Categories: accommodation

Hands up who needs a change of scenery?  Restrictions are easing, and life is getting back to some normality so now is the time to book a much-needed, overdue break away.  We understand that short trip will look different for everyone but here we have some fabulous self-catering properties for you to consider.  Prepare your own meals (or give yourself a night off and try local restaurants), relax and do things on your own time, or just enjoy a real home from home experience in different surroundings.
Here’s some of our suggestions*

*All accommodation featured hold the We're Good to Go industry standard which shows they have agreed to comply with Covid-19 safety guidelines.

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Blackrock Beach House, 5 star, Portrush, sleeps 12

The ultimate luxurious stay in Portrush with en-suite bedroms, a jacuzzi bath, sun terraces and home cinema, within walking distance to the beach.  The outdoor hot-tub, dining and BBQ area means this is perfect for a family or group getaway at the seaside.

The Captains Cottage, 4 star, Cushendall, sleeps 4 

A quaint but traditional cottage in the heart of the Glens of Antrim and perfect for exploring the Causeway Coastal Route.  Stunning sea and mountain views and with a patio area, picnic table and BBQ its perfect for a short break away from it all.

Curran Gate Apartments, 5 star, Portrush, sleep 6 per apartment

A luxury self-catering property in Portrush with stunning views over Royal Portrush Golf Club.  Enjoy meals cooked in your apartment by a chef or a relaxing massage by the in-house masseuse.  

Quarry Hill Church, 5 star Strangford, sleeps 10 

This unique restored church in the seaside village of Strangford with huge windows streaming light into the spacious open plan area provides a perfect social space.  Original features such as the pulpit, organ, ornate plaster work, wooden floors and panelling all remain.  

Station House, 5 star, Irvinestown, sleeps 10

This is luxury group self-catering at its finest located in Fermanagh.  It comes with five en-suite bedrooms, a large garden area which is the perfect spot for dining al-fresco, a children’s play area and is the perfect base for checking out the surrounding area.

Scotts Barn, 5 star, Magherafelt, sleeps 4

This luxurious 400 year old restored barn combines traditional with modern and features underfloor heating and a cool antique bathtub in the main bathroom.  And there are plenty of local activities to keep you occupied nearby if you fancy getting out and about.

Bakers Cottage, 5 star, Seaforde, sleeps 6

The Bakers Cottages was formerly the bakery for the local area and a lot of the original features remain today.  But when you’re here, a relaxing dip in the private hot-tub is a must.  This property is perfect for a group or family getaway with a children’s playpark and outside dining area also on-site.  Golf courses and Game of Thrones® filming locations are also on your doorstep.

The Greene House, 5 star Limavady, sleeps 6

Contemporary and modern, this self-catering lodge is situated along the Causeway Coastal Route and is a short distance from Derry-Londonderry.  Its in the perfect location with amazing views and walks, cycle paths and bird-watching all nearby.

Number 1 Barn Lane, 5 Star Limavady, Sleeps 4

Stunning contemporary property with fabulous views of the countryside and the Sperrin Mountains.  The perfect base to explore the local area with golf courses, the world-famous Giant’s Causeway and Game of Thrones® locations all close by.

Kribben Cottages, 4 star Annalong  - 5 cottages sleeping 4 and 6

This cluster of 5 luxury cottages is set close to the seaside town of Newcastle, in the most magical of locations, with the Mourne Mountains as a backdrop.  Featuring cosy stoves and underfloor heating inside and picnic and BBQ area outside. 

Red Oaks at Galgorm, 5 star, sleeps 12

Secluded, private property, BBQ area, hot-tub, beautiful gardens and stunning views – what more do you need for a short break away for two, as a group or family to recharge the batteries?

Spice Cottages, 4 & 5 star cottages, Dungannon, sleep 4-6

These converted stone barns are ideal for group or family breaks away in the heart of the County Tyrone countryside.  Spacious and contemporary, the properties have open plan living areas, ensuite bedrooms, outdoor dining areas and a family games room which can double up as a multi-purpose function space.

We hope you enjoy these suggestions.  Let us know how you get on and join in the conversation online at #MyGiantAdventure

Blackrock Beach House
Self-Catering
Blackrock Beach House

This superlative holiday home overlooks the West Strand Beach in Portrush. There are 6 luxurious bedrooms, all en-suite, one with a jacuzzi bath. Blackrock Beach House has its own home cinema, a games room with surround sound and a fully fitted gym

The Captains Cottage
Self-Catering
The Captains Cottage

The Captains Self Catering Cottage is a quaint but traditional style cottage situated in a quiet location in Cushendall. Close to all amenities it is only a few minutes’ walk to the beach and village.

Curran Gate
Self-Catering
Curran Gate

These 5 Star Tourism NI approved apartments promise to add a true touch of Luxury to your stay here in Portrush and a perfect place for your stop over to enjoy and access to some of the world's best links golf courses.

Quarry Hill Church
Self-Catering
Quarry Hill Church

Quarry Hill Church is a protected historic building dating from 1845. It has been lovingly restored to its former glory and converted into a spectacular 5 bedroom self catering property. It combines beautiful original features with modern design.

Station House
Self-Catering
Station House

Station House is located in Irvinestown, within easy walking distance of bars, restaurants and shops. It was formerly Irvinestown Railway Station.

Scott's Barn
Self-Catering
Scott's Barn

Scotts Barn is a luxurious country retreat situated at the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains, in the heart of Mid-Ulster, close to Cookstown and centrally located for touring Northern Ireland.

The Bakers Cottages
Self-Catering
The Bakers Cottages

An ideal tranquil location for exploring the Mourne Area of Outstanding Beauty but also with easy access to Belfast. The perfect base for exploring the attractions of the local area or just relaxing in the peace and privacy of the extensive grounds.

The Greene House
Self-Catering
The Greene House

Newly built self-catering lodge furnished in a contemporary style. Features modern conveniences and an ensuite downstairs master bedroom with amazing views of Lough Foyle and Donegal. Located near the Lough Foyle Trail, walks and cycle path.

Number 1 Barn Lane
Self-Catering
Number 1 Barn Lane

Winners of the prestigious Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2016 - Best Non Serviced accommodation. A stunning three bedroomed property set in a designated area of outstanding beauty overlooking Lough Foyle and the Donegal Hills.

Kribben Cottages - Moolieve Cottage
Self-Catering
Kribben Cottages - Moolieve Cottage

A cluster of 5 luxury cottages nestled against the magnificent back drop of the Mourne Mountains in a rural picturesque setting close to the bustling seaside town of Newcastle. Moolieve is a 2 bedroom cottage with 4 single beds, 1 en-suite and a ...

Galgorm - Red Oaks
Self-Catering
Galgorm - Red Oaks

Secluded residence at Galgorm Spa & Golf Resort offering privacy & comfort for up to 12 guests. Located a stone's throw from the Hotel, Red Oaks Residence is a hidden gem, home to the perfect luxury retreat.

Spice Cottages - Cinnamon
Self-Catering
Spice Cottages - Cinnamon

Clove Cottage and Cinnamon Cottage are 2 beautifully furnished and equipped residences which have been recently converted from a former 150 year old stone barn. They offer very comfortable family sized accommodation in very modern surroundings.