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“Fantastic holiday let in a great location”
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Fernhill Lodge
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Andrew A
England, UK
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Fantastic holiday let in a great location”
Reviewed November 4, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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We have stayed at Fernhill twice this year - it really is that good !!

Pat is an affable and attentive person who always does "the little things" that make a difference (like enquiring about our children's ages to ensure there were some suitable toys and books for them to use).

We can't recommend this venue highly enough

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Brian R
Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“A perfect place to call home-away-from-home in Brontë Country.”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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While it was my Dad who rented this cottage for a month and I stayed there with him for two weeks, I am the computer guy who does things like write reviews.

The cottage is ideally located about mid-way between Banbridge and Rathfriland. The kitchen window looks across the verdant fields, past the Brontë Church and upon the Mourne Mountains. The view is stunning. And if you're looking for quiet, here you will find here it in spades.

The cottage itself is very well appointed. Simply furnished, it still has the feel of a lived-in home. The modern, farm-style kitchen is very well stocked with every imaginable utensil. The lounge/living room has a large TV and lots of seating- including a pull-out couch- providing ample places for people to sit, relax, and even sleep. Meanwhile, the beds down the hall are very comfortable.

Here, I had one of the best showers I've had for quite some time. If you're not acquainted with "electric showers" (basically a mini pressure washer unit) be sure to enquire of the owner when he shows you around the place.

I had the pleasure of meeting the owners and they are very friendly, happy people. They made sure that my Dad (and all his visitors) were comfortable and happy throughout his stay.

The house is immaculately clean and smokers are expected to step outside before breathing the fresh air through a filter. There is no past-evidence of smokers inside whatsoever.

The owner met my Dad at the bus station when the bus arrived in from Dublin and took him to a car dealership who rented Dad a Renault Megane to get around. That saved Dad a wad of cash over renting at the airport.

The house has a monitored alarm system as well as well-maintained laundry facilities.

If I were to return to Ireland in the future and needed a base from which to do day trips, this would definitely be on the top of my list.

Dad tells me that the booking was very fast and easy. The owners got back to him almost immediately with a confirmation. Directions were not necessary to the Lodge because the owner drove him to the lodge himself. The deposit also gets an N/A because Dad cannot remember clearly how or when the nominal amount was refunded but he thinks it was in-person on the last day.

The items checked below are my Dad's opinion- but I would concur completely.

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Liked best: The Location
Liked least: The sharp turn needed to get into the driveway off the road from Banbridge.
Travelling group: Other
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Carlisle, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 9, 2012 for a stay in December 2012

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Liked best: the views were exceptional it was in easy reach of places we wanted to visit
Liked least: having to pack up and go home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Robert M
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Peaceful with panoramic views”
Reviewed September 15, 2012 for a stay in August 2012

If you are looking for a peaceful retreat with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, then Fernhill Lodge is the place for you.
We have stayed in many types of accommodation but few have been as clean as FHL and NONE have been as well equipped.

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Liked best: The views and the hospitality of Patrick the owner.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Charlie A
Kirkwall, United Kingdom
1 review
“Genuine home from home.”
Reviewed March 11, 2012 for a stay in February 2012

Marvellous views of beautiful Mourne mountains. Traditional farmhouse fully modernised, in peaceful setting yet within 10/15 mins of numerous attractions. Good garden and outdoor space too. Safe and secluded for children without being isolated. Helpful,attentive yet discreet service. Happy return visitor.

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Liked best: Location and outdoor space.
Liked least: Too many chairs, not sofas.
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed August 12, 2011 for a stay in June 2011

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Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children Families with teenagers
Tourists Rugged travelers
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Martin198...
Bad Duben, Germany
1 review
Reviewed October 3, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Liked best: Jeder einzelne Tag in diesem tollen Ferienhaus
Liked least: da gab es nichts
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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