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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 8 reviews

from £129 /night

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Forest side House Ballycastle

House | 7 bedrooms | sleeps 16

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Spacious comfortable selfcatering accomodation,ideal for familys,large groups ect,close to all main tourist attractions

Set in an idyllic location approximately 2.5 miles for the seaside town of Ballycastle,and 10miles from the world famous gaints causeway,forestsidehouse and cottage offers the perfect base for exploring all the attractions of the north antrim and causeway coasts.Off road parking,private gardens,play area for children,clean and comfortable accommodation ,horse riding,golf,sailing,forest walks,are all near by.

Size Sleeps up to 16, 7 bedrooms
Nearest beach Ballycastle 3 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast International 100 km, Nearest railway: Coleraine 30 km
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, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Fax machine, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 7 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace
Furniture Single beds (6), Double beds (5), Cots (2), Dining seats for 14, Lounge seats for 12
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Forestside House is a large 7 bedroom detached house which has been finished and furnished to a high standard.Accommodation

Comprises of:


5 spacious bedrooms 1 of which contains a full ensuite bathroom with fully tiled shower enclosure.

4 of the rooms are doubles and 1 large spacious twin room.

Large separate bathroom with fully tiled shower enclosure.


1 large twin room.

1 double room.

Modern spacious living room with an open fire,widescreen TV,sky TV,Apple TV

Large separate bathroom with fully tiled shower enclosure.

Dining room

Large dining table capable of seating 12-14 persons.

A sun lounge leading to a raised paved patio area with a large picnic table

A large fully fitted modern kitchen with breakfast bar and all kitchen appliances

A seperate utility room with washing machine tumble dryer and single drainer sink

Also included in your stay is all bedding supplied by a leading hotel supplier and

/tea towels.

bath towels,hand towels,face towels available for hire by prior request.Bath towel £1.40/ Hand towel £1.00/ Face towel£0.50

Oil fired central heating is metered and useage will be charged to the nearest litre.

Forestside House sleeps 12-16 comfortably, with the option of forestside cottage we can accommodate groups of up to 22 people. You will find everything you require

at Forestside House and cottage to make your stay an enjoyable one.

A cot and highchair is available if required.

More Information:Horse riding,Golf,Blue flag beach,Sailing,Fishing,Forest walks all near by.

Further details outdoors

Private gardens,patio area,childrens play area swings garden toys and trampoline,secure off road parking.

Further details

A £150.00 refundable security deposit is required with all bookings,this deposit will be held by holiday lettings and refunded by holiday lettings one week after departure provided no damages have occurred.

Properties can be booked jointly or separately,discounts are available on joint bookings,please contact for details.

All bed linen and kitchen linen included in your stay.

Heating and electricity are metered and payed for separately.

Barbecue is available/gas bottle purchased separately

Bath towels,hand towels,face towels,are available to rent by prior request.Bath towel £1.40/ hand towel £1.00/ face towel £0.50

Please note:hen night or stag night bookings must be declared as as higher deposit will be required.

Pets will incur a charge of £6.00 per night if accepted.

Bookings can only be accepted upon the completion of our booking form and acceptance of the terms and conditions of business.

About this location

The County Antrim region

Go west along the Causeway coast to Kinbane, Carrickarede Ropebridge, Ballintoy, Dunseverick, Portbraddon, the Giants 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.


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 Giants Causeway, the Bushmills Distillery.

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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Review 1-8 of 8

28 Jul 2014


"Excellent house for large family / group"

Stayed in Forestside house for 1 week with extended family (5 couples and 5 children). The house was excellent. Firstly, it was spotlessly clean. We were a little concerned when we read a previous rev… More

22 Jul 2013


"Fantastic, spacious & secure house perfect for large groups/families."

Booked Forestside House for my family of five, two brothers and their families of four, mum, dad and granny - 16 of us in total ranging from 7 - 94yrs of age and it was perfect. Situated just a few mi… More

Many thanks for taking the time to post this kind review,Its great to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at forestside house and I hope too see you all back some time soon.Ian

5 Jun 2013


"Super house"

We stayed at the end of May to celebrate our parents 40th wedding anniversary. We found that the house exceeded our expectations, rooms where very spacious and beds comfortable, kitchen well equipped… More

Many thanks for reviewing you stay at forestside house,I was pleased to hear that the house exceeded your expectations and the everyone enjoyed there stay,thanks for also pointing out the issue with the lack of seating around the breakfast bar area,which has now been resolved with the addition of extra seating.
Hope to see everyone back sometime soon,best wishes Ian

20 Dec 2012


"Fantastic holiday had by all"

We had a great holiday during end of August 2012. We stayed for a week. We had a family party of 10. Accomodation was clean and tidy, lots of space for everyone. There were a few bits that needed a… More

Thanks for taking the time to review your stay,i was glad to hear that you all enjoyed you stay,and look forward to seeing you all back sometime soon.Happy new year Ian.

27 Nov 2012


"Great family weekend"

Went to Ballycastle for a weekend with our large extended family (13 adults and 4 kids) and had a lovely time in Forest Side house. The house is very impressive and well finished, does have some scuffs and bruises but its to be expected. We loved the house and it was such a bonus for us all to stay under the one roof. The seven bedrooms were ideal for us and with three bathrooms the mornings wern't too bad :) It was noted on signs around the house that we wernt to use all 3 showers at once as the water pressure would be affected but again this is to be expected and simply meant there was a queue for the shower before going out. We were very pleased with the value of this rental house and as we brought all our own food and drink the weekend was a very cheap one - ideal for anyone not wanting to go very far and to save the pennies.

We went to the Giants Causeway which was within a 20 minute drive (we were too busy appreciating the scenery to be rushing) and had a great day. Also nearby is the beach with playpark for kids. (Many other nearby ammenities we jsut couldnt fit them in). We also ate in the Central wine bar after many recommendations and had a lovely evening.

We only really dealt with the ower via email then a phone call to leave keys after departure (and one towork out if the fridge was on or not) but we have no complaints he was very accomodating with our requests for a high chair, late check out and booking dates. We were also fully notified of the deposit payment and it was repaid promptly and in full.

We would definately recommend this property for a visit to the north coast.

Thanks for taking the time to post this review,i was pleased to here that you all enjoyed your stay at Forestside house and look forward to seeing all back again some time soon.Best wishes.Ian

15 Nov 2012



I stayed here for a week for a family break. The house is gorgeous very spacious, a brilliant holiday home that catered for all our needs.

The owner was pleasant and was only a phonecall away if we needed him.

I would highly recommend staying here, lovely part of N.Ireland.

Thanks very much for taking the time to post this kind review,very pleased that you all enjoyed the stay with us at forestside house, and look forward to seeing everyone back soon.Best wishes Ian

1 Oct 2012


"Great place"

Stayed here for 10 days at the end of June with my extended family and also relatives who were over from Wales,we had a fabulous time here,the house is set in its own grounds,with a great garden,enclo… More

Thanks for taking the time to post this review,great to know that you enjoyed your stay with us at forestsidehouse house,look forward to seeing you all back sometime soon.Ian

28 Aug 2012



would just like to warn anyone out there, not to even think of renting this for even an hour. please dont be mislaid by the beautiful pics on here as it is nothing like that when you arrive. first of … More

I am disappointed and annoyed that you did not enjoy your stay at Forestsidehouse. Our aim is to provide all our guests with a safe comfortable and enjoyable visit and it is regrettable that we did not meet your expectations on your overnight stay with us at the end of August,any complaint of this nature is treated very seriously and every effort is made to ensure guest comfort. However I feel there is a need to correct some of the comments made. As is clearly stated on the booking form, payment is required prior to arrival, and a £150.00 security deposit is payable with all bookings. It is regrettable that this seems to have caused inconvenience and annoyance to you and your party,and that you needed to find a cash machine,but the terms and conditions are clearly printed on the booking form and it is assumed that the person making the booking will read them. As payment for the overnight stay was not made until the following day i.e. until departure, and the £150.00 security deposit was refunded as no damage or breakages had occurred,it is incorrect to state you were charged an extra £150.00. Accommodation is thoroughly cleaned between visits and all bed linen changed, as we provide self-catering accommodation extra freshly laundered bed linen is provided in all bed rooms, and also in the linen room on the first floor landing. Being on site and available during your overnight stay, and therefore in a position to deal with any problems or complaints that may have arisen I am puzzled as to why you or any member of your group did not raise these issues with me at any time during the stay, even upon departure. I would have welcomed the opportunity to investigate your complaints and hopefully have them resolved to your satisfaction..I therefore feel that the comments made on the trip advisor review were very harsh and unfair. Ian.

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    Calendar last updated:05 Mar 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

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