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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6
Magherafelt, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

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Jo_of_Ess...
Melbourne, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful old farm house with great polish and homeliness”
Reviewed 24 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

This is a great place to stay. Two bathrooms, three bedrooms, lovely well appointed kitchen and superb location on a working farm close to a large lake with pretty lakeside walks.
The kitchen has everything needed for self-catering including farm produce and baked items as well. Cosy and homely. Attention from owners is detailed and caring but not intrusive. beds comfortable and the whole place very clean. All appliances worked well and were straightforward to use. Set fireplace was a nice touch when we arrived late.
The only problem was finding the place; it is off the beaten track and better directions need to be supplied.

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Liked best: The homeliness
Liked least: Getting there
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
24 May 2016
It was a pleasure to have you stay. Thank you Jo and Marell for your kind review it is very much appreciated.
I do have a map which I can e mail and I apologise not to have forwarded it. We have been spoiled lately with sat nav.
Best regards Kathleen
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David S
Omagh, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding”
Reviewed 15 April 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Rated at 4* but should be a 5* self catering cottage. Cracking, quiet location with well kept lawns at the end of a crunchy gravel drive. Extremely well appointed inside with some original features including a cast iron range for your turf fire (fuel supplied), the old gas light fittings and a huge roll-top bath. The kitchen/living room is fully equipped with everything you will ever need. The bedrooms are beautifully decorated and the beds themselves are supremely comfortable.

The welcome has to be appreciated to be believed...

If you've looked on Google in satellite view and seen the waterworks close by don't be alarmed - it is completely invisible and inaudible from the cottage. You only notice it as you drive in. The locale is great for going for a stroll, with a track to the shore of Lough Neagh that passes the owner's own large (about 2 or 3 acres) pond through a wooded area. The ponies that live there are extremely friendly and docile. Further walks are suggested and a map is supplied if you want to do some circular routes.
I cannot recommend this cottage enough, to the extent that we had booked another stay ourselves before we had even left.

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Liked best: Period features, quality of decor and welcome
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Apr 2016
Thank you so much for this complementary review David, you were a pleasure to have stay with us and look forward to see you in August.
Kathleen
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Liz P
Bordon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely location & great hosipitality”
Reviewed 2 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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The cottage was beautifully presented and the grounds in a lovely seclude location. Kathleen & Harry were very welcoming with some lovely scones and the makings for an Irish fry. Our 5 year old daughter really enjoyed her trip to Harry's diary farm to see the cows being mil0ked. Wish we had had longer and will definitely go back again. Very much home from home!

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Liked best: Friendly people
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Fred R
Diamond Bar, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wonderful”
Reviewed 21 June 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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The Cottage, the setting, the hospitality of the owner, were all wonderful. Our entire group thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.

Thanks!

Fred R

Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 35-49
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Jonathan...
East Molesey, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First Class Cottage”
Reviewed 14 June 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

From the warm welcome from Kathleen when we arrived though to the time of our departure we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Waterfoot Cottage. A homely and well kept cottage with all the facilities we needed. Located on the banks of Lough Neagh, it is centrally located - ideal for exploring Northern Ireland.

Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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