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Fool's Haven Thatched Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
This gem of a thatched cottage is over 250 years old. The Cottage is situated at the start of the world famous Causeway Coast and Glens Route, opposite the Andrew Jackson cottage on the shores of Belfast Lough. Belfast city centre is approximately 30 minutes away. We have been rated 4 Stars by Tourism Northern Ireland. We can accommodate 5 people, with a double bedroom and a second room featuring 2 single beds. A further single bed is available. There is a good sized private garden, complete with a great barbecue hut and a separate childrens wooden play house. All bedding and towels are provided, and for stays of more than a week, fresh supplies will be dropped off. Despite keeping the old world look of the house, inside and out, it has everything modern travellers would require. The...This gem of a thatched cottage is over 250 years old. The Cottage is situated at the start of the world famous Causeway Coast and Glens Route, opposite the Andrew Jackson cottage on the shores of Belfast Lough. Belfast city centre is approximately 30 minutes away. We have been rated 4 Stars by Tourism Northern Ireland. We can accommodate 5 people, with a double bedroom and a second room featuring 2 single beds. A further single bed is available. There is a good sized private garden, complete with a great barbecue hut and a separate childrens wooden play house. All bedding and towels are provided, and for stays of more than a week, fresh supplies will be dropped off. Despite keeping the old world look of the house, inside and out, it has everything modern travellers would require. There’s WiFi, Apple TV, Nespresso machine and a washing machine/drier and dishwasher. We have a dedicated free parking space and all guests are met in person with a welcome tray of local produce.More
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About the Owner
Alan A
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2018
Interaction with guests
Guests will be met at the property and given a quick tour of the house and garden. If they have any questions about the local area, we’ll be happy to help. After that a mobile number is provided, so if there’s any problems, we can be contacted quickly. We’re based about 5 minutes away, so any issues can be sorted out as soon as possible.
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Reviewed 26 June 2019

My family and I have just completed our second stay in this fabulous cottage. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by Liz and Stan with traditional Irish warmth and hospitality which immediately made us feel 'at home'. The cottage itself, although of some...More

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank GGazpacho
Reviewed 2 June 2019

We really enjoyed our time at Fools Haven. Great accom for 5, very cosy. It’s 10 mins from the train station and 15 mins to Carrick so a great spot. We had a lovely evening in the barbecue hut and will definitely be back!

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank 877tomz
Happiness167920, VR Owner at Fool's Haven Thatched Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2019

Glad to hear you enjoyed the stay. You’ll be welcomed back any time.

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Reviewed 27 May 2019

Started our trip with a great welcome and a lovely starter pack. Beautifully clean and well presented cottage, and an amazing barbecue bothy in the lovely garden! We had a brilliant time here and are already planning to return, couldn't recommend it highly enough.

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank ecktheman
Happiness167920, VR Owner at Fool's Haven Thatched Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2019

We’re delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay - and we would welcome you back any time!

Reviewed 7 March 2019

Had a lovely stay in a beautiful thatched cottage which was a home from home and had all the conveniences of your own home too, everyone was very friendly and welcoming, the owners were only a phone call away if needed, fantastic location only a...More

Date of stay: February 2019
Thank Nick B
Happiness167920, VR Owner at Fool's Haven Thatched Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2019

Thanks for the review - it would be a pleasure to welcome you back any time. Let us know if you’re in the area any time again.

Reviewed 20 September 2018

Thanks to Alan, Stanley & Liz for a great stay. This was our fourth visit to Fools Haven and it did not disappoint. The welcome basket is a blessing when we arrived after 30 odd hours from Australia. The cottage and the Play House and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Allan R
Happiness167920, VR Owner at Fool's Haven Thatched Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Thank you Allan and Evelyn, We look forward to your next stay with us! Thanks again, Liz and Stanley

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Cooker
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Central Heating
Dryer
Towels Provided
Dishwasher
Freezer
Private Garden
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Toaster
Deck
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About the neighbourhood
Situated approximately halfway between Belfast and Larne, Carrickfergus is very convenient, however you arrive in Northern Ireland. Additionally, you can follow the coast road out of town all the way up to The Giants Causeway, on one of the most scenic drives anywhere in the world. There are numerous bars and restaurants within walking distance or a very short car drive of the cottage and the town centre is approx 15 mins walk from us. But by far the most distinctive feature of the town is the magnificent castle, built in 1177. It is one of the best preserved Norman castles in Ireland, and definitely worth a visit. Belfast city centre is approx 20 minutes drive away and there’s a handy train station just 5 minutes from us.
Getting around
The nearest train station is Downshire, which is approx 5 minutes away. It offers trains to Belfast and Larne. There is also bus stops within 5 minutes offering various local routes. Carrickfergus town centre is approximately 15 minutes walk away. A taxi from Belfast would be approximately £20
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