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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Andik27
2 reviews
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“Perfect location, lovely house”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 for a stay in August 2013

I stayed for a weekend and was delighted with my stay. I found the cottage to be so cosey and it had everything I needed. The location is magical with all of the Tollymore walks and cycles on your doorstep. I'll definitely be back

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26 Aug 2014
Cycling here is something special. So many trails that are usually deserted. Glad you had a magical stay.
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MartinDic...
Portadown, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic place for a break away!”
Reviewed 17 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Stayed in the Gate Lodge a few times over the last while! It's a great place! The house itself is quite small but it's full of character. Its been finished to a high standard to fit in with the character of the house! The views are unbelievable too! Step out the front door and you're met with stunning views of the Mournes! The house is situated within the grounds of the forest park, just inside the back gate. The forest itself is amazing and steeped in history! Fully recommend this place! It's great for a quiet break away as well as those who are more active and like the hikes around the forest park! Couldn't recommend it more!

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TibetanTi...
Belfast, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“I wish it was mine!”
Reviewed 8 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014

Tollymore Forest Park has always held special childhood memories of climbing trees, diving into rock pools and long exploratory walks to parts where you were convinced nobody had been for years. The fact that it bordered onto the Mourne Mountains was a a special bonus. So the chance of staying in a cottage actually inside the Park seemed too good to be true. The Gate Lodge was built in 1802 and retains many of the original features. But make no mistake - this is a beautifully restored and refurbished holiday accommodation. The decor and fittings are quality with everything you could possibly need for the best of holidays. The garden is a perfect suntrap and filled with birdsong all day. There is room to park your car, or maybe two at a squeeze. And a small store a short walk down the Bryansford Road. Is there a downside? It would be difficult to find fault here. Ok tv reception is not great - but if you really want to sit indoors watching tv and waste the opportunity of all that beauty on your doorstep, then that's your own strange prerogative. Highly recommended. Will definitely be back.

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Travelling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
26 May 2014
So glad you all enjoyed it and used the beautiful Park to the full. It truly is s stunning place. hope to see you all again.
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Elaine T
Lurgan, United Kingdom
1 review
“Sheer Bliss”
Reviewed 7 May 2014 for a stay in March 2014

The gate Lodge was just wonderful. It's quite small, but the character of the place is amazing. It's nestled right inside the back gate, inside the Park itself, so as soon as you leave the cottage you are met with stunning views. My little girl thought it was a fairy tale cottage. We hope to be back at some stage.

Travelling group: Young Children
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angelatpi...
Belfast, United Kingdom
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“An absolute delightful house.”
Reviewed 3 May 2014 for a stay in August 2013
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An excellent place for family time, walks, stunning views and a great base for exploring the surrounding area.
This gatelodge is clean, cosy and safe for a young family.
We enjoy our time here so much we are returning this year :0)

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Management Response
26 May 2014
Glad you enjoyed it. You are more than welcome anytime!
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