Experience all the fun of the seaside while you stay in an charmingly historic chocolate-box haven on the North Antrim Coast.
  • Sleeps: 4 (2 adults, 2 children)
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Discover magical Magherintemple Lodge in the enchanting seaside town of Ballycastle, just a stone’s throw from the golden sands!

Tranquil and picturesque, the historic Lodge was originally built in the late 19th century in imposing Scottish Baronial style.  The home was later updated with beautiful Victorian additions by Sir John Casement – father of the renowned Sir Roger – who added personal embellishments including a date stone and an inscription over the door.

Ideal for families seeking some much-needed peace and quiet along with the handy ability to nip to the beach whenever the mood strikes, the mostly ground-level Lodge sleeps two adults and two children in a delightful double bedroom and kids’ bunk room.  You can even bring the dog along for a well-deserved break, too!

You’ll find the Lodge extremely welcoming from the moment you arrive, with plenty of natural light that floods inside.  Traditionally furnished for exceptional comfort throughout, the lounge features a cosy open fire that’s perfect for snuggling beside on colder evenings, with plenty of gas-fired central heating to keep everybody toasty wherever they happen to be.  Free of distracting TV, you’ll find plenty of opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones throughout your stay. 

The well-equipped kitchen and dining area is sociably spacious, perfect for gathering together over a hearty breakfast and planning that day’s particular holiday adventure.  You’ll find that while Magherintemple Lodge is a traditional holiday home steeped in history, there are still plenty of luxury mod-cons to save you precious holiday time, including a handy dishwasher.

The patio garden, complete with furniture, is the perfect place to sit and chat about life, love and future plans over drinks and snacks as you watch the golden sunset…while for those who prefer an indoor thinking space, hidden away at the very top of the house is a cosy area that’s perfect for curling up with your favourite magazine, completely undisturbed!

Later on, discover two pretty bedrooms, equipped with comfy beds dressed in fresh linen, all ready and waiting for you to enjoy a blissfully silent night’s sleep.

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At a glance

  • Historic 19th century gatelodge that sleeps two adults and two children, set in the seaside town of Ballycastle, County Antrim.
  • Easily reachable by road, with parking for two cars. Ballymena is the nearest rail station, though a car is recommended for general accessibility during your stay.
  • Towels and linen are provided, with a travel cot available for infant on request. A small extra charge is added for heat and light throughout your stay.
  • Books and games are provided in the Lodge, and Ballycastle beach is just five minutes away with many local family attractions close by.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Sleeps up to 4, double bedroom, bunk bedroom, bedding & towels provided, bathroom, bath, shower, hairdryer, sitting room, open fire, kitchen/diner, electric oven, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge/freezer, kitchen utensils & equipment, radio, patio, garden table/chairs, parking space.

Local activities

Giant’s Causeway, distillery, golf, castles, museums, farms, watersports, surfing, horse riding, cycling, coastal drives.

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If you decide you’re bored of all the heavenly peace a stay at Magherintemple Lodge provides, why not begin by hauling everybody off for a day at the beach?  Ballycastle boasts stretches of golden sands just five minutes away from the Lodge. 

You might prefer something more adventurous, in which case how about standing in the footsteps of giants at Giant’s Causeway, the only Northern Irish UNESCO World Heritage site?  Bushmills, the world’s oldest distillery, is the perfect spot for lovers of a good tipple, while ‘Game of Thrones’ fans will enjoy a visit to the filming location of nearby Dark Hedges.

So for a break that includes a little something for everyone, all wrapped up in a stunning and traditionally historic setting, why not pack up the kids and the dog and head for a bracingly peaceful stay at Magherintemple Lodge? 

Things to note

Travel cot for an infant can be provided on request, one dog may be permitted on prior arrangement.

Where you'll be staying

Ballycastle, County Antrim

What the guests of Magherintemple Lodge say

“The Magherintemple Lodge is beautifully situated in rural
surroundings overlooking the town of Ballycastle. It is old an full of history,
but at the same time equipped with modern commodities such as washing machine
with dryer. The easy chairs and sofa are very comfortable, as is the bed in the
ground floor bedroom. Also appreciated were the spacious kitchen and the
outdoor area.”

“Our second visit to Magherintemple Lodge – and great again.
Had a wonderful time. Recommend Ballycastle Beach as well as the Giant’s
Causeway and Dunluce Castle.”

“One word “Perfect”. So pleased we choose to stay
here, could not fault accommodation or host. We all had a wonderful, relaxing
holiday. Idea for elderly and young alike! Underfloor heating fab!! HArd to
believe that other guests had stayed there before.”

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