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House | 5 bedrooms | sleeps 9
This is a high specification 4-5 bedroom house. There are 4 double beds in the 4 upstairs bedrooms rooms and 1 single bed in the downstairs bedroom.
The downstairs bedroom is ensuite with walk in shower. Sleeps up to 9
26 Inch TV with 60 FREESAT Channels
Stunning views of Ardmore and Faughan Valley countryside from front of house. Angling Fishing in Faughan river 100 meters On main Derry to Belfast road, Glenshane road.
100 meters to takeaway, restaraunts, spar supermarket, Kentucky Fried Chicken, cash dispenser.
Scenic walks along the Faughan river
1 mile To Altnagelvin Hospital, Tesco supermarket, Primark, TK max , Matalan, Argos and other retail park shops.
1 mile to golf course.
100 meters from Bus Stop with hourly buses to Belfast and Derry City.
3 miles to Diamond in center of historic Walled Derry City with Cathedrals and Guild Hall.
Approximately 2 miles to West Bank of Derry city.
Approximately 5 miles to Ness Woods Country Park.
Approximately 30 minutes drive to beaches of Benone, Castlerock, Downhill Musenden Temple.
Approximately 40 minutes drive to Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, stunning North Coast beaches.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||15 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Derry Airport 7 km, Nearest railway: Derry 3 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (4), Dining seats for 9, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
About this location
The County Londonderry region
The property is 2 miles from the center of Derry/Londonderry City with a regular bus service.
This is a historic Walled City dating back 4 centuries. With the magnificent St Columb's and St Eugene's Cathedral and the Guidhall.
Dominating the Northwestern landscape of Ireland, astride the fast-flowing waters of the River Foyle, is a 6th century city that today resonates to the sounds of the 21st century.
The historic walled city of Derry, also known as Londonderry, is the sparkle in the friendly eye of one of our most historic regions. It is a centre of culture and creativity, and is now as famous for its confident modern outlook as it is for its timelessness.
Meander through the bustling streets of the only completely walled city in the British Isles and listen to the echoes of 1450 years of history. Stroll along its 17th century walls, and marvel at the ever-changing skyline of a city which is constant only in in the warmth of its welcome.
Saint Columb's Cathedral, was the first of its kind to be built after the Reformation of the Church and is the city's most historic building containing displays of artefacts from the Siege, as well as information on famous personalities, e.g. Cecil Francis Alexander (the internationally renowned hymn writer), the Earl Bishop and the philosopher George Berkeley. It is dedicated to the name of St. Columba (Columb), the Ulster monk who established a Christian settlement here in the sixth century.
St Columb's Cathedral
St. Columb's Cathedral was built in 1633 by William Parrot for the Honourable The Irish Society and is in the Planter Gothic Style. The current tower and main building are that of the original Cathedral, with the spire being added in 1821. The Chancel was added in 1887 and the Chapter House in 1910. The Cathedral was built of stone from local quarries and skilled stone cutters and masons had to be procured. The old pillars and arches bear testimony to sound judgement and first-rate craftsmanship.The Cathedral has many fine stained glass windows, regimental flags, memorials and a large collection of historical items from the time of the siege. The foundation stone in the porch, originally from the 12th Century Templemore Monastery of the Columban tradition is inscribed:
“If stones could speake, then London's prayse should sounde who built this church and cittie from the grounde, Vaughan aed”
The peal of eight bells is the oldest set in Ireland, presented by Charles 1 in 1638.
Restoration of St. Columb's Cathedral commenced in February 2010 and was completed in June 2011. The Cathedral is now fully reopened and tours of the Cathedral and Chapter House Museum have resumed
City of Derry / Londonderry
The property has stunning views of Ardmore and the Faughan Valley. It has the convenience of the city but the peace and viewes to the Faughan countryside. On the main Belfast- Derry/Londonderry road it is easy to get to the main towns nearby. Within 70 meters is a Kentucy Fried Chicken Restaurant, Post Office and Cost Cutter supermarket. Within 100 meters is a petrol station, Chinese Restaurant, Takaway, Chemist Shop, Bakery and bus stop to Derry/Londonderry and Belfast. Approximately 1 mile to Altnagelvin Hospital, Tesco Supermarket, TK max, Matalon, Primark and other retailers. Ardmore and Asbrooke Estate and historic Country Home 1 mile away.
Near country parks and woodlands.
ERVEY WOODS COUNTRY PARK
Set in the Burntollet Valley within Ness Country Park, this nature reserve provides the opportunity to explore peaceful woodland, a gorge and high waterfall. Paths wind their way through the canopy of oak, ash and beech woodland, along the Burntollet River to Ness waterfall, then open onto parkland between the two blocks of woodland. Damper parts of the wood are dripping with mosses, ferns and lichens and this is the only site in Northern Ireland where welsh pocket moss is found.
Bluebells and wood sorrel carpet the ground in spring and bilberry and hazel provide food for the birds and in summer, warblers fill the glades with birdsong. Watch for elusive red squirrels high in the trees and for signs of badgers digging in the soil. Otters are known to hunt in the river. Bright red holly and rowan berries provide a flash of colour in the winter woodland. Look above the canopy of the stately oaks to see small clouds of purple hairstreak butterflies in summer.
The best time to visit is late spring for woodland flowers, summer for purple hairstreak butterflies, autumn for woodland colour and red squirrels and all year round for a beautiful woodland walk.
There is a visitor centre, car park, toilets, picnic tables and interpretation panels as well as maintained paths and walkways.
NESS COUNTRY PARK
Ness Wood is named for an las or Ness, meaning waterfall, in this case the highest waterfall in Northern Ireland. After the last ice age, ten thousand years ago, the old Burntollet River course was blocked by glacial boulder clay deposits. In eroding a new channel through the underlying metamorphic schist rocks, the river has created the magnificent waterfall, gorges, portholes and rapids which are a feature of Ness Woods. The Country Park is made up of 55 hectares of mixed woodland, including riverside walks, wildlife ponds, picnic tables, wildflower meadows and a new Visitor Centre where you can view an exhibition on woodland biodiversity. The site is notable for Purple Hairstreak butterflies, unusual in Northern Ireland. A rich variety of species of tree can be found, including beech, sweet chestnut, silver fir, larch, and cherry laurel.
This is a large, remote, mostly coniferous forest with Sitka Spruce planted on peat slopes. The forest provides a variety of habitats for small birds and mammals. It is also a rich hunting ground for birds of prey. Merlin, buzzard, peregrine falcon and sparrowhawk are all seen here. The forest roads and paths provide access along both the Glendara Glen and the Altnaheglish River, and along the north shore of the Altnaheglish Reservoir. It is possible to do a round trip of approximately 15kms, linking the two glens through the Banagher Nature Reserve. Banagher Glen contains one of the largest intact examples of sessile oak woods in Northern Ireland .
Learmount Forest covers just over 1340 hectares [ 3000 acres ] of the foothills at the northern face of the Sperrin Mountains. It has over fifteen different tree species planted, with some well over one hundred years old. An imposing castle built by Henry Barre de la Poer Beresford in 1830 can aslo be found here. Roads and paths offer over 4km of trails that rise 200m up from the banks of the River Faughan to the slopes of Meeny Hill.
The river Faughan flows 46kms to Lough Foyle, entering the forest under the Footstick bridge at Altinure. Near here you can find otter tracks in the sand of the river's edge. Further downstream, Dippers, Heron and different types of wagtails are common. It may also be possible to see a kingfisher, badger, fox,
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