“Caroline and Fergal's house is wonderful and we had a great stay for 10 days with our 3 kids who were so happy they got to try the wii too (!) There is an amazing view, very soothing, the house is big and the very well equipped kitchen great for cooking (which we did a lot with kids). Hollywood was the best location to visit Belfast but also a variety of other places around and we also had the great pleasure to meet Caorline and Fergal upon our arrival, when they were departing for our home themselves; it was very nice to actually meet and exchange keys and they are wonderful people. It is also a very quiet house with big bay windows and it is very warm. The cats were great too! we would certainly go back if we could(!) :)”
Caroline's reviewsAs a host (3)
“We spent a lovely two weeks at Caroline and Fergal's house in Holywood. The location is fantastic--a short train ride into Belfast, with day trips possible to the wonderful Causeway Coast and other locations to the south and east. We took full advantage of all of the materials they had left for things to do. Northern Ireland has such a fascinating history, and we loved seeing the natural world as well as ancient sites, cathedrals, city sites and Holywood itself. The house is lovely, with fantastic views--we spent many evenings on the back deck with a glass of wine, listening to the birds sing and the sun set. Caroline and Fergal were wonderful hosts!”
“We received a surprise from Caroline and Fergal to ask if we would exchange with them in November 2016. It took us a couple of minutes to decide and say Yes. So glad we did say yes. It was such a lovely warm and comfortable bungalow with the most incredible views over to Belfast, Carrickfergus, and Belfast Lough. It took us a while to have breakfast as we spent ages just watching the ever changing view from the kitchen window. We didn\'t use our car very much except to explore further afield than Belfast city. We used the local train service to go in and out of Belfast, its was a half hourly service, excellent. Great museums and art galleries in Belfast to explore, especially when it was rainy and a bit cold. The pubs in the city are fantastic too, full of history and atmosphere. A Red bus tour is a really good idea to take in the city and its history. We did explore further afield, in the car, going to the north coast, the Rope Bridge over the Atlantic, the Giants Causeway, the geology there is worth the visit, so amazing. Lots of lovely villages and county side to explore. Best of all are the people, friendly and helpful. We would strongly recommend Caroline and Fergal\'s home, we loved it and I\'m sure you will too.”
Where is it?
Famous as the hometown of world champion golfer Rory McIroy, Holywood is a trendy town with a village feel. It has a number of independent restaurants, cafes, bars, boutiques and art galleries. It is an ideal touring base for all of Northern Ireland but Belfast is conveniently close, particularly for those wanting a quick weekend break to see the world class Titanic Centre (which was just voted the World's Best Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards 2016), the Game of Thrones locations tour, or wanting to try one of our 2 Michelin starred restaurants.
Belfast can be reached in 10-20 minutes by car, train or bus with our home being only a 10 minute walk to the bus/train stops. We also have the Royal North of Ireland Yacht Club a short walk away should you decide to arrive by private boat!
Belfast City airport is a 5 minute drive away and although you can enjoy watching the planes landing from our house, you cannot hear them as they descend over the bay.
Nature lovers will enjoy our beaches and miles of stunning coastal walks past Grey Point Fort museum and all the way to Bangor Marina.
There is also plenty for children to do, with Europe's largest trampoline park (We Are Vertigo) being a major attraction as well as the W5 science park at the Titanic Quarter.
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