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“City flat...off the beaten track” 4 of 5 stars
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70 Drumnabreeze Road, Magheralin, Northern Ireland   |  
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“City flat...off the beaten track”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Something quite extraordinary, this one. Imagine a luxury apartment – the kind you get in the posh suburbs or a nice city block – then transplant it into the middle of the Northern Ireland countryside. You've got 'The Stables'.

I stayed there for the best part of a week, to get some studying and writing done. Now my main problem was my brain – it just wasn't working. But there was no problem with the setting. I couldn't have asked for more peace and quiet!

The apartment came with all mod cons – fully fitted kitchen with washing machine and dryer, and a beautiful bathroom with a generously sized shower cubicle and heated towel rail. The one drawback was the telly – I could only get the main terrestrial channels. Maybe I just wasn't using the remote correctly, I don't know. I couldn't even get RTE.

Location, of course, is everything. 'The Stables' is actually part of a vast facility called Edenmore Country Club. This is a popular golf course with gym, spa and award-winning restaurant. The food mainly comprises traditional dishes – but done well.

You'll need to take your car, by the way. I was more or less stranded as I'd been travelling around using public transport. Going out for a walk is possible, but not always advisable. The country lanes aren't very lonely – tractors and trucks thunder past at an alarming rate. If you do go out for a trek, wear wellies because you'll often end up in the ditch to let vehicles by.

The surrounding area is beautiful. Moira is a pretty village with regular trains to Belfast. Magheralin itself is a tiny place with the pièce de résistance – the deeply atmospheric ruins of an epic medieval church.

Edenmore's managers Kenneth and Cherry Logan are extremely hospitable. Nothing is too much bother for them. I can only imagine this place will go from strength to strength. I even got all my washing done!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Stables

Address: 70 Drumnabreeze Road, Magheralin, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Magheralin
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Magheralin
Number of rooms: 5

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