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

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 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 a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

About Louise Nelson

Retired teacher who splits her time between France and N Ireland. Been involved with house rental in Provence for several years.

Louise Nelson purchased this cottage in 2015

Why Louise Nelson chose Northern Ireland

Location, location, location!

What makes this cottage unique

Spectacular, front line views of the sea, situated directly on the beach.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ballycastle in Moyle

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Events Allowed
  • not suitable for children ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • 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
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Spacious bathroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Twin beds available upon request.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • museums
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis

Reviews

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5

Beautiful location.

  • 5 of 5

Cottage and location are stunning. Access right onto the beach was great. Wonderful views, a place to relax and unwind.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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Stay Here!!!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, the pictures don't do it justice. The spectacular scenery is literally at your doorstep. The house itself was so clean and fresh with everything that you would need. Jane met us there and went through the property with us to make sure that we knew how to turn everything on. It is easy enough to find with Louise's directions (good old paper directions!). Even though it was just my husband and myself, it was nice to have some space to spread out without losing that cosy feeling. We lucked out on the weather - absolutely beautiful - we ate dinner on the patio every night. The property is right next to the small harbor (with a restaurant) and a really nice hike along the beach to White Bark beach a mile or so away. You will also be very close to Bushmills, The Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle, and an hour or so from The Walled City of Londonderry (charming). My only regret was that we didn't stay longer. If we are ever lucky enough to return to Northern Ireland, we would definitely stay in this spectacular home again.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
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5

Amazing cottage, fantastic location

  • 5 of 5

We don't have enough words to describe our stay in this amazing cottage. The location is fantastic. The cottage is superb. The interior is very comfortable. In the kitchen cabinets we found everything we needed. The beds were made up with ironed bed sheets. The cottage was very clean. Our children [16 and almost 14 years old] were very happy with the excellent wifi ;-) but also liked the beach and the views very much.

Nearby there is so much to do: enjoy the harbour at the other side of the road, the rope bridge, the White beach, Giant's Causeway, Torr Head, Cushendall beach with pink cobbles all over.

We've had a fantastic lunch and cakes at the Red Door. We've eaten very nice pub-diner at the Cental wine bar in Ballycastle. We certainly will stay another time in this very very nice cottage.

Many thanks to Louis and John for sharing this more than great cottage with us and to Jane for the very warm reception.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful position overlooking lovely coastline,cliffs and islands.

Cottage beautifully decorated with everything needed for a lovely holiday.

One of the best places we have stayed in out of the many accomadation sites we have chosen in many different countries throughout Europe.

Could gave stayed forever 😀😀😀😀😀

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this cottage!!!

  • 5 of 5

Ballintoy Beach Cottage is a fantastic place. It is luminous, well equipped and so, so clean. I felt that the pictures did not do it justice. The master bedroom is large, well decorated and has a smashing view from two windows.

The location of this cottage is truly outstanding. Right on the beach.

I cannot recommend it enough! And honestly, if I didn't live so far away, I would have hesitated to write this review ... to keep availabilities open : )

But it would have been unfair...to Mrs. Nelson and to prospective guests.

This is the place I wish I could have spent my summers at when I was a child. There are nooks to explore, rocks to climb and a beach to swim at and to build sand castles on. This is the place to play pirates and smugglers. I felt I was in a novel of Enid Blyton...

And the sunsets, wow, the sunsets.... In the evening, photographers come on the rocks in front with their heavy equipment. That says it all.

Thank you, Mr. And Mrs. Nelson for allowing others to share your beautiful cottage. I really hope to return one day. And for at least a week that time!

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wow, what a view!

  • 5 of 5

One week of tranquil, comfortable, easy living. The cottage is very well equipped. Fantastic view from the cottage, occasionally we tore ourselves away and enjoyed exploring the sights on the Antrim coast and surrounding countryside, Giants Causeway, Rope Bridge, Glenarm, Ballycastle, etc, (also Bushmills Distilliary where we went by bus). As fans of Game of Thrones we were interested in the film locations and watching the DVDs (supplied in the cottage).

It's a challenging 25 min walk to the local pub (Fullerton Arms) and maybe too challenging for those with limited fitness. But only a 5 mins drive in which case NO Guinness as 100% concentration needed for the short drive home! The Fullerton Arms recommended for good food and drink.

A lovely peaceful weeks holiday had in this beautiful area.

  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Location

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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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer 2017
24 Jun 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£850
 
 
Autumn 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£790
 
 
Winter 2017
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£300
for 2 nights
From
£150
£700
 
 
Christmas/New Year 17/18
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£850
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£790
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.
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