Spacious, stylish self-catering cottage sleeping 6. 1 mile from the pretty seaside town of Portrush on the North coast of Ireland. We are a new cottage with fantastic 2014 rates!
Our traditional-style Irish stone cottage offers easy charm and plenty of luxury. Cook up a storm on our country kitchen range or BBQ in the private back garden. Relax beside the wood burning stove, or stretch out on the super-size sofas in front of the flat-screen TV in the snug. Our master bedroom with ensuite, double and twin rooms all offer comfy duvets, crisp white sheets, towels and amenities. No charge for Wifi and utilities and our larder is always stocked with essentials (tea, coffee etc). Our fully equipped drying room is ideal for storing and drying clubs, rods, boots and wet suits. We are well set up for children of all ages with games, jigsaws, dvds, unbreakable plates and cups as well as pram, highchair, cot and toy basket for our very youngest guests. When the weather smiles, enjoy the private back garden with its picnic table and bbq.
Royal Portrush golf course, beaches, shops, pubs and restaurants are under a mile away. Hiking trails and a riding school are on our doorstep, whilst world-class salmon fishing is just down the road at Bushmills, in sight of the famous whisky distillery. With secure parking for 2 cars, Copperpot Cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Giant's Causeway and postcard-pretty villages of the Causeway Coast.
Copperpot Cottage is owned and run by Jonny and Nicci Millar and we have a wealth of local knowledge we'd be happy to share.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport BT29 4AB (1 hour dri, Nearest railway: Portrush train station (5 minutes drive to Copperp|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|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||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|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||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Here's a list of the big attractions in our area, plus some local secrets we'd like to share with you.
1.Giant's Causeway: Legend has it that the giant, Finn McCool, created this geological marvel. It is a World Heritage Site and now has an impressive visitors centre to match. Tip: car parking charges might take your breath away, so park across the road at the Heritage Railway (also worth a ride).
2.Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: Spanning a chasm eighty feet deep, it is an exhilarating experience peering down through the wooden slats into the clear waters below. The coastal path offers stunning views of Rathlin and the Scottish Isles, as well as a noisy seabird colony.
3.Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery: Join a tour of the distillery to observe the craft of traditional Irish whiskey making and sample the goods too.
4.Ballintoy Harbour: A picture-postcard pretty harbour with a pocket-sized tea room and magical views. Much-loved by walkers, this is the most celebrated part of the Causeway Coast.
5.Whitepark Bay Beach: The spectacular sandy beach forms a white arc between two headlands including the tiny salmon-fishing village of Portbraddan. The beach is backed by ancient dunes rich in bird and animal life. Enjoy lazy summer days, picnics, making sandcastles and long walks along this truly beautiful beach.
Some of our favourite things to do...
•Exploring the rockpools at Murlough Bay. It is exceptionally beautiful and remote.
•Eating fish and chips from Morton's, Ballycastle. Grab a bench and watch the sun set over Ballycastle Harbour as you tuck into the best battered cod for miles.
•Watching the seals on the beach at Rathlin Island. Hop on the ferry and take a picnic lunch.
•Ambling through the conservation village of Cushendun. It's a great place to stop for coffee as you drive the coastal route. Don't forget to say hello to the resident Billy Goat Gruff.
•Deep sea fishing for cod, mackerel and anything that bites with Captain Chris on his fully equipped boat “The Lord Moyle” sailing out of Ballycastle Marina.
The Royal Portrush Golf Course is less than a mile from the cottage and is rated amongst the top 15 courses in the world. It's a natural seaside links with deep bunkers and expansive roughs, overlooked by the 13th century Dunluce Castle.
Just up the lane from our cottage is Maddybenny riding school, welcoming riders of all abilities from 5 years old.
Anglers will talk up a tall tale after fishing for salmon on the River Bush, just 7 miles east of Copperpot Cottage in sight of the famous Old Bushmills Whisky Distillery.
Portrush itself offers an eclectic mix of shops, restuarants, cafes and seaside amusements for the family. And everywhere has a stunning sea view. The beach offers bucket and spade fun as well as great surf breaks. Several suf schools offer lessons for all the family.
From personal experience, the bustling Ramore Wine Bar offers a broad, well-priced menu (children welcome) and 55 Degrees North is a good option for afternoon tea with great views (children welcome). Further afield, Tartine in Bushmills offers delicious food and an interesting wine list.