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Mr McGregors' Cottage

(Ref. 954949)

Gortin, County Tyrone, County Tyrone Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place but could be fabulous Needs a mirror in the bedroom and brighter ..."

    Great place but could be fabulous Needs a mirror in the bedroom and brighter lighting More crockery if u r to use dishwasher efficiently and better lighting around the the kitchen area too dark and a bit dangerous Curtains in the living area would look so much better than the plain blind

    Reviewed by Ann4.1Sep 2023

  • "We were disappointed that the cottage was so near to a very busy road with oncoming traffic directly looking at the front of the house and sitting out area."

    Also no safe place to walk along the road so had to walk up a steep and muddy path and through the owner's farmyard to get to the village, about 15 minutes each way.

    Reviewed by Ann3.1Aug 2023

  • "We've enjoyed a week's break in this wee cottage."

    It's cozy and fine for a couple or lone traveller. The location is quiet despite being just off a busy local road and it's central for many local walks and attractions and within a 90 minute drive to places and attractions further afield. The landscape is stunning and the local people in the shops and pubs are welcoming and friendly. Gortin has all you need for local top-up provisions and is a 5 minute drive or 15 minute walk through the estate. The owner popped in to see how we were getting on. One wee thing: the bedroom could do with a mirror if you're in need of one. A week wasn't enough for us and we'd happily return.

    Reviewed by Bill4.7Aug 2023

  • "The house has an extremely fusty smelling."

    Toilet seat broken, windows hard to open. The property is described as tranquil, though it is ten yards from a road. We stayed only two nights out of seven. Had developed Chest pains .. Which has not come back since we both left the cottage. Spoke to the owner for directions prior to this, found him Clipped and unhelpful.

    We are sorry that you did not like McGregors Cottage. We wish you had've contacted us in relation to your problems at the time, we would’ve done our very best to rectify as much as possible. Thank you for your comments, we have taken them on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul2.2Jul 2023

  • "Loved our stay at the cottage."

    Gorgeous area and only 10 minutes walk to the town of Gortin. Great coffee at the Auld Bank !!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    No wi fi though, also Sky needs updating to recieve HD programmes

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jun 2023

  • "Toilet seat very loose light in shower not working shower thermostat very ..."

    Toilet seat very loose light in shower not working shower thermostat very stiff and even at lowest was very hot bathroom window could do with at least some partial stick on frosting had to keep the blind closed apart from that it was a very quaint cottage i would say a traditional irish cottage

    Thank you for your comments, we have taken them on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in beautiful surroundings, Ideal for sightseeing the outstanding scenery of County Tyrone!"


    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excelent facilities."

    Everything you might need provided..... Just 2 things could be better. The dining table is much too small. Shower cubicle does not have anywhere to put soap, shampoo or razor.

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Jan 2023

  • "Quiet & Peaceful, located in a beautiful area with plenty of walks."

    Close to town with friendly people. Cottage had all that we needed for the week. TV would not recieve channels ( No great loss ) but hosts had service provider out a.s.a.p for time of year *Xmas week* with new box fitted. All in all we had a great stay and would definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Jim4.7Dec 2022

  • "We were there during the coldest week of the winter!"

    The cottage was warm and cosy. It was just a matter of turning radiators up and lighting the fire for extra cosines. The bathroom is quite large, but this was also kept warm. As far as equipment is concerned, a knife sharpener would be needed as all kitchen knives were very blunt and difficult to use. All in all a very happy place to stay.

    Reviewed by Marie4.7Dec 2022

  • "This property is perfect in every aspect."

    It is very clean, spacious, and a lot more facilities/utensils than I was expecting. There was a very minor issue, which was rectified by the owner extremely quickly, who was very friendly and came with scones and jam. However the most incredible aspect was the location of the cottage; 1) you could open up the half door listen to the river flow and watch the stars 2) walk beside the cottage through the trees into the village was amazing, a short walk but took a little while as you had to stop and stare at the beautiful setting. 3) beautifully quiet at night, such you could look at the fire (plenty of wood provided) and listen to the clock tick 4) easy access to the amazing Ulster way walks towards the Sperrin mountains. Only realised after I left, I stayed there as a female on my own and never even once occurred to me to worry about safety. Perfect place will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Nov 2022

  • "We loved this property and so did our dog."

    The cottage is small, very warm and perfectly located to explore the area. The bed was super comfy, the bathroom huge and the outside area and access to the estate just perfect for dog walking and human running.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2022

  • "First time we’ve been to Ireland and thoughly enjoyed it."

    Central location made it easy to visit most places and although near a main road, it was so quiet. Have used Sykes before and have not been disappointed. Owner was on hand but not intrusive. Very good holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at the cottage."

    The setting was idyllic. We had one problem however. The address given, Davagh Road, was incorrect. We spent an extra 2 hours driving trying to find the property. We eventually found the cottage listed on the Discover Northern Ireland website with the correct address, 20 Culvacullion Road, Gortin.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.8Mar 2022

  • "We had a great stay in the cottage."

    It was a perfect place to getaway from the city and relax over New year's. We enjoyed the nearby Gortin forest walking trails, and even explored some of Donegal and the most northerly point of Ireland: Malin Head (1.5 hours drive from the cottage). Definitely recommended!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, very relaxing & comfortable."

    Compact but everything 2 people could need. Good location, ideal for touring both NI & ROI. I feel a little bit of tlc is now required however, perhaps a lick of fresh paint internally. Would also suggest updating your listing to include the hairdryer & small freezer as this would have helped me in advance. All in all a very enjoyable week with our 2 dogs. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Clare3.8Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was superbly equipped and very very clean,the fire was lovely and toasty and the bed was so comfortable ."

    ..we had a wonderful week ☺

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the centre of Ireland."

    We had a very relaxing holiday and visited various scenic spot in both southern and Northern Ireland from the cottage. With the Glenpark forest park on your doorstep.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "It's pointless to ask whether something met someone's expectations - the expectations could have been completely over the top or else very low."

    Needs a better question.

    Reviewed by Myra4.1Aug 2021

  • "Living room/kitchen area all tiled perfect for dogs as one of our akitas was starting to shedd her coat it was easy to keep clean."

    (hard to understand why some dog friendly holiday homes are carpeted through out)we had an excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great spot to use as a base for touring the local area - close to village/pubs/ ..."

    Great spot to use as a base for touring the local area - close to village/pubs/ shops etc and set in its own grounds so very peaceful & private

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect for our relaxing break away."

    The fact we could bring our dog too was just brilliant. On arrival we were pleasantly surprised with homemade scones and jam, such a lovely touch. The cottage has everything we needed and the local village is only 3/4 mins drive away.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is clean and tidy on arrival."

    Enjoyed the walking around the estate behind the cottage.close to shops. Had a peaceful stay. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jun 2021

  • "The area is beautiful."

    The cottage was great for the 2 of us with our 2 small dogs. The settee was too low though for us oldies! It was hard to get up. Otherwise we had a lovely week, although the weather was not too good.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4May 2021

  • "Simple, comfy and warm accommodation."

    Cottage suited us and was in a perfect location for cycling around the Sperrins with many routes starting right from the front gate, bonus of having a bath for relaxing in afterwards. We were surprised that the cottage was on the main road between Plumbridge and Gortin which got quite busy but it was very quiet at night and it is in the middle of stunning countryside with plenty of narrow country lanes to explore. Great for active outdoor activities such as walking, cycling and fishing.

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Sep 2020

  • "Cosy cottage just big enough for two people."

    The weather was great, we had some lovely walks around the estate at the back of cottage, you’ll need some good waterproof boots for this. We also visited Gortin forest park a few miles away with our two dogs. The owner called in to see if we were ok. We had a great time and will visit it again.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Sep 2020

  • "Make visitors aware that solitude is the thing , so if it's company you crave, it's not for you."

    We loved the quiet with no interruptions but no wifi, so keep that in mind!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely but it could do with having a freezer and wi-fi internet"

    Reviewed by Brendan3.8Aug 2020

  • "A lovely little cottage."

    Set in its own space but within walking distance of the village where there is a very good coffee shop. Large bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Kitchen a little tired but was fine for our purposes.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a great holiday and found the location of the cottage ideal for all the places we wanted to visit while we were in Northern Ireland."

    What a lovely country with such friendly people. We'll always remember the time we spent there and hope it won't be long before we're back again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "A lovely peaceful holiday."

    Just what we needed. And the bed was sooooo comfy!!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2020

  • "The cottage was cozy and tranquil although the village of Gortin was close by with shops and an amazing coffee shop."

    The welcome was gracious - wonderful hosts who made us welcome but did not intrude and invited us to walk around and explore the estate and, as dog owners, this was a really refreshing change. We spent a very happy Christmas here.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was wonderful, very clean and cosy, just what I needed for a retreat."

    Reviewed by Emma-jo5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very pleasant stay."

    Cottage very quaint and cosy and the garden was great for our blind dog. Lovely walks all around amid beautiful countryside.

    Reviewed by Joyce4.1Sep 2019

  • "What a beautiful place Gortin is."

    Cute little village, river running at the front, cattle in the field. We took some great photos of the curious cows. Gortin has a new café open where we had breakfast on the Sunday. Fabulous and well worth a visit and we were disappointed we didn't make it back there. We had a fantastic holiday, travelling all over Northern Ireland, good central location and we had the best weather. The basket of tourism leaflets were useful. However, our overall impression of the cottage was 'a little disappointed'. It could do with a little tlc, both inside and outside. Definitely needs an extra light around the back for the bins, and the windows all need a quick brush down. There is a musty smell as you enter the cottage which could be damp. Its a little dated and basic. No welcome package....perhaps we have been spoilt with our previous bookings with Sykes? However, that aside, there were some things left by previous holiday makers. We did throw the stale biscuits away though which then meant we were unsure how long everything else had been there!? There are a couple of well stocked shops in Gortin. Bit of a shortage of towels. We were a couple and got one hand towel, one bath towel and a bath sheet (described as towels provided??)....luckily since it was our first time here I brought flannels and hand towels which we needed. No hand towel in the toilet either and a lack of toilet roll holders-also the toilet brush is broken, not that I wanted to use it, it needs to be binned. Lots of hot water, good woodburner (described as an open fire) The curtains in the bathroom get in the way a bit - a blind would be better. Good separate shower - (described as shower over?) Bedroom was a good size, plenty of room but not impressed by the bag of (dirty??) towels and sheets at the bottom of the wardrobe or the drawers full up of cushions and pillows. We didn't use the washing machine, iron or dishwasher - but I don't remember seeing any tablets/powder, which you don't really want to be buying if you are on holiday? Torch provided needs new batteries. Overall we had such a good a holiday and we were out over 12 hours a day so we were comfortable enough. However, when we return to Northern Ireland, which we fully intend to do, its likely we will be booking a different property.

    Reviewed by Beverley2.8Sep 2019

  • "Lovely stay in beautiful Mr."

    McGregors Cottage. The cottage is beautiful and very well maintained, it had all the amenities that you could possibly need and the owners were on hand if anything was needed. The cottage is set in a stunning location for nature enthusiast's and plenty of hiking and cycling is possible. I look forward to my next visit.

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very romantic and secluded property."

    Not to far from village but far enough to be secluded.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Really nice place to stay if you want to get away and just relax."

    Nice rural feel and yet convenient to local shop. The house was lovely and cosy.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very enjoyable stay in this warm and cosy cottage."

    Well equipped and well placed for trips out.

    Reviewed by Neil4.1May 2019

  • "Just had a fantastic time."

    Very relaxing quite cottage. Would highly recommend for shorts visits for seeing the local area, or just relaxing!!! The ate very accommodating. James

    Reviewed by James5.0Jan 2019

  • "You cannot improve on perfection and this was it"

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Oct 2018

  • "I've put met expectations rather than exceeded because we have used Sykes in the past and we therefore know the high standards you have."

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage is ideal for a quiet get-away and offers plenty of opportunities for local walks or day tours to neighbouring towns."

    We loved the rural setting at the edge of a large country estate and felt really welcome and well looked after. The cottage is well equipped. We particularly loved the generous bathroom with shower unit and bathtub! We are certainly considering returning at some stage.

    Reviewed by Cordula5.0Aug 2018

  • "Pretty cottage in a lovely location."

    Good powerful shower. It does need updating. The cooker is ancient and needs replacing. The sofa in the sitting area needs replacing. Although the cottage was clean, the pillows were very brown and discoloured - very off-putting. There is a general damp, musty smell on returning to the cottage, although it is warm and cosy inside. Just a few small updates will make this a perfect location for a quiet holiday.

    Reviewed by Trevor2.8Jul 2018

  • "Very disappointing"

    Reviewed by Steve2.2Jun 2018

  • "I have to say I was concerned about what we would find after reading so many negative comments about Sykes on social media and doing the bookings etc from New Zealand BUT my fears were dispelled after contact by the owner regarding time of arrival and where the key would be left so my personal thoughts about Sykes are all positive."

    Now the cottage, we were emailed details by the owner and even had a visit by her husband bringing a bottle of wine. Had a good chat with him over a cup of tea which was neat. Later in the week were invited and went for a drink at their home. The cottage is for two people because of its size but everything is there, good heating, plenty of hot water, fire place, washing machine and a good sized double bed. A few minutes drive to the wee village of Gortin and easy drive to larger places such as Derry and Omagh. We stayed for a week and if you want a decent break in Northern Ireland then Mr McGrgors cottage is a very good start. Would we come back? I think we would as everything we wanted/needed was right there. Thank you Sykes and the owners.

    Reviewed by Murray4.7May 2018

  • "Peace and tranquility."

    Spectacular scenery.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Apr 2018

  • "The tv reception is very poor"

    Reviewed by Andy3.8Mar 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, radio
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gravel area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop and pub and restaurant 8 mins walk
  • Note: No infants
  • Note: There is a river nearby, children to be supervised
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on leads when outside the property.

The property

Gortin 0.5 miles.

A delightful, traditional little cottage in the fantastic Northern Irish countryside, 0.5 miles from the delightful village of Gortin.

Mr McGregor's Cottage is set in a breathtaking stunning location and has cute, compact open plan living making it perfect for a romantic for a couple's retreat.

Walk through the traditional farm door and take a step back a few decades as it reveals a farmhouse-style kitchen with red tiled flooring and an antique open fire.

The open plan living kitchen area is complete with dining furniture, comfortable seating in front of the fire and TV, and a well-equipped kitchen finished with traditional wooden cupboards and furnishings.

The homely double bedroom continues the romantic, rustic feel with charming bed linen, stunning pictures on the walls and a big comfortable bed, it also comes with an en-suite bathroom.

This cottage is surrounded by beautiful green scenery as far as the eye can see and guests have access to walking on parts of the Beltrim Estate on which the cottage is situated.

For those who enjoy fishing the nearby river offers salmon and trout fishing with licences available from the owner.

Visit the charming town of Plumbridge a short drive away offering all of your amenities and split by the luscious Glenlelly River.

Further afield of Plumbridge there is Derry/Londonderry 26 miles north, the second largest city in Northern Ireland offering everything you need from sublime views to supreme shopping centres and pubs.

An exquisite little cottage in a simply amazing part of Northern Ireland.

About the location


  • Plumbridge 3.9 miles
  • Omagh 10.6miles
  • Cookstown 23.6 miles
  • Draperstown 22 miles

Gortin is a delightful village with friendly locals situated in a picturesque area of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. Although small it does have everything you need including three pubs, restaurants and a few shops for all your essentials. Situated in The Sperrins, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the surrounding area offers stunning walking and cycle paths. The mountainous valleys of the Sperrins are home to rivers, streams, lakes and wonderful glens all waiting to be explored and offer a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The nearby Gortin Glen Forest is a great location for mountain bike lovers from easier to harder grades as well as offering walking routes. Why not enjoy a trip through Irish history at the Ulster American Folk Park? A short drive away takes you to Plumbridge a historical village in the west of Northern Ireland, split by the beautiful Glenelly River. Plumbridge is a crossroad town containing five roads to separate locations in and around the area. From Gortin the towns of Omagh, Cookstown and Draperstown are all accessible. Gortin is an excellent base for touring this scenic area.

Note: No infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas