Grove Fort, Rural Self Catering house in Co Down.

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Description from the owner

  • House
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 2

Sleeps: 6

Type: House

Grove Fort, Rural Self Catering house in Co Down.

Grove Fort is a 2 storied restored farmhouse on a working farm in the Dromara Hills. While it is quiet, rural and away from it all, it is ideally suited for easy access to most of Northern Ireland and some of the North Dublin area of the South. It is situated at the edge of the proposed Mourne National Park Area, an area of outstanding natural beauty, much loved by cyclists and walkers. A car is recommended to get there as public transport is limited to school buses. There are 2 reception rooms, well equipped kitchen/dining area including open fire and coal burning stove and shower/toilet on the ground floor with limited disability access. First ...Read more

About the owner

Annette R.

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Grove Fort, Rural Self Catering house in Co Down.
Dromore, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Grove Fort farm is situated in mid to south Down in the rolling Dromara Hills on the edge of the Proposed National Park incorporating the Mourne Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The source of the river Lagan is just a couple of miles away in Slieve Croob Scenic Loop, as is Finnis Souterrain / Binder's Cove and the famous Legananny Dolman. The beautiful scenic 12 mile drive over the 'Rib' or the 'Windy Gap' will take you to Castlewellan or Newcastle in 20 minutes by car (where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea!) and perhaps slightly longer if you cycle or walk!
At the top of the Rib, which is 2 miles away, on a clear day it is possible to see 5 of Northern Ireland's 6 Counties.

The main road Dublin / Belfast road is just 6 miles away at Dromore; Belfast can be reached by car in 40 minutes, Dublin in 90 minutes approximately. Larne Port and the International Airport are 50 minutes drive away.

This a lovely part of Co Down. It is both very rural and yet very central. You can feel very much in the country but at the same time a short car journey can take you to most parts of north- east Ireland.

In the day time the birdsong is wonderful, the bleating of lambs in the spring time is refreshing, the yellow whin hedges are so vibrant and the fields so green. The drumlins of Co Down are a real challenge to cyclists even if they are a nightmare to a more casual type of biker!
It is lovely to step outside in the winter night and see the canopy of stars.
The house itself is in the process of being given a Green Tourism classification and the owners have recently ben awarded World Host recognition for excellent Customer Service.
The accommodation is spacious, fully central heated, free wifi, logs and coals for two fires and bed-linen and towels are included in the price. The welcome pack contains tea, coffee, milk, jam, butter and homemade scones. It is a real home from home.

More About This Location

Mountain nearby, Rural retreats

Getting There

Nearest train station: Lisburn, 14 miles
Nearest airport: George Best, Belfast City, 25 miles
Nearest ferry port: Belfast, 25 miles
Car is recommended



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