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Hillfarm House Cottage



Updated: 27-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cosy three bedroom cottage with all mod cons, free fishing, deer on fifty acres

Hillfarm House self catering accommodation is a cosy 3 bedroom cottage set in the courtyard of Hillfarm which comprises 50 acre deer sanctuary.

Hillfarm House nestles among the hills and fields and in the evenings, deer often come into the gardens to graze, A private pond is situated at the bottom of the garden stocked with roach & perch which is made available to guests at no extra cost.

This wonderful cosy rural property offers peace and tranquillity to those looking to break away from it all, but within easy reach of all local amenities:

Derry city 10 Minutes drive

City of Derry Airport is 15 minutes drive

Three minutes drive from the A6 (the main Derry-Belfast road)

Making it an ideal location to explore Derry City, Faughan Valley, the Giants Causeway Donegal and the Sperrin Mountains.

Indian head massages or Reflexology can also be booked in advance by guests at an extra cost.

Damage deposit of £200 cash on arrivel and will be refunded at end of stay Strictly No Stag or Hen parties ,Formal after party. No Pets

More Details

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

2 Reviews

4.5/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)


Clean, very comfortable, cosy, well maintained.

  • 4 of 5

The lovely cottage had all the amenities required for our stay and is situated in beautiful grounds with we deer and a lake. Located deep in the quiet countryside yet only 10 minutes drive to Londonderry and 15 minutes from the the border with Ireland.

My wife and daughter tried to visit as many attractions as possible including but not limited to the Giant Causeway and famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge - and found that all were within easy driving distance from the cottage.

There are beaches within easy reach and we thoroughly recommend Dough Island beach over the border in Donegal. Some of the scenery on both sides of the border is breath taking.

Kevin and Caroline who are very friendly could not do enough to make our stay comfortable and interesting - Kevin to the point of getting absolutely drenched (on the one afternoon of rain we had) whilst endeavoring to show me some good fishing locations. He also obtained a fishing permit for me.

If you are into fishing, there are salmon and trout rivers nearby.

I recommend this property without hesitation.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderfully isolated, peace and quiet.

  • 5 of 5

Hillfarm House Cottage is a great place to get away from the usual hustle and bustle of everyday life. It's quiet and peaceful and Kevin is an exceptional host. The property is well maintained throughout, with a lovely large living area/kitchen diner. The kitchen is well equipped and Kevin very kindly supplied fresh eggs from his hens, butter, cereal, home made jam, bread, milk, ham and cheese. Obviously these could be subject to availability. Tea and coffee was also provided. The bedrooms are spacious and the beds are very comfortable. I would have liked to have seen an electric shaver point in the bathroom, and maybe a storage shelf and hooks for towels, but the lack of these is not detrimental to the overall facilities on offer at the property. There is wifi, a TV and DVD player. A hairdryer, iron and ironing board and clothes dryer are supplied. Washing machine, dishwasher are in the kitchen, and a tumble dryer is in one of the out buildings. Everything you need is here. One thing that would probably be unique is that Kevin has a wonderful herd of 9 Fallow Deer which Kevin will take visitors out to in the field in his truck, or you can just watch them from the surrounding fences. There is also a fishing lake and a few paths to walk around the fields. This is not a working farm, so it is quite safe for children, but adults should supervise children at all times anyway. The location is ideal for exploring the surrounding area and attractions. Londonderry is about 15 mins. drive, and the coast attractions are 45 min. - 1 hr. away. Portstewart is great as you can actually park on the National Trust beach and watch body surfers in the sea on windy days. Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-rade rope bridge are all within easy driving distance. It's worth driving to Larne, about 1 1/2 hours drive away and working the way back along the Causeway Coastal Route, some fantastic scenery and places to stop off. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who doesn't mind being out of built up areas and well into the countryside and needing to drive to the areas attractions. Thanks Kevin for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to write us a lovely review for our holiday cottage and the suggestions about the bathroom area, it was a pleasure having you and hope to see you all in the near future
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Mc Courts at 1.5 Miles Car: recommended

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
1 Jul 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Aug 17
6 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 27-Apr-2017


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys

Onsite Services

  • Massage


  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hunting
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed


  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

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