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Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6.

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Outside view of the property
Living room with wood burning stove
Sitting room with open fire
Main bedroom
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Kitchen
bathroom
Back of house including yard
The Mourne Mountains
Guests in the kitchen
Guests visiting Finnis Southerraine
James on the quad
Florence the donkey
Marty the bull
The cattle
Lagananny Dolman
Way to travel at Grove Fort
Over the Rib on a snowy day showing the potato drills from 'famine' fame
Scarva Canal walk,
Fort Road - Great place for a walk!
1 of 21Outside view of the property
Overview
Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland
Grove Fort, which has just received it's Green Tourism Silver Award and World Host Training Certificate, is a two storied restored farmhouse on a working farm in the Dromara Hills. While it is quiet, rural and away from it all, it is ideally suited for easy access to most of Northern Ireland and some of the North Dublin area of the South. It is situated at the edge of the proposed Mourne National Park Area, an area of outstanding natural beauty, much loved by cyclists and walkers. A car is recommended to get there as public transport is limited to school buses. There are 2 reception rooms, well equipped kitchen/dining area including open fire and coal burning stove and shower/toilet on the ground floor with limited disability access. First floor has 3 bedrooms and bathroom/shower room. Central heating and double glazing throughout, am... Read more
About the Owner, Annette R
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Feb 2013
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 47 reviews and 2 properties
Interaction with guests
Hosts are available to hand over keys in person, can be called upon for assistance with any problems if and when they occur, are happy to advise about where to go, what to do etc or will leave you completely to your own devices if that is what you prefer.
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Teresa C
1 review
Reviewed 25 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

My family and I had a lovely weekend in this spacious homely cottage, it was in the beautiful country side of county Down. The cottage was warm, cosy and well equipped with every thing could possibly need. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning. Thank you Annette!

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Jax
Reviewed 24 September 2017 for a stay in September 2017

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Thanks for taking the time to give us a review! It is very much appreciated!

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Ballymoney, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Just back from a lovely stay at Grove Fort. We had a friendly welcome with scones and jam and our hosts were great. The house was exceptionally clean and well kept and had everything we needed. The house is in a good location for exploring and visiting attractions nearby. We really enjoyed our mini break.

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Thank you Amanda for your lovely review. We really appreciate your business and enjoyed having you.

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Amenities
  • Alarm Clock
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Double Beds:(2)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Playground
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Swingset
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Trampoline
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Kid-friendly
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Upon confirmation of booking the visitors must supply full name, permanent address and nationality of each person using the sleeping accommodation in accordance with The Tourism...
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Bathrooms
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
Bedrooms
    2 Twins
    1 Sofa
    2 Fulls
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Rates

Rates are calculated based on the latest information provided. Please contact the manager/owner to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.

Dates Min stay Per night Per week Per month
Default 2 nights
£60
£400
£1,500
1 Jun 2018 -
31 Aug 2018
high season
2 nights
£65
£425
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22 Dec 2018 -
5 Jan 2019
high season
2 nights
£75
£500
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Fees
  • Damage Deposit: £50 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
A refundable security deposit of £50 is requested with final payment. This is returned to the customer following inspection of the premises and may be retained to cover damages to the property.
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About the neighbourhood
Grove Fort farm is situated in mid to south Down in the rolling Dromara Hills on the edge of the Proposed National Park incorporating the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The source of the river Lagan is just a couple of miles away in Slieve Croob Scenic Loop, as is Finnis Souterrain / Binder's Cove and the famous Legananny Dolman. The beautiful scenic 12 mile drive over the 'Rib' or the 'Windy Gap' will take you to Castlewellan or Newcastle in 20 minutes by car (where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea!) and perhaps slightly longer if you cycle or walkAt the top of the Rib, which is 2 miles away, on a clear day it is possible to see 5 of Northern Ireland's 6 Counties.

The main Dublin / Belfast road is just 6 miles away at Dromore; Belfast c...
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Getting around
As previously stated we are quite rural so driving is the easiest way to get around. Trips to Giants Causeway, Game of Thrones sights and a few other places can be booked for guests but they would have to drive to, for example, Belfast to access these trips.
Access
Car recommended
How to get there
Airport: George Best, Belfast City: 40.0 km
Railway: Lisburn: 23.0 km
Ferry: Belfast: 40.0 km
Guests need to have their own transport to stay in Grove Fort as there is no public transport except school buses twice daily. There is a large private parking space available at the rear of the house. Belfast International Airport is approximately 20 miles away as is the Belfast City Airport. Dublin Airport is slightly over an hour away. Belfast Port is 20 miles away and Larne Port is about 1 hour away. Most guests either drive their own vehicle from GB or Eire or hire a car at the Airport or Port
Activities nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Nearest Beach: 19.0 km.
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