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

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 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 an hour
Response rate
100%
Calendar last updated:
19 April, 2018

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.

Amenities

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

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
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
  • Dishwasher
  • 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 ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • 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 -
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A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 3 night stay in this amazing hidden cottage. We arrived on Friday in the dark so waking up in the morning to such awesome views was just breathtaking! The sounds of the sea right on the doorstep, the stunning views, the ever changing light and weather made for endless fascination and some pretty impressive photos. The cottage was comfy and cosy only aided by a roaring peat fire in the evenings. I have been to Ballintoy as a child and for day visits as an adult and I have never been aware of this lovely little cottage on this side of the harbour. Truly the most stunning location I have ever stayed in as agreed by all in our party. Cannot recommend highly enough!

  • Review Submitted: 06/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for choosing our cottage for your stay in Ballintoy and for taking the time to write a review. We value your positive comments and are delighted you and your party enjoyed your stay. It is always a pleasure to host guests, such as yourselves, who not only appreciate their accommodation but the natural, organic beauty of it's unique setting on the Causeway Coast with, as you say, 'ever changing light and weather'. Hopefully your photos will be a reminder of your stay and you will consider returning at some point in the future. Warmest regards. Louise and John
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Stunning interior and location!

  • 5 of 5

Louise has truly made this little cottage a home away from home. The little touches were all there- Irish wool rugs, beautifully renovated bathroom with skylight, peat fireplace, beautiful linen and the comfiest beds. With the ocean on your doorstep, this was one of the most peaceful and adventurous holiday locations I’ve ever been in.

  • Review Submitted: 08/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

An absolutely amazing cottage get away!

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to share a weekend with our son- a grad student at NUI Galway .We were very pleased with the Ballintoy VRBO.

The owners were readily available by email and responded immediately.

The cottage was immaculate and the newly remodeled bathroom was exquisite.

The scenery and location directly on the water is one of a kind.

Highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 18/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful. Remote. Thoughtful Owners

  • 5 of 5

I had the best stay! Eight days, eight nights of listening to the surf crash underneath the windows, of picking shells off the beach, and walking over to Ballintoy Harbour to watch the gulls drift and swoop on the breeze.

Owners, John and Louise, were/are gracious and welcoming. They waited for me to arrive (despite me being late by more than an hour due to the route GPS plotted); they had a fire going in and had brought me bread and milk. During my stay, they stayed in contact offering tour information and restaurant recommendations.

I enjoyed myself so much, that I'd booked a return trip before I'd even departed!

  • Review Submitted: 21/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

We had an amazing time at Ballintoy Beach Cottage! Fabulous place to stay with stunning scenery

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week over Christmas and it was the perfect place to be. After a lovely warm welcome from the owners Louise, John and of course Poncho it did not take long to settle into the cosy cottage.

The cottage is in a perfect location with stunning and ever changing views of the sea. You can not quite believe you are so close to it. It is also near to attractions such as The Giants Causeway and The Rope Bridge.

We did lots of lovely walks, climbed on the rocks and explored the local area, including the local pubs.

The cottage was always lovely and warm with the extra advantage of a real fire, it is also extremely well equipped.

Thank you - we will definitely be back!

Louise, Malik, Ben & Luke

  • Review Submitted: 02/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Picturesque cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay. The quaint cottage is very clean with breathtaking views. I would highly recommend this home.

  • Review Submitted: 27/11/2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • 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
 
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
AU$1,441
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
AU$237
AU$1,441
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$36.48

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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