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Gwendolines Retreat

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

N I T B 4* rated ...Delightful family self catering bungalow. In tranquil rural settings with breathtaking views across the countryside. Located only four miles from the famous Bushmills distillery where you can take a steam train to the Giants Causeway. Within a short drive are the stunning beaches of Whitepark Bay, Portrush and Ballycastle.

Golf courses at Portballintrae only 2 miles away and the Famous Portrush Golf course being 7 miles. You could also take a ferry accross to Raithlin Island great for bird watchers. Or walk the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge! Wonderful restaurants and bars in the surrounding areas many serving local produce.

The cottage is set in beautiful gardens offering spacious living accommodation with bed linen, towels, oil and electric supplied.

Enjoy sightseeing along the North Coast, fish in local rivers, lakes or at sea. Or just relax in the garden or conservatory. A peaceful retreat!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach White Park Bay
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 8 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast City/ Belfast Int, Nearest railway: Ballymoney
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

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Very pretty garden which is safe for children. Out door loungers available. Off road parking. Quiet rural setting, with wonderful views overlooking the countryside

The County Antrim region

The North Coast is a landscape of spectacular countryside and coastlines. The bustling towns of Coleraine, Londonderry and Ballymena are all a short drive away. County Antrim is the gateway to the coastal resorts of Portrush, Portstewart, Portballintrae and Castlerock.

These towns are well served with beautiful sandy beaches. History and heritage are attached to the towns and villages within this region. The historic Dunluce Castle at Portrush and the 18th Century Mussenden Temple at Downhill. The North Coast offers some wonderful outdoor activities. Golfers can enjoy their game at any one of ten courses, while sea angling , surfing, kayaking and a host of water sports are also available.

For those seeking relaxation there is a wealth of arts, crafts, antiques, good food and some of the most breath-taking scenery in Ireland. Sports centres and adventure playgrounds will ensure a warm welcome for visitors of all ages.


Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim. The village owes its name to the River Bush and a large watermill built in the early 17th Century. The diamond area is typical of many old traditional Ulster towns and villages where the corners are gathering places for the exchange of news and banter and still happens today. The best known attraction is the Old Bushmills distillery which was founded in 1608.

The distillery gives guided tours which is well worth a visit. From bushmills you can take a steam train to the famous Giants causeway. This is an area of about 40,000 interlocking bassalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. The causeway is today owned and managed by the National Trust.

Bushmills has many good restaurants and pubs serving good local produce.

Carrick-a Rede rope bridge is a short journey from Bushmills. Its construction once consisted of a single rope hand rail and widely spaced slats which fishermen would walk across with their salmon caught from the island. The bridge has now been made more secure and replaced by a two handed railed bridge so that tourist will feel safe crossing!!!

Ballymoney is only a short distance away and has a good leisure facility know as Joey Dunlops centre. Within the town of Portrush there are a selection of indoor venues which include Waterworld. The Dunluce centre and Barrys amusements and a large choice of restaurants and cafes and bars. Beautiful beaches surround you with the Royal Portrush Golf course midway along the beach.

So you see an abundance of things to suit all ages.Come and discover this wonderful county and take home some special memories that will last a life time.

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31 Jul 2014


"Home from Home in a Tranquil Setting"

Had a lovely stay at Gwendolines retreat. Like the other reviews the place was spotlessly clean.It's a bit like a tardis, all rooms are generously sized and two of thebed rooms have massive amoun… More

Dear Nicola and family

Thank you so much for taking time to leave a review. I'm so glad that you and your family had such a nice time. The cottage is a tranquil place with a little of home from home and i'm so happy that you appreciated it. I hope to greet you and your family back at Gwendolines retreat in the future.

Best wishes

5 Jul 2014


"Beautiful Cottage in idyllic location"

I stayed here for 1 week with my husband and our two small boys aged 4 and 2 and can't recommend it enough. The cottage is beautiful and set in a lovely rural location yet only 4 miles from Bushm… More

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and taking time out to leave the review. I'm so glad that you all enjoyed our cottage which like you said is a home from home. I look forward to your return. Best wishes

21 Jul 2013



We are only back from our one week stay at Gwendoline's Retreat
The cottage is very clean, spacious and well equipped
It is a perfect base for visiting the Causeway coast and other North coast attractions. Gwen and her Family are very helpful and kind her Mum left us a
carton of milk and a loaf of bread. We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage
a family party of 5 adults and 2 children we also got great weather
We hope to return.

30 Dec 2011


"A Lovely Tranquil Retreat"

We stayed for a week in this beautiful cottage and got to enjoy the causeway coast and the numerous tourist attractions it offers such as: the giants causeway, bushmills distillery, white park bay, carrick-a-rede and many more.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside but not too far away from local amenities and towns to visit giving you the best of both worlds. We were lucky enough to visit the close town of Portrush at the time Darren Clarke won the British Open and join in the town's celebrations.
Would love to visit again and would highly recommend to anyone planning to visit this special part of Ireland.

4 Dec 2011


"A well equipped and deceptively large cottage in a quiet location"

We stayed at Gwendoline's retreat for a week in June 2011. The weather was 'variable' as can be expected in this part of the UK (its very green in Ireland for a very good reason!) but t… More

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