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.
North West 200 May 14 - 20 2011
Dalriada Festival of Sport, Music and Fine Food June 17 -19 2011 see www.dalriadafestival.co.uk
Lammas Fair Ballycastle August 29-30 2011
|Size||Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, 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|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Private off road parking
Table , four chairs, parasol and kettle style barbecue 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
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, County Antrim
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.