A short break at Sloop cottage , St John's Lighthouse means a wonderful step into the past , with all the comforts of 2017!! Very peaceful scenic location, tasteful refurbishment of this property. The cottage was very well equipped . Thankyou to the staff , right down to the welcome afternoon tea tray!!
We got a lovely welcome from Suzan on arrival and she explained everything we needed to know about our stay clearly and carefully. The first impression on walking in is calm and sets the tone for a pleasant stay. It was lovely to have fresh flowers in the sitting-room and kitchen to greet us on arrival. The brown bread, tray bakes and home-made jam supplied were a nice touch too. The Kitchen is well equipped with utensils and saucepans. The nautical theme on the tins is very attractive and appropriate for a lighthouse keeper’s cottage! it is a comfortable pleasant place to stay
The house: spacious, very comfortable, well equipped and well looked after. It has everything one wishes for. The wellness center: just great with hot tub, sauna, showers and robes The place: nestled into the side of a hill, has a very nice orchard, very guide and nobody to disturbed ones peace and tranquility Location: ideally located in a peaceful countryside yet only a few miles from Newry and Banbridge with easy access to the mountains and Castlewillan. The owners/managers: just great to communicate or deal with. They were willing to assist and help and made us feel so important and ...more
Amazing setting - beautiful scenic drives right along the coast. House super cosy, really warm and inviting and very well equipped kitchen. Gorgeous walk at the bottom of the garden. Host couldn’t have been more helpful. We loved it!
Great place for a complete getaway from modern life. No phone, no internet, no TV. Just a well lit stove and a glass of wine. What more could you want?! Really interesting building. Our 16mnth old had the time of his life exploring all the nooks and crannies! Comes highly recommended.
Fantastic weekend in the lighthouse keeper's house. Brilliant view from an incredible holiday house. Would recommend.
Both the property and location were wonderful, and we plan to book more Landmark Trust properties in the future. Our only complaint is that we tried to contact the host several times via email, phone and text from about three days prior up to the day of check in, but never got a response. It was a bit of a leap of faith to drive up from Dublin hoping we had a place to stay, and since there was a short (4-hour) check in window, we ended up hanging around Bushmills, stopping by the property several times to make sure we did not miss the host. We eventually met the host and got checked in, but ha...more
It has been amazing. The pictures on the website don't make justice, even if they are beautiful. From the price, to the personnel that provided us with the keys, to the interiors to the view: everything just perfect! We are already planning to go there again asap!
This was a great place to stay, great views, great location. Excellent service on arrival and departure from Walter.
It was more than I expected it was peaceful I was there for an anniversary of 25 years and it hit the nail on the head of what I was looking for we had look at the Barbican for years as we frequently visit glenarm with our family all year round and it a beautiful place too
We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at the Lodge! We arrived after dark, so it felt a bit like we were traveling far into the country. The next morning we were happy to find we were just a ten-minute drive from Ballycastle. The Lodge was a great jumping-off point for Derry, Bushmill's Distillery, and The Giant's Causeway--all three must sees! Honestly, I could have spent both days relaxing at the lodge--enjoying the pastoral views and fireplace--but my partner cannot sit still that long. We spent our Thanksgiving at the lodge and the kitchen was well appointed for our special meal. Monica, t...more
This is a beautifully restored lodge house. The exterior needs painting. Beds are very comfortable and there are a number of great walks on the estate.
Second visit to Ballealy which made if feel even more homely. Tranquil location with deer regularly seen. The luxury of just stepping out the door and being able to take the dog for an exciting walk or just relaxing and reading in beautiful surroundings (both cottage and scenery). Friendly, welcoming housekeeper Corin and great local town for shopping. We all had a great time, even 16 year old son who could wander up the lane to the stream to get mobile phone signal enjoyed his stay. Wish was still there and hope to go back again.