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SJs Cottage

Castlerock, County Derry (Ref. 1097265)

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor superking size with TV and en suite walk in shower, basin and WC & 1 x double (bathroom next door)
  • First floor: 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king with en-suite walk in shower, basin and WC & TV
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, double basins and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • 6 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 2.5 miles, beach 1.8 miles

The property

Settled amongst the rural countryside of County Londonderry, a stone's throw away from the glistening waters of Castlerock Beach, rests this spectacular four-bedroom detached holiday home Ballyrocket Lodge.

Ballyrocket Lodge is the ideal base for a staycation with both families and friends alike, with it's sociable, open-plan interior, contemporary décor and close proximity to the coast.

A handy porchway greets you upon entry into this wonderful abode, where you can store your shoes and beach-going essentials before making your way through to the snug sitting room to put your feet up and enjoy a moment of peace in front of the television.

Moving through the property, be charmed by the contemporary interior of the open-plan area, sure to be the heart of the home, beautifully-adorned with elegant marble flooring, a well-equipped monochromatic kitchen and an island to gather together and enjoy a hearty meal following a day of adventure.

Carry the conversation to the nearby sofa where you can flick-on the television to keep the little ones entertained whilst you catch up over a bottle of wine.

Two well-presented bedrooms can be found across the way, ideal for guests with limited mobility, each equipped with a sumptuous double bed and their own television, with one benefiting from access to its own en-suite shower room.

Two additional bedrooms can be found on the first floor, the first offering a truly regal space with a super-king-size bed, an ensuite bathroom and a TV, whilst the second comprises of a super-king-size and two singles, ideal for small families.

Completing the property is an exquisite family bathroom, boasting a luxury roll-top bath as well as a walk-in power shower, so you can choose how best to start your day.

Take advantage of your close proximity to the coast and travel the short distance to the glorious sands of Castlerock Beach, a peaceful, picture-perfect setting to enjoy paddling the shores or soaking up the sunshine with a good book in hand.

If you'd prefer to stay on hand, visit the 18-hole course at Castlerock Golf Club before indulging in a light lunch with a spectacular seaside view at The Surf Shack.

Whilst you're in the area, be sure to tour the National Trust site of the Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne, where you can take a step back in time with a tour of the 18th century temple, peruse the sheltered gardens or soak in the sights along the cliff-top walks.

Jump in the car and head to the town of Coleraine and indulge in a spot of retail therapy at the Diamond Shopping Centre, challenge the little ones to a game of 10-pin bowling or mini golf at The Jet Centre, or catch the train to Ballymoney or Cullybackey.

Whatever the occasion, choose Ballyrocket Lodge as your base for your next group retreat to Northern Ireland.

About the location


Coleraine 8 miles; Portstewart 13 miles; Portrush 14 miles; Londonderry 23 miles

A beautiful seaside village in County Londonderry in Northern Ireland, arguably one of the most beautiful locations in the country. Castlerock boasts great history as well as many claims to fame, including the Mussenden Temple that features in Game of Thrones as well as the place being the inspiration for many of C.S Lewis' novels including the famous The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. As well as some of the most-photographed spots in Northern Ireland, Castlerock has a lot to offer in terms of amenities and activities. There is the Hill Farm Riding Centre, Finvoy Fun Farm, Castlerock Golf Course and a beautiful sandy beach to provide something for all weathers and all people. The Royal Portrush Golf Club is in close proximity, not to mention the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Giant's Causeway is a short drive to the west. Belfast is only an hour away in the car. The village offers two coffee shops, home bakery and a small supermarket as well as a butchers, chemist and beauty salon. The popular town of Coleraine is a short drive away and is definitely worth a visit with so much to offer, Portstewart and Portrush are also within easy reach should you want a more high-energy break.The county city of Londonderry is under 30 miles away and is one of the most exciting places in the country.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas