2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Spacious Gate lodge With Stunning Rural Views
About Esther Ervin
This beautiful gatelodge is at the entrance to our Family Farm which was purchased in 1923. It was originally built as a Porters Lodge for the Gentleman's Residence which is Scion Hill. When my Grandfather purchased Scion Hill it was occupied by workers from the family Flax Mill. In 2010 we decided that it should be refurbished into Self Catering accomodation. The original part of the building is now a spacious Kitchen and Living Room while there is a luxurious new extension housing bedrooms, utility room, bathrooms and a hall. The property is very light and airy with high ceilings, large rooms and plenty of windows to enjoy the view.
Esther Ervin purchased this Cottage in 1923
Why Esther Ervin chose Dromore
This is a unique property to stay in. It combines the original historic building with luxurious modern facilities. For special guests there is a small welcome pack of locally produced food.
What makes this Cottage unique
Relax in modern luxury while staying in a historic lodge built in 1840. Watch the birds in the wooded garden, and dine outside when weather permits.
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Very comfortable house
This house has a lovely kitchen and beautiful Irish art throughout. The bedrooms and bathrooms are warm and comfortable however it is not perfectly clean. The linens are clean but the other surfaces and floors leave quite a bit to be desired. However we would be happy to rebook it as it is well appointed and very cozy. Thank you for the extra detail of tape so we could wrap some presents.
I am very disappointed that you found surfaces less than very clean. We take pride in presenting the beautiful gatelodge in pristine condition, and can only surmise that details were overlooked on this occasion, for which I apologize.
Happily you are willing to stay again, and I can assure you that you will be able to award a top rating to add to our previously unbroken 5 star rankings.
Idyllic country retreat
The house is clean and well equipped with spacious modern bedrooms and kitchen and a cosy sitting room. Well away from noise but within easy reach, by car, of the nearby towns, such as Hillsborough, Downpatrick, Bambridge and more. Would love to come back.
Amazing accommodation, they thought of everything, great location, would definitely book again. Thank you
Glad you enjoyed staying in our beautiful gatelodge. We try to make it an ideal location for a relaxing holiday.
Great Location; Great Cottage!
We stayed in this beautiful gatehouse in July 2018, when it was very hot, so the garden with shady areas, and the gorgeous, enormous, cool bedrooms were very welcome. The rest of the accommodation was also lovely; nicely decorated, clean and well equipped.
Esther, the owner who lives nearby, was kind and very helpul but inobtrusive, which I think is what most holiday makers want from a host.
The location of this cottage was ideal for us. It's 10 miles from Belfast and it was easy to access all the main roads to reach anywhere in Northern Ireland. We took our own car, and a car is essential as the location is very rural.
We stayed 10 days and enjoyed every minute. The scenery, tourist sites, and mostly the people, were fabulous, and we'll definitely return, both to Northern Ireland and this fantastic cottage.
Wonderful peaceful property
Host was helpful. Very quiet and peaceful property. Car is necessary. Not far from Belfast and Royal County Down.
Thoroughly enjoyed my stay.
Such a comfortable and relaxing place to stay. Great views of the surrounding countryside and when you want the city it’s only a 30 minute drive into Belfast.
Thank you Robert. Please come again and enjoy our historical location with the advantages of modern conveniences.
Centrally located for the mourne mountains and co down coast, titanic center, Belfast, Dublin, fermanagh lake lands, giants causeway and the north antrim coast. Golf, fishing, cycling, swimming, horse riding and cinema facilities within a short drive. Many local pubs and restaurants close by. The historic Georgian village of Hillsborough is a 10 minute drive away as well as best kept village moira. For those who like to shop we are close to Belfast, lisburn, spruce field and the outlet ban bridge. The rural location ensures a stress free and relaxing break.