Stunning Cottage Located on Prime Waterfront Location on Ballintoy Beach
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About Louise Nelson
Retired couple who split their time between France and N Ireland. We have been running holiday lets for the past ten years and are committed to giving our guests the perfect holiday experience in the magical locations of both Sablet, Provence, France and Ballintoy, Causeway Coast, N Ireland.
Louise Nelson purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Louise Nelson chose Ballycastle
Location, location, location in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sit in the warmth and comfort of our living room and look straight out across the sea in the direction of Rathlin Island with the Scottish Islands in the distance. Truly magical any season of the year.
What makes this Cottage unique
Spectacular, front line views of the sea, situated directly above the beach. Convenient for visiting tourist attractions of the Causeway Coast. Peaceful location away from the harbour area of Ballintoy.
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Third Time Lucky
Having stayed in Ballintoy twice previously I was aware of Beach Cottage and its enviable position but I did not know it was a rental property. When I discovered that it was I booked it immediately. The visit was everything I knew it would be and upon returning home, I booked for 2020
A well-appointed, comfortable, cosy cottage, with spectacular sea views and convenient access to a wide range of attractions along the impressive, north coast.
A wonderful week spent exploring the stunning Northern Coast and enjoying this Cottage by the Sea. We couldn’t have dreamt anything better! We had everything we needed in the cottage! The Shower was amazing, the beds were so comfortable and plenty of wonderful family time was had in the kitchen/living area.
You can not beat the location! The views are stunning and we spent hours upon hours at the “hidden” beach. Memories were made!!!
Louise was fantastic to book with and replied quickly if we had any any questions.
Can’t wait to find a time to go back!!!
This property is as amazing!! We have high standards when it comes to accommodations... it must be clean, must have a fabulous bathroom and must have comfortable beds. This place has all three. Then to top it off you have incredible ocean views and a wonderful “front yard” to play and explore. Our 14 year old son (always on an electronic device) thought this was the best holiday, spending his time outside exploring. What more could you ask for?! I will also say that Louise and John are incredibly kind and thoughtful home owners. They are delightful to talk to and we were sorry we didn’t have more time with them. If you are thinking about renting this home... you won’t regret it. We are already planning on when we can return. We are in withdrawal... missing our Ballintoy Beach Cottage.
If you forget about the weather it would have been perfectly perfect.
Everything you need in a great location.
Like all self catering regulars we brought everything with us, none of our stuff apart from breakfast and toiletries was needed, there was even milk provided, even the dolphins turned up on our first day to welcome us.
One thing I would say is that I think there should be a speed restriction on the Harbour Road considering the amount of traffic and pedestrians.
Once again a brilliant week and even our wee dog loved her stay.
S P E C T A C U L A R ! !
Louise's cottage provides one of those once-in-a-lifetime experiences! You simply cannot find a better location on the coastal route. The cottage itself is incredibly special: the views, the beds, the best shower I've ever enjoyed! Everything provided is top notch. I would return to Northern Ireland just to stay here again!
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).
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 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.
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)
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.
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.