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PARKHEAD LODGE BALLYMENA
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PARKHEAD LODGE BALLYMENA
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DINING ROOM
MASTER BEDROOM
DOUBLE BEDROOM
DOUBLE BEDROOM
MAIN BATHROOM
LOG CABIN
INTERIOR OF LOG CABIN
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Excellent - based on 7 reviews
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ColinMcCu...
Thessaloniki
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Simply outstanding amenities and a wonderful couple”
Reviewed 25 February 2016 for a stay in December 2015

I rented this property over the 2015-2016 New Year break. The owners Heather and George are extremely friendly and take great pride in ensuring that their guests are comfortable - everything from home baked shortbread on arrival to stocking the bridge with essentials. They simply think or everything (and more) to make it a stay to remember.

The house which is very cozy and comfortable was scrupulously clean. George and Heather even called the day after we moved in to make sure that we had found everything and to inquire if we needed anything. They could not have been more helpful.

This is the sort of welcome and service one dream's of but which today is very rare - it was a heartfelt welcome and the desire to make the stay unforgettable for the guests which was so great. They succeeded in both and I look forward to renting the property again soon. I have already recommended the property to friends - simply the best!

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Liked best: The wonderful welcome and attention to detail in the house
Liked least: I could find nothing which I did not like about the whole experience.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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HMcN2015
Brisbane Region, Australia
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Fantastic, fully-equipped holiday house in a quiet cul-de-sac”
Reviewed 23 December 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed at Parkhead Lodge for six nights in December 2015. The house was beautifully presented and decorated for Christmas which our children appreciated. Everything spotlessly clean and very well equipped. It is in a quiet location but less than 10 minutes walk to the shops of Ballymena and a few minutes from the park. We were made to feel very welcome. Highly recommended!

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Travelling group: Teenagers
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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ROELMU
BIRMINGHAM
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A wonderful home from home”
Reviewed 12 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We rented this house as our son was getting married in Ballymena so we could have some where to stay with freedom to do as we liked. The house is a modern semi in a very quiet cul de sac with plenty of parking space close to the town centre. The house has every amenity you require, ie Dishwasher,washing machine,dryer,microwave,safe,en suite in the larger bedroom with another bathroom for the other two bedrooms. It was extremely clean and the owners George & Heather could not do enough to make your stay enjoyable. They even left a bottle of wine,cake,and flowers to welcome us and told us to treat the house as our own. On the eve of our sons wedding they put up a camp bed in the lounge so he could spend his eve of wedding with us and the following day whilst at the wedding removed the bed and put the house back as we found it on arrival. The guest book showed people from all over the world had stayed there. Australia, USA,etc ,with not one bad comment.If you want to stay in a lovely home with everything you need look no further.

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Liked best: The lovely atmosphere and cleanliness
Liked least: Nothing, it was all good
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Families with young children
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Becky H
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic Holiday Home”
Reviewed 16 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Thank you so much to Heather and George for their hospitality, and welcoming us into their lovely holiday home. The house was a real home from home equiped with everything you could need for your stay.

We were attending a wedding in The Galgorm Resort and this was a great location to stay for the wedding as it was only a 10 minute taxi drive away. It was also in a good location for getting into town and had a Tescos express just a couple of minutes away.

Overall a great holiday, made even better by the homemade scones and shortbread that were on the table on arrival. We would all love to come back!

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Liked best: The great condition of the house
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Sue d
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Perfect base for a family wedding trip”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 for a stay in July 2014

We were so well looked after by Heather & George, home made cakes for our arrival were the icing on the cake ! We have never stayed in a cleaner or better equipped self catering property.

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