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Forestside House - modern spacious house perfect for groups and families

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Professionally run, self catering holiday home for large groups to enjoy

Set in an idyllic location approximately 2.5 miles for the seaside town of Ballycastle and 10miles from the world famous gaints causeway, Forestsidehouse and Cottage offers the perfect base for exploring all of the attractions of the North Antrim and causeway coasts. House and Cottage share ample off-road parking, private gardens, play area for children, clean and comfortable accommodation. Nearby activities include: horse riding; golf; sailing; secluded forest walks and many more.

Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Ballycastle in Moyle

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Family bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Twin room - 2 Single Bed
    Double room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Twin room - 2 Single Bed
    Double room - 1 Large Double Bed
    Family bedroom - 1 Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Double room - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


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(2 traveller reviews)

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Forestside House - modern spacious house perfect for groups and families
average rating of 3.5 based on 2 reviews

Modern and clean but does have the basic standard services

  • 2 of 5

The house is well located, spotless clean, and modern. It's a perfect stay for large groups and the Homeaway agents are very efficient and quick to reply. However, no towels nor shower gel were provided (you need to hire some or bring your own), which is no longer the custom in this kind of industry nowadays. The house was really cold when we came in which doesn't seen very welcoming, especially in mid-january. You also need to pay extra for the gas and electricity, so the price is not all included when you book it. Some quality kitchen appliance and cooking utensil would have been appreciated as well but overall, the stay was fine.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the review and we are glad you enjoyed your stay. In regards to the towel hire and extra charges for electricity and oil, we did trial both ways of doing things. Being a large house if we were to include the electric and oil we found we had to add a blanket price onto the rental cost which seemed very unfair to the many smaller groups we have stay and the groups who use our house as a Base and are out sight seeing most of the day who would naturally use much less. Being part of the Northern Ireland Tourist Board we have to be seen to be energy efficient and after a years investigation on the usage, it was found that guests tend to have much less usage when paying for what they use thus less energy wastage. The property is self catering and therefore will be differences from a hotel ie towels and shower gel, although we like to provide the nicety for our guests to be personally checked in. Guests do not always state what time they plan to arrive and therefore we do not put the heating on in such a large house if the time of arrival is not stipulated for the reasons above. We appreciate the time you have taken to review our property and we are always reviewing the comments and working hard to provide the most pleasant stay for our guests. We hope you also appreciate the points explained and have a better understanding for the way things currently run as they do. Kind regards, Forestside House.
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Brilliant house

  • 5 of 5

Spent a long weekend here with my fiancé's family.

We all loved how big the place was. We have a boy (6) and girl (10) who enjoyed free roam of the garden with their cousins.

Adults cracked out the BBQ when the sun showed it's face. The kitchen had everything I needed to take over the cooking with mum.

Would recommend this for any get together, pictures just don't do this place justice.

Went out and about to Central bar as recommended by one of the owners Adam who checked us in and out. Great customer service from the offset. We noticed a lack of chairs outside and the day after Adam came back with some new ones specifically. Couldn't find anthing bad about the place.

Whole house was spotless. Dining room was great for a distraction-ffree sit down meal with all of us.

You'll need a car to get to the local town. We took lots of our own food, but just down the road was a Spar with everthing we could have asked for.

In all, loved it. Reasonably priced. Well maintained property that is professionally run.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: recommended

A stone-throw from the main town of Ballycastle, this quaint seaside resort is perfect to take loved ones and friends away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Placed close to Game of Thrones sites: the Dark Hedges (King's Road); Ballintoy Harbour (Theon Greyjoy boarding place); and Rathlin Island (The Iron Islands); Downhill Beach (Dragonstone); Carrick-A-Rede (The Stormlands); Murloch Bay (Storm's End); and Cushendun (Stormlands).

Other tourist sites include the Carrick-A-Rede ropebridge and Giant's Causeway (world heritage site), to name just a couple.

The seaside town of Portrush is just up the road and has amusement attractions.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £6
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Electricity and Oil are metered and charged on departure at local rates.
Towels are available for a small fee.
Pets are charged at £6 per night
Gas is charged at £2 per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.