About the property
- House700 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 10 nights
Multi award winning, Architect designed property set in the Sperrin Mountains
WINNERS OF THE PRESTIGIOUS NORTHERN IRELAND TOURISM AWARDS 2016......
AS FEATURED IN 25 BEAUTIFUL HOMES NOVEMBER 2015
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
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.
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.
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.
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
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within a few hours
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Kim Loughery
We are both Architects and designed with house with the spectacular views in mind. Set in the Sperrin Mountains with views over Lough Foyle and Donegal beyond, the enormous windows maximise the magnificent views in all directions. Relax in the private terraces at the rear and front of the properties or chill out with a glass of wine by the cosy log burning stove. The house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms with a contemporary open plan Living Kitchen Dining Room with breathtaking views from all windows.
Kim Loughery purchased this House in 2014
Why Kim Loughery chose Limavady
Because it is fabulous. Northern Ireland Tourist Board 5 star rated. The property won the Northern Tourism Awards in its first year of business.
What makes this House unique
The house is in a very peaceful and tranquil spot amidst the family farm yet within 10 minutes from the beautiful Benone Beach, 20 minutes from Portrush and Portstewart and just a 5 minute drive from Limavady. The property is in the midst of many of the filming locations from The Game of Thrones such as The Dark Hedges. The magnificent Giants Causeway, Carrick a Rede ropebridge and the Bushmills Distillery are within very close reach. The fortified City of Derry/Londonderry is just a thirty minute drive away. Belfast can be reached within an hour and 20 minutes.
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Check-in: 11:00 AM
Check-out: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful and convenient
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!
Fantastic house and great area to stay, explore and enjoy a warm Irish welcome
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!
Beautifully designed space for a family & furry friend getaway.
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 😉�
Beautiful house in a great location.
A property that delivers what it promised in spades!
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.
Contemporary home in idyllic Northern Irish countryside
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!