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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3
Breen Cottage stands in the midst of beautiful countryside in Glenshesk, one of the nine Glens of Antrim. With no close neighbours - unless you count the sheep in neighbouring fields! - it is a truly tranquil and private retreat and yet just six miles from the pretty, bustling seaside town of Ballycastle with its excellent sandy beach, marina, golfing, fishing, excellent restaurants and lively pubs.
The cottage benefits from private off road parking and a west facing patio equipped with table and chairs and a barbecue.
Inside there are open fires and a fully equipped modern kitchen. Downstairs there is a living room with large open fire, further sitting room with TV and open fire, a modern fitted kitchen and a bathroom with a shower over the bath. Upstairs there are two bedrooms - one double bedroom and one adult single,both with antique iron/brass beds and original cast iron fireplaces.
This cosy cottage is ideal for couples, young families and singles.
The cottage is close to excellent walking and is also an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful North Antrim coast and the Glens of Antrim.
Horse riding is available at Sheans Horse Farm, a riding school and trekking centre on a 400 acre family farm just about five miles from the cottage.
Spend a day walking the Moyle Way, exploring ancient Breen Oak woods just half a mile away or touring the stunning North Antrim coast - then return home and relax in front of a crackling log fire or watch the sun set on the west facing patio.
There is also good surfing and body boarding at Whiterocks beach about 20 miles away near Portrush -equipment can be hired locally. Watch the NITB video for a glimpse of what you can do in the area.
Gior d Italia May 9-11
North West 200 May 13 -17
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Further details indoors|
Private off road parking
Table with four chairs on patio.
Travel cot and bed guard/rail available if needed
We welcome dogs as long as they are well behaved. The cottage is set in a farming area and there are often sheep and cows in the neighbouring fields , therefore it is very important both for the welfare of the farm animals and the dogs themselves that they are do not enter these fields.
Starter basket of logs, peat, kindling and firelighters provided
About this location
The County Antrim region
County Antrim is the most famous of the counties of Northern Ireland, most probably because of the Giant's Causeway one of the great wonders of the natural world and now a UNESCO world heritage site. It is also home to the stunningly beautiful Nine Glens of Antrim and the Antrim coast road is recognized as one of the worlds great road journeys with its rugged cliffs, beautiful beaches and pretty fishing villages.
From waterfalls to rivers to Forest Parks as well as historic sites and lots in between, County Antrim has it all!
Ballycastle is a pretty seaside town with a beautiful sandy beach and a ferry service to Rathlin Island.
There is a golf course right by the beach and opportunities to take in some deep sea fishing.
Ballycastle is surrounded with breath-taking beauty and steeped in cultural history. It is best known for the 'Ould Lammas Fair', probably the largest of its kind in Ireland with its 'dulse' and 'yellowman' which takes place at the end of August.
Ballycastle is the perfect central location from which to organise day trips. Go west along the Causeway coast to Kinbane, Carrickarede Ropebridge, Ballintoy, Dunseverick, Portbraddon, the Giant's Causeway, the Bushmills Distillery. Go east through the Glens of Antrim to Cushendall, Cushendun, Glenariff, Glenann, Glencorp, Glenballyeamon, Glendun, Glenarm.
Go north to Mull of Kintyre, Fairhead, Murlough Bay, Rathlin Island to enjoy some true wildlife, fishing and diving or just enjoy the warmth of the town and its people. Ballycastle is the ideal holiday destination for the family or explorer with a variety of activities and accommodation to suit the weekend break or summer holiday.
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1 Sep 2014
"I would go back not only because of the beautiful cottage and location but because the owner really values her guests!"
The cottage is quaint, well equipped and ideally placed outside of Ballycastle. You would not be disappointed staying here. Moira is without doubt the most compassionate and client centred cottage own… More
Thank you so much for taking the time to review the cottage and for your lovely comments. I am really glad you had a good time - holidays are so important - we dont get enough! I hope you can return in the future.
1 Sep 2013
Lovely cottage and open fires - we perhaps could have done with a small axe to chop the logs a bit smaller as we tended to use the fire in the lounge which has a smaller grate than the one in the dini… More
15 Jul 2013
My husband, a neighbor and I stayed in this cottage near Ballycastle for a week. It was the second week of our trip, one that I had wanted to go on for many, many years. This cottage was so home-like, with a great modern kitchen, warm and welcoming fireplaces that were sorely needed during the damp evenings, and best of all the ever present lowing of sheep lulling us to sleep.
We enjoyed the convenience of the cottage to Ballycastle and all points of interest. We loved the Diamond Bar for the excellent food and staff (Robin, especially), we loved the people we met, the ferry ride to Rathlin, the sights that we saw in our drives: the Glens of Antrim, Giant's Causeway, Carrick a Reed, the walled city of Derry, and the Titanic exhibit in Belfast.
We appreciate the patience of the Irish people who gave us directions, dealt with our unfamiliarity of their money, loaned us a cell phone (our phone did not work there) and gave our neighbor an unexpected gift.
Now? We are home. Happy to be here, but already thinking of returning to Ireland. I have a dear friend who will be visiting Ireland on her second trip within the next couple of weeks. I only hope that she has as wonderful a trip as we did.
18 Feb 2013
We stayed there early January for a weekend gateaway and found the cottage extremely cosy and well equipped. The landscape around the cottage was beautiful and we made very good use of the fireplace. … More
19 Jan 2013
We stayed at Breen Cottage for 5 days in the summer of 2011 and absolutely loved it. We are from Canada but setting up the rental was a breeze. Moira was so lovely and easy to deal with we had no conc… More
4 Sep 2012
"Ideal Cosy Getaway"
We (couple in late 20's) stayed at Breen Cottage for 5 nights as a base to explore Northern Ireland. Organising the stay was very convenient and Moira sent great directions prior to our stay. I w… More
28 Aug 2011
"Good base for North Antrim"
We had a lovely time at this cozy and comfortable cottage. It was ideal for our little trip at Easter. We had beautiful weather, which made it even more pleasant. It was clean, well equipped and had all the mod cons needed. I would recommend this little quaint cottage to further couples or a group of 4 people. We really enjoyed sitting in front of the turf fire in the evenings as well. Good value for the money. You'd definitely want a car or bicycles to explore the north coast.
25 Aug 2011
"Fantastic Cottage full of Character, Highly Recommend."
This cottage has everything anyone could need. It is isolated enough from the local town but close enough to get those bits and pieces you run out of. Excellent home-made jam at the supermarket.
The snug room is so cosy with it's real fire, the dining room offers fabulous views from it's window. The kitchen is extremely well equipped as is the bathroom. Upstairs is just a dream. If you like the real antiquated feel then you will not be disappointed! Two old iron bedsteads, one with original spring, in each of the bedrooms means you are spoilt for choice! We bed hopped, one night in one room and the next in the other room. The bedroom with the original sprung bed in it was so cosy and comfortable it just swallowed you up. The sad thing was that we had to get up the next morning! I think you must be getting our drift by now we really could not fault Breen Cottage and would highly recommend to anyone!
There is a lot of information on walks, days out and a host of other information. The owner has pulled out all the stops to provide you with a wonderful holiday.
The Antrim coastline is just breathtaking.
This is a definite for Honeymooners.
26 Jun 2011
"A lovely little cottage in the middle of nowhere"
This cottage is just perfect for 1, 2 or 3 adjults who want to see the beautiful coast and countryside of Co Antrim. It is warm and cosy and you can even light a peat fire if you wish. The kitchen i… More