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The Bothy at Balnaholish

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies 
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Cottage
A charming, cosy, traditional farmer's cottage set in the quiet rural surroundings of North Antrim farmland. A wealth of oldie-worldy furnishings including exposed beams, feature fireplace and woodburner. The cottage offers comfortable accommodation for families or friends wishing to explore the Causeway Coast.First opened in March 2014 following an extensive renovation and conversion the Bothy recently featured in an article in 'Farm Week' which describes it as "a cottage of unusual appeal …. Fabrics and wall colours of pale pastel greens, subtle, soft light shades which merge with the atmospheric dimensions of this incredible building, don't overpower the senses yet leave one with the comfortable feeling of being immersed in a homely cottage ….. Each room is a journey into the dream w...A charming, cosy, traditional farmer's cottage set in the quiet rural surroundings of North Antrim farmland. A wealth of oldie-worldy furnishings including exposed beams, feature fireplace and woodburner. The cottage offers comfortable accommodation for families or friends wishing to explore the Causeway Coast.First opened in March 2014 following an extensive renovation and conversion the Bothy recently featured in an article in 'Farm Week' which describes it as "a cottage of unusual appeal …. Fabrics and wall colours of pale pastel greens, subtle, soft light shades which merge with the atmospheric dimensions of this incredible building, don't overpower the senses yet leave one with the comfortable feeling of being immersed in a homely cottage ….. Each room is a journey into the dream world of relaxed charm and restfulness."The Bothy dates back to the 1700s but has recently been fully modernised whilst retaining all its original charm. The thick walls, modern insulation and central heating ensure that it is beautifully warm throughout the year whilst the fully equipped kitchen has an energy efficient oven/hob and appliances that are all A-rated or higher. Graded 4 star **** by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board the accommodation is all on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds (or super king size). A bathroom with loo, bath and a sensational thermostatically controlled deluge shower! A living and dining room with a prominent chimney breast and heavy wooden shelf, beamed ceiling, wicker basket and stove. A long hall and fitted kitchen with pleasing design, colour schemes and all 'mod cons'.Oil central heating with woodburner in lounge. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, Fast WIFI, Smart TV, Netflix, radio/CD, iPod docking station, games, cot & highchair, hairdryer, fresh flowers and welcome pack of locally produced bread, preserves, fresh eggs, milk and butter. Bed linen, hand and bath towels are included along with all environmentally friendly bathroom and kitchen toiletries. A starter pack for our eco friendly wood burning stove is included together with oil fired central heating and electricity. Dogs and smoking are not allowed as we pride ourselves on keeping a healthy clean environment for people who may be sensitive to air pollution and allergies. There is a lawned garden and woodland. Patio with furniture and BBQ. There is ample lockable storage for bikes, golf clubs and surf boards.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Smoking is allowed in the garden. High chairs provided for children and travel cot on request Arrival time must be confirmed in advance, the Cottage is available from 4pm and departure is before 10am. Sorry we have a very strong no pets policy
Bedrooms
1 Double2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

Meet the host
April S
Hosting since February 2014
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe are thrilled you would like to come and stay in our little cottage and we like to be able to welcome our guests in person with the fire lit and the kettle on! In the unlikely event of not being able to do so, I will provide you with the key safe number. We are always on hand should you need us. Do come and explore our coast with its stunning views, returning at the end of the day to peace and tranquility in our little cottage. If you have any queries about your holiday please get in touch and I will do my best to help Warmest regards, April

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pif14
pif14
Bristol, United Kingdom14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great Stay!
The location is ideal - lovely setting, near places of interest and access to a diverse range of walks. The cottage is very well equipped and the various gifts including scones, jam and bread were most welcome and very much appreciated! Highly recommended!
Visited September 2022
Written 21 September 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hilary Duddy
Hilary Duddy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent
Such a Warm Welcome by April,,,,Stove lite,,Pot of Tea,fresh scones and Jam...😍.Just a beautiful cosy wee cottage,feet up and look out over lovely gardens relax in Peaceful dwelling, everywhere in cottage so clean,, best sleep in comfy bed.😊 Not far from Ballycastle or Northcoast,,went by Ballintoy Harbour,, lovely Seaview walk..🥰. COSY COTTAGE,,I Will be back soon..😊😉
Visited February 2022
Written 16 March 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Expedition522229
Expedition522229
Hilary, thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review and I am delighted you enjoyed our wee cottage and all it has to offer. I look forward to welcoming you all again. Best wishes, April
Written 19 March 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WeeCon
WeeCon
Carrickfergus, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Didn’t want to leave!
Our 4th visit here. April and Neil are the most perfect hosts and their attention to detail is phenomenal. Absolutely beautiful cottage in an idyllic location. If they would allow it, I would move in permanently. What can I say, just perfect, thank you, looking forward to our next visit x
Visited October 2021
Written 28 October 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Matt & Nicola
Matt & Nicola
Scunthorpe, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nothing less than idyllic !
Oh heck.... where do we begin? Right from the moment we discovered the Bothy online, April was simply fantastic in helping us get the booking correct. This was our honeymoon week after being married in York. Trust us, you will definitely not be disappointed, it is impossible for any number of pictures here of the beautiful cottage to convey the whole atmosphere of being here at April and Neil's perfectly presented and equipped cosy dwelling. Situated perfectly for exploring the delights Northern Ireland has to offer, Giants Causeway, Ballycastle, Portrush to name just a few. We were greeted on arrival, with a very warm welcome accompanied by freshly baked scones and wheaten bread, perfect. Quiet private location, beautiful rooms with absolutely everything you will need and a lovely garden at the rear to explore while the barbeque gets going. You will definitely enjoy every single moment here, be sure to take an evening stroll in the recently planted woodland area at the gate, ideal relaxing unwind after a busy day out visiting the area. We had an issue with our car while on our stay, April and Neil had taken it upon themselves to ask around their local friends for contacts or loan of tools in order for me to get it back on the move. So, public transport links are great too, we found to our relief. If your dates are available, don't deliberate, you won't regret it. You can quote us on that. ! Mr and Mrs Durkin Matt & Nicola (Scunthorpe) * PS , ask April about the surprise holiday Neil took her on. 👍😉
Visited June 2021
Written 14 July 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Cruiser522236
Cruiser522236
Bangor, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Warm and cosy
During a very cold and stormy weekend we stayed in this warm and cosy little cottage. It is perfectly located for exploring the awe- inspiring North Antrim coastline. As previously mentioned April kindly provides a delicious cream tea and various essential food items. The cottage is well equipped and conducive to a peaceful and restful weekend away.
Visited December 2020
Written 6 December 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Hpidduck
Hpidduck
Bangor, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous cottage
Beautiful, traditional tastefully decorated cottage. We arrived to a lovely laid out afternoon tea with the most delicious scones and shortbread. There were more treats in the kitchen with homemade wheaten bread and marmalade. There was a cosy wood burning fire with wood and peat supplied. Conveniently located for travelling around the north coast - just a 5 minute drive from Ballycastle. We had a brilliant time and hope to be back soon!
Visited October 2020
Written 31 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roberta W
Roberta W
Magherafelt, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bothy was perfection in everything and host were very friendly and welcoming would recommend to anyone
Thanks to April for a perfect 3 days all was very clean and the scones and cream left for us when we arrived was much appreciated would love to come back again.
Visited October 2019
Written 23 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Expedition522229
Expedition522229
Thank you for taking the time to write a kind review and I am so pleased to hear that you found The Bothy Perfect and that you had an enjoyable stay. We would love to welcome you back!
Written 11 February 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jo T
Jo T
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous bothy stay
We enjoyed a lovely three nights with the Bothy at Balnaholish. It is a lovely place to stay. We were welcomed with a cream tea and it was nice to have a few provisions there to keep us going and allow a cup of coffee. All a very nice touch. It was very clean, very comfortable and warm and clearly this bothy had received a lot of tlc. The location was good for visiting Bushmills, Dark Hedges and many of the key coastal sites including Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. The owners kindly gave some ideas on where to eat out in Ballycastle. Lovely stay and would happily stay again sometime. Thanks for your hospitality!
Visited September 2019
Written 14 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Expedition522229
Expedition522229
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay In The Bothy at Balnaholish. We are delighted you not only enjoyed your holiday exploring all the Antrim coast has to offer and thrilled to hear that the Bothy was a success ,we look forward to seeing you all again. Warmest regards, April
Written 22 October 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

N5685QUmatthews
N5685QUmatthews
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Bothey
Very comfortable, quiet and convenient property for exploring Northern Ireland. The owners have obviously spent a lot of time and effort, trying to provide all the local information you are likely to need, and even detailed instructions on how to operate all appliances provided.
Visited July 2019
Written 29 July 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GrandTour58699109523
GrandTour58699109523
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect secluded little cottage
Excellent welcome and lovely clean cottage. Photos don’t show the smell or sounds but I can tell you it isn’t damp and you might need ear plugs if you are a light sleeper as the birdsong and crows can wake you. Good central location for roaming but you need a car as there is nowhere to walk from the cottage. Even on the bad weather days we still enjoyed sitting in the cottage and relaxing. All in all, we had a lovely time.
Visited May 2019
Written 31 May 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Expedition522229
Expedition522229
I am so glad you had a lovely time in our little rural retreat. The nesting birds and perfume from the roses and wild garlic make this an idyllic place. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit.
Written 23 June 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Parking
  • Parking available
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi

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Map
Access
Car advised
How to get there
The Cottage lies 3 miles west of Ballycastle along the B67 (Moyarget Road) towards Coleraine. It is 200 yards up a tree lined concrete lane.Sat Nav coordinates N55.17155 W 6.34009 Just put the postcode and house number into google maps and it will bring you to The Bothy. Please phone me if you need further directions and if need be I will come and meet you.
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
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
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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