The Drum is a unique and pretty two storey gatelodge situated on a quiet country road - and its rustic setting makes it an ideal romantic retreat from the stresses of everyday life.
You will need to contact your Local House Manager 5 days before arrival to arrange time to meet. Contact details will be emailed to you. Latest arrival is 9pm.
Interaction with Guests
The local House Manager will meet and greet you on arrival. At this time they can answer any questions you have about what is happening in the local area during the time of your stay. Latest arrival 9pm.
It would be preferable to have a car as otherwise it will be difficult to get to shops, etc.
Other Things to Note
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, and recommend you read the information in the Guest Book in the property
We ask that you leave the property in a clean and tidy condition upon departure. All equipment, utensils etc must be left clean and the property must be left clean and tidy at the end of the hire period.
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.
We had a lovely time staying at the drum lodge, giving us time to slow down for a few days and enjoy the location. As much as we planned to go out often when staying there, we ended up not going out often at all and just enjoyed the cosines of the lodge with a good book. Bliss.
We had a wonderful stay at the Drum Gatelodge. It's an ideal location for Giants Causeway, the Carrickarede rope bridge and Bushmills Distillery. All a short 10 min drive away. The house is charming and warm, a nice secluded getaway.
This cozy property is tucked away on a quiet country road. It was full of personality. The property manager was lovely - she helped us with finding things and provided milk for our coffee in the morning. The bed was comfortable. The under-floor heating was luxurious. We kept the windows open a lot of the time because the floor heat kept the place warm. The fireplace is available if you get cold. Really there was nothing better than reading our books curled up on the couch while it rained outside. There's lots of restaurants in Bushmills and Portrush. We were very happy here.
Drum Gatelodge is a lovely place, beautiful, comfy and cosy, not sure what more we could have asked for, apart from to stay for longer.
We spent new year at the Drum Gate Lodge in Bushmills. It was the perfect experience - beautiful comfortable and cosy!
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Irish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds interesting and unusual properties that are in need of conservation, and we give them new life. Since 1992, we’ve been turning historic buildings into truly special self-catering holiday accommodation. Our properties range from lighthouses and schoolhouses, to castles and gate lodges.
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