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Knockanboy House

(Ref. 1067899)

Dervock, County Antrim, County Antrim Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • house (10)
  • kitchen (7)
  • comfortable (6)
  • bed (5)
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  • beds (4)

14 Customer Reviews

  • "We were a group of seven friends who like to go away twice a year."

    Knockanboy House was perfect, it has a big open plan kitchen dining area with a large island plus a dining table and sofa. We spent most of our time in this lovely social space. There is also a very comfortable living room with open fire and a tv room. Beds are extremely comfortable and dressed in lovely quality bedlinen. Overall the decor is beautiful with high quality furnishings and finishes. Plenty of heat, hot water and fire wood. The grounds are beautiful and there’s a lovely patio area off the kitchen. It’s close to lots of places for day trips. Hard to find in the dark.It could be helpful to have a photo of the beautiful tree lined lane to the property on the website pointing out the entrance from the road. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2024

  • "The house is beautiful and very comfortable, but there’s 2 things that I hope the owner will look at theres no wardrobe to hang your clothes and the AGA cooker that is not working."

    I meant one hob was working the rest was not. I hired a chef for a day. it was a struggled to prefer and cook the food in a small cooker because the AGA cooker is not working besides from that everything are fine we had such a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Oct 2023

  • "Abslutly amazing house every thing a big famlie needs verry clean beds are so comfy"

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    The house was perfect, very clean and well maintained. It was all very comfortable and the kitchen was well equipped and things were easy to use. The house manager was really friendly and helpful when we met him as he came to look after the garden. Lots to do in County Antrim. We will certainly consider coming back. We should have booked for two weeks.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Jul 2023

  • "Some hanging facilities in each room for clothes plus in the showers for shampoo/soap etc."

    would be great. No instructions on how to use aga, other cooker or dishwashers. If you don't have those brands at home its very difficult to use.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7May 2023

  • "We returned having previously enjoyed a fantastic time is this superb house."

    Facilities and furnishings are first rate. Sadly the kitchen was again the only weakness. The Aga oven was still not working and the other cooker became temperamental. I understand a resolution is in hand and I hope the problems are sorted.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.4Feb 2023

  • "This is a superb country house, warm and comfortable, maintained to a high standard."

    The kitchen and pantry are outstanding, bedrooms very comfortable and two lounges that give extended families plenty of space. At present the grounds are lined with snowdrops and mature trees with a path to the River Dervock. Wild birds are plentiful. A house with interesting books is a home and we would revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by Mrs Jenny5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a superb property and very secluded location."

    However, I found the cooking facilities do not match the size of the property. I needed the equipment I brought with me because the electric Aga and cooker was not enough. The smaller double bedroom has beds suitable for children not adults.

    Thanks for your feedback. It is noted and we have reviewed this. There are two cooking ovens in the aga, plus a slow cook oven, plus two hobs on the aga. In addition, there is a supplemental oven with two shelves and an additional 4 hobs. There is also a warming drawer, two dishwashers, two double sinks and a pantry. The beds are shown in our photos as children's beds and listed on the listing as such. We hope you will consider coming again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff4.4Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Extremely comfortable. Spacious, and lovely decorated. Kitchen was fantastic. Beds and bedding very comfortable. Clean and bright. First class accommodation.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Only drawback there was no wardrobes or hanging facilities."

    All dresses, shirts etc had to be kept in drawers which made them creased after they had all been carefully ironed.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Aug 2022

  • "This is the most perfect house in a beautiful area so peaceful and relaxing, my husband, myself and our family of 5 kids aged 6 - 15 absolutely loved the house - they didn’t want to leave."

    You couldn’t ask for more really but just one little thing just a suggestion would be to have another TV somewhere for the adults as the kids loved their room and the rascals definitely weren’t sharing

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2022

  • "The house and garden were wonderful and we had a brilliant week with no complaints at all."

    It would have been nice to have an extra TV for the kitchen and a settee for a little comfort but this is only a suggestion not a complaint.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "The house was amazing!"

    The rooms were large and comfortable and extremely well presented. We loved the welcome basket when we arrived, and the key collection instructions and directions were really easy to follow. We really didn't want to leave on our last day. The Causeway Coast was delightful, but it wouldn't have been the same holiday if we hadn't stayed at Knockanboy. We do have to apologise, though, for forgetting to clear out the fridge/freezer in our haste to depart. We were running late on our way to a family wedding, and totally forgot about the fridge; so sorry about that.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0May 2022

  • "The main bathroom' bathtub doesn't have a glass or curtain around and the floor drips all the water to the kitchen."

    The owner didn't warn us for this, hence we have to clean the dirty bath water from the kitchen all day in our holiday. As if this wasn't enough to ruin our holiday, there hasn't been any apology and on top, they charged us an enormous amount because their house was broken. Stay away or they will keep renewing the house by charging you for everything!

    Reviewed by Baris1.3Apr 2022

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  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size with en-suite roll-top bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin with Jack-and-Jill access to shower room, 1 x single with child bed, 1 x day bed with cot
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with AGA and woodburning stove
  • Kitchen
  • First-floor utility
  • Sitting room
  • Drawing room with open fire
  • Boot room
  • Underfloor heating with AGA, woodburning stove and open fire
  • AGA range with electric oven and hob, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and 2 x dishwashers
  • Sky TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburning stove and open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available
  • Off-road parking
  • Large mature gardens with lawn, gravelled area, patio and furniture
  • Rear paddock with lawn
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.1 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: There are steps on the landing, please take care
  • Note: There are steps leading down from the twin room to the Jack-and-Jill shower room, please be careful
  • Note: Please be mindful of the step up to the shower in the family bathroom
  • Note: There is a door separating the king-size with en-suite and the day bed, please consider this when booking

The property

Dervock 1.3 miles.

Tucked away in the quaint countryside of County Antrim, on the outskirts of Dervock is this large manor house of Knockanboy House.

A fabulous setting for a family of up to 11's Northern Irish break, the property boasts beautiful interiors, encompassed by stunning gardens and enjoys access to both the coast and country.

After parking in one of the off-road spaces, make your way inside to the marvellous entrance hall and hang your things in the handy boot room.

The dwelling offers two delightful sitting areas for you to unwind in, with one being a sophisticated drawing room that is warmed by an open fire and offers ample seating, along with a piano, games and books.

Further along is the other relaxing area, the sitting room, where even more games can be found for the kids and a Sky TV that offers a range of programmes for you to enjoy.

Continue to the property's kitchen/diner, a large space enjoying shaker-style units that house a range of fantastic appliances, including an electric AGA range, as well as a dining area that is heated by a woodburning stove, making for the perfect socialising spot.

A smaller kitchen rests next door and offers two handy dishwashers and an electric cooker, for extra convenience.

After an evening packed with quality time with the family, freshen up in the cloakroom before popping any old clothing in the first-floor utility's washing machine.

Rest your head in one of six fabulously appointed bedrooms on the first floor, with one being a spacious super-king-size, another being an elegant king-size, along with a twin room that enjoys Jack-and-Jill access to the shower room and a single that is accompanied by a child bed; perfect for the kids!

Completing the bedrooms is a marvellous master bedroom that offers a king-size and a well-presented en-suite bathroom, where you can soak up in the roll-top bath; the room is situated directly next door to a day bed with a cot.

The family bathroom is nearby and enjoys a large walk-in shower that offers a rejuvenating rinse as well as a bath, whilst the Jack-and-Jill shower room has also been finished to a high standard and can be reached via the hallway.

In the morning, make the most of the mature gardens surrounding the property and enjoy a stroll along the spacious lawns, play some ball games in the paddock or simply unwind in the sun on the patio.

A short drive will take you to Dervock, a village offering you all you need for your self-catering stay, including a handful of eateries, pubs and a convenience shop.

Discover the local area and spend the day exploring the nearby Benvarden Gardens, the beautiful Dark Hedges or enjoy a round of golf at the marvellous Gracehill Golf Course.

Why not venture to the coast and spend the day in Portrush, home to a range of gorgeous beaches, including the Whiterocks Beach, ample establishments offering sea view dining, including the popular 55 Degrees North, and boat trips to the Skerries Islands.

Explore more of the coast and visit the lovely resorts of Portstewart and Castlerock or travel inland to the bustling towns of Ballymoney and Coleraine; you'll rarely find yourself lacking things to see and do here!

Ample joy is waiting to be had at the impeccable Knockanboy House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £750.

About the location


Ballymoney 4.7 miles; Coleraine 9.4 miles; Portrush 11.9 miles.

The small and friendly village of Dervock rests within the civil parish of Derrykeighan in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The village offers visitors a convenience store, Chinese takeaway, a diner, bar and the pub of The North Irish Horse Inn; a place that has also been established as a listed building. The village is set a short distance from Ballymoney, home to the Ballymoney Museum and a local train station offering easy access to the wider area. Further away rests the town of Coleraine, which provides visitors with access to the fascinating Mesolithic Site Mountsandel, walks along the River Bann and access to the wonderful Damhead Miniature Railway. Dervock also rests within easy reach of the North Irish coastline, where Portrush, Portstewart and Castlerock along with their seaside attractions can be found. The village also to the fantastic sight of The Dark Hedges, Breen Oak Wood, along with the esteemed Gracehill Golf Course.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas