This is an interesting historic property, lovingly restored and graciously managed by Joan and Peter, who made us feel completely at home in a grand house. It was my favorite accommodation of our two-week trip. Our three-generation family of six stayed in the two garden level rooms (the historic maids' quarters), which adjoin by way of a small kitchenette, while both rooms have private entrances to the outdoors. The smaller back room opens onto the garden and is completely private and quiet. The larger front room has some street noise when the windows are open for ventilation, but is still quite comfortable, and everyone slept well. (There is also a third small room on this level, which also opens onto the garden, which was not occupied when we were there.)
The beds are small for two people (compared to what Americans are used to) but comfortable. We asked if we could have a twin airbed delivered for our granddaughter, and that worked out well, as the larger room had plenty of space to accommodate it. The bathrooms are small and modern. We easily used the Wifi on the main floors and didn't miss it in our ground-level rooms. The dining and living rooms on the main floors are lovely, and breakfast was very good, including fresh fruit and homemade marmalade in addition to all the cooked items. We were especially grateful to Bertie and Tania for helping us with our laundry after a week on the road. Everyone was extraordinarily helpful and cheerful.
We will definitely stay here again if we ever return to Derry, and we found Derry's stories quite compelling and worth a return visit.
- Also Known As:
- Merchant`s House Hotel Derry
- Merchant's House Derry, Northern Ireland