Customer Testimonials for The Lime Kiln

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The Kiln is a beautiful , warm and peaceful place. All the comforts of home. Ken you built a lovely place, its design is very earthy and spacious, very unique!
Lorna, you are a delightful hostess! The welcome we received and the help you gave us in arranging our time here made us feel more like part of the family than guests. It felt like being “home”! Thank you both for making our stay a memorable one! We will be back!

Richard and Ria - USA


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Visited - congratulations on your wonderful space, it worked so well. Your eye to detail and high speck on things is a great gift. Jim said it is the loveliest house ever.

Marie


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Had a fantastic time, the Lime Kiln is such a relaxing wonderful place. Everyone enjoyed it especially the Kids!! We definitely be back! Thanks Lorna and Ken.

Deborah, Adrian Ronan Oliver and Cormack


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4th Visit to Donegal, it gets better each time what a beautiful home the Kiln is very comfortable would recommend it to our friends. Thank you Lorna and Ken.

Fraces NZ


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We had a lovely time. Adore the conversion the literature is a lovely touch. Hope to visit us again. Thank you. Lorna.

Hilary Sharon Nick and Callum


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This was a great holiday - The Lime Kiln is fabulous and we’d loved staying here, it really enhanced our enjoyment of Donegal and we would thoroughly recommend it.

Farrow Family


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You have made a fantastic job of converting the Lime Kiln into two interesting homes. We love the combination of wood and stone and look forward to returning in the future.

Michael & Pauline
Western Australia (Perth)

Michael & Pauline from Western Australia


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  Fabulous base to tour Donegal ! Simply the best - my favourite place !

Mary


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My grandfather, Samuel Stewart, ran a business in the Lime Kiln up until about the middle of the twentieth century. The process started with the quarrying of Limestone behind the Kiln. The stones were put in the fire pit, and layered to the top with turf before being set alight. It burned continuously for about a week and then left to cool. The Lime, now reduced to powder, was sold all over Donegal to farmers, who spread it on their fields, and to householders who mixed it with water and whitewashed their homes and outbuildings inside and out. The lime was believed to possess antiseptic qualities and was much sought after. My family are now privileged, to see at first hand, the magnificent restoration brought about by the BOND family, and wish them many, many happy years of enjoyment of it.

Molly E Griffith


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Good company, beautiful scenery and the unmatched delights of the Lime Kiln are a wonderful tonic. The trials of a busy life style pale into insignificance when one is surrounded by such charm.

Ian, Ruth, Suzanne and Sarah


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A unique experience

Tom and Doreen


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If I die today, I’ll have gone happy and totally satisfied” I told Jim while we walked along the perfect little coves and beaches in the Forest Park. We both felt we were seeing the real and timeless beauty of this gorgeous island. The day was bright with clouds but many sun breaks that gave us a feast for our eyes - the multiple shades of green the craggy rocks with purple heather clinging lovingly to them, the sandy soft beaches and the white rock of waves from the Atlantic. I got choked up more than once with the reality that I was really here in Ireland. The land of all my grandparents and theirs before them. Lorna and Ken, you are very dear to us now for you made this perfect day possible for us. Your welcoming generous spirits made us feel comfortable and special right away. Thank you for going “Beyond the beyond” to make our stay the best. The Kiln is unique and comfortable, a total work of artistic talent. Kudos to you both! You showed us a great time at a “Genuine Irish

Pub” and then last night a most lovely country manor restaurant of beautiful surroundings, warm fire, lovely gentle people to unhurried serve us. Thank you for all of it. Waiting now to see you again in Orange Park. Hugs. Kathleen + Jim.

Kathleen and Jim USA


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You have a lovely spot here, wonderful and unique. It was fantastic staying here, had a great sleep Thank you. PS www.holidayhomes.co.nz search Ohope for a great holiday!

Patrick and Tracy NZ


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Thank you so much for your lovely hospitality. So peaceful and realizing and great to get away to such a lovely spot.

Toni NZ


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You have made a fantastic job of converting the Lime Kiln into two interesting homes. We love the combination of wood and stone and look forward to returning in the future.

Michael & Pauline - Western Australia (Perth)


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Blown away by the hospitality and wonderful tasteful surroundings from two special people.

Pat and Bob - Glasgow


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Great to catch up and thanks for the wonderful hospitality. To see the project almost finished was breathtaking and a credit to your taste.

Pat and Hilda


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We have loved visiting you at home. The Lime Kiln is a very special place and I know my mother Bridget do enjoyed her visits with you both Ken and Lorna thank you for making us so welcome. Your home sparkles with your generous spirit. Arohanui

Ricky and Minnie - NZ


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Well done with your creation - it’s a treasure. I’m Inspired!

Ray and Julie


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A fantastic finished product. Built with the surrounding environment in mind. If all developments were like this Port-na-blagh would be a much better looking place.

John


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Great to see you both at home. Don’t leave it so long the next time. How can you resist Donegal Air!

Gordon


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A gorgeous cozy and sunny house. We wish we could stay longer. Such a wonderful house.

Briony and Heather - OZ


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A beautiful house. I’ll be back. I love the fish nets. (Christmas Lights)

Conor


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Thank you Lorna and Ken for an amazing holiday. The Lime Kiln is faultless, and Donegal stunning. I’ll be back!

John


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What a perfect place to spend a blustery Donegal New Year: Warm, cozy homely and really charming. By far the best place to stay in Donegal and Lorna and Ken are excellent hosts.

Philip


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I have had a fantastic time. Excellent scenery and a very comfortable home to stay in.

Nick


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Thank you for a most wonderful weekend break. Your house is an absolute credit to you.

Kim and Colin


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Great to stay in a holiday home that wasn’t built in Lego land. A very comfortable, great facilities and friendly. Perfect for a Donegal Winter week-end.

Jeff and Jeanie


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A beautiful place to stay, very different, amazing design, comfortable and cosy too! Fantastic beaches and a wonderful holiday. Thank you.

Alan and Sherrill, Sophie and Adam


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Excellent holiday. Beautiful property comfortable and welcoming. Definitely be back. Fandabidozi!! (Children)

Mc F and Friends


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The Kiln is a beautiful , warm and peaceful place. All the comforts of home. Ken you built a lovely place, its design is very earthy and spacious, very unique! Lorna, you are a delightful hostess! The welcome we received and the help you gave us in arranging our time here made us feel more like part of the family than guests. It felt like being “home”! Thank you both for making our stay a memorable one! We will be back!

Richard and Ria - USA


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Lorna and Ken you thought of everything. Many thanks for making our first trip to Ireland as a family so wonderful and memorable. We definitely will be back, and plan a longer stay. A wonderful, joyful journey, thanks for being such a memorable part of it!

Ria - USA


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This is our 2nd Visit to the beautiful west coast of Ireland - last time we went South, this time North. Love Ireland, love Donegal and we love the Lime Kiln. Thanks to Lorna and Ken for making us feel so welcome telling us about “The Glen” and pointing us in the direction of the loyal beauty spots too numerous to mention. Hope you have a wonderful Birthday! See you soon.

Jon & Camilla - Salisbury


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Had a fantastic time the place is very beautiful and well presented. Many many thanks.

Tim and Hanna


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Visited - congratulations on your wonderful space, it worked so well. Your eye to detail and high speck on things is a great gift. Jim said it is the loveliest house ever.

Marie


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Had a great time the Lime Kiln will definitely be recommended. Hope to get back again soon. It was like home from home and more. Would like to get back when weather bit better Thanks.

Paula Darren Stefin, Curtis Sofia and Reece and Gizmo


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4th Visit to Donegal, it gets better each time what a beautiful home the Kiln is very comfortable would recommend it to our friends. Thank you Lorna and Ken.

Frances - NZ


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Lovely stay and cove down the road wonderful hope to be back soon.

Denise Sean and Adam


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Beautiful Property, the Lime Kiln Rocks!! Thanks so much for a great stay. Ps Check out the fab art gallery 2 doors down.

Patrick and Natasha


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