What an amazing place! We will come again! Clean, well stocked, comfortable beds. Great value! So happy we stayed here!
Warm, comfortable, all the mod cons in a beautiful setting - it couldn't be better really. And it is within easy distance of plenty of interesting places to visit and lovely walks to have. The views by day and night are so beautiful, rugged rocks and sea, and nothing can compare to the sweeping beam of the lighthouse at night.
Stayed with a few friends for a relaxing ladies weekend away. From the very moment we pulled up the tree lined avenue we immediately felt like ladies of the manor. Lorraine was so warm and welcoming and gave us a fabulous tour of the house and grounds. She explained everything to us perfectly (including the few spots around the house where we could get phone signal if we wanted to - but none of us wanted to!!) and then left us to get settled in. My goodness did we settle in!!. The house is meticulously clean, has everything that you need, even some of the little things we didn't realise we ...more
Drum Gatelodge is a very quaint place to stay. It's well-looked after by the property manager, Brenda, who is very attentive. There are bits that are looking a bit tired hence the OK for condition however I know Brenda has these in hand. We enjoyed our stay very much and the Drum is in a good location to explore the coast.
We had a fantastic time in Blackhead Cutter. The house is beautiful and everything we needed was provided. Perfect place to get away. Also Irene in bookings was great to deal with and very helpful.
Excellent location. It was beautiful to see the North Chanel, and how close this place here is to Scotland. I cannot imagine that the sea would ever be as violent as on the South West coast.
First a great welcome from Martin who was waiting for us - the house was charming and very well provisioned, thank you for the bread, butter and jam in addition to tea, coffee and milk. A great variety of cooking implements, which I would have used had we stayed longer. Did not use the dishwasher, but did do a load of laundry downstairs. One thing that was strange was that there were plenty of spoons and forks in the cutlery drawer but only 3 knives so we just hand washed and reused. There were plenty of cooking knives. We were warm and snug, loved the sound of the water. We did see the heron...more
We had booked our two day stay in Blackhead Lighthouse to show off the diversity of a holiday in Ireland to our Maltese visitors. However, as the day of our stay approached it was clear that we would be there during hurricane Ophelia. We decided not to cancel and we arrived at 1600 hrs just as the hurricane was winding up to full strength. The cars were rocking on the narrow approach road to the lighthouse and some slates were loosened from the roof as we arrived. The power was off when we arrived. Our guests were torn between sheer terror at the howling winds and the boiling seas and a s...more
Superb building, superb caretaker, superb location Staying in a castle! Quality of the interior architecture Location in a forest!
I have stayed many places this was the Best. The scenery,the people,the architecture, A great experience.
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.
We loved our stay at Triumphal Arch Lodge. It was a step back in time to a world that existed 70/80 years ago with limited modern conveniences such as tasteful electric lighting, fridge cooker, microwave and television, comfortable beds and bathroom facilities, excluding shower. The depository of books, appropriate decor and furniture and paintings of yesteryear gave a sense of times now long past. The ground floor heating did away with the need for modern radiators, so much a feature of houses built in the last fifty years. The walks around the estate were varied and extensive but not diffic...more
Our house manager was terrific and had the house well set with fire ready and milk in fridge. The location is maximum 10mins drive from the small heritage town of Randalstown which is apt for basic supplies of food and fuel. The locals are generally very nice and helpful. The house itself has a good sizes rooms and was warm all over, the open fire gave plenty of charm and comfort during otherwise damp dreary days. Location is good for visiting the surrounding countryside and coast line. Altogether a very pleasant stay in a comfortable heritage house. Visitors should be made aware that the...more