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Shepherds' Retreat

Gortin, County Tyrone (Ref. 948615)

5.0

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic holiday we stayed for 5 days."

    We loved the house. It had everything except Internet and mobile network which was great Beautiful scenery and quiet. We will go back again and We will recommend to my family and friends

    Reviewed by OrlaDec 2021

  • "This cottage was just everything But the roads leading there were very bad very ..."

    This cottage was just everything But the roads leading there were very bad very narrow and broken at sides also pot holes everywhere needed my wellies to open the gat someone kept closing the gat at night and it was very weird as there was no wind or anyone who lived near had a good time but dogs were scared of the dark

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "It is a completely unique location and an amazingly lovely spot."

    The cottage is well thought out with everything needed being in place. Absolutely brilliant for anyone with dogs with even covers provided. I highly recommend this cottage to anyone who just wants to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by ChristopherNov 2021

  • "Very quiet location."

    Lovely secure garden for the greyhounds to play and everything you need for a holiday. Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2021

  • "Beautiful location bungalow well maintained met owner and was very friendly bringing more logs for fire."

    Highly recommend this place. Certainly consider staying here again

    Reviewed by GwenAug 2021

  • "Great cottage, clean and comfy, no phone signal which we found as a positve, but loads to do in the area"

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2021

  • "Super little cottage in a gorgeous location."

    There's so much stuff to do in the area that we've already booked to go back.

    Reviewed by MeaghanMay 2021

  • "No all very good, absolutely clean lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2020

  • "Shepherds Retreat is an exceptional cottage."

    Very remote with no mobile phone signal it suits anyone looking to take a break from everyday pressure. We have stayed here three times and we love it.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "The location and quality of the accommodation"

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2020

  • "As there is no mobile signal, it would have been better if there was a telephone in the property for emergencies."

    Reviewed by JacquelineMar 2020

  • "There were only two good things about this cottage."

    The view and the heating. The rest was unacceptably bad.We booked this cottage after confirming by phone with Sykes from the owner that there was a gate on the property . No gate until we complained and was fitted Friday, did not fit so was adjusted Friday evening, too late for our holiday. They admitted trouble with contract cleaners and when we arrived late, dishwasher still full of previous week’s crockery, house very dirty. Cooker should be condemned. Pots and oven trays and toaster replaced Monday night, dispute over rest of cottage which I had spent time on cleaning so we could even sleep and eat there. I was unsure if sheets and pillowcases had been changed as smelt sweaty. Curtains off poles. Shabby furnishings. Shower drain no cover. Pans rusty and kettle so full of limescale that we stopped using it by end of week. Chopping board a health hazard. I am sure that they have done some very necessary work on this place in view of my many complaints but booker beware. This was the worst cottage we have ever stayed in over the years and I found Sykes to be slow with action taken, which wasn’t much. What isn’t mentioned in the information is that you are advised to use bottled water due to the high magnesium levels. However they did supply some bottles. Have not submitted a review until now as my husband taken I’ll on return from holiday.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2019

  • "Really nice cottage with fantastic views across the hills and mountains."

    It had everything we needed and theowners were always helpful and attentive when we needed them. Would highly recommend and hope to go back ourselves one day

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2019

  • "If you want peace and quiet, a lovely view and a wide range of walking locations at your door or within a 15 minute drive then this is a great cottage."

    If you are looking for night life, easy access to main roads and towns with a good variety of shops then don't choose this cottage. We loved it.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "Lovely quiet setting, no internet so the kids went feral and also remembered that it is just lovely to sit and read a book sometimes whilst watching lambs running about in the fields."

    The main attractions are a drive away but only an hour or so and it is not like the roads are busy. Nothing not to like about this place and would be a great spot to go walking from in the Sperrins if we had stayed longer. Will definately be back

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2019

  • "After staying in a house with a lot of soul this house felt a little bit chilly."

    Both literally and figuratively. The heating took a long time to work, but in the end is was nice and warm. Wood and matches were provided same as for the rest of the necessary supplies. However, you could see that the house wasn't rented out for a while. Comfort wise the beds were of ok quality, but not extremely comfy. No cellphone reception in the house and hardly outside. So it would have been nice if WI-Fi was provided. For the rest, everything met our expectations. The views were outstanding.

    Reviewed by DenaMar 2019

  • "Fabulous location which is ideal for walkers with stunning countryside and idyllic landscapes."

    Perfect for anyone seeking solitude, to escape the madding crowd.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage very peaceful beautiful scenery nice to have an open fire which made it very cosy central for touring the superfine with some interesting towns excellent for walking the dogs ."

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and surrounding clean and tidy."

    One thing I would suggest is bring a good insect repellent as got bitten a lot . Had a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by RayJun 2018

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The property

Gortin 10.9 miles.

Shepherds' Retreat is a spacious detached bungalow, situated within a large private forestry plantation on a sheep farm.

The open views and countryside are a breath of fresh air, wrapped around the property for a peaceful atmosphere.

Families can make the most of the scenery and relax amongst the neatly arranged interior.

Enter to the back of the property, and a utility room leads over to a well-equipped kitchen, a cosy and delightful place to prepare those home-cooked meals.

Just off from this, a dining room lies to the side, with wooden seating and a view that looks out to the warm and inviting garden area.

Moving through to the hallway, a classically finished bathroom holds both a bath and shower, carrying a serene feel from start to finish.

Next you will come to a double bedroom, layered with a lovely print, and wall art for an added touch.

A twin bedroom is elevated by a splash of colour, charming furniture, and completed with flowery curtains.

Towards the front of the cottage, a luxury sitting room boasts two blue couches, and is uplifted by an open fire.

This sweeps over to a conservatory, providing extra space to embrace quiet time, drawing in the beautiful views from outside.

Step outside and you will be welcomed by hillside views, trees and open sky.

Sit back and admire the landscape, or take a stroll in the surrounding countryside as guests are welcome to access walks across the surrounding sheep farm.

Situated in the Sperrins, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there are walks and cycle rides to enjoy.

The nearby Davagh Forest offers mountain bike routes and trails to entertain everyone, or visit the famous Beaghmore Stone Circle which dates back to the Bronze Age.

Further afield, the towns of Plumbridge, Omagh and Cookstown are within driving distance and waiting to be explored.

A delightful retreat in a calm, refreshing location.

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cot and 2 x highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Gravelled garden with furniture
  • Three well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 11 miles
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on leads when outside the property

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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