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Large County Armagh home with wood fired hot tub


Haus • Northern Ireland United Kingdom

    10 Gäste  
    5 Schlafzimmer  
    6   
    2.5   
    Behindertengerecht
    5 Autoplätze 
    1 Auto verfügbar   
  Primärheim

Austauscharten akzeptiert

  Gleichzeitig  
  Nicht-Simultan  
  Nicht wechselseitig  
  Gastfreundschaft  

Statistiken

Aufgeführt  April 2021
Ansichten  776

Gesamtübersicht

Although we live in a rural location, we are truly spoiled with the local facilities and amenities, particularly in relation to outdoor activities. Being on the banks of Lough Neagh, we have easy access to the Oxford Island Nature Reserve where we can partake in open water swimming, paddle boarding or visit the Marina for bushcraft activities and other watersports. We have a paddleboard and a 2 person kayak, as well as wetsuits, which guests are welcome to use. We have access (5 minutes drive) to the Craigavon Lakes, where a brand new Olympic Swimming Pool has just been completed, again with access to watersports. The Lakes are also the site of our local 5km Park Run. There is also a small rare breed animal farm (free entry!) and excellent new playground in the same vicinity. We have good mountain biking trails close by and have three adult size hybrid/mountain bikes and one road bike which guests are welcome to use. We tend to make the short trip into Belfast for a night out or for access to the best bars/restaurants, but we do have some local gems close by. While we have numerous, safe, walking and biking trails very close by, we tend to make the 40 minute drive to the Mourne Mountains on a regular basis for 'proper' hillwalking - the scenery is stunning and there are many different levels of walking in the area.

Der Raum

We live in a large modern house in the County Armagh countryside. The property benefits from underfloor heating and has a large games room above the garage with table tennis, pool and mini football. We have a large enclosed garden with football nets, trampoline, basketball hoop and patio area with both charcoal and gas BBQs and wood fired hot tub and we grow most of our own vegetables in open raised beds and in our polytunnel - guests are invited to pick and eat all they can! We also keep quite a lot of chickens so eggs are always on the menu. We also have a pizza oven that sits on top of the BBQ and a PerfectDraft beer tap. We built our house seven years ago and have five large double bedrooms which can accommodate upwards of ten people, as well as open plan living/dining/kitchen area and another family room. With two teenagers in the house, we have plenty of large flat screen TVs in both the living areas and the bedrooms and access to various streaming services for movies/gaming etc. The Master bedroom has an ensuite wetroom and we also have a large family bathroom upstairs.

Gastzugang

Our home is over two floors and the ground floor is wheelchair accessible through the back patio area.

Anmerkungen

We keep chickens and would be grateful if guests could put the eggs out each day - we have an honesty box at our front gate. Your kids will love collecting the £1 coins as people buy the eggs! We also have a very friendly cat called Lexi, so our home would not be suitable for those with cat allergies.

Eigenschaften

Waschmaschine

Waschmaschine

Geschirrspüler

Geschirrspüler

Wäschetrockner

Wäschetrockner

Ofen

Ofen

Mikrowelle

Mikrowelle

Kaffeemaschine

Kaffeemaschine

Kühlschrank

Kühlschrank

Eisen

Eisen

Haartrockner

Haartrockner

Heizung

Heizung

Fernseher

Fernseher

W-lan

W-lan

Badewanne

Badewanne

Behindertengerecht

Behindertengerecht

Rauchmelder

Rauchmelder

Bettlaken

Bettlaken

Handtücher

Handtücher

Arbeitsplatz

Arbeitsplatz

Kamin

Kamin

BBQ

BBQ

Whirlpool

Whirlpool

Garten / Hof

Garten / Hof

Deck / Patio / Hof / Terrasse

Deck / Patio / Hof / Terrasse


Reisestile

    Familie
    Sport und Freizeit
    Entspannend
    Berge
    Wasser
    Wandern
    Golf

Barrierefreiheit

Schritt freien Zugang 
Einfacher Einstieg 
Zugängliche Treppen 
Zugängliche Schalter 
Zugängliche Türgriffe 
Zugängliche Hahnhardware 
Zugängliche Fenster 
Zugängliches Schlafzimmer 
Zugänglicher Parkplatz 

Hausregeln

    Geeignet für Kinder unter 2 Jahren
    Geeignet für Kinder zwischen 2 und 12 Jahren
    Haustiere nicht erlaubt
    Rauchen verboten

Allergene

    Rauchfrei

Nachbarschaft

While being in a rural location, we are well situated close to local towns and villages and a 30 minute drive/train journey will have you in Belfast City Centre in no time. We are also only about 45 minutes from the beautiful Mourne Mountains (https://walkni.com/mourne-mountains-destination/), an hour and a half to Dublin (https://www.visitdublin.com/) and about the same distance to the North Coast - handy for visiting the Giant's Causeway. Northern Ireland is sure to appeal to those interested in food, music, culture and the great outdoors, with Belfast recently being voted UK's Best City (Guardian and Observer Travel Awards). We are about 40 minutes drive to the nearest sandy beaches, in Newcastle, and Murlough Beach and Nature Reserve is a great place to go for a walk (https://www.countryfile.com/go-outdoors/walks/murlough-national-nature-reserve-county-down-northern-ireland/) to view the basking seals and other wildlife. St George's Market (https://visitbelfast.com/partners/st-georges-market/) is a traditional Victorian market and was recently voted Britain's best market and is one of Belfast's top attractions. It's especially great at Christmas time, where they have additional opening hours - great for crafts, food and music. We have a wealth of 'foodie' tours, showing off the best of local produce - you can even catch and cook your own fish if you can get up for the early start on the Catch and Sea tour. (https://discovernorthernireland.com/food-and-drink/tours-trails-and-experiences). Northern Ireland also hosts many fabulous golf courses, all of which are within easy reach. For links golfers, we have the two 'Royals' - Royal Portrush (home of the 2019 British Open) and Royal County Down but we also have numerous parkland courses within the vicinity. I am a member at Lurgan Golf Club (https://www.lurgangolfclub.com/) - a challenging yet rewarding course 5 minutes drive from our home and can arrange playing partners if you wish. We have two exceptional living history museums in the vicinity, which are well worth a visit. The Ulster American Folk Park and the Folk and Transport museums (https://www.nmni.com/our-museums/Our-Museums.aspx) are a great way to spend a day. Belfast is great for indoor fun - with the Ice Bowl (Dundonald) for ice skating and Indianaland and We are Vertigo for the World's largest indoor inflatable park and Ninja Warrior Course. You can also do indoor skydiving lessons. Another lovely trip for those of you who are fans of the series, The Game of Thrones, is to do a tour of the film locations (https://visitbelfast.com/article/game-of-thrones-filming-locations-belfast-northern-ireland/). In Armagh City, which is just about 20 minutes drive away, the Navan Centre and Fort is great to visit – for a bit of ancient Celtic history. There is also the Armagh Cathedral, which is pretty impressive to visit if you are in the area. Also our kids enjoy the shows on at the Armagh Plantetarium. We have Let’s Go Hydro, which is about a half hour drive from our home, which is great fun – they have Ireland’s largest aquapark, cable wakeboarding, a drive in cinema and open water swimming, as well as other activities. A lovely day trip would be to drive up to the Causeway Coastal Route on the North Coast to visit the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Whiskey Distillery (it’s the oldest licenced whiskey distillery in the world), Dunluce Castle and Mussenden Temple.

Zu mir nach Hause kommen

If you are travelling by car, we are only a couple of miles from the main Lurgan junction (Junction 10) on the M1 Motorway. We are linked by rail to both Dublin (Portadown station) and Belfast (Lurgan station).

Nächstliegender Flughafen

Both Belfast airports are around 25 miles away (half hour drive/taxi). However, we often find that Dublin airport flights can be MUCH cheaper and as a family we usually fly into Dublin. It's a bit trickier getting from Dublin to our house (it's an hour and 15 minutes drive) as taxis can be expensive but there is a bus (every hour) and then short taxi from a nearby town which is usually a good option.

Rumkommen

A car is necessary as we are in a rural location, although we do have four adult bikes which you are welcome to use. We can arrange for our car to be available if that would be of interest.

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County Armagh, Northern Ireland
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We are a family of five who love to travel and experience the outdoors. My husband and I both work at the University and our kids are 15, 14 and 7 years old - we would love them to see the world!
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