My first 3 nights on the island of Ireland were spent at Mrs Elizabeth Hegarty's warm, welcoming country home, and it became the standard by which I judged other accommodations. She has won many awards over the years, probably because she makes you feel as if you are a welcome family guest.
I selected a front double room with a view of the front garden and pastures. The room had a firm bed, wardrobe with bathrobe, pressed linens, fluffy towels, convenient dressing table with sink, and a basket of toiletries. No run of the mill in-room coffee/tea service here: in addition to standard beverage supplies, there were apples, nuts, chips, chocolates, and bottled still, sparkling and flavored waters. And they were replaced when you ate anything.
The unlimited cold buffet and excellent hot Irish breakfast kept us going for hours. Service was speedy when needed and very personal. When my sister asked for cinnamon with her oatmeal, there was none, but the next morning, poof! a new bottle just for her. The house is not walking distance to any eateries, but we found excellent food only a few miles away in Garvagh (The Vines). If you're touring the beautiful Antrim coast, this is an easy, very relaxing spot to call home. (Hi to previous reviewer Wendy!)
- Also Known As:
- Greenhill House Coleraine, Northern Ireland