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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 - 7 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
100%
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 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
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
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

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average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews
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Beautiful Coastal Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed almost 2 weeks in this wonderful location. Conveniently located, this charming cottage is ideal as a home base for touring the Antrim Coast. Belfast International Airport was an easy drive of about 1 3/4 hr.

The cottage was immaculate upon our arrival and we received a warm and friendly greeting from Jane, who was also quick to respond when there was a question mid-visit. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the necessities for dining in and there was always plenty of nice hot water. Decor is simple and cozy. We enjoyed the ever changing view out the front door-Sheep Island, Rathlin Island, and Scotland beyond (on most days) and the beautiful blue/green ocean waters. When the sun graced us the deck overlooking the beach was a perfect spot for a glass of wine or afternoon tea.

There are 2 lovely tea rooms nearby, one of which is a very quick walk, for lunch on days we did not venture far. Ballycaste and Bushmills were convenient for groceries and other essentials. There are also 2 pubs located just a quick drive into the village.

The bed was comfortable and we were cozy each night. We look forward to returning to Ballintoy Cottage on a future trip. It is ideal for a couple, two if the weather is perfect and allows for outdoor dining. I hope the next guests enjoy their stay as much as we did ours.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful and saw some dolphins

  • Review Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect beach cottage

  • 5 of 5

The views from from cottage are amazing, whatever the weather. It's setting is ideal for all who wish to relax and forget work.

We enjoyed meals on the deck area, watching the sea and the wildlife.

The cottage is warm, inviting and very well appointed - a great 'getaway'!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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One word: Sublime

  • 5 of 5

I booked this property as part of a surprise honeymoon for my wife, and it was absolutely perfect. You can sit and look out the windows of the cottage at the ocean and islands all day. The cottage is quaintly decorated and well-furnished; very comfortable. Good restaurants are close by, and you are nestled in the middle of some of the most spectacular parts of Northern Ireland. If your are traveling anywhere near here, you have to book this property.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything we'd hoped for

  • 5 of 5

House immaculate, location amazing, coastline magnificent.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
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Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage and location are stunning. Access right onto the beach was great. Wonderful views, a place to relax and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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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
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,329
 
 
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
A$252
A$1,177
 
 
Christmas/New Year 17/18
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,429
 
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
A$1,329
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$219
A$1,329
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$33.63

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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