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Abbey Self Catering May Lodge

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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum 
Cottage
Abbey Self-Catering is a 5 Star self-catering property. We have three 5 Star properties in the grounds of a historic Grade II listed Georgian residence with gardens overlooking and with private access to Belfast Lough. We're only ten minutes drive from the vibrant Belfast City centre & the exciting Titanic Exhibition, Odyssey Arena, Waterfront Hall etc. We're within easy reach of all motorways & en route to the beautiful Antrim Coast & the Giants Causeway. If you decide to stay in one of our properties we have several secure payment methods including TripAdvisor and PayPal. We are registered with Tourism NI. Our featured property is "May Lodge".; May Lodge is a replacement Gate Lodge for the main residence. "Woodbank". It was built in 1983 and has been completely refurbished. Furnis...Abbey Self-Catering is a 5 Star self-catering property. We have three 5 Star properties in the grounds of a historic Grade II listed Georgian residence with gardens overlooking and with private access to Belfast Lough. We're only ten minutes drive from the vibrant Belfast City centre & the exciting Titanic Exhibition, Odyssey Arena, Waterfront Hall etc. We're within easy reach of all motorways & en route to the beautiful Antrim Coast & the Giants Causeway. If you decide to stay in one of our properties we have several secure payment methods including TripAdvisor and PayPal. We are registered with Tourism NI. Our featured property is "May Lodge".; May Lodge is a replacement Gate Lodge for the main residence. "Woodbank". It was built in 1983 and has been completely refurbished. Furnished in a contemporary style and with light oak furniture in living areas, May Lodge has 3 bedrooms which can comfortably sleep 6. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: TOURISMNIREGISTERED
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
We require a Booking form completed giving principal guest's postal address, names of other guests and ages if under 15. No one not named on the Booking form to stay in property overnight. On departure we expect the property to be left clean and tidy with all dishes washed otherwise we shall need to take a fee from the deposit
Bedrooms
1 Queen1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Abigail W
Hosting since April 2012
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe give our guests a PIN code so that guests can access the property easily on arrival and one of the proprietors will call on the first evening to make sure that all is well. The proprietors live in the main residence and are on hand to help visitors should there be a problem. There will be a Welcome Pack consisting of a cake, milk, tea and coffee plus a sleeve of 10 Nespresso coffee capsules.

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Reviews (18)
DriePinter
DriePinter
Den Bosch, The Netherlands468 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect
Good, quick and friendly communication about the rental. Warm welcome by owner. Nice, clean and spacious house with everything you need. Good beds. Easy bus transport to central Belfast, in front of the house. Even the cyclists of the Giro were so nice to pass the house. We will come back when we visit Belfast the next time.
Visited May 2014
Written May 17, 2014. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey359092
Odyssey359092
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of May Lodge. We loved having you and your wife to stay - and especially arranged for the Giro to pass our grounds so that you would have a ringside view of them ! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed Belfast as well and hope that you will return sometime and bring your friends with you.
Written May 29, 2014. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

TracyK999
TracyK999
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful cottage for a family vacation close to Belfast
We really enjoyed our stay at this quiet, well maintained cottage. We found it as it was described. It is spacious and had everything we needed as a family. The kitchen was well stocked and we cooked almost every night. It was far better than staying in a hotel and is close to Belfast. Our boys had fun walking down to the beach on Belfast Lough. May Lodge surpassed our expectations and when we visit Belfast we will certainly stay again.
Visited August 2013
Written September 22, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey359092
Odyssey359092
I'm so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay here and it was a pleasure for us to have you here. Thank you for your very generous comments on our beautiful Lodge.
Written October 1, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

NatalieDay
NatalieDay
Hornchurch, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A perfect home away from home!
A group of 5 of stayed here very comfortably during our UK Tour of Evita. We are a mixture of performers and musicians and all in all we had a brilliant experience of Belfast, made better by having May Lodge to relax in after a hard day's work at the Opera House. The location of the Lodge is beautiful by the coast and the train station a very short walk away, meaning our journeys into town were very quick and easy to make. It feels like a proper family home and we enjoyed having the chance to cook for each other and relax in comfort without it feeling crowded at all. The owners made us feel especially welcome and I would recommend this letting to anyone wishing to visit Belfast! Many thanks from us all! :)
Visited September 2013
Written September 20, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey359092
Odyssey359092
Thank you for saying such lovely things about May Lodge. You are a charming group of young people and we appreciated your politeness and for looking after the house so well during your stay. We wish you well for the rest of your UK tour and hope to see you back here again sometime.
Written September 24, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

RussTraveller
RussTraveller
Portsmouth, United Kingdom14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Comfortable, superb location
We stayed here for a week in July 2013 when the weather was good. Staying in the lodge was like staying in a family home, with all facilities and a really friendly owner who would do anything for you. The quality of the furnishings was excellent. The location is close to the shore (private access) and close to some shops and restaurants, with easy bus access to Belfast. We had a lovely time.
Visited July 2013 Travelled with family
Written July 23, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey359092
Odyssey359092
Thank you for taking the time to write this complimentary review - both of us greatly appreciate this. I'm so pleased that you, your wife and son enjoyed your stay with us and hope we shall see you here again.
Written July 24, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

abie s
abie s
Dublin, Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
amazing stay
Despite a lot of rain the lodge was one of the many positives during our stay. Comfortable, spacious, conveniently located, clean, well decorated are some of the positive comments i have about it. Not forgetting to mention the warm and helpful hosts. Would definitely recommend it.
Visited March 2013 Travelled with family
Written March 28, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey359092
Odyssey359092
It was such a pleasure to have you and your friends stay here in May Lodge and I'm so glad that you also enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for the chocolates and flowers which you left for me when you left!
Written June 7, 2013. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LimList
LimList
64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely.
Great location. Only took 15 mins to get to East Belfast. Very convenient for shopping centre (including M&S). We loved the access to the shore and cycle path. Well equipped. One slight quibble is there is only one bathroom; for 6 guests; 2 toilets would have been better. We did find it disturbing that the owners came in while we were out (ostensibly to collect the visitor book) as we felt that we were paying enough to ensure privacy. There was a dirty towel in our bedroom but I'm sure that was an oversight.
Visited September 2012 Travelled with family
Written October 7, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Odyssey359092
Odyssey359092
Thank you for your complimentary remarks on May Lodge and for awarding us the top rating of 5 for 'excellent'. Certainly we are getting wonderful feedback on the location and facilities. Your comments are all noted. I would like to reassure you that I treat my visitors' privacy with utmost concern and I have never entered the house when they weren't there without prior notice. I like to greet visitors within an hour or so of their arrival, and at this stage I left the Visitors Book with you and explained that, as we were heading off on holiday ourselves on Sunday evening, I would collect it around 6p.m. You kindly left it on the hall table so I was simply able to collect it without entering the house. I do my utmost to make my guests' visit perfect and do hope that this didn't spoil the wonderful occasion of your Mother's 90th Birthday celebrations.
Written November 19, 2012. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

GerHuesca_Spain
GerHuesca_Spain
Monzon, Spain9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A truly peaceful haven in the midst of a buzzing city
It really does what it says on its 5* label and more...My family´s recent three-week stay at May Lodge was full of pleasant surprises including a wonderfully fitted-out kitchen, wi-fi, digital tv, a food processor, comfy beds, your own private patio with gazebo included, a 5-minute walk from the train station with commuter trains running every 15 mins. to Belfast and many more. We combined work, study and sightseeing during our stay at this superb location and where we could practically see the Titanic quarter from one of the bedrooms, albeit on tip-toes. But perhaps the best surprise was the private path leading onto the beachfront coastal walk. Rosemary and John were knowledgeable and helpful hosts and we even got a chance to see John, one of Ireland´s most renowned bronze sculptors at work.... what more could you ask for? We will definitely be back......
Visited July 2012 Travelled with family
Written July 23, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Sheridan S
Sheridan S
Ottawa, Canada5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May Lodge is a Belfast gem
Our stay at May Lodge was absolutely delightful and we would not hesitate to return for another visit. We enjoyed being near the ocean, a short drive from downtown Belfast and the amazing Titanic Museum (not to be missed!). We were also less then 5 minutes in the car to shopping, making it easy to stock up for our stay. The cottage was well appointed, with a fully equipped kitchen, lovely bedding and ample living space. This would be a great place for a family or some friends off on a golf holiday. What made our stay most special were our hosts, Rosemary and John, and their friend Mike, who went out of their way to make us feel welcome. We were greeted with Rosemary's fruit loaf and tea upon our arrival and Mike generously shared his time to help us learn first hand about Belfast - both its history and its golf courses. We couldn't recommend May Lodge highly enough. One thing to note, though, if you are coming by car. The turn off is a bit tricky, so ask Rosemary for driving instructions from Belfast or the airport and you won't waste any time arriving at this wonderful cottage.
Visited May 2012 Travelled as a couple
Written May 26, 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Internet access
Outdoor amenities
  • Patio
  • Private yard
Location info
  • City getaway
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
Location features
  • Waterfront location

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Map
Getting there
Belfast Intl Airport
21 km

Belfast City Airport
6.1 km
Restaurants
Little India Restaurant
6.8 km

The Dock Café
7.3 km

Mayur Indian Restaurant
7.7 km

The Northern Whig
8 km
Attractions
Titanic Belfast
7 kmSpeciality Museums

Black Axe Throwing Co
7.1 kmGame & Entertainment Centres

Belfast Pub Crawl
7.8 kmWalking Tours

Scrapyard Golf
3.6 kmGolf Courses
About the neighbourhood
We are half a mile from the lively village of Whiteabbey with a well-stocked grocery store, cafes, restaurants, hairdressers, beauty parlour. A Tesco Express is 10 minutes walk. Marks & Spencer is 1 mile away as is large Tesco. The 800-year old Carrickfergus Castle, one of Irelands oldest and most impressive Norman castles, is only 5 miles away. Belfast Zoo, the beautiful and historic Cave Hill offering stunning views over Belfast & the Lough, are all only ten minutes drive. The main residence has direct private access to the coastal path and beach, where you can enjoy leisurely walks and a gently scenic cycle.
Getting around
We are half a mile from M2/M5 Motorway network which links the whole of Northen Ireland. Bus and train services are within minutes of the properties. Two stops on the train take you to Waterfront Hall and Belfast Markets.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
Abbey Self-Catering three properties are in a beautiful setting on the shores of Belfast Lough... only 15 minutes from Belfast City airport & 25 minutes from Belfast International airport.10 minutes from Belfast (Dargan) Harbour & 30 minutes from Larne Harbour. Friendly local taxis available if required.We are also within minutes of public transport - both bus and train. Two stops on the train take you to Odyssey Arena, Waterfront Hall and Belfast Markets.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
One week minimum preferred. No additional costs, PayPal or direct payment preferred. We prefer a minimum of 7 nights, but in unique circumstances we are prepared to be flexible. Deposit £200 required at time of booking. Balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Only the number of guests stated at the time of booking may stay in the property. Arrival time is 4 p.m. and we would appreciate departure by 10.00 am. We expect the property to be returned in the condition in which it was received.

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