ACCOMODATION AT ROCK HOUSE
“Rock House” then had several other owners till some Frenchmen who became very fond of Ireland and its beautiful landscapes bought the House nearly 25 years ago.
“Rock House” has recently been re-opened for all nature-lovers and offers accommodation for up to 12 people in 6 bedrooms, a dining-room and a cosy sitting-room with a big open fireplace.
And for those wishing just to relax at the House and the surrounding gardens, we point out that “Rock House” won in November 2002 a major award during the R.D.S. Irish Forestry and Wood contest for its approx. 60 acres of forest planted around the House, including walkways leading to the sea.
The forest, now beautifully matured, consists of some unique species, e.g. Austrian Pine, Spanish Chestnut, etc… some of whom were reportedly supplied in the 1840s.
To be mentioned also that “Rock House Estate” not only covers an area of 30,000 acres but that it is also situated within the “Ballycroy National Park”, a vast territory of Atlantic blanket bog and mountainous terrain.
The National Park is dominated by the Nephin Beg mountain range and the Owenduff bog which is one of the last intact active blanket bog systems in Ireland and Western Europe.