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“Real Pot of Gold in the Emerald Isles”
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Dundrum House
Ranked #1 of 13 Armagh B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 13, 2013

It doesn't get as real as this for a true Irish experience. Dundrum house is a beautiful family run B&B which also serves as a working farm,  located in the heart of the countryside. Larry and Liz were more than accommodating hosts, showing us around their property and giving us an insight into their rich family history. From waking up to the natural morning aromas, to amazing views from our bedroom window overlooking the picturesque scenes of Ireland we were highly impressed with this remarkable and remote B&B.  Larry is a real laugh and shares true Irish charm with any traveler wanting to experience Ireland and its natural beauty. Warm and cosy rooms, excellent WIFI, a hearty Irish breakfast and the company of their dog Spot! We truly found the craic here! 

Liam & Hailee
Perth, Western Australia

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

My mother and I had the pleasure of being guests of Liz and Larry at their special home in the country. We were traveling Ireland by bus, and they were very accommodating, offering rides to and from Armagh City when they could. Otherwise, we took a taxi, which was quite reasonable at 8-10 quid. Liz and Larry are very gracious hosts, and they put a lot of care into making their guests feel comfortable, and the accommodations tidy. Staying at the Dundrum house felt like a very authentic experience in the unique culture and history of the area, thanks to the atmosphere and the host's deep family roots and willingness to share their stories and experience growing up there.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

My husband and I loved being in the country in a farm setting in a lovely restored house. The owners were very warm, offering us tea upon our arrival and eager to fill us in on the history of the area. The room and bath were clean; however, our only comment is that the bed was very uncomfortable. Other than that we enjoyed our stay and conversation with Liz and Larry and meeting their son.

Room Tip: wonderful setting in a lovely restored country mansion
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

We normally stay with family nearby,as Eamon was born and bred in the area,so our first time staying in accomodation.We couldn,t have chosen better.The views(looking towards Eamons home town of Keady) were beautiful,the horses,sheep and cattle a lovely addition to the experiance.We stayed in the self catering cottage, which was brilliant, everything we needed and more,Spot the dog a became a firm friend.Larry and Liz were lovely, as were their children,always found time for a chat.The whole place,including the farmyard! was beatifuly clean,the house is stunning.We will definately go back to Dundrum House.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 16, 2013

I was specifically looking for a farm holiday and discovered Dundrum House by chance on the internet. The website and trip advisor reviews were convincing enough to make me want to book but the phone conversation I had with Larry sealed the deal. He was so friendly and helpful that I sensed he would do anything to ensure we had a wonderful stay and that turned out to be the case.

Location-wise, Dundrum House is situated a few miles outside Armagh city and is a beautiful 300 year old property surrounded by mature trees and with sheep on the front lawn!

We were greeted by Spot , the sheepdog, then Liz, Larrys wife, who made us feel immediately at home. We were shown the lovely sitting room and dining room before going up the fine central staircase and given our choice of rooms.

Our 4 year old daughter chose a family room overlooking the yard as it had 2 double beds which were especially good for bouncing on! We could have had a bright front room with 3 single beds and stunning views over the country side. The other front room had a double bed and was also bright and beautifully decorated. All rooms had a good sized ensuite with shower, plus television and hairdryer.

We wanted to eat locally so a pub/restaurant called Basil Shiels was recommended and better still, it was within walking distance! My Husband, daughter and myself strolled down, accompanied part way by spot and his close friend Scooby, much to our daughters delight.

After an enjoyable dinner, we walked back and on our way, met Larry who later joined us in the sitting room and regaled us with stories about farming life, local history and the back story behind Dundrum House. All fascinating stuff.

He then offered to take us around the country to see his land and cattle which is what we did the next day, after enjoying Liz's delicious breakfast. (Perfect fried eggs every time!)

We spent a few very happy hours crossing fields in borrowed wellington boots and again the stories just kept coming.

We had timed our stay to coincide with European Heritage Weekend, so in the afternoon, my family and I visited several historic buildings and sites but the morning with Larry was definitely the best part of the day.

Larry, Liz and family live in the house but we were welcome to come and go as we pleased through their own kitchen and living room. In fact, it was difficult keeping our daughter away from their part of the house!

We stayed for two nights but were so relaxed that it felt like more like a week. There was no set check out time so we had a leisurely morning chatting with everyone, taking photos and having a last look around. When we did eventually leave, it felt like we were saying goodbye to family.

We enjoyed ourselves to much that we were almost tempted to return the following weekend - seriously!

Once word gets out, rooms may not be so readily available so book now to avoid disappointment!

Room Tip: The two front rooms are bright, beautifully decorated and have stunning views.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

Thank you Liz and Larry. I think this was my favorite B and B on our trip. We were greeted by Liz who showed us in and helped up to get settled. That was followed by tea and scones with Larry who is truly welcoming and funny. Larry gave us some history, tips, and jokes before we went on our way to explore.

Larry and Liz's daughter was kind enough to do our laundry, for a very small fee, and did a great job.

These folks made us feel very welcome and I can't wait to make it back.

Follow their recommendations for dinner--Basil Sheil's is wonderful.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stayed at Dundrum House in 2008 on a "roots" visit to nearby Granemore. I will not repeat all the accolades which precede this review as they all reflect the quality of this property and, more importantly, the hospitality of Larry and Liz.

This time we stayed in the cottage, a three room extension to the main house. It's a great option which offers 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths (including one with a tub), well appointed kitchen and sitting area. This is perfect if you're traveling with family and are on an extended stay. It looks plain from the outside but is freshly renovated inside.

I cannot say enough about our stay. My daughter was fascinated with the working farm that surrounds the property. Larry took us on a tour. Any more "hand on" and we'd have to get our Wellies on.

Don't miss this if your staying in the lovely rolling hills of South Armagh.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Dundrum House

Address: Dundrum Road | Tassagh, Armagh BT60 2NG, Northern Ireland
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Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Armagh > Armagh
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Armagh
Price Range: $92 - $116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dundrum House 2.5*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy a stay in this early 18th century country manor, set on an 80 acre beef and sheep farm. Recently restored to it's former glory, with many classic Georgian features.6 miles from Armagh City and 2 miles from local town, Keady.Tea/coffee on arrival. Wheelchair user friendly. Free internet access.Free private car parking. Ideally located as a base for visitors to discover the north, including the Giant's Causeway. ... more   less 
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