Hezlett House

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Hezlett House

107 Sea Road, Castlerock, BT51 4TW

Tel: 028 7084 8728

website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/downhillestate

 

 

 

Hezlett House is Northern Ireland’s oldest surviving thatched cottage and is now run by the National Trust.

Hezlett’s picturesque thatched cottage exterior hides a fascinating early timber frame dating from 1690, making it one of the oldest vernacular domestic buildings in Northern Ireland. The story of the house is told through the experiences of the people who lived there.

• Traditional thatched cottage
• Interesting exposed cruck-truss roof construction
• Cosy home with tiny rooms
• House is furnished in mid-Victorian style
• Home to the Downhill Marbles collection
• Guided tours
• A delightful afternoon treat

Visitor facilities:
– Historic house
– Garden: Guided tours
– Suitable for picnics
– Access for visitors with disability
– Facilities for families
– Learning
– Dogs welcome on leads in grounds/garden only.