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“Prehen house, grounds and cottage”
Review of Prehen House

Prehen House
Ranked #43 of 137 things to do in Derry
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Owner description: Prehen House is one of the North West’s most historic buildings. Situated next to the famous woods, it commands stunning views of Derry, the river Foyle and the hills beyond.Prehen is intimately linked with the history of Derry. Records reveal that it was inhabited by 1640; in 1738 the Knox family began their great association with Prehen when Andrew Knox, the MP for Donegal married Honoria Tomkins, the Prehen heiress.In Victorian times the colourful Colonel George Knox was one of Derry’s most eminent figures. But with World War I looming his grandson Baron George Carl Otto Louis von Scheffler Knox was put under house arrest. Soon after the 3,641 acre estate was seized as ‘enemy property’.Happily, the house was brought back into another branch of the Knox family and today the North West has a wonderful heirloom forever linked with the history of the City
Reviewed 13 July 2014

My friends and I spent a week here, just gone, and had a wonderful time relaxing and having fun. We had a tour of the house whilst we were there which was fascinating. Highly recommend to anyone. Colin is a great host!

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Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

My friends and I recently stayed in the cottage in the grounds of Prehen House which was lovely. We went on the tour which was interesting! Thank you Colin!

2  Thank chartail
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Stayed here recently as the owner Colin has recently been granted B&B status. It was a magical night and very different to staying in an atmosphereless hotel room. Slept in a wonderful four poster bed but did hear a few odd noises in the middle of the night....but it all added to the experience....after all it is haunted !!! If staying in Derry definitely consider Prehen House....you won't be disappointed.

1  Thank GaryOwenAgain
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

Colin is a wonderful host and what makes Prehen House even more special is getting a guided tour from an actual descendent of this historical mansion. I recommend to all my friends in Cork and to anyone that shares a passion for the preservation of special places like Prehen House.

3  Thank Dermot K
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

While staying in the area we thought we would visit Prehen House. Following the signs we arrived at the front door to discover a photo shoot taking place. We decided to leave and only on the way out did we notice the sign at the gate hidden in undergrowth giving information on gaining access by appointment.
Surely a more prominent sign is required preventing the embarrassment of turning up and wondering what to do and where to go.

1  Thank chas3914
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