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Beautiful Iona cottage with Stunning views of the North Coast

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

***Doggies welcome! £20 cleaning fee. No doggies in bedrooms please***

Welcome to Iona Cottage situated 3 miles above the beautiful seaside village of Castlerock with stunning views of the Bann Estuary where Castlerock beach and Portstewart strand meet. This three bedroom, cottage style detached bungalow, with an immaculate interior, has everything you need for your self-catering holiday. We want you to have a fantastic stay with us and hope a lovely welcome pack of Wine, scones & jam will help set you on your way. The cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished to a high standard, with a lovely wood burning stove for those chilly nights and french doors that led out to a small patio (complete with patio furniture) with stunning views of the coast below. The front garden is private and enclosed with an eight hole putting green to keep the kiddies entertained.

Accommodation comprises of three bedrooms – two double and one twin, a contemporary bathroom with walk in shower and a bright modern open plan lounge/living and dining room with a cosy wood burner (complementary basket of logs on arrival) to supplement the oil fired central heating system. The kitchen is fully equipped with electric cooker, toaster, iron, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle, washing machine and tumbler dryer. Our Flatscreen TV complete with freeview in the living area comes with a DVD player and a selection of dvds along with an Nintendo Wii and a few games for those rainy afternoons!

Iona cottage has private parking for 3 cars and is situated 5 mins drive to all amenities that Castlerock has to offer such as Golf club, restaurant, pubs, Downhill & Castlerock beach (where scenes of HBO's game of Thrones have been shot), local shop/post office, bakery, surf/beach shop, cafes, butcher, beauty parlour, chippy & Chinese restaurant. Exorna garage is located on the main road open from 7am to 11pm daily and stocks nearly everything you possibly need with loads of offers.

**********High Season (30th June - 1st Oct) 7 nights minimum stay - Saturday changeover day**********

More Details

Owner
Ronan Mullan
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 10, 2017

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
City of Derry
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Berthas bar/Temple Bar
Nearest Ferry
56 Miles
Larne
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Castlerock Golf Club
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Castlerock
Nearest Motorway
30 Miles
Ballymena
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Castlerock Golf Club
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Castlerock
Car: necessary

Castlerock was named in the list of top ten places to live in N.Ireland 2016. Let Iona cottage be your base and live like the locals and find out why the area is so special. The Beautiful and majestic North Coast Of Northern Ireland is on your doorstep. Famous for our golf courses, restaurants, stunning beaches and breathtaking scenery. The North Coast area is truly wonderful for golf, it offers both links courses to delightful parkland.

Surfing is the ideal sport for Irish weather and the North Coast is a great area for all watersports. With several Award-winning Blue Flag beaches the surf on the North Coast of Ireland is widely reported to be some of the best in the world. Surfers can expect swell in excess of 18ft in the winter and up to around 8ft in the summer. Within Northern Ireland you will find some of the most stunning beaches in Europe. The natural formation of the coastline provide long stretches of golden sand and impressive sand dunes. Several of our beaches have been awarded with the prestigious Blue Flag award. Activities on local beaches include surfing, body boarding, sea kayaking, surf kayaking, wind surfing, sub aqua and sea angling. Every region has it must see attractions and the North coast have so many on offer, your family will never run out of things to do. With Dunluce Castle, Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Mussenden Temple and Bushmills Distillery to visit you will have the perfect excuse to come back. There are a wide range of places to dine including The Kitchen @ Castlerock golf club, Shanannigans, Kargo 56, The New York Inn, Amici & the Cromore Halt in Portstewart, and The Giants Causeway Hotel & The Bushmills Inn to name a few!

There are lots of opportunities for Angling on the North Coast with a local Salmon fishery called Moorbrook Lodge only a minutes drive away. Walking is a popular activity with many North Coast visitors. Some wish to simply take a gentle stroll along the resorts seafronts; others prefer a brisk walk along the beach as stimulating exercise surrounded by fresh air and fantastic scenery. Many people like to walk the coastal routes or venture inland to the hills.

Amenities

Castlerock Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
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Beautiful Iona cottage with Stunning views of the North Coast
average rating of 4.111111 based on 9 reviews
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Lovely cottage, stunning views, very cosy

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely family holiday at Iona, and had a good greeting from Lesley, with very welcome scones/wine. The cottage made for a good base to explore the North Coast, and we enjoyed it very much, including our dog. Highlights were the beach walks, ferry to Donegal, and relaxing

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Iona Cottage

  • 2 of 5

We arrived at Iona Cottage around 7pm. We were greeted by Lesley Who showed us around the Cottage. No Hot water in the mornings as the lady didn't want guests touching her central heating system. Also had one blind down all the time because part of one of the out buildings was left to rot. Shame their wasn't a swimming pool and the Grass was only cut halfway through the week. Definitely won't be staying at Iona Cottage again

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Christopher, Apologies for the outbuilding....It is Lesley's intention to have this removed. Lesley informed you not to touch the heating system as we have had trouble in the past with people mashing buttons and breaking the system. The shower in the bathroom is electric so its always hot. She did however show you how to press the boost button on the control panel if you needed extra hot water in the morning. You should have called/messaged and we would have been able to help you out in this matter rather than leave a poor review? Slightly confused regarding the swimming pool comment also....
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Cosy and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

This was out second stay at Iona Cottage. It is very comfortable and with the wood burner on, it is indeed very warm and cosy - even in February. The dogs loved it especially as it is so close to Downhill beach which is just an amazing place.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cottage and great accommodations.

  • 4 of 5

Met promptly by the owner who showed us around and then led us into town to get some food and drink from the only shop open. A little far from sights and shopping for a short stay but we loved it! We would go again for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful cottage that is full of charm. It was beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Really enjoyed all aspects of our weekend and we had small children so the garden was great for playing in. Views fab and a brilliant location for touring. Would highly recommend a visit.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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An amazing journey

  • 5 of 5

Really beautiful and peaceful house next to Corelaine!

We have been welcome more as members of their family than just strangers!

I do recommend if you wish to visit this beautiful region of Ireland :)

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $132
Pet Fee $26.4

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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