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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Sheperd's Retreat, Doraville

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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 12 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden


A fully modernised kitchen with gas cooker, microwave and dishwasher. Views over the forest and river.


With a sink, washing machine/dryer and ironing facilites.

Dining Room

Will seat 6 in the centre of the house around an old oak table .

Sitting Room

With an open log fire, TV and DVD this room provides a perfect place for relaxation after a busy day out and about.


Open plan with the Sitting Room this room provides additional seating with CD and radio player and has outstanding views up the river and to the moors.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
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, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details

Pets are welcome for an extra charge. Please ask when booking.

Shorter Breaks of 3 or 4 nights are also available - see our Special Offers page for current Short Break offers.

Open all year round.

Basic grocery provisions may be supplied - please request rates.

About this location

The County Tyrone region

Shepherd’s Retreat is centrally situated making it ideal for visiting a number of sites of interest in Northern Ireland including the Giant’s Causeway, the Mourne Mountains and the vibrant cities of Belfast and Derry.

Guests will never be short of activities with hill-walking, golf, horse riding, salmon fishing, bird-watching and cycle routes right on your doorstep.

The Sperrin Mountains are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and with the wonderful views across the moorland and heather banks, the winding lanes hedged with wild raspberries and traffic jams of sheep grazing peacefully by the side of the road, the accolade is aptly given.


The Area is rich in geological features and archaeological sites, some of unknown purpose such as Beaghmore and Goles Stones, and others such as wedge tombs with a more obvious purpose.

Doravil Estate is an upland sheep farm with forestry. Explore the myriad of winding trails over the property, discover hidden pools and mossy banks in the woods or rent a bicycle and follow the Sperrin Cycle Ways. Sperrin Cycle Routes 2 and 5 pass through the village of Sperrin with route 5 passing the driveway of the cottage as do some of the Sperrin Walking Routes.

Riding Stables nearby will let you hire horses during your stay or you can bring your own and use one of the small paddocks alongside the cottage.

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Review 1-10 of 12

3 Jan 2015


"lovely spot"

The cottage is nice(maybe the doublebedroom is a little smaller for me),the view is beatifull ,very isolated and surrounded just land and lambs,but we have a problem with the water:the second for our … More

6 Oct 2014



We were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at the location: in the middle of almost nowhere, which we appreciate very much. Kitchen well equiped, warm shower and very nice bed. Striking surrounding … More

2 Sep 2014



Quel bonheur que notre séjour dans cette adorable maison isolée au fin fond de la campagne irlandaise; mais néanmoins bien placée pour vadrouiller dans la région. Elle est douillette, bien équip… More

13 Aug 2014


"Perfect escape from real life"

This was our first proper holiday as a married couple (so sort of our honeymoon!) and we wanted to find somewhere we could bring the dogs and make it a proper family holiday. We couldn't have wi… More

14 Oct 2013


"Peaceful and Beautiful"

We spent a week at this cozy, peaceful cottage and loved it! Very well stocked, with extra blankets, firewood, kitchen appliances, etc. We used it as a home base for visiting the sights of Northern Ir… More

17 Aug 2013


"this cottage provides a perfect rural escape"

Shepherds Retreat is a perfect antidote to stressful city living. Secluded and surrounded by the raw beauty of the Sperrin Mountains, the only sounds you hear are the gentle flowing of the river and … More

22 Jul 2013



What a stunning cottage in such a serene setting.We stayed here with a few friends and it was fantastic! My dogs were able to come which is the main thing for myself otherwise i would have had to loo… More

16 Apr 2013


"Absolute Serenity"

We stayed for a long weekend in March, managing to catch the gorgeous weather after the heavy snowfall! Our stay was absolutely brilliant. The quiet was just what we needed and the scenery was outstanding, with the views from the front being fields and river that you could hear in the quite from the cottage. The scenery from the bedroom was bliss, surrounded by thick forest we felt completely alone. Shepherd's Retreat was really a home away from home. With the advantage of no signal made it really peaceful without the annoyance of technology! With it's open fire and plenty of wood to burn made it all the more comfy at night time. We took advantage of the sunshine and brought our lunch down by the river and felt like kids all over again. The cottage itself was immaculate and the double bed was the most comfortable bed I think we've ever slept in! Lucinda was absolutely amazing and treated us brilliantly before and after our stay! The only bad thing we have to say about Shepherd's Retreat was that we had to leave! But we'll be back in September, this time with a baby on the way, as we actually found out we were pregnant during our stay after trying for a while! One word - Heaven!

15 Apr 2013


"Stunning views, peace, tranquillity and comfort"

A very warm welcome with home-made bread and jam waiting for us was such a good way to start our stay at this lovely and comfortable house, where even the beds, linen and towels were the sort you would like in your own house. We stayed in the cold weather, but the house was really nice and warm, and there is a log fire for the sitting room. Very spacious for 4 people, too. The extensive view down the valley really is stunning, with not another house in sight (in any direction). You'll occasionally see the shepherd (and sheep), but that's about it. If you want remote and peaceful, you couldn't do better. The surrounding countryside is lovely, too. We stayed a week and had a fantastic break – very sorry to leave.

8 Oct 2012


"Serene, peaceful, idyllic - the perfect getaway"

We stayed at the cottage for a couple of nights. The idea was to relax and recover after the hectic-ness of organising our wedding. And the cottage was perfect for what we wanted: peace, tranquility, amazing landscapes.
Our only regret..... we couldn't stay for longer. But we will be back so we can spend more time exploring the fabulous landscapes and scenery.

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    • 3 Years listed

    85% Response rate

    Calendar last updated:16 Feb 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

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