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34 reviews
Welcome to Fools Haven Thatched Cottage
Excitement, we have arrived.
Lovely to meet you.  Did you have a good journey?
Downstairs living room with oil fired stove to keep you warm and cosy.
View of living room with rocking chair and cosy sofa.
'Bettys Bothy' an all weather BBQ Cabin - eat outside on patio when sunny.
'Betty's Bothy' our BBQ Cabin - charcoal lit and ready to party!
An example of our complimentary Hospitality Basket, enjoyed by guests and includes local produce.
Downstairs bathroom with slipper bath.
Downstairs bathroom with natural light and ventilation.
Downstairs bathroom with slipper bath and period fixtures.
An award winning Tourism NI 4 star property, embracing the values as World Hosts.
Inside 'Bettys Bothy' - lots of bench's and comfy cushions to lounge on.
'Puffins Perch' an outside, two storey, playhouse for the kids to play in.
View - looking down stairs to front door (half/stable door)
Upstairs and turn left for 2 single beds or right for 1 single bed and upstairs WC and shower room.
another view - downstairs bedroom with double bed.
Downstairs bedroom with double bed.
Kitchen well equipped with washer/dryer.
another view of kitchen showing cooker and fridge/freezer.
View of right hand side landing, leading to room with WC and electric shower.
Single bed on right hand side of landing.
Large electric shower in upstairs room with WC.
Landing on left hand side of stairs, leading to bedroom with 2 singles beds.
One of 2 single beds in this bedroom.
2nd single bed in this bedroom.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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lakermom1
Ontario, Canada
1 review
“....welcome back home!”
Reviewed 19 September 2015 for a stay in July 2015

A wonderful family vacation back home after 40 plus years, travelled with our adult sons, great home base to see and share memories, kudos to "Foolshaven" everything we needed, Allison and Robbie went above and beyond for us...any questions or inquires had an immediate response, I can't wait to come back!

Travelling group: Large Group
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
21 Sep 2015
Hi, thank you for staying at Fools Haven and reviewing our Cottage. It was a pleasure to be able to help you with your plans and queries, especially after 40 years..........so much has changed. But the people, the craic and the beauty of our country - never does. Best wishes to you all and please consider us for any return trips. Alison & Robbie
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Reviewed 15 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
19 Sep 2015
Hi, thank you for reviewing Fools Haven and we are so pleased the three of you enjoyed your stay and will be visiting again. How many more sleeps? Kind Regards, Alison & Robbie
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Marilyn M
Wales, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 11 September 2015 for a stay in June 2015

We had a lovely stay the cottage is so cosy and everything you want and beautifully kept to veryhigh standard and the owners Alison and Robbie were so friendly and helpful made it a a really nice holiday we have booked up for next year

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Liked best: The whole experience
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Sep 2015
Hi, thank you for your kind words of support and we love having visitors to Fools Haven and hearing your stories. Looking forward to catching up with you both again, on your next trip to Carrickfergus. Best Wishes, Alison & Robbie
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
SueMcD196...
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“Great rental, good location and lovely owners - had a wonderful stay!”
Reviewed 8 September 2015 for a stay in June 2015

I rented this cottage to bring my family on our planned visit to Ireland - two adults and two teenagers with autism. Unfortunately, at the last minute, only my son and I were able to make it over to Ireland for his 21st Birthday. The cottage was great - clean, charming, historic and plenty of room even had all four of us made it over to Ireland! The owners, Robbie and Alison Brennen, were friendly and very helpful! Tasty treats and food staples awaited us on our arrival - such a lovely welcome! Alison was there to great us and to answer the many questions we had about the town and sightseeing in the North. The location was also excellent - the town of Carrickfergus is lovely and just a quick train ride from Dublin. We didn't have, nor did we need, a car for this visit! Thank you again, Alison and Robbie, for your wonderful hospitality! We will be back... :)

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Liked best: The owners and the cottage itself!
Liked least: Irish weather - at least on the first day. Beautiful for the rest of the week!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Management Response
11 Sep 2015
Hi and thank you for reviewing our Cottage and being so comprehensive. We enjoyed having you both as neighbours and hope you can return, as a family of 4, another time. It is important for perspective guests to read it is not necessary to have a car for their stay. Visits to Belfast and beyond can be made by train and/or bus. And we have a link with a local Coach Company, that with prior arrangement, they will pick up guests for a tour of the Antrim Coastal Route. Best Wishes, Alison & Robbie.
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MarinaRom...
Elmshorn, Germany
1 review
Reviewed 11 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 Aug 2017
Thank you for reviewing Fools Haven and the information noted and your opinion will be much appreciated by fellow travellers. It is always good for others to read that the trains and buses are handy to the Cottage and easy to use. We look forward to having you as guests again in the future. Kind regards, Alison & Robbie
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