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Drumcovitt House
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15 reviews
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“Home from home”
Reviewed May 16, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Foyle cottage for a week in May. It was just perfect - cosy and comfortable, and the log burning stove was much appreciated given the cooler weather. The owners, Chris and Sarah, were welcoming and helpful. Sarah had provided a welcome pack of bread, butter, biscuits, jam, tea, coffee and milk or we could have arranged a Tesco home delivery prior to our arrival. Drumcovitt is ideally situated for visiting most of Northern Ireland - we travelled in all directions, even exploring the beautiful Co Donegal in The Republic. The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed, even down to providing cling film, foil and washing powder - a bonus when flying with only limited baggage allowance. What more can I say? Just perfect! Thank you for everything Chris and Sarah!

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 20, 2011

Stayed here for 5 nights with husband and 2 dogs in Faughan Cottage. It was good to be able to book by the day rather than a whole week, which would have been an expensive waste, and to be able to bring the dogs at no extra cost. Our cottage- one of 3 in the old outbuildings of a beautiful manor house- had an open plan living area downstairs, with a small but well equiped kitchen area, dining table, and lounge with 2 comfortable settees and a log burner with plentiful supply of free logs. In the hall under the stairs they even managed to fit in a washer drier and fridge freezer. Upstairs were a bathroom with shower over, a twin bedroom, and double with en-suite shower. Both bedrooms were well decorated, with suffficient wardrobe space and chests of drawers. My only complaint was that the mattreses were rather thin- with everything else in the cottage being good quality it seemed a shame to have cheap mattresses.
40u of electricity were provided free, and we didn't need to top it up. All bedding and towels were also provided, and a lovely welcome pack of bread butter jam and milk tea and coffee.We were welcomed by the friendly owner who helpfully showed us how everything worked.
Our cottage was the only one of the three that that had a door on to the courtyard where the cars are parked, and on to the gardens. We found that very useful with the dogs, and I would think families with children would like this feature too. You are allowed free access to all of the extensive gardens, and maps are provided of walks over the larger estate. Sadly we weren't able to do much walking- being Ireland it rained every day, so it was too muddy
As well as the usual North Antrim coast sights we would highly recommend the Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh- a very interesting way to stay out of the rain!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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drumc0vitt, Owner at Drumcovitt House, responded to this review, October 13, 2011
Thank you for taking the comment on your recent stay with us, your positive comments are greatly appreciated as we seek to ensure that everyone who stays in our cottages has an enjoyable and comfortable experience. Although I’m afraid we can’t do much about the weather (if only!), we were disappointed to read your comments regarding the quality of the mattress in the cottage and the impact this had on your stay. Each year we reinvest in new equipment for the cottages, including mattresses, and while we haven’t received any other complaints about the mattresses we use, we do welcome feedback and recognise that ‘comfort’ is very personal to each individual. We would like to have had the opportunity to resolve this problem during your stay as we could have offered an alternative mattress that we hope would have addressed the problem. We hope that you will choose to revisit us at some point so that we can earn a 5 star review! Thanks again for your comments.
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south cave
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

We had a week's stay in the delightful Foyle Cottage which was perfect for us. We had two teenagers and a toddler with us and all were happy. The garden's delightful, the cottage has a homely feel to it with everything we could need. My husband particularly liked the wood burning stove and the ample supply of logs across the yard. The rooms were all clean and appropriately furnished with plenty of storage and a well-resourced kitchen. The family who own the cottages were very welcoming and friendly and were more like neighbours. We were in the area to watch a football tournament based around Derry so we travelled to various locations in the area. We also visited places such as the Giant's Causeway, Portrush and Benone beach; all are within a reasonable drive of Drumcovitt House. It was always nice to return to the cottage for a peaceful evening. The countryside is beautiful and we are looking for an excuse to return some time in the future. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Co.Down
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Reviewed April 6, 2010

We stayed in Roe Loft for 3 nights at the end of March. We were warmly welcomed by Sarah and the dogs - I am a bit nervous of dogs but they were lovely friendly tail wagging pets! We were visiting relations in the area so were not around the farm much but we did walk up to the "glen" and made friends with the sheep and wee lambs. The setting of the house is beautiful and from Roe we could watch the birds and rabbits and the snow falling! We had a quite exciting stay really with blizzard conditions on one of the days. The power was off next morning and Sarah appeared with a flask of boiling water for our morning tea! The apartment is warm, comfortable and peaceful and has every thing you need including tea, coffee, washing up liquid etc. You just need to bring yourselves! The bread, milk, butter, jam that Sarah provided was very welcome and a nice touch. All in all a great place to stay. We would definitely return and have already recommended it to friends.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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california
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed August 13, 2009

We were in Northern Ireland visiting family, and found Drumcovitt House online. The estate itself is very big and very old. The grounds are lovely, and I am told by locals that many go there to have their wedding pictures taken. In back of the main house, which is now only for the family who operates the self-catering cottages, there is a converted stable with three "cottages", basically apartments. We stayed in Roe Loft which was the last of the three and the most private. You walk in to an entryway and there's a half bath and a washer/dryer on that floor. Then you go upstairs and there is a full bath, two bedrooms and a kitchen/living area. We had everything we needed and more. They loaned us a laptop and we had free wireless access. There is a nice flat screen tv with cable tv. Our hosts had tea, bread, homemade jam and cookies for us when we arrived...much appreciated! It was so quiet and beautiful there. The birds sing and the flowers bloom.We felt ourselves just relaxing and enjoying our time.
My husband and sons did some hiking right there on the estate. There is lots of natural beauty, and we were able to get to the Antrim Coast and do a great day trip from Drumcovitt by car. We went to Portrush for late breakfast, then Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway, and finally Bushmill's Whiskey - all in one day! Made it back to Drumcovitt in time for our evening meal.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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Berkshire
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Reviewed September 17, 2008

Stayed at this beautiful farmhouse for a few days to explore the sites of the north west of Northern Ireland. I stayed in a self-catering unit in converted farm buildings. Had a great welcome on arrival and was shown round the flat and explained all the essentials. I was only there three nights, but the owners had been kind to provide me with a loaf, a pint of milk, some butter and some raspberry jam. Tea, coffee and sugar were all provided as well, meaning there was no need to buy this during the few days I was there - not something I've seen many self-catering place do for you. The fact I could also stay a few days, as opposed to a full week, was a big bonus as well. Well worth staying here and good value.

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled solo
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Wiesbaden, Germany
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 14, 2008

We stayed in two of the self catering apartments (Faughan and Foyle) at Drumcovitt house over a long weekend. There were 11 of us total (7 of them kids ranging from age 4-13). The apartments were exceptionally clean, the fireplace made it extra cozy, and the hosts, Chris and Sarah, were extremely friendly and helpful. The kids loved the dogs and the playroom with the table tennis. Chris directed us to a great pub called John T's, (in Dungiven I think- about 10 minutes away) where we had great food (large quantities of it), and friendly service. A very kid friendly establishment. The grocery in Feeny is less than 5 minutes away and has everything you'll need to stock your kitchen during your stay.

Feeny is a pleasant drive to the Bushmill's area (about an hour away) where we visited the distillery and of course the amazing Giant's Causeway. A definite must see if you are in the area.
We did not have the opportunity to explore the farm much as it was late November and rainy. Should we find ourselves in the area again, we will definitely stay at Drumcovitt House.

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Property: Drumcovitt House
Address: 704 Feeny Road, Feeny BT47 4SU, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Londonderry > Feeny
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Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Feeny
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 3
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Award winning Georgian B&B and self-catering cottages located in the Sperrin Mountains in northwest Northern Ireland. ... more   less 

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