Frequently Asked Questions

 Where are you located?

We are just off the main Belfast to Derry / Londonderry Road, near Maghera.

Our resort is situated in the heart of the Sperrin mountains with stunning views across Mid – Ulster spanning over several counties 
and Lough Neagh.

We are within 40min drive to the local airports and most of Northern Irelands main tourist attractions (Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges only to name a few).

Mountain View is a short 5min drive to Desertmartin Motocross Track, 20min to DavaghForest Mountain bike trail, 10min from Moyola Golf Club and there are great mountainous walks all around our site.
 
 
 What amenities do you offer?

At Mountain View we offer a range of day packages and overnight stays in luxury lodges with spa treatments available as well as hot tub / sauna facilities and a relaxation room to unwind before and after treatments.

From girly pamper days, special celebrations to family breaks we believe we have a little something for everyone here at Mountain View.

Our homemade afternoon tea is a very tasty addition to any visit. There is car parking available onsite for guests use also.

Our resort is well spaced, each accommodation lodge is self contained and has its own decked outdoor area with seating. We designed our resort to make the most of the stunning views and want guests to have a relaxed home from home atmosphere with a little pampering to top it off. With this in mind we decided to keep our capacity to a small limit so that this can be achieved.

We offer guests the option of booking out our entire site for their group if they would prefer exclusivity on their stay.

Each of our overnight lodges are different, though each one offers complete luxury to our guests.

Lodges can accommodate various group sizes, so if you need any help deciding which lodge might suit you best we’re more than happy to help with any questions you may have.
Lodges have superior double beds, sofa beds and bunk beds, bathroom consisting of toilet, shower and wash hand basin, outdoor seating with overhead patio heaters on their decked area and our larger lodges also have small kitchens and dining areas to ensure a little home away from home atmosphere. Our lodges have full electric throughout, wifi available, outdoor path lighting, spacious garden and planted areas and hot tub and sauna areas have lighting to make the most of the facilities even after the sun goes down.
Our ‘Hungry Den’ BBQ hut is a big hit for cooking your own tasty grub around the charcoal BBQ firepit, toasting marshmallows and maybe even a little sing song....

Our communal lodge ‘Gallion House’ has its own bar area which is great for hosting parties and special celebrations. This is where we serve afternoon tea for our day package guests, where they can enjoy their delicious homemade treats while taking in the stunning views and all that our site has to offer. We’ve a selection of board games and cards to pass a while on a rainy day if you’d prefer to stay indoors and a large outdoor corner sofa with a fire pit all with overhead outdoor patio heaters.

Our latest additions to the site area are our state of the art resistance pool, large children’s play park with climbing frame and our personal favourite....raised viewing area; the highest spot on the site really has the most breath taking view. So no matter what age, there’s sure to be something for you at Mountain View!
 
What is there to do in the area?

Situated in the heart of Mid Ulster we’re lucky to be within close proximity to many of Northern Irelands main attractions. Whether you’re fairly local or from further afield there is sure to be something not too far away that will be of interest.

We are fairly centrally located between Belfast and Derry / Londonderry and about 35min drive to the beautiful North Coast where you’ll find endless beach walks, the famous Giants Causeway, Carick-a-rede rope bridge only to name a few.

Having a rural mountainous location, we’re in the perfect place for hikers or anyone that just wants to go a wee dander and see how many landmarks you can pick out from the top of Coolnasillagh mountain.

For any golfers who may come to stay, within 10mile we have Tobermore Driving Range and Moyola Golf Club or if you’re willing to travel a bit further afield, the North Coast boasts the Royal Portrush where the 2019 Open was held.

We are within 5 mile of the well known Motocross track just outside Desertmartin that is a round of the British Motocross Championship each year. Mountain View is the perfect spot for riders and their families to enjoy the hot tub and sauna facilities after a day on the bike, or leave the ladies with us for a days pampering while the men are at the track?
 
 
 
  
 




Are you dog friendly?

Yes, at Mountain View dogs are welcome, just let us know at the time of booking that your furry friend will be joining and we can let you know which lodge is available. We recommend you bring your own food / water bowls, lead and collar as these are not provided. We ask that you bring a pet bed for your dog to sleep on during your stay as we ask that pets are kept off beds. All dogs must be kept on a lead when out of your lodge and any messes cleaned up to keep our site as clean and tidy as possible. If you need to leave your pet unattended at any time, we ask that they are safely secured / in their own crate or cannot be left otherwise.


Are the lodges wheelchair accessible?

Our Shane’s House Lodge is on level ground and is a spacious open plan area. We have a raised toilet seat and stool for use in the bathroom. There is a ramp down to a private hot tub and sauna area with outdoor seating. If you require any further information on the area, just get in contact and a member of our team will be more than happy to help.


Are vouchers available to be purchased?

Yes we have vouchers that can be purchased for any value or can be bought for a specific package if you prefer. Vouchers can be posted to you or can be collected at our resort. Vouchers are perfect for a gift for someone special for use on a day package, an overnight stay or even a spa treatment in our Pamper Pod.


How can I make a booking?

Bookings can be made by contacting us directly via email
( mountainviewlodgesandspa@gmail.com ) When making a booking / enquiry please specify any preferred dates, group size and contact details and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. 

Alternatively you can call us on the contact numbers provided in our contact section and we can help with any question or queries you may have. We ask that a deposit of 50% of the total booking cost be paid at time of booking to secure. This is non-refundable, but is transferable within 6months from your original booking providing sufficient notice has been given.


What treatments are available in the Pamper Pod?

In our Pamper Pod we offer a range of beauty and massage treatments. Our therapists have been trained to complete anything from eyebrow wax and tint to pedicures and everything in between, so from head to toe, male or female, our therapists will make you feel relaxed and rejuvenated no matter what treatment you choose. With use of aromatherapy oils, relaxing music, heated beds and luxury throws we hope to leave you as comfortable as possible while receiving your treatments. Our most popular treatments are a deluxe facial and tension relieving back, neck and shoulder massage. Our therapists continue to obtain world leading training to learn new skills so we can keep adding to our available treatments.

Treatments available depending on government restrictions at time of arrival.


What is included in a meat hamper?

We offer guests the option of pre booking a meat hamper filled with a selection of BBQ favourites from our local Award winning McAtamneys butchers in Maghera. Pre booking your meat hampers will take the stress of planning and packing up food to bring with you and simply arrive and enjoy your stay.


You can chose from:

Pack 1: Selection of burgers (steak / pork & apple), sausages (beef / pork), chicken skewer (chinese style/ bbq marinade). Premium sirlion steak can be added to your hamper for an additional £5. £15pp per pack / child £7

Pack 2: Includes all you could need for a perfect BBQ meal, selection of burgers ( steak / pork & apple), sausages (beef / pork), chicken skewer (chinese style/bbq marinade), premium sirloin can be added at an additional cost of £5, also includes burger baps, finger rolls, selection of salads, sauces and 
condiments.  £18pp per pack / child £10

We also include chocolate & marshmallows to toast over the BBQ in our packs to top off the BBQ experience.

For vegetarian alternatives or to let us know of any dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking.


There is a food thermometer for guests use to ensure all meat has been thoroughly cooked. Please ensure good food hygiene and check all food has been cooked safely before consumption. We ask that guests are cautious when working with BBQs and open flames and recommend no cooking is done if alcohol has been consumed. Please ensure children are supervised at all times when around BBQ areas.


Guests can bring their own food if they wish to do so.

Our Hungry Den BBQ Hut is equipped with cooking utensils and a supply of charcoal will be supplied for cooking. Extra charcoal can be purchased on arrival at our office. Please use bins provided and leave the area as you found it.

What is included in a Breakfast Basket?

Our breakfast baskets are prepared fresh each day and delivered to your lodge before 10:30am. They include a variety of croissants, breads, yoghurts, fresh fruit, fruit juices, water, cold meat and cheese. Selection supplied may vary. For any special requests, preferred time of delivery or to inform us of any dietary requirements please let us know at time of booking.
Price £10pp / child £6


Are longer treatment times available for spa treatments?

Yes spa treatments can be extended / changed upon request at an extra charge. Our packages vary in treatments offered and we will release new packages throughout the year, keep an eye on our social media for news and updates and follow our blog.


Can spa facilities & resistance pool be used separately?

Yes we can arrange a single use price or monthly price to use our main hot tub & sauna and resistance pool if this is something you are interested in get in touch for more information.


What is the maximum amount of people you can accommodate?

Our resort is well spaced, each accommodation lodge is self contained and has its own decked outdoor area with seating. 

We designed our resort to make the most of the stunning views and want guests to have a relaxed home from home atmosphere with a little pampering to top it off. With this in mind we decided to keep our capacity to a small limit so that this can be achieved. We aim to keep our accommodation to a maximum of 11 guests between our three lodges but can extend this to hold 15 guests if needed (we have one lodge that can be made into accommodation made up of two sets of bunk beds, please contact us and we can check prices and availability for you if this is needed).


We offer guests the option of booking out our entire site for their group if they would prefer exclusivity on their stay.

Each of our overnight lodges are different, though each one offers complete luxury to our guests.

Lodges can accommodate various group sizes, so if you need any help deciding which lodge might suit you best we’re more than happy to help with any questions you may have.


Can I book afternoon tea separately?

Yes afternoon teas can be booked as an individual experience. We serve our afternoon tea for guests in Gallion House so you can have the best views over our resort and the beautiful scenery in Mid Ulster.

Our afternoon teas contain a selection of delicious sandwiches, homemade scones with jam and cream, tray bakes, buns and sweet treats as well as endless supplies of tea and coffee all served on dainty china tea sets with all the cute details to make your afternoon tea special at Mountain View.

Our afternoon tea menu changes so sandwich fillings etc may vary.

Please inform us at time of booking of any dietary requirements you may have and we can ensure alternatives are available.
Why not purchase a voucher for afternoon tea as a special treat and you can see what else we have to offer at Mountain View.


Can children come to stay at Mountain View?

All ages are welcome, we have recently added a play park and picnic area to the site to ensure there’s something for everyone. With nest swing, baby swing, standard swing, cargo net, slide, sand pit and toys, kids picnic bench and fireman’s pole.

For any young children coming to stay that may need highchairs, travel cots etc, please let us know at the time of booking and we can provide these for you.


What do I need to bring with me for a day package?

When coming to Mountain View for a day package, all guests must bring appropriate swimwear, hair tie (long hair must be tied up when using spa facilities to prevent hair getting trapped in jets etc) and a change of clothes. Robes and slippers (one size) will be provided unless otherwise stated and one large towel will also be provided for guests use. Shower, toilet and locker facilities are available on site in our ‘Wee Pen’.

***All guests must arrive free of all fake tan, failure to do so will result in being refused use of spa facilities and no refund will be given***
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