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Entrance to cottages with view over reservoir (Jan 2016)
Ballydavey Cottage - Large double bedroom with picture window - views of Belfast Lough
Ballydavey Cottage - Living area, comfortable, fully equipped with Large TV, Free WIFI
Ballydavey Cottage - Bright, open plan dining area with view of Belfast Lough
Ballycultra Cottage - Dining area and access to balcony
Ballycultra Cotage - Open plan, modern, fully equipped kitchen
Ballydavey Cottage - Double bedroom, great space and personal touches for a comfortable stay
Ballycultra Cottage - Large Double Bedroom with original artwork
Ballydavey Cottage - Large modern bathroom, with hot water via the solar heating system
Holywood Hill Country Cottages - A homely, welcome entrance
Ballydavey Cottage - Large Twin Bedroom with built in wardrobe and wall mounted TV
View from Ballycultra Cottage Balcony - Uninterrupted Views of Belfast Lough
Ballycultra Cottage - View from bedroom - as far as the eye can see
Ballycultra Cottage - Modern bathroom, design panels, towel rail and illuminated mirror
Ballycultra Cottage - Single bedroom lots of storage space for those little extras
Ballycultra Cottage - Lots of Built in storage to maximise space for your comfort
High Chair - available free of charge for our little visitors
Children very welcome to Holywood Hill Country Cottages
Pine cot with bed linen available free of charge for our tiny guests
Original watercolour painting a present to us from one of our guests - view from Ballycultra Cottage
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland

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HMKing84
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“Heaven”
Reviewed 7 September 2015 for a stay in March 2015

I absolutely love the place! Wendy (one of the owners) is the best and nothing has ever been too much for her and David both times we stayed there. The first time we stayed there the place was new and the bought brand new guard rails for the bed, a high chair, feeding equipment and a night light and set it all up for us before we even got there! Plus they had a huge welcome basket with cuddly toys, butter, milk, coffee and lots of treats from the local bakery – plus eggs from the chickens in the garden. The view over Belfast lough is absolutely breath-taking and my husband and I love watching the sunset over the lough each evening. The property itself is alongside a big garden which my little girl loved running around in, and there's also outdoor seating and a BBQ for those that fancy flexing those skills! Belfast is about 15 minutes drive away, but be sure to check out Holywood itself as well as the beach at Crawfordsburn (10 mins drive).

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Liked best: Everything!
Liked least: Absolutely nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
7 Sep 2015
Thanks for a lovely review, and Crawfordsburn Beach, Belfast and Holywood are all great places to visit, and so close to our cottages. We've lovely memories of you both sitting on the balcony in the evening, enjoying the peace and quiet, watching the sunset over Belfast Lough.
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Les765
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Perfection”
Reviewed 14 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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Believe everything you have read in the previous reviews. Everything about our stay in Holywood was perfect. The cottages are fitted out superbly with everything you could possibly need. Thank you so much Wendy and your family for making it a special break. You really do go the extra mile to ensure your guests are well looked after and have a fabulous holiday. The welcome basket was lovely, the scenery, with it's fantastic view from the balcony, was beautiful and the surrounding area blissfully quiet. A perfect location for anyone seeking a relaxing break but only minutes away from Belfast by car.

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Liked best: Everything about it
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
'Perfection'. - that's so kind. We have tried to ensure our guests have everything they need to enjoy a relaxing Holiday. It was lovely to catch you enjoying an 'alfresco' lunch on the balcony taking in the views. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Holywood Hill. Take care. Wendy
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helandcol
Kent
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11 reviews
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“Lovely place!”
Reviewed 7 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Our extended family stayed in both cottages for 5 days whilst in Belfast for a wedding. What a lovely location! Beautiful views across the sea (we could even see Scotland on clear days) and so peaceful.

The cottages were both done to a high specification, with very well equipped kitchens with oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge and microwave. The bathrooms were also very modern with powerful over-bath showers and hot towel rails. Everywhere was spotlessly clean.

There is a separate laundry room which has a washing machine, tumble drier and freezers, plus lots of games for children and DVDs that you can borrow. All the washing powder and dishwasher tablets are provided.

Wendy had left a lovely welcome basket when we arrived with bread, butter, milk etc, and fresh eggs are available (when the chickens are laying!) each morning from the laundry room.

Great hosts, great value, great trip!

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Management Response
18 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely summary of our cottages. We have had a number of families coming for a family event and renting both cottages, it's great when everyone can stay together. Thanks again. David and Wendy
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richard12...
Kent, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
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“Hidden Gem”
Reviewed 25 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

On arrival to Ballydavey cottage we were met by Wendy who showed us around. The Welcome basket was very much appreciated after our long journey. The cottage itself was more than what we expected. It was spotlessly clean and the views are exceptional.
Wendy and her family were all very friendly. We are already planning our next visit.

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Liked best: views, cleanliness, peacefulness
Liked least: leaving to come home
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • 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 your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
26 Jul 2015
Thanks a million for a great review. Looking forward to seeing you all, relaxing and enjoying your holiday again next year. David and Wendy
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NeilMac58
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Superb property in stunning location”
Reviewed 21 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

We rented both properties whilst visiting NI for our son's wedding.
The properties are fitted and furnished to an exceptionally high standard - Wendy's partner who is a builder and did the work is obviously a perfectionist, and Wendy has got the comfort levels decor bed and sofa wise just right.
On arrival we were greeted by Wendy who guided us around the property and gave us a very welcome basket of basics including beautiful eggs.
The kitchen is fully stocked with equipment utensils and appliances. My only comment is that the frying pan was a little small but hey! worth the wait for those eggs.
HH sits on an elevated position and views to sea are fab.
We didn't see much of Holywood the town as Belfast was close enough to visit a few times - a great town, like a younger brother to Glasgow. Very friendly indeed.
A bonus which we loved was the beautiful pets - a gorgeous smoky kitten and an old mournful GSD - missing a departed buddy - sad to hear.
Overall, can't fault. You'll need a car or taxi (cheap and ultra friendly) to get there but that's what you need for gorgeous rural locations.
Total recommend.

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Management Response
26 Jul 2015
Thanks for a lovely review, we're glad your family could all stay together in our two cottages for your son's wedding. Glad the eggs were tasty.... and you will be pleased to know that after your comment, we now have a large frying pan in the cottage (not sure where it went to?) Thanks again. David and Wendy
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