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Beech Hill Country House

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2 euro Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
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Beech Hill Country House
23 Ballymoney Road, Craigantlet , Holywood Co Down , BT23 4TG
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If you ever need somewhere really relaxing, peaceful and away-from-it all to stay near Belfast, Victoria Brann’s Georgian-style house in the hills above Holywood is just the place
  • Croquet
  • Equestrian (nearby)
  • Garden Visits (nearby)
  • Golf nearby
  • Hunting/Shooting (nearby)
  • Broadband WI/FI
  • Broadband WI/FI (No Charge)
  • Budget Accommodation (under €100 for two)
  • Dogs permitted - charge
  • Dogs permitted - staying in bedroom
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms (accessible for less able)
  • Location - Peaceful
  • Location - Scenic
  • No Smoking Establishment
  • Open Christmas
  • Open New Year
  • Pet Friendly
  • Self Catering Also Avail

Beech Hill Country House

If you ever need somewhere really relaxing, peaceful and away-from-it all to stay near Belfast, Victoria Brann’s Georgian-style house in the hills above Holywood is just the place.  Although not pretending to be old, the proportions are classic and it’s beautifully furnished with family antiques – once inside it has the genuine feel of a period house.


Rooms complete with hospitality trays, fresh flowers, comfortable chairs, wireless broadband and laptop-size safes look out over the rolling North Down countryside and have lots of little extras: beds are made up with fine Irish linen, bathrooms have robes and slippers, also a neck cushion for the bath, there’s even a hot water bottle just in case – and a torch thoughtfully placed beside the bed.


And it comes as nice surprise in such pristine surroundings that Victoria is an animal lover, and small dogs are allowed in by arrangement. She was also a caterer in a previous life and it shows in delicious (and very generous) cooked to order breakfasts, served in a classic dining room – decorated, among other things, with a collection of silver cloches from her catering days.


Victoria’s experience in catering means she could whip up a marvellous meal with one hand tied behind her back- and makes her a very relaxed and engaging breakfast host. She treats guests to a generous selection of fresh fruits and juices, yogurts and other good things from the buffet and, while you’re wading through this cornucopia of good things and playing with all the intriguing pots ands jars on her lazy susan, rustles up hot dishes of your choice – often including fresh fish.


In summer, breakfast may be served in a spacious conservatory overlooking a croquet lawn.

Rooms 3 (all en-suite, 1 shower only, all no smoking, all ground floor). B&B £50pps. single £60. Dogs permitted by arrangement (stay in bedroom, charge); free broadband wi/fi. Open all year. *Self-catering accommodation or B&B also offered in The Colonel's Lodge (£280-£380 per week self catering, £70 per night B&B). Amex, MasterCard, Visa. abbreviations
Last Updated: 20-06-2013
Author: Georgina Campbell

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A2 from Belfast; bypass Holywood; 3km (1.5 miles) from bridges at Ulster Folk Museum, turn right up Ballymoney Road signed Craigantlet - 3km (1.5) miles on left.

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