tower itself is so special...... cared for with much love. Sitting by the open fire in the restored beautifully decorated sittingroom, it was like being transported into another world. It was a memorable treat from my daughters for my 60th birthday and I certainly will never forget it. Being a person with great interest in gardening and period houses.... one of the days we spent in ...more
We were a family of 6 adults staying here for a long weekend and had a great time in the house. It was really comfortable and beautifully decorated. Kitchen had everything we needed too. The location is obviously fantastic, with stunning views over the sea and of the lighthouse. Plenty of space for a big family to get together or do their own things.
We went back in history soon as the (electronically controlled) medieval doors swung open. It was our pleasure guarding the Gate.
My husband and I stayed for the weekend and had a marvelous time. The house manager Miriam was lovely and was in contact with us via email as sadly we were not around to meet her as we were out and about. We were able to bring our dog which was great and the area is fabulous for walking. The house was warm and cosy with beautiful decor and a cosy feeling. The beds were comfortable and clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our time and will hopefully stay again here and also in other Irish landmark trust properties
A lovely little house, within driving distance of Ballycastle town. Definately worth the money as it is a unique home, very private.
We really enjoyed our stay in the beautifully refurbished and maintained cottage and loved the Heaney Home Place which is nearby and is wonderful. Randalstown wood is right beside the cottage and is great for a walk The open fire is a delight in the sitting room and the house was cosy and warm