About Crannagael House
Crannagael House, owned and occupied by Jane and John Nicholson, is nestled in the heart of the County Armagh countryside and is approximately 5 miles from junction 13 on the M1 and 6 miles from Portadown just off the B28, Moy – Portadown Road.
It is a grade 2 listed Georgian house and is still owned by the same family that built it in the mid 18th century. It is surrounded by gardens, parkland and mature woodland, and the accommodation overlooks an apple orchard – a delight when the blossom is out in May!
The self contained apartment on the East wing comprises three bedrooms, one double, one twin and one single. There is an upstairs bathroom and downstairs shower with wc (both with wonderful views of the orchard!). It has a fully fitted kitchen, dining area and sun lounge which includes a separate patio and barbecue area. There is full oil fired central heating as well as a wood burning stove in the lounge.
The main house has just featured in the Hidden Gems day organised by Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon councils as part of their Georgian week in Armagh. We had two parties visiting us on 26 November and it was a great thrill for us to meet all those lovely people who seemed to appreciate genuine Georgian dust! Jack the Westie couldn’t believe his luck – the centre of attention as usual!!
This September, 20th to 23rd, we are hosting a return visit of the Food and Cider (and wine) Festival run by Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon councils. It has been extended to four nights this year, following the success of the inaugural event last year. There are a range of exciting ideas to while away an evening in our lovely grounds – check out this link – https://visitarmagh.com/festivals/food-cider/ and go to the Visit Armagh website for booking facilities. There is a wine versus cider evening, a murder mystery evening and the grand banquet on Saturday evening. On Sunday morning the award winning chef, Gareth Reid, from 4 Vicars will be leading a forage (rummage!) in the gardens, hedges and fields with participants who will then cook the results – all in the tepees at the house.