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We offer Irish hospitality in a relaxed and homely atmosphere. Home cooking is a specialty. It is a working farm with the original stone buildings in the farmyard mainly intact. Colliers Hall has three bedrooms all ensuite, tastefully decorated with antique furnishings. There are tea/coffee facilities in rooms with a spacious lounge for guests to relax in with open log/turf fire, tv/video and piano.
Colliers Hall is situated on the 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 doted 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.
At Colliers Hall a warm Céad Mile Failte is offered to the traveller, the atmosphere is warm and friendly and every need is catered for. The bedrooms are large with en suite facilities, the drawing room has TV/Video and a piano if one is inclined to play it. There are various books on Ireland and the local area to browse through. The farm itself can be explored and wildlife is in abundance.
Colliers Hall is an ideal base for hill and coastal walks, also for bird watching and for touring the Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Distillery
(12 miles approx.) and the Antrim Glens.
There are also many archaeological and historical sites in the area. Other amenities in the area include fishing, boating, cycling, pony trekking and game shooting. Day trips by boat to Rathlin Island, notable for bird watching are also available. Also adjacent to the house is a stone barn offering a choice of bed and breakfast or hostel accommodation, with six rooms all ensuite (one family, one suitable for disabled guest).
Bedrooms available on ground floor with laundry facilities, public telephone, tv lounge and kitchen, conferences/workshop can also be made available. Bed and breakfast available.