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Grove Fort
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Excellent
15 reviews
Grove Fort
Main bedroom
Bedroom 2
sitting room
Kitchen
Twin bedroom
Living room
Upstairs bathroom
Backyard with ample parking
Christmas!
Guests!
Laganny Dolmen, Local attraction
Marty, the bull!
Cattle
Guests at Finnis Souterraine- Underground man made caves 1 mile from house
Snow on Slieve Croob showing the potato drills of yesteryear
Pony and trap, local enthusiasts!
Local lad helping on the farm!
More Christmas pics!
View of Grove Fort from our garden
More seasonal pictures.
Dromara hills
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Farmhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dromara, County Down, Northern Ireland

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608beth
Cambridge, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A great place for us to stay”
Reviewed May 21, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

A perfect place for us to stay. It has two lounges and all the facilities we needed. Perfect for a young baby too. Surrounded by beautiful countryside and convenient for touring.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 4, 2018
Thank you very much for your kind review! It is very much appreciated.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
L Q
Donaghcloney
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Simply wonderful!”
Reviewed February 14, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Our family had a fantastic stay over Christmas. The house was perfect for all the family to celebrate together and the stay was made all the better by Annette and Ivan's warm welcome. We wanted for absolutely nothing - we had lovely scones on arrival, plenty of wood for the fire and even the beds were made up with cosy hot water bottles to keep us warm. The location is outstanding - surrounded by beautiful countryside and so close to Castlewellan, the Mournes and Newcastle. We're already planning our next stay.

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Management Response
Feb 15, 2017
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. It is very much appreciated. Must say you were perfect guests.
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Eileen D
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing Break”
Reviewed July 25, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

If you're looking for somewhere to get it away from it all, then look no further. We have just returned from the most amazing week in Dromara. The cottage is out of this world and everything is there to cater for your stay. Pity the weather wasn't bad enough to try out the log burner!! Ivan and Annette are the loveliest hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. We absolutely loved the peace and quiet of the countryside, but if that's not your thing, then don't worry, because Dromara is within easy travelling distance for shops, restaurants, etc.

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Liked best: The peace and tranquility.
Liked least: Our stay wasn't long enough. Can't wait to go back.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Jul 27, 2016
Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is very much appreciated!
We really enjoyed having you as our guests.
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Leona822
Ripon, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect location and lovely people”
Reviewed May 15, 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Had a bit of a hiccup with trip advisor regarding booking, however Annette was extremely accommodating and let us stay for just the two nights we had left in Ireland, even bringing us some homemade scones!!! A beautiful house and extremely beautiful location, so much so that we are considering moving there!!! Will definitely be back possibly whilst we look for somewhere to live!!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 17, 2016
Thanks L for taking the time to give us a review. It is very much appreciated! Annette & Ivan
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Sharon L
1 review
“Absolutely Beautiful...”
Reviewed January 3, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Myself,Husband and 2 kids aged 4 and 8 all stayed in this cottage to bring the new year in. So 31/12/15 to 2/1/16.. We were welcomed so nicely by Annette and her husband Ivan. Annet even had us freshly baked scones with jam for our arrival.. As soon as we stepped into the cottage we fell in love. There were 2 sitting rooms, 2 bathrooms,open plan kitchen, 3 bedrooms that sleeps
up to 6 people... The highlight of our stay was the log burning stove. We had it burning at night all
cosied up spending some qualtiy time with our family.. Just like youd see in the movies. .My 2 daughters havent stopped talking about it we are now arranging dates to go back. Theyve named it There Wee Cottage. Lol
.We done a large food shop to bring with us so we didnt have to step over the door every last thing you need is there. It was just perfect..

Cant wait to return!!!. Excellent break away.. Memories to cherrish.

Thank you Annet & Ivan
Xxx

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 5, 2016
Thank you very much for that lovely review. Loved having you to stay!
Best wishes Annette
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Doug S
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Pleasant place to stay in the middle of Co Down.”
Reviewed November 1, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

Myself and 5 others just returned from an enjoyable weekend in Annette and Ivan Rankin's farmhouse near Dromara Co Down. The house was clean, tastefully decorated and well equipped. It turn out to be an excellent place for country walks and impressive views from the top of near by Slieve Croob. I recommend it for anyone looking for a country get-a-way at a very reasonable price. Thank you Annette and Ivan for your warm hospitality and providing for the little things that we forgot!

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Liked best: Two living rooms with fire palces in each
Liked least: Dining area was a bit small
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
Nov 2, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We appreciate it very much.
Annette & Ivan.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 26, 2015 for a stay in October 2015

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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
Oct 27, 2015
Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. It is very much appreciated. Enjoyed having you as guests.
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