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The Flax Mill,- NW Coast, a unique heritage stay – Home 2048841 Watermill

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 24 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Flax Mill,- NW Coast, a unique heritage stay – Home 2048841

  • Watermill
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 24
  •  min stay varies

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Watermill / 6 bedrooms / 12 bathrooms / sleeps 24

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

The Old Flax Mill

Stunning Flax Mill conversion dating from 1786 sitting in a shallow tranquil valley in the townland of Collins, Aghadowey Parish, just five minutes drive from the buzz & all the amenities of Coleraine Riverside Centre.

A superb base for touring Northern Ireland & a character tourist stay in its own right in a private riverside setting

• Comfortable, affordable, self catering, riverside accommodation

• Ideal for large parties for holidays, birthdays, anniversary celebrations, wedding accommodation

• Huge space of 12,000 sq ft makes the Mill the best value proposition in the county

• Sleeps 20 on regular bookings, sleeps up to 28 for special occasions on conversion

• Five lounges on three levels for party gatherings

• Our specialty & best room rates are for longer stays for larger groups

• Exclusive use of all Mill facilities & grounds when booking for parties of

The Old Flax Mill

Stunning Flax Mill conversion dating from 1786 sitting in a shallow tranquil valley in the townland of Collins, Aghadowey Parish, just five minutes drive from the buzz & all the amenities of Coleraine Riverside Centre.

A superb base for touring Northern Ireland & a character tourist stay in its own right in a private riverside setting

• Comfortable, affordable, self catering, riverside accommodation

• Ideal for large parties for holidays, birthdays, anniversary celebrations, wedding accommodation

• Huge space of 12,000 sq ft makes the Mill the best value proposition in the county

• Sleeps 20 on regular bookings, sleeps up to 28 for special occasions on conversion

• Five lounges on three levels for party gatherings

• Our specialty & best room rates are for longer stays for larger groups

• Exclusive use of all Mill facilities & grounds when booking for parties of 12+

• Advertised headline rate is for 10 people based 5 rooms sharing. otherwise just ask we with tailor a quote to your needs.

Tranquil Riverside Setting

They flax mill is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty with easy access to the many historic towns and excellent restaurants of the North West. It's just 15 miles from Portstewart and/or Portrush and 16 miles to Bushmills and 25 miles west to Londonderry.

This spacious Mill conversion boasts 12,000 square feet of high quality accommodation and common facilities in the main Mill building alone. A further 6,000 square foot in an adjacent Mill building is designated for weddings & corporate events is planned for a later date

Unique Charm of the Mill

The Flax Mill manages to combine the wow factor of its setting, size, scale with its old features such as wooden beams & reclaimed wooden floors. Its charming period Mill features also include the internal Mill race Wall with a glass viewing pane from one of the guest annex rooms, the Mill Race Tunnel underground connecting the two Mill buildings and gothic style archways, doors & windows. These features plus external stone walls & steps down to the river in the grounds complement luxury living accommodation in a secure, peaceful setting.

Mill Grounds & Riverside Environment

Bounded on one flank by the River Rhee and situated in a quiet gentle valley by landscaped stepped slopes down to the river, the Flax Mill offers serene views of the surrounding farmland.

From the grounds of the property, the tranquillity is broken only by the roar of the River Rhee after overnight rain.

The Rhee flows from uplands to the west to the River Bann a few miles further downstream. Fishing rights are available via the Honourable Irish Society.

NB The length of river in the Mill grounds is unfenced and not suitable for children unless strictly supervised

Accommodation Set Up

The Mill has a welcoming mixture of traditional furnishings & decoration in the common areas with a more contemporary look of the nine bedrooms of accommodation which are available for lease in different permutations depending on the size of your group.

In its entirety, the Mill can host parties of up to 26 persons but can be hired out in smaller packages, namely the Collins East Wing Annex & the master bedroom Wilson Suite or the Top Floor Family Suites. Each set of rooms has its own character & space.

Let us know how many persons you wish to book in and the makeup of your party, i.e. the ages of your children or simply state how many rooms you require.

Layout of the Mill Facilities

The hub of the house are the large lounges either side of the central entrance lobby. The focus downstairs is on space to relax and meet fellow guests in the three ground floor lounges while upstairs, the emphasis is on the comforts of luxury accommodation & privacy.

There a further mezzanine gallery Library & Map Room on the first floor with views over to the river while the Top Floor Suites also comes with its own lounge for the exclusive use of the top floor guests.

In addition, we have set aside one ground floor bedroom with adjacent shower facilities for the less well abled.

Mill Interiors

If you love contemporary interiors and spacious living areas, this is the place for you! The beamed ceilings, reclaimed wood floors and stone wall surrounds add to the character of this former working textile Mill. The East Wing Guest Annex has a distinct feel to it with gothic windows & doorways through much of this side of the old building.

Leather sofas and warming wood stoves in the lounges provide relaxing and spacious rooms for large parties to gather.

Catering & Kitchens

For those that need early morning coffee and/or a drink, we have kettles and minibars in those six bedrooms with ensuite bathroom facilities. The top floor suite of rooms also has a kitchenette/breakfast bar which can also serve for light meals and has a large dining room adjacent.

For those that want to test their gastronomy skills, there is a large well equipped kitchen on the ground floor with the added feature of a spectacular monastic stone table from which to eat your meals. Shopping for provisions is very close by as are some local, warm & friendly down-to-earth restaurants should you wish to eat out.

Prime Tourism Location; Causeway Coast & much much more

The local area is quiet and relaxing as a destination in its own right but if you want to venture out, tourist attractions abound with enough attractions to keep visitors busy for a fortnight or more, providing you have a car.

The Flax Mill is centrally placed, close to the boundaries of Counties Antrim & Londonderry, making it ideal for trips to world famous UNESCO listed Giant's Causeway & Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery to the east which are 'must do' stops on any tour of Ireland. The property is also close to the busy seaside resorts of Portrush, Portstewart, Portbalintray & Ballycastle, giving you a huge choice to dine and/or entertain the family.

The location filming of Game of Thrones TV series has added to the tourist interest in the area with the Dark Hedges being one of the most photographed spots around.

To the west of the Mill, you may wish to try some of Northern Ireland's greatest natural & cultural treasures – the National Trust Properties of Downhill, Mussenden Temple, Benone Beach, Limavady, Castlerock and the historic, legendary City of Londonderry.

Further west still, excursions to the Republic of Ireland's beautifully rugged County Donegal can be reached on longer summer day trips with a ferry trips across Lough Foyle shortening the route.

Summertime Beaches Galore

A 20 minute drive takes you to the National Trust-run huge and impressive strand of Portstewart Beach which has received numerous awards for its cleanliness & natural beauty. White Park Bay Beach, Portrush East & West Strands, Portstewart, Castlerock Beaches, amongst many others, give you a huge array of choice for family entertainment in the summer months with car parking generally proximate to the beaches and sometimes on the beach itself.

Local Shopping

Convenience stores are dotted around the approaches to the Mill while a five minute drive to the mall-style Riverside Shopping Centre gives easy access for bigger shopping needs. The historic Plantation town of Coleraine, the other side of the River Bann affords a further choice of outlets in a more traditional shopping environment with relaxing pedestrian-zoned areas.

Titanic Quarter & Belfast

For visitors from overseas, mainland UK & the Republic of Ireland on longer stays, the Mill can also serve as a base for the attractions of Belfast, the capital City of Northern Ireland.

Previous guests of the Mill have travelled on day trips to Titanic Quarter, another must do trip if you are visiting N. Ireland which has no less than three separate Titanic exhibitions with the Ulster Folk &Transport Museum hosting a fourth Titanic memorabilia exhibition a further 15 minutes to the east at Cultra, County Down.

Golf, Hiking Outdoor & Pursuits

This area is a golfers' paradise with more than top 25 courses within a 30 min drive from the Mill. Proximity to world class golf courses such Royal Portrush and Portstewart make this a perfect base for golfers and their families. The Mill itself has previously hosted participants in the Galgorm Manor Pro-Am Tournament in 2014.

For those seeking a more active holiday and wishing to explore the countryside, the immediate area is one of tranquil beauty with upland woodland and pine forest ideal for those who plan a getaway with their dogs. The legendary walks of the Glens of Antrim can be explored on a day trip.

The glorious River Bann, to which the Mill's own River Rhee flows, has well signed jetties with access and car parking for the official scenic Canoe Trail.

Transport Connections

Belfast International Airport 40 miles

Belfast City Airport 50 miles

Larne Harbour 35 miles

Dublin 150 miles

Tariffs

Please contact us if you have a special requirement, or would like a specific quotation for renting the Mill.

All bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which are posted on line or available upon request

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Location description from owner

Northern Ireland region

The mill is situated n County Londonderry but close to County Antrim and its numerous tourist attractions

County Londonderry makes up one of the six counties of Northern Ireland and is located towards the North West of the country.

The unique location of County Londonderry covers 4 key destinations. The iconic coastline is positioned within the Causeway Coast and Glens area and has been recognised internationally for its stretch of railway between Coleraine and Londonderry, admired by seasoned travellers such as Michael Palin. In the South East of the county is Ballyronan Marina, a picturesque visitor site located within the village of Ballyronan on the shores of Lough Neagh.

The Sperrin Mountains cover a large area of County Londonderry and can be experienced by exploring the Sperrins Scenic Driving Routes. Alternatively take a walk through some of the many forest parks such as Banagher Glen and the Roe Valley. If you want more of an urban feel, then there is always Derry~Londonderry, Northern Ireland's second city, home to the famous city walls and the first ever UK City of Culture in 2013.

Coleraine

The Mill is ten minutes drive from Coleraine

Coleraine is the largest and main town on the Causeway Coast with a population of 24,089. Situated on the banks of the River Bann, Coleraine has an attractive pedestrian town centre with award winning floral displays. Soaked in history, charm and character, the town offers a unique mix of old and new with first class shopping, historic buildings and several parks ideal for families. Follow the Walking Heritage Trail round the old 17th Century Plantation town.


Situated on Ireland's beautiful North Coast, Coleraine is home to the excavated Mountsandel site, the location of the first known human settlement in Ireland and is of great historical significance within the history of Ireland. The site can be found on the east bank of the River Bann, upon which the town of Coleraine lies. As a 17th century plantation town, Coleraine boasts a Walking Heritage Trail, 'Around the Ramparts'

Coleraine today is bustling university town which now offers every amenity and top-class shopping as well as fantastic recreational activities. As the largest town on the Causeway Coast, Coleraine is just a few miles away from the popular seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart and of course, the awe-inspiring Giant's Causeway – the top tourist attraction in Ireland in 2004

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Families

  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed Sofa Bed
    Bedroom 2: 4 Single Beds
    Bedroom 3: King Bed
    Bedroom 4: 3 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: King Bed
    Bedroom 6: King Bed
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Sofa Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 6 En suites, 2 Shower rooms, 2 Toilets only

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Bicycles available
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Safe
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • CD player
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

A full guide is available in the Mill in the main rooms

Interaction with guest

I will post communications in advance of your stay as to how to get the property and to access the key and your will have meeet and greet from the housekeeper I am available by whats app and email during your stay i will aim to leave you in peace in the privacy of the property, unless you need help

Policies

Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Fergus D.

Tourist Licence
RHD Ltd Company NI619125

Response rate:
50%
Calendar updated::
30 Apr 2017
Years listed:
2
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Watermill has 6 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms and sleeps 24. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 03 Jun 2014. Located in County Londonderry, it has 9 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2000 to £6380.

The Owner has a response rate of 50% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 30 Apr 2017.

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“Well Hidden Gem, a mill of a difference”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2014

We did not know quite what to expect when we first went to this mill property. Its certainly different. Its big, its stunning and its by the river and its beautiful. I almost got lost within it, it took a few times up and down the stairs to get orientated. A very unique place hidden away down a valley in middle of countryside [make sure you your check directions afore you go unless u have Google]. The great thing is that although it does not do catering, which is a drawback for some, its just short drive from the Riverside centre amenities in Coleraine. I made my own breakfast and disappeared for a day of sightseeing and touring. Its very close to the Portush , Portstewart, Castlerock triangle so ideal for family beach holidays and golf too! The rooms are spacious and very well priced for what they are. My only complaint, no cable TV I would def go again.

Owner's reply: Thank you Rich, we aim to attract a wide guest clientele by having a range of accommodation that can suit large groups who want privacy but being together in a large group in the peace and quiet of the country. Glad he appreciated the rooms which are of a very good standard. The place is great for weddings, either in the mill or for nearby formalities, anniversaries and birthdays

“Old Flax Mill”

Reviewed 16 Aug 2014

We stayed at the mill for a week during Armoy races, work was ongoing to complete parts of the property, but did not disturb us. Excellent host in Malcolm with all essentials & more when we arrived. All rooms with onsuite or full bathroom next to rooms. Only 5mls from Coleraine, 8-10mls from Portrush & Port Stewart all with excellent restaurents. Ballymoney with Joey & Robert Dunlop memorials approx 8mls. Easy to explore North Antrim coast from the property & Belfast just over 1hr by road

Owner's reply: Full house for 2015 North West 200 and looking same again for 2016 Glad to say that renovations are almost done so whole ground floor is now in action. We hope to welcome Graeme back

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