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Louise Nelson

Member since: 2009
Speaks english, Other languages - email only please.

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

26 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Ballycastle holiday cottage

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.

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  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Louise Nelson (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks english, Other languages - email only please.

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.


based on 26 traveller reviews

Ballintoy Beach Cottage, Romantic Seaside Getaway, Game of Thrones Location
average rating of 4.923077 based on 26 reviews

Fabulous stay at the comfortable and well located Ballitoy Beach Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Our rental could not have been nicer. Louise was readily available prior to arrival to help with questions. The cottage was in great shape when we arrived...clean, very comfortable, and the most amazing view out the front window that you could imagine. We were there for ten days, often dividing the day between a morning drinking tea, reading, and watching the fabulous and ever-changing view, and then hiking on one of the many Ulster Way hiking paths in the area in the afternoon. We really appreciated the availability of the washer and dryer, especially given the length of our stay. The shower worked very well...always appreciated after an afternoon of hiking! Plenty of eating and drinking options within a short drive (you must try the French Rooms in Bushmills for lunch or dinner), and several nearby stores in Bushmills to purchase your own eating supplies; we especially liked the Coop. We enjoyed watching the first couple seasons of The Game of Thrones on the DVDs provided by the owners, and had fun matching places we could see out our window or close by with the backgrounds for scenes we saw in several episodes. My wife and I would recommend the cottage highly and look forward to staying there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little peice of heaven nature at its very best

  • 5 of 5

Balintoy is beautiful but the cottage was excellent a credit to the owners we had a lovely time and would go back in a heartbeat

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelieveable location!

  • 5 of 5

A real gem in a superb location - the cottage is beautifully decorated,maintained and equipped. Onsite help told us everything we need to know & Bushmills is a short drive away for provisions. The sense of peace & quiet is wonderful - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely cottage in a beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

This is lovely cottage in a beautiful location. All that you could require for a perfect holiday was on hand. Excellent customer service from a very helpful manager. We hope to return in the future. Angela & Colin

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing views in every direction!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was beautiful and a perfect way to top off our vacation! The community in Ballintoy made it that much better. You couldn't ask for more friendly people! Perfect location, friendly, and very clean.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A few moments of magic

  • 5 of 5

What a beautiful cottage in an amazing setting. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to revisit again. Total tranquility even with the wind blowing! The owners were most welcoming and never before have we experienced such a well stocked necessity larder in self catering accommodation.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ballintoy, Red Door
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Situated directly on Ballintoy Beach
Car: necessary


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. (


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:


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Year 2016
17 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Period 1 2017
2 Jan 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
Period 2 High 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
Period 3 2017
3 Sep 2017 - 23 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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.

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure , Spacious bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 extra lg. double bed
  • Twin beds available upon request.
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Events Allowed
  • long term rentals available
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • 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