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The Bothy at Balnaholish

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 19 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

A charming, cosy, traditional farmer's cottage set in the quiet rural surroundings of North Antrim farmland. A wealth of oldie-worldy furnishings including exposed beams, feature fireplace and woodburner. The cottage offers comfortable accommodation for families or friends wishing to explore the Causeway Coast.

First opened in March 2014 following an extensive renovation and conversion the Bothy recently featured in an article in 'Farm Week' which describes it as "a cottage of unusual appeal …. Fabrics and wall colours of pale pastel greens, subtle, soft light shades which merge with the atmospheric dimensions of this incredible building, don't overpower the senses yet leave one with the comfortable feeling of being immersed in a homely cottage ….. Each room is a journey into the dream world of relaxed charm and restfulness."

The Bothy dates back to the 1700s but has recently been fully modernised whilst retaining all its original charm. The thick walls, modern insulation and central heating ensure that it is beautifully warm throughout the year whilst the fully equipped kitchen has an energy efficient oven/hob and appliances that are all A-rated or higher.

Graded 4 star **** by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board the accommodation is all on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds (or super king size). A bathroom with loo, bath and a sensational thermostatically controlled deluge shower! A living and dining room with a prominent chimney breast and heavy wooden shelf, beamed ceiling, wicker basket and stove. A long hall and fitted kitchen with pleasing design, colour schemes and all 'mod cons'.

Oil central heating with woodburner in lounge. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, WIFI, TV, DVD, radio/CD, iPod docking station, library of books, games & DVDs, cot & highchair, hairdryer, fresh flowers and welcome pack of locally produced bread, preserves, fresh eggs, milk and butter.

Bed linen, hand and bath towels are included along with all environmentally friendly bathroom and kitchen toiletries. A starter pack for our eco friendly wood burning stove is included together with oil fired central heating and electricity. Dogs and smoking are not allowed as we pride ourselves on keeping a healthy clean environment for people who may be sensitive to air pollution and allergies.

There is a lawned garden and woodland. Patio with furniture and BBQ.

There is ample lockable storage for bikes, golf clubs and surf boards.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ballycastle 5 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The County Antrim region

The seaside town of Ballycastle offers many facilities, including four small supermarkets, pubs, restaurants and cafes, petrol station, fish & chip shops, chinese takeaway, a chemist, butcher, several churches and a post office.

The many activities available include an excellent 18 hole golf course, marina, tennis courts, traditional music, a children's playground, pony trekking, sea fishing, beaches, surfing and coastal walks.

Go west along the Causeway coast to the picturesque Ballintoy Harbour and Carrick-a-Reade rope bridge or continue a little further to the Giant's Causeway and Bushmills Distillery.

Go east through the scenic Glens of Antrim to Cushendall, Cushendun and Glenariff. Or go north to Rathlin Island, Fairhead and Murlough Bay where you can enjoy some stunning wildlife, fishing and diving.

There are numerous white sandy beaches throughout the area, including Ballycastle Strand, perfect for a brisk morning walk, or the panoramic White Park Bay.


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Review 1-10 of 19

3 May 2015


"May Day at the Bothy"

A charming little cottage in the middle of the country near to all local attractions. The cottage is in beautiful condition was spotless a warm welcome of homemade scones, wheaten bread, homemade jam… More

It was lovely to meet you and I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We've just passed our annual inspection by the Tourist Board have have retained our 4 stars. Hurrah!

23 Apr 2015


"Absolute Perfection"

This really is the perfect holiday rental! The cottage is close enough to the main visitor attractions in the area - Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, Ballycastle & Rathlin Island, and the Dark Hedges, bu… More

I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay. The garden is now full of birds and a badger has taken to rolling in the wild garlic at night time! I do hope that we will see you again soon.

23 Mar 2015


"Awesome Bothy!"

What can I say that that hasn't already been written? This little gem of a cottage is simply awesome. Nestled away up a quiet country lane less than 5 miles from Ballycastle. A great place to r… More

Having just finished reading your most generous review of our little cottage I can honestly say that I am thrilled you were so very happy with everything. Our dream was to be able to provide a place where one could completely relax in the peace and quiet.of the countryside but still close enough to the outside world should you want to explore the beautiful coast and all it has to offer.All the little extras are our way of saying a very warm welcome to our home. Hope to see you again soon! Warmest regards, April

4 Mar 2015


"Perfect in every way."

What can I say, apart from sorry this review took so long April. You were the perfect host, baking for our arrival, and providing breakfast for the next day. The cottage was beautiful, warm and very comfortable. Lots of storage, and parking. I would say this place makes the perfect base for touring the Northern coast by bike, or just getting away to a quiet corner of NI. Should I return to NI, I know exactly where I'll be staying.

It is great to hear from you and thank you for your kind review. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and that you hope to come back again. Warmest regard, April

19 Feb 2015


"Absolutely flawless... the perfect idyl!"

Myself and my sister spent two nights in this beautiful cottage and did not want to leave! As soon as we turned in the driveway we were in love with the place. I cannot recommend this little bolthole… More

Thank you so much for your kind words about The Bothy. I can't begin to tell you how much pleasure it gives us to hear that our guests have had a peaceful and relaxing stay. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Warmest regards, April

5 Feb 2015


"Great Escape!"

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.… More

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

20 Nov 2014



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… More

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

6 Nov 2014


"Can't wait to go back"

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 cott… More

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

20 Oct 2014


"Brilliant Bothy"

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 m… More

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

8 Oct 2014


"If I could give it six stars I would!"

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 tho… More

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

Review 1-10 of 19

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