Cottage in Portballintrae, County Antrim, Northern Ireland - 5 Minutes Walk To Beach, Harbour And Closest Restaurant, 15 Minutes Walk To Shops, Etc
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Very cozy and comfortable
This was a very easy location to get to, quiet, and a perfect location to explore the coast. We felt right at home straight away; the layout is very nice, with bedrooms downstairs and a roomy kitchen and living room upstairs. We didn't end up walking into town, but it would have been easy to do. Dunluce is two minutes away, the Giant's causeway is close as well. The view from the living room is very nice, a pleasant field. There's a grocery store close to the house with good hours even on Sunday, so supplies were not a problem. Hot showers, warm and comfortable in the house. I would definitely stay here again.
Ideal Location for Visiting Antrim Coast
Ideal base for visiting all of the tourist and scenic sights associated with the Antrim coast. In addition it is within walking distance of a pub, so one does not have to challenge the very strict driving and drinking laws in that part of the world. Ideal for a family or more than one couple. Very quiet at night. Only thing missing was a scenic view from the house itself,but the short walk to the ocean compensated for such. Would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the popular Antrim coast.
Booked last minute for R&R with family. Communication was fast and accurate - Accommodations were as advertised, clean, and in a great location. Thanks fro the great stay!
Beautiful cottage in a quiet hamlet
Our family had 2 fantastic nights in Portballintrae and it was a pleasure staying in this lovely comfortable cottage. Everything was fabulous and I would highly recommend it as a restful place to relax. Thankyou!
We loved everything in Portballintrae.
Our Ballaghmore cottage was wonderful. It was well supplied, very clean, spacious and central to everything. Bushmills Inn restaurant is not to be missed. The kindness of the locals is heartfelt.
My wife and I have stayed many times in this property and it never disappoints. It's an upside down house, as I call it, with a large living/dining/kitchen area upstairs. This area feels very homely, more so with the fire lit in the beautiful fireplace. The utility room is tucked away on this floor too. The three pretty bedrooms, bathroom and ensuite downstairs.We have always found it very clean and well maintained with nice comfortable beds, good showers in both bathrooms and a very useful wardrobe space in hallway. The master bedroom has an ensuite which would be useful if families were staying.The owner supplies good instructions about general functions relating to the house and information about the surrounding area including where to eat. A short five minute walk takes you to the Bayview Hotel which serves excellent food and has a friendly, welcoming bar, positioned right on the sea front. Walk the other direction for fifteen minutes and you are in the quaint town of Bushmills where there are many places to eat and drink, you can of course visit the famous Bushmills whisky distillery.
We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and we cannot wait for our next visit.
There are a number of golden sandy beaches in the North Antrim coast area.
Portballintrae has 3 within 5 to 10 minutes walk. Other beaches within 15 minutes drive are Whiterocks - 2 mile long beach with surfing and kayaking facilities and Portrush beach.
Portballintrae is 60 miles from Belfast City airport and ferry terminal and 45 miles from Belfast Aldergrove airport and Larne ferry terminal. It is possible to holiday in the Portballintrae/Bushmills area without a car. However, to see the other sights and tourist attractions of the North Antrim coast, a car would be advisable.
Distances from Portballintrae to:- Bushmills, 1.5 miles. Giants Causeway 2.5 miles. Portrush 4 miles. Coleraine 5 miles.
While only 60 miles from Belfast once you arrive in Portballintrae you feel as though you are instantly on holiday. It is a peaceful fishing village on the sea, with sandy beaches, shops, bars, restaurants, golf, the Giants Causeway and the Bushmills Distillery all within walking distance. There are beautiful walks to be had along the beach, through sand dunes, beside the River Bush, through the golf course or along the path beside the Steam Railway track. Within approx 30 minutes driving distances are:- Ballycastle for the ferry to Rathlin Island; Carrick-A-Rede Ropebridge; Dunluce Castle; Whiterocks - 2 mile long golden sandy beach for surfing and kayaking; Portrush & Portstewart - 2 of N.Ireland's main seaside towns and the market town of Coleraine with all the major supermarkets and high street shops, a public leisure centre and the Jet Centre with cinema, 10 pin bowling,etc. A little further (about an hour) is the historic walled city of Londonderry.