Drum Gatelodge Rear ExteriorDrum Gate Veranda
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
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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.

Guest access

It is vital that you contact your Local House Manager 5 days before arrival to arrange time to meet. Contact details will be emailed to you. Failure to contact your local House Manager in good time make result in access to the property been delayed. 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.

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

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Security Deposit $190 NZD
Weekly Discount: 20%
Weekend Price $293 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check in time is 4PM - 9PM
Check out by 10AM

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.


Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher

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15 Reviews

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Eileen User Profile
August 2017
We loved our stay at the Drum. Brenda was waiting for us to arrive with a peat fire burning on a cool raining summer evening! The Drum was clean and just as shown in site pictures. Excellent location to explore the north coast. Very close to Bushmills with plenty of places to eat although you could do dinner at the Drum as we did the first night. Bed was comfortable with nice linens and towels. As indicated no wifi - that hit harder than I thought it would, so be prepared!

Gemma User Profile
April 2017
An incredible building in a lovely location.

Rachel User Profile
April 2017
This gorgeous, characterful property was perfect for our honeymoon! The location was ideal for exploring the northern coast of Ireland, Bushmills had everything we needed for our stay and the gate lodge was wonderfully cosy. We had the best stay and Brenda was the most welcoming hostess we could have wished for. Thank you for a lovely holiday!

Ravindhi User Profile
July 2016
We had a lovely weekend at the Drum Gatelodge. It's a fun, quirky place to stay, very warm and cosy. It was very easy to collect keys and check out. Brenda who let us in was very friendly and helpful.

Gwen User Profile
May 2016
Brenda made us feel very welcome and answered calls immediately when making contact. We loved staying in the Drum Gatelodge and would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet retreat. Bushmills is a really perfect base if you're exploring the Antrim coast, and this is the perfect place if you're looking for somewhere removed and quiet. I was so charmed by the pictures and reviews that I did not notice until days before our trip that there was no TV, no internet and no phone on the property. Cell service was really only reliable outside the house. It is also more remote than I originally understood, basically in the middle of farm land, not really walkable to anything in Bushmills. With those expectations in mind, it is a spectacular retreat - spacious for 2 people. Nice furniture, really beautifully decorated. A fully equipped kitchen. There is no closet/wardrobe anywhere, but there are drawers in the bedroom that were enough for us. The property is beautifully kept, all you can hear are sheep from time to time and the occasional car passing. It's a quick drive into Bushmills and we never struggled to find parking nor had to pay for parking. All materials to build a fire were provided, but it really wasn't necessary because the heated floors were so effective that it was always cozy.

Gregory User Profile
May 2016
The host canceled this reservation 80 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Carrie User Profile
March 2016
3 nights = spring serenity We loved our stay & were sad to leave! It is truly a special property!!!

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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.

As an educational charity, our primary aim is to conserve and sustain iconic buildings. That’s why Irish Landmark properties are living buildings, not museum settings. Irish Landmark always respects the history and architectural integrity of the structures we conserve, but we also ensure they have all the contemporary comforts you want in a holiday home.

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