Luxurious 240 year old stone built Irish cottage, near Belfast home swap

This beautiful house was originally built c.240 years ago as a row of 'bleachers cottages' - part of the estate of the Linen Mill which was situated just a couple of hundred yards away. The cottages accommodated several families, who made a living by bleaching the linens in the stream which sits at the bottom of the garden.

Over the years the cottages have been modernized by their series of owners, to the point they are today which is that they sit as a single dwelling house. They still retain however their 2.5ft thick walls- built from boulders and stones and held together with traditional lime mortar.

Although the linen mill itself was sadly demolished many years ago, the heavy iron gates for the house are those which originally hung at the entrance to the mill- keeping a memory of it alive today.

The house has been designed for family living, and it is our hope that when staying here you will find it to feel like a home from home.

All the normal facilities for day to day family living are included, and additional requests for a games console, toys or even additional beds can be accommodated

There are 4 to 5 bedrooms (dependent on your needs)
- 1 good sized double room with double bed
1 good sized double room with double bed and full size single bed
- 1 good sized room with 2 full size single beds
- 1 guest room with a cabin bed (full size single) and a full size single trundle bed
- second living room can easily be converted to a bedroom, comes with a full size single day bed already in situ

The house includes two living rooms (one if using second as a bedroom), a dining room, a utility room, a beautiful custom designed kitchen, a bathroom with traditional cast iron bath & shower, 4-5 bedrooms and a downstairs toilet.

Free wi-Fi included

About the location

The feeling of being right in the countryside- but yet only 20 minutes from either Belfast International airport or Belfast City Airport or 15 mins from Belfast city center and the Titanic exhibition. 45 minutes away from the Giant's Causeway.

There is a secure driveway for parking of up to 2 cars, and roadside space for an additional car. There is also a bus stop just a minute's walk away at the end of the road where you can catch a bus into Belfast city center.

There are a wide range of restaurants who deliver to the vicinity, we provide a selection of menus for some we personally recommend.

Type of home swap

  • Home Exchange
  • Non Simultaneous Exchange
  • Hospitality Exchange

Conditions of home exchange

  • Non smokers only
  • No pets allowed
  • Children welcome

Templepatrick (HE32694)

Belfast,   Northern Ireland

  • 5 bed   (sleeps 10) 2 bath

Preferred destinations

  • Open to offers

Dates available

Open to offers

Swap duration: Open to offer


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Membership expiry date: 08 Jul 2016