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Waterfoot Cottage


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Four Star Quality Assurance
55 Waterfoot Road, Ballymaguigan, Magherafelt, Co Londonderry, BT45 6LQ


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Waterfoot Cottage


Treat yourself to a relaxing stay in this charming 200 year old three-bedroom cottage which combines traditional features, a modern mistress stove, original gas light fittings, a roll top bath and original tiles with the up to date comforts of the modern home.
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 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!
The guests with an interest in wildflowers have lots to see; orchids, yellow irises, the rare skull cap, wild angelica, monkey-flower and can discover the minute and seldom seen flowers lurking beneath the leaves of marsh pennywort.
Guests can enjoy badminton, swing ball and barbequing in the summer. Indoors books and board games are provided.
Explore the homeland of Seamus Heaney and visit the Seamus Heaney Home Place visitor centre only 5 miles away. Visit the newly opened Davagh Dark Sky Observatory beside the ancient Beaghmore Stone Circles or try something more adventurous at The Jungle.
You are only an hour’s drive from all major tourist attractions; the Giant’s Causeway and Coast, Titanic Belfast, Game of Thrones set locations, The Gobbins Cliffpath. There is a great express bus link 10 minutes away to Belfast and Derry and the Belfast International Airport is half an hour away.
Locally Magherafelt offers many shops bars and restaurants. Three miles away Ballyronan Marina has a blue flag beach, children’s play area and boat hire. Golf, horse riding, cycling and trekking in the Sperrins are all easily accessible. A free pass is available for fishing along the Moyola river.
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.


Children & Infants

  • Cot & Highchair Available

Establishment Features

  • Private Garden

Leisure Facilities

  • Wifi

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Euros accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Microwave
  • Tumble Dryer
  • TV
  • Washing Machine

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