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Clem & Jayne FitzGerald

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Swedish

Traditional charming Irish country cottage with beautiful sea views.

57 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Causeway coast hide-a-way, traditional cottage on the North Coast of Ireland

Traditional Irish country cottage hidden on the beautiful causeway coast close to the Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Royal Portrush Golf Club and the Carrick a Rede rope bridge. Secluded and close to miles of beautiful National Trust sea shore walks. Sea Fishing trips where the Irish Sea and the Atlantic meet offer great fun days and fresh water salmon fishing on the Bush river are available by arrangement. Visit Rathlin island to see one of the most important sea bird nesting areas in western Europe. Rent fast sea going RIBS in Ballycastle to tour this magnificent coastline. See the Giants Causeway from the sea or visit Robert the Bruce's cave on Rathlin the choices are endless. From your base in Ballintoy self catering will be a pleasure, fresh fish off the small boats fishing these waters and good resturants in abundance. Fine wines may be ordered in advance and be ready for you when you arrive at your self catering cottage. Please request details when you book.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Clem & Jayne FitzGerald (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, Swedish

About Clem & Jayne FitzGerald


Clem & Jayne FitzGerald purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Clem & Jayne FitzGerald chose Northern Ireland


What makes this cottage unique



Ballintoy harbour is one the great location sets for the SKY TV epic GAME OF THRONES..


based on 57 traveler reviews

Traditional charming Irish country cottage with beautiful sea views.
average rating of 4.6491227 based on 57 reviews

little gem

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed in the cottage twice with my parents (from France) and daughter. It is a lovely little cottage - tiny but incredibly well organised (it makes you consider at all that badly used space at home!)- and the area is fantastic. We never tire of it. The cottage is particularly well situated because there is a lot to do around it with or without a car: there’s the harbour below .. and its coffee shop, the beach, the lovely walk to whitepark bay, to the rope bridge, it’s handy to the shop and pubs in the village, etc.

There is a lovely track along the cliffs that loops around. The cottage is just on the way and it makes for a very nice evening stroll.

Unfortunately this year every walk was punctuated by a shower.. which gave us magnificent rainbows (to my daughter's delight) but didn't allow us to live outside as much as we had last September (when we had been able to eat outside most days -lovely view of the white church, sea, sheep island and Rathlin from the table outside on the front lawn).

So lovely place... I would highly recommend it as long as nobody books when I want to go : )


  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2009
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

As has been said the cottage is small but was fine for us, just two adults and a dog. Had everything we need. Was nice having the bit of garden to sit in when the weather was good and we ate outside at the table.

Great location, can walk to harbour and to excellent pub which again was dog friendly. Fantastic walks nearby.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal location.

  • 4 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week in this lovely little cottage. It's location is ideal for exploring the Antrim Coast and it's only ten minutes walk from the beautiful Ballintoy harbour. Right on the Ulster Coastal Walk too.

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed as a family of 5 ( 2 adults and 3 small children). The cottage had everything we could have needed for the week and although it was tiny it was perfectly formed. We were very lucky with the weather and spent most days outside in the garden walking the short distance to the harbour or the park.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Charming country cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cosy little cottage in excellent loaction. Close to Giant's Causeway, rope bridge, harbour, beaches and great walks. Fullerton Arms good for meals and tiny local shop for homemade wheaten bread. Although it rained every day still had a great holiday with plenty to do.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Cosy, peaceful cottage in a lovely setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights as a couple exploring the Causeway Coast and loved our time at this cottage. It is small, but was perfect for us and provided everything we needed. Information provided by the owners was comprehensive and the cottage was very easy to find. Spent our days out walking or exploring and our evenings cooking and relaxing either in the garden or in front of the log burner. Ballintoy Harbour is lovely and only a short walk away and the cottage is a great base for walking the Causeway Coast path - we did the section to Carrick-a-Rede (there and back) the first afternoon and then the longer walk to Giant's Causeway (with a bus back) the next day. On our way to the cottage we drove the Torr Head scenic road which is highly recommended. Such a beautiful part of the world. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
International Airport / George Best City Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ballintoy, Red Door
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: recommended

The Causeway coast is rich with natural beauty and good places to eat. Only a few minutes away from your traditional Irish cottage you find such wonders as the Giants Causeway, Whitepark Bay, Torr Head, Rathlin Island,

The White Rocks Portrush and the Bush river that feeds the famous Busmills Irish Whisky Distillery. Great resturants and traditional pub fare helps to replace the calories lost on the beautiful coast walks. The National Trust has protected many miles of beautiful walks along beaches that join cliff tops to headlands from where you can watch the flow and ebb of the great tides that sweep in an out of the Irish sea from the North Atlantic. Fishing is rich as is the sea bird life on Rathlin, reached by regular daily ferry crossings or with fast RIBs that offer tours of the area. Some of Ireland's most famous golf clubs such as The Royal Portrush are only a few minutes away from your base in Ballintoy. To the south the majestic 7 Glens of Antrim are only half an hour away.

Other Activities: coastal sea trips, nature trails.

Golf: Ballintoy is located between the world renowned Royal Portrush and Ballycastle Golf Club. The beautiful Bushfoot Golf Club is a few minutes drive. All three clubs boast North Atlantic beach fronts. There are some 7 Golf Clubs in the area.


Rates & Availability

Ballycastle Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Autumn & Winter
Sep 17 2016 - Mar 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
Mar 4 2017 - Jun 9 2017
3 night minimum stay
High season
Jun 10 2017 - Sep 15 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $39
Pet Fee $26

Security deposit of £200 or 50% of rental applies to all bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Ballycastle Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 30 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Bunk bed/tracel cot
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Bicycles need to be booked in advance. Bicycle child trailer also available on request.

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