NITB Approved Self-catering Accommodation.
- The house is all ground floor accommodation with a disabled access at the back.
- Sleeps 6 people.
- Master bedroom has a double bed and is en-suite.
- Two twin bedrooms with single beds.
- Family bathroom with bath and wash basin and separate WC.
- Two reception rooms with bay windows. Wooden floors in hallways and first reception room; cork floor in second reception/dining room. These are the original floors which have been restored.
- Large well equipped kitchen with dining area and original terrazzo floor.
- Every room in the house and the front hallway have the original stain glass panes, some of which have been re-furbished.
- Contained garden area with mature plants and garden seat. There is an extensive lawn beyond the enclosed garden area, suitable for outdoor play.
- Outside there is a lockable barn, ideal for storage of bicycles and sports equipment.
- Oil fired central heating, included in the price.
- Towels and bed linen supplied.
- Two original open fireplaces. Logs can be arranged, as requested.
- Washing machine
- Cooker and microwave.
- TV and DVD; radio.
- Ironing board and iron
- Pets accepted by request.
- No Smoking.
- Welcome pack of some groceries on arrival.
- Non-refundable deposit of £50 for one week and short bookings. Non- refundable deposit of £100 for two week booking.
- Arrival time 4pm unless an alternative agreement is reached with the owner. Any change to the agreed arrival time must be given at least 24hrs in advance.
- Ample car parking.
A holiday at Drumnahay Lodge is a chance to de-stress by appreciating the beauty and tranquillity of a landscape that is truly breathtaking in every season. And it doesn’t stop there. There is an extensive array of activities and local attractions, historic and cultural to entertain a wide range of visitors with diverse interests. Detailed information is provided under the Local Attractions page with relevant links to various Tourist sites.
The property is ideally situated for touring the Antrim coast including the World famous Giant’s Causewayand other historic sights along this route, such as Dunluce castle, Dunseverick and the 400 year Old Bushmills Distillery. Other historic sights a short drive away include Downhill House and Mussenden Temple, the later being one of most photographed sights and an icon for tourism in Northern Ireland. If the prospect of a family holiday at the beach is what attracts you, look no further. There are numerous beaches to choose from in the immediate locality: Benone, Magilligan and Downhill making up the continuous seven mile stretch of golden sands; Castlerock and further along the coast Portstewart and the beaches of Portrush. These are all holders of the prestigious blue flag award for cleanliness and good beach management. Depending on what you are looking for, the beaches offer different activities from surfing and jet skis, to leisurely dune and coastal walks, fishing, swimming, even bird watching. Some have paddling pools and play areas for the younger members of the family.
If you are a golf enthusiast, there are a number of local courses to choose from: the highly esteemed Royal Portrush with its two championship courses and more locally Castlerock and Benone golf courses.
If you are feeling adventurous and would like to try something new, there is the nearby Ulster Gliding club. You can book a taster lesson at one of the finest soaring sites in the UK and Ireland. It has this distinction, thanks to the superbly favourable conditions of its location, beneath the cliffs of Binevenagh.
These same conditions are also extremely favourable for hang gliding, another local sport. Often hang gliders can be seen off the coast of Binevenagh and Magilligan point. They make a colourful and decorous spectacle against the already magnificent skyline.
If you are missing the city or wishing for a change of scene, the city of Derry is not far away and is ideal for a day trip. If you want to leave the car at home and let the train take the strain, you can board at Bellarena station which is about half a mile away, at the end of Drumnahay’s private lane. The small station of Bellarena is on the main Belfastto Derry route. This spectacular coastal journey gets the “thumbs up” from Michael Palin who in his documentary on amazing rail journeys, ranked this as one of the best!
A day trip to Derry has much to offer. There are the historic city walls. You can take a guided tour of the 17th century city with one of the walking tour companies. There are varied Itineraries for different tours including Mural sightseeing and visits to museums chronicling the city’s troubled and divided past and its journey to a greater stability. A vibrant cultural life which is present and evident everywhere marks how far we have come. The newly opened Peace Bridge (2011) for pedestrians which links Derry’s two communities is an actual and symbolic testament to progress.
If retail therapy is what you require, Derry has 3 shopping centres to entice you and most of the big brand names are there from the high end luxury market to the budget buys.
As you are so close to Donegal which is in the Republic of Ireland but a stone throw away from Bellarena, it would be a shame to miss out. If you have not visited before, it comes strongly recommended. There is a ferry crossing from Magilligan point to Green castle which operates all year round. You can take the car on the boat or travel as a foot passenger only. The crossing takes less than 20 mins. Then you have ample opportunity to tour the Inishowen peninsula with its remote beaches and coves and white washed cottages, an enchanting journey into the rural past.
Check out the Local Attractions link to start your holiday planning. You will find a list, which is by no means exhaustive, but will get you started on your exploration of the richness of what this area has to offer.