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“Cottage stay at Hillcrest”
4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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15 reviews
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Hillcrest Cottage
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Upstairs Twin En-suite
Upstairs Twin En-suite
Downstairs Double Kingsize
Downstairs Double Kingsize
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Telford, United Kingdom
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
4 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 3 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
4 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 3 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
3 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 3 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
2 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Views
Liked least: Central Heating
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
8 Jan 2014
I must apologise for the heating thermostat in the cottage not working. Unfortunately we were not able to get an electrician over the Christmas period. Regarding updating, the washer/dryer, fridge freezer, cooking pans, cutlery and stair carpet are all new this year. In addition the downstairs bedroom was completely refurnished in quality solid oak. The twin room will be updated this year. Our cottage is assessed every year by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and our 4 star grading was confirmed in August. Regarding the electric showers the temperature needs to be set before you get into the shower. Regarding the lack of contact,it was winter with short days. It was also Christmas and your family and my family were busy doing what one does at Christmas so we were both not there a lot. The cottage is close to our house and you will recall I did say when showing you around the cottage not to hesitate to call us if you needed anything. In our years of renting our cottage we have found that you have to be careful not to be intrusive of guests privacy so there is a fine line to walk. We try to get it right and hope we generally do. We hope you will stay with us again in the future
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Firum
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22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cottage stay at Hillcrest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Overall a great location with all you could want ample parking lovely location with stunning views the off the road location is not isolated but quiet and peaceful within easy reach of Larne or Belfast and the main road only 5 minutes from the cottage.
The cottage is immaculate and has all you want for family or couples and the Wi-fi is an added bonus Bob and Norma who run the cottage are lovely and could not be more helpful we will certainly book next year highly recommend the cottage for a stay or a base to go further.
Dave & Janet

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: the location and the overall layout of the cottage
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
  • 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?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
1 Oct 2013
Thank you for submitting a review. Look forward to seeing you in the future. Regards

Norma and Bob
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
mawnanfam...
Falmouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A wonderful place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

stayed here with family for 3 nights and it was a truly wonderful little gem set in countryside just out of town. the owner and his family were very welcoming and the cottage had everything you could possibly want for a short break. will definitely stay here again.

5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: the cottage was comfy and well located for exploring the coast of N Ireland.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with pets
  • 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?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
29 Sep 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you had a pleasant stay at our cottage and you found it good value and found it clean and tidy. Look forward to you staying with us again.

Regards

Norma and Bob
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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Northampton, United Kingdom
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 2 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
29 Jun 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and your short holiday in Northern Ireland. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Norma and Bob
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer
Vancouver, Canada
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 5 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 5 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
5 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 5 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
5 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked best: Watching the horses getting pastured every morning.
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
1 May 2013
Hello Sam and Bonnie, thank you for your review. Sorry about the weather but glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you in the future. Norma and Bob
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
martinene...
Beringen, Belgium
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 for a stay in April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles How easy was it to book the property? 5 of 5 bubbles How helpful were the directions to the property?
5 of 5 bubbles How easy was key pickup/access to the property? 4 of 5 bubbles Overall condition of the property
5 of 5 bubbles Bedding & mattresses 3 of 5 bubbles Kitchen & utensils
3 of 5 bubbles Bathroom cleanliness 4 of 5 bubbles Other facilities & amenities
4 of 5 bubbles Service
Liked least: Er was wat weinig kookgerief aanwezig, kleine kookpotten en bestek was er telkens maar voor 4 personen.
Travelling group: Tieners
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children
  • 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 this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
21 Apr 2016
Thank you for writing a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

Regards Norma and Bob
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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