Rural retreat in Co. Antrim


Entire residential home hosted by Gerard

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bathroom
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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.

What this place offers

Garden view
Mountain view
Free parking on premises
Washing machine
Private patio or balcony
Private backyard – Fully fenced
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm


Lit path to the guest entrance

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Where you’ll be

Ballymena, United Kingdom

The house is in the countryside but villages (Portglenone and Ahoghill ) are only 3 miles away, with Ballymena and Antrim 7 and 10 miles away, and Belfast 30 miles away. the Giant's Causeway and the Antrim coast road is only 45-50 minutes away. Lots of restaurants and bars within easy reach: see guide in the living area.

Hosted by Gerard

  1. Joined in October 2013
  • 267 Reviews
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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 5 years experience and are Airbnb super hosts.
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 fam…

During your stay

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

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  • Language: English
  • Response rate: 100%
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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 16:00 - 21:00
Check out: 10:00
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

Health & safety

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