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Magherintemple Lodge

Magherintemple Lodge

4.7
out of 5
Ratings from 146 reviews
100% of guests
recommend
Cleanliness
4.7
Comfort
4.6
Condition
4.7
Location
4.8
Value
4.4
Customer
Service
4.8


It is a wonderful get-away for the family. There is a great feeling of quiet and peace, yet it is only 5 minutes drive to a beautiful beach. The very spacious dining and kitchen room is full of light. The living room is very comfortable and on cooler evenings you can enjoy the warmth of a real log fire. Hidden away at the top of the house is a quiet space where you can sit and read a book, or just gaze out the window as you relax and enjoy the peace and quiet which surrounds you.

  • Sleeps 4 - 2 adults and 2 children. 1 Double Room and 1 room with bunk beds.
  • Welcomes 1 pet.

Charming and delightful

Review submitted on Wed, 05 Jun 2024
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Perfect for walking the Antrim coast. Peaceful location
Comfortable and charming, well equipped and welcoming




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 7 days ago
Thank you for your fabulous review of Magherintemple, this is such a chocolate box property with a very interesting and famous historic family. On a quiet road a short drive from the bustle of Ballycastle, I'ts perfect for unwinding and enjoying the nature outside. There are some great things to do on the North Coast a short drive away for those explorers.

Beautiful location within reach of town , sea and country

Review submitted on Mon, 29 Apr 2024
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our 3rd visit to a landmark trust property and as much as a treat as the others - so beautifully renovated the temple lodge was larger than expected with the underfloor heating making the house super cosy.
We travelled as a pair but there was ample room for a group of 4.
Easy reach to Ballycastle and a fab base for day trips out.
Bring wood / fuel for the fire ( we did ) and pjs as the bedroom was a tad chilly .
We thoroughly recommend the lodge.




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 39 days ago
Thank you for your lovely review. Magherintemple is a lovely private space not far from Ballycastle. We do advise guests three and four are children as the second bedromm has bunk beds. One night fuel is supplied so we do recommend you bring more if the weather is chilly.

Beautiful building in a beautiful place

Review submitted on Wed, 10 Jan 2024
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had 3 wonderful nights here in January with our dog Mollie. Such an interesting building, restored with care and attention. Very comfortable, and so many beautiful places to visit nearby. We visited Carrick a rede rope bridge, Benone beach, Rathlin island, Fair Head, Tor head and Cushendun. All amazing and we were blessed with beautiful sunshine.



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 150 days ago
Thank you for your lovely review. I hope Mollie enjoyed her stay also. As with all our dog friendly properties the property is never fully enclosed. This purpose is so your pet is not left unaccompanied to cause damage or leave little presents for the next guests.

Home from home

Review submitted on Sat, 28 Oct 2023
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Comfortable and welcoming. Well appointed with a good balance of modern essentials and traditional atmosphere. The Lodge has been sensitively restored and is a real haven of peace



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 230 days ago
Thank you for your great review, this is such a cosy cute cottage, it is beautifully restored back to its original state and many of our guests are very interested in the Casement history.

Lovely Stay at Magherintemple Lodge

Review submitted on Fri, 06 Oct 2023
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a delightful stay at Magherintemple Lodge. The caretaker was easy to work and communicated promptly with any questions we might have. The history of the house is interesting and not to be overlooked. The Irish Trust has done a splendid job at restoring this property and making it available to the public. This funky little house was perfect -- cozy, warm, and furnished very nicely. We had everything we needed for preparing meals, enjoying the fireplace and washing clothes as well. Sitting on the patio in the early evening was a treat, with the quiet interrupted only by the sounds of the cows in the nearly pasture or the crows gathering at end of day. The rustic feel of being in the Northern Ireland countryside was intoxicating. Our only regret, we didn't stay longer!



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 248 days ago
Thank you for a great review of this amazing property. Alison the local house manager loves this property and has it in perfect condition for guests.

Short stay near Ballycastle

Review submitted on Tue, 05 Sep 2023
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
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.




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 280 days ago
Thank you for your lovely review and letting the local house manager know you had trouble with drying your clothes, a clothes dryer has now been provided. There is a green file in each property with instructions how to use all the house amenities, this is the best guide for all you need to know about the property and what is happening nearby.

Charming and atmospheric

Review submitted on Thu, 31 Aug 2023
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Really enjoyed our stay. No tv and no Wi-Fi meant we had peace and quiet to enjoy each others company. Place felt larger than we’d expected, and garden with wild rabbits was a surprise too! Recommended.



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 280 days ago
Thank you for your lovely review. I hope you can try another of our properties again soon.

An absolute gem

Review submitted on Thu, 17 Aug 2023
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a wonderful experience staying in this lodge. It was perfect for us as it was so quiet and peaceful. We had time to read, relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside. A perfect getaway in a beautiful and unique lodge.



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 300 days ago
Thank you for your great review of this property, this is a beautiful Gate Lodge, and deceptive sized rooms internally. Just a short drive into Ballycastle or a boat trip to see the nature of Rathlin Island.

A Peaceful retreat

Review submitted on Thu, 17 Aug 2023
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Get away from it all in the old world charm of the Lodge. Deciduous forest is viewed through each window, along with some sheep and cows.

It's just so peaceful there it's hard not to relax.

Just go.




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 300 days ago
Thank you for your great review. I hope you can return another time of try another of our wonderful gate lodges.

July break

Review submitted on Tue, 25 Jul 2023
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The contact with the house manager (Alison) was extremely professional and punctual, my emails and queries were replied to promptly. The information provided about the property, directions etc by the Irish Landmark Trust were very informative.
The Lodge itself was absolutely beautiful. The exterior of the property is maintained to a very high standard and the surroundings and scenery is breathtaking. The interior of the Lodge is also in excellent condition and has a been restored/ preserved to it’s original condition. It was very warm and comfortable and I had some of the best nights sleep during our 4 day visit. Ballycastle town is a picturesque town with very friendly people and lots of choice to eat.
The only disappointment with Magherintemple Lodge was the fact that one of the most admirable men, not just in Irish history but internationally, Sir Roger Casement, was mentioned very briefly in the information booklet. Sir Roger, who gained international fame for revealing atrocious cruelty in the exploitation of native labour by white traders in the Congo and the Putumayo River region, Peru grew up in Magherintemple House. He also played a significant part for Ireland in the 1916 Rising, Ireland’s bid for independence from British Rule. This was why I booked the property, because of the deep admiration that my partner and I have for him and all that he achieved. I feel that there should be much more of a remembrance to him in his home place than merely a brief comment in the visitors book.




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 318 days ago
Thank you for your brilliant review. I will definitely be following up on your great knowledge and adding this to the Guest Information Book. Its great to read your words of the family history, I will update this on the next edition. Thank you!

Lovely Cottage

Review submitted on Sat, 03 Jun 2023
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The gatehouse lodge is well-located near Ballycastle. It is a long walk (45 mins) or short drive into town. The road is easy to walk on and there are many sheep grazing as you go. The house would be perfect for a small family that needs the backyard space and large kitchen. There its a lovely fireplace in the sitting room. The space is decorated with lovely (but not overly fussy) antiques and the renovation is a lovely mix of the original and modern. It is near silent at night.
The description should be updated a bit. It explicitly says there are playing cards and games (so you engage as people did in the past) but we searched the house the first night and found nothing. We called the caretaker the next day and she said they had all been removed. That would have been nice to know as we would have bought some playing cards!
The mattress is a bit on the old side and, when we were there, the shower did not work but it appears this had not been previously reported. If you plan to stay, you might consider bringing your own pillows.
Check in is at 4 but check out is at 10 -- so if your stay is two days (as ours was) this means not a lot of time in the house. The caretaker was kind enough to allow a slightly later check-out.




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 364 days ago
Thank you for your review.The games have now been returned to the property. This property is planned for an upgrade in both bedrooms in the next 12 months as part of our property maintenance plan. Unfortunately house managers have to be strict with check-in and check-out times, to be able to fully turn around their property when they have same day guests leaving & arriving. Where possible they do try to be accomodating when they can.

Bank Holiday Weekend

Review submitted on Sat, 03 Jun 2023
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Loved this place. No internet , no TV just surrounded by beautiful nature and variety of books to read. Just what we needed. Spending quality times with each other. Perfect place for our Rubble too.
A warm welcome by Monica Butler and she was very helpful and pleasant on the phone when we were arranging our arrival times.
A short drive to Ballycastle beach and town.
The interior is so beautiful, which reminds the good old place.






Lorraine - Operations Manager replied 364 days ago
Thank you for this great review. This is a perfect heritage property of chocolate box appearance which is far enough away from others for your pet to enjoy a stay relaxing too!

Serene Lodge

Review submitted on Wed, 10 May 2023
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We (including our border collie) had a lovely stay at Magherintemple. We had everything we needed for our stay and the house was very comfortable. We enjoyed the trees, birds and wildlife on the grounds and the beautiful bluebells in the woods beside the garden. Ballycastle is close by for any shopping etc. A car is recommended to get around as the roads aren’t really that safe for walking. The Irish Landmark Trust have done a really great job with the property. Would highly recommend a stay here.

(Note: It’s an old lodge, so bearing that in mind we had to run the taps in the bathroom for a little while and open the windows as the drains were stagnant when we arrived, however it wasn’t an issue after that).




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely review, this is a very pretty lodge and is out of the town of Ballycastle so you do need a car to explore. Rathlin Island is very popular and nearby if you love wildlife. In reply to your note, we have arranged to have the waste system investigated, thank you for letting us know about your experience, this is not normal for this property.

A lovely place from which to explore the Causeway Coast

Review submitted on Wed, 22 Feb 2023
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a wonderful time at Magherintemple Lodge, which is perfectly situated to explore the beautiful Causeway coast. The lively seaside town of Ballycastle is just a few minutes drive away and you can get all your essentials there as well as enjoy walking on its own fine beach.



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review. This is a beautiful heritage gate lodge in a peaceful location. As with most of our properties the walls are too thick to accommodate Wi-Fi, as great excuse to enjoy great conversation.

Relaxing stay in peaceful surroundings.

Review submitted on Wed, 11 Jan 2023
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a lovely, peaceful stay at the lodge. It's warm and cosy and retains the character of the original house very well. It's quiet and relaxing to hear the trees rustling in the wind in the evenings.




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your great review. This is such a charming cottage a short drive to some great beach walks.

Roomy cottage perfect for a quiet getaway.

Review submitted on Sat, 08 Oct 2022
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We found Magherintemple Lodge a perfect place to get away from it all, yet is just a quick drive into Ballycastle and near the entire Antrim Coast. The property is very roomy and comfortable, especially for two. Not only is it impeccably restored, but it is very well equipped and maintained.



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely review of the lodge. It is a striking looking building

Romantic, historic getaway with all the comforts of home!

Review submitted on Fri, 07 Oct 2022
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
One of the best things about this property was our host, Monica. She was helpful and responsive. The Lodge itself is a charming place, offering a delightful combination of the historical (proximity to a home of Sir Roger Casement) and the modern (underfloor heating as well as both a spacious bathtub and a shower). It was great to have the space and privacy of the Lodge to return to after a day rambling the coast.



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely review of Magheintemple Lodge. It is a hidden gem, Monica is a great manager for ILT

A place with the “Wow} factor.

Review submitted on Tue, 13 Sep 2022
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We have stayed in lots of UK Landmark Trust places. This was only our second Irish LT, and it feels very similar. We love the lack of TV, the simplicity and relaxed comfort. The Lodge is bigger than we expected, and the large lounge and dining area that opens out onto lawn with a picnic table was a lovely surprise. We spent our evenings in there, rather than the sitting room, so didn’t light the fire, but that would be a cosy room in winter. The equipment was all good and worked well, and it’s so nice being greeted with flowers and having a good selection of books to supplement those we bring.
The location is excellent, very convenient for visiting places like Giant’s Causeway and Carrick a Rede rope bridge, and Ballycastle is a pleasant town.
The Lodge is very cosy, and bed comfortable.




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your kind review and supporting the Irish Landmark. I hope you can return and try another of our properties again soon

Lovely cosy stay in Ballycastle

Review submitted on Tue, 16 Aug 2022
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a nice stay in the historic house of John & Rodger Casement. The kitchen had all mod cons. The rabbits were cute to view in the garden.



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review and supporting the Irish Landmark Trust. I hope you can return to one our our other properties again soon in a different rural location

Pleasantly characterful and dog friendly!

Review submitted on Tue, 26 Jul 2022
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The lodge is surprisingly roomy inside & carefully restored, a good mix of traditional & modern. It's in a tranquil rural setting - a car is essential.



Amazing!

Review submitted on Tue, 19 Jul 2022
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Everything was perfect! Location, style, fireplace. Everything was perfect. Would highly recommend. Enough said!



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review and supporting the Irish Landmark Trust charity. Your stay helps preserve the style of our unique historic buildings, its lovely to hear great feedback

Weekend Getaway

Review submitted on Fri, 08 Jul 2022
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Beautiful place surrounded with nature. Listening to birds and watching the rabbits. About 5 mins drive to ballycastle beach. No internet no tv but perfect place to get away and connect with nature.

Pet friendly

We booked already another property and looking forward to complete all the landmarks where possible as we have pet.




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review and supporting Irish Landmark Trust. Most of our properties are wi-fi free, to enable you to relax and enjoy a true getaway, no distractions.

Fabulous place to stay

Review submitted on Sat, 11 Jun 2022
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A beautiful place the building is fantastic.
I so enjoyed the peace and quiet , the wee rabbits running around in the garden , so lovely to see , not far from the town itself , which I liked as I wouldn’t of liked been in the centre , the decor of the house is beautiful , so simply done but very effective , and very comfortable , and private .
I didn’t have any problems at all , but it was so nice that Monica the host came to check to see I was ok , , if you like peace and quiet and nature at its best this is the place to stay




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review, it captures the essence of this beautiful building - no distractions. Its there simply just to be enjoyed

Perfect for the Northen Coasts Escape

Review submitted on Thu, 14 Apr 2022
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Lodge is stunning and highly recommend it for a couple or family getaway. Surrounded by bird song from the woodland next the property, rabbits and lambs and a real slice of history also ! The condition of the lodge is fantastic, great sleep, heating system exceptional and location was fantastic as a 3-4 min drive to the centre of Ballycastle.



Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review. The Lodge is a beautiful property to connect back to nature, I hope you can visit another of our properties soon

Short family break

Review submitted on Wed, 09 Mar 2022
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Lovely house very close to the town of Ballycastle. We were there in spring and the garden was swamped with beautiful snowdrops. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. The only suggestion I’d make is a little gate at the side to keep small children/dogs safe in the garden. Thanks Monica for looking after us.




Lorraine - Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review. I'm pleased you enjoyed the spring gardens and the lovely town of Ballycastle

Lovely family accomodation

Review submitted on Sat, 05 Mar 2022
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Magherintemple Lodge is in a beautiful rural location, very convenient for the Giant's Causeway and other very scenic locations, but also only a short drive from Ballycastle which has lots of shops and places to eat. The house is full of character, very well equipped, spotlessly clean, and very warm even though we arrived in the middle of a storm! The Caretaker was most helpful and check in was very straightforward. It was great to be able to bring our dog too. I would highly recommend this property and I hope we can return in the future.



Lorraine, Operations Manager replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for a great review, this is an amazing house to arrive in, from a storm. Ballycastle is such a tourist friendly town, there are great day trips from here to Rathlin Island, I hope you can return again and explore futher.

Short break

Review submitted on Mon, 21 Feb 2022
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A lovely place, clean and well stocked. Everything you need for your stay. Good location, quiet and peaceful but close enough to the amenities. Nice garden. Close to several great beaches.



Irish Landmark Team replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay!

Winter week

Review submitted on Fri, 24 Dec 2021
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The perfect location for exploring the Antrim coast. This cosy lodge was perfect for a winter break and a joy to return to after a day of adventures.



Irish Landmark Team replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review of Magherintemple Lodge. We are so glad you had a great time exploring!

Relaxing getaway

Review submitted on Fri, 27 Aug 2021
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Spent 2 nights away in the lodge, everything was great (except for the weather = didn't use the garden). The beds were fantastic though didn't look it; well equipped kitchen, very cosy yet spacious. Close to Ballycastle yet quite secluded. Very memorable stay.



Irish Landmark replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Magherintemple Lodge. We're thrilled you were comfortable and cosy and enjoyed the location.

Magherintemple lodge

Review submitted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting just a few minutes from Ballycastle. Lovely garden for our dog.



Irish Landmark replied more than 1 year ago
Thanks for reviewing your stay, we really appreciate it. Glad you hear you enjoyed the experience and that the doggy had a good time too!

Magherintemple Lodge

Review submitted on Wed, 11 Aug 2021
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Beautiful house in wonderful location. The house was well equipped, clean, peaceful and relaxing. Thank you for a great holiday.



Irish Landmark replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for reviewing your stay at Magherintemple Lodge. We're delighted you had such an enjoyable time.

Gorgeous Gate Lodge

Review submitted on Tue, 03 Aug 2021
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Absolutely gorgeous gate lodge with good facilities. This place is charming, comfortable and beautifully restored. Full of stunning features such as the fully working wooden sash windows. Staying with children we really appreciated finding a washing machine/ drier and dishwasher too. In the bathroom there's a generous shower and separate bath. I'm sure in the winter months guests would appreciate the underfloor heating in the main living area. No issues with warm water. Everything working beautifully and clean and tidy all around. The double mattress could have been a little more comfortable, otherwise perfect. Nice touch to be able to learn about the history of the property from the welcome pack. School age children can safely access the attic for extra play space. Lots of places to visit within 5-45 minutes drive. We also had our golden retriever with us. There's a nice big garden that's almost fully secure for bigger dogs. Smaller dogs keen to escape could probably run through the shrubs and wire fence. Overall lovely garden for children and dogs as long as supervised. There's a picnic table straight outside the french doors from the kitchen which is perfect for outside dining. Obviously no wifi or any other technology, this place is perfect for disconnecting. We brought quite a few board games, books and toys for the kids and a CD player for listening audio books on the rainy days. We also had a good mobile and 4G signal (o2) for whatever it was needed for. This place is really one of a kind. We will certainly be back. Thank you.

---We stayed for a week in July 2021 with 2 boys (9 & 10) and a golden retriever.---




Irish Landmark replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay and let other guests know what to expect. We're delighted to hear that the whole family enjoyed their holiday at Magherintemple Lodge and we hope you will be back again. Thanks for supporting Irish Landmark Trust.

Beautiful Location

Review submitted on Wed, 14 Jul 2021
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our second stay in a Landmark Trust property and looking forward to many more. Excellent location, spacious and very clean comfortable bedding. Attentive, friendly house manager. The house is old and in the country side however its interior needs to be freshened up. There was a lot of damp patches on walls, and surfaces that need to be touched up with paint. There was dust and old cobwebs on curtains, lampshades and surfaces. Perhaps a little more shabby than sheek and not in keeping with our previous experience of a Landmark Trust property.



A hidden gem

Review submitted on Sat, 10 Jul 2021
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
As frequent visitors to Ballycastle we had never heard of this place. So we had a nice surprise when we arrived as its out in the rural part beyond where the hustle and bustle of this lively seaside town takes place. A vehicle is essential however as its a mile or two into the countryside with narrow roads and no pavement. The house itself is in a tranquil setting with lots of birdsong and rabbits running around outside. The lack of tv and wifi was embraced by our kids as they had to fill their time by playing outside, visiting the cows nearby and swimming in Ballintoy. The area is full of hidden beaches and beautiful fishing villages. Monica, who was the warden for the house was always at the end of the phone when needed and was really helpful and communicative. I would highly recommend this place.



Irish Landmark Team replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and for supporting Irish Landmark Trust. We're glad you enjoyed the property and location and that the whole family got to get out and enjoy the surroundings, and in good weather!

A good break

Review submitted on Wed, 30 Jun 2021
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This gate lodge is a delightful place to stay. It is comfortable, spacious and well equipped. It is a couple of miles from Ballycastle and the beach, in tranquil countryside. It is convenient to Fair Head, Ballycastle Forest and the Causeway Coast. We had a most enjoyable trip to Rathlin Island.



Quirky but Comfortable

Review submitted on Sun, 13 Jun 2021
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My recent stay at The Magherintemple Gate Lodge was not part of my original holiday plan but booked by me for a month earlier when it was uncertain whether hotels would be reopening. The staff at Irish Landmark swiftly changed my dates when travel from England to NI was not allowed. This is a quirky but delightful Gate Lodge situated close to the busy seaside town of Ballycastle. It's just next to a quiet lane and has its own garden and parking space. It's possible to walk down the lane and across two fields to some church ruins - my evening walk with the bonus of sea views. I spent most of my time at the Lodge just driving a short way to see The (deserted) Dark Hedges I'd heard so much about but was delighted to come across a partial round tower in the churchyard at Armoy. The Lodge is well equipped with washing machine and dishwasher. Unfortunately there were no garden chairs but I was happy to sit on the couch in the large kitchen with the French window open.



Irish Landmark Team replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for reviewing your stay at Magherintemple Lodge. We're happy to hear you enjoyed the property facilities and got to take some time to explore the local sights and sounds. It sounds like you had a lovely trip despite travel plans changing and we're happy to hear it.

Magherintemple Gate Lodge

Review submitted on Wed, 30 Dec 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Beautifully restored old gate house. Whilst looking rather bleak on the outside, it is cosy inside.



Irish Landmark replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to review. We're glad to hear you had a cozy stay and hope you will return to an Irish Landmark property in the future.

Short Autumn Stay

Review submitted on Thu, 19 Nov 2020
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Thank you for a lovely short break with the wonderful Landmark Trust. They are such a blessing in these days of architectural vandalism.
The location is ideal for it's proximity to the most wonderful Murlough Bay and a short drive to town for supplies.
Lovely to get away from TVs and computers. A fantastic selection of books to read, two of which I have sought out and bought on my return home.




Irish Landmark replied more than 1 year ago
We're delighted to read your lovely review and glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Magherintemple Lodge. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of the property and location.

Great short break space

Review submitted on Mon, 12 Oct 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Brilliant holiday stay. We stayed for 5 nights and were delighted with the space, quiet and the history of the building



Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for sharing your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Magherintemple Lodge and hope to welcome you again in the future.

Beautiful little gate lodge

Review submitted on Mon, 28 Sep 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Just beside a quiet road but close to Ballycastle. Ideally situated as a base to explore the region. Well restored and modernised. Everything was clean, tidy, and ready for use. Bed and furniture comfortable and appropriate to the house. Well equipped kitchen. Garden and gravelled terrace for the good weather. Altogether excellent.



Irish Landmark Team replied more than 1 year ago
We're thrilled to read such a lovely review and so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Magherintemple Lodge. We hope you will return as Irish Landmark guests in the future here, or at another of our properties.

Rural & short cycle to beach

Review submitted on Wed, 23 Sep 2020
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Lovely stone gate lodge, sensitively restored with addition of a nice size kitchen dining area.
Farming landscape with views of green fields, trees and hills. Ballycastle beach is a short cycle away. Lots to see and do along the North Antrim coast.




Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for sharing your review of staying at Magherintemple Lodge. We're so glad you enjoyed your time at the property and exploring the local area. It sounds like you had a great holiday and we hope to welcome you as guests again in the future.

Very cosy, beautifully presented property

Review submitted on Tue, 15 Sep 2020
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This property is very comfortable, warm and cosy. It is sympathetically furnished in keeping with its period whilst providing all the facilities and utensils you could wish for.
It is in a quiet rural location surrounded by beautiful countryside but within easy reach of Ballycastle.




Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for reviewing your recent holiday at Magherintemple Lodge. We're glad to hear you had a comfortable and relaxing stay and you enjoyed the local area and landscape. We hope you return as a guest of Irish Landmark Trust again in the future.

Nice but relatively expensive

Review submitted on Sun, 13 Sep 2020
3.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
3.0
Location
3.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
This is a lovely relaxing quiet place. Beautifully warm. It is obvious that a lot of thought has gone into the decor but a good mattress would be a good investment...



Irish Landmark Team replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for reviewing your stay. We are glad you had a relaxing time at the property and we will certainly look into the comments you have made. Thank you for supporting the work we do at Irish Landmark Trust.

Magherintemple Lodge - Antrim

Review submitted on Thu, 06 Aug 2020
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
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.




Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for reviewing your stay at Magherintemple Lodge. It sounds like you had a really enjoyable time and made the best of all there is to do and see in the area. We would be very glad to welcome you as a guest again in the future. Irish Landmark Team.

A wonderful weekend at the lodge

Review submitted on Fri, 20 Mar 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had an amazing weekend at the lodge - forced to cancel a holiday with 2 little boys due to Covid 19 we decided to self isolate in the lodge. Monica and the guys at Irish Landmark Trust were beyond helpful and the lodge itself is a charm - roaring fires, cosy sofas, full of charm & every comfort. We will book again - definitely recommend it.



Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you very much for sharing your warm review. We are so glad that you enjoyed a cosy and comfortable stay at Magherintemple Lodge, and we look forward to welcoming you as a guest again in the future. Best regards from all at Irish Landmark Trust

A place in the forest.

Review submitted on Sat, 07 Mar 2020
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This place was like being in the past. It was wonderfully historic, yet completely modern and comfy. We were there during some very blustery weather, and it felt so nice, safe, and solid being in this wonderful stone lodge. The fireplace was really nice, and created a wonderful ambience. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Monica was wonderful!



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for taking the time to let Irish Landmark Trust know how your recent stay at Magherintemple Lodge went for you. It is lovely to hear you had such a wonderful stay. We do hope to perhaps welcoming you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property in the future.

Christmas 2019

Review submitted on Thu, 02 Jan 2020
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Perfect location and base to tour the many gems of the Antrim coastline. Look forward to returning in 2020



Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Magherintemple Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you to stay with us again later in the year.

A cosy little spot for mind and body

Review submitted on Sat, 07 Dec 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A very comfortable place to call home. Under floor heating makes it very cosy in the rooms that have it, perfect for padding around in your bare feet. There are a good supply of hot water bottles on hand for the rooms that don't. I could have happily stayed here for weeks. Tucked away in the countryside outside Ballycastle, definitely need a car to get to and from, but making it a peaceful little retreat.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
thank you so very much for your wonderful review of your recent stay at Magherintemple Lodge. It is fantastic to hear you enjoyed your time there and found time to relax and enjoy this peaceful retreat.

Idyllic hideaway

Review submitted on Thu, 14 Nov 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Most fantastic oldworld experience with all the modern comforts!
Really convenient to Ballycastle and surrounding coastline




Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying in one of the properties in our care. It is wonderful to hear you had a lovely stay.

Character property in a private location only a few minutes drive from the centre of Ballycastle

Review submitted on Mon, 28 Oct 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This is a very distinctive lodge that has its own garden fringed by woodland and an outlook across fields towards Ballycastle. The property was very clean and tidy, with everything we needed for a week's stay. During a chilly week in late October, it was lovely and warm throughout, particularly in the bathroom with its underfloor heating. The location is perfect for exploring the whole Antrim coast, from Derry right around to the National Trust garden at Mount Stewart.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay at an Irish Landmark Trust property. Thank you for choosing Magherintemple Lodge for your self-catering holiday. Every stay helps us to continue to save, share and sustain more of our built heritage.

Lovely cottage

Review submitted on Mon, 23 Sep 2019
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We stayed for 3 nights and very much enjoyed our visit. Cottage is well situated to visit the attractions of the north coast. Spacious and clean and reasonably well equipped. Good to have a open fire which we enjoyed as weather was wet.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying in one of the self-catering accommodation properties in our care. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your 3 night stay at Magherintemple Lodge.

Peace & tranquility

Review submitted on Thu, 08 Aug 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our second stay at Magherintemple Lodge & again we had a fabulous time. A perfect little retreat to unwind & get away from the hustle & bustle of life. The location is ideal for exploring the beautiful scenery of the North Coast with no end of places to visit. The website honestly doesn’t do this little property justice, Monica is a fabulous host & keeps the Lodge immaculate. We would definitely recommend a stay here no matter what the season.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your continued support for Irish Landmark Trust. It was so wonderful to welcome you back to Magherintemple Lodge and it is wonderful to hear you had such a lovely time again.

A landmark gem

Review submitted on Wed, 31 Jul 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We stayed 2 nights in the lodge and loved it. The lodge building is beautiful, and the added comfort of underfloor heating was a bonus. The lodge is one of the best kitted landmark buildings we've stayed in and deceptively spacious with a large kitchen, good sized sitting room and large bathroom. Lots of hot water, shower and bath, microwave and a big oven/cooker make for a very comfortable stay. The only real drawback we ever have is that we're both over 6ft so standard double beds are just a bit snug for a good sleep.

Nearby Ballycastle is a charming seaside town with good cafes and an amazing chipper called Morton's (don't miss it). Beach is spotlessly clean and there's a friendly buzz.

Within 30 mins you can be in Bushmills, or the Causeway, or the Dark Hedges.

Fantastic little hideaway. If we could, we'd move in tomorrow (with a bigger bed).




Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is just great to hear you thoroughly enjoyed your time at Magherintemple Lodge. The property is a very sweet and wonderfully located so thank you for letting other potential guests know about things to do and see in the surrounding area. Your support of Irish Landmark Trust is very much appreciated.

A little step back in time!

Review submitted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
3.0
We stayed in this lovely Gate Lodge for three days and nights and we enjoyed it immensely. The house has the old world charm but with all the modern conveniences. The shower was the real treat. The house has a lovely peaceful feel and the fact that it
is without a TV only adds to this.

It has a very remote and isolated feeling but Ballycastle has all that you would need. Try The Cellar for the early bird menu.
The highlight for us was our trip to Rathlin Island and this is the very reason we choose this house.

Its a little step back in time but a nice one.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your very kind review of your recent stay at Magherintemple Lodge, a property in the care of Irish Landmark Trust. It is so wonderful to hear that you had a lovely time and you found the property and location perfect your your breakaway. Your support of our work is very much appreciated.

Very comfortable, well situated and private

Review submitted on Mon, 17 Jun 2019
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
3.0
Very comfortable accommodation. Well stocked, with loads of space. Lovely garden area and very private.



Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying in one of the properties in our care. We are delighted you had a comfortable stay during your time there.

Great weekend

Review submitted on Tue, 07 May 2019
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
A lovely little house, within driving distance of Ballycastle town. Definately worth the money as it is a unique home, very private.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for staying at a property in the care of Irish Landmark Trust. You stay helps us to continue to save, share and sustain some of our built heritage. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed you time at Magherintemple Lodge near Ballycastle.

Magical setting

Review submitted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Just loved staying here and the kids loved it even more. So glad we decided to visit. I’d love to go back



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're delighted to hear you and the kids had such a wonderful time in Magherintemple Lodge. Hopefully we get to welcome you back in the future.

A great wee place to stay

Review submitted on Mon, 01 Apr 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I stayed at Magherintemple Lodge for 3 nights and enjoyed every moment of it. I thought it had a well stocked kitchen for what I needed, all the rooms were very comfortable and spacious. The surroundings were nice to view and it wasn't too far from Ballycastle with plenty of pubs and restaurants . It was also nice to sit by the fire at night in the peace and quiet. 3 nights wasn't enough so I will just have to go back again.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your very kind and lovely words about your stay at Magherintemple Lodge in Co. Antrim. We are delighted to hear you had such a great stay and you found the property was well suited to your needs for your stay there. The proximity to Ballycastle is great for those who wish to be close to amenities but wish to have an escape for the evenings to retreat to.

Beautifully restored so comfortable a home away from home (I wish!) thank you Monica for the welcome

Review submitted on Fri, 29 Mar 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Fantastic stay will be back! From arrival the house was warm and comfortable. Open fire was set and logs in the basket. We could have stayed a week and not move! Location is superb close to all the wonderful sights and of course GOT locations. Dog friendly policy much appreciated. Thank you.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your wonderful review. It is just fantastic to see that you had such a lovely stay at Magherintemple Lodge and that you plan to return. The location of Magherintemple Lodge really is excellent for those who wish to explore the Causeway Coastal Route and all the wonders of the North Coast of Ireland. And of course not forgetting the GOT locations for fans that are all close by. We do hope to welcome you back to Magherintemple Lodge, or one of the other 32 properties in the care of Irish Landmark Trust, soon. Thank you for your support.

excellent

Review submitted on Thu, 07 Mar 2019
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We have stayed in a number of LT buildings this is our favourite and our 3 rd time there
Monica leaves the place in a lovely condition, fire was set, the heating was on and she checks in to see that all is well
Thank you




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your great review and for your continued support of Irish Landmark Trust. We're really delighted to hear that you have thoroughly enjoyed all your stays with us and that you were well looked after. Monica is a wonderful House Manager indeed! Hopefully we will have a chance to welcome you back soon.

peace and quiet

Review submitted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
booked it to getaway from the rat race and it worked, restored Lodge which used to be part of roger casements ancestral home, character and history



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying in one of the 33 properties in our care. Your stay helps us to save, share and sustain more of Ireland's built heritage.

Fabulous property in a lovely location

Review submitted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Spent a lovely weekend in Magherintemple lodge. Beautiful property with a lovely open fire and the house opens into lovely gardens. We had snow during our stay which was amazing and very picturesque.

Would recommend to anyone.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is fantastic to hear you had such a great stay at Magherintemple Lodge. The snow sounds beautiful, it would be lovely if you could send in some images of this to our Head Office if you like? Thank you for recommending Magherintemple Lodge. Your support to help Irish Landmark Trust to continue to save, share and sustain such beautiful historical properties is really appreciated.

Christmas 2018

Review submitted on Mon, 28 Jan 2019
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Our second stay at the Lodge. A commendable restoration of the former Lodge Cottage including kitchen extension and underfloor heating. Fantastic location close to the town of Ballycastle and great base for trips along the scenic Antrim Coast



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for coming back to stay at Magherintemple Lodge. It was wonderful to have you stay with Irish Landmark Trust again. It is wonderful to hear that you had such a lovely time.

Great stay

Review submitted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
This is a lovely cottage cosy and warm plenty of space and good location on the north coast enjoyed our stay



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for staying at Magherintemple Lodge and Irish Landmark are delighted you had such a lovely time. We do hope you had lots of adventures exploring the stunning Antrim coastline.

Fantastic getaway

Review submitted on Mon, 05 Nov 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We (2 adults, 2 kids) all loved staying at this Lodge, it was beautifully presented with lots of old world charm but also all mod cons. It was spotless when we arrived and - crucially for late October - the heat was already on for us and the open fire set ready for lighting. The kids loved the bunk beds and the attic space for playing. It was very private and peaceful. Thank you!



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is just wonderful to hear that you and your family had such a lovely stay at Magherintemple Lodge. Also that you found it welcoming and warm for the duration of your time there. Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust to continue to save, share and sustain more of our built heritage.

Autumn at Magherintemple Lodge

Review submitted on Tue, 30 Oct 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The property and location are perfect for touring the area. The cleanliness and helpfulness of the staff was great, especially Monica, the Caretaker.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. As you said, Magherintemple Lodge really is the perfect base for exploring the North Antrim coast. It's a beautiful place! Monica is such a wonderful House Manager so no doubt you were warmly greeted and well looked after. We do hope we can welcome you to another Irish Landmark Trust property soon.

Deborah from Dublin

Review submitted on Sun, 28 Oct 2018
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
I liked the intimate and cosiness of the lodge from the room sizes to the open fires. The kitchen and bathroom also worked well.
It was perfect for my friend and I but would also suit a couple with 2 children or teenagers. The gentleman in the main Casement Estate house was very obliging and brought us a large bag of timber logs when we called to say hello.
Enjoyable few days of relaxation in a quiet, out-of-the way location, which can be tricky to find - thank goodness for Google Maps!!
Also a fabulous beach with magnificent views of the surf and the well behaved local cows also love to wander along the shore.
All in all, a unique experience and would return in a heart-beat.....




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for staying with Irish Landmark Trust, in one of the 32 properties in our care, located around the island of Ireland. It is wonderful to see that you had an enjoyable time and had a few days of relaxation. It is a marvelous location for exploring all that the stunning Causeway Coast has to offer, so it is great you had a chance to get out and explore the local area.

Very comfortable

Review submitted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Lovely stay at the lodge and lovely welcome from Monica... the lodge is really comfy and done up to a very high standard.. everything we needed was available.. would definitely recommend .. only suggestion to landmark trust is a check out at 10am isn't very customer friendly.. Monica was very relaxed about this which was a very welcome and considerate offer.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to hear that you had such a lovely and comfortable stay at Magherintemple Lodge. Monica is wonderful and takes care of the property and guests so well. Officially we list the departure time as 10.00am as if there are guests arriving that afternoon the House Managers do need time to turn the property around and a lot of our House Managers are restricted with the time they can do this. Therefore, we always recommend guests speak directly to their House Manger.

The highlight of 2 weeks around Ireland

Review submitted on Thu, 06 Sep 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This lodge was absolutely incredible. It was large, gorgeous, and very well located. The property manager, Ms. Butler, was welcoming, helpful, and lovely. She really went above and beyond for us during our stay. We will definitely return to Magherintemple. It is a beautiful and peaceful place.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is so lovely to hear that you will return to stay at Magherintemple Lodge again in the future. So good that you had such a lovely time and thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust.

Lovely rural location

Review submitted on Sun, 02 Sep 2018
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We very much enjoyed the stay here, a lovely lodge in a quiet setting. It’s well located for exploring the beautiful coastline.
The main kitchen lounge area is lovely and very relaxing to be in. I agree with a previous reviewer that there does need to be a gate, given the rest of the garden is fenced in, this would make it really secure for dogs and children. A welcome pack and some wood for the fire would be appreciated and would be a lovely touch given that it is premium pricing for this property.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
We are delighted here in Irish Landmark Trust to hear you had a lovely and enjoyable stay at Magherintemple Lodge in Ballycastle. It is a wonderful property to base yourself at to explore the many amenities in the local area. I have passed on your note about the firewood as there should have been enough provided for you for 1 night, this may have been an oversight for which we apologies. In the future, if you stay with Irish Landmark again, please just let your local House Manager know and they will look after you. Please note that Irish Landmark Trust cannot guarantee that any property in our care is totally secure for pets and we would ask all guests to please keep an eye on their dog during their stay.

Peace and tranquillity and a touch of times gone by.

Review submitted on Thu, 23 Aug 2018
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We enjoyed our stay at Magherintemple Lodge very much. The house had a lot of character. The decor was in keeping with the building, so lovingly restored by the Irish Landmark Trust. It possessed a bookcase with far more enticing books that you would ever find in your local newsagent and no television or internet to disturb that sense of freedom and enchantment. Everything was clean and tidy. Bedrooms were small and cosy, as you would expect in a house of that vintage, brought back to life by the Irish Landmark Trust. We loved the house and the surroundings. We were in our own secluded world but yet only a stone's throw from Ballycastle, which had everything we needed and was very clean and tidy. There was a good road network in the area so it was no bother to visit Giant's Causeway, Whitehead Bay Beach and Kinbane Head, which our children and dog Molly, enjoyed with equal enthusiasm.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
It is so wonderful to hear that your family had such a lovely stay at Magherintemple Lodge, Molly the dog included. Also to see that you embraced the Landmark Experience of no external or technical distractions from quality time spent with family and friends. We do think it is so important in this very busy world for people to just stop and take time to really relax and enjoy their surroundings. We do hope you will come back to try another of our properties in the future.

A Tranquil, Rural Delight

Review submitted on Mon, 13 Aug 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We stayed at the gate lodge for two nights to celebrate a special occasion and it was even better than the website would have you believe. Its setting is rural and tranquil but five minute's drive will take you to Ballycastle and its many delights.

The property itself is roomier than the website pictures might suggest but we ended up spending all of our time in the garden or in the spacious kitchen/dining room which is very well equipped - who needs a TV?!

The lodge has a restful ambience and it was a shame that we could only stay for two nights but we would love to return in the near future.




Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for choosing Magherintemple Lodge to celebrate your special occasion and it is just wonderful to hear that you had such a lovely time there. It is a lovely property and the location of the fabulous village and beach at Ballycastle so close is a big draw for many of our guests, so it is great to see that you got a chance to get out and explore. We do hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Wonderful!

Review submitted on Fri, 03 Aug 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
What a wonderful stay. The lodge is a great spot which feels like a sanctuary a long way from everywhere but it is only a 5 min drive (or 15 min cycle) to Ballycastle. The house is very warm and cosy, and even with the layout and decoration keeping with the architectural heritage, the kitchen had everything needed to cook a good meal. Monica, our host was very helpful and friendly.



Darren replied more than 1 year ago
It's great to hear you had such an enjoyable and comfortable stay in Magherintemple Lodge. It's a beautiful spot with a wonderful House Manager! We do hope you can stay again or visit any of our other unique properties. Apart from staying in such a special place, the good news is you're also helping to save, share and sustain Ireland's built heritage.

Magherintemple Lodge

Review submitted on Thu, 02 Aug 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Great place to stay and location. Really enjoyed our time in the lodge. Would definitely book it again.



Bookings Officer for Irish Landmark Trust replied more than 1 year ago
We do hope to welcome you back very soon to Magherintemple Lodge, or indeed another of the 31 properties in Irish Landmark Trust's care throughout the country.

Lovely stay with our little family

Review submitted on Tue, 17 Jul 2018
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A beautifully restored building in a beautiful, rural area, 5 mins from the lovely town of Ballycastle and within easy reach of the Antrim coast beaches and attractions. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the beautiful property and were very well looked after by Monica, who couldn't do enough for us and helped us out. We'd certainly recommend.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for leaving a review of your stay at Magherintemple Lodge. It is lovely to hear that you had such a great time and that you were well looked after during your stay but our wonderful House Manager Monica. Also thank you for recommended to other guests. Irish Landmark Trust is a non-profit charity so it is always so nice when people recommend to other to stay at one of the properties in our care and in turn help us to save more of Ireland's built heritage.

Outstanding lodging with rich history!

Review submitted on Sun, 15 Jul 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Thoroughly enjoyed our 2-night stay at Magerintemple Lodge. The property is rich in history as we read about the families who had lived there and learned about their lifestyle. Unit was clean, and fresh, and the location was excellent! Central to all the sights we ticked off our list along the Coast. Enjoyed exploring around the property. Just up the road we fed some friendly goats on an evening walk, and loved having the cows and sheep lull us to sleep. Best discovery was Culfeigntrin Old Church riuns right on the property! ...don't miss the little sign, it’s a great discovery!



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your review of your stay in Magherintemple Lodge. It is great that you really enjoyed the history of this magical property and learned something about the people who used to call it home many years ago. It is lovely when guests embrace and enjoy the landmark experience in this way. Glad to hear you found the location of Magherintemple Lodge great for exploring and day trips. It is a little known location but perfect for visiting many attractions nearby.

Great Base for the North Antrim Coast

Review submitted on Sun, 03 Jun 2018
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Two over 50's and a 17 year old had a great time in this superbly done lodge. Very comfortable (although wife didn't quite get on with bed softness) with two living areas, nice bathroom and well fitted kitchen. Close to Giant's Causeway, Portstewart and not far from Belfast City Airport / coast road.
No TV or internet, does everyone some good now and then, we played scrabble (supplied) and cards, a great family holiday probably a mile from Ballycastle. Give it a go!




Darren replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the very good review. Magherintemple Lodge is in a really great location as you said for exploring what Northern Ireland has to offer. We're delighted to hear you enjoyed the digital disconnect that comes with staying in Irish Landmark Properties. We would love to welcome you back in the near future.

Lovely stay at Magherintemple Lodge - A+++

Review submitted on Sun, 20 May 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Lodge updates were tasteful and comfortable, while also allowing us to enjoy the building’s history. The location is central to everything in the area - Giant’s Causeway, Dun Luce Castle, etc. It’s also a wonderful place to unwind in peace and quiet. Monica was extremely helpful - lovely to deal with. We would highly recommend this rental.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Wonderful the hear that you have a lovely stay at Magherintemple Lodge and had the opportunity to relax and unwind. It is a lovely location to base yourself at if guests wish to visit attractions along the Causeway Coastal Route. Thank you for choosing Irish Landmark Trust for your stay.

A heavenly setting day and night. Television set - superfluous.

Review submitted on Fri, 13 Apr 2018
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
This building is deceptively roomy inside and attractively laid out. The use of older space married with a new extension has been intelligent and sensitive. It is a delight to explore and share. The countryside is idyllic and yet just outside Ballycastle so that there is plenty of chance to walk on the beach or nip for a drink and meal. Very enjoyable.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you had a nice time at Magherintemple Lodge. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

A very comfortable property in a fantastic location

Review submitted on Fri, 06 Apr 2018
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We spent a week here at Easter. Very comfortable, warm and surprisingly spacious property in the middle of the countryside but still within easy reach of Ballycastle, the Giant's Causeway and main road to Belfast. A very quiet area with a good patch of garden (although the weather did not allow us to make use of it). It was refreshing not to have WiFi and genuinely to feel that one was 'away from it all'. Some great walking (Murlough Bay for example) and cycling terrain, plus the obvious attractions of the coastline. Rathlin Island was well worth a visit - no puffins at that time of year but wonderful to get very close to a few dozen seals who regarded us tolerantly as we crept nearer and nearer with our cameras.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Fantastic to see that you had such a great Easter stay at Magherintemple Lodge. It's location really is brilliant for people who would like to take day trips to the amazing Rathlin Island so it is wonderful to see you had the opportunity to get there. Also that you were able to enjoy plenty of activities and places to see around the beautiful Ballycastle. As a non-profit organisation and an educational charity, our primary aim is to conserve and sustain iconic buildings. That’s why Irish Landmark properties are living buildings, not museum settings. While the conservation and restoration work always respects the history and architectural integrity of the structures we conserve, we also ensure that our properties have all the contemporary comforts you want in a holiday home. It is always so lovely to hear back the guests truly embraced a stay at one of the properties in our care.

MagherineTemple Lodge

Review submitted on Fri, 30 Mar 2018
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
It was a bit confusing to get to.
The new part of the building was very warm but the original area was very cold. Maybe extra heater or blankets.

The stay was wonderful enough kitchen supplies and loved the outside, but maybe there should be a closed gate to the parking and street from the yard to protect toddlers from escaping as the yard was very safe and gated but the one area to go to street and parking there was no gate this would have helped especially if we had a dog but I brought my 16 month son who now walks.

The place was so cute and clean and I would stay again if I was back in the country




Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for letting Irish Landmark Trust know how your recent stay at Magherintemple Lodge was. All guests are provided with directions as well as exact GPS co-ordinates so I am sorry that you had some issue with these. There has been no other issues with them but I will certainly look into this to double check. Regarding your comment about the closed gate - this property is a gatehouse and therefore is located at the entrance for the private residence further up the lane. Access is required for this property also. Irish Landmark would not like to fence in or gate off Magherintemple Lodge either as it would take away from the setting and appearance of the property on this location. All guests would be requested to keep an eye on children or pets at any Irish Landmark Trust property due to their location and the fact they are historical, conserved properties. At our properties guests have an opportunity to experience the best of a former way of life: beautiful architecture, fascinating history and a peaceful relaxed ambiance, where they can decide the pace of their holiday.

Be spoilt in the beauty of the unspoilt

Review submitted on Wed, 21 Feb 2018
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I was priviliged to have stayed in a home once occupied by the casement family who's family member Roger did so much to help the less fortunate & lost his life serving his country. This is a truly beautifully restored house. The scenery is perfect & the quietness of the countryside idyllic. Bring a watch as there's no clock here nor is there a frying pan which I thought was unusual as Ulster is famous for it's traditional fried breakfasts! Would highly recommend this home & the bonus is you can bring your dog with you.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for letting us know about your stay in Magherintemple Lodge. Irish Landmark are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay in one of the unique properties in our care. I will certainly look into why there were missing items as they should be in the property, but that you for bringing that to our attention. I will mention it to the Local House Manager to look into.

A Step Back in Time

Review submitted on Tue, 05 Dec 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
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, the House Manager, was gracious and warned us about a road closure that would have cost a lot of travel time on our final day. All of the Trust people I came into contact with were warm and helpful. I hope to try another Irish Landmark Trust some day . . . or do I return to Magherintemple Lodge?



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for supporting Irish Landmark Trust by staying at one of our self-catering properties. As a guest you are helping us in our mission to save, share, and sustain Ireland’s built heritage. It might not feel like your holiday is anything but a relaxing indulgence, but when you stay in an Irish Landmark property, you are part of a community that’s helping to keep heritage alive. We are delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay at Magherintemple Lodge and that you found the location perfect for your North Antrim trip. It would be wonderful to welcome you back to Irish Landmark in the future.

Perfect autumn getaway

Review submitted on Thu, 26 Oct 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a wonderful days staying in this cosy cottage, well equipped and comfortable, perfect retreat!



Darren replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the great review. Magherintemple Lodge is such a lovely place for an Autumn getaway! Sitting in front of the fire on an autumn day in such beautiful surroundings sounds like perfection. You're very welcome to stay us again in the future.

All perfect. A great place!

Review submitted on Wed, 06 Sep 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The house has 2 rooms (double bed in one and bunk in the other), living room (with fireplace), bathroom (with shower AND bath tub) and a very big kitchen.
Outside there is enough space for 1/2/3 cars, a table with 4 chairs and a meadow were you can let the children play with confidence.
It is perfect for a family with 2 children.
It has all the kitchen appliances you could need and you have the confidence that you can use them... because everything is clean.
The House Manager is there if you need anything.





Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for you lovely review of your recent stay at Magherintemple Lodge in Ballycastle. I do hope you had a chance to visit the local attractions during your stay. Delighted to hear that you found the property itself was well equipped and that you would recommend it for other guests.

A perfect getaway

Review submitted on Sat, 02 Sep 2017
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
I had no idea what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised. Plenty of room for kids to be kids and everyone to relax. Plenty of hot water, well stocked kitchen and warm floors in a cute house. Easy drive to giants causeway, bushmills distillery, dunluce castle and the crazy rope bridge. Only complaint was the toilet was really loud when you flushed it. A heads up would help us from being so alarmed at first.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for letting us know about your recent stay at Magherintemple Lodge and glad to hear you found the location ideal for your day trips around the Antrim coast. I trust that you informed your Local House Manager about the flush of the toilet during your stay so she could look at fixing this for you?

Was a wonderful experience. I would recommend it to anyone!!!

Review submitted on Wed, 16 Aug 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Fantastic! A home away from home!!! A real taste of Ireland. The building is a quaint gatehouse to a larger property but extremely private. All kitchenware are on site to enable you to eat in. Close to many sites that are a must see!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

lovely stay. would recommend

Review submitted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
lovely stay. would recommend. stayed for 2 nights. visited ballycastle for the second night, which was easy with the help of local taxi man.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the near future.

Magherintemple Lodge

Review submitted on Mon, 26 Jun 2017
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Beautifully restored lodge in a tranquil setting with nice views. Ideally located for touring north Antrim coast and glens, with beautiful scenic drives. We highly recommend a trip to Rathlin Island and the West and East lighthouses there. There is a beautiful beach at Ballycastle and stunning walks at Fair Head.
Bring your own wine and beer as we had great difficulty buying a bottle until we eventually discovered a Euro Spar after trying several supermarkets.
One small criticism. The place could do with a new frying pan!




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback and suggestion , we are so delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon :)

A magnificent stay in a magnificent surrounding

Review submitted on Sun, 28 May 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We liked the house very much. The interior is beautiful and the comfort is excellent. No WiFi or tele is good and restfull.



We wil go back again!

Review submitted on Wed, 24 May 2017
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Delightful property to stay in for a few days. Quiet, just a few minutes drive from Ballycastle. Great coastline.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for your feedback, we love to hear what our guests think, come back again soon.

Fantastic location for exploring the best of Northern Ireland

Review submitted on Sat, 13 May 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our 3rd to trip to Ireland, but our first foray into the North. We loved the location, the comfort, and how easy it was to see all the best of the North from this location.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely feedback, would love to see you back in the near future perhaps at another one of our properties.

A Quiet Relaxing Location

Review submitted on Wed, 10 May 2017
3.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
4.0
Location
3.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
The location, just outside Ballycastle, was convenient for shops, restaurants, etc. Ideal for a trip out to Rathlin Island. Tremendous weather meant we were out all day, but it is difficult to know what to do if the weather is inclement.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back again soon.

Lovely cosy cottage

Review submitted on Fri, 05 May 2017
4.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
3.0
Loved our short stay here. Well equipped kitchen, all very clean and tidy. Simple and basic interior but comfortable, very warm (underfloor heating) and interesting to hear the social history of the house. Close to Ballycastle harbour/beach.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the great feedback, it's always nice to her positive feedback, would love you to come back and visit in the future.

Very relaxing

Review submitted on Wed, 08 Feb 2017
3.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Super stay. Quiet and cosey.
I would definitely stay again but recommend following.
Oven needs a good clean.
Provide one night free fire fuel.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review and comments, glad you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to your return.

Quirky and cosy lodge which is dog friendly.

Review submitted on Wed, 01 Feb 2017
4.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A really quirky little lodge which was perfect for a few days away to recharge the batteries. It was warm, cosy and comfortable and the open fire was fabulous on a freezing cold winters evening. The kitchen was well equipped and the under floor heating was surprisingly effective and gave the room a really cosy feeling. The big bonus for us was that we could bring our dog and that the lodge is only a few minutes drive from Ballycastle was great.

For anyone travelling to Ballycastle with a dog, the Marine Hotel let you bring your dog into their library where they will serve you food from their Bistro.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Lovely location

Review submitted on Thu, 05 Jan 2017
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
3.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the property. Warm and inviting when we opened the door even though it was freezing outside. Everything was there to make sure we had a comfortable stay from furniture to utensils. Highly recommend this property but you will need transport to get to and from. Have to say thanks to Monica and Brenda who helped us change our venue due to vandalism at another property that we had booked. If this is the standard of all the properties we will be going through the list. If there was one suggestion it would be an optional welcome pack with a few basic groceries to save the rush to the shops.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties in the future.

A much need break from the city

Review submitted on Tue, 03 Jan 2017
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My husband and I stayed in Magherintemple Lodge just after Christmas to get away from the holiday madness in Dublin. This was our first time renting an Irish Landmark Trust property so we were not sure what to expect. Upon our arrival we were pleasantly surprised. The property was beautiful and well kept both inside and out. It had modern comforts mixed with old world charm. We stopped and picked up some light shopping as we planned to sit in 2 of the 3 nights and relax by the fire. The kitchen had everything we needed stove, oven, refrigerator, kettle, coffee press, and cooking utensils. The bathroom was excellent with a tub and shower, and the stone tile flooring throughout the property was heated, which my husband loved because he forgot to bring slippers. We brought books, cards, and scrabble and spent our evenings by the fire reading and playing games. During the days we went sightseeing, with all of the major attractions a short drive away, including Giants Causeway, The Dark Hedges, and several Castles and parks. The lodge is perfect If you are looking to get away for a romantic, or relaxing few nights, and want to enjoy the Irish countryside. However, if you are wanting to go out every night in town for dinner and drinks, you will have to drive. If you are not from Ireland there is a 0 tolerance for drink driving here and the road to town, though a short 5-10 minute drive, is narrow and curvy.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay, its always nice to hear what our guests have to say, would love you to come back and visit in the near future.

Amazing Location

Review submitted on Mon, 03 Oct 2016
3.2
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
2.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
3.0
The temple and its location are steeped in local history but you need to check it online! The location is fantastic for exploring the beautiful Antrim coast. In Ballycastle nearby you can have amazing seafood such as scallops & scampi from Mortons served with chips! I would definitely recommend a stay!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Really delighted you enjoyed your stay here, it's always nice to hear what our guests think, come back again soon :)

Warm comfortable stay!

Review submitted on Tue, 16 Aug 2016
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Warm,tastefully decorated, comfortable lodge house in beautiful rural location, close to lots of local tourist attractions and a lovely seaside town. One of the few National Trust locations that slept 4 so one of the few options open to us but so glad we choose this one.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the lovely feedback, come back again soon.

A lovely place to stay

Review submitted on Wed, 03 Aug 2016
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Magherintemple Lodge is beautifully situated in rural surroundings overlooking the town of Ballycastle. It is old an full of history, but at the same time equipped with modern commodities such as washing machine with dryer. The easy chairs and sofa are very comfortable, as is the bed in the ground floor bedroom. Also appriciated were the spacious kitchen and the outdoor area.
We had three great days in and around the Magherintemple Lodge!




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always a pleasure to let lets enjoy our properties.

A wonderful home away from home in a stunning area

Review submitted on Fri, 22 Jul 2016
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our second visit to Magherintemple Lodge - and great again. Had a wonderful time. Recommend Ballycastle Beach as well as the Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the near future.

Beautifully restored gatehouse with modern comforts

Review submitted on Sat, 02 Jul 2016
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
3.0
Location
3.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Interesting history and story of restoration.tGood location for exploring Antrim Coast.Peaceful yet convenient to nearby Ballycastle.Very comfortable and well equipped.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, come back and stay with us in the future.

Charming house in idyllic countryside

Review submitted on Tue, 07 Jun 2016
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My three days at Magherintemple Lodge were exceptionally calm and restful. I loved the house, its fascinating history, and its soothing, pastoral setting.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Magherintemple Lodge

Review submitted on Thu, 02 Jun 2016
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
One word "Perfect". So pleased we choose to stay here, could not fault accommodation or host. We all had a wonderful, relaxing holiday. Idea for elderly and young alike! Underfloor heating fab!! HArd to believe that other guests had stayed there before.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, it's always great to hear what our guests think, come back again soon.

Perfection.

Review submitted on Fri, 20 May 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I don't have words to describe how wonderful this was. Everything about the cottage topped my expecting. The location makes you feel like you're miles from civilization yet really just 5 minutes from town. Beautifully decorated. The kitchen looks like an old farmhouse but is actually week disguised modern day and extremely well equipped i only wish it had been warm enough to eat outside! Just divine.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Beautiful peaceful location and lovely property.

Review submitted on Wed, 11 May 2016
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Lodge is ideally situated with great views all around and is in a lovely peaceful location. The property is very well kept and has all the amenities one would want in a holiday home.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted to read that you had a wonderful time during your recent visit to Magherintemple Lodge. We hope to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property some time in the future.

Causeway Coast Base

Review submitted on Tue, 10 May 2016
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
3.0
A pleasant little house, with a comfortable bed and plenty of hot water. Be sure to bring your own toilet tissue if staying more than one night and ask in advance that your fire is set for the night you arrive. A good location for touring the Giants Causeway,
Carrick a Rede Bridge, Torr Head and White Bay Cove.




Just lovely.

Review submitted on Thu, 31 Mar 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We are a family with young children and had a lovely stay in Magherintemple. The house is gorgeous and provided a welcome break from busy city life. We didn't miss tv or Internet for a moment. Monica was very helpful which was not a surprise as we have stayed in Landmark properties before.
The beauty of the North Antrim Coast was a revelation to us Dubliners. There was so much to see and do.!We would highly recommend a stay here.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for the wonderful feedback ,really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

snowdrop heaven

Review submitted on Wed, 23 Mar 2016
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our third stay. A wonderful old cottage that has been tastefully renovated. A little oasis close to Ballycastle. Perfect getaway. woodland idyll.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay at Magherintemple , it's always nice to hear our guests thoughts :)

Great place to stay in Ballycastle

Review submitted on Tue, 08 Mar 2016
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
4.0
We stayed in the lodge for a long family weekend. It was lovely. The house has bags of character and it's simply gorgeous. The kitchen is well equipped and the bathroom is modern and nice. Our favourite spot was the couch in front of fire place. Pure bliss. In short: go there and enjoy it!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties, would love to see you back in the near future.

A little gem

Review submitted on Wed, 26 Aug 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Magherintemple Lodge is a little gem. It's well located, equipped, clean, comfortable and the property was much larger than we expected (the garden is great).



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the future.

Magherintemple Lodge

Review submitted on Wed, 26 Aug 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Magherintemple Lodge was an incredible stay in an area bursting with wonderful coastline. The Lodge felt 'far from the crowd' & a quiet retreat to return to after our adventures to the Causeway each day. The Lodge had so much character & history.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay , thank you for the positive feedback, come back again soon.

Excellent in terms of comfort and location but is on the expensive side!

Review submitted on Thu, 06 Aug 2015
4.5
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Excellent comfort and location. House very nicely decorated and great to be able to light a fire. However, is on the expensive side £390 for 3 nights.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for staying at an Irish Landmark Trust property. Each stay in an Irish Landmark property helps us conserve and maintain a historically important property and each guest becomes part of a community that’s keeping heritage alive.

Magherintemple Lodge July 2015

Review submitted on Thu, 06 Aug 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Lodge is beautifully restored retaining authenticity but still providing a high level of comfort and excellent bathroom/kitchen facilities. The location was lovely as it felt very rural but was an easy drive into Ballycastle, a town that provides everything you could need. I would highly recommend the no Internet/Wifi/Phone etc as it forces a complete shut-off and it suited us fine to have a little escape. The weather was awful, but with the underfloor heating on, the lodge was extremely warm and welcoming when returning from rainy adventures. Would definitely re-book.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely review of Magherintemple Gate Lodge. I am delighted that you had a nice stay there despite the bad weather. Many people are worried about no WiFi or phone at Irish Landmark Trust properties but we agree that once you are there the cut off from this really does reconnect people with the important things. We hope that we are able to welcome you back to another Irish Landmark Trust property.

super holiday

Review submitted on Wed, 08 Jul 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
very nice location and house, very tranquil.Should have a Wifi for foreigners like us and a map for walking and cycling should be provided. very good shower



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review and suggestions, we will keep them in mind, come back again soon :)

Lovely location

Review submitted on Mon, 29 Jun 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The location and lodge were exactly what I was looking for. Close enough to to get where we wanted to be easily with an out of the way place to go to at the end of the evening. I didn't want to leave. Everyone we dealt with to set up the rental was very helpful and the house manager, Monica, obviously cares very much for the property. She was flexible with our arrival and came to check in on us to make sure all was ok. I know for some the thought of no tv, Internet or phone would be an issue but we loved the downtime.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, really delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you come back in the future.

Cleanliness but will return!

Review submitted on Wed, 17 Jun 2015
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a wonderful stay & look forward to staying in another Irish Landmark Trust Property soon. The lodge was perfect for our stay with our Bernese Mountain Dog & we thoroughly enjoyed it however we felt that the property needed a good "scrub" or deep clean.
The windows were dirty not just the glass but the timber rails had quite a build up of dust turned to dirt. The timber panelling in the bathroom had toothpaste/soap splatters on it above the wash hand basin. The previous guests used the frying pan & there was oil splatters on the cooker work surfaces & tea pot.
We did really enjoy ourselves in the lodge & would return. We were not put out by the above items not being cleaned properly & everything else was spotless.
Pillows... there was just one thin hard pillow per person.
North County Antrim & Coastline is a beautiful part of the country & the lodge was ideal location to tour the surrounding area.




Great timr

Review submitted on Sun, 14 Jun 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We had a lovely time and thought it was a lovely location.. All the attractions in the area are 10-30 mims driving time so it is an ideal location...



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback, delighted you enjoyed your stay , would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Beautiful, well equiped cottage - is better in real life than the web pics

Review submitted on Thu, 28 May 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Magherintemple Lodge is easy to find, and was spotless and comfortable. The nearest shops, in Ballycastle, are a car drive away, and no foodstuffs are supplied, not even salt and pepper. Kitchen equipment and utensils were all in good order. Cleaning items were supplied such as washing up liquid, loo paper etc. The washer-drier and the dishwasher were most welcome.
I think that the building itself has a damp problem, but the bedding and facilities were all fresh and pristine. The pictures on the website do not make it clear that there is a separate cosy living room, with a log fire, and a small room upstairs. The bathroom has both a shower and a bath. A floorplan would be a useful addition to the website.
Monica came to visit and was most helpful and friendly. It was a pleasure to stay in such a lovely cottage, which is well situated for visiting the coastal path including Giant's Causeway, and is an easy drive from Belfast airport.
There was not much space to put our own things, especially in the bathroom. It was a nice touch to display the old wash bowl and jug, but it used up the only surface available. A shelf by the washbasin would be useful. Similarly, in the kitchen diner there were lots of surfaces, all covered with Landmark Trust stuff. We were at risk of accidentally leaving some of our belongings in with the items that live there.
One of the kitchen chairs was decidedly wobbly, so it was just as well that there were only three of us. My only genuine dislike was the pair of china dogs which did not match the tasteful nature of the rest of the decor.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback and suggestions , we will take it on board , would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Stay and enjoy relaxing

Review submitted on Sun, 10 May 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We enjoyed staying for 3 nights in this charming lodge. It is fantastic and the right place for relaxing. The lodg is close to the causeway so you have a chance to see the greatest views in the world.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
So glad you enjoyed your few nights in The Barbican, thank you for the great feedback.

Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings

Review submitted on Wed, 29 Apr 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Beautiful house in beautiful surroundings
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Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your lovely comment, would love to see you back perhaps at another one of our properties.

Long Weekend at Magherintemple Lodge

Review submitted on Thu, 23 Apr 2015
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The Lodge was in pristine condition and fitted out to a very high standard. The setting is lovely and it is conveniently located to many brilliant tourist attractions. This was out first time staying in an Irish Landmark Trust property and we were very impressed.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, so glad you enjoyed your stay, it's always nice to hear such positive feedback.

Magherin and the Sea of Moyle

Review submitted on Mon, 20 Apr 2015
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Ancient tales of Fionn and the Fianna, of Fairies and Myths, the Children of Lir and the magic Sea of Moyle would be enough to tempt anyone to visit The Glens and the Antrim Coast. Add in the historic architectural masterpiece of Magherintemple Lodge as your base and the combination is irresistible. The lodge is a gem among gems of the Irish Landmark Trust's remarkable success in preserving our built heritage and providing the opportunity to the public to be part of their ethos of preservation.

What you see in the Trust's imagery is what you get, a beautiful natural stone exterior, and interior renovations of the highest standard with all modern conveniences. And all just five minutes from the beautiful market town of Ballycastle, and central to some of the most beautiful scenery on the island of Ireland

It would add to the overall pleasure if the dining/kitchen area where guests will linger had a couple of easy chairs for those of us in 'advanced years'.

Wonderful.





Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you so very much for your lovely kind words about the wonderful Magherintemple. We are very happy to hear that you had a magical Irish Landmark Experience. We are very pleased that you were about to enjoy the beautiful Ballycastle as well during your stay. To have such a scenic spot so close to Magherintemple is great for our guests as they explore the local area.

Great weekend break

Review submitted on Wed, 15 Apr 2015
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
I had a two-night break at Magherintemple Lodge with two mates and it completely lived up to our expectations. The place was extremely well presented. The facilities were ideal and we were just a short drive from the town of Ballycastle.
The location allowed us to explore the Causeway Coast extensively. The house was warm and inviting and the folder full of history about the property and its previous inhabitants was a worthwhile read and added to the sense of occasion.

I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful getaway.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for taking the time to write this review, so delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love you to return.

Magherintemple Lodge Weekend

Review submitted on Fri, 20 Mar 2015
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Excellent in every aspect. Lovely location especially at this springtime of year, woods carpeted with snowdrops, lambs in the fields across the road. We really enjoyed exploring the area, walking along the coast path to Fair Head, visiting Rathlin Island, and want to go back again. The house is very cosy and warm and obviously cared for lovingly and with great attention to detail: daffodils on the table, fragrant towels and sheets. My only concern is the price which, even with the Rewarding Times voucher was very high.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your feedback , delighted you enjoyed your stay, would love to see you back in the future.

Wonderful peaceful spot in excellent location

Review submitted on Wed, 05 Nov 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This was our first stay in a landmark trust property but we will definitely be back for more. We arrived on a cold wet evening and were very happy to encounter a warm room, under floor heating and a fire ready to be lit. Monica the amanger was quick to arrive and ensure we had everything needed and answered any questions we had.
One of many supermarkets were only a 5 minute drive away in Ballycastle so we quickly stocked up for our few days. The kitchen had everything needed to allow you to cook meals if needed but there were several restaurants and pubs in Ballycastle. The property didn't have TV or internet which was fine for us, we played scrabble for the first time! but in this age of communication some people may not be comfortable without internet.
The location is great to enjoy the coast and local attractions as well as having the peaceful feeling of being out in the countryside but only 5 minutes drive from all amenities.
Would highly recommend this property.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely feedback,delighted you enjoyed your stay,would love you to come back in the near future.

Ballycastle

Review submitted on Thu, 30 Oct 2014
3.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
2.0
Customer
Service
4.0
There could be a welcome basket of tea bags etc just to get the weekend off to a good start.
I think the house is only suitable for two people particulary in the Winter.




beautiful peaceful location

Review submitted on Wed, 15 Oct 2014
3.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
4.0
Just what the Doctor ordered. A beautiful property situated in a beautiful location. With Ballycastle on your doorstep (1 mile) and the fantastically beautiful Antrim Coastline all around (Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Robe bridge, Bushmills) all within a short drive, there is always something lovely to do.

Just take a drive from Ballycastle to Portrush and be amazed and delighted at the wonderfull scenery.

If Golf is your thing the area boasts some of the best courses on the Island.

Make sure to drop in for a coffee and homemade cake in the red door cafe.

No hesitation in recommending what was a memorable weekend for us. The weather was also amazing!! Who knew.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this lovely review , we are so glad you enjoyed your stay,we would love to see you back in the future.

Rural charm

Review submitted on Wed, 08 Oct 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Peaceful location and a comfortable property which is close to many of the major attractions of the North Antrim coast. An open fire warms the soul on a cool autumn evening.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely feedback,we are really delighted you enjoyed your stay.

Beautiful stay in Ballycastle

Review submitted on Wed, 10 Sep 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Driving up the lane to Magherintemple lodge is lovely and then the cottage comes in to view, it's magical. Typical ILT, beautifully presented yet with all the mod cons needed for a relaxing romantic stay. The place is a credit to the house keeper Monica. The view and sun rises/sunsets were stunning, and the wildlife was amazing especially the rabbits right outside our window. We will definitely be back. Miss it already! Can't recommend enough.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay,would love to see you back in the near future.

Peaceful location

Review submitted on Mon, 08 Sep 2014
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Not having visited the North Antrim Coast before, we were not sure that it would satisfy our needs. In fact the area and the Lodge exceeded our expectation. The area is fabulous, the locals were lovely and very friendly, and the Lodge is very comfortable. We decided to stay in each night (we normally go out to eat) so that we could enjoy the comfort of the fire in the living room and relax and enjoy listening to music and reading books(there is a very interesting collection of books available). The kitchen is well stocked, but we found two small items were missing i.e. Eggcups and ice making trays. The latter have now been purchased (gin and tonic is not quite right without the ice). Monica, the housekeeper was very accommodating and had the house in perfect condition when we arrived. We highly reccomend this holiday home.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties,would love you to come back in the near future.

Summer hols 2014

Review submitted on Thu, 21 Aug 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
4.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Wow! what a great place this and the surrounding area has some amazing places for you to visit. The house was perfect for our needs and is surrounded by places to visit. We stayed for two weeks and still did not visit all the places we wanted to go to.



Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for your kind review of Magherintemple Lodge. We are delighted that you had a nice time and we look forward to perhaps welcoming you to another of an Irish Landmark Property in the future.

An excellent short stay

Review submitted on Sat, 02 Aug 2014
4.8
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our family stayed for two nights. It's a beautiful property, full of character, and well located for the key attractions of the north Antrim coast. Time and finance allowing, we'll be back.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
It's always a pleasure to let guest enjoy our properties,look forward to your return :)

Fabulous place to completely relax in

Review submitted on Tue, 29 Jul 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Would return in a heart beat - loved it!
Highly recommend a stay - very peaceful location - loved the bunnies in the garden and cows in the field next door




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this lovely review, we hope you do return in the future :)

A lovely place to spend a few days

Review submitted on Wed, 16 Jul 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
A pretty gate lodge in a quiet setting with all the modern facilities we have come to expect except (and this is a positive point for a proper getaway) internet, even on the phone. No emails for three days, heaven!

Highly recommended.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the great feedback, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties.

A fantastic coastal weekend break

Review submitted on Tue, 03 Jun 2014
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
3.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We thoroughly enjoyed out stay at Magherintemple Lodge and were even able to eat outside one evening. The house could do with some egg cups and ice cube trays - otherwise perfect.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Delighted you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the feedback and suggestion :) would love to see you back in the near future.

May 2014 Stay

Review submitted on Sat, 24 May 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The house was very nice and plenty of room. Great location for visiting the coastal causeway.

This location definitely requires having yor own car. Also, need to call the propert manager to make final arrangements before arriving, would have been easier for me through email.




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the feedback ,glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you return in the near future :)

Beautiful Corner of Ireland

Review submitted on Wed, 14 May 2014
4.7
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Lovely stone cottage a couple of miles outside Ballycastle. Definitely need a car. Beautiful quiet location surrounded by woodlands which were full of bluebells when we were there. Well maintained cosy cottage with a very accommodating agent. Birds and rabbits galore and magnificent location to explore.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the wonderful feedback, hope you return in the near future :)

Weekend with children in Antrim

Review submitted on Fri, 09 May 2014
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
4.0
Condition
4.0
Location
4.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
The lodge is lovely and a good base from which to explore Antrim. Quiet and secluded it was comfortable and cosy. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to others.



Easter perfection!

Review submitted on Wed, 07 May 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We has an incredible Easter stay at Magheringemple Lodge. As usual, the ILT have provided a beautifully conserved and maintained property, full of lovely touches (love the avoca books and throws!) We explored Rathlin, Fairhead, the local oak forest and even swam. Evenings were spent watching the sunset from the terrace followed by impeccable trad sessions at McDonnells. Bleating lambs abounded, all in all a blissful stay. We particularly loved that the lodge was close enough to Ballycastle to abandon the car in favour of bikes and feet. Can't wait to return to this beautiful part of Antrim!



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this review and great feedback, it's always a pleasure to let guests enjoy our properties. Hope you come back to stay with us in the near future.

Magherintemple Lodge, Ballycastle

Review submitted on Mon, 21 Apr 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
Our family (including our pet spaniel) had a lovely stay at Magherintemple Lodge. It's perfectly situated - with Ballycastle town and its beach less than a 5-minute stay away. The lodge itself is what you would expect of an Irish Landmark Trust property - lots of historic character, but with the modern comforts of heating and kitchen facilities etc (including freezer, dishwasher and washing machine). It is beautifully maintained and looked after by its housekeeper. This our 3rd Irish Landmark Trust holiday and I would thoroughly recommend all the cottages we have stayed in. Prices are a little dearer than other Irish cottages, perhaps, but the special character of these places - and the fact that staying in them helps to maintain them - justifies the higher price. Some visitors often record that they wish there was Wi-Fi, internet, or television. But the lack of these things is one of the reasons why we love Irish Landmark Trust buildings. It guarantees time away from work and from video-gaming etc. We play scrabble, for example, which is something we rarely do outside of family holiday time and the children love this. Ballycastle is also a lovely, unspoilt, seaside town. The rocks at the eastern end of the beach are fun for kids to explore and Rahtlin island close by - giving wonderful views and also a great day-out.



Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the feedback,delighted you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon.

Magherinatemple uberalis

Review submitted on Wed, 12 Mar 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We really enjoyed our two days at the house. Great location, great architecture, excellent facilities. Monica was very helpful as well.

Ballycastle is a short drive or long walk and there is plenty to do round abouts. My only recommendation to improve the house would be a more comfortable sofa but apart from that it was superb.

Top marks to the trust




Nadine replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for the lovely feedback,delighted you enjoyed you stay.

Ballycastle - great experience!

Review submitted on Wed, 22 Jan 2014
4.3
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
3.0
Location
5.0
Value
4.0
Customer
Service
5.0
My husband and I stayed in Magherintemple Lodge with my parents from the Netherlands. We live in Dublin. Thanks to the beautiful location and the lovely lodge we had an absolutely marvelous time together. As we all love cooking, the kitchen was perfect and it being the warmest room it was the most comfortable room in the house. We also loved the room with the fire place, but it was a bit cool to spend time there at times.

I am aware of the difficulties maintaining the properties of Landmark Trust, in particular the dampness of the houses seems to be a problem. We have been staying a few times with Landmark properties before and in our opinion they would benefit from having people in the houses more regularly as they are now often empty. As a consequence the heating is not on all the time. Would the properties be more affordable we would stay in one of the places much more regularly and so would others, we think. As we were staying there with 4 people / 2 families it made it much more affordable then staying there with just the one family.

As we think it's such a special experience to stay in one of the Landmark properties, it would be brilliant if the possibility of staying would become excessable. Just some food for thought.




Dairine Bennett - Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Hello and thank you for giving us your feedback. We will take your comments on board and hope you will stay with us again in the near future!

Just great ...

Review submitted on Tue, 21 Jan 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
This gate lodge was a great place to stay - it was warm and comfortable; very well furnished and equipped with everything we needed. It was good to meet Monica (the manager) who was very friendly, helpful and keen to ensure we had everything we needed. We also met the occupant of the estate's mansion which was really good too. The service by the Irish Landmark Trust in booking the gate lodge was also first-rate. It's such an unusual and historic place to stay and sits by the entrance to one beautiful estate. Being there in late Autumn was really nice - the autumn colours were stunning. It's also very convenient to lovely Ballycastle town and absolutely outstanding scenery in all directions. We'd certainly stay there again...



Dairine Bennett - Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Thank you for this lovely review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Magherintemple as well as the surrounding area.

Fascinating house on the edge of the wood

Review submitted on Wed, 15 Jan 2014
5.0
out of 5

Guest recommends this property
Cleanliness
5.0
Comfort
5.0
Condition
5.0
Location
5.0
Value
5.0
Customer
Service
5.0
We booked a last minute break just after New Year in what turned out to be memorably bad weather but we were snug in this little gatelodge with underfloor heating. Although it looks small in photos, the rooms were surprisingly large, particularly the bathroom with large tub and separate shower. Our party (two adults and two young children) enjoyed exploring the house and particularly reading the comments from a local school who had visited and highlighted some of the interesting features in the property.



Dairine Bennett - Bookings Officer replied more than 1 year ago
Hello - so happy to read about your stay at the lodge and to hear that you and your children enjoyed it so much! Thanks for taking the time to write this review.