Welcome to Waterfoot Cottage
4* Self Catering Accommodation
“If your planned holiday is a break from the constant doings of everyday living you have found it”
Treat yourself to a relaxing stay in this charming 200-year old cottage surrounded by 20 acres of private nature reserve on the shores of Lough Neagh.
Wake up to cows grazing, passing pheasants and our pony Milly and Tom the donkey. For a hearty breakfast we supply a welcome pack including fresh farm eggs from our own flock of hens, potato bread, bacon, orange juice, freshly baked scones and homemade jam.
A private five-minute walk past our pond leads to Lough Neagh where you can admire the outstanding view extending to the Mourne Mountains and Belfast Hills. From here enjoy lunch at the picnic table or pick your favourite trail through 20 acres of ASSI (Area of Special Scientific Interest) land.
An old tree trunk and large stones are good stopping points to enjoy the peace and observe the riot of wild flower colour in mid-summer. Guests have spotted swans, foxes, buzzards, kingfishers, bullfinches, butterflies, dragonflies and stoats. The highlight for me was spotting two otters playing with their tea, an eel!
Those with an interest in wildflowers have lots to see; orchids, the rare skull cap, wild angelica, monkey-flower to name a few.
Come back and relax in our roll top bath, put your feet up at our log burning stove and enjoy a book or movie. We are the perfect get away for families, couples or friends. For those who want to explore the North of Ireland or for those who want to chill out and unwind in a cosy cottage surrounded by nature.
Guests can enjoy badminton, swing ball and barbequing in the summer. Indoors books and board games are provided or logon to Netflix on our smart TV.
Located beside the homeland of Seamus Heaney, you are only a one-hour drive from all major tourist attractions; the Giant’s Causeway and Coast, Titanic Belfast, Game of Thrones set locations, The Gobbins and more. Locally, visit the newly opened Davagh Dark Sky Observatory beside the ancient Beaghmore Stone Circles or try something more adventurous at The Jungle.
There is a great express bus link 10 minutes away to Belfast and Derry City. The International Airport is half an hour away and we are 45 mins from the Stena Line and P&O ferry terminals.
We are three miles from Ballyronan Marina which has a children’s play area, boat hire and blue flag beach where you can enjoy the latest pastime time – wild swimming.
Golf, horse riding, cycling and trekking in the Sperrins are all easily accessible and a free pass is available for fishing along the Moyola river.
Our nearest town is also 3 miles away, Magherafelt, recently named by the Irish Times as one of the top 3 places to live in NI!
Framed prints by local artist Liam Horner are on display in the cottage which can be purchased as the perfect gift or memory of your holiday.
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