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“Wonderful peaceful setting to relax.”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland

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932george...
County Londonderry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful peaceful setting to relax.”
Reviewed 6 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

This is a great place to stay for a relaxing break. The setting is beautiful, nestled in mature trees and rolling hills. Just a few minutes drive from Dromara village so you have a restaurant, Chip Shop and mini supermarket close by.

You do need a car to explore the surrounding attractions but within a 10-20 mile radius you have lots to see and do.

The gatelodge itself was spotlessly clear (a must for me) and well appointed with 3 TV's etc, even a wet-room with walk in shower. All the furnishing where very comfortable and in keeping with the Gatelodge. The owner was a delight to work with and very helpful.

Do yourself a favour skip the beach resorts for a few days and slip into an oasis of refreshing tranquility in the Co Down hillside.......

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Liked best: Setting
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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hannrg92
Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Perfect”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

We stayed in scionhill gatelodge in June 2014 and had the most wonderful time, it was exactly whatvwe were looking for a beautiful and quiet location in the green hills of Ireland, everything was as described, it was clean and had everything we could have wanted; washing machine, dryer, fully equipped kitchen and more. Absolutely perfect. Would recommend to anyone wanting to visit Ireland. Thank you to Esther and her daughter for making us feel so welcome and to they're very cute dogs!

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Jacksdog
Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
“An enjoyable experience”
Reviewed 28 January 2014 for a stay in December 2013

Whilst the storms raged over Christmas 2013 we stayed warm, dry and cosy in this delightful gatehouse. Beautifully and stylishly decorated throughout it supplied all our needs. Centrally heated with the addition of a woodburner in the comfortable sitting room. A modern eat-in kitchen, two good sized bedrooms with extremely comfortable beds! and two well appointed bathrooms. The large utility room, housing a washing machine and tumble drier, was a saviour for all our wet walking boots and belongings.
Good base for exploring County Down, the coast and mountains and only a short drive from Belfast and the ferry.

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Liked best: The whole of the interior decoration and furnishings.
Liked least: the weather.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
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Saratoga, California
Reviewed 29 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

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Liked best: Comfort and size of the Gate House.
Liked least: Slightly difficult to find, initially. But once we knew where it was, it was fine.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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Cindy J
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic views, lovely modern comfortable accomadation”
Reviewed 26 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

This beautiful extend gatehouse,is only 3 miles from the dual carriage way,gaining easy access to all the major towns and city's . It only took us 20 minutes to get to Lisburn. 30 minutes to Belfast, and 15 to Banbridge .We stay in lots of rentals and this one is best of all. ...We would recommend this property. It's got a lovely walk in shower.a very easy to light wood burning stove.a great spacious equipped kitchen to cook and dine.and to sit in the lounge bay window over looking all the lovely country side was breathtaking. We are planning to deff go back soon.

Liked best: The property
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Sandy S
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
1 review
“Scionhill Gatelodge a home away from home”
Reviewed 28 January 2013 for a stay in May 2012

We Aussies found this lovely accommodation while planning to visit Ireland to see my fathers property in Fedney. The Gatelodge, tucked away among rolling hills with unbelievable views provided easy access to not only the property we were visiting but it was also a central point to take day trips to all the surrounding tourist destinations in County Down, visit relatives in Banbridge, attend a party in Belfast and even head south to Dublin. With all the amenities you could want and so beautifully appointed we found it a home away from home. On arrival at the lodge we were met and welcomed by a very friendly and helpful Esther, the owner, who made us feel like we were old friends rather than guests. Can't wait to return!

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Liked best: The charm of the house and the friendliness of Esther the owner.
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Eric B
Barendrecht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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Travelling group: Kleine kinderen
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Management Response
8 May 2016
Thank you Eric. Come again to beautiful County Down.
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