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“Great base for a young family”
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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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MrsJLTurn...
Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great base for a young family”
Reviewed 26 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We had been searching for somewhere to stay in Belfast while visiting for a family wedding with two young children and we were thrilled when we came across Holywood Hill Cottages.
It proved to be a great find and it was not only a great location but a fantastic base for us to relax between events.
Immaculate on arrival with a wonderful welcome basket and thoughtful extras for the girls, we couldn't have felt more welcome and at home.
My two year old loved exploring the grounds, feeding the chickens and playing with the pram and toys Wendy had put out. She made good use of the DVD collection and colouring books.
The cottage itself was spacious and pristine with absolutely everything we needed. We had a 2 year old and 5 month old with us and they were also well catered for. Wendy had thought of everything from plastic plates/bows/cups to a comfortable cot with bedding all provided.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Holywood and just wish it had been for longer. If we are ever back we will definitely be staying here again. Can't imagine there is anything else nearby that is anywhere near on a par.

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Management Response
21 Jul 2016
Awh what a lovely review! Having travelled with young children myself it makes life much easier when there are a few extras to keep the kids entertained, happy and make them feel at home. Thanks for taking the time to let our guests know a little more about our Cottages. Wendy
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Rosieandr...
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Completely exceeded expectations...perfect.”
Reviewed 16 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

We stayed at Holywood Cottages as a party of 7 who were attending a wedding at the Culloden estate down the road. The whole experience of staying at Holywood Cottages was excellent; Wendy gave us advice and information before we even stayed and was extremely welcoming as soon as we arrived. She's absolutely charming and nothing is too much. The cottages were spotless, spacious and had everything you needed alongside an absolutely exquisite view. Wendy provided each cottage with a welcome hamper which not only looked fantastic but tasted it too (especially the eggs from her chickens and home made cakes!) we were just sorry that we didn't get a chance to fully explore the area as its stunning. We will certainly be back and this is definitely a place not to be missed, as reflected in its outstanding reviews. Thank you Wendy.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Feb 2016
Hi Rosie. Thanks for such a lovely review of our cottages. It was great that your group of friends and family could all stay together for the Wedding. Really lovely to meet you all and we're looking forward to meeting your wee ones on your next visit. Take care till then. Wendy
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Bill L
Perth, Australia
1 review
“Above it all”
Reviewed 20 January 2016 for a stay in January 2016

Tranquil elevated location with superb views over the lough, the Antrim Plateau and over to Scotland. But with back door access to all of North Down. The accommodation was spacious and very well finished. The owners, Dave and Wendy have thought of everything needed for a perfect home from home.

Don't miss the nearby farm shop and the Folk Museum where I tried my hand at blacksmithing at the old forge.

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Liked best: High level of finish.
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Feb 2016
Hi Bill. Thanks a million for a lovely review of our cottage with some great information on the surrounding area for our visitors. David enjoyed catching-up and hearing all about Australia and maybe we'll make it over there some day! Take care. David and Wendy
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
8 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
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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
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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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?
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Management Response
19 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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