Tullymurry House

Child Friendly
From £599 for 2 nights
Open Fire
Sleeps 8
Wellness Area

About the Property

Child Friendly
From £599 for 2 nights
Open Fire
Sleeps 8
Wellness Area

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!)

Facilities

  • 2 Double Bedrooms
  • 1 Twin bedroom (downstairs)
  • 2 Single Bedrooms
  • Open Fire in Sitting Room
  • Open Fire in Dining Room
  • Electric Oven
  • Range
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • 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
  • Hairdryer
  • 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
  • Radio
  • 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.

Wellness area

Please note that due to Health and Safety procedures the Hot Tub may not be available to use on the first night of your stayPlease contact the office for further details.

  • Sauna
  • Hot tub
  • 2 showers
  • Relaxation area
  • Fridge
  • 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.

2013: 

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 bookings@irishlandmark.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?

    Unfortunately not.

  • 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?

    Newry.

  • What type of heating is in the house?

    Gas central heating.

  • Can I book for just one night?

    No

  • 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?

    3

  • 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.

BOOKING:  

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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Guest Reviews

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)

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Booking Conditions

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.     

BOOKING:  

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. 

PRICE OF YOUR HOLIDAY:   

Irish Landmark reserves the right to increase or decrease the price of unsold holidays at any time. However, such amendments to price will not be applied to holidays already confirmed.   

V.A.T.:  

All prices quoted are based on current prices and rates of V.A.T. at the time of going to press. Irish Landmark is unable to absorb increases in Value Added Tax or any new forms of taxation which may be introduced. Any such increases will be charged as notified and will be payable. 

DEPOSIT AND BALANCE PAYMENTS:   

All bookings can be paid for in full at time of booking. All bookings made within 12 weeks of stay must be paid in full at time of booking. Bookings made more than 12 weeks in advance of stay require a 30% non-refundable deposit with the balance due 12 weeks before arrival.  Irish Landmark shall be entitled to treat any failure to pay by the due date as a cancellation of the booking and will notify the Hirer by email.  The maximum number of payments for a booking will be limited to two – the deposit and balance payment.   A separate payment may be due where an amendment has been made to the original booking.  

PAYMENT TYPES: 

Payments can be made by credit/debit card (Visa or Mastercard ONLY).    

Payments for properties in the Republic of Ireland are taken in Euros, payments for properties in Northern Ireland are taken in Great British Pounds. 

VOUCHERS:  

Please note that only one voucher can be used per booking.  Vouchers have a strict expiry date. 

CONFIRMATION OF BOOKING:    

Upon receipt of payment by our bookings office, you will receive a confirmation of your reservation.  All charges for the booking will be confirmed in this notification.  Once confirmation has been issued, the Hirer is responsible for the total advertised price of the property and any extras notified.   

AMENDMENTS TO BOOKINGS (excluding cancellations):    

Irish Landmark does not offer a transfer of dates option. A complete change of dates is treated as a cancellation 

CANCELLATION POLICY: We hope that you will not have to cancel your stay, or part of your reservation.  If for any reason this is unavoidable, cancellations must be notified by email to bookings@irishlandmark.com. In the event of cancellation (this includes a reduction in number of nights) your deposit is non-refundable and the following cancellation charges will apply:  

Date of Cancellation 

Cancellation Charge 

More than 12 weeks before start date 

The deposit of 30% 

84 – 28 days before start date 

50% of total rental 

Fewer than 28 days 

100% of total rental 

Irish Landmark does not operate a cancellation insurance scheme for any reason, including Covid-19, and strongly recommends that all guests take out full holiday insurance cover.    

PARTY SIZE AND COMPOSITION:  In no circumstances may more than the number of persons listed on the booking form occupy the property overnight.   Irish Landmark reserves the right to refuse admission if this condition is not observed. Bookings can only be made by adults and cannot be accepted from anyone under the age of 21.  Irish Landmark only allows guest stays where the lead guest is aged 21 years or over.   

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:  

Upon receipt of final payment, you will receive Access Details and Important Information via email about your rental. This includes the contact information of the Local House Manager, directions to the property, arrival and departure time, etc. However, the specific arrival time must be agreed with the relevant local House Manager at least four days prior to holiday start date.  It is the responsibility of the Hirer to arrive at the property at the time agreed with the House Manager. Irish Landmark reserves the right to levy an additional charge if the property is not vacated in accordance with these terms on the day of departure.  

DAY VISITORS:  

The number of day visitors will be limited to the capacity of the property – i.e., a 2-person property may have 2 day visitors, etc.   Prior written consent must be obtained from Irish Landmark Trust for additional numbers of day visitors. 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS: Baggage and personal belongings are always at the Hirers risk. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or damage to any car or its contents. 

POLICY REGARDING DOGS:   

Only certain Irish Landmark Trust properties accept a dog.  ALWAYS check this before you book.  Hirers who have made a reservation and are taking a dog will be required to read and agree to special terms, which details the conditions of bringing a dog to one of these properties.  Failure to comply with these conditions could result in the guest being asked to leave a property.  The rental cost is non-refundable in such cases.   

ELECTRIC VEHICLES: 

Irish Landmark respectfully request that you charge your electric vehicle at the nearest charging point and not at the property.  

HIRER’S RESPONSIBILITY:   

The Hirer is responsible for the property and is expected to take all reasonable care of it. Our House Managers work hard to maintain and clean the buildings and aim to ensure that the property is in a satisfactory condition for your enjoyment.  We ask that you leave the property in a clean and tidy condition upon departure, including all equipment, utensils etc. If the property is left in an unsatisfactory condition and additional cleaning costs are incurred, Irish Landmark reserves the right to recover these costs from the Hirer.   All breakages and damage must be reported to the House Manager immediately so that they can be rectified. All breakages and damage are the legal responsibility of the Hirer and the cost of repair or replacement must be paid to Irish Landmark upon demand.   If there are problems relating to the functioning of the building, please let the House Manager know immediately. Please note that candles are NOT permitted at any Irish Landmark property. Smoking is not allowed inside any Irish Landmark property. 

WEBSITE / LITERATURE:   

While every effort has been made to ensure that the representations stated on our website, or any printed literature, are made in good faith, neither they nor any oral representations made by employees or representatives of Irish Landmark Trust will create liability on the part of Irish Landmark. 

GENERAL:   

There shall be no liability for any claim arising from the act, omission or neglect or default of Irish Landmark Trust, its employees or representatives unless proved to be done with intent to cause damage or recklessly and with knowledge that loss or danger would probably result. Irish Landmark’s agents, servants and employees or other representatives have no authority to waive or modify these Conditions other than in writing. 

RIGHT OF ENTRY:   

On rare occasions Irish Landmark may need access to the property for essential maintenance work, should it be necessary, Irish Landmark will give you as much notice as is possible.   There is no need for you to stay in the property since our House Manager can accompany any such visits. 

COMPLAINTS:  

If you have any complaint during your holiday, please contact the House Manager.  If the matter is not dealt with to your satisfaction, please email bookings@irishlandmark.com outlining details of your complaint.   

IRISH LANDMARK’S RIGHTS:   

Irish Landmark reserves the right to refuse any booking and cancel any booking already made, if in its absolute discretion it considers this to be necessary. Where a booking is cancelled by Irish Landmark, every effort will be made to offer an alternative holiday at no increase in cost.  If the Hirer does not accept the alternative holiday offered, Irish Landmark will return to the Hirer the deposit paid and any other sum paid to Irish Landmark by the Hirer.  Liability for all consequential loss, damage and disappointments is accordingly limited to such return. 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS FOR SPECIFIC DOG – FRIENDLY PROPERTIES 

It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure they book a specific dog-friendly property if they are bringing a dog.  There are specific terms and conditions that to which the hirer must adhere: 

We allow a dog, but only when they have been booked in and paid for. The “Taking a Dog” option must be selected at time of booking.  A charge will apply.  

Our policy is strictly ONE DOG. If you arrive at the property with more than one dog the House Manger is entitled to deny you access to the property.  If it becomes known during/after your stay that more than one dog is/was with you, you may be asked to vacate the property and a charge of €100/£100 per dog will apply. 

You must bring your own crate/bed in which your dog can sleep.  Please also bring bowls, towels, and waste bags for your dog. 

Your dog must be house-trained and kept under proper control.  Dogs are STRICTLY not permitted on beds, sofas, or any furniture.  There is no exception to this rule.  

Before departure, please thoroughly clean the property, paying particular attention to removing pet hair from rugs and soft furnishings.  A vacuum cleaner is available to you.   

If there is evidence that you have not cleaned up adequately after your stay, you will be charged a flat rate of €100/£100.   

You must double-check that the outside area around the property is free of any foul. Dog fouling inside the property is completely unacceptable.  Guests will be asked to vacate the premises immediately if this is discovered.  

Your dog must not be left unsupervised in the property.  We ask that you take your dog with you when you go out.  Please be mindful of any livestock nearby. 

 

By accepting a confirmation of a reservation from Irish Landmark the lead guest agrees: 

 

I have read and agree to be bound by the Booking Conditions. 

I agree to be held responsible for the balance of hire for the property due and payable in accordance with these terms. 

I understand that most Irish Landmark properties have no television or internet access; that some have no washing machines or dishwashers; and that many have limited mobile phone coverage. 

I understand that as the Lead Person, I am responsible, before their arrival, for informing all guests of Irish Landmark’s booking conditions, and for their observance of same. 

If I am bringing a pet or having day visitors, I have particularly noted the special conditions that apply in these situations 

 

Hirers making a reservation over the telephone are deemed to have read all Booking Conditions and agree to be bound by them.   

 

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Important Notes

1-night stays are not permitted.

Bank Holidays & Special Dates have a set minimum number of nights.

Energy Fees are an additional cost per night.

Deposits are strictly non-refundable & non-transferable.

Cancellation Fees will apply if you cancel your reservation.

Terms and Conditions apply to all bookings.

Special Offers and Discounts are not valid against existing bookings.

There are restrictions on arrival and departure dates over the Christmas and New Year periods.
Strictly no arrivals or departures on 24th, 25th and 31st of December.