Downhill Beachhouse, County Londonderry, N Ireland

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  • Weekly price
    from £ 4200
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 1200
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 1800
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 550

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Large beachfront Victorian house sleeping 24 near Coleraine, ideal for family gatherings and celebrations

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Downhill Beachhouse, County Londonderry, N Ireland, sleeps 8-24 in 7 bedrooms.

Downhill Beachhouse, aka Glenhassan Hall, looks directly onto the famous Downhill Beach bordering the National Trust's Downhill Demense Estate and Mussenden Temple near the Giant's Causeway Northern Ireland. The property has been sensitively restored with Victorian architectural detail, heritage interiors and original fireplaces.

The property has 7 bedrooms all with private bathrooms, free WiFi and free internet terminal, reading nook, living and dining rooms with working original fireplaces, modern kitchen and utility rooms. The atmosphere is casual and welcoming especially suited to enjoying the beach in summer and cosy warmth in the winter.

The house is decorated throughout with local and original art work. The Beachhouse is owned by a professional potter with a working ceramics studio on-site. Art classes can be facilitated for groups covering a range of topics from fun and friendly pottery painting, traditional craft sessions in paper-making, mosaics or pottery techniques, and adventurous workshops in Raku ceramics or paper-clay sculpture.

Children are welcome, facilities for young guests include, high chairs, travel cots, walkers, baby monitor, books and toys.

With our blue-flag beach on the doorstep water sports are popular with guests. The waves are good for beginning surfers, body boarders, and swimmers of all ages. We rent wetsuits, body boards, surfboards and arrange surf lessons and coasteering outings for guests.

The front lawn is equipped with picnic tables and suitable for barbecues and outdoor games.

Downhill Beachhouse is situated in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Causeway Coastal Route near the Giant's Causeway (UNESCO World Heritage Site). The villa's property fronts on to the Downhill beach entrance and backs onto a National Trust Estate.


Self-catering kitchen facilities include 3 fridges, 1 freezer, oven, grill, microwave, 2 cookers, toasters, pots/pans & all dishes and cutlery.
Bay windows overlook the sea. Original working fireplace. Seats up to 24 at 4 family style tables. 2 high chairs available.
Bay window, original working fireplace, leather sofas, large selection of games, books and toys.
High quality music system in sitting room: large speakers, amp with radio and ipod link. No television reception in Downhill!
Free WiFi internet access.
Wide variety of board games can be checked out from reception. There is not a designated games room apart from the main living room.
Oil fired central heating, double-glazed sash windows, original open fireplaces in sitting & dining rooms. A warm and cozy house in winter.
7 bedrooms with private baths, 2 family rooms = double bed + 4 singles, 2 family rooms= double bed + 2 singles, 2 doubles + loft bed, 1 twin room.
All bed linen included.
All bedrooms have private en-suite bathrooms.
Level access though side kitchen door. Ground floor accessible twin en-suite bedroom. Level access throughout ground floor.
Children are welcome, facilities for young guests include, high chairs, travel cots and toys.
The front garden has a lawn with picnic tables and BBQ.
Nearest swimming pools located 15min drive in the towns of Coleraine or Limavady.
Private parking.
Non-smoking property.
We do not allow pets inside the house. Pets are allowed on the property.


On the A2 Causeway Coastal Route. Entrance to property is directly by entrance to Downhill Strand.
Castlerock is our nearest village, 3km away. Coleraine is a large town 10 minutes drive from Downhill.
3 km towards village of Castlerock.
In nearby Castlerock village there are 2 pubs, one serving food, fish & chips, a tea room, bakery, and gourmet cafe serving local produce.

Booking Information

Price for exclusive use bookings from £600 per night depending on season and length of stay.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

12 Mussenden Road
Co Londonderry
United Kingdom
Castlerock NIR train station on the Belfast-Londonderry line is 3km from Downhill.
Ulsterbus route #134 between Coleraine and Limavady stops in Downhill on request.
City of Derry (LDY) 35 minutes by car. Belfast International (BFS) 1 hour by car, Belfast City Airport (BHD) 1 hour 15 min.

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Downhill Beachhouse, County Londonderry, N Ireland

William or McCall Gilfillan

Joined us: 2011
+44 (0)2870 849 077
12 Mussenden Road
Co Londonderry
United Kingdom