We were a party of four that included my disabled brother. Martina was the perfect Host making sure everything was in place to help accommodate him on arrival. We were given a very warm welcome and plenty of hints and tips of what's on in the area. The cottage we stayed in was spotlessly clean, very comfortable and homely; the freshly baked scones added to the charm of this 200+ year cottage. We are planning a return trip in the very near future to Greystone cottage and would highly recommend to friends and family alike!
Only 15 minutes drive from the centre of Belfast but on a little country road so nice & quiet. Plenty of parking for your own or a hire car ....suggest you'll want your own transport if staying out here although taxi's are easy to book. Cottage is right next door to the owners house and Martina was there to welcome us on arrival and easy to contact should you need to (we didn't). She has also provided lots of useful tourist brochures & other information to make planning your stay as easy as possible. If you're very tall you'll want to stay in the downstairs bedroom....the ceilings upstairs might get in your way! Scones with butter & jam were a very welcome treat.
The cottage was lovely and suited our needs very well. One of our party was a wheelchair user and the downstairs bedroom with electric adjustable bed (with massage) was a great addition. Normally have to prop her up with pillows when staying away anywhere. Cottage also has a downstairs wet room which is another great addition for anyone with mobility issues. The cottage is in a lovely area with great views of the countryside. It had everything we needed and Martina the owner couldn't have been more helpful, especially when we encountered an issue that we hadn't prepared for. She was very understanding and did her best to help us overcome this. Some other lovely touches were the welcome pack with fresh scones. butter, jam, milk and eggs as well as tea and coffee and some other bits and pieces. All great for when you first arrive and haven't had a chance to get any supplies in. The cottage is converted from a very old building which has been beautifully restored. Upstairs the two bedrooms and bathroom are built into the attic type area and the only issue we ever had was bumping our head a few times on the beams. Having said that we soon got wise to it and the bumps lessened as the days went on. There is a sign to remind you to mind your head, I just somehow managed to forget by the time I had got to the other side of the room. All in all though a lovely stay in a beautiful wee cottage and I would definitely return if I had the opportunity in the future. Thanks Martina. :-) Sharon. Mary and Sharon
This cottage was perfect in every way. The location was beautiful and the cottage itself had everything we needed and more. Along with lots of charm. Martina (the owner) was beyond helpful. Checking to see that we had everything we needed and always available. We could email her from the road if we needed to find anything! And if she didn't know, she would get the info for us. It was a peace of mind! Would definitely stay here again.
Conveniently situated not too far from Belfast city centre and with easy reach of Strangford Lough.
We used the cottage as a family base to visit other family living ten minutes away. The kitchen was big enough to host both families while we were there. The lounge was cosy and comfortable.
Sadly the Belfast weather stopped us from enjoying the secluded enclosed courtyard.
The host had kindly left an excellent selection of provisions and some very yummy scones.