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Sentry Hill Historic House
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Owner description: Sentry Hill is a 19th century Victorian farmhouse in the Parish of Carnmoney, County Antrim. The contents of this historic house in Northern Ireland provide a rare insight into life in rural Ulster during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Sentry Hill was the home of the McKinney family, who came to Ireland from Scotland in the early 1700s. Remarkably the contents of the house have survived almost intact. Family furniture, books, paintings, personal diaries, letters, photographs and souvenirs from trips abroad all help to tell the story of the McKinney's, recording life at Sentry Hill and its surrounding areas. Over the years many guests have been warmly received at Sentry Hill by the McKinney family. The last of the family may now be gone but their welcome remains and the door is now open for you. The venue is a popular place to see in Co Antrim, especially during European Heritage Open Days. You can dander down the path through the sheltering trees and step inside the snug old farmhouse. As you cross this threshold you will stand where the past shakes hands with the present. Sentry Hill offers an entertaining day out to visitors of all ages with facilities including guided tours, attractive gardens, a cafe, gift shop and picnic area.
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Sentry Hill is in a beautiful location. The house is small but it is set within beautiful gardens. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the tour of the house was very informative.

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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Got a tour of Sentry Hill, a historic farm house, today. Easy parking, tea room and good toilets. I was lucky to have a personal tour with the well informed and charming Nicola. She has a wealth of knowledge about the farm building, it's contents and the family who lived in it, as well as the local area. The garden is also impressive. Strongly recommend as an afternoon's pleasant visit.

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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Spent a couple of hours at Sentry Hill on 4th May with my Mother and my 18 year old son. We were most impressed. Greeted at the door by a lovely Lady who gave us our very own tour of the house, explaining the history of the family in a most professional manner. She knew so much about the house and family and spoke of all the different individuals as if she actually knew them, almost bringing them alive again. Really impressive. We sat in the sun enjoying a cup of tea and tray bakes and then enjoyed a stroll in the beautifully manicured gardens. On leaving we bought a book on the history of Sentry Hill which we are looking forward to reading at our leisure.

Thank Chefereeny
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This 19th centuary farmhouse was occoupied until very recently by the same family and has been left in tact. you feel as if they just moved out yesterday. It really bring history alive. there is even a short video inteview with the last member of the family to live there

Thank edelweiss64-12
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

The guides who worked in here really knew their stuff. They even handled a heckler at the back of our group very well!

Thank Heather220_1
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