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“Fantastic house,great base for exploring area.”
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10 reviews
Sandybank
Elevated garden with views of beach and temple
View of downhill beach
Car parking beside Sandybank
view from behind Sandybank
Living room upstairs with amazing views of downhill beach and Donegal
Living room
kitchen upstairs
table set
double bedroom downstairs with ensuite
double bedroom downstairs
double single
bunk beds
Benone complex open from Easter 2 miles away
Game of Thrones filmed infront of Sandybank House
Mussenden Temple
Wedding pictures on beach
Wedding held at temple 2 minute walk away
Dunluce Castle
The Temple
Carrick a rede
Golf at Benone
view from above beach
view of beach and Sandybank house
The famous Giant's Causeway
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Holiday Rental House -
4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Castlerock, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

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Excellent - based on 10 reviews
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Patricia...
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic house,great base for exploring area.”
Reviewed 13 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We could not have struck any luckier! A spacious, comfortable and well equipped house, Helen went the extra mile to ensure our stay was a wonderful one...even finding hairdressers numbers for us! Any problem was dealt with promptly...shower stopped working, fixed that same day! She herself was a treasure!!!!! The setting was beautiful...11km of beautiful beach to watch and walk in a lovely part of Ireland. Wouldn't hesitate to return next time we are in the area. Thanks Helen for everything!!!!

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 May 2016
Thanks Patricia for your kind comments it makes our job all worthwhile. We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back in the future.
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StevieH12...
Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic New Year's Stay”
Reviewed 11 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015

Our wider family of 7 adults, 2 children and 3 dogs stayed at this fantastic house over New Year's 2015. Having been looking for a base somewhere along the North Coast to venture out and see some of the local sights, we couldn't have stumbled across a better house which would be suited to the needs of almost every party/group. The house itself was fantastic - a modern, cosy, warm home with 4 bedrooms and ample space for everybody to both sit together and enough space to comfortably have places of privacy to retreat back to if needed. Not to mention the value - incredible value for what was on offer.

Helen and Dave were brilliant for us - Dave met us on arrival and extended us the warmest of welcomes, leaving no stone unturned and ensuring we were as comfortable with the house as we could be before he left us to it. Helen similarly, kept in touch via email regularly prior to spending our stay there and ensuring we had enjoyed ourselves after leaving.

The best feature of this house was undoubtedly the view - initially we found it strange that the lounge and kitchen were upstairs/above the bedroom, however you can understand why as soon as you see the glorious panoramic view from the lounge windows, overlooking the beach and seeing as far as Donegal in one direction and the local attraction of Mussenden Temple in the other.

The house is conveniently located - quiet enough that you're not bothered by people or too much road noise, while close enough that all local attractions on the North Coast are only a short drive away. Not only that but there was ample parking in the driveway and garaged area - more than enough space for our 4 cars, with enough room for additional cars if needed.

Each one of us who stayed would thoroughly recommend staying in Downhill House and are already looking for excuses to get back up there later this year! A great find.

P.S. Wi-Fi provided was very fast (much faster than what we had anticipated due to proximity to beach etc) - this came in very useful for one of our party wanting to watch the football online!

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Liked best: Panoramic view from lounge
Liked least: Nothing to add
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
2 Feb 2016
Thank you Stevie for your great review and feedback. Dave and I are delighted that you and your family enjoyed bringing in the New Year in our guest house. Thank you for leaving our house so clean and tidy, we would love to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards Helen
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SarahBee7...
Sudbury, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“We left our hearts in Downhill”
Reviewed 30 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Thank you so much to Helen and Dave. The house was perfect for 3 generations of the Burke women revisiting their roots. We slept like logs, partly due to being on the beach every day and partly due to the comfy beds. An ideal base for exploring the Coastal Causeway Route. Would highly recommend Downhill House, well equipped, spacious and a home from home. (And we hope you enjoyed your honeymoon!!).

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: TV reception. Nanny missed Coronation Street!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
So happy to hear that all the Burke women enjoyed their stay at the Downhill. It was a delight hosting for you. We love to hear positive feedback and also any ways we can make your stay even more memorable. My husband and I had an amazing honeymoon, thanks. Hope we have the pleasure of hosting for your family again.
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Ednaerin
Tandragee, United Kingdom
1 review
“Good house in a good location”
Reviewed 22 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Lovely roomy house that accommodated 8 of us comfortably. Good quality furnishings and bedding and we'll equipped house. The owners are very obliging and friendly and keen tofit around your needs. We would certainly recommend Downhill house.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thanks for your lovely review, it was lovely meeting you and your family and Dave and I hope to see you again in the near future. Regards Helen
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Tracey M
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Thumbs up to Downhill!!”
Reviewed 26 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Fabulous find!! Highly recommend Downhill house.

We arrived and Dave met us with a warm welcome & showed us round. The house is immaculately clean & comfortable. There are fabulous views from the lounge of Downhill beach!

The house is very spacious & there was loads of room for our family break of 7, with all the home comforts. Loved the fact the house was dog friendly!! None of us wanted to go home including the dogs!!

Its a great location as the beach is a stones throw away & local attractions are close by in either direction. Great base to explore & relax!!

We visited Greencastle, Donegal for the day by taking the Foyle Ferry over, again just short journey from the house!

We can't wait to stay again!! Have nothing negative at all to say - supberb accommodation & excellent service. One thing we were unsure of before we came was the main road - glad we didn't let it stop us - as it had no effect on our stay!!

Get booking your trip soon. We will definitely be planning our next stay soon!


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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thank you for our fabulous review, Dave and I are always delighted to hear our guests have enjoyed their holiday. We would be more than happy to host for you and your family again. Kind regards, Helen
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