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Parkhead Lodge 5* Luxury Self Catering
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Parkhead Lodge 5* Luxury Self Catering
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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floughran
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
“Wonderful accommodation, owed and managed by a lovely couple”
Reviewed March 21, 2014 for a stay in January 2013

I have rented this property on 2 occasions and would recommend it highly. The house is spacious, particularly the kitchen and living room and has been furnished to a very high standard throughout. The property is situated in a quiet cul de sac, that is approximately 15 minutes walk from the town centre. I would also like to pass on our praise and thanks to the two owners (George and Heather) who could not have been more helpful to ,during both stays.

Francis Loughran

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Liked best: The owners
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Young Children
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alwysluv2...
Gold Coast, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
229 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
“Fantastic Once Again!!!!”
Reviewed December 24, 2013 for a stay in December 2013

This is our second time at Parkhead Lodge and we are happy to be back. I am writing this on our second night of a five night stay over Christmas. Upon arriving late, Heather and George had organised for the neighbour to give us the key and we were eager to get inside after a long day of travelling. We were not disappointed again with the home exactly as it was the first time..... perfect! The beds are comfortable, two showers, a bath, three toilets, washer, dryer and plenty of room. What more could you ask for? We have recommended Parkhead Lodge to family and they have also been happy with their stay. Heather and George cannot do enough for you and always make sure there some supplies to get you started. Parkhead is close enough to Ballymena Town Centre for a walk (weather permitting) and a very comprehensive compendium is available to let you know of interesting places to visit in the area. We have stayed in summer before and now winter and it is still enjoyable. Added benefit now of free WIFI was excellent especially with teenage children wanting to contact home. Thank you Heather and George for adding some Christmas decorations to make our Christmas stay even more enjoyable. The small cost to stay is worth every penny. Go on spoil yourself....you won't be disappointed.

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Liked best: Spacious and excellent customer service
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
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sherryno
Cold Spring MN
1 review
“Wonderful place, wonderful hosts!”
Reviewed September 6, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Two friends and I stayed here during the World Police and Fire Games, and just couldn't say enough great things about it. My buddy from Isle of Mann plans to come back regularly! It was the perfect location, the price was right and it met their needs so well! Compared to a hotel room, it was absolutely the way to go. It was like being at a friend's house. So relaxing! We made lunch to carry with, had breakfast and snacks, did a little laundry and slept so well. Beyond that, George tracked me down to make sure he could give him a ride to the airport!

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Liked best: that it was a place to relax together
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
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BBgoesGC
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Outstanding accomodation”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

What an excellent place to stay. Ballymena is central to lots of areas of Northern Ireland with good road links we certainly kept busy! Parkhead Lodge has everything you could possibly want from fresh baked cakes on arrival to high speed internet access. Hosts that could not be more welcoming in a quiet road with plenty of parking. Everything is of high quality and plentiful can't recommend highly enough.

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Liked best: Comfortable
Travelling group: Other
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Coggan
Tamworth, Australia
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24 reviews
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“TOPS 5 out of 5”
Reviewed July 5, 2013 for a stay in June 2013

My husband & I are from Australia & have just spent 7 weeks travelling around Ireland & UK, staying at self contained cottages I must say we hit a gold mine when we stayed at Peakhead Lodge & meet Heather & George. What a FIND wonderful knowledgeable hosts, who went over & above to make our stay one to remember. We felt like family The self contained cottage was spotlessly clean with everything at your finger tips(scones & Jam on arrival) Even a Tesco supermarket 3 minute walk away. Excellent parking facility with lovely secure garden area. No noise from traffic. A good nights sleep guaranteed after a long day exploring

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Liked best: Fully Self Contained
Liked least: everything was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Beth H
Kennesaw, Georgia
2 reviews
“I love, love, love this place!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013 for a stay in May 2013

I couldn't ask for better accommodations! The house was spotless, comfortably furnished, and conveniently located. Heather and George are outstanding hosts and willing to go the extra mile for their guests. This was my second stay and I will definitely be back.

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Liked best: The cleanliness
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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liveittot...
Cockermouth
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013 for a stay in October 2012
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My sister booked Parkhead Lodge for us when we came over to N Ireland for my nephew's wedding. There were five of us and the place couldn't have been more comfortable. It was scrupulously clean, very tastefully decorated, and in a lovely quiet spot with plenty of parking and yet within easy walking distance of town. Although I didn't meet the owner, my sister did, and spoke very highly of her. One lovely touch was home-made scones and shortbread left out for us on arrival. I would definitely recommend this super place, especially if you're a big group over for a big family celebration or something and want your own very comfortable space, though for tourists Ballymena is also a good base for touring much of N Ireland, particularly the gorgeous north coast.

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Liked best: Immaculate, tasteful and with everything you need.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
28 Feb 2013
Many thanks for your wonderful review of your recent stay at Parkhead Lodge in Ballymena. We are so pleased that you have enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back in the future. We always try to provide top class accommodation for the discerning traveller.
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