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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.