Summer in the gardenView from the lower garden
Rural retreat in Co. Antrim

Entire home/apt

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1 bedroom

2 beds
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This is a unique residence, designed by a leading architect, with everything you might need for a relaxing holiday, only 17 miles from Belfast Int'l airport. The house is rebuilt in natural stone with amazing views over lakes and mountains.

The space

Combining the old and the new, this barn complex, newly rebuilt in natural stone has panoramic views of Lough Beg, the Bann valley, the Sperrin mountains, and Lough Neagh. A perfect rural retreat with the comfort of modern design and high speed wifi

This recently converted barn is in a peaceful rural setting, only 17 miles by car from Belfast Int'l airport and 28 miles from the Belfast ferry terminals. The Giant's Causeway, the Antrim coast and Glens, with their long sandy beaches, are only 45 minutes away. Groceries, restaurants and bars are 3 miles away in Portglenone. Boating, sailing, canoeing, fishing, coastal walks and golf, and more, are all available within a few miles. Seamus Heaney, the famous poet, was born and lived nearby. For larger shopping and city experiences Ballymena is 7 miles away; Belfast 28 miles; Derry/ Londonderry 40 miles. Even Dublin is accessible within 2 and a half hour's driving, or by rail link from Ballymena and Belfast.

The space comprises a new kitchen with cooker and microwave, large living area and loft with marvellous views over Lough Beg and the Sperrin Mts. The barn sleeps 2 in the loft with sleeping for 2 more on a large sofa bed in the living area below.

A modern living room with full- height glass gable- end overlooking the Bann river valley, with tiled underfloor heating, sleeping loft, and bathroom. Hi-speed wifi (65 Mbs/sec).
Separate kitchen and dining room with hot water on-demand. A private outdoor patio. Access to gardens and private car parking.

Support is available as required, but the emphasis is on providing pleasant accommodation in a private retreat with contact only when required.
We will provide telephone numbers in case you need assistance of any kind.

A peaceful and tranquil site set among fields and open farmland with great views, comfort and relaxation.
Tourist, outdoor and sporting amenities are a short drive away: when, and if, you want them.
However, the landscape is what attracts most people to Northern Ireland. From this location everything is within reach. Lough Beg (4 miles ) is renowned for its bird life.
For rainy days the Game of Thrones and Titanic Exhibitions in Belfast are easily accessible (40 miles).

A car is strongly recommended. Though civilisation is close by, no public transport operates in this locality. However there are local taxi services for airport pick-ups and shorter journeys which link into the public transport services.
The barn has it's own private car park which accommodates two large vehicles.

Access to the adjacent kitchen and dining area is from a separate entrance. Tea and coffee- making facilities and a small fridge are also provided in the living area for additional convenience.
Bed linen and towels are provided.

Guest access

Guests are free to use the gardens around the barn and house. The gates by the road can be closed to provide peace of mind if children are at play.

Interaction with guests

We are available by phone or in person if you have anything you wish to discuss about your visit.

Other things to note

We have ethernet points for lap top users as well as wifi.

We provide a drying rack in the boiler house if guests need to dry clothes quickly. Please do not hang clothes on the lighting strip in the living room as this may damage the cable and become dangerous.


The space
Accommodates: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Room type: Entire home/apt

Amenities
Kitchen
Internet
TV
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Prices
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Weekly Discount: 21%
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible

* No specific rules, but please respect our neighbours, if you should meet them.
* No pets, please, and strictly no smoking.
* This barn is newly built and furnished and cleanliness is the keynote.


Cancellations

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

Availability
2 nights minimum stay

142 Reviews

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Aoife User Profile
July 2017
Really loved our stay, beautiful space in a beautiful setting. Will 100% recommend

Paul User Profile
July 2017
The finish is to a very high standard. Beautiful place and worth the visit.

David & Sinead User Profile
January 2017
We had a wonderful three nights in Gerry and Tricia's cottage. Gerry and Tricia were away when we arrived, but Gerry was fantastic in facilitating our arrival and we were very warmly welcomed by Gerry's sister, Inez. The cottage was a great place for us to reacquaint ourselves with the area, including Belfast and the giants' causeway. It's also a great place for a relaxing break, with fantastic views of the rolling hills and lakes. Highly recommended!
Gerard User Profile
Response from Gerard:
Thanks for your kind comments, David & Sinead. Hope you enjoyed your visit. You are welcome back any time. Gerry & Tricia
January 2017

Tess User Profile
November 2016
The host canceled this reservation 58 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Jacek User Profile
October 2016
This little house in Northern Ireland's countryside is the perfect combination of comfort and beauty. The huge window opening to the beautiful views of the valley and the two lakes bring all of nature inside, and the hosts paid attention to every detail to make it the coziest accommodation you could hope for - so much that you literally wonder if there's any point going out of the house at all. We loved our stay at Gerard's house and the only regret is that it was so short - only 2 nights. We'll definitely be back to make up for that.

Fionnuala User Profile
May 2016
We were met at a time that suited us. A beautiful apartment with fantastic views. Most importantly very warm and constant hot water. Wi-fi was excellent. Can only highly recommend a stay.

Paul User Profile
June 2015
Spent a weekend here with my girlfriend visiting the sites of Antrim. Had a wonderful time and it was due in no small part to Gerry and his amazing listing. Gerry was excellent at all times, communicating with me in advance to make sure I had the quickest directions and was there to greet us on arrival and show us around the house. The house is fabulous, beautiful, cosy retreat in quiet, rural surroundings with incredible views over the stunning Antrim countryside. It's fitted with all mod-cons and really high-spec. It's kitted out with everything you could possibly need and we really enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend! Thanks Gerry.

Bolton, United KingdomJoined in October 2013
Gerard User Profile

Former Treasurer interested in travel, outdoor and other sports, especially hill walking, ski-ing, sailing, golf and tennis.

Have travelled quite a lot through my work but also family holidays with my wife and son in Canada, the USA, New Zealand, and many parts of Europe.

We have had 2 years experience as Airbnb hosts as well as being guests and are strong advocates of others joining the Airbnb community.

Languages: English
Response rate: 88%
Response time: within a day

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