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Traditional, petite charming Irish country cottage with beautiful sea views.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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 restaurants in abundance. Your cottage is very compact, perfect for a couple with small children.


Owner
Clem & Jayne FitzGerald
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Clem & Jayne FitzGerald

PRIVATE FAMILY RETREAT

Clem & Jayne FitzGerald purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Clem & Jayne FitzGerald chose Ballycastle

ITS A TRUE GET-AWAY. WE ALWAYS FEEL PROPERLY RELAXED AFTER WE STAY AT NORTHERN STAR COTTAGE.

What makes this cottage unique

LOCATION IN THE CENTER OF THE CAUSEWAY COAST, ONLY A SHORT WALK FROM THE HARBOUR, CAFE'S AND THE PUB.

VERY, VERY QUIET AND PEACFULL.

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

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a great wee cottage. Very comfortable beds and a lovely log stove. We wished we had booked a longer stay. The location is amazing with great coastal walks and a restaurant on our door step.

We will be back.
Apr 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
75 Kilometres
International Airport / George Best City Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
Ballintoy
Nearest Ferry
80 Kilometres
Larne
Nearest Train
9 Kilometres
Coleraine
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Ballintoy, Red Door
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Beach
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.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ballycastle in Moyle

Property Type:
  • cottage
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk bed/tracel cot
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse 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
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Bicycles need to be booked in advance. Bicycle child trailer also available on request.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(67 traveller reviews)

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Traditional, petite charming Irish country cottage with beautiful sea views.
average rating of 4.5820894 based on 69 reviews
5

Our little slice of heaven

  • 5 of 5

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: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear your story, we will keep the standard high for your return visit in the summer.
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Clean warm cosy great location suited all our needs would cone back again

  • 4 of 5

Pleanty still on in the area potatoe festivel at the causeway motor bike race on the strand

Fantastic food at romane wine bar at portrush harbour and shopping at white house portrush

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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An Irish Cottage

  • 4 of 5

This little cottage, situated in an ideal spot on the coast of Northern Ireland, was truly a restful and renewing retreat. From its location we could walk, or drive, to the small quay or into the village of Ballentoy. We highly recommend the Fullerton Arms for a great meal, with welcoming service.

Note 1: We had difficulty reaching the owner to obtain information on where to find the key, and ascertain if there was a hair dryer and microwave (there are neither.) After two emails

we called and talked with Clem who gave us the number of the box to obtain the key and said he would email that evening with further information. HE DID NOT DO SO.

Note 2: For fans of Game of Thrones this is an ideal location to visit several of the sites where filming took place and also check on some of the carved doors - the Fullerton Arms has a spectacular one.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply perfect

  • 5 of 5

Great location, very well appointed and very clean. Thanks for the logs.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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A Good Location

  • 2 of 5

Very small and it would be very crowded for four. It is conveniently situated beside a very good coffee shop/restaurant. 3 cottages in the same location - it would seem over run at peak season. Having no wifi is archaic!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent value for money. Fantastic location to explore the North Coast. Great for a family break

  • 5 of 5

Great Easter week with the family. Great to escape from X-Box for a week!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter/Spring
5 Oct 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£190
for 2 nights
From
£80
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£480
£1,730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Summer
1 Apr 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
2 night minimum stay
£220
for 2 nights
From
£95
From
£100
Thu,Fri,Sat
£590
£1,830
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Autumn -Spring
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£85
From
£110
Fri,Sat
£520
£1,830
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£200
for 2 nights
From
£85
From
£100
Fri,Sat
£480
£1,730
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Cleaning £30

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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