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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
Enjoy relaxing in front of the log burning stove, reading your book or just soak up the tranquility. Welcoming afternoon tea at The Bothy.
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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
Enjoy relaxing in front of the log burning stove, reading your book or just soak up the tranquility.
Welcoming afternoon tea at The Bothy.
Tree lined approach
Welcome pack of locally produced bread, preserves and fresh eggs
Picnic table and BBQ
The Bothy oozes cottage charm
Fully equipped kitchen
Curl up and unwind in front of the log burning stove
Relax in front of the Log burning stove with TV, DVD, board games ,free Wi-fi and books.
Twin bedroom with option of super-king
Comfortable beds with scatter cushions and high quality linens
Deluge shower in bathroom over bath.
Private garden and picnic table
Whitepark Bay
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Rathlin Island
Dunluce Castle
Giants Causeway
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Mrsamca
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The ultimate cottage experience. We absolutely loved it!”
Reviewed 24 April 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We booked our stay at The Bothy over the Easter break with our 2 young children. It certainly had the wow factor! On our arrival our host April welcomed us into this amazing little cottage and had made us scones, wheaten bread, homemade jam and a cupboard full of Easter treats. Everything to make our visit a home from home had been thought off - from games and DVDs to toiletries, magazines and books and much more. April and Neil have restored and refurbished the cottage beautifully. Everything about it oozes charm and warmth and the decor is perfection. There was plenty of firewood and turf for the wood burner in the cosy living room. Our children had so much freedom to run around the beautiful garden area to the back and the yard at the front of the cottage. We were within minutes drive to Ballycastle itself and only a short 15 minute journey to the Causeway etc... We can't wait to come back and highly recommend The Bothy to anyone planning a visit to the North Coast.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
30 Apr 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words,it is very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you again sometime.
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JAE_Willi...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“This cottage has 'wow' factor!”
Reviewed 5 April 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We only stayed the weekend but we wished we could have stayed the whole week. Every need had been considered. April had laid out tea for our arrival and we were warmly welcomed. The kitchen was kitted out with enough equipment to whip up a banquet. We took the lazy option and jumped in the car to the fabulous restaurants that we discovered just 10 minutes down the road, thanks to April's local knowledge. If you are looking for a cosy & charming cottage this hits the spot with all the luxury items you find in a 5* hotel such as power shower, fluffy towels, extra comfy beds and spotlessly clean! Amongst visiting all the famous local sites we also managed to squeeze in a bit of bird watching in our private garden! We could not recommend more highly. Would be suitable for a family, group of friends or a romantic getaway!

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Liked best: Warming up by the fire
Liked least: leaving!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
24 Apr 2014
It means so much to us to know that you had a lovely relaxing time at the Bothy and that you wished you could have stayed longer.This is really wonderful to hear as it is exactly what we hoped to achieve; by providing a place of tranquility in which to escape from the mad rush of everyday life!
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yannicete...
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“We thought a place like this didn't exist!!”
Reviewed 21 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

"What could we improve?" is what the extremely kind and helpful owners of the Bothy, Neil and April, asked us as we were leaving the place after a wonderful stay. And to be perfectly honest, we couldn't find a thing to say. Everything is brilliant. As we were booking it, we thought that the description of the place was too good to be true... as it turned out however, the description was completely faithful to reality.
We had never seen such attention to detail. Tea and biscuits were ready on the living room table at our arrival. Toiletries were provided... so were wood and turf for the fire. There was even a little glass with fresh flowers on the bedside table! In one word: incredible.
A last word about the surroundings: if you want peace, you will find it there! The cottage is right in the middle of a small forest, with daffodils all around it. The only noise you will hear comes from a few birds –lovely.

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Liked best: Cosy living room with fire place
Liked least: Couldn't find anything to complain about.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
23 Mar 2014
Thank you for leaving everything so clean and tidy and for your super review.
We are delighted you had a wonderful stay in The Bothy and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Warmest Regards,
April
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Janine197...
Ballycastle, Ireland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“An amazing escape created by welcoming hosts.”
Reviewed 7 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
4
people found this review helpful

The Bothy exceeded our expectations and it’s with thanks to both April and Neil for not only sharing such a special place but also for their welcoming hospitality. The cottage is beautifully decorated and full of charm. We’d planned on seeing the sights but it was difficult to get the motivation to leave the cottage and we could have easily snuggled up in front of the fire for the day! This is a fantastic place where every final detail has been considered; even our 3 year old daughter was impressed by the games, children’s movies and cookies! Thank you for spoiling us with the hamper, beautiful furnishings, super comfortable beds, sweet smelling flowers and wood for the fire; we couldn’t have asked for anything more and will definitely recommend this little gem to all our friends.

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Liked best: Everything; comfort, charm, privacy and hosts welcoming touches
Liked least: My time here coming to an end and having to leave!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Mar 2014
It was lovely to meet you all and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much and thank you for your most kind review.It is lovely to have feedback.
Do please come back again soon!
Kindest Regards
April
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thank you for kind review and I am so pleased you had a wonderful holiday.It was lovely meeting you all and thank you for the delicious bread
I hope you will come back should you visit Co Antrim again.
Sorry I can't reply in German!
Warmest regards
April
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Wervershoof
Reviewed 13 May 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 May 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. It was lovely meeting you all and I hope we will see you again sometime in the future.
Warmest regards,
April
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