10 unique self-catering places to stay in Northern Ireland in 2020
Luxurious and unique self-catering accommodation is on the rise and with modern, traditional or something different, there are lots of exciting accommodation options for your break in Northern Ireland. If it’s luxury you’re after, there are plenty of top-notch hotels across Northern Ireland. If it’s something amazing, unusual or even eccentric, 10 unique self-catering places to stay in Northern Ireland in 2020.
1. Twilight Bunkhouse, Carnlough, County Antrim
Cosy indie coffee shop downstairs, comfy getaway upstairs, with views over Carnlough Harbour – or the Braavos Canal for Game of Thrones® fans (the harbour was a film location for the HBO blockbuster). The two six-person dorms and two four-person private rooms come complete with kitchen, guest lounge and access to a courtyard.
2. Finn Lough Bubble Domes, County Fermanagh
A cosy little bubble to call home deep in the forest of a Lakeland resort. These polished, airy and 360-degree glass dome suites, with complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screens and tea and coffee-making facilities, meaning you can stargaze the night sky on comfy seats or reclining on the four-poster bed.
3. Aurora, Bushmills, County Antrim
Hewn from Canadian cedar, this pair of deluxe log cabins come complete with supersized beds, wood burners, outdoor hot tubs and private verandas. Just a mile away from the world-famous Giant’s Causeway, there is a myriad of attractions to explore nearby.
4. Quarry Hill Church, Strangford County Down
A unique opportunity to stay in a stunning converted Presbyterian church, originally built in 1846. Now a protected building due to its architectural value, the spectacular five-bedroom property is located at the entrance to the picturesque village of Strangford overlooking Castleward Bay making it one of the 10 unique self-catering places to stay in Northern Ireland in 2020.
5. Blackrock Beach House, Portrush, County Antrim
This superlative holiday home overlooks a Blue Flag beach in the seaside resort of Portrush. The best local bars and fine dining restaurants are no further than a pleasant stroll along the promenade. This is the perfect base for exploring the Causeway Coastal Route.
6. Waterfall Caves, Limavady, County Londonderry
A perfect getaway for a weekend in the outdoors, this quirky subterranean set-up lies at the foot of Binevenagh Mountain. The luxury caves sleep up to four, have spring water on tap and are close to outdoor activities like snorkelling, forest walks, fishing, cycling and mountain climbing.
7. Further Space, Glenarm Castle, County Antrim
A distinctive comfort zone in the grounds of a seventeenth-century castle. Able to house up to four people with all the comforts of home, these stylish glamping pods are set on a spectacular hill-top site with breathtaking views of the sea and the surrounding Glenarm Castle Estate.
8. Carntogher Cabins, Slaughtneil, County Londonderry
Set on a family farm in a peaceful rural setting a few miles from the quaint market town of Maghera. The luxury glamping cabins have magnificent views of the Sperrin Mountains, and with tranquil walking and mountain biking on offer, re-engaging with nature is easy.
9. Curran Gate, Portrush, County Antrim
Luxurious oceanfront apartments with breathtaking balcony views over Royal Portrush Golf Club, Portrush and the town’s East Strand beach. Each room is finished to a high specification and fitted with smart technology, while a concierge will make sure you have everything you need.
10. The Bakers Cottages, Seaforde, County Down
An ideal bolthole for exploring the Mourne Mountains and the sandy beaches and seaside towns nearby. This one-time bakery still has many of its original features. Three beautifully furnished bedrooms are complemented by a private hot tub house – bathrobes and slippers provided.