We had a lovely family holiday in 'Orchard Cottage' with our 2 children over New Year. The cottage was very comfortable, beautifully decorated, and the wood burning stove gave it a really cosy feel. The kitchen was well equipped and essentials such as milk, butter, eggs and cereal were provided by the cottage owners Sheamus and Eileen. Eileen's freshly baked ginger bread was a real treat and was very much appreciated after a long journey from Scotland! Sheamus and Eileen were wonderful hosts and couldn't do enough to help us throughout our stay. We will definitely be visiting again!
We booked this cottage as our first trip away together which could have started badly as I had just arrived into Belfast late all the way from Tokyo and my girlfriend was also seriously delayed. However from first informing the charming owner Seamus of our plight he was a total gent! We were sent detailed instructions and arrived without further hitches at 1:30am to a still roaring woodburner and the amazing ginger loaf which we promptly scoffed. Any tiredness was quickly forgotten as we explored the brilliant property which looks even better than in the photos and pondered how we could earn enough to persuade Seamus to part with it or come and do up our houses too!! Fresh milk and butter were also provided along with cereal and tea/coffee meaning it was no problem that we had forgotten to get any shopping in. Basically the owners prevented any potential arguments and Seamus grew in our minds to be a legend of mythical proportions. Lots to do in the surrounding area provided you have a car but equally you could sit out a rainy weekend next to the fire here with no problems whatsoever. Upon meeting Seamus he lived up to our expectations (despite not being 6'10") and loved spending time chatting to him as he is a natural storyteller and comedian as well as renovator extrodinaire. He even popped around with some Irish moonshine (pochine?) which he was drinking with friends and didn't want us left out, although I'm not sure whether to thank him for this. Lethal stuff but a nice gesture all the same!!
I never bother to write these reviews as I am lazy but in this case I've made a belated exception as it was warranted. A great property with great owners, thanks.
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Fabulous cottages, beautifully decorated with charming little touches. Well appointed with everything you could need. A perfect cosy little retreat for a relaxed break away in the Fermanagh countryside.
Absolutely gorgeous cottage, beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. They have thought of everything (even a cafetiere). You definitely need a car as it's quite a drive from anywhere but not too far for a taxi from town on the odd occasion.