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“Gate Lodge with a great view”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Sukisuix
Larne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gate Lodge with a great view”
Reviewed August 2, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is a great Gate Lodge to stay in. With plenty of history. It is on the level, which suited me being partially disabled. The two bedrooms are large doubles, with comfortable beds. The sitting room was cosy, with settee and two recliners.

Outside there is a small garden. With picnic table abd chairs. A couple of sunchairs in the shed. A lovely place to sit, relax and read a book.

Staying here means you are only a couple minutes walk down into the forest. Also it is very close to places to start your walks up the mountains.

One thing is the turn into the drivewayis narrow. Just be careful.

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Management Response
Jun 5, 2017
Thanks for your lovely review. Yes, the entry is indeed a bit narrower than we would like - it's a test of the old driving skills. Glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Stuart L
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely cottage”
Reviewed July 31, 2015 for a stay in July 2015

This is a perfect cottage to stay in. The people who run it are great to deal with. We stayed for 5 nights 2 adults, 2 kids under 4 and a dog and had 2/3 days for bad weather but it didn't stop us getting out and about.

Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2015
I'm glad we were good to deal with :) All joking aside, having a holiday should be enjoyable and not stressful and I'm glad we were able to meet those expectations. Thanks for staying.
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Ronnie D
Armagh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great wee cottage, You wont find better!”
Reviewed July 14, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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person found this review helpful

This was our second time staying in the cottage and it was every bit as good this time as the last! It is clean as a whistle, extremely homely and the views are as good as it gets! I would strongly recommend this cottage to anyone.

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Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2015
We love repeat visitors because that speaks for itself! You're welcome again anytime.
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lorna e
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“great wee cottage”
Reviewed June 20, 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed a week ,and loved the cottage inside the gates of Tollymore Forest Park. We had our dog with us which had a great time in the river a walks. The cottage has a run and kennel down the back. We will book again . The views of the mountain every morning. Great.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2015
Glad the dog enjoyed it :) - it really is a gem of a place - looking forward to having you back.
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Margaret...
Droitwich, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely peaceful cottage with everything you need and more”
Reviewed June 15, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
1
person found this review helpful

We can't speak highly enough about the whole experience. High standards throughout . Slight hiccup with heating rectified immediately. Location is beautiful with easy access to all amenities.

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2015
Sorry about the heating hiccup and glad we could sort it out straight away. Thanks for your understanding.
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tomtomsur...
Hampshire, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Homely cottage in awe-inspiring location”
Reviewed May 28, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Clean, cosy, warm accommodation, comfortably furnished with many inviting, personal touches. Located just inside Tollymore Forest Park with its numerous walking trails through this magical kingdom. Glorious views of the mountains of Mourne and within 5 minutes drive of the sea, shops, pubs & restaurants at Newcastle. The local people are especially welcoming. I recommend crossing the Irish Sea to discover the hidden gems of Northern Ireland.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Internet access was weak & intermittent
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2015
Thank you - much appreciated.
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DavidSBea...
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Return Visit - As good as the first time!”
Reviewed May 25, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Back again following a previous visit in June 2014. Can not recommend highly enough, excellent location for walks and exploring the surrounding area. Our Beagle Bobby settled back into the gate lodge as if it was his second home. Everything you could ask for in the accommodation.
I would suggest you find a new hiding place for your Toblerones though as they were quickly sniffed out by Bobby lol - they were untouched and moved to safety, before a midnight feast was had!!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 21, 2015
Glad you found it comfortable - we have tried to make it a place we want to stay in ourselves - though it's so busy, we seldom get the chance :) Hope to see you again.
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