- 4 bedrooms
- 3 bathrooms
- Sleeps 8
Description from the owner
Tara Lodge, Self Catering Castlerock
Winner of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board Award 2013
Tara Lodge is an award winning detached, 4 bedroom holiday lodge located on the outskirts of the beautiful rural village of Castlerock, in County Derry/Londonderry, which itself nestles on the shores of a stunning Blue Flag Beach, overlooked by historical Mussenden Temple & Downhill Castle. Tara Lodge has been beautifully furnished and decorated with high quality items, and is simply superb for any party looking for a rural and seaside getaway. Excellent for those golfers wishing to access the best links golf courses on the North Coast.
... The beautiful modern fixtures and furnishings have been combined with traditional pieces to create a truly luxurious holiday lodge. There is solid wooden flooring and a reclaimed brick inglenook fireplace housing a cosy wood burner in the living room, while the high spec kitchen offers solid oak work surfaces, enhanced by an antique dresser with solid oak worktop. For those coffee connoisseurs there is a De Longhi Espresso Coffee Machine. There are 2 bedrooms on the ground floor one with en-suite and a large bathroom with separate shower. Upstairs there are 2 further bedrooms and a beautiful shower room. The upstairs double bedroom also has its own lounge area for relaxing and chilling out. The outside area is perfect for alfresco dining, and the sound of ocean waves will relax you as you allow it to sooth your senses. Curl up in front of the cosy open fire, make the most of the decking areas and enjoy freshly made coffee whilst taking in the fresh sea air. Sure to entice and delight even the most discerning of visitors.Read more
Tara Lodge 5 Star Holiday Accommodation
Castlerock, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Additional Location Information
Castlerock, in County Derry/Londonderry, nestles on the shores of a stunning Blue Flag Beach, overlooked by historical Mussenden Temple & Downhill Castle. Tara Lodge is located 10 minutes walk to the beach and local shops. The beach is breath-taking. Its utilised by families for chilling out and for those that are more adventurous with great waves for surfing and body boarding. Watch the dolphins & porpoise along the coastline with many species of birds and more.
On the hillside overlooking Castlerock is the famous Mussenden Temple and Downhill Castle, now managed by the National Trust.
The village also boasts the magnificent international links golf course, Castlerock Golf Club, with its 2 challenging courses, rated in the top 100 in UK & ROI, definitely worth a visit. We can provide you with an introduction to the club if you'd like to play. We can also introduce you to expert caddies to make the experience truly enjoyable.
The train also stops in the village giving access to the historical city of Derry in Co Londonderry and to the south Northern Irelands Capital, Belfast. As well as the train stop, you can also pick up a bus in the village to travel all around the North Coast and more.
Michael Palin described the railway line between Derry and Coleraine as “one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world” — and he may just have a point.
There is parking at Tara lodge for 2 cars.
LOCAL SHOPS & EATERIES
The local village shops include, Butchers, Hairdressers, Crusoe’s Coffee Shop, Bakery, Supermarket, Filling Station, Railway Restaurant, Golf Club Restaurant and Berthas Pub, all within walking distance of Tara Lodge.
Eating Out- North Coast
The North Coast itself boasts some excellent restaurants and details of all of theses can be found at Tara Lodge including how to get there and taxi service details if you’d prefer not to drive.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, Lake nearby, Mountain nearby
Golf course on-site or within 15 minute walk, Horse riding nearby, Fishing nearby, Water sports nearby
Nearest shops, 0.2 miles
Nearest beach: Castlerock Beach, 0.2 miles
Car is recommended
Last updated on June 26, 2014
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- GoodHousekeepingDeposit | $128 per stay | GHDeposit
Additional notes from the owner
Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 required.
- Hair dryer
- Long term rentals allowed (over 1 month)
- Short breaks allowed (1-4 days)
- Towels Provided
- Central heating
- Alarm Clock
- Washing Machine
- Local Guides/Maps
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Paper Towels Provided
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- Stereo or CD player
- DVD Player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- 8 Dining chairs
- 8 Lounge chairs
- Pet friendly - ask
- Smoking allowed - no
- Suitable for children - yes
- Suitable for the elderly - yes
- Wheelchair accessible - ask
- 1800 square feet
What Past Guests Are Saying
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66 guest reviews
100% of guests would stay again
Belfast, United Kingdom
Beautiful home in a handy location
I stayed at Tara Lodge for the weekend with 8 friends to go surfing with friends at Castlerock and Benone Beach (Long Line Surf School).
The house was absolutely beautiful, and had enough space for us all to move about and have our own space. (The beds were also very comfortable!). Sky on a large, flat screen tv for the rainy afternoons, and an outdoor deck, seating and bbq for the sunny afternoons.
An ideal location for trips around the north coast. Would strongly recommend staying here. Read more
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Would you recommend this vacation rental to a friend? Yes
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 12/31/1969
I'm delighted that you and your friends enjoyed Tara Lodge & its great to hear the surfing was good too!!!
Thanks for taking the time to complete this review as its great for future guests hoping to book.
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Beautiful, stunning home away from home.
I took my mum away for a girly weekend on her 50th birthday. Tara lodge was the perfect place. It's beautiful, a home away from home and close to some of Northern Irelands most stunning landscapes. Not far from Portrush which has great day and night life. Fantastic service from Diane. Bedrooms were great sizes and having 3 bathrooms came in handy with 7 ladies. Sky+ on demand was a nice surprise..and the gas BBQ was enjoyed in the beautiful weather.
Perfect Easter Weekend
Tara Lodge is perfect to house all our family in complete comfort. We were a party of 7 adults and all had ample room and privacy. The weather was excellent and the garden was equipped with outdoor table and chairs which enabled us to make the most of the weather.
A short walk takes you into Castlerock village and a stunning beach. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 04/26/2014
Just to say thank you for taking the time to complete this lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your return trip to Tara Lodge. See you soon
The best holiday cottage we have stayed in by far.
When deciding on a self catering accommodation it is fair to say that there is always a doubt about what you view in a brochure or on a www site. Not so with Tara Lodge. We travelled in the knowledge that all would be as described and after all it was an award winner. The owner came to welcome us on arrival and that was good. So all in all it lived up to its description.
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 04/15/2014
Just to say thank you for your lovely review. Delighted Tara Lodge lived up to expectations.
I look forward to seeing you & your family again
An excellent 5 star property in the heart of the North Coast
My family (3 adults, 2 children)really enjoyed our stay at Tara Lodge. The house is superb - comfortable, excellent decorative order and first class facilities. Proved to be an excellent base for exploring the North Coast. A very helpful owner who provides clear and helpful information on the house and the area. We will definitely visit again. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 04/15/2014
Just to say thank you for your great comments on Trip Advisor. We do strive to ensure that your stay is first class and your feed back provides us with an insight into whether we’re getting it right.
Hope to see you and your family again at Tara Lodge, remember to book early as we continue to be very busy especially at peak times.
the attension to detail is amazing,could not find anything that
7 of us sheared the accomadation and everyone said they would come again and have no problem recommending to friends Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 03/05/2014
Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. We are delighted that you and your guests enjoyed your stay and I was was glad to help at such short notice.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.
First class accommodation in a great location. Very well mainta
I had stayed here approximately 10 years ago and enjoyed my stay. I needed family accommodation in the area for the weekend and was very impressed with the price; we also had 3 nights for the price of 2. The price was excellent for 5 star accommodation and I was again really impressed with this property - extremely well maintained. The owner was very helpful and booking experience was flawless. Chocolates on arrival was a nice touch! I definitely want to stay here again soon. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 04/15/2014
Just to say thank you for your great comments. We do strive to ensure that your stay is first class and your feed back provides us with an insight into whether we’re getting it right.
Hope to see you again at Tara Lodge, remember to book early as we continue to be very busy especially at peak times.
Wicklow Paris Toronto & Bangor
I can honestly say that Tara Lodge offers the best space, quality and luxury of any self-catering accommodation in Ireland. A home from home with everything you could possibly need. Fantastic location but hard to leave the house!
Could not fault it!! We will be back!! Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 01/23/2014
Hi David. Wow!!!! Thanks for the great review. I'm so pleased you and your guests loved Tara Lodge and I look forward to seeing you soon.
a very satisfied customer
very welcoming home from home
I had a lovely stay at tara lodge Castlerock, the house is very well equipped and everything is of a very high standard. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 01/13/2014
Delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for completing this excellent review.
Hopefully we'll see you back in Castlerock enjoying the excellent facilities at Castlerock Golf Club.
Super Holiday Venue
8 of us spent new year in lovely clean, spacious surroundings, where everything you could want from a home was there! Very handy for touring area plus the added bonus of Bertha's Bar in walking distance. No hesitation in recommending Tara Lodge- it was beautifully decorated from Xmas so felt very homely. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 01/06/2014
Thank you for completing this lovely review. I'm delighted that you and your guests enjoyed the New Year celebrations.
We look forward to seeing you again in the future.
Five star luxury
Excellent accommodation. Great having having three bathrooms for the kids. Excellent restaurants and local amenities. Stunning beaches and golf course. Fantastic train journeys to both Derry and Belfast. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 12/26/2013
Thank you for your lovely review. Castlerock is one of N. Irelands best kept secrets!!! But the secrets getting out.
See you in 2014.
The best place to stay on the North Coast!
Excellent accommodation, facilities and all in a great location.
All in all a fantastic holiday destination. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 12/23/2013
Hi GAvin. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at Tara Lodge and look forward to seeing you in 2014.
Superb house in excellent location
Memorable family holiday. Range of diverse holiday activities including beach barbecue, eating out, and relaxing walks and cycling in local parks. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 12/22/2013
Just to say thank you for completing your review. We look forward to seeing you and your family in 2014.
We had the pleasure of staying in Tara Lodge recently and loved everything about it. The location is perfect, whatever your interests, with loads of things to do and see right on the doorstep. Castlerock itself is a beautiful village with a stunning beach, a lovely golf course and easy access to Portrush and Portstewart. The house is spotless and beautifully decorated. The decor and furnishings are top quality and it is fully equiped with everything you could possibly want. Comfort is guaranteed. It was lovely to snuggle up to the fire in the cosy living room after coming in from the cold.
Diane was extremely welcoming and knowledgeable about the area and made sure we knew everything we needed to know so that we didn't miss out on any of the spectacular scenery and places of interest. Nothing was too much trouble for her.
Thank you for a wonderful stay. Can't wait to come back! Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 12/22/2013
Thank you for this first class guest review. Castlerock is an excellent base for seeing the stunning North Coast and if you love outdoor activities we have them in abundance. Delighted you enjoyed your stay and I look forward to seeing you in 2014.
We only recently stayed at Tara Lodge, a beautiful accommodation decorated to very high standard and amazing for a holiday or weekend retreat in a fabulous location. I had a great nights sleep in a luxurious comfy bed and come day time found it to be a very close walking distance to all the local amenities.
If you enjoy walking you don't have to go too far to see Mussenden Temple or have a walk through Downhill Forest, and Castlerock Beach itself is just heaven, a beautiful sight and sound. We saw some wonderful panoramic views also just a short drive away if you don't have you're walking shoes.
Definitely one to be revisited.
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 12/20/2013
Hi Eilish. Thank you for your really excellent review of your stay at Tara Lodge. It is such a beautiful part of a Northern Ireland and there us plenty to see and do for all the family. Hopefully see you back in 2014. Merry Christmas. Regards Diane
Beautiful maintained and well kept house in a lovely area
Tara lodge has everything you need for a holiday home from home. whether it is with a family with young children,teenagers adults are the older generation. It is very spacious, modern and spotless.The location is fantastic a 5 minute walk to beach shops and pub.Also handy for nearby castle temple and forest if you like a walk. The train station is at hand for nice scenic journey to londonderry are coleraine for a bit of shopping. Would highly recommend this house to anyone you could not possibly find anything wrong with it. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 12/20/2013
Thanks for completing this lovely review of your stay at Tara Lodge. I know you have some great memories of your weekends here & I look forward to you creating many more memories over the coming years!!!
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year.
Our family have stayed here for I think 8 years in a row over the Halloween week. It is a really top quality self catering accomodation with loads of room for the 8 of us. The rooms are very clean and all have been very recently re-decorated. It is a very quite area onyl accessed by residents and the parking is also very good. I would highly recommend a stay at Tara Lodge. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 12/12/2013
Thank you for taking time to complete this review of your stay at Tara Lodge. Its been a pleasure over many years having your extended family stay at Tara Lodge. Hopefully the golf and the cycling improves with each visit!!! See you in 2014.
Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
More than accommodation Rental
Staying at Tara Lodge was more than we hoped for. The house was comfortable, spacious, fully equipped, conveniently located, updated and well decorated. The greatest feature was the great services and help we got from the owner. She was always available to provide detailed information about any topic related to our stay, make contacts for us, and lend us additional "equipment". She went above and beyond to be of service. She is a very friendly, generous and efficient individual. I recommend staying at Tara Lodge as I and my four friends were more than satisfied.
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 10/10/2013
Thank you for this brilliant review. It was a pleasure meeting the fabulous lady golfers from Canada and Castlerock Golf Club were so proud to host the Irish Ladies Senior Open which provided us with the opportunity to meet all of you.
I know everyone made you all feel so welcome and i hope that you will return to play loads more golf and to spend time meeting up with all of us for a wee glass of wine or two!!!.
Boyd & Pam Taylor
An excellent & comfortable holiday home
We found Tara Lodge a generous sized holiday home for the family with excellent facilities and décor. It is in a convenient location for Castlerock beach and surrounding areas. The estate it is on is very quiet and peaceful. There are adequate small shops nearby for basic needs. The locals are very friendly and helpful, as is the owner who did all she could to make us welcome and comfortable. If we visit the area again we would certainly treat this as our first choice of accommodation. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 10/06/2013
Hi Boyd. Thank you for your excellent review of Tara Lodge & Castlerock. We are delighted you & your family enjoyed your break and look forward to seeing you in the future.
Castlerock in august - Family Holiday
We returned to Tara Lodge again this year as it provides all we need for a family holiday by the sea:
-- comfortable bedrooms, with plenty of room for the kids;
-- all the amenities to ensure that the family are well looked after while we're on holiday;
-- within walking distance of the beach, Downhill Forest, Downhill Demesne and the Mussenden Temple;
-- provides a good base for trips to the North Coast (Giant's Causeway, Portrush and Portstewart;
-- also only a short train journey from Derry/Londonderry, UK City of Culture.
We've already booked again for next year; can't recommend this accommodation highly enough. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 09/12/2013
As one of our regulars at Tara Lodge, thank you once again completing this lovely review. Its a pleasure having you and your lovely family & I look forward to seeing you again in 2014.
A very homely, comfortable and pleasant atmosphere
We have stayed in Tara Lodge a number of times and every time gets better. The house is decorated and equipped to a very high standard. Someone can always be contacted if there is ever a problem. The area is a mixture of holiday lets and residential and is always very quiet. Would highly recommend to either couples or families - suitable for all ages. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 08/28/2013
Hi Wallace, Thank you for choosing Tara Lodge again in 2013. The upgrade of the accommodation at the beginning of the year has been a great success. I'm delighted that you & your family loved the changes.The lovely weather during this summer has certainly shown Castlerock at its best & the golf course has been packed with visitors from all over the world.
Thanks again for taking the time to complete your review & I look forward to seeing you in 2014.
Tara Lodge, Castlerock
Winner NITB Awards 2013
We all had a great time from start to finish.From we booked our stay to we left it was from home to home experience everything was covered for all our needs in the house.It was in a quiet area and a short walk away was a few shops and a drive on beach it couldn't hav been any better. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 07/29/2013
Rachael, thank you for the lovely review of your stay at Tara Lodge. We look forward to seeing you again.
Partner, Tara Lodge
Great comfy clean house which was simply fab. Decor was so gorgeous. Definitely will be back! Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 07/07/2013
Hi Alison, thank you for the review of your stay at Tara Lodge. We look forward to welcoming you and your guests back in the future.
Very comfortable house and surroundings. Up to date amenities. C
The location was perfect for 4 golfers. Got away from very busy Port Stewart to a more quiet Castlerock. Very modern facility within walking to town or Castelrock Golf Club. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 07/17/2013
Thank you for completing this excellent review for Tara Lodge. It is a great location for some of the top golf courses in Ireland. Hope to see you again next year.
Our Best Holiday To Date!!
My family and i have chosen Tara Lodge as our holiday destination for a number of years now due to the fact it is the best holiday rental in Castlerock by far. The booking procedure is extremely easy and Diane is always on hand to deal with any queries you might have quickly and effectively.
From the moment we arrive (and receive our welcome gift) until the day we depart we always have a brilliant time and are always very comfortable in this not only beautiful but well furbished home. Tara Lodge has everything you could possible ask for along with a host of extras including Sky TV and Wi-fi.
We are a family of 8 and Tara Lodge offers plenty of room for the entire family without feeling cramped or claustrophobic, the property is also set in a quiet residential area and has off road parking and a beautiful patio area perfect for summer Bbqs. The beach and local shops (including a lovely bakery) are all within walking distance with forest walks and the Mussenden Temple all a short drive away.
Tara Lodge is the perfect house in the perfect location for any holiday makers wanted to explore all the North Coast has to offer.
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 06/26/2013
Thank you for submitting this lovely review of your stay Tara Lodge. It means alot to myself & our houskeeper when we get such good feedback. Winning the NITB Award this year has been amazing & I've no doubt that these great reviews were taken into consideration. Thank you again for taking the time to complete the review & I look forward to seeing you again at Tara Lodge. Regards, Diane.
A family retreat which we have booked for many years
We have used this property for many years as a family getaway at Halloween. Its a great size and sleeps eight comfortably. The owners are always a pleasure to deal with. The location makes a great base to explore the surrounding area. The house has all the things you could need. There are plenty of things to do in the area from breath taking scenery and beaches to plenty of things to do indoors if the weather is poor. Some great restaurants all within a short drive. If you enjoy golf then you will be spoiled for choice in terms of the courses in the area. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 06/19/2013
Thank you for this great review. I love the North Coast too, the scenery is just breathtaking and there's no doubt we have some of the most challenging links golf courses anywhere.
Its been a pleasure having you and your family back year on year and I look forward to seeing you later in the year.
I will start by saying that of the hundreds of places I have stayed in the past I have never wrote a review for any of them, though I feel Tara Lodge deserves my 1st ever! We were a party of 2 families, 4 adults and 4 kids (all under 4) and Tara Lodge was a perfect size for us. I feel the main thing about Tara Lodge is attention to detail, the house is decorated to an excellent standard and has all mod cons and more than you will need. It is a 2 minute drive from Castlerock beach which seems a million miles away, though Coleraine is only a 10 min drive the other way should you need anything major or just fancy a bit of shopping etc. We were lucky and got a couple of excellent days and spent plenty of time on the beach, one of the other days we visited downhill forest which again is 2 mins drive from the house and was a great little forest walk. The owner Diane is obviously (and rightly so) very proud of the property and takes time to ensure that her guests have everything they need for a relaxing stay. I would (and will) recommend this place to anyone considering a Self Catering holiday in the north coast, you will not be disappointed if you book here - we hope to again in the near future.
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 05/21/2013
To say thank you for this review doesn't seem enough, but thank you. Reviews do make a difference and I thank you for taking the time to complete one for Tara Lodge. It was a priviledge meeting you and your lovely family and I look forward to seeing you again in the future.
This is one of the nicest properties we've stayed at in the last 12 months. Everything was quality from the crockery to the bedding, to the furnishings and the electronics. The real highlight of our stay was the warm welcome we received from Diane (our host) who made every effort to ensure we were settled and ready to enjoy our stay. The house is set in a quiet estate with views to the atlantic in an idyllic seaside village. If walking, golfing, surfing, sightseeing and relaxing are your passions, then this is the place for you. The location is serviced by buses and trains to nearby centres for shopping if you want a car free day. Whether you're a family or friends getting together, the home and the location are both places I'd come back to in a heartbeat. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 04/25/2013
Thank you Pamela for this lovely review. Its been my pleasure to meet up with you and your lovely family and I hope you continue to enjoy your world tour.
A little gem!
From first contact with Diane until the return of the housekeeping deposit - everything was first class!
The property is set on a peaceful new estate just as you enter Castlerock - 10 minutes walk to the glorious sandy beach. There are a few shops in the village, including a fabulous home bakery - definitely worth trying. It is less than 15 minutes from Coleraine were there are lots of shops and the main supermarkets.
The house is very spacious and well decorated. There are various areas for chilling out - the lounge, the dining table in the kitchen, the seating area in the hall and also in one of the upstairs bedrooms. There are some interesting books for you to read and lots of leaflets on local places to visit.
Everything you need is there - a very well equiped kitchen, BBQ in the back garden, good quality furnishings, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer - a true home from home!
I would definitely recommend this to anyone wanting 5 star accomodation - it is a fabulous house. Just one thing - please take care of it as we will be back some day for another stay!
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 04/17/2013
Thank you Ruth for this amazing review. I'm so delighted that you and your guests enjoyed your stay at Tara Lodge during a very special time in your life. I look forward to seeing you sometime in the future. You'll be very welcome. Regards Diane
Amazing 5 star luxury
Absolutely beautiful house, recently refurbished and freshly painted. The house is very homely and extremely clean and fresh. Freshly laundered bedding and towels. Close to the beech, pub and mousse den temple. Beautiful house. I have been going a few times a year for 8 years now and my family love it. Would really recommend you try it out and promise you will definitely be back every year! Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 03/19/2013
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so lucky to have many guests that return year after year. There's no doubt Castlerock is a lovely place to visit with its Blue Flag Beach & beautiful walks. Looking forward to seeing you again later in the year. Thanks again. Regards Diane
A great retreat for a wee bit of relaxation
I have been up to Tara Lodge 3 times and intend to go up again at Christmas. My friends and I have a lovely time when we go up to chill out. Tara Lodge is 2nd to none it is spotlessly clean, and excellent furnishings. At Christmas time Diane decorates it with Christmas decorations and scented candles which is a lovely touch. I really enjoy my weekends at Tara Lodge. My friends and I like to go to the local pub Bertha's Bar and the people are very friendly. Roll on December so I can look forward to my next stay. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 03/03/2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave this lovely review. It makes it all worthwhile while when guests enjoy their well earned breaks.
I know you and the girls have been loyal guests for many years and its great to see you all returning year after year. You are all very welcome & I know that you have made friends with the locals who also love to see you arriving. Anyway, thanks again and see you la\ter in the year. Cheers, Diane
Wendy 'one of Ali's Crew' Brown
We have been visiting Tara Lodge for many weekends over many years now and it still takes our breathe away each time The Girls walk through the door! It is home away from home.
5-10 minute walk away from the Beach, Bertha's Bar (Hi Guys), costcutters, the wee Bakery for the cuppa tea goodies to name but a few. It is also a short bus/ train journey into Coleraine for that essential spot of retail therapy.
It is spotless, spacious and very comfortable, we had the pleasure of staying again a couple of weeks ago and were very impressed with the recent refurbishments, I always have a very relaxing time when we visit and never want to go home.
Well done on the new look Diane it is absolutely gorgeous and I'm patiently waiting for our next trip back x Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 02/27/2013
Thank you for this amazing review. I know you and the girls visit every year and its just inspiring to read about the pleasure you get from getting together staying at Tara Lodge and being on the North Coast and in particular Castlerock. I'm delighted you were impressed with the refurbishment and I look forward to seeing you on your next visit.
excellent beautiful equiptied house
tara lodge is a beautiful house well maintained and has everything you would want and need for your stay. The house is lovely and nothing i would change about it also plenty of room, beds are comfy. It is handy to the beech and pub lol. Trains and buses near by too. have been to the house many times and have already rebooked for later in the year. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 02/24/2013
Thank you Alison for this great review. We are always delighted to have you and your friends and family at Tara Lodge and I look forward to your return later in the year.
Tara Lodge, Castlerock
Fantastic House.. Faultless..
We had a fantastic stay in Tara Lodge. The house is ideally situated to get to all the amenities within Castlerock. The house is kitted out to cater for everything you could possibly need including free Sky TV and free Wifi included. It is very spacious house and an ideal house for anyone wanting that added bit of luxury. We had a super time and will definitely be back. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 01/08/2013
Thank you for your excellent comments. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Tara Lodge and we look forward to seeing you and your family in the future. Happy New Year from Tara Lodge, Castlerock.
Excellent accommodation everything we need to ale it a stress fr
It's not often that you find a holiday home so well equipped absolutely everything we needed was there and then more! Loved the selection of music and board games great fun.
Luxury on the North Coast
We have been returning to Tara Lodge for many years now as we feel nowhere else could compare. The house is spacious, spotless and caters for all needs. Diane is fantastic and if any problem arises she sorts it immediately. We highly recommend Tara Lodge for a relaxing enjoyable break in a beautiful location. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 08/16/2012
Just to say thank you for your great comments. Delighted that you enjoy your holidays at Tara Lodge and I look forward to seeing you and your family again next year.
Great location and homely spacious facilities
The lodge was clean and very welcoming upon arrival. The house was well equipped with everything you would have in your own home. Wonderful accomodation and well located to visit the North antrim coast with all its tourist attractions.
Fantastic 5 star accommodation a superb home for your holidays
Our visit was for a weekend get together with friends. We were all impressed by this lovely house. The kitchen was a natural hub for us to congregate. It was a large room with all the necessary equipment provided including a great table around which many memories were made.The bedrooms were spacious and tastefully decorated. The living room has lots of comfy seating essential for chilling, game playing, surfing or watching tv. The house is situated a short walk from the train station, beautiful beach and golf club with pubs & coffee shops convenient for your return.An efficient friendly taxi service connected us to Coleraine, Portrush etc for additional amenities.
Home from home.
I had a fantastic few days. The property is centrally located. It is clean, very well maintained and extremely well equipped. The rooms are spacious and beautifully furnished.
Alexander Wallace Gillespie
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Tara Lodge is very comfortable, has a relaxing atmosphere.
The house is spacious and well suited to a family holiday, there is plenty of space for everyone. Good facilities both inside and outside on the patio. The location is excellent, whether you wish to stay in Castlerock or travel the short distance into the neighbouring towns of Coleraine, Portstewart or Portrush. We would highly recommend this holiday home to anyone. The owner goes out of her way to please her guests. Read more
Response from Tara Lodge, Castlerock - 08/13/2012
Thank you for your excellent comments. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay.
Perfect Family Holiday in Tara Lodge, Castlerock
Thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay in Tara Lodge. House has everything a busy family needs. Well equipped and plenty of space.
Location is only a short stroll from the Blue Flag beach, and Mussenden Temple.
Easy access to other attractions on North Coast, such as Giant's Causeway, Portrush and Portstewart.
Ideal for a family holiday; will definitely book again.
A home from home,best self catering accomodation ever!!!
The service we received was second to none,nothing was too much trouble.Accomodation was excellent,truly a home from home.Location is a fantastic base for exploring the surrounding areas,the Giant's causeway,Portrush,Portballintrae,even Donegal.This is our 4th time staying here,and we shall be back again...
An excellent, comfortable place to stay.
Very well equipped house where a large group has plenty of space but also plenty of places to gather.
a great place to stay
tara lodge is a great place to stay. great for a family. hope to return soon.
the house is excellent, plenty of room. its location is great for exploring the north of northern ireland and eire.
Belfast, Northern Ireland
First Class accommodation
We stayed at Tara Lodge for the New Years weekend and had an excellent time. The house is in a quiet residential area and only a 5-10 minute walk to the beach and local pub. It is equiped with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and is very spacious.
As the weather was not the greatest we did not get to use the patio area but instead had a great time playing board games beside the burning fire.
Diane has done a wonderful job in keeping the house immaculate and was very helpful and friendly to deal with.
Myself and my friends loved it so much we hope to return again soon!
Almonte, Ontario, Canada
Excellent location and accommodations for playing links golf in Northern Ireland.
Houston, Texas, USA
Well equipped home
Well equipped home, with great amenities. Friendly, helpful owner. Good quiet location, near beach.Plenty of room, nice decor with a lovely stove in the living room. Great stay.
home from home
Great stay in a lovely house with everything you could ever want
We spent a week here to catch up with family and friends and had a great time, the house is very well maintained with everything you could ever want in it. The weather was fantastic and we got to make the most of the patio area and BBQ. The beach was only 5-10 mins walk away and local shops also very convenient. We want to go back next year. great location for visiting Donegal as the ferry is only a 20min drive and lots of other things to do if you like the outdoors.
Wallace & Isabel Gillespie
Tara Lodge is in a lovely, peaceful, residential area, close to all amenities. The house itself is spacious, with all mod cons and if the weather is unsuitable for outdoor activities then the house is very comfortable just to relax and enjoy.
Ballyclare, N Ireland
A fantastic house in a beautiful place
We have stayed at Tara Lodge for quite a few years now which should tell you that we rather like it! Diane makes every effort to make her house comfortable and luxurious to make everyone's stay an enjoyable one. The house is close to the fantastic beach at Castlerock and if the weather is bad Tara Lodge is a wonderful place to take it easy. My whole family love this house!
Kay and Bill
Just like home
Tara Lodge was very comfortable and has excellent facilities, in fact everything you need is provided. It is like home from home and we would definately return. Diane was very helpful and friendly.
very comfortable home
Attention to detail makes this rental property stand out from others. Everything you could possibly require for your stay is provided. The property is beautifully furnished and decorated and we thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Excellent as usual
We have stayed several times in this great house. It is a beautiful part of the world and a beautiful house to stay in. A deceptively spacious house with everything you would require for a home from home experience.
Fantastic House.. Home away from home.. A+++
Tara Lodge is a fantastic rental property with all the mod cons that you have at home. 4 great sized bedrooms, a large kitchen/diner and oodles of room. Was toasty warm when we arrived and we had been left a bottle of wine and some chocolates by the lovely owners. A great house in a lovely location.
Highly Recommended Property..
We stayed in Tara Lodge in July this year. There was 6 adults and 12 children. I cannot express how delightful our experience was. The accommodation is of first class quality with all mod cons. The location is great for travelling around the coast and there is loads of activities for both young and old in all types of weather. I will definatley be recommending this accommodation to my friends.
great time in castlerock
the house was very well layed out everything you needed was there.the small pool table up the stairs was a great idea for the kids also the wifi for those rainy days.the house is set in a quite area and you have a great decked space out the back for those sunny days.all in all it was a good week for all the family and the grandparents how have been coming to castlerock for 32 years and said its the nicest place they have stayed in yet.
Great family holiday
Very happy wth the holiday - great location and facilities.
A perfect family holiday in a gorgeous family house.
I stayed in Tara Lodge with my family (of course this included my dog) and from the moment we entered the house we were taken back by the beauty and the quality of the surroundings.
Each room is decorated to the highest standard and the attention to detail is second to none. Everything we needed for a weeks stay was provided for us and there was a very helpful notice board which gave us more than enough information regarding all aspects of the house.
There were plenty of tourist information brochures which we made very good use of and even included a trip to Donegal in our stay which i would also recommend.
The games, books and dvds all made for many an entertaining night after long walks spent on the beautiful beaches and forest walks.
The only downside was the arrival time of 4.00pm and this was because we could have happily arrived earlier and spent even longer in this fabulous home.
Tara Lodge is a house we will visit again in the very near future.
Tara Lodge - Brill!
My family and I have stayed in Tara Lodge on a number of occasions now. We all just love it for it's comfort, facilities and location.
Once again we had a perfect family holiday.
This was our second trip to Tara Lodge and again we had a fantastic time. Yes, the great weather helped as we were able to swim in the sea nearly every day, but the house was perfect for our large extended family to simply hang out in. It has absolutely everything you need provided and we all hope to return again.
AnnaC and co
Great memories from Castlerock
Tara Lodge was situated in a lovely quiet residential area yet only a short walk from all the amenities and the fabulous blue flag beach. The house was very spacious and there was plenty of room for the 3 adults and 5 children in our party. We were particularily struck by the lovely fresh bedding and towels which felt like we had brought them from home. The dishwasher, washing machine and tumble were all a great plus as well as the south facing decking /seating area in the garden. On sunny days we made use of all the amenities Castlerock had to offer and enjoyed that wonderful beach and when it was wet we walked 5 mins to the train station and headed off to Londonderry and Coleraine. All in all we had a great time at Tara Lodge and would certainly return again.
///The Donoghue Family
Our family Christmas last year was made special by our stay at Tara Lodge. Diane had decorated the house beautifully and after a long difficult journey for some of us due to the snowstorms and flight cancellations the stresses disappeared on entering Tara Lodge. The log fire burning and the family round the large kitchen table for our Christmas meal was majical.. The kitchen is so well equipped and the house so comfortable and we all have such happy memories of our 6 day stay that we have booked for 2010!
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Great Time had by all
Tara Lodge is the complete package. The house has every facility you need for a great stay. This was our second time and we'll be back again. Super location, great walks, close drive to lots of things to do. Landlady Diane and landlord Kieran are lovely pepole who could not be more helpful. Highly recommended.
Lovely location "a home from home"
House was excellant and everything that you could possibly need was there to ensure a good break.
Within walking distance to the beach and the golf course was also within walking distance and was very enjoyable to play
Fantastic stay on Ireland's beautiful Causeway coast
Tara Lodge was the perfect holiday accomodation for us. It is spacious, comfortable, very clean, and has all the modcons of home- including wifi!!
It is located in the pleasant village of Castlerock and a 5 minute walk from the excellent beach, shops, bars and golf club.
It is also an ideal base to explore the rest of Ireland's world famous Causeway coast.
Tara Lodge is a real home from home, and we will definitely be back.
This is a great location for Nw200 and also for any kind of "active" holiday. Plenty of room and well equipped, located at very quiet and peaceful area.