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Beautiful converted stone barn, huge open fire, panoramic view of countryside

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,152 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sun porch, mezzanine, underfloor heating, open fire

'The Bothy” is a beautifully converted traditional stone barn providing luxurious self-catering accommodation in the heart of the Sperrin Mountains. This recently restored building with exposed wood, brick and stone creates a warm relaxed setting from which to explore the natural beauty of the area. “The Bothy” retains all the beauty of the old without compromising on comfort. It is situated in Rouskey, a small hamlet along the Ownereagh valley, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty. It is an ideal spot from which to explore the whole of the north of Ireland being approx one hour's drive from the north, east and west coasts.

Charles Ward
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 July, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Practically perfect - where's the 5th star? We felt very French with all the rustic brick and wrought iron as we sat out in the wonderful warm weather with our glass of wine in the lovely garden enjoying the pastoral scene. The dictionary was a great help with our crosswords and the peat fire in the evening smelt beautiful. Had a lively musical evening in the village hall next door. If you get a chance to hear Colum Sands, do take it. We enjoyed doing some of the Sperrin scenic routes (leaflets below telephone) and spent a whole morning with a flask of coffee and the newspapers sitting in the tranquility at Gortin lakes. The cycle route map is a great help with some of the smaller roads. Chinese takeaway in Gortin is OK (opens about 6ish) Springhill (N.T) near Cookstown has nothing open until 1 p.m. Thanks for a perfect week.
Jun 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Rousky in Omagh

Property Type:
  • barn (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2152 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 12:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bidet
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beautiful converted stone barn, huge open fire, panoramic view of countryside
average rating of 4.888889 based on 21 reviews

A beautiful location, stunning accommodation,gracious and congenial hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect

  • Review Submitted: 28-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We really enjoyed meeting Erin and Rick, they were interesting and appreciative guests who left the Bothy immaculate. We would love to have them visit again!
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A little gem in Northern Ireland

  • 5 of 5

The Bothy is a beautifully converted barn with all the modern amenities you need on a holiday, set in a lovely location with views of the surrounding hills. We used the property as a base for our tour of Northern and some of Southern Ireland and found the location ideal for this purpose. The owners are welcoming and the little extras were great. The property is very clean and a very good standard and there is plenty of room.

Glad to have free wifi as the mobile signal was a little intermittent - but then again we are used to the countryside and the quirks that come with it!

Would recommend this property to friends and happily visit again if we ventured to NI.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A beautifully restored building, peaceful and homely, awesome place.

  • 5 of 5

This place is just somewhere you never want to leave. Has everything needed to have a comfortable stay, clean and very well kept. We had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments which make hosting such a pleasure!
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  • 5 of 5

Loved the place. Great area to rrelax, reflex and just enjoy all that Ireland has to offer

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ottawa, Ontario

A Magical Place!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Bothy in the Sperrin Mountains. After a busy day out and about, it was very comforting to come back to this beautifully renovated barn and in the five days that we were there, we never tired of the lovely pastoral view from the sun room. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely review and so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are delighted to have met you and hope you will get the opportunity to return some time!
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Stunning !

  • 5 of 5

They are just the best !!!!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review! So glad you enjoyed your stay and delighted to meet you. Hopefully we'll see you again sometime.
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Derry City
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
30 Miles
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Car: necessary

“The Bothy” is situated in Rousky, a small hamlet along the Owenreagh Valley, in the Sperrin Mountains, a designated area of outstanding natural beauty and ideal for relaxed walking, fishing, cycling and a host of other outdoor pursuits. The Sperrins' network of small streams and rivers along with a plentiful supply of salmon and trout make it ideal for the angler. After a leisurely day spent exploring the hills and valleys enjoy a barbecue and catch the stunning sunsets, or relax in front of the open fire. The area is rich in culture and tradition and there is a wide variety of tourist attractions including the Ulster American Folk Park, An Creggan Visitor Centre, The Strule Arts Centre, Beaghmore Stone Circles.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.