Fabulous getaway from it all. It was Clean warm with all you could need in a self catering cottage with the added bonus of being situated right in the grounds of the forest. Even my son stayed off his phone while we were there. We were there during a stormy night so was lovely snuggling by the fire playing games and watching TV. We were able to bring our 2 dogs which was one the reasons we chose the cottage which was brilliant.
Brilliant new year break in superb accommodation and beautiful location. Lodge had everything we required and wood burning stove fire in lounge just made the perfect end to each evening
We stayed at Tollymore Gate Lodge for a lovely weekend in November. The cottage is beautiful, clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. We couldn't have chosen a better place for access for Tollymore.
The communication from the owners was brilliant, from the email before we arrived with helpful information and tips for our stay, to returning an item that we had managed to leave behind!
We will definitely be returning, and would highly recommend.
We stayed at Tollymore Gate Lodge the weekend 1-3 December 2017 and found it to be warm, charming and very inviting. It was comfortable and very well equipped right down to the varied selection of board games and books provided. It was spacious for a family of 4, with great decor in keeping with the age of the lodge. Even though it is situated at the edge of Tollymore Forest Park, it is in a private setting with ample parking for 2 vehicles and there is no noticeable disturbance/noise from visitors to the park or from passing traffic. The booking procedure was straightforward, even with a few last minute changes and the owners even arranged for the heating to be on in preparation of our arrival. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay (our dog included) and if you're looking for somewhere to relax and chill out in beautiful surroundings then Tollymore Gate Lodge comes highly recommended.
Ps the WiFi signal is great too!
We loved our stay at Tollymore gatelodge
As hard working mental health nurses it was the perfect place to relax .it felt familiar and like home .it proved to be warm and cosy ..had everything we needed and immaculately clean .
We hope to make it a yearly event ...if we can wait that long !
Our family absolutely loved the Gate Lodge and the autumnal delights of Tollymore forest. I've been trying to persuade my husband for years to buy a caravan so I could return to places such as Tollymore & Castlewellan to relive my childhood now with our own kids but there's no way that will happen now that we have explored the forest whilst living it up in the Lodge. The cottage is beautifully restored and maintained with a unique Gothic touch and lots of love and care. It was the perfect little house for our family of four and so nice to be right inside the forest park and have our little dog stay with us too. The house is tiled/wooden floored throughout so very dog friendly. The only thing I would say is, we couldn't get the outside lights to work at all (even after dancing under the sensors and re-trying the switches) so it was very dark coming home or when taking the dog out in the evenings and if your dog is small and likes to explore, you might want to bring a lead/spike to tie them in the garden as they can just run through the gate or the big hole in the hedge to the right of the gate, out into the forest park or even out onto the main road! There is also a small enclosed yard area behind the cottage but our lil' furry pal is only happy when he's free to potter with the kids so we tied him in the garden when they were playing! It also would have been good to know beforehand to bring some washing up liquid/cleaning utensils for the kitchen (we only noticed that after having already been to the shop and cooked dinner - doh! and the little general store in Bryansford is currently closed) However, we really appreciated being able to just purchase a bag of logs from your shed and the kids enjoyed collecting fire lighting sticks from the woods at the end of our walks. Please don't see any of these points as complaints, we aren't complaining we just didn't want to leave such notes in your visitors book. We loved your house, are thankful you have chosen to share it with others and would love to return again some time if you'll have us! x