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Grove Fort, Rural Self Catering house in Co Down.

Outside view of the property
Outside view of the property
Outside view of the property
Living room with wood burning stove
Sitting room with open fire
Main bedroom
Double bedroom
Dromore
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Rental Home – 
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

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Tom G
Limerick, Ireland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent home from home.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed 4 nights and right from the start we both slept well, which usually doesn't happen in a new place. Very easy place to settle in to. It was quiet, clean and well kept and the owners were very friendly and helpful.
It was nice to hear the local sheep in the morning too.

The immediate surroundings weren't ideal as it's in a farmyard and beside the road, but it's a clean farmyard and a quiet road so it didn't matter, particularly as the location is so convenient for touring the area...even though it might seem a little out of the way at first glance. 6 miles to the main north/south Belfast road at Dromore and a gorgeous 10 mile drive the other way through stunning scenery to the coast and Mourne mountains. Returning at the end of a busy day out felt like coming home.
Recommended.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 4 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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OverseasI...
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“A Farmhouse Christmas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

An Irish Farmhouse in the beautiful rolling hills of County Down. Great access to Belfast and Dublin. The most friend;y and helpful of hosts. Warm even in winter, centrally heated and a welcoming fire.
The family and friends all loved it. Many thanks to Ivan and Annette.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
4 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: Position, a real fire and turf, countryside
Liked least: Slightly hard Mattress
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Martin C
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely farmhouse with friendly & helpful owners & neighbours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We had an excellent short break at Grove Fort. The farmhouse was lovely, and the owners very helpful. The only missing thing for us was Internet access, which for us resulted in quite a few long drives to McDonalds. One neighbouring farmer was also extremely welcoming. As well as offering our 5 year old a ride in his tractor, he invited us over to see his 26,000 free range chickens & sample their eggs.

If you don't need Internet access, we'd thoroughly recommend Grove Fort.

5 of 5 stars Value 3 of 5 stars Location
4 of 5 stars Service
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 10, 2013
Thank you Martin for your review. Sorry you had to travel to McDonald's for internet access but thanks to your suggestion Grove Fort now has it's own internet access!
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Muriel H
Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“outstanding what a lovely place to stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at grove fort.The holiday let was well equipped.It was lovely listening to the cows mooing in the mornings.Annette & Ivan made us welcome .We will be staying there again with out a doubt.

5 of 5 stars How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 stars How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 stars How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 stars Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 stars Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 stars Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 stars Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 stars Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 stars Service
Liked best: we loved the area the holliday let was at right out in the country
Liked least: nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Cambridge
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 for a stay in April 2012
1
person found this review helpful
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
5 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend?  
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A romantic getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Luxury-minded travelers
Rugged travelers
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Jennifer H.
Ontario
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013 for a stay in July 2012
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person found this review helpful
5 of 5 stars Value 4 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hannah
Manchester
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013 for a stay in April 2012
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person found this review helpful
5 of 5 stars Value 5 of 5 stars Rooms
4 of 5 stars Location 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk 5 of 5 stars Service
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