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This affordable spacious accommodation is a great base to explore most of north east Ireland.
This recently renovated stone farmhouse is situated on a working cattle and sheep farm between the villages of Dromara and Dromore in County Down in the Dromara Hills just a mile from the Slieve Croob Scenic Loop and the area of the proposed Mournes National Park.
The house has limited disability access, oil fired central heating throughout and firewood is provided at no extra cost. On site parking and children’s toys games and videos are available on request. A welcome pack containing tea coffee milk and homemade scones is provided. The owners Ivan and Annette Rankin live next door and are on hand to deal with problems and give directions etc. as necessary. For this reason check in and leaving times can be quite flexible.
Newcastle (where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea) and Dundrum Nature Reserve are 12 miles away. Tullymore, Castlewellan and Drumkeeragh Forest Parks are a short drive away, as is Laganney Dolmen, Finnis Souterraine, Slieve Croob, Bronte Homeland Drive, St. Patrick's Trail, Downpatrick and Dundrum and Hillsborough Castles. A1 to Dublin/Belfast is six miles away at Dromore; Belfast International and City Airports are approximately 20 miles away and ports of Belfast and Larne can be reached in approximately one hour. Golf can be enjoyed at Spa Golf Club, Ballynahinch, Banbridge Golf Club or Edenmore Country Club, Magheralin.
Small grocery shopping is available at Harry's in Kinallen two miles away, larger supermarkets are available in Dromara, Dromore and Banbridge or Lisburn.
Eating out options include the Pheasant at Annahilt, Angler's Rest Katesbridge, Cafe Rossi Ballynahinch, Parson's Nose, Hillsborough, Halfway House, Banbridge and various restaurants in Newcastle area.
Come visit us and check out our lovely self catering farmhouse, listen to the bird song, the bleating of the sheep, the lowing of the cattle and the braying of Florence the donkey calling for breakfast.
In 2015 Grove Fort were awarded a Silver Award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.