Where to Stay
Friendly waterside guesthouses, campsites over looking the scenic Lower Bann and elegant Victorian country houses… Check in and chill out with these great places to stay
With a mix of large family rooms with bunk beds, dog-friendly rooms and standard, classic and executive rooms, The Lodge in Coleraine definitely has something to suit all tastes. A five-minute walk from the town centre, the hotel has a bistro bar and restaurant, as well as hair and beauty facilities, all attended to by friendly, efficient and professional staff. For a good budget choice slightly outside the town centre try the Premier Inn, with reasonably priced rooms and a restaurant. Golfers or those who favour peace and tranquility, should head to the Brown Trout Golf and Country Inn, which boasts courtyard bedrooms as well as one- or two-bedroomed cottages. Located about a 15-minute drive away from Coleraine, the Inn is well known for its relaxed atmosphere and great pub and restaurant. And finally, a good spot for angling, or for just a quiet location is the White River House Hotel. With traditionally styled rooms, the hotel also boasts a bar and restaurant and is set on the banks of the Lower Bann.
Guest Houses and B&Bs
Heathfield Farmhouse offers a taste of rural life just 15 minutes' drive from Coleraine. With fabulous breakfasts and homemade breads, it's a very comfortable choice, surrounded by the peace and quiet of the lush countryside. Overlooking the pretty flow of the River Rhee, the setting of Crowfield Country House is so idyllic you may never want to leave. There's lovely outdoor seating amidst jade-green gardens, pleasant rooms and great home-cooked breakfasts – all just a 10-minute drive from Coleraine. A little further away from town (around 30 minutes) is Ardtara Country House, which has won awards for everything from food to romance! Perfect for accessing the area around Lough Beg and Lough Neagh, the house itself dates back to 1895. Surrounded by stunning wooded grounds, the bedrooms are pure elegance featuring a mix of antiques and contemporary luxury. 9
Self Catering and Camping
Occupying a tranquil spot on the banks of the Lower Bann, Drumaheglis Marina Caravan Park is the perfect place to mix your accommodation with a spot of fishing, sailing and canoeing. There are glamping cabins and tent areas, as well as table tennis facilities, a volleyball court, picnic and barbecue areas and nature walks. For those doing the Lower Bann Canoe Trail, there are also wild camping facilities at Portna and Movangher.