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Parkhead Lodge 5* Luxury Self Catering
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23 reviews
Parkhead Lodge 5* Luxury Self Catering
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Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
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MAIN BATHROOM
Log Cabin
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A corner of the garden
Log Cabin
North Coast -  only 30 miles away!!
Port Bradden
Slemish Mountain - nearby
Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge
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Townhouse -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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sweeneysS...
Sydney
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 16 November 2017 for a stay in September 2017

Stayed at Parkhead Lodge visiting family and friends in N Ireland, Ballymena is a town full of history and close to Glens of Antrim, lovely coastal town of Carnlough to Cushendun and Cushendall. Broughshane and Cullybackey are lovely villages with flower baskets lining the streets. The newly completed upgrade to the main road to Coleraine and Portrush makes driving there a little over half an hour to the beautiful Antrim coast and Dunluce Castle and Giants Causeway. As always Heather and George looked after us extremely well and the house was spotless and comfortable. The only downside was the weather, but that's Ireland.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Nov 2017
Hello Marlene & Davy
Many thanks for taking the time to publish such a fantastic review!
We were so pleased to welcome you back to Ballymena & happy that you enjoyed your stay
Hopefully we will see you back here with us another time - we will consult the long range weather forecaster next time lol!
Many thanks once again
George & Heather
Xox
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538janine
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“An Irish Gem!”
Reviewed 4 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Very clean, comfortable and well equipped Parkhead Lodge was a great place for the family to stay when we visited Ballymena for a wedding. Tesco Extra is 2 minutes away by car!
The beds are comfy, bathrooms spotlessly clean and we all relaxed very easily.
There is even a wendy house!
Our hosts were very welcoming and gave us an excellent supper recommendation. Nothing was too much trouble and they even allowed us to stay beyond checkout time when our return flights were delayed.
A real Irish gem!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
5 Nov 2016
Hello Janine & Huw - we really appreciate the marvellous review which you posted on TripAdvisor!
Many thanks for taking the time to do this & we hope to welcome you all back in Ballymena another time
George & Heather
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Kayleigh...
Croydon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect weekend stay!”
Reviewed 25 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

My girlfriend and I stayed in the lodge whilst visiting my nephew for the first time and loved the house. It was extremely clean and tidy, and well stocked with everything you could possibly need to make sure you felt at home! There was even a bottle of wine waiting in the fridge for when we arrived. The owners were incredibly friendly and accommodating, I would highly recommend the lodge.

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Management Response
29 Sep 2016
Thank you so much Kayleigh & Jonathan for taking the time to post such a lovely review!
We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Parkhead Lodge - we really hope to welcome you both back here on another occasion.
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Experienc...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect base to view the natural beauty of Antrim”
Reviewed 30 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Fabulous house. Roomy and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need for an enjoyable and comfortable family holiday. There is the added bonus of a garden room which my son really liked to have some space. There was a coffee maker and a fresh bag of coffee which was lovely. Don't worry if you forget anything because Heather and George have thought of everything! There was even a bottle of wine and some homemade biscuits on arrival, neither of which lasted long! The house is ideally situated 30-45minutes drive from most places of interest. George offered some good advice on visiting the Giants Causeway and recommended visiting Ballintoy which was stunning! Lovely people, lovely holiday.

Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
4 Sep 2016
Hello Olivia and Brendan - thank you so much for posting such a marvellous review!
We appreciate you taking the time to do this & so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you & the family another time.
George & Heather
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Katharina...
Trier, Germany
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best accomodation in town”
Reviewed 1 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016
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I had the house on my own for 3 weeks in February 2016 and it was wonderful. The house is very cosy and you feel at home immediately. It is furnished with everything you need and it is even equipped with electronic devices like dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer,... The landlords Heather and George make you feel comfortable and are happy to provide you with tips for travelling and shopping opportunities. Altogether, this place is highly recommended!

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Liked best: cosy atmosphere
Liked least: nothing to complain about
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 25-34
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Lisa S
Southampton Parish, Bermuda
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Comfortable and Welcoming”
Reviewed 20 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Parkhead Lodge was the perfect place for our stay. The owners Heather and George were very friendly and met us at the door with the kettle on and a lemon cake on the table. The house was very clean and everything we needed was readily available. I would highly recommend Parkhead Lodge to anyone and if we ever get back to Northern Ireland we will be definitely look to stay here again!

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Elaine L
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended!!!”
Reviewed 26 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Myself and 3 others came to Ballymena for my sons wedding. The owners Heather and George met us on arrival.They are two of the nicest people I have met. The lodge is amazing! It really is home from home! It's comfortable, spotlessly clean and extremly well decorated throughout. It is fully equipped. There's a Tesco's approximately a 2 minute walk away and Ballymena town is only a little further along the road! Parkhead Lodge Is an exceptional place we will definitely stay again!

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