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Beautiful Beach House Castlerock Village Golf Surfing Walks

23 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights

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Castlerock House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms including showers, (Sleeps 6)

The recently modernized house is steps away from the quiet golden sand beach and is in the centre of the quaint village of Castlerock. Shops, home bakery, bistro and two pubs. 100 meters from Castlerock Golf Course and 15 minutes from the famous Portstewart and Portrush Golf courses. The beautiful North Antrim coast and The Giants Causeway is 30 minutes away. The Village is on the main Belfast to Derry railway line with frequent trains. 15 minutes to the car ferry to Donegal, a 10 minute sea journey. Good shopping in nearby towns of Coleraine and Limavady.

Ideal base for golfers playing the Antrim and Derry links courses at Portrush, Portstewart and Castlerock. Ideal base to visit Londonderry, City of culture 2013 and the annual North West 200 motor cycle race which takes place on the Coleraine, Portrush, Portstewart road circuit.

The house is on the edge of the National Trust managed Victorian estate of Downhill Castle and famous Mussenden Temple. Marvellous scenic walks through ornamental gardens, lakes and woods.

Scenic drives abound in this area with beach, sea and mountain views.

Beautiful sunsets not to be missed as the sun sets behind the Donegal hills.

Keywords: Beach House, great base for golfers playing the north coast links courses at Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Castlerock and Ballyliffen. Great base to visit the City of Derry, 2013 European City of culture and the 2013 all Ireland Traditional music fleadh in Londonderry.

The local area is one of the sites used for the shooting of Game of Thrones.

More Details
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Robert Gardiner.
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016

Why Robert Gardiner. chose Northern Ireland

This is a family home used by our family members when in Ireland. We are opening our home to give people the opportunity to visit and experience one of the most beautiful places in Ireland. Reservations restricted to 21 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent for the complete duration of the reservation.

What makes this house unique

The day usually starts with a walk on the quiet beach or through the beautiful ornamental gardens close by. Enjoy breakfast on the balcony or back garden surrounded by beautiful scenery and views of Donegal and Scotland (Mull of Kintyre) in the distance. An abundance of golf courses surround you.


based on 23 traveler reviews

Beautiful Beach House Castlerock Village Golf Surfing Walks
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 23 reviews
oakland california

Exactly what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

The location of this house is terrific. It's close to the beach, amazing walks with beautiful views of the ocean, train station, golf courses and a great base for exploring. It was remodeled and decorated with good design sense and has a well stocked kitchen. It's super comfortable and homey with nice lighting. We really felt at home in this lovely house and Robert was a great host and answered many emails with questions I had about Northern Ireland. We will definitely go back and rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review. Glad you liked the house and area and that we were able to be of assistance with your questions prior to and during your visit. Love to have you back again. Tell your friends about the hidden gem of Mullaghard, Castlerock and the golf course. best wishes for the rest of the summer. Robert.
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Buffalo Gap, Texas

The house is well represented - very comfortable, modern, and with excellent conveniences.

  • 5 of 5

Mullaghard is a very nice house in the hidden gem of Castlerock, Northern Ireland. All conveniences are located within walking distance of the house, and the area and residents could not be more friendly and helpful. The owner provides excellent information and recommendations for enjoyment of guests, and his communication is uncompromising before, during, and after the visit. We enjoyed the restaurants, pubs, beach, and the services of the local country club for meals (did not play golf, although the course is beautiful). Many sites are nearby, particularly on the coastal road (A2): do not miss the Giant's Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, and the beautiful seaside resorts of Portstewart and Portrush. The fare at Ramone Seafood and Wine Bar in Portrush is very worthwhile. If possible take the short drive to the Magilligan Point ferry for the 10 minute transit to Donegal (Republic Of Ireland - another country!), eat at Kealy's right off the ferry, and traverse the Inishown Peninsula. A car or train trip to Derry is highly recommended; it is a very interesting walled city, one of only two left in Northern Ireland. Limavady is an entertaining city, also, and only a short drive from Castlerock. Coleraine has all conveniences for shopping, banks, restaurants, etc., and is a 10 minute drive away. There is much additional touring information in a booklet in the house for guest's perusal. Keep in mind that the currency of N.I. is British Pound Sterling, and Euro's are the currency of the Republic if you go to both. We would highly recommend this house as a vacation destination, and just wish it were closer to our home in Texas.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the excellent review. Glad to hear that you visited so many of the recommended places and that the booklet was a help. Hope you have a chance to get back to Castlerock. You will always be made welcome. Robert.
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Comfortable, Quiet, Contemporary House Close to the Beach and Train

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a two-week stay in this comfortable house. It was simple to find and easy to park in front of the house. The neighborhood is quiet and peaceful. We found the inside of the house to be spacious and bright. The three bedrooms are comfortable and filled with light. The living room has comfortable seating and a big TV. The modern kitchen has everything you need to prepare your own meals. There's a convenient grocery store down the street. If you're not in the mood to cook or drive far, there are a couple of restaurants close by (Castlerock Golf Club and Temple Bistro) that you can walk to. We were pleased to find it was only a 5 minute walk to the train which we took to Derry and Belfast. The beautiful Castlerock beach is a two-minute walk out the front door. The owner was very helpful and communicated well. The wifi worked perfectly. Our expectations were exceeded. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Great that you found and liked The Lime Tree in Limavady, a favourite of my wife and I. Hope you have the chance to return to the hidden gem that is the Castlerock area and Mullaghard.
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Outstanding property in a beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Four of us, two couples, stayed at this property in Castlerock the last week in May, 2016. It is a beautiful, extremely comfortable home. Everything was exactly as described. I have stayed in many self-catering properties, but never one that was more lovely, never one that was so well equipped. The location is perfect for visiting Northern Ireland. We don't golf, but noted many nearby golf courses. While we didn't meet the owners personally, they provided us a wealth of suggestions in written form as to places to visit, to eat, to get things we needed. Just wonderful!

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review. Delighted that you had such an enjoyable visit and that our suggestions worked out so well. Hope to see you back, lots more to see and do. Tell your friends.
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Pickering Ontario Canada


  • 5 of 5

We were extremely happy with our stay in Castlerock. The accommodation was excellent, very well equipped and very convenient to the train,stores, golfing and sightseeing. The location is excellent to tour Belfast, the Coastal Causeway,Derry,Bushmill, Port Rush and Port Stewart and Donegal. The local residents were very friendly and helpful in so many ways.

An extremely comfortable home away from home.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay at Mullaghard. The place and the people are everything you said. Looking forward to having you back again in the future.
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Happy Days

  • 5 of 5

A great trip back to Northern Ireland and a big part of that was the lovely accommodation.

It was as advertised and more - we felt quite at home. It could not have been handier to all amenities...the beach, the grocery store, the train, the tennis courts to name a few. The well equipped kitchen,the heating system, the TVs, the use of the telephone, the laundry and the clear instructions for everything added so much to the comfort and ease we felt.

The Peter Thompson Centre just behind the house was also an excellent venue for our family get together - even got my makeup and nails done just down the street!

The highlights were the train trips to Coleraine and Ballymena, the "Game of Thrones" locations and dinner at Kealys in Greencastle, Co. Donegal via the Magilligan ferry.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed our "home away from home". We hope that you have the opportunity to return and also to tell your friends about the house and local area.
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Londonderry City Airport at Eglinton
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Bertha's in Castlerock
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Magilligan Point to Greencastle, Donegal
Nearest Golf
150 Metres
Castlerock Golf Club
Nearest Train
150 Metres
Castlerock on Main Belfast to Derry line
Nearest Restaurant
150 Metres
Castlerock Golf Club or Crusoes Coffe Shop
Nearest Beach
50 Metres
Castlerock Strand
Car: not necessary

Horse riding at horse riding centre.


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Castlerock House Rental Rates

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Oct 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
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7 night minimum stay

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Castlerock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Beachfront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Upper bathroom, full 4 piece including bidet, lower bathroom 3 piece
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • King size bed (1), King size bed (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Laundry room with extra fridge / freezer. Local gourmet chef available to cater meals on site or by delivery. Contact owner for details.

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