The Lodge at Pilgrim Cottage
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Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
The Lodge is some 4 miles inland from the small friendly town of Ballycastle which has a variety of shops, bars and restaurants. It is in a tranquil rural location, beside a National Forest and on a National Cycle Route. It is the ideal hideaway for those seeking to step aside from the hurly-burly of 21st century living - and find PEACE! - whilst being within easy reach of the scenic Causeway Coast and Glens, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Coast offers stunning scenery, sailing, way-marked walks, golf courses, sandy beaches and surfing for the real enthusiast! It is an ideal location for photographers, painters and poets. The Lodge is a purpose-built, single-storey, level access, self-contained, self-catering unit which is equipped to NITB Four Star standard. The Lodge is designed to sleep 2/4 people and is part of a modern residential property completed in late-2010.Private off-road parking, large garden (frequently visited by red squirrels!) with summer house and BBQ available. We are a non smoking facility and we cannot accept pets.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Ballycastle bay 5 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast City Airport or Belfast International Airp 100 km, Nearest railway: Coleraine 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The County Antrim region
The Causeway Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Whether you are cycling, walking or driving it is easy to appreciate the beauty of the coastline and the little harbours tucked away off the main road. The Giants Causeway is a World Heritage Site and the Visitor Centre is easily accessible. Browse through the shopping experience, investigate the interactive information storyboards before collecting an audio guide to aid your understanding of the site. Return to the Centre for light refreshments. Nearby is a narrow gauge railway for fun trips in the summer. Bushmills is home to the world's oldest licensed distillery (1608). Fascinating tours end in the bar for a complimentary drink. Enjoy lunch in the restaurant. This year 2013 in September saw a lively and interesting Whiskey and Salmon Festival giving the opportunity to sample good food and see and hear traditional dances and music. The Bush River flows through Bushmills and a walk along the banks will give opportunity for bird watching and fly fishing, subject to licence. There is plenty of opportunity to pick up that special gift for the friends back home. Visit Dunluce Castle on the Coast Road and take time to walk the long sandy beaches of White Rocks and White Park Bay. Drop into Balintoy Harbour for a cup of tea and a piece of cake and see where episodes of the Game of Thrones have been filmed. In May the North West 200 Motorcycle Road Race comes to the North Coast and in July the Race of Legends takes place within five miles of the Cottage..
Ballycastle, County Antrim
Ballycastle is a small friendly town with many individual family run businesses from butchers to boutiques and a variety of gastronomic experiences. Traditional music can be heard on Thursday nights and there is modern nightclub music too. The Museum in Castle Street has a wealth of archives and artefacts and there is an interesting and informative guided walk around the town to follow at your leisure. The recorded history of Ballycastle goes as far back as the third century A.D. In the past coal was mined, glass and soap were made in and around the town. There was also a salt works, and iron works and a brewery. Modern day Ballycastle has an attractive sea front with a long sandy beach and large children's play area next to the small marina. Its a place to linger and enjoy ice-cream or fresh fish and chips. There is a busy marina and Rathlin Ferry leaves from the harbour carrying visitors to Rathlin Island.
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19 Aug 2014
"Fantastic place to stay"
What a great place for a holiday, with lots to see and do in the area including the beautiful northern coastline and the amazing scenery of the Glens. Ann and Don were wonderful hosts, and were really… More
7 Aug 2014
"Great place to stay!"
I stayed at the lodge with my partner and six year old daughter at the beginning of July. Although it was pouring with rain when we arrived we couldn't have asked for a warmer welcome from our h… More
We enjoyed your company! Thank you for letting us know you had a good experience. Hope to see you again.
29 Jun 2014
"Ideal accommodation and location"
Superb accommodation - great welcome, very well equipped and a very guiet rural location. Stunning scenery - glens and coast - nearby and lots of other things to see and do.… More
Thank you for taking the trouble to tell us you had a good experience. We look forward to welcoming you back!
21 Jun 2014
"could not have felt more welcome"
This beautiful property is in a perfect location. The owners could not have been more helpful and accommodating and this enhanced our stay. It is well equiped and comfortable with all facilites availa… More
So glad you had a good time in spite of the rain!! thanks for alerting us that the duvet was too heavy -The Lodge now has a summer weight one in addition to the duck down and feather king size duvet. There is also a light cotton throw so hopefully we have covered all bases.
9 Jun 2014
"An excellent place to stay"
Very welcoming hosts. The cottage had everything that we needed, all furnished to a very high standard. Everything was very comfotable. A summer house is available in the garden for when the sun shine… More
Thank you for taking the trouble to let us know that you have had a comfortable stay. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Ann
1 Jun 2014
"Wonderful get away"
My husband and I have just returned from a week staying in The Lodge at Pilgrim Cottage. We have had the most wonderful week, our hosts Ann and Don were very kind and helpful, the local people very fr… More
Its always lovely to get such a good response from our guests and to hear they have experienced the best our area can offer. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes Ann
26 May 2014
"Superb self-catering cottage"
We have now stayed at the Lodge twice with our hosts Ann and Don Irvine making our stay there more than memorable. The cottage itself is situated very close to the North Antrim coast with all the attr… More
We're so delighted you were able to book the last few days available this year and are looking forward to seeing you in August, next year. You are delightful guests and we have been able to share your experience of blow-carting on the beach with other guests. We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Ann
6 May 2014
"Fantastic Lodge with wonderful owners."
We stayed at the lodge from the 2nd till the 5th May.Don and Ann were very welcoming.The bed is the most comfortable we have ever had in a cottage holiday and we have been to alot.And the bath was jus… More
So glad you had a comfortable stay. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best wishes
11 Apr 2014
We have just spent a week in this excellent, well equipped holiday let. The owners are lovely and very helpful. The area is lovely and there are plenty of places to visit. We would definitely return t… More
We're so glad you liked it. You were great guests and we look forward to welcoming you back...
10 Dec 2013
My wife and I spent two nights at this lovely self-catering unit. The location is grand--just outside Ballycastle in quiet, forested area; you can travel to Ballycastle in just minutes for dining or s… More
So glad you enjoyed what we offer. Welcome back anytime.
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