This is a stunning new 5 bedroom house set in private mature grounds with exquisite views of the sea, golf course, Rathlin Island and Glenshesk. There is a main bathroom, 2 ensuite bathrooms and downstairs toilet. There is a fabulous sunroom with vaulted church style mahogany ceiling. Family and dining areas are open plan providing a wonderful space with double doors leading to the kitchen.
The exterior is lit by floodlights and recessed ground lighting forming an arc. There is a large fully landscaped garden area with space for helicopter landing. The property benefits from double glazing, a fully monitored ADT security alarm system, a beam vacuum system, a luxury hand made kitchen with granite work surfaces and American style fridge-freezer. Outside there is a double detached garage with room for boat storage.
Attractions!: Lots to do (if you choose) or simply enjoy the stunning scenery and nature's gifts!
Lots of walking (beach, forest, hill), cycling, mountain biking, horse-riding, jet-skiing, kiting, water-skiing, swimming and of course - golf! Several nearby courses (Ballycastle, Royal Portrush, Portstewart, Bushfoot, Cushendall to name but a few). A dozen tennis courts (grass and cement), fishing, bowls, and badminton all available locally. Arts and crafts a speciality.
Carrck-a-Rede rope bridge and world heritage site of Giant's Causeway 20 minutes away. Bushmills Distillery 15 minutes. Several top quality restaurants are near to hand and traditional Irish music sessions can be enjoyed over a pint of Guinness in one of the nearby pubs. All your shopping needs are at your doorstep.
Island Hopping!: Enjoy a high speed boat trip across to nearby Rathlin Island and visit the seals in their natural habitat or the seabirds at the RSPB Bird Sanctuary. Also available - whale watching! Go a little further to the Scottish Isles and enjoy tours of the distilleries of Islay. Visit for the day or spend the night!
Beaches: The local area boasts several stunning award winning beaches with miles of golden sands. There is of course Ballycastle beach, Cushendall, Cushendun, Portrush, Portstewart, Portballintrae and Whitepark Bay. These are child friendly and safe for swimming from.
What a truly spectacular holiday home! We had a wonderful time in gorgeous Ballycastle, with both adults and children promising to return! The house is exquisite, meeting all the needs of our family and the surrounding area is full of activities and surprises. We have travelled across the globe but feel that the scenery and hospitality in this gem of a place is unrivalled!
Loved the area, loved the house which was very well-equipped, clean, airy and very spacious - provided an excellent base from which to explore Ballycastle and surrounding area. Family of three generations, and everyone very happy there. Will be back!
It has hard to find a vacation rental that checks all the boxes - location, price, quality, size; etc, but this place did it for us, and then some. It sits up high enough to really get a good view of farmland, cliffs and, most days, Rathlin Island. 10 minute walk downhill takes you to the town, restaurants, bars, shops, the harbor, beach, children's playground, buses; etc. The walk back uphill can be a little bit harder some days, especially if you have already been hiking or walking all day. However, great exercise in fresh air meant we all lost a few pounds whilst we enjoyed the scenery on the way back.
I'm from Northern Ireland (now living and working in Atlanta), and grew up along the North Antrim coast, so I wanted to show my wife and 7 year old daughter the sights and beauty of this area. They fell in love with Ballycastle and really felt totally relaxed staying at the property.
We had family staying with us the first week and some friends during the second week, but it never felt cramped because there are 5 bedrooms and three bathrooms, plus a sun room, living and dining room, big garden for the kids to run around in. The house felt spacious, airy and was always really sunny and bright. The kitchen featured a gas stovetop, big "American" fridge and came with all the coffee machines, toasters, silverware, cups, bowls; etc you'd ever need.
Neighbors were quiet and friendly - my daughter made friends the first day she arrived and played every day with them for the next 2 weeks, so she was really happy.
We took a couple of ferry day trips to Rathlin Island which I highly recommend. Very unique place - book tickets 24 hours in advance though. We also travelled a fair bit along the coast to the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge; etc and really appreciated how easy the drive was to get to those areas. Very short journeys along quiet country roads with spectacular scenery. Great base for anyone coming over on a "Game of Thrones" sightseeing tour as you could easily check out 7 or 8 within 30 miles of this house.
Overall, we loved every second of staying here and can't wait to come back. The owner, Ronan, was very responsive and friendly. 100% trustworthy, which is important to me when making transactions with someone new. Ronan was always available by cell call or a quick text and he really made us feel at home and relaxed. Very happy memories of this house and Ballycastle that will tide us over until we return - hopefully next year.
This house was exactly what we expected! We had an extended holiday in the North and this was a great home base! The house is very well appointed and we truly felt at “home”.
We were an extended family from Canada and had lots of room in the house. The house is well kept and very comfortable. The view and location are awesome. You can find everything you need in Ballycastle. The owner is very attentive and very quick to respond to any questions or inquires.
We had a gathering of the family clan and this house was perfect for that occasion it had lots of room in the house and yard and our guests had no issue parking.
I would recommend this home and would certainly return if we get another opportunity to visit!
Stayed for a five day break in June 2011when attending a wedding.
The property lives up to its description - "Stunning new home in exquisite location" - although we didn't try to land a helicopter, and is in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK.
Gilbert and family and friends
Just back from a girls reunion here at the end of February and could not have picked a better house or location. There were 11 of us from all over the UK and it was the perfect spot. The house is just gorgeous, has a great open plan layout and is really well equipped –we sat in one night and had everything we needed to cook a 3 course meal. It was so comfortable and relaxing that we spent a long afternoon and evening watching the rugby and simply lying about chatting. In fact, 2 of the girls who live in Belfast went up early to get everything set up and when they opened the door to greet us it was literally like walking into someone’s house, so at home did we feel. A special mention must go to the 3 bathrooms (godsend for 11 girls!) and the American style fridge complete with ice machine for those afternoon G&Ts!
We were 10 minutes walk from the seafront and the gorgeous beach. Ballycastle is a lovely spot that is really busy in summer. It is quieter during the winter months, however there is nothing better than walking along an unspoiled beach and we also had a great night in O’Connor’s pub in the town (again only 15 minutes walk from the house). We had gone to the Central bar to watch a Rugby match and it was absolutely packed so we went across the road to O’Connor’s and managed to get a wee spot in the corner where we were well looked after by the barman. Ballycastle is also a perfect base for exploring the North Coast.
I couldn’t recommend both the house and the location enough for a big group or family getaway. All the girls commented on what a find it was–so much so that we are planning an annual trip.
Ronan was very helpful from start to finish (and very patient with our constant questions!). Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely home –we’ll be back!
We rented this property over Christmas 2007. The owner was very helpful and responsive during the booking process. It is a very lovely house with plenty of room for the 10 of us, as its description promised. All facilities were of a very high standard and the kitchen has most of the equipment needed - we managed to cook a huge Christmas dinner with no problems at all. It was very clean and well maintained. During a really cold couple of days extra bedding was brought round by the housekeeper without being prompted because she was worried we might be cold - a really nice touch. We had pre-ordered a turkey and christmas tree from shops in the village and everyone was very friendly and helpful. The beach is lovely, just a short walk away, pubs are good. Belfast is an hour drive away with good shopping and theatre etc. I would recommend this house for a really comfortable stay, friendly locals and beautiful scenery.
Ballycastle is a quiet and peaceful seaside town surrounded by some of Ireland’s most well known tourist attractions. With the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and Carrick-a-Rede Rope bridge on one side and the scenic glens on the other, what more could anyone ask for.
Apart from being surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty, Ballycastle is one of the few remaining towns on the North Coast unaffected by commercialism. As a conservation area it has retained much of its original character offers much flair and charm.
The property is only a short stroll from Ballycastle town centre and can be described as a paradise for sports lovers with its well known grass tennis courts, bowling green and superb 18-hole golf course flanked by the River Margy on one side (known for it’s fishing qualities) and picturesque long sandy beach on the other.
Enjoy a scenic boat trip to Rathlin Island or the whiskey distilleries on Islay and marvel at the seals and whales en route!