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Private room

3 guests

2 bedrooms

5 beds
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Lisieux House is surrounded by green fields and an organic vegetable garden on the shore of the largest lake in the British Isles. It is the home of Edwin and Mahvash Graham. We often have young international volunteers who work with us in the garden (WWOOF volunteers). The house is over 200 years old and has had a reputation for hospitality all its life - a reputation we are keen to keep! In good weather guests are welcome to take our kayaks on the lough.

The space

We have one triple bedroom with ensuite. We also have a twin room that is listed separately. If needed we can put an extra bed in the triple room to accommodate 4 people. Guests have full access to the other parts of the house and are welcome to join us for our normal family activities. We are vegetarian and we have a small organic vegetable garden. Our home is a traditional Irish farmhouse with wood burning stoves that make it cosy in the winter. We are in the middle of the beautiful Irish countryside about 35 minutes from Belfast. Within a mile there is a pub, a restaurant and a bird sanctuary. We are located on the shore of the largest freshwater lake in Britain and Ireland

Guest access

Guests are free to use our kitchen to prepare meals. Guests also have access to the living room, dining room, and garden. We are happy for guests to arrive any time in the afternoon or evening up to midnight but it is helpful to know in advance the approximate time of arrival.

Interaction with guests

We enjoy extensive interaction with our guests. In the summer we normally have international volunteers staying with us who assist with our small organic garden in a scheme called WWOOF (worldwide opportunities on organic farms).

Other things to note

There is ample space for parking around the house

The space
Accommodates: 3
Bathrooms: 2 (Private bathroom)
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 5
Check In: 2PM - 8PM
Check Out: 12PM (noon)
Room type: Private room


Extra people: 20 / night after the first guest
Weekly Discount: 40%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 single bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
Check in time is 2PM - 8PM

We have a smokers room in the garden. Outdoor shoes are kept in the porch. Otherwise we expect guests to treat our house like their own home.



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Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Lock on bedroom door

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62 Reviews

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Naomi User Profile
May 2017
The Lisieux House is definitely a home. Edwin and his wonderful wife Mavash were very welcoming and caring. During my stay they were hosting a group of students from Germany to help with the farm. They were hilarious and brought a great energy to the home. I also had the opportunity to meet their adorable granddaughter and neighbour's. It was the right kind of busy. Everyone who entered this warm home was kind, friendly, open and welcoming. I would highly recommend staying at this clean & comfortable residence. Thanks again!

Donna Rae User Profile
July 2016
We really enjoyed our stay at Gawley's Gate. Edwin was great to keep in touch with us as we drove to his place from Dublin. He welcomed us with afternoon tea. We enjoyed great conversation with Edwin and he made a great recommendation for dinner and a pub. Our flight left early the next morning and Edwin was up with coffee and breakfast (fresh fruits from his garden) before we left. Again he was helpful with directions to the airport. Beautiful traditional Irish farm house! Great cultural experience for us.

Christopher User Profile
May 2016
A most enjoyable weekend in a nice rural setting, a stone's throw from the lake. Appreciated the warm welcome and being made to feel at home. A nice, large, comfortable bedroom with a pleasant view. Utterly peaceful.

Phil User Profile
April 2016
We cannot thank Edwin and Mahvash enough for their hospitality and for welcoming us into their home. The room was cosy and the bed was comfortable and the shower was great after a hard day exploring the beautiful surroundings. Edwin and Mahvash made sure that before we left the house every day that we had a sumptuous breakfast including Edwin's famous porridge and home made bread for toast and there was always the bottomless cup of tea. They made us feel like part of the family.

Joao User Profile
March 2016
The host canceled this reservation 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Anne User Profile
February 2016
Our stay at Lisieux house was absolutely wonderful! It has a great location towards the big lake Lough Neagh and there was a big garden around the house. The room was maybe a bit simple but it had all the utilities you needed and it was nevertheless clean! Our hosts were amazing during our stay and they even made a vegan dinner for us! We talked the whole evening which made an extra experience to meet with "the locals'! Thank you so much for having us!

Kerriann User Profile
December 2015
The post was exactly what it said private room with ensuite, set in a quiet place one can relax and unwind. Warm hospitality, with down to earth conversations and a hearty home cooked meal. It was exactly what I needed after a week long road trip around this beautiful country. I would recommend staying with Edwin any day.

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Gawleys Gate, United KingdomJoined in April 2013
Edwin User ProfileEdwin is a superhost.

I enjoy travelling to other places and meeting people. I have travelled in the Far East, the Middle East, America and most countries in Europe. My wife, Mahvash, is from Iran so we have many multicultural connections. When I'm not visiting people in other countries my next most favourite thing is to host people from different countries in our home. We have had an amazingly diverse group of visitors to our home.
We really enjoy having guests. In the summer we have young volunteers who come to work in our organic garden. The combination of volunteers and guests means that our house always interesting with enjoyable activities.

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