Warm cosy cottage, beautifully decorated and equipped with everything you need. Beside crawfordsburn country park for lovely costal walks and not far from all the tourist sights in Belfast including Titanic museum.
Julie is a lovely host, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly recommend a visit to this lovely location
A delightful home, thoughtfully and tastefully restored, ensuring every comfort is catered for. Reasonably good transport links to Belfast and Bangor mean a car is not essential. Our host went out of her way to cope with our transport problems on arrival, and we would love to come back in more summery weather, not least to enjoy the garden.
We stayed at Glenside last weekend as we were attending a family wedding at the Clandeboye Estate just down the road.
Julie is an exceptional host.
She has been in good contact with us since we made our booking in October 2017 and during the few days before our arrival text to so we could confirm arrival times.
Julie met us at the cottage and showed us around. She had bought milk, bread, butter and cakes which was a lovely touch and much appreciated. There was also tea, coffee, sugar and condiments in the cupboard.
This is a beautiful cottage. It is spotlessly clean and is furnished to a very high standard. Lovely comfortable beds (the singles were plenty big enough for my children aged 19 & 16 with one 6ft 1inch tall) and quality linen and towels.
There is free Wi-Fi that works very well.
We spent the evening in Belfast and caught the train from Helens Bay which took us 20 minutes to walk to up any easy straight road (you will need a torch or light on your phone for the walk home in the dark but it was fine) and we used the local taxi firms Bangor Cabs and Fona Cabs which were very reliable and very reasonably priced.
We have had a really enjoyable weekend our first time in Northern Ireland we only wish we had more time to explore the local country park but that will be for next time.
This is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in and we will definitely return.
Thank you Julie for you very kind welcome!
I had an amazing three week stay here with my parents in September. I can't praise the owner enough for her helpfulness. The beautiful cottage is beyond comfortable and there's a good reason why all the other reviews comment on how tastefully decorated it is. The renovation of this older cottage is top notch and every inch of space has been utilized to it's full potential.
The village itself is picturesque and quaint. The perfect spot for a getaway and yet very close to all major attractions and amenities. The local Spar located in the Gas Station is a very good place to pick up anything you might run out of and is very reasonably priced as well. The Old Inn is beyond charming and an excellent place to eat.
Thank you Julie for making our stay so comfortable and enjoyable. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage and hope to use it again ourselves the next time we're in Ireland!
We had an absolutely wonderful time at "Glenside" Our Host Julie was A+ and had a generous welcome package that was more than necessary.
The Décor and presentation of the cottage is first class and is more spacious that it appears in the Internet pictures.
Our party consisted of three adults and we were more than comfortable with the layout, we would have no hesitation in recommending this venue.
We wish Julie and her Husband every success with this venture.
Many Thanks for all the Help and Information.
We apologise for the delay in getting in touch but we had a leak at our own property when we returned home.
Good Luck. Sylvia, Sam and Elaine.