testimonials - the coach house

We are pleased to have received the reviews below on tripadvisor.


carols2694 Newtownabbey, United Kingdom

Reviewed April 15, 2019

We were very fortunate to stay 2 weeks in this amazing building. From the outside it look very old but inside the rooms are spotlessly clean with fabulous bedding and the fluffy white towels are to die for. The kitchen is extremely well equipped and provides everything needed for self catering. The icing on the cake though is Rosemary herself, a wonderful friendly woman who will give a warm welcome but won’t intrude on your stay. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Coach House and would recommend it to everyone looking for clean well equipped holiday accommodation beside Belfast Lough. Thank you Rosemary.


Lisa G Cambridge, United Kingdom

Reviewed September 12, 2018

Had a fantastic stay in the Coach House. I can honestly say that we have never stayed in such a beautifully clean property. The house is in such a great location, a few restaurants to walk to in the evening, right on the lough, a lovely walk along the beach or on the promenade that runs all the way through to Belfast itself. Rosemary was extremely accommodating and pulled out all the stops for us! Too much to see and do in Northern Ireland. My 2 teenage boys loved it, lots of outdoor trips, the coastline is truly spectacular. We will definitely be back. Lovely friendly people. Thank you so much.

theis Kelvedon, Essex, UK

Reviewed August 25, 2018

This it the fourth time we have stayed at the Coach House. We have enjoyed the accommodation and the great location so much that we haven't bothered to look for anywhere else to stay when in Northern Ireland. The property provides everything a family could want for a comfortable stay - the property is close to the Belfast Lough side and to a range of shops and restaurants along the Shore Road towards Jordanstown (all within easy walking distance). There are even outdoor exercise machines located in parks on the lough shore in either direction, if you feel the need to work out. We have never been disappointed staying at Abbey Self-Catering and can wholeheartedly recommend any of the properties.


Kirsty W

Reviewed July 27, 2018

The coach house was beyond brilliant! Felt right at home while visiting family for the week. Internet was really good and the kitchen was to die for! Location was very ideal with a 10 minute drive to Belfast city centre. Can’t thank Rosemary enough for being so accommodating. Already getting our bookings sorted out for next year! Will definitely be back again! :)


Reviewed July 10, 2018

The Coach House exceeded expectation; the accommodation was beautiful even better than the pictures. Kitchen incredibly well equipped so we cooked during our stay, and WiFi excellent. The view from the Lillian Bland room was gorgeous. We had wonderful weather and so were able to make use of the pretty courtyard garden. Location was unbeatable in our view , very close to Hazelbank Park and the beautiful walk along the Lough. We took the train into Belfast which was very convenient as the station is approx 5 minutes walk and driving there is good access to motorway. The owners were exceptionally friendly came to see how we had settled in .Would we recommend; without a doubt yes.


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