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“Great Escape!”
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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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99 reviews
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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Excellent - based on 99 reviews
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ian k
Newry
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Escape!”
Reviewed 5 February 2015 for a stay in January 2015
1
person found this review helpful

A lovely cottage, warm and welcoming.
A very comfortable bed from which one can watch the birds feeding in the garden.
Ideal location for the Antrim Coast.
Highly recommended.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
16 Mar 2015
Thank you for your most kind words and relieved to hear that you found the bed comfortable which is so important as it either makes or breaks a holiday! The birds are a joy to watch and I keep meaning to put some binoculars in the Bothy so thank you for reminding me!
Do hope you will visit again.
Warmest regards
April
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
lorna1008...
Lisburn, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”
Reviewed 20 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We wanted to spend a couple of days in a peaceful, quiet, relaxing, comfortable and cosy environment. The Bothy provided all of this; from the moment we were met by April we felt we had made the right choice. The Bothy is a typical, tastefully decorated country cottage, it has all the modern amenities you would expect ; dishwasher, power shower, T.V, DVD player (good selection of modern DVDS) beds are extremely comfortable with great pillows and duvets. The 2 singles can be zip and locked to make a super king. Plentiful supply of peat and sticks for the wood burning stove. Kitchen has all the contents of your home larder and the home made bread, scones, jam and marmalade are an extra bonus, made and provided by April (nice touch). There is a wealth of information on local tourist attractions and places to eat out.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and hope to rebook again as soon as possible.

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Liked best: The peacefulness, the location and amenities
Liked least: nothing
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
People with pets
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Management Response
16 Mar 2015
We are so thrilled that you found our little cottage so comfortable and peaceful and look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Warmest regards from us both,
April
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Gillian L
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Can't wait to go back”
Reviewed 6 November 2014 for a stay in October 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Had the most relaxing and calming break at the Bothy for 2 nights.
April is a wonderfully welcoming host, the home-made scones, bread and conserve were a real treat and the exquisitely appointed cottage is decorated tastefully, fitted out with a top notch bathroom and kitchen mean cooking in the cottage is a breeze and cleaning up after a muddy walk in nearby forest or coastline is a delight. Evenings were spent in front of the cosy fire with one of the plentiful movies or boardgames supplied and a long night's sleep easily turned into a lazy lie in, due to real quality bedding.
Can't wait to return and would recommend for couples, families, friends and everyone in between.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
11 Nov 2014
We await guests reviews with nervous anticipation and it means so much to us that people enjoy staying in our little cottage.
Warmest regards
April and Neil
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
peter j
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant Bothy”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
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
Families with young children
  • 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 your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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
  • 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 your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
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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