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“Brilliant 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.
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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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peter j
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant Bothy”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

Stayed in the Bothy for 1 week during July 14. Very impressed with the quality of the accommodation. April and Neil have spent time and effort making everything just right, their attention to detail makes this property stand out from others.
We received a warm and friendly welcome which helped us to settle in quickly.
Great location easily accessible to all the sights and attractions of the north coast.
Kids (3and 6) are still talking about the brilliant holiday in the Bothy.
Big effort to return next summer, work permitting

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Liked best: Attention to detail and location
Liked least: Nothing at all.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
11 Nov 2014
We are so pleased to hear that you had a lovely time and that the children were also happy.
Very much looking forward to welcoming you again

Warmest regards.
April and Neil
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CHLondon
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“If I could give it six stars I would!”
Reviewed 8 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

The Bothy is, quite simply, an absolute gem! Fabulous location near all the sights of the North Coast, but nestled in the quiet countryside about four miles from Ballycastle. April and Neil have thought of absolutely everything to make your stay comfortable.

When we arrived the fire was lit and tea and scones were waiting for us - a real treat after our journey from London. The place is wonderfully furnished, with comfy beds, fabulous bed linen and fresh flowers in every room. April has a fabulous eye for interior design. It was lovely looking out of the bedroom window at the birds on the feeder in the morning.

It's the little things that make The Bothy so special - and April really has thought of everything - homemade flapjacks and bread, eggs for your breakfast and milk, juice and butter in the fridge - the larder also has all the things you don't want to buy for a short break like tea, coffee, oil etc etc.

As previous reviewers have said, the photos just don't do the place justice - it is just stunning!

We had a wonderful time and we can't wait to go back again soon! As my husband said - you would be absolutely mad not to stay here!

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Liked best: Sitting in front of the roaring fire
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
8 Oct 2014
I am completely overwhelmed by your lovely review and thrilled you all had a wonderful time.
Very much looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Warmest regards from us both,
April
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sandra837
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Memorable trip.”
Reviewed 12 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned home ,from a delightful and relaxing week staying at The Bothy I cannot praise it enough.There were tea and scones made for us on our arrival. The decoration and furnishing were fantastic..The bed and bed linen were so soft it was hard to get up in the morning .It was so quiet surrounded by fields and yet four miles away you were in Ballycastle a lovely harbour town. Twelve miles away and you are at the Giants Causeway.We saw dolphins of the shore at Carnlough and outstanding views along the Antrim Coast road .So a very big thankyou to April and Neil for making our stay so enjoyable.

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Liked best: The atmosphere of calm and. Quiet.l
Liked least: Leaving to come home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
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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Management Response
14 Sep 2014
Firstly I would just like to say a huge thank you for leaving The Bothy so clean and tidy also for stripping the bed ,such a kind thought and much appreciated.
It is always such a joy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay in The Bothy and found the beds and bedding so comfy.
It was lovely meeting you and we hope you will come back again and explore more of the beautiful coastline.

Warmest regards,
April
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Deborah O
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Relaxing and peaceful - superb!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
1
person found this review helpful

If I could find a fault it would be this: it is so quiet and comfortable, we woke up late every day! This lovely cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished in understated colours, with flowers in every room and all mod cons, including WiFi. April greeted us with tea, homemade scones, wheaten bread and raspberry jam and had left tea, coffee, milk, sugar, eggs and homemade marmalade in the well-equipped kitchen and replaced the linen, numerous towels and toiletries at the beginning of the second week along with more homemade comestibles. There are plenty of boardgames, books and DVDs (including new releases) for all ages, should you wish to hide away from the rain. There is a pleasant, inclined garden at the back, with a table and benches ideally placed to watch the numerous twits and finches who visit the bird table. Ballycastle is nearby for petrol garages (Spar is the cheapest), cafes and Supermarkets, greengrocers, butchers, etc. A ferry to Rathlin Island operates several times a day from there, but booking is advisable. The cottage is located near the north east coast and so is a good base from which to explore the Causeway Coast, Antrim Glens and forest parks, whether by car, walking or cycling, yet is within comfortable travelling distance of Belfast, to visit the Titanic Quarter for instance, and beyond (the Ulster Folk Park and the Transport Museum are worth a visit). White Park Bay is a beautiful beach (shared with cows) but is unsafe for swimming and surfing. Nearby bathing beaches are at Ballycastle, Cushendall and Whitefoot. The landscape is marvellous and changes at every bend or shift of light. Oh, and sshh, the spell-binding Dark Hedges are just a stone's throw away.

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Liked best: Just about everything
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Sep 2014
Delighted you found The Bothy so quiet and comfortable.
Thank you for your kind and helpful review.
Kind regards
April
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Ccampbell...
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fantastic”
Reviewed 27 July 2014 for a stay in July 2014
2
people found this review helpful

This cottage was as little gem hidden in northern Ireland. The hostess couldn't have been more helpful. Arriving to tea and scones just made this stay special. The area the cottage was in was very convenient for exploring the north coast and was only a hours drive from belfast. Will definitely be back.

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
26 Sep 2014
Fantastic news to hear you had a lovely time and that you will definitely be back again,we look forward to it very much.
Warmest regards,
April
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