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February Mid Term Break ideas for the family!

Still looking for somewhere to go with the kids for February Mid-Term?

Here are some fantastic places to stay to spark little imaginations and give everyone some memorable family time.


Discover the stars!


Ballealy Cottage, Co. Antrim – Sleeps up to 5 people  

The cottage has a romantic fairy-tale appearance and a must stay for wildlife enthusiasts. Situated in a secluded spot at the end of a long farm lane, guests will have a real sense of being far removed from the hustle and bustle of normal everyday life. The large wild garden area offers an opportunity for children to burn off excess energy and spot local wildlife.  With zero light pollution Ballealy Cottage is perfect for star gazing.  1 Double Room, 1 Single Room and 1 Twin Room.  Welcomes 1 dog.  


Schoolhouse at Annaghmore, Co. Sligo – Sleeps up to 4 people  

The Schoolhouse in Annaghmore was built in the 1860s to educate local children.   Nowadays its cosy vestibule leads through to a light filled sitting room where an open fire adds a welcoming glow to the double height living room.  Only 15 minutes drive to Sligo town or to Strandhill which has a fantastic beach.  Schoolhouse at Annaghmore is perfectly located for trips to Benbulben, Knocknaree, Glencar Waterfall, Marble Arches and the Cuilcagh “Stairway to Heaven” to mention just a few. There really is so much to see and do for families.  n both Sligo Town and Strandhill. 2 Double Rooms. Welcomes 1 dog.  


Knocknalosset House, Co. Cavan – Sleeps up to 4 people 

Knocknalosset is an endearing two-storey farmhouse. It is located in the heart of the lakelands of County Cavan, about 15 mins drive from Bailieborough.  Set down a country lane this property is ideal for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.  With uninterrupted night-sky views, this property is perfect for constellation spotting.  With original features throughout this property you are invited to take time to relax, unwind and recharge in this charming farmhouse. 1 Double Room and 2 large Single Rooms.  Welcomes 1 dog.  


Adventures by the sea!


Blackhead Lightkeeper’s Houses, Co. Antrim 

House 1 – Sleeps up to 5 people; House 2 – Sleeps up to 7 people; Cutter – Sleeps up to 4 people

Perfect for Pirate Ship spotting, Blackhead Lightkeepers’ Houses are ideally situated on the North Shore of Belfast Lough. The panoramic views from this property are stunning and fill visitors with pure delight and admiration.  A popular coastal path leads along in front of the lighthouse to the Victorian town of Whitehead. Lying 20 miles north of Belfast, Whitehead is only a 40 minute train journey away from city centre shopping and many historical tours.


Sloop at St. John’s Point, Co. Down– Sleeps up to 4 people  

Located at St John’s Point Lighthouse station in gorgeous County Down, Sloop offers holiday accommodation with all of the spectacular appeal of the rugged coastline. St John’s Point Lighthouse’s strikingly tall tower beside Sloop and is marked with vibrant bands of yellow and black. It’s also a great base for walking, discovering the likes of Strangford Lough, an area of outstanding natural beauty, or the Titanic Museum in Belfast. So lots to keep those little lightkeeper wannabes super busy.  1 Double Room and 1 Twin Room. 


Galley Head Lightkeeper’s House 1, Co. Cork – Sleeps up to 4 people  

Perched on dramatic cliffs at about 130 feet above sea level overlooking St George’s Channel, the views from every angle are awe inspiring and breathtaking.  Keep little ones busy dolphin and whale watching and their imagination active with stories of ships adventures under the swooping lighthouse beam.  Close to the award winning village of Clonakilty for lots of lovely treats.  1 Double room and 1 Twin Room.  


Loop Head Lightkeeper’s House, Co. Clare – Sleeps up to 5 people  

Grab your light-saber and head to Loop Head for a Star Wars adventure!  Jedi’s in training will be delighted to find out that scenes from Episode VIII were filmed around Loop Head Lighthouse.  Stand on the same spectacular cliffs as Rey and look out over the amazing Atlantic Ocean to see if you can find the Last Jedi!  Surrounded by birds and wild flowers, cliffs and Atlantic surf, Loop Head offers holiday accommodation with all of the spectacular appeal of the rugged west coast.  1 Double Room, 1 Single Room and 1 Twin Room.  Welcomes 1 dog.  


St. John’s Point in Co. Donegal 

Clipper – Sleeps up to 4 people;  Schooner – Sleeps up to 4 people

It’s quite a thrill driving down to St. John’s Point Lighthouse, to see it looming at the end of one of the longest peninsulas in Ireland. Kilometers from anywhere, a stay at St. John’s Point Lighthouse offers the perfect getaway. Discover the pretty, almost pink, sands of Coral Beach and breathe in the fresh sea air. Take in the fantastic views across Donegal Bay and towards Sligo, Mayo and far beyond.  Each property has 1 Double Room and 1 Single Room.  


Termon House, Co. Donegal – Sleeps up to 6 people  

This is one for the beach combers, wild Donegal enthusiasts and sea lovers out there.  Termon House, a former 18th century land agent’s house in Maghery, near Dungloe, is located in the heart of the Gaeltacht area and FULL of history.  Set on a stunning beachfront location along the Wild Atlantic Way, is a perfect escape destination.  Whether it is searching the beach for treasure, mixing with the locals or simply a wish to while away the time reading in front of the open fire, Termon House ticks all the boxes.  2 Double Rooms and 1 Twin Room.  Welcomes 1 dog. 


Gatekeepers to a world of fun!


Magherintemple Lodge, Co Antrim – Sleeps 2 adults & 2 kids  

Magherintemple Lodge is located in the beautiful seaside town of Ballycastle on the north Antrim Coast.  Perfectly located for trips to The Giant’s Causeway, Raithlin Island and lots of other adventures on the Causeway Coastal Route.  It really is a wonderful get-away for the family. Hidden away at the top of the house is a quiet space where you can sit and read a book, or just gaze out the window as you relax and enjoy the peace and quiet which surrounds you.  1 Double Room and Room with Bunk Beds for Under 12 year olds.  Welcomes 1 dog.


Triumphal Arch Lodge, Co. Fermanagh – Sleeps up to 4 people  

Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty and is only a short distance from the tranquility of beautiful Lough Erne.  This lodge is one of the gateways to Colebrooke Park, one of Northern Ireland’s most important and historic stately homes.  There is abundant wildlife including red squirrels, kingfishers, otters, pine martens and woodpeckers and even a deer hide for watching deer close up.  2 Double Rooms. Welcomes 1 Dog.

Lots to see & do in the city!


Merrion Mews, Dublin City Centre – Sleeps up to 6 people 

Curious minds deserve lots of adventures and Dublin city centre certainly has so much to offer!  Merrion Mews is located right in the heart of Dublin city but yet offers guests a quiet and relaxing retreat after a days exploration.  An added bonus is that this spacious accommodation has a living area which overlooks the stable yard, while two of the bedrooms look back towards the main house, which has one of the few remaining gardens in Merrion Square.  Working stables on the ground floor are used on occasion by the Mounted Unit of An Garda Síochána (Irish Police) with the chance of horses dropping by for their tea break.  3 Double Rooms. 


Castletown Gate House and Round House, Co. Kildare 

Gate House – Sleeps up to 3 people;  Round House – Sleeps up to 6 people

A short bus ride from Dublin City in the beautiful village of Cellbridge, Gate House and Round House are a perfect retreat for families wanting to have a day trip to the capital but retreat to a relaxing village in the evening.  They are situated at the the bottom of a tree lined avenue leading to Castletown House, the most significant palladian country house in Ireland.


Wellness for all!


Tullymurry House, Co. Down – Sleeps up to 8 people     

Tullymurry House is the ideal holiday house for groups, families and couples. Its historic and traditional Irish country house style and atmosphere with its modern facilities will welcome you into a holiday let you will surely remember.  It has magnificent gardens where you can relax and forget the world around you. The house is surrounded by wonderful parklands overlooking the Mourne Mountains in Northern Ireland.  Not only are there opportunities to relax in the garden, but there is also the option to avail of the Wellness Area at this House.  2 Double Rooms, 1 Twin Room and 2 Single Bedrooms.  













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