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Eagry Cottage, at the heart of the Causeway Coastal Route

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,100 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Sleeps 5 plus baby - 3 bedrooms, 1 full bathroom, 1 half bathroom

'Eagry Cottage' offers luxury self catering accommodation just walking distance from the geological wonders of the Giant's Causeway. Located in Bushmills, the area offers excellent beaches, great fishing, pony trekking and a royal links golf course - all just a few minutes drive away, making the bustling little village the perfect base for a holiday in Northern Ireland.

Situated a few minutes walk from the center of the Bushmills, the cottage is spacious, scrupulously clean and very comfortable. The lounge seats 7 people comfortably with the cosiness of an open fire on cooler evenings while a paved patio offers a peaceful suntrap on warmer days. The excellently equipped kitchen accommodates 6 diners and a separate utility room contains a washer/dryer, sink, microwave and dishwasher.

A travel cot, high chair and stair gate are also available for our littlest guests, All year round, there's a warm Irish welcome with peace and quiet to relax in.

More Details

Etta Halliday
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 30, 2017

About Etta Halliday

Belfast born and bred and currently living in another small fishing village with lots of history in Co Down. I love the rugged Co Antrim coastline just as much - particularly the great first gasp of 'north coast' sea air every visit - wonderfully restorative!

Etta Halliday purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Etta Halliday chose Northern Ireland

It's walking distance to the places I love most - Giant's Causeway and Dunluce Castle. I'm a 'Chronicles of Narnia' fan and if this landscape could inspire CS Lewis, it's inspirational for this writer too.

What makes this cottage unique

It's a home from home - for me, my family and it seems our guests love it just as much. I love that our little cluster of homes is surrounded by fields and hedgerows yet walk for just a handful of minutes and you're at the restaurants and stores in the village. Perfectly peaceful and perfectly positioned.


Bushmills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • In addition to the two upstairs bathrooms, there is a downstairs cloakroom with basin and wc.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , en suite shower room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Bedroom 1: en suite contains shower, basin, wc. Linen and towels included in the rental. A travel cot, high chair and stair gate are available for babies.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Patio area to rear of the cottage is gated and safe for children.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(34 traveler reviews)

Eagry Cottage, at the heart of the Causeway Coastal Route
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
Oceanside, CA

Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed at the Eagry Cottage in Bushmills for 3 nights and absolutely loved it. The house is very clean and has everything anyone would need for a comfortable stay. Etta is very accommodating, has great communication and responds very quickly with any questions. The house is located near many main tourist attractions in Northern Ireland. Perfectly located for a great time. We definitely will be back to Ireland again and would love to stay at this location again and would recommend it to family and friends also.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the lovely review Alaina and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Northern Ireland! Come back soon.
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Downingtown, PA

Eagry Cottage - Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Great location and set up for a small family...relaxing. Lovely town (which is an easy walk) and very close to Royal Portrush (golf) and Giant's Causeway. Etta's communications throughout the stay were very helpful and I would highly recommend for folks visiting from USA. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Kevin. Hope you enjoyed the golf too! Welcome back anytime.
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Beautiful home in a beautiful region

  • 5 of 5

We were two middle aged Australian couples and this was a perfect place to stay in a beautiful region of Northern Ireland. It is accurately depicted in the pictures and description provided and is a great 'home away from home' - there is everything provided that you could need for a short or long stay. Etta was very easy to deal with and responded to any question very quickly. I would highly recommend this property to friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review - we're really glad you'd a good stay and enjoyed your visit.
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Great location

  • 5 of 5

Thanks for a great stay in Bushmills. The house was perfect for our family of 4. The location was great to explore Giant's causeway and surroundings. Thank you for the milk and cookies upon arrival. Nice!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were delighted to welcome you and are glad you enjoyed your visit - it really is a great base to explore from! Thanks for the lovely review.
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Fantastic village home away from home while exploring the stunning Antrim region.

  • 5 of 5

A small group of women (3) stayed for three nights at Eagry cottage. It is situated in what I would describe as a quiet, safe, new residential estate with similar styled homes on each side of the street. It is indeed beside the Bushmills distillery. The home is large, clean, reasonably well maintained and offers lots of opportunity for a group of friends or family to settle in comfortably. Getting access to the home was easy and communication with Etta was very prompt. We were able to get some basic groceries the first night at 10pm at the nearby Spar store 5 mins walk. The village is only a 7 min walk and you can find a great fruiterer/florist for fresh veggies/fruits and there is a good selection of off sales for beer/wine etc. There are some really fantastic restaurants in the village that were all highlighted in the house manual Etta provides. We are a group of foodies who love good food and the quality and choice all within a few minutes walk was outstanding. Make reservations as they are often full.The wifi in the house was exceptional and we experienced no problems. Beds were comfortable and the pillows/duvets provided are clean and comfy. Bathroom with shower upstairs is a good size. We did struggle to get good water pressure but i noticed that seemed to be an issue throughout Ireland. We loved hanging out in the living room at night after our daily adventures and sitting around the kitchen table for breakfast. My family on my mothers side all live in nearby Coleraine so we chose the location to make our family visits easy. What a wonderful surprise though to see what Bushmills had to offer and how easy it was to get around to all the tourists spots. We took the small train from Bushmills to the Giants Causeway which was super easy and a scenic 15 min ride. The train is about two mins outside of town from the roundabout with good parking available. Saved us from dealing with the busy roads up to the Causeway. Make sure to check the return times for the train. Highly recommend a trip to Downhill to the castle, Mussenden temple, and the incredible beach. Castlerock was also a nostalgic stop for us as well as Portrush and Portstewart. All the locals in the village were super friendly and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Evelyn thank you for such a fulsome review - it will certainly be a help to other guests as they decide where to stay. It's a great area to visit and we pride ourselves on great quality produ've and I'm glad you got to sample the fare in the local restaurants. Enjoy the good memories of your visit and come back someday.
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Great base, spacious house

  • 5 of 5

Good location for exploring many attractions. Lovely spacious house, was like home from home with the book's, kids toys & kitchen cupboard essentials available. Etta was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you (and your children) felt at home - that's what we aim for so you can get on with enjoying your holiday! Always welcome back.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Ferry
49 Miles
Nearest Train
9 Miles
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Portballintrae, White Rocks, Portrush Strands
Car: recommended

Bushmills is just one hour from Belfast International airport, yet it's another world. We're right at the heart of the stunning Causeway Coastal Route - the essential Irish journey. With nine breathtaking Glens of Antrim to cycle, walk or drive, Eagry Cottage is less than a handful of miles from the main attractions: it's just 2 miles to the Giant's Causeway (World Heritage Site), Portballintrae beach, Dunluce Castle, Royal Portrush Golf Course, great surfing, and we're right on the doorstep of the famous Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery - 'legally' making whiskey since 1608!

There are great restaurants, pubs, coffee shops and craft nooks just an easy, short stroll away as well as seaside towns, fishing villages, National Trust properties and tiny, peaceful harbors to visit.

Pony trekking, the Old Llammas Fair in Ballycastle (August), the North West 200 road race (motorbikes) and Bird Sanctuary on Rathlin Island are all within easy reach of the house.

Golf: Links golf is the game played on a course designed by mother nature with as many humps and bumps as you like with a view unequalled for it's beauty! At Eagry Cottage, we love to boast one of the word's top links courses almost on our doorstep. Royal Portrush - just 3 miles away and home to the 2012 Irish Open! ('Home' to Rory McIlroy, Graeme McDowell - GMac, Darren Clarke and Padraig Harrington - if you have to ask.... you're not a golfer!)

The Royal County Down Course is easily within driving distance too, though by the time you've tested your skills on the marvellous Portstewart and Castlerock courses as well, we think you'll have enough travellers tales to tell of the game at it's best, along one of the world's most spectacular coastlines.

All courses have specific information on their respective websites - easy enough to find on the web.


Rates & Availability

Bushmills Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
North West 200 Race Week
Apr 25 2017 - May 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Summer
May 15 2017 - Jun 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jun 26 2017 - Jul 4 2017
2 night minimum stay
Irish Open Gold
Jul 5 2017 - Jul 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 11 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Oct 1 2017 - Nov 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Low season
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $258.72

Payment is encouraged using the Book Now button on this site.

~ Bookings are secured on receipt of a completed booking form (emailed following an enquiry) and 100 British pounds deposit.

~ A security deposit of 200 British Pounds is required before any booking commences and will be fully refunded within 10 days after completion of the booking.

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