Rustic two storey cottage within the parklands of historic Prehen House,
Prehen House is a Grade A listed building and described by the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society as a national treasure. Guests to the Coach house are offered a tour at reasonable times.
Available for Bed & Breakfast or self-catering.
Two miles from the City Centre and next to Derry City's championship golf course. Enjoy peaceful country living and be close to the City. Taxis from £3.50 to the City Centre. Prehen Wood's nature trail and Riverwatch nearby. Easy access to the Faughan river and tributaries for trout and salmon fishing. Minutes walk away from the luxury Everglades Hotel bar and restaurant. Derry is an ideal base to explore both the Causway coast and Donegal. Glenveagh National Park is a one hour drive from Derry.
The Department of the Environment conducted an archaeological excavation of the recently discovered Plantation Fort this June. It is only fifty yards away from the Coach House.
Self-catering: £450 per week, £120 one night only otherwise £85 per night.
Bed and Breakfast: £30 per night per person sharing. £50 per night single occupancy. Price includes continental breakfast.
A little gem of a place just on the outskirts of the city. Colin, our host was welcoming, attentive, knowledgeable, generous and offers a very scrumptious breakfast. All in all a brilliant place to stay and unwind - one night is definitely not enough!
Very beautiful house and land and a gratious, helpful and kind host. Our stay was fantastic and we felt extremely welcome and got deep and personal insight into prehens history.
Charming, slightly rustic, cottage located on the grounds of a historic treasure. Enjoyed our stay so much we booked a second night. Our host, Colin, was happy to share generations of historical (website hidden) over a glass of wine and went out of his way to make our stay comfortable. Regrettably,we didn't get a chance to explore the city walls of Derry, but we did make it to Giant's Causeway and back. Prehen is an excellent location for history buffs! Finding the actual driveway to Prehen is tricky, it''s a little overgrown and unmarked at the end of a city street. Getting close is easy,as the entire neighborhood is named Prehen.
Guest over 6' tall should mind their head when ever they are upstairs. Our stay at Prehen Cottage was one of the highlights of our Ireland visit, even if we didn't see any ghosts...
What an amazing place to stay. We were whisked back in time at this 1870 built home. There are two bedrooms, up stairs (mind your head as the stairway was built when people were shorter) with comfortable modern beds, two bathrooms - one with a claw foot tub the other a half bath downstairs. Colin and his wife are delightful, very helpful, and provided a full refrigerator with delicious meats, eggs, cheeses, butter, breads, sweets, juices, milk, and a lot more. It is a very large place with a full sitting room with lots of reading materials, large kitchen with a antique stove and oven, beautiful dishes, cups, saucers, platters, etc, and a large dining area in kitchen. We highly recommend this place for couples, two couples, or a family.
Be sure to take the Martin McCrossan's Derry Wall Tour, it is a must see.
This was a great place to stay in. Quite, quaint and comfortable. Colin had a fire ready for us and after a long day or travel it was nice to sit back and relax as our baby slept upstairs. It is a nice rustic cottage but has everything you need. A simple selve-serve breakfast in the morning enough to get going but don't expect a gourmet irish breakfast.
I would recommend this place and would go back again if I were in the area.
The Coach House is a fantastic place to stay when visiting Derry - only a 10 mins drive to the centre, but it feels like the countryside with all the peace and quiet you'd expect. Colin is a very generous host, both in terms of giving up his time to tour his home, and in providing a very well stocked fridge, ready laid open fires etc. A lovely place to stay.
This house was like something out of a fairytale, located in the middle of the woods. Colin was a tremendous host and staying at the Coach House was quite a unique experience. It felt like we were whisked away into the past. The place doesn't have a shower or wifi, but that in no way dampened our stay. It does have a charming claw foot bathtub! If you are looking for a genuine, rustic, and historic place to stay, you will not be disappointed. Colin was generous enough to provide us breakfast food in the morning and a bottle of wine. He even set the table for us before we got there. Even better, he lead us on an extensive tour through the main Prehen house, telling us many intriguing stories about his family's impressive history.
We were very happy and would certainly stay again, next time we head to Londonderry!
Thanks for the great review, sorry you could not stay longer. The pleasure of meeting you and your friends was all mine. You obviously have a very successful life ahead of you.
Do drop in again when next in Ireland, you still have to explore Donegal after all, Tory Island too.
With all best wishes and thanks, Colin
This was a unique experience. The coach house was comfortable and quiet. The bathroom and kitchen had their own little quirks but things worked out fine. The host was very amiable and provided a delicious breakfast as well as a tour of the estate house which is being restored. This is certainly not a five-star accommodation, but if you are interested in history and want a comfortable place, this is it.
The Coach House at Prehen is a very quaint and rustic place to stay in Derry.
Colin, the owner, was very friendly and set us up with a terrific breakfast and offered us a free tour of the historic Prehen house (which we unfortunately didn't have the time to take).
Would certainly recommend staying here to anyone looking for a central location from which to explore Northern Ireland's north coast (Dunluce castle, Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede, etc.).