£149 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Scionhill Gatelodge – Home 259331 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 20 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


5 star Luxury Self Catering accommodation in a beautifully refurbished early victorian Gatelodge. Centrally located for the Mourne Mountains and Co Down coast, Titanic Centre, Belfast, Dublin, Fermanagh lakelands, Giants Causeway and the North Antrim coast. Golf, fishing, cycling, swimming, horse riding and cinema facilities are 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, Sprucefield and the Outlet at Banbridge. The rural location ensures a stress free and relaxing break. The accommodation has two large double bedrooms with superkingsize or single beds. The main bedroom has an ensuite wet room with shower and the other a private bathroom with bath and shower. There is a fully fitted kitchen and utility room with washer, dishwasher and tumble dryer. The large sitting room has comfortable sofas and a wood burning stove and TV and a selection of books and board games. All bedlinen and towels are supplied. A folding bed and cot can be supplied at no extra cost. The accommodation is all on one level so suitable for wheelchairs and disabled access.The doorways are wide.

There is additional cost for coal, firewood and turf for the stove.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Super King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

A car is necessary if guests want to explore the various places of interest.

Interaction with guest

I live down the avenue in front of the gate lodge, and am always available for information about local amenities and places of interest. I respect our guests privacy and respond to all guests as they want to be treated.


Check in time: 14:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £100.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Pets may be allowed in consultation with Esther. There will be an additional charge.


About the owner

Esther E.
Average reply time:
50 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
20 Apr 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 23 Jan 2013. Located in County Down, it has 36 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £802 to £916.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 20 Apr 2021.


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Guest reviews

36 reviews

Very Good

“Just perfect”

Reviewed 22 Jun 2020

We stayed here for 4 nights and didn’t want to leave so requested if we could stay an extra night. A beautiful house with everything you need. Beautiful location with lots of nearby attractions.… More

Owner's reply: We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our historic gate lodge. We would love to welcome you again. Esther

“Perfect peaceful getaway”

Reviewed 11 Aug 2019

House was beautiful & had everything we needed. Is in the peaceful countryside but still not too far from places to go. Would recommend & would definitely love to stay again some time.

“Wonderful house and location!”

Reviewed 8 Aug 2019

The house is situated in beautiful countryside with magnificent views. It is a clever extension of an old gatehouse retaining nice features and an attractive interior and exterior. The house was the best equipped of any we have stayed at with large comfortable beds and great storage in all rooms. It was spotlessly clean and the owner was helpful but not intrusive. The garden space provided pleasant opportunities for outside meals and watching the beautiful Red Kites gliding gracefully across the sky. There was lots to do during our visit and the Montalto Estate near Ballynahinch was a favourite.

Owner's reply: Thank you for your kind words about our beautiful gatelodge Catherine. We hope that you and your family visit us again. Esther

“Superb cottage in beautiful rural location”

Reviewed 9 Jul 2019

Our stay here was excellent. A beautiful, spacious, cottage well equipped for all our needs and surrounded by fields. Fortunately the weather was glorious and the only sounds were of birds (including… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Caroline. Glad we were able to accommodate you and your family with a great location for your exploration and visits. Esther

“Tranquil, peaceful and comfortable!”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2019

This is a family friendly cottage that is ideal to come home and relax in after a day exploring. Views are stunning and many of Northern Ireland’s most lovely attractions are a short drive away… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Rhonda. I enjoyed meeting you all. Please come again and give my regards to your lovely mum. I think of her during Songs of Praise.

“Lovely relaxing holiday”

Reviewed 27 May 2019

We had a fabulous time at Scionhill Gatelodge, the owner was very attentive and friendly, couldn't do enough for us. The location is stunning with lovely views over the neighbouring mountains. T… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Jane. We keep the kitchen well equipped with a variety of utensils. Glad you found them useful. Please visit again. Esther

“Poor owner ruined trip”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2019

Came here for a family break as well as attending a wedding. lovely as is location however this was spoiled by a horrible owner whom turns up unannounced to check up on you and drives her pet… More

Owner's reply: I am sorry you feel that your trip was spoiled Davina. I normally knock the door some time after guests arrive to ensure that they can manage heating controls, access internet and deal with any queries. Most welcome advice on local points of interest, shopping etc.and how to contact me if necessary. During out conversation just before you left, you told me how lovely the lodge was and how you had enjoyed your stay. My cleaner and I were disappointed to discover that permanent damage had occurred in the main bathroom. Namely dark stains on the floor, shower curtain and towel. You said they had been caused by hair dye and you had tried to clean up. The cords of a Roman blind in the entrance hall had come off. The supplier came to fix it. While I was mowing roadside grass after 10am.on the morning of your departure, you were packing your car, so I did start on the large garden. I was careful not to go near the lodge. We are proud of our 5 star historic lodge and have enjoyed sharing it with wonderful guests since 2012. We always respect their privacy and do our best to ensure they have a great stay. I am sorry this issue has ended in acrimony.

“Terrible I DO NOT recommend”

Reviewed 16 Apr 2019

So me and my family came over here for a nice relaxing holiday we are the kind of family that love peace and quite when we go on holiday and nice country walks well let me tell you this if you are the… More

Owner's reply: Nobody called Paris ever stayed in SCION HILL GATE LODGE. SORRY Who are you?

“Near enough perfect”

Reviewed 4 Aug 2018

This stay was booked in a bit of a hurry when previous accommodation fell through - we had other accommodation and a ferry crossing booked, soma bit of a problem. However I can only be glad that happe… More

“Couldn't have been better for us”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2018

We wanted a high quality place that provided us with much needed rest and relaxation but was still located conveniently for travelling to Belfast and the surrounding area. Scionhill Gatelodge was a p… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Paul. Please visit "drumlin country" again!

Review 1-10 of 36


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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Esther the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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Or send Esther (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Esther (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Esther (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Esther (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

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In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How can I retract my booking request?

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Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Esther (the owner) a message.

If Esther (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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