Colliers Barn Self Catering
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Colliers Barn is a stone barn offering self catering accommodation
Colliers Barn is a stone barn offering self catering accommodation, suitable for a small group or family gatherings. There are six rooms all en-suite, five bedrooms are on ground floor and one upstairs alongside kitchen/dining/TV area. Colliers Barn is an ideal base for hill and coastal walks, and exploring the Giant's Causeway and the Antrim Glens.
Colliers Hall accommodation is situated on the scenic North Antrim coast (A2 coastal road between Ballycastle and Cushendall) about 1 mile from Ballycastle. It is a working farm and indeed has been since 1734. With traditional farmyard and stone buildings, it takes its name from the numerous coal mines dotted along the shoreline between Ballycastle and Murlough Bay and has been associated with the mines in the past.
Colliers Hall is in the townland of Broughanlea and is in the Barony of Carey or in Gaelic - Caithari - the place of the High King, in fact it is thought that in years gone by the High King of Ireland had his summer palace nearby.
The area is steeped in legend and folklore and is well worth exploring. Just opposite the front door stands the Broughanlea Cross 5th century memorial, reputed to have been brought from the original site of the first Christian church at Maghran temple. Boneymargy Abbey is about half a mile away and battles have been fought and won by various clans in the early centuries of Ireland's troubled history.
Lovers of archaeology will find much of interest in a six mile walk. The area has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.