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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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Barney D
East Midlands
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Traditional Irish cottage”
Reviewed 21 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Located just outside Ballycastle a great location for touring. The hosts Neil and April have created a little piece of Paradise, somewhere to relax and chill out. The attention to detail is amazing with you needs anticipated and met. Take a wish and your needs will be granted.

A place you will want to revisit.

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management Response
22 Aug 2017
Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review of your holiday at The Bothy. Delighted to hear that you had everything you needed to make it a relaxing holiday and that you will be back.
Warmest regards,
April and Neil
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nigel t
1 review
“Wonderful cottage, and fantastic hosts”
Reviewed 9 August 2017 for a stay in August 2017

If you are thinking of visiting Northern Ireland then the Bothy at Balnaholish is the perfect place to stay. The cottage is full of character, with a large country garden, superbly furnished throughout with importantly very comfortable beds. The kitchen and bathroom are also of the highest standard. It's a credit to the owners Neil and April. Talking of whom, Neil and April both did a wonderful job of making you feel at home right away and they provided us with lots of invaluable advice. The cottage is in a great location just outside of Ballycastle and within easy reach of all the sites and attractions along the Antrim coast. In short we had a fantastic time and look forward to returning.

Date of stay: August 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
10 Aug 2017
Thank you so much for writing us a great review and it's super to hear that you not only found the beds very comfortable but had everything you needed to enjoy your holiday. I look forward to welcoming you back again.
Warmest regards from us both.
April and Neil
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Date of stay: July 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Jul 2017
Thank you Bel for your lovely review and it was a pleasure meeting you both. We have ordered the plants for the woods, which will make it even pretti Hope you will come back one day.
Warmest regards,
April
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Westward3...
Cornwall
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Won't disappoint”
Reviewed 13 June 2017 for a stay in June 2017
1
person found this review helpful

We booked The Bothy because of the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and we were delighted to see that it lived up to all the praise. Decor, furnishings and equipment were all high quality, beds were very comfortable and it was lovely to have a fire ready for us to light as the evenings were rather cool for June. All the welcoming touches of fresh baked scones, bread and home -made preserves as well as staples such as milk, butter and eggs were much appreciated. It was a great place to stay while exploring the wonderful North Antrim coast.

Date of stay: June 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Jun 2017
Very happy to hear that you were delighted with The Bothy and that it lived up to all your expectations.It was lovely meeting you both and we look forward to welcoming you back should you decide to book the Bothy.
Warmest regards,
April
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Gordon/Ki...
1 review
“Beautiful set cottage with child enchanting Garden. Wonderful 5*”
Reviewed 30 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Well where do I start... So many lovely things.

Neil the owner, He is a true gentleman and a great host, anything we needed he was able to supply. Went out of his way to make our stay an absolute pleasure.
His attention to detail and the whole project of building this unique cottage was just perfect. He and April left nothing out of the wonderful job they have done to make the living experience in the Bothy just perfect.

We were met by Neil on arrival who showed us around. The Bothy was a great size, plenty of room for our 2 young kids, a 3 1/2 year old and a 2 year old. Perfect for kids.they loved every minute and were sad to go home. Every room was finished beautifully and we had a lovely Lindt chocolate each and chocolates for the kids waiting on our beds. A cream tea, fridge with all the basics, milk eggs, fruit, a cupboard stocked with essentials like tea,coffee,cereal and many more.The homemade Wheaton bread and cream tea was a delight. Oh and the home made jam too. They even had a small selection of toys for the kids which was great.

The rooms were very comfortable and the kids settled very well throughout our stay.

The bathroom had a wonderful shower and was very refreshing after the very hot days we experienced during our stay.

Neil was great and provided some out door toys for the kids to play around on in the front yard area, where his lovely dog Lucy played happily with the kids. He also went out of his way and got a paddling pool out for the kids who really enjoyed that.

The garden was a delight, it was an expedition and a true wonder for our children and made it feel light they were explorers in a forest for them.
It was very well done with again Neil having gone to all the hard work of maintaining it to a very high standard, kept wild too to give a very appealing county garden feel. The kids had a great time running around, hiding and having fun. Again the attention to detail and plants and trees were a delight to look at. The bird life was great too with many varieties of birds.

We will be booking this again in the future and hopefully again next year if possible.

Thank you Neil and April for giving us such a great experience we will never forget.

Date of stay: May 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
17 Jun 2017
Gosh where do i start except to say thank you for such a wonderful review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay so much and that it was a perfect place for the children.
Please come back again, and I look forward to meeting you all.
Warmest regards from us both.
April, Neil and Lucy
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Scott B
1 review
“Couldn't be more perfect!”
Reviewed 30 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The cottage was in a very quiet location with beautiful gardens. The cottage itself was perfect for us as a family. More than fully equipped and importantly very clean. Owner very helpful and friendly. Ideal location for exploring the coastline. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again. Thanks for a lovely couple of nights.

Date of stay: May 2017
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
2 Jun 2017
I am thrilled to hear that that you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage perfect.
Thank you for your lovely review and I hope we will see you again soon.
Warmest regards,
April and Neil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
lesleyand...
Leyland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Perfect in every way”
Reviewed 21 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This was our second visit to the Bothy and it was just as perfect as the last time. We stayed for 7 nights this time and we had such a fantastic holiday. The Bothy has everything and more you need in a self catering unit. It is perfectly located for exploring the area and is the perfect place to chill out and relax.. The visit to Island of Raithlin was definitely recommended. April and Neil were the ideal hosts as before and nothing was too much trouble. We were sorry when it was time to leave but we are already planning a return visit next year.

Date of stay: April 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Apr 2017
It was lovely to see you both again and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much.
Looking forward to seeing you both again soon. Thank you for such a lovely helpful review.
Warmest regards,
April and Neil
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