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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
7 nights minimumΒ 
Cottage
N I T B 4* rated ...Delightful family self catering bungalow. In tranquil rural settings with breathtaking views across the countryside. Located only four miles from the famous Bushmills distillery where you can take a steam train to the Giants Causeway. Within a short drive are the stunning beaches of Whitepark Bay, Portrush and Ballycastle. Golf courses at Portballintrae only 2 miles away and the Famous Portrush Golf course being 7 miles. You could also take a ferry accross to Raithlin Island great for bird watchers. Or walk the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge! Wonderful restaurants and bars in the surrounding areas many serving local produce. The cottage is set in beautiful gardens offering spacious living accommodation with bed linen, towels, oil and electric supplied. Enjoy sightsee...N I T B 4* rated ...Delightful family self catering bungalow. In tranquil rural settings with breathtaking views across the countryside. Located only four miles from the famous Bushmills distillery where you can take a steam train to the Giants Causeway. Within a short drive are the stunning beaches of Whitepark Bay, Portrush and Ballycastle. Golf courses at Portballintrae only 2 miles away and the Famous Portrush Golf course being 7 miles. You could also take a ferry accross to Raithlin Island great for bird watchers. Or walk the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge! Wonderful restaurants and bars in the surrounding areas many serving local produce. The cottage is set in beautiful gardens offering spacious living accommodation with bed linen, towels, oil and electric supplied. Enjoy sightseeing along the North Coast, fish in local rivers, lakes or at sea. Or just relax in the garden or conservatory. A peaceful retreat!
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
2 Doubles2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
Gwen C
Hosting since April 2011
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Reviews (26)
Antony C
Antony C
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect Cottage
We really enjoyed our stay at Gwendoline's Retreat. The cottage is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. There are beautiful views from the back garden and conservatory. Situated in a peaceful location. Couldn't fault it in any way. Really helpful and friendly owner and also the neighbour who looks after the cottage.
Visited August 2019
Written August 12, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Explorer00841584594
Explorer00841584594
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfortable cottage
Gwendoline's Retreat is a very comfortable, clean and cozy cottage in a rural and very quiet location only about five minutes from the very beautiful Causeway Coast. The beds are very comforable, also the sofa and the chairs in the living room. A very special and great room with a wonderful view across the beautiful country side is the conservatory! The kitchen is well equipped and everything there is spotlessly clean, including the bathroom. We had a wonderful week in that cottage and can recommend it to everyone who plans to spend his holiday in this beautiful area of Northern Ireland. A special advantage is that the most beautiful places in that part of Ireland are easy to reach by car. Thanks to Gwen for everything, especially the very kind communication!
Visited July 2019
Written August 5, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Andreas Thank you so much for your extensive review. I’m so glad you had a wonderful stay in the cottage and enjoyed the beauty that is Co Antrim . Look forward to Welcoming you again. Gwen 😊
Written August 18, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Maps11962667572
Maps11962667572
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great place
Lovely cottage, everything you need is supplied.. I would definitely recommend this holiday let πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€
Visited April 2019
Written April 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you for your lovely review ... hope to see you again 😊
Written May 5, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Explorer801736
Explorer801736
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice location and surroundings
We stayed for a week in this beautiful, well-equipped cottage surrounded by beautiful countryside. Despite the hot and dry summer, we visited the causeway coast and the numerous tourist attractions as: the giants causeway, white park bay, carrick-a-rede, Rathlin Island and the Glens of Antrim. We would highly recommend to anyone planning to visit this special part of Ireland.
Visited July 2018
Written August 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Dear Manfred Thank you so much for leaving this lovely review. I’m so glad that you had a wonderful time visiting the beautiful North Coast and that your stay in the cottage was so enjoyable .... Gwen
Written August 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Brian W
Brian W
Felixstowe, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Absolutely wonderful
Wonderful place to stay. Very peaceful and tranquil and contains everything you need, such as towels etc. Wonderfully comfortable beds - slept better than we ever have! Didn't want to go home.
Visited July 2018
Written August 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you so much Brian for your lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed your time at Gwendolines Retreat. We would love to have you stay again ... 😊 Gwen
Written August 5, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Georgina
Georgina
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Homely, warm and in impeccable condition
A group of friends and I stayed in this beautiful and homely cottage in early November. The location is amazing, with Bushmill's just a short drive away and surrounded by all the sites we wanted to see during our visit. The cottage is warm, cosy and is kept to an impeccably high standard. It was just what we were after. With plenty of space, this home is perfect for a long weekend away, surrounded by stunning countryside. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Thank you for a magical weekend Gwen!
Visited November 2017
Written December 4, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Carol T
Carol T
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Bushmills
Lovely cottage with all amenties great area.The giant causeway is awesome and the rope bridge great.
Visited September 2017
Written October 1, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Laura M
Laura M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Such a lovely, homely place to stay
The children loved the house, the sunroom was especially lovely, very clean and lots of space and yet cosy, and the views were fabulous, so handy location wise to Ballycastle and the Dark hedges and close to some lovely beaches. Definitely a home from home and we felt we had the proper break we had needed , thank you
Visited July 2017
Written September 24, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Thank you Laura for your lovely review . Glad you felt at home in our cottage.. look forward to having you visit again . Regards Gwen
Written September 24, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Debbie J
Debbie J
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Tranquillity
Lovely spacious Self catering Bungalow situated just a few miles from White Park Bay, Bushmills, BallyCastle, Ballintoy and Portrush. Spacious rooms complete with facilities ie washing machine, dryer, cooker, fridge freezer etc. Ideal for 6-7 guests. Set in the Beautiful Countryside over looking the fields. Pleasant garden to sit, eat and drink after a long day out. Children's games available at the house for the rainy days. No Internet/Wi-Fi but was pleasantly surprised when my Grown up Children said this wasn't an issue. Additional Parking in local Church car park though onsite parking is tight for 4x4 SUV's. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay but had to return home a day early. Definitely would consider booking again. Thank you Gwen.
Visited July 2017
Written July 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Dear Debbie Thank you so much for a lovely review. I'm so glad your stay at the cottage was enjoyable . Hope to see you back again . Regards Gwen
Written July 25, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Billy W
Billy W
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A home from home
Gwendolines retreat is a beautiful and peaceful cottage that's only a few miles from bushmills where there's various shops, also the whiskey distillery and the steam train which we visited during our stay. It's also close to the giants causeway which is a fantastic day out for all the family. Gwen is lovely and is very helpful. Would recommend if your looking to get away from the every day hussle and bustle and are looking to relax and unwind. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely go back.
Visited July 2016
Written January 18, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
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Dear Billy Thank you for your lovely comments . Hope to see you again for another visit . Gwen 😊
Written January 19, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Parking
  • Parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television

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About the neighbourhood
Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim. The village owes its name to the River Bush and a large watermill built in the early 17th Century. The diamond area is typical of many old traditional Ulster towns and villages where the corners are gathering places for the exchange of news and banter and still happens today. The best known attraction is the Old Bushmills distillery which was founded in 1608. The distillery gives guided tours which is well worth a visit. From bushmills you can take a steam train to the famous Giants causeway. This is an area of about 40,000 interlocking bassalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The causeway is today owned and managed by the National Trust. Bushmills has many good restaurants and pubs serving good local produce. Carrick-a Rede rope bridge is a short journey from Bushmills. Its construction once consisted of a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which fishermen would walk across with their salmon caught from the island. The bridge has now been made more secure and replaced by a two handed railed bridge so that tourist will feel safe crossing!!! Ballymoney is only a short distance away and has a good leisure facility know as Joey Dunlops centre. Within the town of Portrush there are a selection of indoor venues which include Waterworld. The Dunluce centre and Barrys amusements and a large choice of restaurants and cafes and bars. Beautiful beaches surround you with the Royal Portrush Golf course midway along the beach. So you see an abundance of things to suit all ages.Come and discover this wonderful county and take home some special memories that will last a life time.
Access
Car required
How to get there
Flights from Luton To Belfast Flights from Gatwick to Belfast Flights from Standstead to Belfast Flights from Heathrow to Belfast Airlines include ...Easy jet , BMI....Ryan Air....Aerlingus Also Ferries from Stranraer..........near Liverpool too
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 p.m. β€’ Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed
Notes from owner
A deposit of 25% is required 6 weeks before booking. If booking is less than 4 weeks ahead then a full amount is required. Payment can be made by paypal.

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