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Authentic, charming, eighteenth century rural Irish stone cottage NITB 3 Star

Bedrooms 2
Space 700 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms 1 bathroom Property sleeps 4 plus infant

This traditional Irish stone cottage, from the eighteenth century, has been lovingly maintained, balancing the charm of original features with modern conveniences. Coves’ Cottage is cozy and quaint with original rustic stonewalls & floors. The cottage meets all criteria for 4 star, but for central heating. There is a wood burning stove (wood provided) and electric heat to keep cottage warm and cosy.

All on ground floor accommodation comprises two bedrooms. There is an open plan living/dining/kitchen area, which includes Freeview digital TV, DVD & WIFI. The kitchen area is comprised of a traditional Belfast Sink, washing machine/dryer, electric cooker, dishwasher, coffee-maker etc. The bathroom has a shower over a Victorian style slipper bath, sink, toilet. A wood burning stove in living area (wood incl.) provides warmth and romance in addition to electric heating in bedrooms and bathroom (metered). There is secure off road parking for 2 cars and covered parking for motor bikes/bicycles. Garden area facilities include a summer house, BBQ and picnic table. Wonderful rural views, minutes from some of Ireland's most visited natural attractions.

More Details

Rosalind McMullan
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 2018


Bushmills Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom heated by electricity, Victorian style slipper bath with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , Available on request
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds one bunk style
  • 2 bedrooms heated with electricity. One double room with double bed and second bedroom has two single beds, one bunk style.
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • 2 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Housekeeper
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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Authentic, charming, eighteenth century rural Irish stone cottage NITB 3 Star
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews

Beautiful and charming cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely relaxing stay at the cottage which was very comfortable and charming. It was ideally located very close to White Park Bay beach and the stunning causeway coastal route, with so many beautiful and stunning locations and landmarks within easy distance. Rosalind was so welcoming and very informative of the local area. She was able to advise of everything from beautiful coffee shops and restaurants to visit to off the beaten track scenic walks. We had a fantastic time 😊?

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Sooke BC

Wonderful people very accommodating

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful area out standing hosts

Made us feel welcome. I would rent from them again!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Whitefish, MT

A perfect way to experience the north coast of Northern Ireland

  • 5 of 5

A perfect accommodation for a visit to Northern Ireland. Cozy, comfortable and with a historic flavor, my wife and I found this cottage to be the highlight of our trip, right down to the peat and wood fire that provided heat every evening. Beautiful rural setting, but conveniently located close to the town of Bushmills and the Giant's Causeway. As it is off the beaten path, try to arrive before dark. Rosalind was so helpful and even provided us with food from her kitchen after we arrived late our first night. If you really want to experience the culture of the north coast, stay in this wonderful cottage!

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place, great location!

  • 5 of 5

We spent about a week at The Coves. Rosalind was a most generous host, with her time and sight seeing suggestions, with plenty of firewood, and fruit cakes because we liked them so much.

The cottage is quaint and very Irish in appearance but it is very comfortable and has all the conveniences for a comfortable stay. The location is perfect for exploring the North Coast and if the weather cooperates (which it did for us) there are some great coastal hikes. Accommodation-wise, The Coves was the highlight of our trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A welcoming and quaint dog-friendly cottage near the north Antrim coast

  • 4 of 5

We had a most enjoyable stay in The Coves and were made most welcome by Rosalind and her husband John.

The cottage proved the ideal base for our short trip and is suited for couples or families, with one double room and another with bunk beds.

The sitting room and kitchen is very nicely decorated, combining the old world charm of a traditional Irish cottage, including a wood burning stove, with modern conveniences of a cooker, microwave, fridge, dish washer and coffee maker.

Rosalind had stocked the kitchen with bread, homemade jam, fresh milk and orange juice, as well as fuel for the stove. She also gave us information as to dog friendly places where we could eat with our dog.

The cottage is ideally located for visiting the north Antrim coast and its beautiful beaches, the Giant's Causeway and the Glens.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic cottage - book it

  • 5 of 5

Cottage is very idyllic, charming, comfortable and well kept. Location is excellent next to whitepark bay beach. Welcome pack of pancakes milk and jam was a nice touch, and hosts were lovely and extra helpful. Great for kids. Better than many hotels and guest houses if you need some space and appreciate a personal touch. Would stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Belfast International Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
1.2 Miles
White Park Bay

Coves' Cottage enjoys a rural setting 1½ miles from spectacular White Park Bay beach on the Causeway Coastal Route, a 10 minute drive from the Giant’s Causeway, the Olde Bushmills’ Distillery and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. The charming costal towns of Portstewart, Portrush, Portballintrae, Ballintoy and Ballycastle are all within a 20 minute drive.

Rathlin Island and the Glens of Antrim are also within easy reach, making it an ideal base for touring the area or relaxing and enjoying the views. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty boasts many beautiful beaches, coastal walks, castles and activities including fishing, golf, bird watching, cycling and water sports.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $0

Rates include all taxes, linens and towels, wood/peat, tea/coffee and cleaning. Reasonable use of electricity included. Deposit is not refundable.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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