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Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6.

36 reviews
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
0 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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. Cen...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, ample off road parking. It is 4 miles from the village of Dromara and 6 miles from the historic town of Dromore. Ballynahinch, Banbridge, Hillsborough, Castlewellan, Rathfriland, Lisburn and Newcastle are within 9-12 miles. Belfast is about 20 miles away and Dublin can be reached in little over an hour. Castlewellan Forest Park with it's beautiful castle and lake is 9 miles away and beautiful Tollymore Forest Park at the foot of the Mourne Mountains, where they 'sweep down to the sea' is 12 miles away. Murlough Nature Reserve is an ideal place for a walk to the sea, is also near Newcastle. Slieve Croob where the river Lagan rises can be climbed and the Finnis Souterraine and Legananny Dolmen are within 2 miles of Grove Fort The owners Ivan and Annette Rankin live next door and are on hand to help with any difficulties, to provide flexible check in and out facilities and to advise on travel etc.A welcome pack including tea,coffee, milk, butter and homemade scones is provided and travel cot, highchair etc for baby can be provided if requested. More
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About the Owner
Annette R
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2013
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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Reviewed 27 April 2019

Our party of 3 adults and 2 teenagers stayed 5 nights in this beautifully decorated farmhouse and it was plenty big enough for us all to have our own space. It's position makes it ideal for exploring all areas, we visited Dublin, Belfast, Newcastle, Bangor,...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Paul C
Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We appreciate it very much and we enjoyed having you. You are very welcome back.

Reviewed 30 March 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed our holiday at your cottage. We will be coming again soon hopefully. Everything there was just perfect and very quiet and peaceful. Brilliant

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank Tracy M
Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2019

Thanks Tracy and Darryl much appreciated! Annette

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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our weekend at Grove fort. The house was lovely and spacious with everything you need provided. Very friendly hosts too. We will be back!

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Amanda H
Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Thank you Amanda. You will be very welcome!

Reviewed 26 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...More

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Teresa C
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Date of stay: September 2017
Annette1151, VR Owner at Grove Fort, Self Catering Farmhouse, sleeps 6., responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2017

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Shared Garden
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
Secure Parking
Trampoline
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Swingset
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Dryer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Fireplace
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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 can be reached by car in ...
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.
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