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Stunning contemporary property in the Sperrin Mountains.NITB 5 STAR

Bedrooms 3
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 10 nights


About the property



Number 1 Barn Lane is a stunning three-bed barn extension set in a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and nestled in the Sperrin Mountains, overlooking Lough Foyle and the Donegal Hills.

Designed and owned by award-winning architects, this contemporary styled new property has three double/twin rooms and three bathroom/shower rooms over two floors.

The ground floor boasts a living and dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and separate utility room. A log burning stove and under floor heating throughout the ground floor makes the open plan space extremely cosy.

Set in private grounds on a family farm, the barn is the perfect base from which to explore the many attractions of the Ireland’s dramatic northern coastline.

Explore the highlights of the north coast:

The bustling seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart are within a 25-minute drive of the barn, with Portballintrae, Ballycastle and County Donegal all within reach.

The glorious beaches for which the North Coast is famed all offer great surfing, kite surfing and bodyboarding and are easily accessible.

Benone Beach, Mussenden Temple, Downhill Demesne, Hezlett House and the famous Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge are just some of the more local attractions (15-25 minutes drive away), while the magnificent Giants Causeway – a UNESCO World Heritage site - and its award-winning visitors centre is also a short drive.

The Roe Valley Country Park, offering salmon fishing and serene riverside walks through wooded glades, is just five minutes away.

For Irish whisky lovers, the world famous Bushmills distillery can be reached within half an hour.

Golfers will be spoilt for choice, with world class golf courses including Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock and Ballycastle all within reach.

Game of Thrones fans can walk in the footsteps of the Starks and Lannisters by visiting one of Causeway Coast and Glens filming locations. Scenes from Winterfell, Dragonstone, Pyke, The Stormlands and the King’s Road were all filmed here.

Further afield the capital city of Belfast is just over an hour away, making visits to the many theatres and award-winning restaurants, the Titanic Museum, W5 and the Ulster Museum all achievable.

Londonderry/Derry, a former Capital of Culture, with its famous walls and intriguing history, is a 45-minute drive.

For overseas visitors, Number 1 Barn Lane is well served by airports:

City of Londonderry Airport – 35 minutes

Belfast International Airport – 1 hour

Belfast City Airport – 1 hour 15 minutes


Number 1 Barn Lane is 5* Rated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board

Living Area:

With a cosy log burning stove (a supply of logs will be provided) and full height windows providing magnificent views over the rolling countryside of County Donegal and Lough Foyle.

Comfortable seating area to accommodate 8-10 people, with 42 inch flat screen television including NOW TV (with access to Sky TV), DVD player and wireless MP3 music player.

Dining Area:

The solid oak dining table easily accommodates eight and is situated in front of full height windows with uninterrupted views of the countryside.


The spacious, modern kitchen is very well equipped and includes a high-level integrated cooker, induction hob, dishwasher, coffee maker, built-in microwave and integrated fridge/freezer. It is also set in front of full height windows, so even the cook can appreciate the views!

Ground floor Utility Room/Bathroom:

Includes washing machine and tumble drier, walk-in shower, toilet and hand basin. Located at ground floor level this area is easily accessible to disabled visitors.

Bedroom 3/Ground Floor:

Ground floor bedroom with a double bed and an exposed original basalt stone wall. Stunning ceiling to floor windows allow visitors to appreciate the views of County Donegal and Lough Foyle whilst lying in the comfort of their bed!

There is plenty of hanging and storage space, with bedside lockers and lighting.

Master Bedroom with en suite/First Floor:

Situated on first floor level, the master bedroom boasts a contemporary styled four-poster and en suite shower room, hand basin and WC.

There is a wall-mounted television with integrated DVD player and ample hanging and storage space.

Bedroom 2/First Floor:

A zip and link bed can be set as either a super king-sized bed or two single beds. The room boasts a large window overlooking the rolling countryside. Hanging and storage space is available.

Bathroom/First Floor:

Includes a bath with hand shower, hand basin and WC.

Chill Out Zone:

The upstairs chill out zone is situated on the mezzanine overlooking the living area. It has seating, books, maps and DVDs.

Outsdoor Space:

There are two patio areas: the decked patio area has a table and seating for al fresco dining. The rear seating area catches the lovely afternoon sun.

The surrounding flowerbeds are imaginatively landscaped and there is a grassed area to the rear which can be used for camping (patrons only).

Parking for three vehicles

* Luxurious bedlinen, towels and toiletries are included

* Free Wi Fi throughout the building

* A welcome pack, including seasonal and locally produced goodies, is provided on arrival

More Details

Property Manager
Kim Loughery
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2018


Limavady House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM / Check-out: 3:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Free Wifi
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Ground floor suitable for disabled
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , En suite to Bedroom 1
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Has a lovely four poster king size bed and en-suite
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , zip & link bed - either 2 singles or 1 super king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Ground floor with double bed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Stunning contemporary property in the Sperrin Mountains.NITB 5 STAR
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Peaceful and convenient

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay here. So close to many of the Northern Ireland attractions while still feeling private and secluded. Kim and her husband are lovely and have thought of everything you might need. The log fire was grand and the sheep were fun to watch as well. Thanks for letting us stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house and great area to stay, explore and enjoy a warm Irish welcome

  • 5 of 5

On arrival we received a lovely welcome from Kim and very much enjoyed our resulting week in Northern Ireland. The house is beautifully designed, spacious and lets in loads of light and the views of the surrounding countryside. It is well equipped, particularly with regards to the kitchen (something that you can't say about many holiday properties). The house is in a good location - out in the countryside but not too far off the beaten track. If you are prepared to drive around to fully explore the area there is plenty to see and do within an hour of the property. The coastline is of course the number one attraction. The drive between Ballycastle and Cushendell on the minor coastal road is particularly good, as is a drive out to Malin Head. Derry has a good atmosphere - walking the city walls and the murals in the Bogside are a must if you visit the city. Definitely recommend Harry's Shack in Portstewart for a great fresh fish lunch. Brown's in Derry is also very good. If you end up passing through Magherafelt, check out Mary's Bar, particularly upstairs - it's the most palatial pub you'll ever see! Above all, enjoy the warm Irish welcome and sense of humour that you'll find pretty much everywhere and don't forget to raise a glass (or two) of Bushmills' whiskey!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautifully designed space for a family & furry friend getaway.

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation is spacious and well orchestrated for a family getaway. The views from every window are a beautiful reminder of the Northern Irish countryside. The owners are extremely helpful and informative. Every attempt has been made to make your stay as welcomed as possible. We would definitely stay here again, and there is a huge portion of home made chocolate brownies waiting for your arrival....they are delicious with red wine! Enjoy 😉?

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great stay

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house in a great location.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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A property that delivers what it promised in spades!

  • 5 of 5

A property that delivers what it promised in spades! Superb modern house in wonderful location. Overall design and attention to detail so pleasing to the eye and very comfortable and convenient. Our dog also had a great time, once she had adapted herself to the tiled floor! Owners very helpful and even dropped my hiking boots off with people in Coleraine after we had left and forgotten them! Would recommend a stay here to anyone and we hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Contemporary home in idyllic Northern Irish countryside

  • 5 of 5

My family from the U.S. returned to County Derry in N. Ireland this summer to explore our ancestral roots. We stayed in this beautiful 3 bdrm/3 bath home with spectacular sunsets over Lough Foyle. It is easy to imagine yourself 50, 100 or 200 years ago gazing out on the cow pasture and rolling green hills. There were homemade brownies and fresh flowers to greet us when we arrived. Kim and Derek provided all of the information we needed prior to our arrival and they were always available to answer questions and to provide helpful information during our visit. A washer and dryer are located in the downstairs bath.

This property is perfect for visits to the walled city of Londonderry, a walk through Free Derry, or drives to the northern coast to visit Giant's Causeway, Bushmills or Game of Thrones sites. It is an easy and scenic drive to the Inishowen peninsula and to County Donnegal, both of which boast breathtaking views. We also took a day-trip to Belfast for a black cab "Troubles tour" (highly recommended) and a visit to the Titanic museum.

The house has both a back and a front terrace to enjoy, and the interior rooms are spacious and comfortable. It is also perfect for entertaining and provides a charcoal grill. I asked for extra hangers (only 3/bdrm are provided) and Derek brought them 'round after we returned from our daylong excursion. The home displays beautiful hand-painted artwork from the owners' family. The cows in the field greeted us every evening as we turned into the drive of the house, and they were standing outside the front windows each morning 'joining' us for breakfast. They enjoy treats of parsnips!

The only deficiencies that we found in the house were an absence of closets or hanging space for clothes (each bedroom provides 2 hooks and one bedroom has a hanging bar) and there are no shelves in the shower stalls for shampoo/soap, nor hooks for hanging extra towels or clothing items ~ but each bath has a heated towel bar, and the downstairs tile floors are heated.

The house is perfect for couples, adult families or for families with young children and the upstairs bath has a bathtub. We hope to return in summers to come!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Nearest Airport
10 Miles
City of Derry Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Browns Bar Drumsurn
Nearest Ferry
65 Miles
City of Belfast
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Roe Park Resort
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Lime Tree Restaurant
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $210.56

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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