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r h wrote a review Oct 2020
Newry, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
A BEAUTIFUL place! Bring a picnic in case tea rooms are closed. Wander for miles seeing beautiful scenery. Only £5 to enter, fabulous value. Spend the day relaxing in the grounds or beside the lake.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Stephanie B wrote a review Sep 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom24 contributions4 helpful votes
We (a couple) stayed in one of Crom Estate's glamping 'pods' a couple of weeks ago (September 2020 - still during Covid 19 restrictions) and had a really good experience overall. It was mid week and we were the only two staying at the glamping site! There were two tents up at the camping part of the site and maybe one family staying in one of the cottages. So it is safe to say that it was a very quiet and peaceful experience and we felt very safe - covid-related. We were greeted at the entrance to the estate by a member of staff, who directed us towards the glamping site. We were then greeted by another member of staff who showed us where we were staying and gave us all the information as well as our keys for the pod, and the campsite toilets and code for the gate (as it closed to the public at 4pm - great news as we had the walks pretty much to ourselves after that). The pod was exactly as described and had everything that we needed for glamping i.e. a basic stay indoors that is a step up from camping. There are two single beds and mattresses (bring your own bedding), indoor lighting, plug sockets, a lamp, a mirror, a mini fridge, a microwave, a kettle, a heater and a small table and two chairs. Just in front of our pod was our on picnic table with metal bit to put disposable bbq on. Everything that we needed. Although we brought our own gas stove for cooking. The glamping 'pods' (indoor stone accommodation) are just a short path away from the main campsite with toilets (campsite guests only after 4pm at this time of year/covid restrictions) and also a firepit. The toilet facilities were clean and had everything I needed: toilet roll, soap, hand drier etc. There were showers (which I didn't use on this occasion) that you could have payed £1 for 10 minutes. The firepit was a great touch and surrounded by log seating. You could purchase firewood at the visitor's centre but we brought our own from home and toasted marshmallows that night. Due to covid, the visitor centre was closed but the tearooms were open between 11am-3pm. There was also wifi, on site, which you could access outside, near the visitor's centre. Crom Estate itself was beautiful with plenty of walks and trails. To see, there is the lake, castle ruins, the Estate (although private - so at a distance) and lots of wildlife! We were lucky enough to see deer, both in the Estate's enclosure and on the island in the forest and on one of the other forest trails. We also saw red squirrels! On this occasion, you could not hire out boats/canoes, due to covid restrictions but we came a year or two ago and hired out one of the canoes, which was a great experience. Overall, we had a lovely one night staycation, with the glamping and getting out for walks and seeing nature, but without the risk of too much hustle and bustle of some other tourist areas.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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honeybees2013 wrote a review Sep 2020
surbiton23 contributions17 helpful votes
The cottages which you can rent from the National Trust are clean and perfectly adequate for a stay in the court yard from bygone days. Also they are dog friendly. Red squirrels, pipistrelle bats and wild deer are some of the wildlife you can see around the estate. Walking boots are a must as some of the trails are very muddy. A very peaceful location and would highly recommend.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Dominica M wrote a review Sep 2020
8 contributions1 helpful vote
Have been visiting Crom for years Would never tire of its beauty and tranquility. Fabulous walks and wildlife You will be hooked and return time and time again. Have stayed in cottages... camped in tent and recently the glamping pods. All great... Cottages just beautiful but a wee bit expensive Tent pitches good and great shower and toilet facilities... Glamping pods also lovely...a good size..warm and equipped with mini fridge kettle,microwave electric light and heater..and your own outside picnic table. You use the showers and toilets at the camping pitch as short stroll away. Only advice would be is to bring extra light/ and head torches as lighting in pod is very dim...difficult to see what you are doing if using microwave or if you wanted to read. There are plenty of sockets in pod. Also mini fridge is exactly that so you need your cool box as well. Tea Room serves lovely snacks and home baking...open from 11am and the ladies are so efficient..and friendly.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Susanne M wrote a review Aug 2020
Belfast, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
We went on the red trail, first to the old castle ruins and the yew trees. There were buildings like the Summer house and the ice house.When we were near the end, on the map we saw a short cut so we went down it. It was a historical and beautiful walk.Great for kids.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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