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34 reviews
Outside view of the property
Living room with wood burning stove
Sitting room with open fire
Main bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Kitchen
bathroom
Back of house including yard
The Mourne Mountains
Guests in the kitchen
Guests visiting Finnis Southerraine
James on the quad
Florence the donkey
Marty the bull
The cattle
Lagananny Dolman
Way to travel at Grove Fort
Over the Rib on a snowy day showing the potato drills from 'famine' fame
Scarva Canal walk,
Fort Road - Great place for a walk!
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Excellent - based on 34 reviews
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Janene101
Young, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Pleasant stay”
Reviewed 16 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Enjoyed our stay.....lovely, comfortable & clean. Fireword supplied each day for a cosy evening fire. County roads a little confusing, but we managed fine. Very scenic area. Cottage suited our needs, with a pleasant rural location was close to the event we were attending. Having access to WiFi was great.

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Management Response
16 Jul 2016
Thank you for your kind review. It is appreciated. Hope the competition goes well and you enjoy the remainder of your time in Ireland.

Annette
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holidayca...
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Beautiful, convenient location, lovely holiday home”
Reviewed 13 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Just arrived home from an enjoyable two weeks stay at Grove Fort. Annette and Ivan are very welcoming hosts and enjoyable company. The house was perfect for our three generation holiday and conveniently located for touring not only Ulster, but also Eire. The beautiful mountains of Mourne, seaside, and Belfast are within easy reach. The House is convenient for the shops, but situated in a lovely rural location. We enjoyed beautiful weather and would not hesitate to recommend this location and holiday home.

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Liked best: The beautiful countryside
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
14 Jun 2016
Thank you very much, Margaret and William, for taking the time to give us a review. It is very much appreciated and we really enjoyed having you.
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Donaghcloney
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Terrific house with great facilities in an idyllic location”
Reviewed 22 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed in the house along with extended family to attend a wedding locally. We were warmly welcomed by Annette and treated to lovely scones on arrival. The house is beautifully decorated and very spacious, yet very cosy. It was lovely to spend the evening catching up with family, whist sitting by the wood burning stove. The location is beautiful and it is the perfect family retreat. We've already booked the house again, but this time for a longer stay - we just didn't want to leave.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Mar 2016
Thank you very much for taking the time to give us a review. It is very much appreciated.
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Lisa G
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely Fabulous!”
Reviewed 27 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

This was an amazing place to stay. Close enough to shops and main roads but the perfect country escape. The house was very well equipped and plenty of space for our family. We especially loved the home made scones on arrival. We even managed to have a family get together and with 7 adults and 6 children there was plenty of space for us all!
We would recommend this for any family.
If travelling with children we would recommend W5 at the Odyssey in Belfast along with the Titanic Exhibition and for eating out The Plough in Hillsborough.

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Liked best: Everthing was superb
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
28 Aug 2015
Thank you very much for for taking the time and effort to write us that lovely review. It is very much appreciated. Hopefully see you and your family again in the future
Kind Regards
Ivan & Annette
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nicholas...
Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“PERFECT FAMILY REUNION”
Reviewed 4 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

we recently stayed at grove fort for a 3 night break
it was very clean and very spacious 3 good sized double rooms wit the extra flexibility of 2 x sofa beds. 2 living rooms with free wi fi, 2 bathrooms and a well equipped kitchen.
Grove fort is set in the lovely rolling co down countryside so a car is essential.
Annette our host [lives next door] greeted us on arrival showed us around to familiarise us we were then just left to enjoy our stay
there were 7 of us in total [a extended family group] + our dog all loved the place
nice extras included home baked scones and jam
would recommend to anyone
thanks for a lovely stay
nick

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Howard R
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
“Absolutely fantastic, very welcoming and personable host..”
Reviewed 27 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

I stayed here with a group of 6 for part of a tour of N.I.

I can't rate the accommodation highly enough, we were greeted by Annette with homemade mini fruit scones and shown around the house.

Very spacious, warm, comfortable house with great facilities and comfortable beds!

Thanks so much for having us, I will most definitely be back.

All the best,

Howard

Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
28 Jul 2015
“Thank you for leaving such lovely comments. We’re glad that you enjoyed your stay and will look forward to seeing you again”.
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Fudge777
South Molton, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful Family Holiday”
Reviewed 19 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We stayed at this lovely cottage for 5 nights in June and were really impressed with the facilities and how friendly and helpful Annette and Ivan were. When we arrived we were greeted by Annette and Ivan and they told us to let them know if we needed anything. We went in to find tea, coffee, homemade scones and jam, a very pleasant surprise. As we had been driving all day we wanted to go somewhere for some food so we asked Ivan and Annette where would be good and they told us and gave us directions. We also needed a travel cot for our youngest and a stair gate which they very kindly arranged for us while we went out for tea then when we arrived back it was all ready for us. We all slept very well, the bed was very comfortable and we loved the location of the cottage as it was ideally situated for us to visit our family and close to the Mourne Mountains with great views. We always enjoyed returning after a long day out. The wood burner was all ready to light, although we didn’t need to as the weather was so good. The cottage also has central heating which was good in the mornings and we always had a hot shower. There is everything you need in the kitchen and even a washing machine, a real home from home. Thank you to Ivan and Annette for making our stay so lovely.

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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