About the home
Set in 3 acres of rural countryside on the outskirts of Larne overlooking the Inver river valley and Shane's Hill , these apartments offer excellent views with off road secure parking where you can enjoy the quietness of the countryside. This first floor apartment has the above uninterrupted views from your living room and kitchen, along with its own private decked balcony with patio furniture, separate kitchen, living room and two en suite bedrooms, with oil central heating, linen and towels and wi-fi inclusive in the tariff
My wife and I both retired reside on site and would love to share the tranquillity of the setting and to ensure a relaxing holiday as we now only accept adults.
The site consists of a group of old buildings, the oldest building was a old homestead around the 1700's, the hayloft part of this building was used for a restaurant, hence our name The restaurant is now closed due to retirement though there is a pub restaurant a mile from us. There are three other houses which in the past would probably housed up to five families who would have worked for the wealthy landowner whose house (now mainly rubble) was situated off the incoming lane. The other outbuildings are, the carriage house (now the laundry room and small workshop), the old mill, and another of the buildings now converted to a one bedroom and a two bedroom apartment. Such a group of dwellings in Ireland would have been known as a clachan.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Larne, 5.5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5.5km
|Family friendly?||Not suitable for children|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 4, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
1. Bedrooms are 1 double bed ensuite with bath and 2 single beds with shower
2. Separate washroom with Washing machine, tumble dryer and inside cothes line
3. No smoking is allowed in the property
4. Sorry no children, Adult only
Further details outdoors:
1. Set in 3 acres of rural countryside the rest of the site is open plan consisting of gardens, lawns and fields, there is a long lane to the road which can make a nice walk but also means you don’t have traffic noise.
2. Our location makes us central to Belfast 20mls, Carrickfergus 8mls, Larne 3mls, Ballygalley 5mls, Gaints Causway 50mls, Londondery 70mls
3. Balcony is a private area with bench seating and table
4. BBQ will be supplied on request
The County Antrim region
The world famous Giants Causeway with its array of hexagonal basalt columns and tales of ancient Irish giants, and 'Old Bushmills' distillery are just two attractions which are a must for every itinerary. The Giant's Causeway is a world heritage site and Old Bushmills is the world's oldest licensed whiskey distillery.
The dramatic Antrim Coast Road starting at Larne is dotted with romantically beautiful stretches of golden sand.
Just 45 minutes by boat from Ballycastle is the intriguing, L-shaped Rathlin Island with its 175 different species of birds.
This is where you can thrill to the ping of a well-struck tee-shot on miles of fabulous fairway at over 30 golf courses including the world famous Royal Portrush. A number of golf courses offer reduced green fees for our residents. This is a region catering for all activities, whatever your choice - sea fishing, fresh water fishing in the lakes and salmon fishing on the rivers, sailing, diving, golf, horse riding, cycling or walking it's all here. Many areas are suitable for walking however the Ulster Way provides miles of tracks for keen ramblers and hill walkers
The Larne area
Larne Leisure Centre offers a 25m indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna, weights, fitness, sports hall and theatre. It is situated at Sandy Bay near the picturesque Promenade area.
• The Town Park and Chaine Park sits above the picturesque Promenade area with walks towards the Chaine Memorial Tower at Sandy bay beside Larne Leisure Centre
• Carnfunnock Country Park, 3.5 miles north of Larne is a large site with camping, caravanning, gardens, maze of Northern Ireland, sundials, children's play area, mini-golf, 9 hole pitch and putt golf course, clay pigeon shooting, orienteering course, and walks.
• Larne Museum & Arts Centre, Olderfleet Castle is the ruins of a 13th century castle at Curran Point, near the Chaine Memorial Tower.
• Cairndhu Golf Course is an 18 hole course situated atop of Ballygally Head.
• Larne Golf Course on sits atop of the Islandmagee peninsula
• Nearby sandy beaches at:
Sandy Bay (small beach), Drains Bay, just to the northern edge of the town, Ballygally, 5 miles north from centre of Larne, Browns Bay at the tip of Islandmagee offers camping and caravanning.
How to get there
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From Aldergrove Airport - Journey time 1/2 hour by car: Exit Aldergrove Airport and follow the A57 heading over the M2 which leads onto the A8 and follow the signs for Larne, At the roundabout about 2 miles outside Larne you will see signs for The Hayloft.
From Larne Harbour - Journey time 10 minutes by car: Exit Larne Harbour and take the dual carriage way to Belfast after about 2 miles you come to a roundabout with signs for The Hayloft.
From Belfast Harbour - Journey time 1/2 hour by car: Follow signs for and onto the M2 northbound there you will pick up signs for the A8 to Larne - At the roundabout about 2 miles outside Larne you will see signs for The Hayloft.
From Belfast city airport (George Best Airport) - Journey time 3/4 hour by car: Follow signs for belfast and onto the M2 northbound there you will pick up signs for the A8 to Larne - At the roundabout about 2 miles outside Larne you will see signs for The Hayloft.
http://www.belfastairport.com/ (Aldergrove Airport)
http://www.belfastcityairport.com/ (George Best Airport)
Activities near Larne
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
15 Jan 2013
I was there in a business trip with other three colleagues. We stayed for 29 days and were very pleased with everything. The accommodation was found as described on web site, in a very quiet area, very good for relaxing, with very friendly owners. I will go back there with pleasure anytime. I can suggest this accommodation for everybody who likes rural quiet countryside.
20 Nov 2012
This is a beautiful place with amazing views. The apartments are excellently furnished and are very comfortable. Everyone is very friendly and we were made to feel very welcome. Everything you need is supplied and we would highly recommend this venue.
09 Nov 2012
We were made to feel very welcome and the accommodation is beautiful and extremely clean. The views are fantastic and the wildlife is amazing. We were able to use the washing machine and tumble... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 2|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||3 Oct 12||1 Apr 13||£ 225||£ 70||£ 70||2 Nights|
|Summer||1 Apr 13||30 Sep 13||£ 275||£ 75||£ 75||2 Nights|
|Prices for group size 4|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Winter||3 Oct 12||1 Apr 13||£ 275||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|Summer||1 Apr 13||30 Sep 13||£ 350||£ 85||£ 85||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
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