Summer in the gardenView from the lower garden

Entire home/apt

4 guests

1 bedroom

2 beds
Please set the number of adults.
Please set the number of children.
Ages 2 - 12
Please set the number of infants.
Under 2
4 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
You won’t be charged yet

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


Extra people: No Charge
Weekly Discount: 21%
Always communicate through Airbnb
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Learn more

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.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

134 Reviews

Check In
Nicky User Profile
August 2017
Had a really great stay in this lovely rural retreat ... couldn't have asked for more - wonderful high standard place to stay, immaculately clean, amazing views and most likeable and helpful hosts in Gerard and Tricia

Omi User Profile
August 2017
Absolutely stunning and beautiful place in a great location to enjoy the activities around the causeway coastal route or the attractions of Belfast. The photos don't do the place justice. So much to do around here, would certainly like to be able to come again and explore more!

Francois User Profile
August 2017
The Gerry's cottage is absolutely splendid, clean, modern and well equipped, like in the photos, even more. The view to the country up to the Lough Neagh Is amazing. Situated at middle distance between Belfast and the Giant Causeway, this was perfect for our trip in north Ireland. Gerry and Tricia were very friendly and caution of us. Thank you very much.

Fiona User Profile
July 2017
Gerry's barn, beside his home, is located in a quiet area with fabulous views looking over the lough to the hills in the distance. We stayed for a family wedding at nearby Ballyscullion House. The barn is well equipped and furnished, comfortable, very clean and is perfect for a holiday stay. Gerry and his wife were excellent hosts. We would stay again without hesitation if we were visiting the area.

Daniel User Profile
July 2017
The barn is simply amazing! It's very clean and modern and has a wonderful view over the landscape! The terrace and the garden are huge and the perfect place to relax! The big kitchen is attached to the barn, but has a seperate entrance, so you'll have to step outside to get to the kitchen, but that wasn't a problem at all. Gerry is the perfect host and was always there to help! Thanks to his tips we discovered many beautiful secret spots of this wonderful island! Thank you so much!

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

Marie User Profile
July 2017
Wonderful peaceful few days with stunning views. Great rural base for trips to the coast and Belfast city. Thank you 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: 90%
Response time: within a few hours
Exact location information is provided after a booking is confirmed.
Similar listings