Great for children of all ages ; Car essential; No pets allowed;
Situated in a rural location 3 miles from Carrickfergus town 15 miles from Belfast this converted 19th century stone barn has been beautifully renovated to maintain its original charm but with all modern facilities. The cottage has been graded four stars by NI Tourist …see more
“Clean, well appointed, warm and comfortable cottage.”
Reviewed 9 Jun 2013
A clean, well appointed, warm and comfortable cottage. Exactly as described. Friendly and welcoming owner. Lovely location. Book with confidence… More
We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and your short holiday in Northern Ireland. Hope to see you again. Best wishes Norma and Bob
“Comfortable, clean & friendly like our own home.”
Reviewed 23 Apr 2013
We strongly recommend Hillcrest Cottage. It is centrally located and served us as a base while touring Ulster. It is easy to access & the roads are excellent. We slept extremely well - probably du… More
Hello Sam and Bonnie, thank you for your review. Sorry about the weather but glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you in the future. Norma and Bob
“Pleasant cottage, good views, requires some updating.”
Reviewed 30 Dec 2013
Spent a week at this cottage visiting family over the Christmas period 2013. Met by the owner on the first day and given a tour etc. Thankfully the owner had put the central heating on it was cold an… More
I must apologise for the heating thermostat in the cottage not working. Unfortunately we were not able to get an electrician over the Christmas period. Regarding updating, the washer/dryer, fridge freezer, cooking pans, cutlery and stair carpet are all new this year. In addition the downstairs bedroom was completely refurnished in quality solid oak. The twin room will be updated this year. Our cottage is assessed every year by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and our 4 star grading was confirmed in August. Regarding the electric showers the temperature needs to be set before you get into the shower. Regarding the lack of contact,it was winter with short days. It was also Christmas and your family and my family were busy doing what one does at Christmas so we were both not there a lot. The cottage is close to our house and you will recall I did say when showing you around the cottage not to hesitate to call us if you needed anything. In our years of renting our cottage we have found that you have to be careful not to be intrusive of guests privacy so there is a fine line to walk. We try to get it right and hope we generally do. We hope you will stay with us again in the future
Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed; Private garden;
This gem of a thatched cottage is over 250 years old and is situated at the start of the Causeway Coast & Glens Route, opposite the Andrew Jackson Cottage and US Rangers Centre on the shores of Belfast Lough. This quaint Irish Cottage has been sympathetically restored …see more
Again we visited fools haven with our children and enjoyed the stay very much. Alison and Robbie have been helpful and thougtful (we were greeted with the fire on at the cold weather on our arrival). … More
Hi, great to hear your family enjoyed another stay at Fools Haven and the little ones love playing in Puffins Perch so much. We would also suggest visitors would find having a car a great way to visit our Country and tailor their drives around their interests. But the Train and Bus are a great excuse to give the driver a day off and also for visiting the City of Belfast. Keep intouch and we would love to have you as neighbours again. Best wishes, Alison & Robbie
“Fabulous Place to Stay”
Reviewed 14 Sep 2015
Wonderfully appointed thatched cottage with all the facilities needed to make it a really comfortable stay with my husband & young son. Betty's Bothy & Puffin's Perch in the garden are a great additio… More
Hi, thank you for reviewing Fools Haven and we are so pleased the three of you enjoyed your stay and will be visiting again. How many more sleeps? Kind Regards, Alison & Robbie
Great for children of all ages ; No pets allowed;
Self Catering Cottage situated on the outskirts of Ballycarry Village.
20 x miles from Belfast. 7 x miles north of Carrickfergus, 5 x miles south of Larne.
Ideal touring base for Causeway Coast and Glens.
Also a 5 x minute drive to Gobbins Path Islandmagee.
All Linen,El …see more
Again we visited fools haven with our children and enjoyed the stay very much. Alison and Robbie have been helpful and thougtful (we were greeted with the fire on at the cold weather on our arrival). We could walk to shops and a little farm near by ( …
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