Experience Luxurious Self-Catering Accommodation for Large Family Group Stays at Larchfield Estate

Jul 03 2024

Nestled in the heart of the stunning Northern Ireland countryside, Larchfield Estate offers a unique and luxurious self-catering accommodation experience perfect for large family group stays. Whether you're planning a family reunion, a special birthday party, a group vacation, or a corporate retreat, our accommodations provide the perfect blend of comfort, privacy, heritage and natural beauty.

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Large Family Group Stay at Larchfield Estate

Overview of Larchfield Estate

Welcome to Larchfield Estate, a picturesque haven situated in the serene landscapes of Northern Ireland. Steeped in history and surrounded by breath-taking scenery, Larchfield Estate offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our Georgian Country Estate is renowned for its charming venues, beautiful gardens, and exceptional self-catering accommodations, ideal for large family group stays and memorable gatherings. It is perfectly located just 5 minutes from Royal Hillsborough, 20 minutes from Belfast city centre and close to both international airports.

Accommodation Options

The Gate Lodge by Kevin Dooher

Our self-catering accommodation at Larchfield Estate caters to a variety of needs and preferences, especially large family groups. Choose from our charming cottages, luxurious ensuite rooms, and spacious family homes, each thoughtfully designed to provide a comfortable and memorable stay for groups of all sizes.

  • Cottages: Perfect for smaller groups or extended family units, our cottages combine rustic charm with modern amenities. Enjoy cozy interiors, fully-equipped kitchens, and stunning outdoor areas.
  • Ensuite Rooms: Ideal for solo travellers or business guests, our apartments offer contemporary design, spacious living areas, and convenient access to estate facilities.
  • Family Homes: Large families or groups can enjoy our expansive homes, featuring multiple bedrooms, communal spaces, large gardens with hot tubs and scenic views of the countryside. Our family homes are designed to accommodate group stays comfortably, with ample space for everyone to relax and enjoy.

Exclusive Venue Use

The Old Piggery - Private Party

At Larchfield Estate, we offer the unique opportunity for groups to book exclusive use of our stunning venue. Our exclusive venue hire includes access to the Old Piggery, a beautifully restored space perfect for communal dining and gatherings. The Old Piggery provides a charming and spacious setting where your group can come together to enjoy meals, celebrations, and special events.

Our on-site events team is available to assist when you book all the accommodation at Larchfield Estate. We can help source a private caterer or private chef to ensure a seamless dining experience for your event. Whether you desire a casual family-style meal or an elegant banquet, our team will connect you with trusted professionals to create a customized menu that caters to your group’s preferences and dietary needs. Additionally, we can provide contacts for any other services you might need to make your stay extra special such as activities or entertainment. 

Friends Group Stay at Larchfield Estate - Drinks in the Greenhouse!

Amenities and Services

At Larchfield Estate, we strive to provide our guests with the utmost comfort and convenience. Our self-catering accommodation properties come with a range of amenities, including:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Fully-equipped kitchens
  • Modern bathrooms
  • Comfortable living and dining areas
  • Complimentary welcome packs
  • On-site parking

Additionally, guests can enjoy access to our beautiful gardens, say hello to our charming alpacas and miniature donkeys, and participate in various recreational activities arranged upon request. Our cottages are perfect for large family groups, offering ample space for everyone to gather and enjoy quality time together. The exclusive use of the Old Piggery for communal dining adds an extra touch of luxury and convenience, making your stay even more memorable! 

Yoga with Denis at Larchfield Estate
Fly fishing at Larchfield Estate

Local Attractions and Activities

Hillsborough Castle - From Visit Belfast Website

Larchfield Estate is perfectly located to explore the best of Northern Ireland. Discover a variety of local attractions and activities just a short drive away:

  • Historical Sites: Visit nearby Hillsborough Castle, a stunning royal residence, and other historical landmarks like the Ulster Museum, or Titanic Belfast , perfect for family-friendly educational outings.
  • Outdoor Adventures: Enjoy hiking on scenic trails, play golf at one of Northern Ireland's top courses such as Royal County Down, cycle through the picturesque countryside, or fish at the estate’s well-stocked lake – all ideal for family outings and group experiences.
  • Cultural Experiences: Explore local markets in Royal Hillsborough or Saintfield, discover fascinating exhibits at nearby museums, and admire artwork at regional art galleries, immersing yourself in Northern Ireland’s rich culture.
  • Dining and Shopping: Savor delicious cuisine at nearby restaurants, enjoy a meal at The Pheasant Gastro Pub just outside the estate walls, or shop at charming boutiques in local villages such as Royal Hillsborough and Historic Moira. With a variety of dining and shopping options, there is something for every taste and interest, making it easy to plan diverse group activities.

Whether you're interested in history, outdoor activities, cultural experiences, or gourmet dining, Larchfield Estate offers the perfect base for exploring the best Northern Ireland has to offer, ensuring a memorable stay for all.

Sustainability at Larchfield Estate

Wildflowers at Larchfield Estate

In addition to our luxurious accommodations and stunning surroundings, Larchfield Estate is a proud family-run business committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship. Larchfield Estate is a carbon negative venue. We believe in preserving the natural beauty of our estate and minimizing our ecological footprint. Here are some of the key sustainability initiatives we have implemented:

  • Eco-Friendly Practices: As a family-run estate, we employ eco-friendly practices throughout the property, including energy-efficient lighting, smart heating systems, and waste reduction programs.
  • Sustainable Landscaping: Our gardens are maintained using sustainable landscaping techniques, including the use of native plants and organic gardening methods, ensuring a harmonious balance with nature.
  • Renewable Energy: We have invested in renewable energy sources such as solar panels to power parts of the estate, reducing our reliance on fossil fuels and contributing to a greener future.
  • Local Sourcing: Whenever possible, we source our food and supplies locally to support the community and reduce our carbon footprint. This includes working with local farmers and suppliers, enhancing the local economy.
  • Wildlife Conservation: Our estate is home to diverse wildlife, and we take active measures to protect their habitats and promote biodiversity, reflecting our commitment to the environment.
Larchfield Estate Alpacas

By choosing to stay at Larchfield Estate, you are supporting a family-run business dedicated to creating a more sustainable future. We are proud to offer an eco-friendly retreat where you can enjoy the beauty of nature while minimizing your environmental impact.

Guest Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it – hear from our satisfied guests:

'Our family reunion at Larchfield Estate was absolutely magical. The cottage was cozy and well-equipped, and the estate grounds were stunning. The exclusive use of the Old Piggery for our communal meals made our stay even more special. We can't wait to return!' – The Smith Family

'Perfect for a family getaway! The kids loved the open spaces and we enjoyed the peaceful surroundings. The private catering arranged by the Larchfield team was outstanding. Highly recommend for large family group stays!' – The Thompson Family

Family Stay Guests Exploring The Grounds

Booking Information

Ready to experience the charm of Larchfield Estate? Booking your stay is easy! Visit our website at Larchfield Estate to check availability and make a reservation. For any enquiries, especially those where you would like help curating a longer group stay with activities feel free to contact our friendly team who are always ready to assist. Our self-catering accommodations, exclusive venue use, and private catering options are perfect for large family group stays, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for all.

Musicians Playing at Larchfield Estate for Private Birthday Party Celebrations

Larchfield Estate offers more than just a place to stay – it provides an unforgettable experience perfect for large family group stays. Escape to the tranquility of our estate and enjoy luxurious self-catering accommodation, exclusive venue use, and exceptional private catering that feels like a home away from home. Book your stay today and create lasting memories at Larchfield Estate.