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Make a holiday rental property or holiday cottage in Northern Ireland your home away from home

It is impossible not to relax on holiday in Northern Ireland. The windswept moors, rugged mountains and timeless lake scenery is an absolute joy to explore from any Northern Ireland holiday cottage, and the many unassuming rural towns and quaint fishing villages hide a wealth of cultural and historical treasures.

Things to do in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland property is the perfect base for anyone that loves the great outdoors, active living and nature. The fishing is simply exceptional, whether sea fishing, course fishing or game fishing. Lough Erne is a particularly popular place to fish from a Northern Ireland holiday cottage, but there are many miles of rivers and countless loughs for fishing.

Golf holidays in Northern Ireland are also of the highest quality. There are some 90 golf courses in Northern Ireland including Royal Portrush and Royal County Down (which are both exceptional links courses), and golf is taken very seriously. There are some excellent Northern Irish golf passes you can buy, giving you a great selection of courses to play during your Northern Irish holiday.

The open countryside is a walker’s, mountain biker’s and horse rider’s dream. The stunning landscapes of the Mountains of Mourne, Fermanagh Lakeland and Ulster Moors are covered in a maze of trails, taking in some of the most important attractions and sites. There are thousands of castles and fortresses dating back to the 12th century which adorn the landscape, and around Fermanagh and Tyrone especially are an astonishing array of Stone Age discoveries. The walled city of Derry and Mountsandel are two of the most popular places to visit whilst staying in a Northern Ireland holiday cottage, but there is so much to see across the whole region that you shall certainly not want for attractions, whether historical, cultural or natural.

Places to visit on holiday in Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, you will find the vibrant city of Belfast in County Antrim and a landscape of quaint villages, lush green scenery and long golden beaches. One of the most popular beaches is the Portrush East Strand Blue Flag Beach, which features fabulous views over the Skerries to the Scottish Islands and is backed by an extensive dune system and the Royal Portrush golf course. The Glens of Antrim features lovely valleys and waterfalls.

Northern Ireland's most popular tourist attraction, the Giant's Causeway, is an incredible volcanic rock formation made up of 40,000 symmetrical basalt columns that resemble a giant staircase leading from the cliffs to the ocean floor, and is an almost vital part of any Northern Ireland holiday experience

Belfast is known for its lively nightlife, fine dining, and great shopping. Cultural and historical sights for guests of Ireland holiday rentals include the City Hall in Donegall Square, St. Anne's Cathedral, the Ulster Museum, Belfast Castle, and the historic buildings on the Golden Mile.

Weather in Northern Ireland

The weather in Northern Ireland can be a little unpredictable, but it is this that keeps the Emerald Isle quite so lush and attractive! Packing a rain coat is always advisable when travelling to a self catering Northern Ireland property just in case, but you shouldn’t need it between June and August as temperatures rise into the 20’s (7deg;C).

Travel to Northern Ireland

Reaching Northern Ireland holiday cottages could not be much easier. As part of the UK, Northern Ireland is wonderfully easy to access, with flights arriving into Belfast (BFS), George Best (BHD) and Derry City Airports (LDY) from across the whole of Great Britain. There are also regular ferry services from ports across western England and Wales.


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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful period cottage

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                                                                                                      Cottage was beautiful, in a great location for exploring the Strangford area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      charming spot beautiful views and very comfortable

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                                                                                                      Arrived in Dundrum mid afternoon found apartment as described bottle of bubbly for new years Eve was a lovely touch, all facilities were fine very comfortable in great order. Had a great weekend with our friends and all thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 13-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Our little slice of heaven

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                                                                                                      Where to start with this amazing little cottage... We first booked to stay here 3 years ago. From the start clem and Jayne were fantastic and so helpful! We had been to ballintoy several times and had never seen the cottages tucked away. From the minute we arrived we knew we would be back again and again. The cottage has everything you need and more, it makes you realise you do not need all the clutter back home. Breakfast, lunch and bbq's in the garden (weather permitting) and cozy nights infront of the wood burning stove was just perfect. 10 minute walk down to the harbour and beach with the beautiful o'rourke's cafe and the red door at the end of the driveway, As well the the Fullerton arms in the village if you are away to escape cooking you are spoilt for choice. Our daughter enjoyed the body boards and fishing rods and we enjoyed the wine!!! Phone signal may be poor but I actually loved that and my phone stayed off the entire week! We slept better here than we do at home, long lazy days and nights or walks to watch the sunrise or sunset at the beach, it's just heaven. We loved the northern star cottage and ballintoy harbour so much that we were the first people to get married on the little hidden beach at sandy port in August last year. If it wasn't for this little peace of heaven and having the time to stay here and find this beach we wouldn't have gotten our dream wedding! Can't wait to August to spend our 1st anniversary in the northern star cottage xx
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016