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Mr McGregors' Cottage

Gortin, County Tyrone, County Tyrone (Ref. 954949)

4.5

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "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 SharonMar 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 ThomasDec 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 ClareDec 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 JennyOct 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 DavidSep 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 MyraAug 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 ElizabethJul 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 DavidJul 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 LauraJul 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 LornaJun 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 CarolMay 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 JoanneSep 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 LornaSep 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 DavidAug 2020

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

    Reviewed by BrendanAug 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 KarenAug 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 MargaretAug 2020

  • "A lovely peaceful holiday."

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

    Reviewed by KathleenMar 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 CarolDec 2019

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

    Reviewed by Emma-joDec 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 JoyceSep 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 BeverleySep 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 SoniaJul 2019

  • "Very romantic and secluded property."

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

    Reviewed by StephenJun 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 SuzanneJun 2019

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

    Well equipped and well placed for trips out.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 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 JamesJan 2019

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

    Reviewed by IsobelOct 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 LesleyAug 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 CordulaAug 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 TrevorJul 2018

  • "Very disappointing"

    Reviewed by SteveJun 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 MurrayMay 2018

  • "Peace and tranquility."

    Spectacular scenery.

    Reviewed by DorothyApr 2018

  • "The tv reception is very poor"

    Reviewed by AndyMar 2018

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Summary

  • 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

GORTIN

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