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Porthole Cottage, Whitepark Bay, Bushmills.

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
Porthole Cottage has an enviable position approx half a mile from the 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, small freezer, microwave, toaster, electric oven and hob. The cottage is centrally heated by 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. Additional logs at your own expense. Flat screen TV...Porthole Cottage has an enviable position approx half a mile from the 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, small freezer, microwave, toaster, electric oven and hob. The cottage is centrally heated by 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. Additional logs at your own expense. Flat screen TV with DVD player and radio. Mobile wifi. The bathroom has been refurbished and now has a walk-in shower. (No bath) Linen, towels, central heating and electricity are all supplied. Starter packs of liquid soap, toilet rolls and tissues provided. One dog per booking by arrangement; a second dog will be charged at £10 per night. Dogs must be kept in a secure cage overnight and not allowed in bedrooms.
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
One pet per booking. Email host with details of pet before booking. Guests must bring pet’s own bedding and feeding dishes. £10 charge for pet.
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
Margaret M
Hosting since March 2011
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsOwners are on hand to assist guests should they have any queries. On most occasions the owners are present to welcome guests and hand over the keys, but on rare occasions when they cannot be present a key safe is provided to store keys. Key code given on confirmation of booking.

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Reviews (46)
Mungo Cobbydale
Mungo Cobbydale
Skipton, United Kingdom22 contributions
Idyllic Cottage
Fabulous cottage set in a rural location close to the north coast. Every home comfort and more included in the inventory. Wonderful hosts - Margaret and Bill nearby for any advice or tips.
Visited May 2023
Written June 17, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

arlene g
arlene g
3 contributions
Great to be back
Been here many times lovely cottage and beautiful scenery. Margaret and Bill best hosts so kind and helpful. Highly recommend this cottage
Visited May 2023
Written May 30, 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GoPlaces25146900376
GoPlaces25146900376
1 contribution
Gem of a cottage in a peaceful and scenic location
Just returned from a few days in an amazing cottage in a wonderful setting in Co Antrim. Porthole cottage is situated in a quiet rural area about 10 mins walk from the really fabulous Whitepark bay beach. The owners Bill and Margaret who live close by are welcoming, friendly hosts and we were greeted with some of Margaret’s delicious home baked scones. The cottage is spotless and well supplied with all the necessary items for a home from home experience and is pet friendly which was a real bonus for my daughter and I. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay so thanks again Bill and Margaret we hopefully will return.
Visited June 2022
Written June 21, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

huskyhoney
huskyhoney
Belfast, United Kingdom3 contributions
amazing beautiful cottage
only home today after a week. Beautiful cottage set in a amazing setting so peaceful a little heaven on earth . Host Margaret an hubby Bill are beautiful people. We went as strangers came home as friends. Cottage is spotless an so homely .Maintained to a very high standard by the host. Getting sorted out an booking again as did not want to come home at all today Can not wait to get back here Best holiday ever Can highly recommend with out a doubt
Visited September 2021
Written September 10, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Maria o
Maria o
Radlett, United Kingdom2 contributions
Lovely location, cottage and people.
Very quiet and immaculate cottage. Margaret has that Northern Irish talent for baking!!! The location is ideal for walking to White Park Bay Beach, riding on those great rodes with your bike or just exploring the gorgeous coast.
Visited May 2021
Written June 27, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Rick Cronje
Rick Cronje
Ireland6 contributions
A real gem
A lot of thought and planning went into this stunning cottage In pristine condition every need is catered for Welcomed by Margaret and Bill in person, such a rarity these days(with delicious homemade scones!) our journey got off to a great start Located in the middle of all the main attractions the Antrim coast have to offer Porthole Cottage is a real gem and I highly recommend it for your next trip Thanks again Margaret and Bill! You confirm Ireland is indeed "The Land of a Thousand Welcomes" Rick Cronje
Visited October 2020
Written October 26, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jackie b
Jackie b
1 contribution
Peaceful & relaxing
My fiance, myself and our dog lottie spent 2 nights in this cottage. It was just the perfect getaway. Margaret and Bill were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back.
Visited June 2020
Written October 13, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Andy Livingstone
Andy Livingstone
1 contribution
Tranquil Retreat
Had a lovely 4 night stay with the family. We were greeted on arrival with smile and plate of freshly baked scones, accompanied with real butter and jam. Bill and Margaret were very quick to make sure we had everything we needed, ensuring our stay was made easier with having our two and half Yr old toddler with us. We were given a brief history of the area and how to access local sites and ammentities. Very helpful. The area is made up of beautiful landscapes and coastline, including Whitepark Bay and various Game of Thrones filming locations. We found all the local people to be very friendly and accomodating, with great cafes and restaurants within a 4 mile radius as well as water activities and long walks. Whitepark beach is a 5 min walk and is one of many golden beaches along the North Antrim coastline. We all really enjoyed our stay and will definately return for more. Andy, Niki and family
Visited July 2020
Written July 14, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

John M
John M
51 contributions
Super Little Cottage
Just back from Port Hole Cottage, everything was First class from the Hosts Margaret and Bill with the tea and scones on arrival and the cottage itself is very well kept and has everything you could ask for, so comfy and well laid out.The location you could not get better, less than a mile to White Park Bay Beach and plenty of great walks, which the dogs loved too! and private with lots of parking room.Cannot recommend highly enough. Returning next month and hope to return in the future
Visited July 2020
Written July 11, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Jackie b
Jackie b
1 contribution
Peaceful & relaxing
Porthole cottage is the ideal place to stay if you just want to unwind. The beach is close by and plenty to do in the towns beside it also. Great place if you have young kids as its nowhere near the road and same goes for any animals.
Visited June 2020
Written June 29, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Venture41341
Venture41341
Jackie, Thanks for taking the time to write such a positive review. Thanks also for the recommendations you have given us already. Hope you are well and keeping safe. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards, Margaret
Written July 12, 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Scenic views
  • Waterfront views
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Parking
  • Parking available
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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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. The 2019 Open took place nearby at Royal Portrush Golf Club - congratulations to Shane Lowry - the winning Irishman. Take a day trip to the Daniel O’Donnell centre at Kincashlagh in Co Donegal.
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 from Coleraine to Ballycastle, stopping at Bushmills, Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge amongst others.
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The Cottage Is easily accessible via the Antrim Coastal Route from Ballycastle or Bushmills. Exact details provided. 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 spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 10 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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