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

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


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

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


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
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term rentals available
  • 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


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Ballintoy Beach Cottage, Romantic Seaside Getaway, Game of Thrones Location
average rating of 4.953125 based on 64 reviews

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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Quite simply....Breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a magical stay in this charming cottage. We travel a lot and this is without doubt the best place we have ever stayed in!!!

Inside it has everything you will ever need, with a lot of extras, such a comfortable little cottage, with great beds and a stunning bathroom with the best shower ever!!! Just lovely to be able to have a sea view from every window.

The perfect location with your own little private beach hidden away from most of the tourists!!! We loved sitting out on the raised decking overlooking the sea, listening to the birds and in the evening watching some of the most beautiful sunsets.

We loved wandering down to Roarks Kitchen at the harbour for the most amazing favorite the potato bread stack and my husband loved the full Irish! They also have the most wonderful selection of stunning homemade was hard to resist the 6" high pavlova!!!

Cant wait to spend some more time in this wonderful cottage. Thank you so much Louise and John for sharing this with us and hopefully we will be back soon.

  • Review Submitted: 17/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Incomparable Location, Superior Accommodations

  • 5 of 5

A great base for visiting the Antrim coast.

  • Review Submitted: 12/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

We arrived to a warm and friendly greeting from john and Louise. This cottage is absolutely lovely and spotlessly clean. Would well recommend

  • Review Submitted: 09/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing, beautiful cottage in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a lovely 5 day stay in this cottage with our young children! It is literally right on the beach around the corner from the tiny and beautiful Balintoy Harbour. Every window looks out onto the ever changing seascape, you could just sit and look at the view all day from the cozy cottage. Whilst we were staying over the Easter school holiday hardly anyone came onto the beach which is tucked around the corner and easily missed by people heading to the harbour... It felt like our own private beach! The beach and harbour were both used as Game of Thrones locations and the whole area is a treat for GOT fans! The cottage itself is charming inside with loads of lovely touches and very comfortable big beds. The owners provide lots of thoughtful bits to make your stay easier and more comfortable (tea, coffee, biscuits, soaps etc). The bathroom is stunning and one of the best showers we have ever experienced!

The location couldn't be better! Only a few miles from The Giant's Causeway and walking distance to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. It's literally bang in the middle of all the best attractions in the area. There are amazingly beautiful walks from the cottage down the coast in both directions without having to drive anywhere!.

The village has a local pub about a 20 min walk away from the cottage - The Fullerton Arms which has decent food, is quite busy and buzzy and has more GOT themed stuff. Other wise the village has only a couple of tea shop style cafes that open for breakfast and lunch. One of them is very close at the harbour with great local ice creams but the pub and other tea room are a fair walk. There is no local shop so you need to drive 10/15mins to Ballycastle or Bushmills for groceries.

We had such a lovely time exploring this beautiful part of the world. Visiting castles, little towns, huge windswept beaches and sand-dunes and of course the fantastic Giants Causeway and the Game of Thrones locations! This cottage is truly lovely and we will be recommending it to everyone we can!

  • Review Submitted: 24/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$35.7

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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