The Coach House at Prehen, Derry

Bed & Breakfast - Entire home/apt · Prehen Park, Derry, BT47 2PA, United Kingdom
Prehen
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The Space

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. Home to the legend of Half-Hanged McNaughton, it is thought to have inspired elements of the book, Wuthering Heights. 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 the peaceful Irish country-side only five minutes drive from the lively 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.
£10 taxi ride to gourmet destination Harry's Restaurant of Bridgend.

The Department of the Environment conducted an archaeological excavation of the recently discovered 1620's fort within the grounds.

Self-catering: £450 per week, £120 one night only otherwise £85 per night.

Bed and Breakfast: £35 per night per person sharing. £50 per night single occupancy. Price includes continental breakfast.

There is a large leaky bath, but no shower, wifi or television.

The Neighborhood

The Prehen estate ends a quiet leafy cul-de-sac of a friendly neighbourhood.

Getting around

Taxis are from £3.50/five minutes to the vibrant City Centre.

Other Things to Note

There is a large leaky bath but no shower, Wifi or TV.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $53 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $793 /week
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Flexible
Pet Owner: Dog(s), Cat(s), and Other pet(s)
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  • Colin was kind enough to accept a package for us from the States that required COD. Colin is a gracious host who will gladly give you a tour of the grounds and the main house. The cottage is rustic, functional, and only minutes from downtown Derry.
    The cottage has several bedrooms with modern beds and gurgling plumbing that became part of its charm. Only knocks were the lack of a hairdryer and Colin not having the cottage ready when we arrived.

    June 2014
  • WHAT AN AMAZING PLACE! Secluded but minutes from the city centre, farm shop at the end of the road, lots of books and a big comfy bed. We will be back again. Thank you to Colin for taking a last minute booking and providing food when he didn't have to. Was sorry to leave.

    June 2014
    Prehen
    Response from Prehen:

    Catherine, Mark,

    Thanks so much for your kind words, Anytime visit again,

    June 2014
  • we would like to thank Colin for all his assistance as we traveled through Ireland. He was a wonderful and caring host and we wished only for more time to know him better.
    Thank you,
    martha

    June 2014
    Prehen
    Response from Prehen:

    Martha, Thank you so much, this was very kind of you in the circumstances. Do visit again if you are in Ireland,

    Love, Colin

    June 2014
  • We had a lovely time during our stay in Northern Ireland. The cottage at Prehen is 5/10 minutes drive from the centre of Londonderry and is relatively easy to find if you have sat nav. From the start of the booking process to the end of our stay Colin, our host, could not have been friendlier or more efficient. All emails were answered really promptly and Colin made sure that we felt as welcome as possible on our arrival.

    The cottage itself is steeped in history and it is clear that Colin has tried to keep the place as authentic as possible. You really feel like you are stepping back in time which you walk through the door. Because of this there are a few points which you need to be prepared for when staying at the cottage:- (i) there is no shower but instead a very quaint roll top bath. This was quite good fun but being a typical girl it made washing my hair a bit of a challenge especially as the bath doesn’t 100% hold it’s water! (ii) anyone over 5”7 needs to watch their head when climbing the stairs. This is clearly marked so you can’t blame anyone but yourself if you do have a bump (like me!) (iii) if you don’t like spiders or cobwebs you may want to reconsider staying here. As the cottage is on the verge of woods it, understandably, has a fair number of creepy crawly visitors and we had to dust furniture and clean out several cobwebs in the living areas and bedroom at the start of our stay and (iv) the furniture ranges from amazing antiques (like the dressing table in the main bedroom) to sofas which have most definitely seen better days and could be doing with refresh/clean.

    Over all we enjoyed our stay. However, the cottage itself was perhaps a little on the rustic side for our tastes.

    May 2014
    Prehen
    Response from Prehen:

    Sorry Ainslie,,

    When you arrived somewhat earlier than expected I told your husband that the place was not ready; that it had yet to be serviced. He said to me that you would rather just move in immediately, I then warned you about the cobwebs and you still chose to move in immediately. Otherwise I hope you enjoyed your stay, it is clearly indicated that there is no shower.

    May 2014
  • Absolutely charming country cottage set in the grounds of a elegant period home. The expansive garden has wild areas that are great for the kids, and the house is set in a very peaceful part of the town.

    Colin and the family were very welcoming hosts without being too over bearing or fussy.

    We hope to come back soon.

    April 2014
    Prehen
    Response from Prehen:

    Daniel, sorry not to meet properly... Do come back to sunny IUlster. Thanks for the nice review.

    April 2014
  • A quiet cottage with lots of character, very close to the city.

    February 2014
    Prehen
    Response from Prehen:

    Thanks Andrew, do visit again, Colin

    February 2014
  • 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!

    December 2013
  • My myself and my family of 3 boys stayed here last summer for the Fleadh in Derry. What a FIND, such a GREAT place to stay for numerous reasons.

    Beautiful Cottage that steeps back in Time...Kept lovely and Warm by its Oil Aga constantly lit Day and Night...Lovely and Cosy
    Private Grounds - lovely and safe for kids and a natural playground of adventure in its surroundings - You are 5 mins from Derry - But once you drive through the Gates and Past Colin's Family (Prehen House) Home - you could be a Million Miles away from anywhere - completely relaxing

    Last but definitely not last - Our Hosts - Colin his wife and young kids - Such a Gentlemen...He kindly gave us a tour of his fantastic Home and its fascinating History...Gladly shared a few glasses of wine and a chat..Our kids made friends with their's and joined forces in exploring the house and grounds... Hope to return some day and know we will have a place to stay here.

    I can't really express in text our wonderful experience staying here - all I can say is do yourself a favour and stay and you'll understand.

    August 2013
  • 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.
    Definately recommended!

    August 2013
    Prehen
    Response from Prehen:

    Thank you so much, and for the very generous tip! Please stay longer next time, after all you still have lots to see in Donegal. Thanks to you all, Colin

    August 2013
  • 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...

    July 2013
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