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Ballintoy Beach Cottage, Romantic Seaside Getaway, Game of Thrones Location

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Stunning Cottage Located on Prime Waterfront Location on Ballintoy Beach

You won’t find many locations in the world, let alone Northern Ireland, to rival the spectacular setting of our traditionally styled, secluded Beach Cottage. Ballintoy is famous for its picturesque church, 19th century harbour, small sandy beaches and more recently as a film location for several scenes in the, award winning, Game of Thrones television series. Our cottage is perched on the side of a cliff, overlooking the beach. You don’t get much closer to nature than this wonderful location where you will wake up to the sun rising, across the ocean, from behind Rathlin Island.

Apart from sporting activities, golf, water sports, walking, cycling, angling and horse riding, visitors have access to The Magnificent Seven Must Sees (Causeway Coast and Glens) on their doorstep – Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Dark Hedges, Downhill Demesne and Hezlett House, Dunluce Castle, The Nine Glens of Antrim, Bushmills Distillery with the opportunity to discover a whole lot more.

Enjoy the warmth and home comforts offered by this accommodation as you absorb the beauty of the dramatic surroundings on your doorstep as well as that of the North Antrim Coastline and beyond.

The house offers comforts of a modern home with open plan kitchen/living room, bathroom with bath and large shower, two bedrooms with king size beds, raised decking area to front, just above the beach. Oil fired central heating and an open fire. Parking available.

NITB approved self-catering property.

More Details

Owner
Louise Nelson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, Other languages - email only please.
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

About Louise Nelson

Retired couple who split their time between France and N Ireland. We have been running holiday lets for the past ten years and are committed to giving our guests the perfect holiday experience in the magical locations of both Sablet, Provence, France and Ballintoy, Causeway Coast, N Ireland.

Louise Nelson purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Louise Nelson chose Ballycastle

Location, location, location in this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Sit in the warmth and comfort of our living room and look straight out across the sea in the direction of Rathlin Island with the Scottish Islands in the distance. Truly magical any season of the year.

What makes this cottage unique

Spectacular, front line views of the sea, situated directly above the beach. Convenient for visiting tourist attractions of the Causeway Coast. Peaceful location away from the harbour area of Ballintoy.

Amenities

Ballycastle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Spacious bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
  • Twin beds available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9444447 based on 54 reviews
5

A Hidden Gem

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 3 night stay in this amazing hidden cottage. We arrived on Friday in the dark so waking up in the morning to such awesome views was just breathtaking! The sounds of the sea right on the doorstep, the stunning views, the ever changing light and weather made for endless fascination and some pretty impressive photos. The cottage was comfy and cosy only aided by a roaring peat fire in the evenings. I have been to Ballintoy as a child and for day visits as an adult and I have never been aware of this lovely little cottage on this side of the harbour. Truly the most stunning location I have ever stayed in as agreed by all in our party. Cannot recommend highly enough!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very many thanks for choosing our cottage for your stay in Ballintoy and for taking the time to write a review. We value your positive comments and are delighted you and your party enjoyed your stay. It is always a pleasure to host guests, such as yourselves, who not only appreciate their accommodation but the natural, organic beauty of it's unique setting on the Causeway Coast with, as you say, 'ever changing light and weather'. Hopefully your photos will be a reminder of your stay and you will consider returning at some point in the future. Warmest regards. Louise and John
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5

Charming cottage in a stunning location.

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ballintoy Beach Cottage and had a lovely welcome from Jane. It was always lovely to return to the cottage after a days walking and sightseeing. The location is stunning and we even managed to sit outside in October for our breakfast on the terrace. An extra bonus was waking up and seeing a seal sat on the rocks.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Clean, tidy and comfortable. Location is simply outstanding. Access for cars isn't great.

  • 4 of 5

We had a brilliant few days at the cottage. Small and cosy with the open fire lit and watching the ocean from the living room is just so relaxing. Will definitely be back. Only minor issue we had was the access road. You either have to reverse in or reverse out and the lane needs to have tarmac laid as it is currently loose stones. Just a minor point though.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Stephen, thank you for choosing our cottage, for taking the time to write a review and for your positive comments. Re our access, tarmacing is unfortunately not an option and to be honest it would still be a drive in reverse out scenario or vice versa. We resurfaced the lane in June then again at the end of August after severe weather conditions washed it away, one day later it had to be repaired after further rain. Parking at the top of the lane is a safe option for those less confident drivers. Unfortunately, it's the price we pay for having a holiday cottage in such a unique, peaceful and tranquil location. We look forward to your return.
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5

Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

We loved it! Cottage very clean and well equipped. Views spectular. . The access is not easy.. Very steep drive down on loose stones. We left the car up on the road. Wifi also not reliable. WE could not phone from the cottage. We would have liked to meet the owner but she was not available. However, Jane was there. Admittedly, we arrived late due to lost luggage from Amsterdam but reception was not terrific. For example, we were not told where to dispose of our garbage and it was not indicated in the very skimpy .."welcome" file available. Btw the key is in the airing cupboard. For the price, I would have expected at least some milk fridge as a welcome, as I have experienced in other holiday lets in Northern Ireland. Would I return? Yes 100% :)

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your positive comments, we are interested to hear you would consider returning despite your disappointments. There were many difficulties due to your late arrival not the least of all the lack of communication. Our housekeeper very kindly remained on site possibly for over two hours in the dark at the top of our laneway after the arranged arrival time - I was never meant to be there. It can be most frustrating in situations where airlines lose luggage but I understand there were other reasons for your lateness that could have been avoided. We monitor and control our central heating via Wi-Fi and throughout your stay we paid particular attention to its usage as a result of alerts we received due to the excessively high temperatures so I can't understand when you had a problem with the service. The phone line, which is not for general guest use, is currently being tested. I address all problems as a matter of urgency, once alerted and take my holiday let business very seriously.
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5

Beautiful Coastal Location

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed almost 2 weeks in this wonderful location. Conveniently located, this charming cottage is ideal as a home base for touring the Antrim Coast. Belfast International Airport was an easy drive of about 1 3/4 hr.

The cottage was immaculate upon our arrival and we received a warm and friendly greeting from Jane, who was also quick to respond when there was a question mid-visit. The kitchen was fully equipped with all the necessities for dining in and there was always plenty of nice hot water. Decor is simple and cozy. We enjoyed the ever changing view out the front door-Sheep Island, Rathlin Island, and Scotland beyond (on most days) and the beautiful blue/green ocean waters. When the sun graced us the deck overlooking the beach was a perfect spot for a glass of wine or afternoon tea.

There are 2 lovely tea rooms nearby, one of which is a very quick walk, for lunch on days we did not venture far. Ballycaste and Bushmills were convenient for groceries and other essentials. There are also 2 pubs located just a quick drive into the village.

The bed was comfortable and we were cozy each night. We look forward to returning to Ballintoy Cottage on a future trip. It is ideal for a couple, two if the weather is perfect and allows for outdoor dining. I hope the next guests enjoy their stay as much as we did ours.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

Quiet, peaceful and saw some dolphins

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
46 Miles
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ballintoy
Nearest Ferry
52 Miles
Larne
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Ballycastle
Nearest Train
16 Miles
Coleraine
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Ballintoy, Red Door
Nearest Beach
1 Metres
Situated directly on Ballintoy Beach
Car: necessary

Golf

Northern Ireland has become famous for golf thanks to the talent of our local players. Choose from one of three golf courses, only minutes drive from your holiday location, Royal Portrush, Bushfoot in Portballintrae and Ballycastle, all providing top quality courses, wonderful seaside locations. There are, however, many other accessible golf courses in the area.

Game of Thrones

Enjoy the stunning scenery within the Causeway Coast and Glens which represented everything from Winterfell to the King’s Road, The Iron Islands to Stormlands, stand on the spot where Lannisters schemed, stroll in the footsteps of Starks. Visit sites used in the production of the award-winning television series Game of Thrones, such as Ballintoy Harbour and Beach (on your doorstep), Larrybane, Murlough Bay and Fairhead, Cushendun Caves, Portstewart Strand and the Dark Hedges (one of the most photographed tree lined roads in Ireland).

Walking

The cottage is situated in one of the most picturesque locations of the North Antrim Coast between Ireland’s only World Heritage Site, Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. This stunning harbour location, still used by fishermen, sailors, canoeists and divers, enables walkers to reach both these destinations by foot, along paths protected by The National Trust, whilst absorbing the breathtaking scenery of the coastline, not least of all that of White Park Bay, Portbradden and Dunseverick Harbour. Check out the Causeway Coast Way and Moyle Way Routes

Equestrian

Equestrian centres provide qualified, helpful and experienced guides allowing advanced riders and novices alike to enjoy trekking. Full and half day treks and lessons are available for all ages and abilities at several centres such as Island Equestrian Centre, Coleraine, Sheans Riding Centre, Armoy and Maddybenny Riding Centre, Portrush.

Cycling

The many trails of the Causeway Coast and Glens deliver stunning views of vast and varied landscapes and can be as much fun or as energetic as you want it to be. There is no better way to see some of Northern Ireland’s top tourist spots than from two wheels. (www.cycleni.com)

Fishing

The Causeway Coast and Glens is an angler’s paradise. Fresh water fishing (salmon) at the River Bush (permit required), sea fishing on an organised trip or simply take your fishing rod and have a go off the rocks directly in front of the cottage, if luck is with you, you can BBQ your catch on the raised deck overlooking the beach and ocean and watch the reflection of the sunset on Sheep Island, simply magical.

Rathlin and other Boat Trips

Hop on one of the regular ferry crossings from Ballycastle, only a few minutes’ drive from the cottage, to experience the charm and serenity of Rathlin Island and to visit the Rathlin West Light Seabird Centre or an exhibition in the Richard Branson Centre, don’t leave, however, before having a pint of the black stuff in McCuaig’s bar or a coffee at the Harbour Cafe.

Organised boat trips can also be arranged for those wishing to take a closer look at our spectacular coastline and cliffs from the sea. For the sports enthusiast you may prefer to make this journey by canoe stopping by on some secluded cove for a picnic.

Heritage and History

The Heritage and Historical Trail gives a fascinating insight into the lives of the Irish Clans and Chieftains, also the rich and colourful characters that rose to prominence in the early 16th and 17th centuries and the strong influence of the famous McDonnell Clan and their links to the Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland. Visit sites along the Causeway Coastal Route from Dunluce to Carrickfergus.

Food

When you’re out and about, choose from a growing number of restaurants and cafe’s offering quality local food, from Harry’s Shack in Portstewart, Ramore Restaurant Complex, Portrush, Babushka Cafe, South Pier, Portrush, Lost and Found Cafe, Coleraine, French Rooms, Bushmills, Thyme and Co and Central Bar, Ballycastle returning home to Ballintoy for some coffee and cake at the popular Roarkes cafe or a meal at the Red Door, Harbour Road or the Fullerton Arms Restaurants in Ballintoy village, where you may be lucky enough to experience one of the twice weekly, tradition Irish music sessions.

Local Events and Culture

Don’t miss out on the many local cultural and sporting events by visiting the various local information centres in Ballycastle and Bushmills or planning in advance by visiting the following site: www.visitcausewaycoastandglens.com.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $26.4

Please feel free to contact the owner for a personalised quote.

Prices are inclusive of central heating, final clean, bedlinen, towels and tea towels; store cupboard ingredients, general household consumables - toilet roll, kitchen roll, dishwashing liquid, hand wash etc.

Deposit £200 per week booked.

For bookings of less than one week, full rental must be paid upon confirmation of booking.

While I do not charge a security deposit, guests remain responsible for any breakage or damage occurred during their stay and must report any accidents prior to their departure so as arrangements can be made for repair or replacement of the item/s. This condition will form part of the booking contract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.