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Porthole Cottage, Bushmills, Ballycastle

34 reviews
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Porthole Cottage is a family-run self-catering cottage in an enviable position approx half a mile from National Trust's Whitepark Bay on the Causeway Coastal Route, between Ballycastle and Bushmills. Just over a mile from Ballintoy Harbour, a much favoured beauty spot and a popular destination for Game of Thrones fans. The cottage sleeps 4 adults in two bedrooms, one double, the other twin. A travel cot is available if required. The kitchen is well equipped with washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, electric oven and hob. The cottage has central heating from an Aga type stove in the kitchen/diner, and also has a wood burning stove in the lounge for cosy winter evenings. Stove is set and basket of logs/turf provided to get fire going. Flat screen TV with DV...Porthole Cottage is a family-run self-catering cottage in an enviable position approx half a mile from National Trust's Whitepark Bay on the Causeway Coastal Route, between Ballycastle and Bushmills. Just over a mile from Ballintoy Harbour, a much favoured beauty spot and a popular destination for Game of Thrones fans. The cottage sleeps 4 adults in two bedrooms, one double, the other twin. A travel cot is available if required. The kitchen is well equipped with washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, electric oven and hob. The cottage has central heating from an Aga type stove in the kitchen/diner, and also has a wood burning stove in the lounge for cosy winter evenings. Stove is set and basket of logs/turf provided to get fire going. Flat screen TV with DVD player and radio. Wifi new for 2017. Linen, towels, central heating and electricity are included in the price Starter packs of liquid soap, toilet rolls and tissues supplied.More
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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Iron
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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Reviews (34)

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Many thanks to Margaret & Bill it was lovely meeting you both & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay we only wish we’d book a week instead of 3 nights. This cottage has everything you would need is very comfortable & cozy & spotlessly clean. There...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Ballantin
Management response:Responded 3 July 2018

Dear Shannon, Thank you for taking the time to write that very positive review. We are always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay with us and although the weather is out of our hands you certainly got the best this summer. Look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018

We recently spent a week at Porthole Cottage having come over for the NorthWest200 races. This was our annual pilgrimage for the races, every year we rent a house as a base and then in between practise and race events we tour all over on...More

Date of stay: May 2018
Thank 11crookedend
Management response:Responded 5 June 2018

Thank you for such a positive and comprehensive review of Porthole Cottage. We are always delighted when our guests have enjoyed their stay with us and appreciate you sharing with others through TripAdvisor. To both of you I say a big ‘thank you’ for taking...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The hosts were very welcoming, they made us feel at home and could not have been more helpful. House was very cosy, clean and warm with an open fire. Very good location close to beaches, restaurants and tourist attractions such as the Giants's causeway and...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank maxinenelson2003
Management response:Responded 4 January 2018

Maxine, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay with us. Hope to see you sometime again. Best wishes for the new year. Margaret

Reviewed 2 November 2017

The Cottage was 6miles from Bushmills & its distillery. It's in a very quite location & beautiful. There's plenty of attractions in easy reach one being Giant's Causeway. The amenities of the Cottage was great extra towels blankets hot water bottles, all was there including...More

Date of stay: October 2017
Thank TimeOut8R
Management response:Responded 3 November 2017

Dear Dawn and Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of PortholeCottage. We are always delighted when our guests have a good experience and even more so when they let Trip Advisor and other potential guests know about us....More

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Porthole Cottage is on a splendid location close to the Causeway Coast, close to Ballintoy, Ballycastle, Bushmills and, not to forget, the Giant's Causeway. The cottage is spacious and very comfortable and is perfect for everyone who wants to explore the Causeway Coast. The friendly...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank TrailBlazer93584
Management response:Responded 4 June 2017

Marten and Minka, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. It was lovely to have you come to stay and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. I also wish to thank you for leaving the cottage so clean...More

About the Owner
Margaret M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
Interaction with guests
Owners are on hand to assist guests should they have any queries.
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About the neighbourhood
Porthole Cottage is set in farmland just off the Antrim Coastal Route less than one mile from the beautiful sandy beach at Whitepark Bay (ASSI). Guests have described it as an excellent base for visiting all the attractions of the area - Bushmills, Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Ballycastle, Dunseverick, Dunluce Castle, Ballintoy, Portrush and Portstewart. The area is home to many excellent Golf courses - Royal Portrush, Ballycastle, Castlerock, and Ballyliffen. This year the Irish Open is taking being held at Ballyliffen in Donegal and in 2019 it will be held at Portrush. Book early to secure your accommodation for the NW200 in 2019.
Getting around
We are in a rural environment so we recommend having your own transport. The Causeway Rambler (a small bus) runs along the Causeway Coastal Route stopping at many of the local beauty spots.
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