Hezlett House

Hezlett House, Castlerock: Tickets, Tours, Address, Phone Number, Hezlett House Reviews: 4.5/5

Hezlett House
4.5
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This 17th Century thatched cottage is full of history and stories. Learn about life inside one of Northern Ireland's oldest surviving buildings. Also home to the interesting Downhill marbles display. The house is open by appointment only, so please call and ask for a tour.
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4.5
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MargaretC0903
Derry, UK12 contributions
Something different
Feb 2020 • Family
Visited with Granddaughter who was delighted to be able to dress up in old fashioned clothes and play with old fashioned toys, Great information on the history of the house and nice to be able to see around it. Unfortunately the weather was very cold on the day we visited so we were restricted to indoors. Will be back again in the better weather to get the full experience.
Written March 5, 2020
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Jane O
Portstewart, UK15 contributions
Wreath making afternoon
Dec 2019 • Friends
Great afternoon wreath making. Don and Hester were excellent tutors and we all had a fun time, plus we all went home with beautiful hand made wreaths.These wreaths were made from scratch..no frames or oasis bases..Never knew ivy could be made into something so strong! Thanks for a very enjoyable time 🤗
Written December 19, 2019
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Susan S
Raleigh, NC175 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2019
This is a very quick stop but very interesting if you like history. This is one of the oldest thatch roof houses in Northern Ireland and the same family lived here for over 200-ish years. You can see the home and learn about the family life through the years.
Written August 29, 2019
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theis
Belfast, UK903 contributions
Ancient cruck frame house
Aug 2018 • Family
Visited after Downhill Demesne, this is a short drive away and has its own car park.

This is a well preserved thatched cottage, home of the Hezlett family for several generations before being acquired by the National Trust and is displayed as it would have been lived in by them.

It is an unusual property being a cruck frame construction. There is a lot of information throughout the property describing how it was used over the years and stories of family members.
Written August 26, 2018
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Ashley A
Lisbellaw, UK843 contributions
Very well preserved Thatched Cottage
Apr 2017 • Couples
This is a very well kept and preserved site. There's not much to see other than the house itself, but we got a 15 minute personal guided tour through the house and enjoyed the history and the background stories. It costs £5 to get in if you are not a National Trust Member so its quite expensive for the time spent there. However, all the rooms are well presented and give you the flavour of how life was played out in this cottage.
Written April 12, 2017
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Jacksfriend
7 contributions
Good for all the family
Jul 2016 • Family
Lots to do and see. The day we went there were animals to pet and feed, games and rides for the children and a tour of the house.
Written July 13, 2016
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Hibby922
Midlothian, TX457 contributions
House maintained to resemble life years ago
Jun 2016 • Couples
House with decorations of years past, the entry is with your ticket to the downhill area and worth a stop...just self tour through the house to see what life was like way back when
Written July 2, 2016
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Eaglehunter T
196 contributions
Leprechaun hunt
Mar 2016 • Family
Did the leprechaun hunt with wife and kids on st patricks day.staff very friendly and looked after kids well.house is small but very interesting.built in late 1600s.recommend if in area.its a national trust property so one has to pay to get in.roughly £4 for an adult. 17.3.16
Written March 17, 2016
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Starnurse2
Crowthorne, UK658 contributions
Well worth a visit
Aug 2015 • Friends
Fantastic House from 1691 in great condition - really interesting to see how life was in those days. The entry ticket covers Downhill Demense and Mussenden Temple too, so good value if not a member of the National Trust.
Written September 4, 2015
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Robert E
Barnstaple, UK7 contributions
A lovely Irish House
Aug 2015 • Family
The National Trust have maintained this building beautifully. The family history is superbly displayed. The guide on duty was very knowlegable and helpful
Written August 30, 2015
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