I'm a lecturer in history (email hidden) in Belfast. I also have an organic farm in South Co Down.
We stayed with Danny for 2 days and we had an incredible time. This was probably one of my favorite vacation destinations of all time. We got a tour of the farm, chased sheep, hung out with chickens, made a campfire, played piano all night, made food from the farm, (email hidden) and had the pleasure of getting to know Danny and his adorable daughter Ruby all in 2 days. The cottage that was built in 1758 (I think) is super cool and it has a great kitchen, but we were outside the whole time. You will have a blast if you stay here. We will definitely stay longer next time. We feel that we not only (email hidden) to stay in N. Ireland, we also met a good friend in Danny.
Stay for at least 3 or 4 days or even longer if you can.
Tullyquilly Cottage is a perfect rural retreat located in scenic Co. Down. The accommodation is simple, bright and cosy with a variety of musical instruments, lots of toys and wifi (something for everyone). Danny was very welcoming, introducing us to the new baby chicks and showing us around the farmland and poly tunnel. Highlights were: collecting and eating fresh eggs, salad greens, herbs, strawberries and broccoli. The hens provided great entertainment in the evening when we let them out for a stroll but our son (almost 2) was more interested in the trampoline. Hey, who am I kidding, we all had a go!
My kids and I stayed at Daniel's Cottage and organic farm and I must say we had a fantastic weekend there. The cottage is lovely and spacious but kept warm and cozy by the wood burning stove. Daniel provided all the wood we needed for the weekend.
The kids kept busy during the day collecting fresh eggs from chicken coop, letting the chickens out for a stretch, rounding them back up and keeping watch for the resident fox . They also had great fun picking vegetables from the garden which we used in our dinner and breakfast.
Daniel is a wonderful generous host with endless patience for children. He gave us more vegetable then we can use so we took home loads of fresh picked veg which we used for the following week.
I couldn't recommend the cottage and farm more highly. It was our best weekend away since Disneyland! We are already planning our next trip back. Thanks Daniel for generosity and hospitality.
Daniel (email hidden)! Upon arrival he gave us a tour of his land picking fresh vegetables for us to cook with that evening. The house itself (email hidden) with a large open plan lounge and a very comfortable bed.
We stayed for two nights and wish it was longer. Hopefully we will return in the future for a longer period to enjoy the land and the hot tub!
It was a shame we didn't get to meet any of the foxes.
Daniel and his beautiful daughter were perfect guests.. We cant speak highly enough about them and hope this is not the last time we have them to stay. Sad to say goodbye.