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The Saddlers House and the Old Rectory
Ranked #20 of 43 Derry B&B and Inns
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killybegs
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“House of character and good taste.”
Reviewed October 10, 2012 via mobile

If you ever go to book this wonderful house only to discover it's booked out and Instead are offered it's sister house "the Merchant", be prepared to be equally impressed. Both are period townhouses that have been lovingly restored and maintained by husband and wife team, Joan & Peter Pine.

Rates are comparable if not better to the many knock down rates charged by conglomerate hotel chains in the city, £30 per person sharing. The breakfasts, however can not be compared as they stand alone, head and shoulders above any other offering in the north west of Ireland. Fresh home made yogurts & jams, croissants & breads, freshly baked, an Ulster Fry, freshly squeezed orange juice, I could go on but you get the picture. Joan and Peter are a delight to stay with, opening up both their homes to the outside world to share. I hope neither Joan or Peter intend to take early retirement from the hospitality business and deprive us of access to their wonderful houses.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Maidstone
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

Have stayed here several times down the years but despite that we are going to give an honest review. Unusually we are going to start with a minor beef. The television! Tiny, you need a pair of binoculars to watch it. That out of the way this is a brilliant place to stay. You could not come across a nicer, more helpful couple than Peter and Joan who own and operate the place. Excellent breakfast which you can enjoy in the company of the other guests who come from all around the globe including Italians, Spanish AND Americans.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

I have been there in april 2009. Though we booked no more than two hours before our arrival in Derry they managed to find a place for all seven of us.
Both the owners are very kind and helpful. He slept on the sofa to let me stay in his room! Sir, you're great!
I love houses that smell like old spirit :)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Saddlers House. Joan and Peter were very welcoming and gave us good information for seeing Derry and recommendations for dinner. The room was comfortable. Breakfast was excellent, featuring Joan's homemade yogurt. We especially enjoyed the sitting room with a computer for guests. The location is ideal. Highly recommended. We would gladly stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Israel
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Reviewed August 15, 2012

There was a lovely warm welcome by Joan. She immediately made us feel at home and although parking can be a bit problematic, it was sorted promptly. Special Victorian house - built circa 1870. Breakfast was full of home made goodies - yummy.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Stayed for one night and really enjoyed it. Joan and Peter were welcoming and gave us excellent advice on what to see in the city. Location is very handy for doing a wee circuit of the city and you ca walk to most of the places of interest in under 10 mins. Breakfast was extensive and tasty! The whole house was an beautiful place to stay for a night.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lebanon, New Jersey
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Reviewed July 20, 2012

Our host was very helpful in helping us find where to go and what to do. (more than any of our other hosts). Breakfast was the best - great berry jelly. Good breads too. Of course the bacon was - as always - great. Location is great - a couple blocks from main part of city and walls. Parking free right outside the door. Some road noise at night. Bathroom was very tight. Overall, very good experience.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Saddlers House and the Old Rectory

Property: The Saddlers House and the Old Rectory
Address: 36 Great James Street, Derry BT48 7DB, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Derry
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Ranked #20 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Derry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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The Saddlers House And The Old Rectory Hotel Derry
The Saddlers House And The Old Rectory Derry, Northern Ireland

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