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Spacious, stylish Copperpot Cottage - July 4-7 short break booking now!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

5 mins to the beach! Fireplace, free WIFI, family-friendly, BBQ, private parking

Spacious, stylish, Irish stone cottage 5 minute drive to the East Strand Beach, Portrush Harbour and restaurants. Free-WIFI, full-height inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove, super-comfy beds. Plus two separate lounge areas, garden, patio and BBQ area. Secure, private off-road parking, brilliantly-equipped kitchen and utility room.

Family-friendly (cot, toys, dvds, family games and jigsaws etc plus the Snug makes an easily-supervised play area), flexible stays, enticing rates which include linen, utilities, free wifi and a welcome basket with fresh provisions. Larder essentials such as tea and coffee are always stocked. The local supermarket is 2 minutes away with freshly-baked bread, fruit and all the essentials.


Built in the style of traditional Irish black-stone cottages with its beautiful fanlight entrance, Copperpot Cottage has an equally stylish, comfortable interior. In case you were wondering, there's nothing cold or draughty about this cottage, with a full modern central heating system, wood-burning stove, cosy upstairs carpeting, rugs and even hot water bottles!

Sleeping 6 -1 double ensuite, 1 double, 1 twin - the cottage offers easy charm and plenty of luxury (pure cotton sheets, soaps and amenities, free Wifi). The family bathroom has a separate bathtub and shower, plus the master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with shower. Snuggle up beside our wood-burning stove in the lounge with views of the leafy lane. Stretch out on super-size sofas with flatscreen TV in the Snug. BBQ in the private back garden or cook up a storm in the brilliantly-equipped kitchen. One guest found everything they needed to cook a 6 course Christmas Dinner! Our utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of space for drying and storing clubs and equipment. With secure courtyard parking for two cars, you have an ideal base for exploring the spectacular Causeway Coast.

The Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Whitepark Bay Beach and the postcard-pretty villages of Cushendun and Ballintoy are all within easy reach. Portrush beaches, restaurants, shops and pubs are just over a mile away (5 minute drive, 30 minute walk). Hiking paths and Royal Portrush golf course are on the doorstep. Salmon fishing on the River Bush is just 7 miles east, in sight of the famous Bushmills distillery.

We'll be there to welcome you on arrival and are happy to offer suggestions for things to see and do nearby.

More Details

Nicci Millar
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Nicci Millar

Hello we are The Millar Family - Jonny, Anna, Jemima (looking grumpy in the pouch), Nicci - and we own and run Copperpot Cottage. Apart from a gorgeously cosy cottage, we have local knowledge which we'd be happy to share to help make your stay really special. Just ask.

Nicci Millar purchased this cottage in 2012

Why Nicci Millar chose Portrush

Copperpot Cottage is a traditional-style Irish stone cottage and picture-postcard pretty.

It's in the heart of peaceful countryside - you wake up to only the sound of the birds singing. Yet, just a mile and a half away is Portrush.

The beaches are all soft sand with magical views towards the Scottish Isles and the coastal drives are spectacular. It's a lovely part of the world.

What makes this cottage unique

Even if its mid-summer, stoke up the magnificent wood burning stove, grab a glass of wine and enjoy the moment!

Guestbook comments from the owner

WINNER: Tripadvisor 2014 Certificate of Excellence.

Copperpot Cottage has consistently received 5* ratings from our guests. See their comments at

Copperpot is the type of place you don't want to review to selfishly keep it a well kept secret. But it is so tasteful, homely and ideally located that it is difficult to resist that temptation. We have never stayed in a place that felt as much like a second home. Thank you to the owners for all the extra touches, from kids toys to milk and preping the fire.

— Jason and Maryann, 29 Mar 2015

We stayed at Copperpot Cottage over Christmas and New Year. It was fabulous and the kids loved the place. The Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely touch. We will be back!

— Michael Mulligan, 06 Jan 2015

We stayed at Copperpot cottage September 2014. What a beautiful cottage and beautiful part of the world. It was the perfect home from home, with everything we needed for our 1 year old. We'll be back for sure.

— Helen harte, 16 Oct 2014

Our family stayed at this cottage for a week in July 2014. We could not have stayed in a better holiday home, it was close to everything we wanted to do , 10 minute walk to shops and close to beach, great for children and families for a great holiday on the Antrim coast, Nicci greeted us with a warm welcome with fresh baked bread and wine which was a nice touch. The only regret we had was not booking for another week, Thank you Nicci and jonny x

— Lisa winters, 20 Jul 2014

We have just returned from a week at Copperpot Cottage. The cottage was amazing we were sorry to leave and could have stayed forever. The cottage was perfectly located for our first family holiday. Nicci and Jonny made us feel very welcome with some very thoughtful personal touches for both us and our baby. I will definitely recommend Copperpot Cottage to my family and friends and we look forward to a return visit with our second baby in the future.

— Diane and David Wilson, 15 Oct 2013

Had a lovely stay in Copperpot Cottage.

The cottage is surprisingly spacious but still very cosy. A real home from home and nothing was too much bother for Nicci.

I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone!

— Alan, 23 Sep 2013

3 days was not long enough to appreciate both the delights of this beautiful cottage and the wealth of local activities and wonderful scenery. Our host Nicci could not have been more welcoming. She and Johnny have done a great job providing everything you could possibly wish for in a holiday cottage, loved the big open plan kitchen and sitting room, didn't get chance to light a fire in the lounge next door, perhaps next time. Great to have 2 separate living rooms though. Best place we've ever stayed in.

— Theresa smissen, 05 Sep 2013
Apr 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage rental in Portrush, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6 ...
  • Max. adults: 5
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please be considerate towards our neighbours (especially noise, parking) Sorry - we cannot accept groups of 5 or more friends.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath (no shower) , shower enclosure
    Shower room 1 - shower enclosure
  • Bathroom 1: bath, separate shower unit, hand basin, shaving mirror, toilet Bathroom 2: master bedroom ensuite has a shower, toilet and hand basin Electric showers. Fluffy towels, bathmats, soaps and amenities included in the rental price.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 cot
  • Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1: master bedroom with double bed, ensuite Bedroom 2: double bed with countryside views Bedroom 3: twin room with 2 single beds All our rooms have crisp white sheets, snugly duvets and throws. Bed linen and towels are included in the rental price.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Copperpot Cottage has excellent golf courses, river and sea fishing and walking trails in the area. We are well set up for children of all ages (wifi, jigsaws, family dvds) and can offer a cot, high chair, toys and more - just ask. The back garden has lockable gates and the snug adjoins the kitchen for easy supervision of little ones at play. We are a pet free and smoke free holiday cottage. No parties/events/groups of 5+ adult friends. The private back garden is gated with secure parking for 2 cars as well as a lawn area. The paved patio area has a picnic table and BBQ. Our drying room is fully equipped with sink, washing machine, tumble dryer and plenty of space for storing and drying clubs, rods, boots and other equipment. Linen, towels, soaps and amenities are included. A welcome basket of logs, a bottle of wine and fresh provisions is there to greet you.


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Fantastic Irish Cottage close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

Just returned from am amazing week in Portrush. It started off with Nicci meeting us at the cottage and taking the time to show us around the home and explaining every little detail. The fresh flowers, bread, milk and the cupboard of spices,condiments etc was well appreciated. Nicci was also very helpful with suggestions for dining, sightseeing and golf. The cottage itself is spectacular with everything you will need for a great stay. It’s spacious, modern, clean and decorated beautifully. You can tell that the property is being very well maintained by Jonny and Nick. It’s just like home! If you are planning a visit to Northern Ireland Copperpot Cottage is a ideal !

  • Review Submitted: 10/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent again

  • 5 of 5

Thanks Nicci & Jonny for yet another great stay. The house is just perfect for us and we had a great couple of day with the work crew and then with the family. House has everything you could need and lighting the big stove was just great. We will be back of course!

  • Review Submitted: 10/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is always a pleasure to welcome you back. There really is nothing nicer that stoking up the fire and settling back with a good glass of wine.
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A wonderful cottage in a convenient location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in copperpot cottage! You can tell that Nicci and Jonny go the extra mile to make their guests feel welcome. There was milk in the fridge and fresh bread and wine as well. There were lovely fresh flowers on the kitchen table which was a lovely touch. The cottage is clean, cosy, beautifully decorated and a real home from home. It is close to portrush town centre but also enjoys the benefit of being set in a lovely peaceful location! We had a great stay and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 05/02/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Seeing our guests return to our cottages with their own young families is always such a pleasure. So is hearing that you found everything you needed to make the stay relaxing and memorable. Thanks for taking the time to review us. Come back soon!
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Brilliant cottage to stay in!

  • 5 of 5

What a brilliant cottage to stay in, it has everything you need for a weekend away it even has everything you need for babies from the cot to the high chair to loads of toys! Super close to portrush so there isn’t a lot of traveling to get places, would def recommend & will be booking again.

  • Review Submitted: 23/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased to hear you found everything you needed for your whole family to enjoy their stay at Crayfish Cottage. Yes, we love how handy it is walking into town and hope to welcome you back again soon.
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Copperpot Family New Year

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful venue this was for our family get-together at New Year. Booking was so easy and Nicci was so welcoming and answered all our questions prior to arrival, providing extras like the travel cot and a box of toys for the tinies!

The Christmas tree and decorations made the place especially welcoming and the log fire added to the atmosphere, although we spent most of our time together in the large open -plan kitchen (exceptionally well-equipped), where all six adults and two tiny infants had plenty of room to relax.

Everything was spotless and the beds guaranteed a good night's sleep.

The information folder included everything we could have wanted and would be especially useful for a longer break later in the year.

Positioned within walking distance of the town of Portrush - and having a supermarket on the doorstep and a fuel station nearby - make this a most convenient venue for a great visit to a wonderful part of Northetn Ireland.

We will book again!

  • Review Submitted: 05/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure having your family stay at Copperpot Cottage over Christmas. We are delighted you found the cottage had all you needed to make the stay easy and relaxing for everyone. Come back soon!
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A jewel hiding in Portrush

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with Copperpot Cottage as soon as we walked through the door. Our family where there for a celebration and the ambience of Copperpot was the icing on top of the cake . We have already told friends and colleagues about it,would thoroughly recommend it and we hope to be back.

  • Review Submitted: 19/09/2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure having you at Copperpot Cottage and we are delighted the birthday surprise all went to plan! I love the way you describe the feel of Copperpot Cottage ... it has a really stylish, cosy ambience that makes it easy to relax in. We can't wait to welcome you back and sincerely appreciate your kind comments.
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Nearest Airport
48 Miles
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Portrush Harbour
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Larne Ferry Terminal
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Royal Portrush Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Portrush Train Station
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
M2 (Ballymena)
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Ramore complex Portrush Harbour
Nearest Beach
1.5 Miles
Portrush West and East Strand
Car: recommended

We’re roughly an hour's drive from Belfast and 3 hours from Dublin.

Just go to our website for a wealth of information about local attractions.

Portrush Harbour: There's a wide choice of eateries at the Ramore Complex.

For Summer season family fun, try Barry's amusements or Waterworld.

The East Strand, West Strand and Whiterocks beaches are all in the heart of Portrush.

Nearby Portstewart strand has a beach you can park on and a great eatery - Harry's Shack.

Here are some of the big local attractions:

Giant's Causeway: Legend has it that the giant, Finn McCool, created this geological marvel. It is a World Heritage Site and now has an impressive visitors centre to match. Tip: car parking charges might take your breath away, so park across the road at the Heritage Railway (also worth a ride).

Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: Spanning a chasm eighty feet deep, it is an exhilarating experience peering down through the wooden slats into the clear waters below. The coastal path offers stunning views of Rathlin and the Scottish Isles, as well as a noisy seabird colony.

Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery: Join a tour of the distillery to observe the craft of traditional Irish whiskey making and sample the goods too.

Ballintoy Harbour: A picture-postcard pretty harbour with a pocket-sized tea room and magical views. Much-loved by walkers, this is the most celebrated part of the Causeway Coast.

Whitepark Bay Beach: The spectacular sandy beach forms a white arc between two headlands including the tiny salmon-fishing village of Portbraddan. The beach is backed by ancient dunes rich in bird and animal life. Enjoy lazy summer days, picnics, making sandcastles and long walks along this truly beautiful beach.

Portrush is well known for its three sandy beaches, the West Strand, East Strand and White Rocks (blue flag), just a mile and a half from the cottage. They are popular with surfers and have several surf schools.

From personal experience, the bustling Ramore Wine Bar offers a broad, well-priced menu (children welcome) and 55 Degrees North is a good option for afternoon tea with great views (children welcome). Further afield, Tartine in Bushmills offers delicious food and an interesting wine list.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday cottage in Portrush, United Kingdom

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Spring 2018
9 Apr 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
2 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
Last days of Summer mini break
25 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
2 night minimum stay
Autumn 2018
2 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
5 Nov 2018 - 16 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
Christmas 2018
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
4 night minimum stay
New Year 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
2 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
1 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019
2 night minimum stay
Easter 2019
14 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
5 night minimum stay
Spring 2019
28 Apr 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit AU$178.41

Booking Notes:
1. Call or email to agree arrival and departure dates. We are happy to reserve dates whilst you finalise travel plans.
2. When we receive your deposit (30%) your dates are confirmed.
3. The balance (70%) is due 28 days before your stay.
4. Please bring along a £100 damage deposit cheque on arrival. We destroy this cheque after your stay.

We accept bank transfers, PayPayl or cheques for deposit and balance payments.

Changeover Day:
We offer flexible stays of 2 nights or more for most of the year. July and August stays are for 7 nights from Saturday to Saturday. For Christmas and New Year stays are for 7 nights. We'll be there to greet you on arrival (usually 3pm Summer stays, 4.30pm non-Summer). Departure is any time before 10am.

Call Nicci on 07514324455 or email to check availability or find out about our special offers and late deals.

We are proud supporters of people with Down's Syndrome and their families. Ask about our year round discount.

If you want to, or have to, cancel your booking, please phone us as soon as possible. The day we receive your notice is the date on which your booking will be cancelled. Cancellation charges are as follows:

Cancellation notice of 29 days or more = no charge

Cancellation notice of 15-28 days = 50% cancellation charge

Cancellation notice of 0-14 days = 100% cancellation charge

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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