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The Bothy

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

'The Bothy” is a beautifully converted traditional stone barn providing luxurious self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains. This recently restored building with exposed wood, brick and stone creates a warm relaxed setting from which to explore the natural beauty of the area. “The Bothy” retains all the beauty of the old without compromising on comfort. It is situated in Rouskey, a small hamlet along the Ownereagh valley, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It is an ideal spot from which to explore the whole north of Ireland being approx one hour's drive from the north, east and west coast.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: CIty of Derry Airport 55 km, Nearest railway: Derry 45 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, Wi-Fi available
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The County Tyrone region

“The Bothy” is situated in Rousky, a small hamlet along the Owenreagh Valley, in the Sperrin Mountains, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. The area is ideal for relaxed walking, fishing, cycling and a host of other outdoor pursuits. The Sperrin's network of small streams and rivers along with a plentiful supply of Salmon and Trout make it ideal for the angler. After a leisurely day spent exploring the hills and valleys relax in front of the open fire and catch the stunning sunsets.


Local Attractions

- Ulster American Folk Park

- An Creagan Visitor's Centre

- Gortin Glen Forest Park & Gortin Lakes

- Early Neolithic sites; Beaghmore Stone Circles, Creggandevesky Court Tomb etc.

- Wellbrook Beetling Mill, President Wilson's home, Gray's printing press (National Trust Properties)

- Scenic Drives, Country Walks, Archaeological and Historic Features

The beaches of Donegal and the North Coast, the historic walled city of Derry and the picturesque town of Eniskillen and it's expansive Loughs are all within easy reach.

Food & Entertainment

The surrounding villages and towns offer a variety of restaurants with excellent food eg.Gortin (4 miles), Creagan (7 miles), Carrickmore (10 miles), Omagh (14 miles), Cookstown (18 miles). The area is well served with pubs, giving an opportunity to meet with locals and enjoy the craic and entertainment provided.


Shopping: There is a local shop within a mile of “The Bothy”. The village of Gortin with its small supermarkets is 4 miles away. A greater range of shops including several supermarkets are available in the local market towns.

Places Of Worship

There is a Roman Catholic Church within the hamlet of Rousky while there are several churches of other various Christian denominations in the neighbouring towns and villages.

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Review 1-8 of 8

12 Aug 2014


"a wonderfull place"

i was really looking forward to stay in that cottage - pictures were great and in fact it was beautifull allover - magic view, generous landlords, beutifull inside every room and the equippement well … More

6 Aug 2014


"Gorgeous views, comfortable home"

We stayed here in June with our three grown children , 18 and up and all five of us loved this house. It was nicely decorated, very inviting, and comfortable. Everything you could want was there inclu… More

22 Jul 2014


"Wonderful property"

Had a great time at the Bothy. The house was very clean and the views of the countryside were spectacular. We had unseasonable weather so we didn't use the time!Highly recommend … More

3 Jul 2014


"Better than a fancy spa!"

Don't go wasting money on expensive spa trips or hotel rejuvenating weekends. Book a week in The Bothy and your batteries will be fully recharged! A beautifully restored stone barn with huge ston… More

3 Apr 2014


"Fantastic Stay, Would Highly Recommend"

My husband, son and I stayed at The Bothy for 3 nights at the end of March and had the most wonderful time. The view is spectacular and the cottage is absolutely beautiful, the pictures on-line do not… More

8 Oct 2013


"Great Place. Great Hosts."

Spent four nights at the Bothy in Rousky Northern Ireland in September 2013. Truly a first class cottage rental. No hesitation in recommending it to other travellers. Views are great. The property is… More

30 Sep 2013


"The best self catering cottage in the world ;-)"

Upon the arrival,there was fresh wheaten bread with,best homemade jam,butter,tea,coffee,milk.The owners had lit the fire before we arrived,beautiful views from sunroom,very quiet and would be back aga… More

Hi Trevor, such great news, congratulations to you both! Thanks for the great review and glad you had a nice stay. Hope to see you sometime again in the future, maybe even for your honeymoon!!.. Best regards Bernadette & Charlie

13 Jul 2013



The Bothy is an oasis in a breathtakingly scenic area. From the outside you might miss one of the highlights of County Tyrone, but just stop, look, and breath in, and the Bothy won't disappoint… More

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Calendar last updated:24 Jan 2015

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