Cosy three bedroom cottage with all mod cons, free fishing, deer on fifty acres
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Brilliant stay in secluded cottage on deer sanctuary.
Very warm welcome from Kevin and Caroline. Always on hand for anything we might need but not intrusive. Lovely cottage, spacious and well equipped. Private tour of deer sanctuary one of the highlights of our stay. Lovely to walk round the woods, lakes etc where there are many of Kevin's brilliant sculptures.
Glad you enjoyed your stay Carol and thank you for choosing to stay at Hillfarm cottage and taking the time to give us a kind review. From Kevin & Caroline
Comfortable, neat, clean cottage. Kevin was very welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Right from our arrival until our departure Kevin and Caroline couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. We arrived to find a bowl of home grown plums and freshly laid eggs- both delicious and were encouraged to pick more plums during our stay.
The cottage was in a very quiet location but conveniently only minutes from the main road so useful for day trips to The Causeway Coast, Belfast, Derry and County Donegal.
Kevin introduced us to his hens and ducks and encouraged is to explore the grounds around the cottage and lake. Most evenings we saw Kevin's herd of deer from a distance but unfortunately never found time to take up Kevin's kind offer of a deer 'safari'.
The cottage itself was neat and tidy and clean and well maintained. It was also comfortable and well equipped.
Our 10yr old son particularly liked the reclining chair with footrest!
Thanks so much Kevin and Caroline. Maybe we'll be back one day but we'll definitely tell our friends!
Thank you Judith for taking time to give us just a lovely review. Delighted you enjoy our cottage and local attractions. Kind regards Kevin & Caroline.
Host was exceptionally friendly and welcoming. The house was lovely amd a perfect base for exploring
Loved it so much that we're hoping to come back in the fiture
Jill thank you for your kind response and hopefully you all will make it back in the near future. Kind regards Caroline & Kevin
Tranquil setting and very comfortable cottage
Enjoyed our stay at Hillfarm House Cottage very much. Wanted peace and quiet and we found it! Lovely walks from the farm exploring the lake and beautiful garden. Kevin was most welcoming and the cottage beautifully prepared with unexpected treats of homemade scones and jam and fresh eggs from the hens. Very welcome after a full day traveling.
Hi Nicola / Chris, Thank you for taken the time to give a very kind review of Hillfarm House Cottage,Its was a pleasure having you both.
Thanks from Kevin and Caroline
Clean, very comfortable, cosy, well maintained.
The lovely cottage had all the amenities required for our stay and is situated in beautiful grounds with we deer and a lake. Located deep in the quiet countryside yet only 10 minutes drive to Londonderry and 15 minutes from the the border with Ireland.
My wife and daughter tried to visit as many attractions as possible including but not limited to the Giant Causeway and famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge - and found that all were within easy driving distance from the cottage.
There are beaches within easy reach and we thoroughly recommend Dough Island beach over the border in Donegal. Some of the scenery on both sides of the border is breath taking.
Kevin and Caroline who are very friendly could not do enough to make our stay comfortable and interesting - Kevin to the point of getting absolutely drenched (on the one afternoon of rain we had) whilst endeavoring to show me some good fishing locations. He also obtained a fishing permit for me.
If you are into fishing, there are salmon and trout rivers nearby.
I recommend this property without hesitation.
Robert glad you had such a wonderful time and enjoyed the fishing, thank you kindly for your informative review. Kevin & Caroline
Wonderfully isolated, peace and quiet.
Hillfarm House Cottage is a great place to get away from the usual hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's quiet and peaceful and Kevin is an exceptional host. The property is well maintained throughout, with a lovely large living area/kitchen diner. The kitchen is well equipped and Kevin very kindly supplied fresh eggs from his hens, butter, cereal, home made jam, bread, milk, ham and cheese. Obviously these could be subject to availability. Tea and coffee was also provided. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. I would have liked to have seen an electric shaver point in the bathroom, and maybe a storage shelf and hooks for towels, but the lack of these is not detrimental to the overall facilities on offer at the property. There is wifi, a TV and DVD player. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board and clothes dryer are supplied. Washing machine, dishwasher are in the kitchen, and a tumble dryer is in one of the out buildings. Everything you need is here. One thing that would probably be unique is that Kevin has a wonderful herd of 9 Fallow Deer which Kevin will take visitors out to in the field in his truck, or you can just watch them from the surrounding fences. There is also a fishing lake and a few paths to walk around the fields. This is not a working farm, so it is quite safe for children, but adults should supervise children at all times anyway. The location is ideal for exploring the surrounding area and attractions. Londonderry is about 15 mins. drive, and the coast attractions are 45 min. - 1 hr. away. Portstewart is great as you can actually park on the National Trust beach and watch body surfers in the sea on windy days. Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-rade rope bridge are all within easy driving distance. It's worth driving to Larne, about 1 1/2 hours drive away and working the way back along the Causeway Coastal Route, some fantastic scenery and places to stop off. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who doesn't mind being out of built up areas and well into the countryside and needing to drive to the areas attractions. Thanks Kevin for a wonderful stay.
Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review for our holiday cottage and the suggestions about the bathroom area, it was a pleasure having you and hope to see you all in the near future