About the Property
Tullymurry House a historic and traditional Irish Country House nestled in the tumbling rolling countryside of Co. Down. It is the ideal setting for a magical and memorable break for a family or group of friends.
It has a rustic, comfortable vibe with roaring log fires, comfy couches, a farmhouse kitchen bristling with pots and pans, and an elegant dining room with a long table for convivial meals in the evening. Bedrooms have crisp linen, comfy beds, and pretty fabrics.
In Summer, the garden is a perfect sanctuary from the world and explodes with an array of fruit, herbs, and vegetables which guests can pick.
Its more modern facilities include a wellness area, which has a sauna and steam room for some glorious rest and relaxation.
The house is surrounded by wonderful countryside and overlooks the Mourne Mountains the birthplace of CS Lewis and the inspiration for the Chronicles of Narnia. Like all Irish Landmark Trust properties, Tullymurry is not just a place to stay it is an experience and a truly magical place.
We think you’ll love
- The surrounding rolling countryside.
- Relaxing in the wellness area.
- The cracking noise of a roaring log fire.
- Picking fruit and herbs in the garden (when in season!)
- 2 Double Bedrooms
- 1 Twin bedroom (downstairs)
- 2 Single Bedrooms
- Open Fire in Sitting Room
- Open Fire in Dining Room
- Electric Oven
- Washing Machine and Dryer
- Fridge/freezer in Utility Room and under counter fridge in the kitchen
- Towels and Linens provided
- Travel cot/crib for infants (under 2 years), on request
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Cooking utensils and equipment
- 3 bathrooms (2 with bathtubs and 1 separate shower room)
- Elegant Dining Room
- Drawing Room
- Utility and Pantry
- Wellness Area (see below)
- Beautiful gardens and orchard guests have full access to
- Garden furniture
- Enclosed Courtyard
- Car Parking
Things you should know
Please note that due to Health and Safety procedures the Hot Tub may not be available to use on the first night of your stay. It is advisable to leave 1 day in between bookings if you wish for the Hot Tub to be available for your first day of stay.
Please note that due to Health and Safety procedures the Hot Tub may not be available to use on the first night of your stay. Please contact the office for further details.
- Hot tub
- 2 showers
- Relaxation area
- Bathrobes, towels and slippers available to guest
Old maps of County Down show Tullymurry Cottage, the forerunner of the existing house. The cottage which still exists today was probably built in the early 17th century and was the precursor of an extension built ca. 1700 which comprises the present-day kitchen area and bathroom end of the house.
In Georgian times - ca 1780 - the Weir family built on the imposing front section and resided at the house until 1828. In this year John Marshall, a member of a wealthy local family, purchased the house and married Charlotte Weir. The Marshall family were extensive landowners and owned much of the Tullymurry townland; they were also responsible during their residency for establishing the beautiful parkland in front of the house.
Marshall family misfortune led to an insolvency situation in 1895 out of which Joseph McMinn of Castle Ennigan was able to purchase the house and part of the Tullymurry farm. The McMinn family were a frugal, hard-working farming family in the last century but did much to ensure that the fabric of the house was properly maintained. The house and yard complex are now owned by the fourth generation of the McMinn family since 1895.
2012 witnessed the very extensive refurbishment of the house and part of the large farmyard and its migration from a farming establishment to holiday accommodation now run by The Irish Landmark Trust. None of the unique character or atmosphere of the beautiful dwelling house has been lost during the transition process.
Alongside four larger construction companies all involved in a significant town hall and civic centre projects across Northern Ireland, we were delighted that Messrs John McAleenan and Co, the builders entrusted with last year's extensive restoration of Tullymurry House, were also shortlisted for Northern Ireland's CEF Construction Employers Federation's "Best Restoration' excellence award 2013. Tullymurry was the only residential property to reach the final.
Winners were Messrs H & J Martin for their involvement in the prestigious Derry Guildhall phase 2 project; the Guildhall is a key arrival and welcome hub; indeed, centre piece to Derry, 2013 European City of Culture. So we were in very elevated company and exceptionally pleased to have been singled out for the final.
The CEF jurors were particularly attracted to the fine detail and original methods of construction employed at Tullymurry to ensure that none of the unique character or atmosphere of the beautiful old dwelling house were lost during the successful restoration process.
HEALTH AND SAFETY:
Our buildings were made to the standards of earlier times – and sometimes without the intention that they should be lived in. Consequently, you may encounter features that reflect their particular character but that deserve due care and attention, particularly by the young, elderly, less mobile or visually impaired. Examples of these are steps worn with age, uneven surfaces, low ceilings and beams, unexpected drops or changes in level, and by modern standards low or absent lighting. In all cases we have sought to make a sensible compromise between due regard for safety and the careful retention of the fabric of each building, which makes it an interesting place to stay. We ask you to appreciate and use the building with this understanding. If you have any queries about the property you are interested in and would like more clarification, please contact Irish Landmark at email@example.com.
Arrival and Departure Time?
Unless otherwise agreed with the House Manager the earliest time at which you can check in is 4.00p.m. Guests may NOT take over the property any time later then 9.00pm. Guests are requested to vacate the property by 10.00am at the latest on the day of departure.
Is there a TV?
No, but there is a radio, board games, cards and plenty of books.
Is there WiFi?
No, at our properties you have an opportunity to experience the best of a former way of life: beautiful architecture, fascinating history and a peaceful relaxed ambiance, without modern electronic distractions, where you decide the pace of your holiday.
Can I bring a dog?
No. This property is not suitable for dogs as there is a working farm next door.
Is linen supplied?
Yes – the beds are prepared and ready for your arrival.
Is there an open fire?
Yes. There is an open fire in the sitting room. There is a limited amount of fuel left for the fire (where applicable) so guests may want to bring more for the duration of their stay. Please contact the local House Manager for more information on what type of fuel is used at your chosen property.
Do you supply fuel for the fire?
Irish Landmark Trust supply enough fuel for one night only. Guests will be advised where to purchase fuel for the fire locally.
Do I need a car to get here?
It would be preferable to have a car as otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops, etc.
How do I get the keys?
When you complete your booking, you will receive an email giving you information about arranging access on your arrival date.
Can I arrive early?
Only by special arrangement with the bookings office and agreement of the Local House Manager. A charge is made if you are requesting a morning arrival, as this means we cannot take a booking for the night before your arrival date.
What is the latest departure time?
10.00am. The House Manager will discuss arrangements for your departure on the day you arrive.
How far to the nearest town?
About 15 mins drive to the town of Banbridge. Newry is another town that is within driving distance.
Is there a caterer who will come in to cook meals?
We do not know of anyone who can go in to cook meals at this property.
Is it suitable for children?
This property has one twin room and two single rooms which are ideal for children. There is also a very large garden and orchard where children will love to play.
Is it suitable for older people?
Yes. There is a shower room and twin bedroom downstairs.
Does it have facilities for disabled people?
The downstairs shower room would be suitable for the assisted disabled.
Is it suitable for a wheelchair?
Is there central heating?
There is central heating with radiators throughout the house.
Is the cooker electric or gas?
There is an electric cooker
Is there a shower?
Yes - there is a walk in shower downstairs and a shower over bath in the upstairs bathroom.
How many bathrooms?
2 plus one en-suite bathroom.
Do you supply towels and bed linen?
Yes. The beds will be made up on your arrival and you will be provided with a bath towel and guest towel according to the number of beds in the property.
Can I get to the house by public transport?
Yes. You would get a train or bus to Newry and a taxi or local bus could take you onwards from there to the house. However, you would need a car to get to local shops, etc.
Where is the nearest train station?
What type of heating is in the house?
Gas central heating.
Can I book for just one night?
What is your minimum booking period?
Irish Landmark Trust have a 2 night stay minimum at all of our properties. Some Special Dates will have restrictions on arrival and departure date which will effect the minimum number of nights.
Is there a garden at the house?
Yes. There is a very large garden and orchard where you can pick the fruit in season.
Is there outdoor furniture?
Yes, a table and chairs are provided.
How many cars can I bring to the house?
Is there parking on site?
Yes, there is parking for 3 cars in the courtyard at the rear of the property.
HOW TO BOOK AN IRISH LANDMARK HOLIDAY :
It is possible to reserve dates online at www.irishlandmark.com but bookings are not confirmed until a confirmation email is received from the bookings desk.
Your booking must be for holiday purposes only. Irish Landmark reserve the right to refuse hire for purposes other than holiday accommodation. When you make a booking, you accept full responsibility for all persons who will use or visit the property during the period booked. When you book, you agree to indemnify us against all loss and damage arising directly or indirectly to the property and its contents from any deliberate or negligent act or omission by yourself, or any person accompanying you.
CONTRACT OF HIRE:
The hiring contract shall be between the Hirer and Irish Landmark and made subject to these Booking Conditions . The Contract of Hire is not effective until Irish Landmark dispatches to the Hirer written confirmation of a booking.
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A Step Away from Reality
“Our second time staying in Tullymurry House did not disappoint! The house and gardens are beautiful, and with the added bonus of the wellness area, it feels like a step away from reality. The house is well equipped with everything you would need and so much thought has been given to making it as comfortable as possible. We will definitely be staying again!” (LKirkwood)
Old Style Elegance, with Modern Comfort
“Tullymurry house is absolutely stunning. It has wonderful period features but yet has all mod cons. It is amazingly spacious. We were seven adults and two children and there was plenty of room. All the beds were comfortable and it was wonderfully peaceful. The grounds were fabulous for walking, sitting and dining. The wellness area is extremely high quality and spacious. The house was fully equipped and the house manager was very efficient and helpful.” ( AMoorman)
Natasha Revels is the House Manager at Tullymurry House. Natasha loves to welcome guests and tell them about the best things to do in the local area.
- Giant’s Lair and Adventure Park at Slieve Gullion Forest Park (30 mins drive)
- Game of Thrones Studio Tour (15 Minute Drive)
- Outdoor Activities at Life Adventure Centre, Castlewellan FOREST PARK (30 mins drive)
- Roaming around the Mourne mountains, birthplace of CS Lewis, and inspiration for the mythical landscape of Narnia.
- Tollymore forest park (30 mins drive)