Magherintemple Lodge

House - Entire home/apt · Magherintemple Gate Lodge, Ballycastle, Antrim, Ireland
Irish Landmark

Magherintemple Lodge is located on the hills above the beautiful seaside town of Ballycastle on the north Antrim Coast. Only 5 mins drive to the beach. Suits a family of 2 adults and 2 young children. The dog is also welcome!

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Magherintemple Lodge is located on the hills above the beautiful seaside town of Ballycastle on the north Antrim Coast. Only 5 mins drive to the beach. Suits a family of 2 adults and 2 young children. The dog is also welcome!

The Space

It is a wonderful get-away for the family. There is a great feeling of quiet and peace, yet it is only 5 mins drive to the beach. The very spacious dining and kitchen room is full of light. The living room is very comfortable and on cooler evenings you can enjoy the warmth of a real log fire. Hidden away at the top of the house is a quiet space where you can sit and read a book, or just gaze out the window as you relax and enjoy the peace and quiet which surrounds you.

Sleeps 4 - 2 adults and 2 chlidren

double bedroom
room with bunk beds
kitchen/dining room (large)
open fire
washing machine & dryer
iron and ironing board
travel cot on request
garden furniture

Interaction with Guests

Our house manager Monica will arrange a time to meet you and show you around this wonderful little gem, before leaving you to enjoy it all to yourselves

Other Things to Note

This is a beautiful gatelodge situated just outside the town of Ballycastle.

Magherintemple Lodge was built in the Scottish Baronial style in 1874, possibly by the architect S P Close. At the same time as the lodge was constructed, an extension was added to the main house also in the same style. The family believes that the main house was designed by John Lanyon but no definite evidence for the name of the architect survives. The original Georgian House was relatively modest but contained good reeded ornamentation with the Victorian addition containing much fancy pine detailing. It was John Casement, the father of Sir Roger, who built on the Victorian wing, adding a date stone and his initials over the drawing room window. The Scottish Baronial style he chose was very plain. However, the stepped gables, finials and chimney stacks break up the austerity of the building. This Victorian addition considerably improved the value of the estate. We know that in 1834, the house was valued at only £11.15.0 and between 1851 and 1879, the house and outbuildings were valued at £25. In 1878 it was shown as "rebuilding", and in the following year the valuation had shot up to £60.

John Casement inscribed over the front door of his home, "In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths" and later in his life decided to take the pledge. Many of the next generation of the Casement family took to seafaring while the fate of another member of the family, Sir Roger Casement, is well known.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1059 /week
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict
  • This cozy property is tucked away on a quiet country road. It was full of personality. The property manager was lovely - she helped us with finding things and provided milk for our coffee in the morning. The bed was comfortable. The under-floor heating was luxurious. We kept the windows open a lot of the time because the floor heat kept the place warm. The fireplace is available if you get cold. Really there was nothing better than reading our books curled up on the couch while it rained outside. There's lots of restaurants in Bushmills and Portrush. We were very happy here.

    June 2014
  • The Merrion Mews was the perfect venue for me and my travel companions! After long days of sightseeing, it was such a relaxing and QUIET place to come home to. We spent the mornings in the kitchen planning our adventures over a pot of tea, then relaxed in the cozy living room in the evenings. Our host was able to be flexible to our travel arrival/departure times, and gave us a great orientation to the property and how everything worked. This property was much better than finding three hotel rooms for our group; the bedrooms were all comfortable sizes, and the kitchen and living room gave us lots of space to spread out. I would not hesitate to book this property on my next trip to Dublin!

    May 2014
  • The House is very big, unique,clean and ideal to explore Dublin and specially the Temple Bar region. Also Dairine and Shirley were very flexible about the check-in and check-out. We had a great time and would come back anytime.

    May 2014
  • The reservation was canceled 8 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • Wonderful stay in this flat !!!
    It's a classical georgian flat with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, perfect for 7 girls !
    It is really well positionated : in Temple Bar, which means that you can do every thing by walking: night life, visiting college, cathedral etc...
    Shirley was very nice and helpful with arrival and departure's time.
    Perfect for a week-end or a week to discover Dublin !
    I would totally recommend this place !

    April 2014
  • Great house, nice, comfortable and warm. We were 5 friends coming from Paris and it was perfect. Only need to walk like ten minutes to go anywhere. We recommend it!

    March 2014
  • What a lovely, lovely place to stay in Dublin. So beautiful, full of character and charm, has everything you need and it's in a great central location. We'll be back!

    March 2014
  • This accommodation is absolutely fantastic! My friends and I stayed here for St. Patrick's Festival and it couldn't have been better. First of all, the location can't be beat as it is just around the corner from the Temple Bar where all the partying happens. Of course, noise is to be expected in such an area but we were fine with it. Didn't have to pay taxis/transportation all weekend (aside from the airport) because we were in the center of everything! Secondly, the place itself is incredible. Three floors of space, which was more than enough room for 8 of us! Loved the fireplace, and even got to use the bathtub! I can confidently say on behalf of my whole group that we had zero complaints about this accommodation and we would do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you so much, Irish Landmark!

    March 2014
  • The house was really nice and wonderful. It is an old property but it is renovated, well decorated and furnished.
    We were 6 people and the only negative point is that, despite of there were 2 bathrooms, just one shower was able to use.
    We have spend very nice days during St. Patrick´s festival and the property was very good located to go to the center by walk.

    March 2014
  • We were six guys having a great stay at this large, beautiful townhouse. Shirley, the House Manager, was really helpfull. The only downside with the townhouse was that the water in the shower never got properly warm and the bedroms to were a bit cold. Luckily the fireplace in the livingroom weighted up for this. I'll definatly choose this townhouse the next time I'm going to Dublin.

    February 2014
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Irish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds interesting and unusual properties that are in need of conservation, and we give them new life. Since 1992, we’ve been turning historic buildings into truly special self-catering holiday accommodation. Our properties range from lighthouses and schoolhouses, to castles and gate lodges. As an educational charity, our primary aim is to conserve and sustain iconic buildings. That’s why Irish Landmark properties are living buildings, not museum settings. Irish Landmark always respects the history and architectural integrity of the structures we conserve, but we also ensure they have all the contemporary comforts you want in a holiday home.
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