Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

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

Situated in a rural location 3 miles from Carrickfergus town 15 miles from Belfast this converted 19th century stone barn has been beautifully renovated to maintain its original charm but with all modern facilities. The cottage has been graded four stars by NI Tourist Board and sits on a hillside overlooking Belfast Lough.The cottage has a double king sized bedroom downstairs with a full kitchen and full bathroom. The first floor has a twin room with en-suite and a sitting room. Located next to the owners home, on a 5 acre small holding, it is ideally situated for visiting Belfast and touring the Causeway Coast.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport 32 km, Nearest railway: Carrickfergus 5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Shared garden
Access Parking

The County Antrim region

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The marine drive north from Carrickfergus, and then west past the Giant's Causeway to the resort of Portrush, follows 60 miles of the most beautiful coast you could imagine.

The first 28 miles were blasted out from the chalky cliffs in 1834. Soon after, when the road was opened right round to Ballycastle, all nine glens suddenly became accessible and the farmers could get to market. The road passes by the foot of each of the glens. If you resist the temptation to turn inland, and stay instead with the road and the sea breezes, a splendid marine drive lies ahead.

Each of the coastal villages has a distinctive character. The castle at Glenarm is the home of the Earls of Antrim, and Carnlough has a famous inn which was once owned by Winston Churchill. The red curfew tower in the middle of Cushendall was built in 1809 as 'a place of confinement for idlers and rioters', and the National Trust village of Cushendun has pretty Cornish cottages and a beautiful beach. The road runs under bridges and arches, passing bays, sandy beaches, harbours and strange rock formations. As you turn Ulster's top right-hand corner, the green crescent of Murlough Bay comes into sight before the climb to the eerie tableland of Fair Head, and a bird's eye view of Rathlin Island.

From one of these harbours, it's said, sorrowful Deirdre and the sons of Uisneach embarked for Scotland to escape the wrath of King Conor.

The biggest annual event is the Oul' Lammas Fair in Ballycastle. In the old days it lasted a week when there was plenty of match-making as well as horse-trading. Today the fun is packed into two hectic days at the end of August.

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Carrickfergus

Carrickfergus is an exciting and beautiful place to be. Many people return again and again to experience its welcome, charm and wonderful fusion of old and new.

A superb coastline setting along Belfast Lough with views to Scotland, home to a wide diversity of wildlife, including seals, eagles and guillemots

•an imposing and renowned 12th Century Norman Castle that overshadows an ancient Harbour

•an historic town centre, enclosed within 16th century stone walls, complemented by contemporary shops, cafes and restaurants

•smart public promenades, walkways, parks and piazzas with public art and stunning civic floral displays, multiple winner of 'Ulster in Bloom'

•an impressive and vibrant new Marina and Waterfront development

To find out more about these attractions and so much else as well you simply must contact the Carrickfergus Tourist Information Centre which is located in the Museum and Civic Centre in the heart of the Carrickfergus town. With friendly, informed staff, a popular gift shop and a wide range of brochures and tourist information, a visit to the Tourist Information Centre will help you make the most of your time in Carrickfergus.