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Porthole Cottage, Bushmills, Ballycastle

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Dunseverick, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Porthole Cottage is a family-run self-catering cottage in an enviable position approx half a mile from National Trust's Whitepark Bay on the Causeway Coastal Route, between Ballycastle and Bushmills. Just over a mile from Ballintoy Harbour, a much favoured beauty spot and a popular destination for Game of Thrones fans.
The cottage sleeps 4 adults in two bedrooms, one double, the other twin. A travel cot is available if required. The kitchen is well equipped with washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, electric oven and hob. The cottage has central heating from an Aga type stove in the kitchen/diner, and also has a wood burning stove in the lounge for cosy winter evenings. Stove is set and basket of logs/turf provided to get fire going.
Flat screen TV with DVD player and radio. Wifi new for 2017.
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Listing #HL158144
About the Owner
Margaret M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
Interaction with guests
Owners are on hand to assist guests should they have any queries.
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

Many thanks to Margaret & Bill it was lovely meeting you both & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay we only wish we’d book a week instead of 3 nights. This cottage has everything you would need is very comfortable & cozy & spotlessly clean. There...More

Thank Ballantin
Management response:Responded July 3, 2018

Dear Shannon, Thank you for taking the time to write that very positive review. We are always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay with us and although the weather is out of our hands you certainly got the best this summer. Look forward to...More

Reviewed June 2, 2018

We recently spent a week at Porthole Cottage having come over for the NorthWest200 races. This was our annual pilgrimage for the races, every year we rent a house as a base and then in between practise and race events we tour all over on...More

Thank 11crookedend
Management response:Responded June 5, 2018

Thank you for such a positive and comprehensive review of Porthole Cottage. We are always delighted when our guests have enjoyed their stay with us and appreciate you sharing with others through TripAdvisor. To both of you I say a big ‘thank you’ for taking...More

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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

The hosts were very welcoming, they made us feel at home and could not have been more helpful. House was very cosy, clean and warm with an open fire. Very good location close to beaches, restaurants and tourist attractions such as the Giants's causeway and...More

Thank maxinenelson2003
Management response:Responded January 4, 2018

Maxine, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay with us. Hope to see you sometime again. Best wishes for the new year. Margaret

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
One pet by arrangement
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
Porthole Cottage is set in farmland just off the Antrim Coastal Route less than one mile from the beautiful sandy beach at Whitepark Bay (ASSI). Guests have described it as an excellent base for visiting all the attractions of the area - Bushmills, Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Ballycastle, Dunseverick, Dunluce Castle, Ballintoy, Portrush and Portstewart. The area is home to many excellent Golf courses - Royal Portrush, Ballycastle, Castlerock, and Ballyliffen. This year the Irish Open is taking being held at Ballyliffen in Donegal and in 2019 it will be held at Portrush. Book early to secure your accommodation for the NW200 in 2019.
Getting around
We are in a rural environment so we recommend having your own transport.
The Causeway Rambler (a small bus) runs along the Causeway Coastal Route stopping at many of the local beauty spots.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Belfast International or Belfast City Airport: 60.0 km
Railway: Ballymoney or Coleraine: 15.0 km
Ferry: Belfast or Larne: 45.0 km
The Cottage Is easily accessible from Ballycastle or Bushmills just off the Antrim Coastal Route.
We recommend having your own transport.
For guests depending on public transport the Causeway Rambler calls at the local bus stop and visits all the local beauty spots.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.8 km.
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