fully equipped kitchen including dishwasher and microwaveOne of the views of the Mourne Mountains from our premises
The Old Barn
Hosted by Juliette
Juliette is the host.
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
1.5 baths
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This unique first floor accommodation, built in 1868, still has its original wooden beams and staircase and was converted in 1985 into living space for the current owners. Set in 95 acres of farm and woodland, with designated short walks for our guests only.
The barn sleeps max. 5 people, but the downstairs twin bedroom is for adults and older children only, as it has a separate entrance.

The space

This first floor converted barn (now part of Holistic Retreat Centre Embrace) is a self-catering unit which has retained its character, yet has 21st century comforts. The fully equipped kitchen also includes a dishwasher and microwave.
The large cosy living room has a wood-burning stove and the whole unit can be heated by oil-fired central heating, electricity or the stove.
Upstairs also contains a small single bedroom, which shares the en-suite bathroom (shower, toilet, basin) with the adjacent double bedroom.
Downstairs is a twin bedroom, and utility room with washing machine and drying facilities.
Our guests can sit in the garden shed & use our orchard garden with apple trees, gooseberries, raspberries .etc. Private parking, use of the Quiet Room for activities such as reading, writing, reflection.
Designated walks on 95acres, with views of the Mourne Mountains/Isle of Man, extensive local scenery. Strangford Lough, a recognised area of outstanding natural beauty is only a 5 minutes' drive and 3 National Trust properties from 10-35minutes' drive.
Local stores (1.3miles away) can provide everything for your daily needs.
Outskirts of Belfast only 20 minutes away and many smaller towns close by. City Airport 25 minutes and International Airport 45 minutes' drive away. Closest bus transport 1.3 miles.


(URL HIDDEN)The 2 bedrooms upstairs are connected, yet separate,but share the same en-suite, which contains a shower, toilet and wash hand basin.
Entry to the bathroom and master bedroom is through the single room.
Twin bedroom +Utility room with Washing Machine.

Guest access

Guests will have access to private parking, designated walks on 95 acres of wood and farmland, quiet room.
Also available, (preferably by prior arrangement to avoid disappointment), are Physiotherapy, Reiki, Massage, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Yoga , Relaxation/Meditation sessions in on-site clinic. Prices on request.

Interaction with guests

We are living next door (in totally separate accommodation) and will be available to help with anything our guests require

Other things to note

Car hire is recommended. We are situated in a beautiful,peaceful, rural location (nearest public transport 1.3 miles), yet very close to many towns, villages etc.
Member of the Northern Irish Tourist Board

Business travel
This listing has essential business travel amenities.

Free parking on premises
Wireless Internet

Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
1 single bed
Bedroom 3
2 single beds

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is flexible
Check out by 11AM

No smoking
No pets
If possible keep organic materials separate for recycling
Guests are responsible for damage to property and inventory
Please pull all blinds when leaving the premises


18 Reviews

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Anna Berlind User Profile
September 2017
We stayed a month at the Barn and we had a really really good time. Juliette and Jim are the best hosts ever and this is not an exaggeration! They are friendly and always helpful, they have a lot of tips for activities in the area. The accommodation is super cozy and lovingly furnished. In the Barn is really everything you need, you feel like at home! The most comfortable in the house are the heating beds, this is really great if it is a bit colder at night. We had the best Airbnb-stay ever! We can only recommend the Barn and we will definitely come back again! Thank you Juliette and Jim
Juliette User Profile
Response from Juliette:
So pleased you really enjoyed your time here, despite a lot of rain. We loved having you, you were great guests and were very impressed with all the things you researched, undertook( like cooking us a beautiful meal....!)) and saw on your trips. Your English improved even in the short time you were here.......well done girls. Hope the great adventure continues to be successful in the next few months and we would be delighted to see you back if you're thinking of coming this way again!
September 2017

Brian User Profile
August 2017
Delightful place to stay, charming hostess. Just make sure the accommodation suits your party, Double bedroom and bathroom upstairs is accessed through the single bedroom. Twin downstairs has a separate entrance and shower room.
Juliette User Profile
Response from Juliette:
Thanks for your review Bob. As with yourselves, I always point this out to people, just in case they don't read the description I have written about what we offer. Kind regards, Juliette
August 2017

Bob User Profile
August 2017
Juliette and her husband Jim are very friendly and helpful people. The Old Barn was perfect for us and would recommend it to anyone.

Michelle User Profile
August 2017
The Old Barn was hands down the best place we've ever stayed at through AirBnB. Gorgeous views all around, beautiful trails, picked wild black (URL HIDDEN) is just a very relaxing and healing place. Juliette and Jim are incredible hosts, very caring and helped us with anything we needed. Getting a spa treatment from Juliette is a must! We absolutely loved our massage and reiki treatments! We would definitely return. We highly recommend The Old Barn.
Juliette User Profile
Response from Juliette:
Thank you so much for your kind words. We loved having you as guests and felt, after your stay, that we were very privileged to have been your hosts. It gave us much joy to meet you and see you really using and enjoying our place! So pleased you'll have good memories and really loved your treatments. We look forward to seeing you again!
August 2017

Cathy User Profile
August 2017
Lovely tranquil location, very peaceful. Juliette a very welcoming and helpful host. Accommodation was perfect for our weekend stay.
Juliette User Profile
Response from Juliette:
So pleased it fulfilled your expectations! It was lovely having you here and see you enjoying yourselves. Take care! Would be very happy to see you at the next family reunion.
August 2017

Chris User Profile
July 2017
Juliette's property is ideal for a family with two or three children (there are three bedrooms) which was ideal for us! It was clean and comfortable and everything worked fine. Juliette was extremely friendly and welcoming. We had a great time in the local countryside (the property is quite secluded), but it was also a good base for us to explore Belfast and even the Giant's Causeway. Highly recommended!
Juliette User Profile
Response from Juliette:
Thanks for your kind words Chris. So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and used your time here to not only do some sightseeing, but also to learn a lot about the history of our beautiful country . Auf Wiedersehen!
July 2017

Marella User Profile
July 2017
Great host. Great stay. Thank you very much Juliette for hosting us in your lovely house.
Juliette User Profile
Response from Juliette:
You're very welcome. Happy to see you back any time.
July 2017

Killinchy, United KingdomJoined in March 2016
Juliette User Profile
As I only joined Airbnb late March 2016, I can't give you any information about my experiences with Airbnb yet. What I can tell you is that we will make your stay with us unique and enjoyable! We will leave you a small welcome pack with some items like coffee, tea, milk, biscuits…
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