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Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6.

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
3 nights minimum
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Grove Fort is a 4 Star Tourist rated accommodation. The owners have a Green Tourism Silver Award, World Host Training Certification and more recently Good To Go qualification, which shows that the property cleaning standards are up to speed with Covid cleaning recommendations. The house is a two storied restored farmhouse on a working farm in the Dromara Hills. While it is quiet, rural, and away from it all, it is ideally suited for easy access to most of Northern Ireland and some of the North Dublin area of the South. It is situated at the edge of the proposed Mourne National Park Area, an area of outstanding natural beauty, much loved by cyclists and walkers. A car is recommended to get there as public transport is limited to school buses. There are 2 reception rooms, a well-equipped kit...Grove Fort is a 4 Star Tourist rated accommodation. The owners have a Green Tourism Silver Award, World Host Training Certification and more recently Good To Go qualification, which shows that the property cleaning standards are up to speed with Covid cleaning recommendations. The house is a two storied restored farmhouse on a working farm in the Dromara Hills. While it is quiet, rural, and away from it all, it is ideally suited for easy access to most of Northern Ireland and some of the North Dublin area of the South. It is situated at the edge of the proposed Mourne National Park Area, an area of outstanding natural beauty, much loved by cyclists and walkers. A car is recommended to get there as public transport is limited to school buses. There are 2 reception rooms, a well-equipped kitchen/dining area including an open fire and coal-burning stove and shower/toilet on the ground floor with limited disability access. The first floor has 3 bedrooms and a bathroom/shower room. Central heating and double glazing throughout, ample off road parking. It is 4 miles from the village of Dromara and 6 miles from the historic town of Dromore. Ballynahinch, Banbridge, Hillsborough, Castlewellan, Rathfriland, Lisburn, and Newcastle are within 9-12 miles. Belfast is about 20 miles away and Dublin can be reached in a little over an hour. Castlewellan Forest Park with its beautiful castle and lake is 9 miles away and beautiful Tollymore Forest Park at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, where they 'sweep down to the sea' is 12 miles away. Murlough Nature Reserve is an ideal place for a walk to the sea, is also near Newcastle. Slieve Croob where the river Lagan rises can be climbed and the Finnis Souterraine and Legananny Dolmen are within 2 miles of Grove Fort. The owners Ivan and Annette Rankin live next door and are on hand to help with any difficulties, to provide flexible check-in and out facilities, and to advise on travel, etc. A Lock-Box has been installed since the Covid Pandemic to facilitate Social Distancing. A welcome pack including tea, coffee, milk, butter, and homemade scones and jam is provided and a travel cot, highchair, etc for a baby can be provided if requested. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Upon arrival the visitors must supply full name, permanent address and nationality of each person using the sleeping accommodation in accordance with The Tourism (Northern Ireland) Order 1992 Article 24 (3)
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Annette R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
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Reviewed August 25, 2020

What a beautiful home & area with the kindest, down to earth hosts We had 3 teenage daughters with us and 2 large borer collie dogs - all made very welcome, and all enjoyed every minute of their stay as did my husband and I...More

Date of stay: August 2020
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Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2021

Thanks very much for your lovely review! Very much appreciated!

Reviewed July 25, 2020

The property was in a lovely location both spacious and immaculately clean . Convenient to local attractions a perfect place to get away from it all.

Date of stay: July 2020
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Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2021

Thank you for your kind review! Much appreciated!

Reviewed August 14, 2019

We arrived and from the outset could see that everything was as we needed it to be. Extremely friendly welcome from Annette, and nothing was too much trouble. Accommodation is very comfortable, everything we needed was there. Will stay here again for sure, and highly...More

Date of stay: August 2019
Thank Colin G
Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2019

Thank you Colin for your very kind review. It is much appreciated and we enjoyed having you. Thank you for your care of the property. We would love to have you come again.

Reviewed May 31, 2019

The cottage was located about 4 miles from dromara on a farm. Formats has 2 restaurants and a couple of takeaways. Annette recommended another restaurant a couple of miles from the property can't remember the name but it was really lovely. We did all the...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review. We appreciate it! Enjoyed having you!

Reviewed April 26, 2019

Our party of 3 adults and 2 teenagers stayed 5 nights in this beautifully decorated farmhouse and it was plenty big enough for us all to have our own space. It's position makes it ideal for exploring all areas, we visited Dublin, Belfast, Newcastle, Bangor,...More

Date of stay: April 2019
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Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate it very much and we enjoyed having you. You are very welcome back.

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Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our holiday at your cottage. We will be coming again soon hopefully. Everything there was just perfect and very quiet and peaceful. Brilliant

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Tracy M
Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Thanks Tracy and Darryl much appreciated! Annette

Reviewed March 29, 2019 via mobile

The cottage is so comfortable and home from home. Thoroughly clean through out too. We really enjoyed our holiday there and will go there every year. Thank you

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Tracy M
Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2019

Thank you very much for your review Tracy and Darry. Very much appreciated. Ivan and Annette.

Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We stayed at Grove Fort in the summer and had such a nice trip we booked while we were there for a pre Christmas family visit. The cottage is very clean, comfortable and spacious. Annette and Ivan are very welcoming (even providing home made scones...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded December 25, 2018

Thank you Elizabeth for your kind review, it was great to have you stay!

Reviewed October 27, 2018 via mobile

This is our 2nd stay here and we just love it. Immaculately clean very cosy and annette and ivan are very friendly. We are comimg back soon. Highly reccommend. Thanks again X

Date of stay: October 2018
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Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded October 28, 2018

Thank you Sheryl for taking the time to give us a review. It is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. Annette and Ivan.

Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our weekend at Grove fort. The house was lovely and spacious with everything you need provided. Very friendly hosts too. We will be back!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Amanda H
Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2018

Thank you Amanda. You will be very welcome!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Alarm Clock
Grill
Books
Central Heating
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Playground
Private Yard
Secure Parking
Shared Yard
Stove
Swingset
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
VCR
Washer
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighborhood
Grove Fort farm is situated in mid to south Down in the rolling Dromara Hills on the edge of the Proposed National Park incorporating the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The source of the Lagan is just a couple of miles away in Slieve Croob Scenic Loop, as is Finnis Souterrain / Binder's Cove and the famous Legananny Dolman. The beautiful scenic drive over the 'Rib' or the 'Windy Gap' will take you to Castlewellan or Newcastle in 20 minutes by car (where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea!) slightly longer if you cycle or the top of the Rib, which is 2 miles away, on a clear day it is possible to see 5 of Northern Ireland's 6 Counties. The main Dublin / Belfast road is just 6 miles away at Dromore; Belfast can be reached by car in 40 minutes, Dublin in 90 minutes...
Getting around
As previously stated we are quite rural so driving is the easiest way to get around. Trips to Giants Causeway, Game of Thrones sights and a few other places can be booked for guests but they would have to drive to, for example, Belfast to access these trips.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6.

  • Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6. is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

  • Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6. has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

  • Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6. has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

  • Stays at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6. must last at least 3 nights. See all property details.