We spent a great week at the Glen Lodge, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The house is beautifully decorated, the breakfasts were delicious, and the owner is a joy! The town of Ballymoney is close enough to the coast that you can enjoy all there is to offer along this stunning part of Northern Ireland, and at the same time, there is a nice little town to enjoy away from crowds. Glen Lodge is easy to find, easy parking, spotlessly clean, and very comfy.
We stayed here our first night in Ireland because we wanted to see the Dark Hedges at dusk or early morning without mobs of tourists. We were arriving later than normal after a full day of sightseeing, and Barbara had a function that evening. She went out of her way to ask a friend to meet us when we arrived to check us in. We were fortunate to have such a helpful hostess and friend! Barbara met us the following morning and gave us lots of great tips for visiting the area. The room was cute, very homey, comfortable, and well-appointed. Everything in the room and en suite bathroom looked, felt, and smelled clean. The shower was a bit small, but we discovered that this is usually the case in Ireland / Northern Ireland, so it was like everywhere else we stayed. The bath towels were soft and absorbent. The breakfast was our first experience with a Full Irish, and we were delighted. Tasty, generous portions, and all served on delightful, beautiful China, Barbara's hearty, satisfying breakfast kept us fueled until evening. Two gentlemen at the next table explained that they have been coming here for years, a very good indication of the quality of Barbara's lodging. The only negative thing is something over which Barbara has no control: the noise from the street. Situated along a somewhat busy road, the traffic noise kept me awake until the wee hours. I took sleep aids and shut the window, which made it quieter but also stuffier and a bit warm. There is nothing anyone can do about traffic noise, so if your room is in the front, facing the road, you may want to consider taking sleep aids to help you drift off.…
Barbara is the hostess of this charming B & B. It is her own home and she has run it for 22 years. Filled with many treasures of a time gone by, it is a delightful place to spend time while travelling thru the beautiful Northern Ireland countryside. We were welcomed with a hot cup of tea or coffee and a platter full of freshly baked scones, cupcakes, muffins, squares, when we arrived. Barbara is full of information about the area which she readily shares. Her staff Rose, is also a delightful lady. The food was excellent. Our room was quiet and comfortable. I would recommend this B&B without hesitation.
Had a lovely over night stay here. We came up for a wedding and knew we would be out late. This wasn't an issue and we where greeted in the morning with a full fry up. Its a lovely very quaint rural home and was extremely welcoming.
Barbara was very helpful tea and cake when we got there even though we where early, rooms clean and tidy. The breakfast excellent and plenty of it .would stay hear again if we where in there area again well recommended many thanks Barbara.