Traditional Irish country cottage hidden on the beautiful causeway coast close to the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Royal Portrush Golf Club and the Carrick a Rede rope bridge. Secluded and close to miles of beautiful National Trust sea shore walks. Sea Fishing trips where the Irish Sea and the Atlantic meet offer great fun days and fresh water salmon fishing on the Bush river are available by arrangement. Visit Rathlin island to see one of the most important sea bird nesting areas in western Europe. Rent fast sea going RIBS in Ballycastle to tour this magnificent coastline. See the Giants Causeway from the sea or visit Robert the Bruce's cave on Rathlin the choices are endless. From your base in Ballintoy self catering will be a pleasure, fresh fish off the small boats fishing these waters and good restaurants in abundance. Your cottage is very compact, perfect for a couple with small children.
Causeway coast hide-a-way, traditional cottage on the North Coast of Ireland
Clem & Jayne FitzGerald
- english, french, german, spanish, Swedish
About Clem & Jayne FitzGerald
PRIVATE FAMILY RETREAT
Clem & Jayne FitzGerald purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Clem & Jayne FitzGerald chose Ballycastle
ITS A TRUE GET-AWAY. WE ALWAYS FEEL PROPERLY RELAXED AFTER WE STAY AT NORTHERN STAR COTTAGE.
What makes this Cottage unique
LOCATION IN THE CENTER OF THE CAUSEWAY COAST, ONLY A SHORT WALK FROM THE HARBOUR, CAFE'S AND THE PUB. VERY, VERY QUIET AND PEACFULL. Ballintoy harbour is one the great location sets for the SKY TV epic GAME OF THRONES..
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Expensive for the size and the facilities offered.
The cottage is tiny even for two people. The shower had no power and it took ages to wash shampoo out of hair. The bathroom had mould all around the shower.
Charming, quaint, just right for us
We had a wonderful time. Originally booked the cottage as we were going to wedding nearby. We then decided to extend our time here to make a holiday out of our stay. The cottage is wonderful and had everything we needed, it is very well equiped.
Clean warm cosy great location suited all our needs would cone back again
Pleanty still on in the area potatoe festivel at the causeway motor bike race on the strand
Fantastic food at romane wine bar at portrush harbour and shopping at white house portrush
Great location, very well appointed and very clean. Thanks for the logs.
An Irish Cottage
This little cottage, situated in an ideal spot on the coast of Northern Ireland, was truly a restful and renewing retreat. From its location we could walk, or drive, to the small quay or into the village of Ballentoy. We highly recommend the Fullerton Arms for a great meal, with welcoming service.
Note 1: We had difficulty reaching the owner to obtain information on where to find the key, and ascertain if there was a hair dryer and microwave (there are neither.) After two emails
we called and talked with Clem who gave us the number of the box to obtain the key and said he would email that evening with further information. HE DID NOT DO SO.
Note 2: For fans of Game of Thrones this is an ideal location to visit several of the sites where filming took place and also check on some of the carved doors - the Fullerton Arms has a spectacular one.
A Good Location
Very small and it would be very crowded for four. It is conveniently situated beside a very good coffee shop/restaurant. 3 cottages in the same location - it would seem over run at peak season. Having no wifi is archaic!
Thank you for your feedback. The cottage is very well promoted as petite/small and the size is clearly stated in all our promotions. The reason for this is that we want you to have the correct information when you are planning your holiday. Its size is part of the enduring charm that brings guests back again and again.
We do not advertise an internet connection and again this is part of the charm, escapism from the trappings of everyday life, enjoying the beauty of where you are. Most people who need internet are equipped with smart phones or are happy to go to the cafe 2 minutes walk from the cottage. Again we clearly state no internet.
The popularity of the area is legendary and the wonder is that you only have walk a few minutes from the harbour to enjoy the space on your own.
We are very disappointed that you gave us a 2 star review for size and internet especially since this is how we promote the cottage in our headlines. Most guests compliment us on how well equipped our petite cottage is and marvel at how well it works. We work very hard to provide a beautiful and clean accommodation with top quality linens, towels and furnishing.
If you are looking for large, we do have a spacious 6 bed Coach House which is maybe more what you are looking for. All the rooms are large and we promote wifi connection in the Coach House. It is equipped to the same high standard as the cottage as we are working to give you a 5 star experience.
The Causeway coast is rich with natural beauty and good places to eat. Only a few minutes away from your traditional Irish cottage you find such wonders as the Giants Causeway, Whitepark Bay, Torr Head, Rathlin Island,
The White Rocks Portrush and the Bush river that feeds the famous Busmills Irish Whisky Distillery. Great resturants and traditional pub fare helps to replace the calories lost on the beautiful coast walks. The National Trust has protected many miles of beautiful walks along beaches that join cliff tops to headlands from where you can watch the flow and ebb of the great tides that sweep in an out of the Irish sea from the North Atlantic. Fishing is rich as is the sea bird life on Rathlin, reached by regular daily ferry crossings or with fast RIBs that offer tours of the area. Some of Ireland's most famous golf clubs such as The Royal Portrush are only a few minutes away from your base in Ballintoy. To the south the majestic 7 Glens of Antrim are only half an hour away.
Other Activities: coastal sea trips, nature trails.
Golf: Ballintoy is located between the world renowned Royal Portrush and Ballycastle Golf Club. The beautiful Bushfoot Golf Club is a few minutes drive. All three clubs boast North Atlantic beach fronts. There are some 7 Golf Clubs in the area.