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Excellent 5/5 78 reviews

Castlerock Beach & Village

House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Winner of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board Award 2013 & Rated Excellent on Trip Advisor

Tara Lodge is an award winning detached, 1800sq. ft., 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, holiday lodge located on the outskirts of the beautiful rural village of Castlerock, in County Derry/Londonderry, which itself nestles on the shores of a stunning Blue Flag Beach, overlooked by historical Mussenden Temple & Downhill Castle.

Tara Lodge has been beautifully furnished and decorated with high quality items, and is simply superb for any party looking for a rural and seaside getaway. Excellent for those golfers wishing to access the best links golf courses on the North Coast, Castlerock, Royal Portrush & Portstewart Golf Clubs, all within 20 miles.

The beautiful modern fixtures and furnishings have been combined with traditional pieces to create a truly luxurious holiday lodge. There is solid wooden flooring and a reclaimed brick inglenook fireplace housing a cosy wood burner in the living room, while the high spec kitchen offers solid oak work surfaces, enhanced by an antique dresser with solid oak worktop. For those coffee connoisseurs there is a DeLonghi Espresso Coffee Machine. There are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor one with ensuite and then a large bathroom with separate shower. Upstairs there are 2 further bedrooms and a beautiful shower room. The upstairs double bedroom also has its own lounge area for relaxing and chilling out. The outside area is perfect for alfresco dining, and the sound of ocean waves will relax you as you allow it to sooth your senses. Curl up in front of the cosy open fire, make the most of the decking areas and enjoy freshly made coffee whilst taking in the fresh sea air. Stroll down to the amazing beach, overlooking Donegal, Inishowen Peninsula, watch the dolphins & porpoise enjoying the fresh Atlantic waves and then wander up the hillside to the breath-taking Mussenden Temple. Castlerock is sure to entice and delight even the most discerning of visitors.

Within the heart of the village is the train station giving easy access to Belfast, Dublin & Londonderry/Derry, there's also a local bus service providing pick up and drop off in the village too. About half an hours drive to Magilligan Point with access to Foyle Ferry to Donegal, Inishowen Peninsula.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Castlerock Beach 400 m
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 400 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport 65.8 km, Nearest railway: Castlerock Village 250 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Pool or snooker table, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The County Derry region

Castlerock, in County Derry/Londonderry, nestles on the shores of a stunning Beach, overlooked by historical Mussenden Temple & Downhill Castle. Ideal for families & groups looking for an amazing outdoor experience.The Lodge is located 10 minutes walk to the beach and local shops. The beach is breath-taking. Its utilised by families for chilling out and for those that are more adventurous with great waves for water sports such as surfing and body boarding. Watch the dolphins & porpoise along the coastline with many species of birds and more. On the hillside overlooking Castlerock is the famous Mussenden Temple and Downhill Castle, now managed by the National Trust. Within 30 minutes drive to the world renowed Giant's Causeway, the spectaular Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge & Bushmills Distillery.


The village also boasts the magnificent international links golf course, Castlerock Golf Club, with its 2 challenging courses, rated in the top 100 in UK & ROI, definitely worth a visit. We can provide you with an introduction to the club if you'd like to play. We can also introduce you to expert caddies to make the experience truly enjoyable.


The train also stops in the village giving access to the historical city of Derry in Co Londonderry and to the south Northern Irelands Capital, Belfast. As well as the train stop, you can also pick up a bus in the village to travel all around the North Coast and more.


Parking at Tara lodge for 2 cars.

Local Shops & Eateries

The local village shops include, Butchers, Hairdressers, Crusoe's Coffee Shop, Bakery, Supermarket, Filling Station, Railway Diner Restaurant, Golf Club Restaurant and Berthas Pub, all within walking distance of Tara Lodge.

Eating Out- North Coast

The North Coast itself boasts some excellent restaurants and details of all of theses can be found at Tara Lodge including how to get there and taxi service details if you'd prefer not to drive.

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6 Aug 2014


"Wonderful stay in Casterock"

We stayed in this house for a midweek golf trip. The house is beautifully furnished with all modern conveniences. It is well situated close to the beach, Castlerock Golf Club and all that the North C… More

Just to say thank you for this lovely review. Hope the golf went well too!!!.
Regards Diane Owner/Manager

6 Aug 2014


"Hidden Gem of the North Coast"

Excellent holiday home everything you could wish for and a whole lot more. House very well equipped better than most 5* hotels I've stayed in. Lovely area Castlerock is a lovely quiet village awa… More

Hi. Delighted you enjoyed your stay at Tara Lodge. Thank you for taking the time to complete a review, its very much appreciated.
See you again at Tara lodge soon.
Regards Diane

16 Jul 2014


"A holiday home like no other!"

Tara Lodge is the only place my family and i will stay in on our regular trips to Castlerock. Booking the accommodation is extremely easy; all information is clear and precise with every question ans… More

Hi Laura
Just to thank you for completing a review for Tara Lodge. It's a delight to have you and your family & we look forward to seeing you soon

Regards Diane Owner/Manager

2 Jul 2014


"a perfect stay in perfect accommodation in a perfect location"

Great time had by all. We are a charity supporting adults with learning disabilities and everyone had a great time and loved the accommodation. High standard and had everything we needed.We will be … More

Just to say thank you for taking the time to Review Tara Lodge. I'm delighted that your party enjoyed their break and I look forward to their return visits later in the year.
Regards Diane

24 Jun 2014


"Tres agreable maison de vacances"

Nous y avons séjourné en mai 2014 pendant une semaine à l'occasion de la North West 200. Nous étions un groupe de 9 adultes en moto.La maison est magnifique, très pratique.Chacun pouvait avo… More

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Salut Melinda
Merci beaucoup pour votre grande revue de Tara Lodge. Ce fut un plaisir pour vous et les autres motards répondre. Merci pour les Calvados que j'ai vraiment apprécié! J'espère vous revoir à Tara Lodge.
Hi Melinda
Thank you very much for your great review of Tara Lodge. It was a pleasure to meet you and the other motor bikers. Thank you for the Calvados which I really enjoyed!!! I hope to see you again at Tara Lodge.

21 May 2014


"Beautiful home in a handy location"

I stayed at Tara Lodge for the weekend with 8 friends to go surfing with friends at Castlerock and Benone Beach (Long Line Surf School). The house was absolutely beautiful, and had enough space for us… More

Hi Matt
I'm delighted that you and your friends enjoyed Tara Lodge & its great to hear the surfing was good too!!!
Thanks for taking the time to complete this review as its great for future guests hoping to book.

7 May 2014


"Beautiful, stunning home away from home."

I took my mum away for a girly weekend on her 50th birthday. Tara lodge was the perfect place. It's beautiful, a home away from home and close to some of Northern Irelands most stunning landsca… More

Hi Nicola
I know this was a suprise for your mum & I'm delighted that you had such a wonderful time. Its a bonus when the sun shines!!

Thank you for taking the time to complete this review, it means a lot to our team who work very hard to make your break first class.

I look forward to seeing you and your family soon.

Regards Diane

26 Apr 2014


"Perfect Easter Weekend"

Tara Lodge is perfect to house all our family in complete comfort. We were a party of 7 adults and all had ample room and privacy. The weather was excellent and the garden was equipped with outdoor t… More

Just to say thank you for taking the time to complete this lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your return trip to Tara Lodge. See you soon

Regards Diane

15 Apr 2014


"The best holiday cottage we have stayed in by far."

When deciding on a self catering accommodation it is fair to say that there is always a doubt about what you view in a brochure or on a www site. Not so with Tara Lodge. We travelled in the knowledge … More

Just to say thank you for your lovely review. Delighted Tara Lodge lived up to expectations.

I look forward to seeing you & your family again

Regards Diane

31 Mar 2014



We stayed a few nights for my sisters 40th birthday - they stayed the full week. Fabulous house, all mod cons and very well appointed. Very clean and the beds were so comfy. Only a ten minute walk to … More

Hi Amanda
Thank you for your lovely comments. Im delighted you and the extended family enjoyed your well earned break. I look forward to seeing you back at Tara Lodge in the future.

regards Diane

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