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Ballintoy Beach Cottage, Romantic Seaside Getaway, Game of Thrones Location

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 69 m²
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning Cottage Located on Prime Waterfront Location on Ballintoy Beach

You won’t find many locations in the world, let alone Northern Ireland, to rival the spectacular setting of our traditionally styled, secluded Beach Cottage. Ballintoy is famous for its picturesque church, 19th century harbour, small sandy beaches and more recently as a film location for several scenes in the, award winning, Game of Thrones television series. Our cottage is perched on the side of a cliff, overlooking the beach. You don’t get much closer to nature than this wonderful location where you will wake up to the sun rising, across the ocean, from behind Rathlin Island.

Apart from sporting activities, golf, water sports, walking, cycling, angling and horse riding, visitors have access to The Magnificent Seven Must Sees (Causeway Coast and Glens) on their doorstep – Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Dark Hedges, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, Dunluce Castle, The Nine Glens of Antrim, Bushmills Distillery with the opportunity to discover a whole lot more.

Enjoy the warmth and home comforts offered by this accommodation as you absorb the beauty of the dramatic surroundings on your doorstep as well as that of the North Antrim Coastline and beyond.

The house offers comforts of a modern home with open plan kitchen/living room, bathroom with bath and large shower, two bedrooms with king size beds, raised decking area to front, just above the beach. Oil fired central heating and an open fire. Parking available.

NITB approved self-catering property.

More Details

Owner
Louise Nelson
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, Other languages - email only please.
Response time
Within a few hours
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
17 May, 2017

About Louise Nelson

Retired teacher who splits her time between France and N Ireland. Been involved with house rental in Provence for several years.

Louise Nelson purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Louise Nelson chose Northern Ireland

Location, location, location!

What makes this cottage unique

Spectacular, front line views of the sea, situated directly on the beach.

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 69 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • not suitable for children ...
  • Events Allowed
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Spacious bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Twin beds available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(34 traveller reviews)

Ballintoy Beach Cottage, Romantic Seaside Getaway, Game of Thrones Location
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 34 reviews
5

Fantastic setting, spotless clean, very well equipped.

  • 5 of 5

This is a hidden gem on the Antrim Coastline close to all the attractions. From the outset of booking, the owners were accessible and welcoming answering all questions via e-mail prior to our trip. Met by the owners on arrival, we were given a tour of the house and recommendations for touring the area. The cottage was ideally located with lovely views over the sea. Inside, the house is light,airy, spotlessly clean and very tastefully decorated throughout The beds were extremely comfortable. It has been equipped with the customers needs upper-most. There are lots of extra touches to give a warm feel to it as opposed to a basic holiday home. In a purely selfish way, I'm loathe to give this house and location the fantastic five star review it fully deserves in case It gets booked up too quickly and I can't book it in future for a return visit which is a definitely must.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is in the most spectacular location. Literally a stones throw from the beach.

The ever changing seascape was mesmerizing.

Close to the Giant's Causeway and the Carrick rope bridge. Plus the lovely beaches along the coast. Also Bushmills, a thriving little town with lots of places to shop and eat.

The cottage was stocked with everything you could possibly need. Plus a good supply of basic food items.Everything in the cottage was clean and well kept.

We would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Outstanding location, incredible hosts

  • 5 of 5

The pictures can't do justice to this location. Private in an area awash with tourists, beautifully maintained and managed by john and louise. We are grateful to have stayed, and have requested a further opportunity to book again on our next trip in two years.

It says a lot about this property that relative who are very familiar with the area were shocked at the location, and amazed by the views.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful scenery, relaxing, calm and tranquil

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at the cottage in ballintoy harbour lovely warm, cosy cottage with everything you need. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, beautiful scenery and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We loved the property so much! Everything you needed and the view was just amazing!!

  • 5 of 5

I loved the size and location of the property couldn't have been anymore perfect! It was just right for the two of us even though it fits up to four! Peaceful, out of the way and beautiful scenery! Ballintoy itself was lovely and not too long to drive to get your essentials 😊 perfect location to be able to go exploring and to look around the Antrim coast ❤ it's really was a home from home 😀

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fab

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic property in amazing location. Had a lovely holiday. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ballintoy
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Larne
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ballycastle
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Coleraine
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ballintoy, Red Door
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Situated directly on Ballintoy Beach
Car: necessary

Golf

Northern Ireland has become famous for golf thanks to the talent of our local players. Choose from one of three golf courses, only minutes drive from your holiday location, Royal Portrush, Bushfoot in Portballintrae and Ballycastle, all providing top quality courses, wonderful seaside locations. There are, however, many other accessible golf courses in the area.

Game of Thrones

Enjoy the stunning scenery within the Causeway Coast and Glens which represented everything from Winterfell to the King’s Road, The Iron Islands to Stormlands, stand on the spot where Lannisters schemed, stroll in the footsteps of Starks. Visit sites used in the production of the award-winning television series Game of Thrones, such as Ballintoy Harbour and Beach (on your doorstep), Larrybane, Murlough Bay and Fairhead, Cushendun Caves, Portstewart Strand and the Dark Hedges (one of the most photographed tree lined roads in Ireland).

Walking

The cottage is situated in one of the most picturesque locations of the North Antrim Coast between Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. This stunning harbour location, still used by fishermen, sailors, canoeists and divers, enables walkers to reach both these destinations by foot, along paths protected by The National Trust, whilst absorbing the breathtaking scenery of the coastline, not least of all that of White Park Bay, Portbradden and Dunseverick Harbour. Check out the Causeway Coast Way and Moyle Way Routes

Equestrian

Equestrian centres provide qualified, helpful and experienced guides allowing advanced riders and novices alike to enjoy trekking. Full and half day treks and lessons are available for all ages and abilities at several centres such as Island Equestrian Centre, Coleraine, Sheans Riding Centre, Armoy and Maddybenny Riding Centre, Portrush.

Cycling

The many trails of the Causeway Coast and Glens deliver stunning views of vast and varied landscapes and can be as much fun or as energetic as you want it to be. There is no better way to see some of Northern Ireland’s top tourist spots than from two wheels. (www.cycleni.com)

Fishing

The Causeway Coast and Glens is an angler’s paradise. Fresh water fishing (salmon) at the River Bush (permit required), sea fishing on an organised trip or simply take your fishing rod and have a go off the rocks directly in front of the cottage, if luck is with you, you can BBQ your catch on the raised deck overlooking the beach and ocean and watch the reflection of the sunset on Sheep Island, simply magical.

Rathlin and other Boat Trips

Hop on one of the regular ferry crossings from Ballycastle, only a few minutes’ drive from the cottage, to experience the charm and serenity of Rathlin Island and to visit the Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre or an exhibition in the Richard Branson Centre, don’t leave, however, before having a pint of the black stuff in McCuaig’s bar or a coffee at the Harbour Cafe.

Organised boat trips can also be arranged for those wishing to take a closer look at our spectacular coastline and cliffs from the sea. For the sports enthusiast you may prefer to make this journey by canoe stopping by on some secluded cove for a picnic.

Heritage and History

The Heritage and Historical Trail gives a fascinating insight into the lives of the Irish Clans and Chieftains, also the rich and colourful characters that rose to prominence in the early 16th and 17th centuries and the strong influence of the famous McDonnell Clan and their links to the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Visit sites along the Causeway Coastal Route from Dunluce to Carrickfergus.

Food

When you’re out and about, choose from a growing number of restaurants and cafe’s offering quality local food, from Harry’s Shack in Portstewart, Ramore Restaurant Complex, Portrush, Babushka Cafe, South Pier, Portrush, Lost and Found Cafe, Coleraine, French Rooms, Bushmills, Thyme and Co and Central Bar, Ballycastle returning home to Ballintoy for some coffee and cake at the popular Roarkes cafe or a meal at the Red Door, Harbour Road or the Fullerton Arms Restaurants in Ballintoy village, where you may be lucky enough to experience one of the twice weekly, tradition Irish music sessions.

Local Events and Culture

Don’t miss out on the many local cultural and sporting events by visiting the various local information centres in Ballycastle and Bushmills or planning in advance by visiting the following site: www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring/Early Summer 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$225
A$1,367
 
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$225
A$1,471
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$225
A$1,367
 
 
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$260
A$1,211
 
 
Christmas/New Year 17/18
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$225
A$1,471
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$225
A$1,367
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please feel free to contact the owner for a personalised quote.

Prices are inclusive of central heating, final clean, bedlinen, towels and tea towels; store cupboard ingredients, general household consumables - toilet roll, kitchen roll, dishwashing liquid, hand wash etc.

Deposit £200 per week booked.

For bookings of less than one week, full rental must be paid upon confirmation of booking.

While I do not charge a security deposit, guests remain responsible for any breakage or damage occurred during their stay and must report any accidents prior to their departure so as arrangements can be made for repair or replacement of the item/s. This condition will form part of the booking contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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