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|
|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|
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.