A luxurious, vintage-styled former horse box for two, beautifully secluded amongst private, hen-dotted farmland close to Ireland's North Coast.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

Permanently parked in a lush green field close to Ireland’s atmospheric North Coast, The Oat Box is a 1968 Bedford TK Horse Lorry that’s been sumptuously transformed to sleep two grown-up guests.

You’ll feel as though you’ve left the stresses of the real world far behind you, as you enter your peaceful horse box haven.  Lovingly decorated in soft tones, with warm mahogany floors, creatively repurposed materials, and unique vintage pieces, you’ll find everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break that feels like home.

There’s a gorgeous, bespoke oak kitchen with a Belfast sink, a wood-burner range oven, and plenty of space for you to whip up country feasts aplenty. Enjoy the fruits of your culinary labours in your private al fresco dining area, complete with firepit, or drink in the sunset with a glass of wine on your furnished balcony… bliss!

Later on, simply curl up on the plush sofa and open a good book, or chat the evening away by the crackling fire, as you get to know each-other all over again.

When it’s finally time to turn in, a wooden ladder will lead you up to a downy kingsize bed (with a soft-glowing reading light just above, in case you need to finish just one last page before you close your eyes!)

After freshening up in the full-size shower room, enjoy morning coffee out on the balcony – saying a cheery hello to the resident hens! – as you plan an exciting day ahead.

You’ll certainly be spoilt for choice of things to do, as The Oat Box couldn’t be more conveniently located for exploring all the windswept charms of the North Coast area, including the rugged Glens of Antrim, and the magical Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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At a glance

  • A converted 1968 Bedford TK Horse Lorry, lovingly furnished in vintage style to sleep two adult guests.
  • The lorry is parked on private, elevated farmland close to Ireland’s North Coast, just four miles from Bushmills and Coleraine, with many restaurants and tourist attractions easily accessible within a short drive.
  • The lorry is self-contained, with full kitchen and shower facilities. There is a small furnished balcony, and a private outdoor dining area with sun loungers and a firepit.
  • Climb the wooden ladder to access the comfy kingsize bed, located just above the cab.

Features

  • Adults Only

Facilities

Converted vintage horse lorry, sleeps 2 guests.  Cab, seating, vintage décor and furniture, mahogany floors, bespoke oak kitchen with Belfast sink, small fridge, 2-ring hob, hotplate, wood-burner range oven with logs, tea, coffee, cooking equipment.  Shower room with electric shower, water heater, WC.  Wooden ladder to kingsize bed above cab, reading light.  Small furnished balcony.  Private outdoor dining space with firepit, wooden sun loungers.  Private on-site parking. Towels and linen provided.

Local Activities

Hill walking, farm life, coffee stops, restaurants, Giant’s Causeway, beaches, whiskey distilleries, heritage railways, historic sites, independent shops.

More information

Visit nearby Bushmills if you’re a fan of the occasional whiskey tipple (and a scenic ride on a heritage railway!), Portrush for beaches and nightlife, and Coleraine for shopping and culture.

There are also plenty of coffee stops and places to eat close by, just in case you feel like letting someone else do the catering during your stay – and why wouldn’t you! Though if you’re staying put, a walk to the top of the farm’s hill will reward you with spectacular views that stretch out as far as Mussenden and Inishowen on a clear day…so don’t forget your camera.

All that’s left to do when you return to your heavenly horse box retreat is light that warming fire (inside or out!) and relax together, all over again.  

(Oh – and while you’re perfectly welcome to sit yourselves in the cab, we’ve got a feeling you’ll never want to drive yourselves away from this idyllic part of the world).

Things to note

Check in after 3pm. The lorry is not suitable for children or pets.

Where you'll be staying

What the guests of The Oat Box say

“Thank you so much for letting us stay in the most gorgeous, quirky, cosy place. You have it beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed it! We will be back and I will definitely be recommending you to friends and family!”

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