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Waterfoot Cottage

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Welcome. If your planned holiday is a break from the constant doings of everyday living you have found it.

We have just completed re-decorating in January 2013 and now offer free Wi-Fi.

Wake up each morning to green fields, our guests tell us the closest thing to an alarm call is if the resident pheasant taps the window looking for a treat. After breakfast, we supply eggs from our own flock of hens, a short stroll to the Lough takes you past the pond with our resident duck 'quackers' and a wild mallard who are now an item. They love any treats.

You can fish on this pond, guests have caught perch, bream and eel, and although the pike has been pulled in on tow with another fish, he lives to fight another day.

The private walk to Lough Neagh takes five minutes where you can enjoy the view from the picnic table. Along the walk an old tree trunk and large stones are good stopping points to enjoy the peace and observe the goings on in nature. From here there is a choice of paths through 20 acres of our ASSI shoreline.

The area is rich in flora and fauna. Readily spotted are siskins, bullfinches, kingfisher, buzzard, shellduck, teal, dragonfly, butterfly, orchid and I have seen owls, badger, fox, rabbits, mink, stoat, newt and the highlight for me was spotting two otters playing with their tea, an eel!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport 30 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking

The County Antrim region

Things To Do

The nearest towns are Magherafelt, Ballyronan and Toome.There are 2 well stocked local shops, the nearest 1.5 miles away. Within three miles there is a large choice of restaurants.

Exciting days out can be had in The Jungle, an award-winning outdoor entertainment facility.

The Greenvale Leisure centre houses the only 50m swimming pool in N.Ireland.

The largest indoor sports arena in Europe, Medowbank provides excellent sports facilities.

Canoeing and other water sports can be explored at Ballyronan Marina.

For ladies who shop there are a choice of exclusive boutiques and shoe shops.

Within half an hour drive you find Ballymena a very busy shopping centre with a variety of independent retailers.

The busy Belfast city centre is 40 mins drive, or a thirty min bus journey which leaves every 30 minutes from Toome.

Derry the city of culture; which is hosting numerous events is 44 miles away and also accessible by bus from Toome.

There are various local art galleries.

Why not discover your family history.

Visit Bellaghy Bawn to enjoy the work of Seamus Heaney, and local national trust properties, Springhill and Lissan House.

Lough Neagh

Our Surroundings

Wake up each morning to green fields, our guests tell us the closest thing to an alarm call is if the resident pheasant taps the window looking for a treat. After breakfast, we supply eggs from our own flock of hens, a short stroll to the Lough takes you past the pond with our resident duck 'quackers' and a wild mallard who are now an item! They love any treats. You can fish on this pond, guests have caught perch, trout and although the pike has been pulled in 'on tow' with another fish he lives to fight another day. The private walk to Lough Neagh takes five minutes ending at a picnic table. Along the walk an old tree trunk and large stones are good stopping points to enjoy the peace and observe the goings on in nature. From here there is a choice of paths through 20 acres of our ASSI shoreline. The area is rich in flora and fauna. Readily spotted are siskins, bullfinches, buzzard, kingfisher, reed bunting, dragonfly, butterfly, orchid and I have seen owls, badger, fox, rabbits, mink, stoat, newt and the highlight was two otters playing with their tea, an eel!

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24 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fabulous cottage, set in such tranquil suroundings"

A fabulous week with our family and dog, perfectly situated for lots of surrounding visits, but also peaceful with a lovely walk along part of Lough Neagh and the variety of wildlife. Kathleen was ver… More

10 Aug 2014

5/5

"A hidden gem ... Waterfoot Cottage"

Waterfoot cottage is a hidden gem offering home from home comforts in beautiful surroundings. The cottage is immaculate, comfortable & very relaxing.On arrival we were treat to homemade scones & jam. … More

2 Aug 2014

5/5

"Fantastic"

We arrived to a happy welcome to from Kathleen and got to grips with the cottage. The cottage is beautiful spacious and makes a great setting for a relaxing trip away.home made scones jam bacon and or… More

28 Jul 2014

5/5

"Very charming and private with excellent owners."

Stayed here for two weeks. Kathleen and Henry were excellent and we enjoyed their friendship and guidance in the local area history and places to visit.We would certainly recommend this as a great pl… More

20 Jul 2014

5/5

"countryside living"

We found Waterfoot Cottage on line and decided it was the place for us. Central to most of the things we wanted to see in Northern Ireland with great road connections, but still staying in the middle… More

21 Mar 2014

5/5

"Quite, cosy, incredibly clean comfort."

We booked Waterfoot Cottage for a week's stay after attending a family wedding. We wanted something central so we could visit the coast and Belfast and the wedding venue easily. It met these crit… More

31 Oct 2013

5/5

"cottage at the lake"

the cottage was all i dreamed it would be, a really comfy bed with beautiful linens, big tub to soak in, old wood burning stove in the living area and a great walk to the lake. the place is situated … More

31 Oct 2013

5/5

"Lovely cottage close to a shore of Lough Neagh"

We just loved the place, and it is difficult to find perfect words how beautiful our stay was at Kathleen's place :) On our arrival Kathleen left us with yummy and warm homemade scones and jam :)… More

8 Aug 2013

5/5

"A beautiful, comfortable cottage in the heart of the Irish countryside allows you to escape to another way of life"

We loved staying here. Originally we booked it because it was close to a family reunion but we liked it much more than expected. We usually stay in towns but found the location of the cottage almost … More

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