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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Hillsborough, County Down, Northern Ireland

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caroline...
1 review
“Hoilday”
Reviewed 9 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Had a lovely stay at gate lodge , very clean beautiful views , Will be back soon hopefully in October for a weekend, thanks to Esther for all her advise where to visit x

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Management Response
10 Jul 2017
Please bring your lovely family back again Caroline.
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chaffe201...
Surrey, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Wonderful stay”
Reviewed 17 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Second visit to Scionhill Gatelodge, nothing has changed it's still excellent, perfect location for the exploration of County Down, with good links to wider areas of the country.
Restful and peaceful break, everything you need is provided by the owners, but you will need a car.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Nov 2016
Thank you. We always strive to provide a perfect location in County Down. There are lots of interesting things to do.
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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 5 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

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Liked best: All of it...
Liked least: Nothing to dislike.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Nov 2016
Thank you Bev.
I am glad you had a great time. Please come again!
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Claire G
1 review
“Perfect”
Reviewed 7 August 2016 for a stay in July 2016

Wonderful stay in a charming lodge.
Very child friendly, our toddler loved it.
A lovely quiet location with stunning views. A very relaxing spot, but close enough to lots of places to explore.

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Down2Expl...
1 review
“Ticked all the boxes for our accommodation requirements.”
Reviewed 16 July 2016 for a stay in July 2016

We needed dog friendly property with ground floor bedrooms near Hillsborough where our daughter lives. The Gatehouse provided this and a good base to explore County Down, Strangford Lough and adjoining areas. Recommended for a quiet rural location responsibly close to Belfast and it's attractions

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
17 Jul 2016
Thank you Melvin. We try to tick all boxes for our guests!
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D00lah
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wedding visit”
Reviewed 2 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

The Gate Lodge is unique - a scenic rural location, with excellent facilities and tasteful décor. we loved the views, comfortable furniture, and the watercolours on the walls.
A good centre for visiting County Down, although it takes a while to drive anywhere.
We enjoyed visiting National Trust properties, and Strangford Lough. The highlight of our stay was a wedding in Hillsborough Castle - an amazing experience!

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: lack of information on rubbish/ recycling collection day
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with disabilities Older travelers
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Management Response
2 May 2016
Thank you Julia. We enjoy collecting watercolours of Irish scenery - some are quite old.
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dine60201...
Preston, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Homely, comfortable and relaxing hideaway.”
Reviewed 10 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
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We were well looked after by the owner Esther, especially during a short power cut! The bedrooms had excellent storage and comfortable beds. The bathrooms were modern and clean and there was a very useful utility room. The lounge was cosy, especially with the log burner and had lovely countryside views. The location seemed a bit remote at first but once we discovered the shortest route to family it was fine, despite horrendous travelling conditions at times due to gales and flooding!!
Overall the best thing for us was being able to return to a quiet,comfortable cottage after busy days with the family. The only downside was the lack of kitchen utensils, oven trays and smaller pans.

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Liked best: Homely comfort
Liked least: Lack of kitchen utensils
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
27 Mar 2016
We have taken note, and added to the assortment of kitchen gadgets and utensils. Glad you and your young family enjoyed your stay in historic Scion Hill Gatelodge.
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