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Sitting Room showing fireplace with historic oak beam. Large well-equipped kitchen with full laundry facilities.
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Magnificent Front door
Sitting Room showing fireplace with historic oak beam.
Large well-equipped kitchen with full laundry facilities.
Dining Area with window commemorating Lilian Bland's first flight.
Lilian Bland Bedroom (upstairs) with direct views over Belfast Lough.  Has ensuite.
Lilian Bland ensuite with luxury powerful shower
Dimity Bedroom (upstairs) overlooking patio.  Has ensuite.
Dimity Ensuite with luxury powerful shower.
Gingham Rose Bedroom (upstairs) with windows on opposite walls getting evening and morning sun.
Gingham Rose Ensuite with large shower cubicle with luxury powerful shower.  Roll top bath
Edwardian Lady Bedroom (downstairs) looking onto south-facing patio garden.
Garden Room with twin beds looking onto south-facing patio garden.
Downstairs (2 steps up) shower room with luxury powerful shower.
Partial view of lough from Lilian Bland 4 Poster Room
View of Coach House Garden
Dining area with window commemorating Lilian Bland's first flight
Outside View of the Coach House
Georgian main residence overlooking Belfast Lough
Front view of The Coach House
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Cottage -
5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Belfast, Northern Ireland

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theis
Kelvedon, Essex, UK
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Accommodation that lives up to your expectations”
Reviewed 9 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Having enjoyed a stay last year at the old Rectory, this year we were delighted to be able to book the Coach House from Abbey Self-catering.

Again, we stayed as a party of 6 for two weeks, though this time we had the added benefits of a fifth bedroom. This property now has a downstairs shower room and a very nice room it is too (for those with mobility issues, although this is on the ground floor it is up a few stairs from the main ground floor level).

The rooms were of a high decorative standard, as one would expect from this provider and we had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay at the property. Car parking is in a driveway beside the property and can accommodate two cars, three small cars at a pinch.

There is a lovely garden and patio area for the exclusive use of this property but unfortunately the Northern Irish weather conspired to prevent us for using it. We hope to rectify this on a future visit. Which means, yes, we plan to stay at this property again.

As experienced last year, we cannot complement enough the assistance provided by the owners, should this be required, and the peace to get on with one's holiday afforded by them when there is no need to call upon them.

The property is a short drive from the Belfast ferry terminals and it is an excellent starting point to travel to any location in Northern Ireland. It has a range of facilities nearby - shops, restaurants, coastal walk/cycle path, parks, playground and open air exercise equipment.

Tempted to say we would not recommend the property to a friend (only to ensure is is available when we next wish to stay there) but in all honesty I couldn't, I can recommend it to anyone.

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Liked best: It is somewhere one can feel at home when on holiday.
Liked least: Having to leave at the end of the holiday
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
We were delighted to have you and your family back to stay with us and greatly appreciate you giving The Coach House such an excellent review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay and are planning another visit.
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vbowen1
Arnaudville, Louisiana
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“Charming House”
Reviewed 20 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

This is a charming house with wonderful views of the water and a lovely garden. It is within easy walking distance to the small town of Whiteabbey for restaurants, the grocery, etc. and a short taxi or bus ride into Belfast. Rosemary and Abigail were great to work with and most accommodating. We would definitely stay here again.

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Liked best: Beautiful views of the water
Liked least: Dryer took forever to dry the clothes
Travelling group: Extended Family
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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Management Response
29 May 2015
We're so pleased that you decided to spend a few extra days in Ireland and visit us here in the North and we really appreciate your taking the time to write about your stay in The Coach House and giving us such a good review. I shall look into the matter of the dryer as I hadn't realised that it was giving trouble.
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coryh330
Orillia, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great Stay”
Reviewed 19 April 2015 for a stay in May 2014

My family stayed at the Coach House in May of 2014. Our host was absolutely lovely, she looked after us very well. The house was the perfect base for our family to enjoy my sisters week long wedding festivities. The kitchen was fully equipped and the furnishings were lovely.
You couldn't ask for a more perfect home away from home!

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Liked best: I loved the personality of the home! Charming and historic with all the modern day amenities!
Liked least: I had to leave
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
29 May 2015
Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay in The Coach House and for giving us such an excellent review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will have another special occasion and return!
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TonerTowe...
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED ! 11/10”
Reviewed 10 October 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We stayed at the Coach House last new year following our wedding in Mauritius. We were greeted by a lovely host, Rosemary, who could not do enough for us and make our stay comfortable and memorable. The Coach house is like a home from home, very well equipped with everything you need for your stay, The bedrooms are very comfortable and the standards of cleanliness are extremely high.

We shared the lovely House with family, who celebrated our marriage with us. It is a great space with lots of local amenities and a stones throw from the local beach and tourist areas.\

We look forward to visiting again.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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AJR696
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect Home Away from Home”
Reviewed 11 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We could not have picked a more perfect place to stay while in Northern Ireland. The location was fantastic; easy to use as a base for all of our excursions. The home itself was warm and cozy, beds were incredibly comfortable. The garden provided us with a lovely place to gather and spend time. The views were fantastic, as was the beach access. The hosts were warm and welcoming and very thoughtful. Everything from the ample parking to the towels was phenomenal. It was a wonderful place to gather as a family.

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Liked best: The garden
Liked least: All the bathrooms being up stairs - but even that was no big deal.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jul 2014
What a fabulous review for our beautiful house and we appreciate it so much that you have taken the time to write this in such detail. We really enjoyed you all being here to visit your son and we loved the fact that you made our son a wonderful American chocolate cake to mark his birthday! Thank you also for leaving the house so clean and tidy after your visit.
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