Three weeks ago my husband and I availed of the fabulous prize I won through the Irish Landmark Trust's Advent Calendar competition in December, and stayed two nights in St. John's Point lighthouse, Co Donegal. To say that we had a fantastic getaway is a massive understatement. It was our first child-free weekend in well over a decade, and to have a lighthouse to ourselves made it all the more special. A special nod to house manager Gerard Doyle too, who couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Thank you for restoring this beautiful place, thank you...more
A most enjoyable stay at St Johns Point totally relaxing and the perfect spot to recharge the batteries. Peace and quiet and the views to die for makes a place to return too.
Beautiful house, every comfort, expertly presented and welcoming. From dawn chorus to galaxies of stars at night. From calling cuckoos to boxing hares, little fairy hide outs to real old fashioned toys, a fishing lake and wedge tombs, Safe beaches to monumental sea cliffs; here is a real holiday for the whole family.
we injoyed the stay very much, even the small double bed.very relaxing, nice surrounding including sleave league.
Galley Head is heaven on earth the experience at the light house was friendly, charming and very peaceful. The light house cottage was impeccable . Gearld is such a kind,and extremely knowlegable man, we got to see him in action with the young school children who came to learn about the lighthouse, he was so sweet and patient with them. This was the highlight of our trip to Ireland, we will recommend Galley Head to everyone we know in the USA.. Thank you so much. Kathy, Cheri and Henry.
Wonderful accommodations and greeting from Sarah. The songbirds woke us up every morning, a delightful way to start our days in this charming place. We are very interested in visiting other Irish Landmark Trust properties on future visits!
A wonderful Victorian Gate Lodge with loads of character and personality, we loved it. Totally relaxing.
A magical farmhouse, beautifully restored, provided the setting for a landmark celebration. The bedrooms, in particular, were a highlight. Wonderful support from Martin, the caretaker, and the entire Landmark Trust team.
This little gem is the perfect place to calm down and forget your everyday life. When you arrive, you clearly understand why all locals and tourists want to go there and have a walk along the coast - it's just marvellous! You can have a 30-minutes-walk to Brides Head to see some seals or you can take your car (which you definitely need there) and drive 20 minutes either to Glendalough (lake + mountains) or to Brittas Beach (sandy beach + ocean) - every direction is a delight! In Wicklow town there are a few nice pubs and restaurants where you get really good food for a fair price. The l...more
WE WERE STRUCK BY THE QUALITY OF FURNISHINGS AND KITCHENWARE.GAIL WAS EXTREMELY WELCOMING AND HELPFUL AND TAKES GREAT PRIDE IN HER FAMILY'S LIGHTHOUSE HERITAGE AND IN HER WORK. THE ONLY THING THAT DISAPPOINTED ME WAS THAT WE LOCKED THE GATES BEHIND US, THIS MAKES THE LIGHTHOUSE EXCLUSIVE AND NON- ACCESSIBLE TO LOCALS.AS INTEGRAL PART OF OUR COUNTRY'S HERITAGE? I BELIEVE THESE BUILDINGS BELONG TO THE NATION AND EVERYONE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SHARE IN OUR MARITIME PAST.I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME LIGHTHOUSE GUESTS MAY NOT WANT TOURISTS HANGING AROUND BUT WHAT ABOUT OPENING THE GATES FOR A FEW HOUYRS A DA...more
Thanks to the Irish Trust for making Batty Langley Lodge available. The gatehouse and setting are really unique!
Booked for a family event, it provided just the accommodation we needed and we were able to host a small gathering for Ballet Ireland whilst there. you feel part of history there, and the owners have done their best to provide modern comforts without spoiling the overall ambiance. The location is bang in the middle of the Temple Bar eating and drinking venues - so a bit touristy. Downsides to be warned about are that there is a shower room en suite but the other bathroom only has a bath. And the two rooms at the front can be very noisy at night at weekends - no double glazing, and on a po...more
What a quaint, lovely island of history and calm in the middle of Dublin. We loved staying at the Mews for the location and as a way to support the Trust - but didn't know how much we would love it! Plenty of room for our family of five and very nice to have a kitchen to make breakfasts before exploring the city. What you cannot see on the website for the Mews is the charm and cozy feeling of the place. Although we didn't see any horses, we still loved the Mews!
We had a lovely holiday in Loop Head. the accommodation was great - very relaxing and refreshing. The people in the locality are very friendly and helpful. The food in the local restaurant was delicious as was the meat we bought from the butchers in Kilkee. There was plenty to see and do every day. All in all a great holiday
7 of us stayed for a weekend to celebrate a 50th birthday. It was a surprise for the birthday girl, who didn't have a clue what we had planned, until we met Peter at the gate. Peter was a wonderful host, giving us a history of the castle. He also had the coffee on, stove going and open fire lighting, before he left us to our own devices. The bedrooms were large and beds comfortable. We brought our own food for the weekend and filled the two fridges with wine and beer. We brought our own sticks for the fire. Freshford is only a 5 minute drive if you need to stock up on anything. I think t...more
Location was excellent and provided easy close walks for our dog, which was a massive benefit. The accommodation offered character with good kitchen and garden space but the living area was less comfortable after a hard days sight seeing. No TV was provided and the internet was intermittent which was fustrating at times. Overall we felt the accommodation was expensive (£ against the Euro) for the amenities it offered more of a case of character over facilities.
As always the Termon House provides comfort with a great historical feeling. The library with a fire is a very special room.
We loved our time at Annes Grove! The peaceful area made it feel like you had your very own castle and grounds! Michael was wonderful in being flexible with our arrival time and had a fire going when we got there!
The house is really good for group of people. It has all properties what you need and castletown is really beautiful place