'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|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|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|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, Wi-Fi available|
|Furniture||Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 3|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
“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.
- 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.