About Us

Delores and Des thoughtfully renovated Scott’s Barn to provide a unique visitor experience.

The original building dates to the time that Cookstown was founded in 1620 and it was important to Delores and Des to preserve this 17th century building with care and authenticity.

Delores has ensured that the cottage is furnished in country chic interiors in keeping with the traditional style of the property. It also incorporates all modern conveniences.

Des is an experienced cyclist and is keen to share the unspoilt Sperrins landscape with other enthusiasts.  He has cycled the length and breadth of Ireland and other foreign countries. In the process and with the help of family and friends more than £80K has been raised for cancer charities.

He loves sharing his recommendations for the very best routes and hidden gems to discover when cycling in the area.

What do our customers say about us?

We consistently score 10/10 in customer reviews.  In fact it has been said that our professional pictures of the accommodation ‘do not do it justice!!”

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“The self catering accommodation has everything a family needs, the kids thought they were in a place from a fairytale. We have never felt so welcome and comfortable on all our travels. There was even yummy food in the fridge. We are looking forward to returning and would recommend Scott’s Barn to anyone. Price was fantastic as well.” Poteet family, England

“The benefit of staying in the accommodation outside Cookstown is its independence compared to a hotel, no checking in and out, you have your own space and fantastic service available for anything you require. It is energising to stay in the middle of the country amongst the mature trees and beautiful views. The attention to detail in the accommodation is exceptional and coupled with the hospitality of the hosts, it provides a truly memorable stay during a working period away from home.” Enda Ivanoff, Sales Director, CDE

“The bridesmaids and I stayed at Scott’s Barn the night before the wedding. We enjoyed complimentary champagne and chocolates. The staff helped us arrange spa treatments, hair and make-up. We also got our pictures taken in the beautiful grounds. It all worked out perfectly.” C. Craig, Bride