Superb base for touring Northern Ireland and character tourist stay in its own right in a private riverside setting. Stunning flax mill conversion dating from 1786 sitting in a shallow tranquil valley and within easy reach of the Giant's Causeway, Royal Portrush and the famous Bushmills Distillery.
Located on the borders of Counties Londonderry and Antrim, the Old Flax Mill is located an area of outstanding natural beauty with easy access to the many historic towns and excellent restaurants of the North West of Ireland. It's just 20 miles from the Giant's Causeway, 15 to Portrush, 16 miles to Bushmills and 25 miles west to historic plantation city Londonderry.
This spacious mill conversion boasts 12,000 square feet of high quality accommodation and common facilities in the main mill building alone. A further 6,000 square foot in an adjacent mill building is designated for weddings and corporate events.
• Comfortable, affordable, self-catering, riverside accommodation
• Ideal for very large parties for holidays, birthdays and anniversary celebrations
• Huge space of 12,000 square feet makes this the best value proposition in the county
• Sleeps 20 on regular bookings, sleeps up to 30 for special occasions on conversion
• Five lounges on three levels for party gatherings
• Our specialty and best room rates are for longer stays for larger groups
• Exclusive use of all mill facilities and grounds when booking for parties of 16+
Unique Charm of the Mill
The Flax Mill manages to combine the wow factor of its setting, size, scale and its old features such as wooden beams & reclaimed wooden floors. Its charming period mill features also include the internal mill race wall with glass viewing pane from one of the guest annex rooms, the mill race tunnel underground connecting the two mill buildings and Gothic windows. These features plus external stone walls and steps down to the river in the grounds complement luxury living accommodation in a secure, peaceful setting.
Mill Groundsand Riverside Environment
Bounded on one flank by the River Rhee and situated in a quiet gentle valley by landscaped stepped slopes down to the river, the Flax Mill offers serene views of the surrounding farmland.
From the grounds of the property, the tranquility is broken only by the roar of the River Rhee after overnight rain. The Rhee flows from uplands to the west to the River Bann a few miles further downstream. Fishing rights are available via the Honourable Irish Society.
Accommodation Set Up
The mill has a welcoming mixture of traditional furnishings & decoration in the common areas with a more contemporary look of the nine bedrooms of accommodation which are available for lease in different permutations depending on the size of your group.
In its entirety, the mill can host parties of up to persons but can be hired out in smaller packages, namely the Collins East Wing Annex & the master bedroom Wilson Suite. Each set of rooms has its own character and space. Let us know how many persons you wish to book in and the makeup of your party, i.e. the ages of your children or simply state how many rooms you require.