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Archie's Schoolhouse

Armoy, County Antrim, County Antrim (Ref. 1098008)

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • 2 x bathrooms with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Electric heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine
  • TV, fast WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. In rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. In rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Storage for bikes, motorbikes and SUP boards
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: There is a chest of toys available in the living room for children to use
  • Note: Guests have access to the entire property and garden areas

The property

Nestled in the sleepy village of Stranocum, a few miles from Armoy, is this converted Georgian school, Archie’s Schoolhouse.

Boasting character features and set over the ground-floor, Archie's Schoolhouse is a charming and historic property which presents the perfect base from which to explore the North Coast of Ireland.

After parking up in the off-road parking space, make yourself comfortable in your new home from home.

Discover the sitting room, setting the tone for the rest of the property, with heritage colours and period touches that create a real sense of character, including a piano and an alluring open-fire.

Why not unwind after a day of exploring with a movie night and choose from one of over a hundred DVDs kindly provided by the owners?

Move into the kitchen/diner, housing all the essentials for a short break, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and even a washer/dryer.

Serve the fruits of your labour at the dining table, surrounded by your loves ones as you discuss where to visit next.

Move through to the bedrooms, offering a king-size, a double and a twin, each presented with vibrant colours and traditional furnishings.

Start the morning with a refreshing shower, followed by a cup of coffee from the Dulce Gusto coffee machine, before heading out and enjoying the fresh air from the rear patio garden.

The town of Stranocum offers a local convenience store so you can easily pick up the essentials, while a little further afield in Armoy, there is the welcoming Scenic Inn which offers a tasty menu and children’s playground.

Discover the local area and head straight to the stunning 18th-century Dark Hedges, well-known as being one of the filming locations on the hit TV series Game Of Thrones, here you can soak up the stunning scenery and grab a light bite at the on-site café.

Next stop is Bushmills, where you can sample the local delights at the welcoming pubs and restaurants of the Tartine and The Bushmills Inn, which overlook the Bush River, followed by delving into history at the Busmills Heritage Centre or perusing the delightful Creative Gardens Bushmills.

Visit the famous UNESCO site of Giant’s Causeway where you can wander along the renowned basalt columns and marvel at the breath-taking scenery on offer, there is also the wonderful Smugglers Inn and the Causeway Hotel for dining options, as well as a historic tramway nearby for easy links to the surrounding areas.

For a day on the sands, head to the popular National Trust Whitepark Bay Beach, where you can bathe and surf or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the sand dunes speckled with wildflowers.

Nearby is Ballintoy, home to a picturesque fishing harbour which has become a popular film location, along with the stunning Causeway Coastal Route, perfect for those who like to drive with a view.

Just a little further you will find Ballycastle, where you can treat your loved ones to a meal at the Central Bar and The Marine Hotel, or at charming cafes such as the Ursa Minor and Thyme & Co.

Why not venture to the seafront and enjoy an ice cream as the little ones play in the park, or hop aboard a ferry to Rathlin Island where wildlife enthusiasts can look forward to spotting the seals, puffins & dolphins.

Don’t forget to hike up to Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, a National Trust site and one of the top attractions in Northern Ireland, expect exceptional views!

All this and more awaits with a stay at Archie’s Schoolhouse.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

About the location


Capecastle 3.3 miles; Ballycastle 4.2 miles; Ballymoney 12.7 miles.

The peaceful village of Armoy rests in County Antrim, between the towns of Ballymoney and Ballycastle. Renowned for its Armoy Road Races, the village makes for a fantastic holiday destination, with the idyllic Bush River weaving through, views of the impressive Knocklayd mountain, as well as being situated within easy reach of the Causeway Coast, Glenshesk and Glentaisie. Visitors can enjoy picnicking and strolling through the village's Riverside Gardens, stopping for a hearty meal in three friendly pubs, including The Amarda Inn, and grab their essentials from the well-stocked convenience store. Travel to the west of the village to find the historic and enchanting Dark Hedges, and the esteemed Gracehill Golf Course; venture east to discover the nature reserve of Breen Oak Wood, where walkers and birdwatching fans will be amazed by this wild forest. Those wishing to enjoy Northern Island's coast can embark on a scenic drive to Ballycastle, where visitors can enjoy the stunning seafront, or embark on a boat tour to Rathlin Island from the harbour. Further along the coast, the wonders of Ballintoy Harbour, White Park Bay and Dunseverick Castle await.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas