Northern Ireland is a country steeped in history and culture, and many of its holiday homes are representative of its fascinating past. From Medieval gatehouses to barn conversions, here’s our list of the most picturesque holiday homes in Northern Ireland.
Another tower property in County Antrim, this one is very different from the Barbican. Whereas the Barbican is a grand entrance to a faux-Medieval estate, the Drum Gate is almost understated, and was primarily occupied by farm labourers. However, after extensive renovations, the Lodge is now a beautiful two-storey space with additional rooms attached. It’s perfect for a quiet weekend away.
While Newry’s Narrow Water Castle isn’t available to rent in its entirety, there is a self-catering apartment in Mount Hall, the original heart of the castle. This two-bed apartment is equipped with all the creature comforts you would expect of a luxury location, and also provides easy access to the castle’s grounds, forests, equestrian centre and golf course.
A three-storey stone tower tucked away in the Clandeboye Estate, County Down, Helen’s Tower is not only one of the most picturesque holiday homes in Northern Ireland, but it also provides some of the best panoramic views in the country. Standing on top of the tower, the entire estate is visible, and, on a clear day, the view extends as far as Scotland.