Porthole Cottage, Whitepark Bay, Bushmills – Home 158144 Cottage
- 2 bedrooms
- 4 sleeps
- min stay varies
Porthole Cottage, Whitepark Bay, Bushmills – Home 158144
- 2 bedrooms
- sleeps 4
- min stay varies
- Nearest beach 0.75 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
Description from owner
Porthole Cottage has an enviable position approx half a mile from National Trust's Whitepark Bay on the Causeway Coastal Route, between Ballycastle and Bushmills. Just over a mile from Ballintoy Harbour, a much favoured beauty spot and a popular destination for Game of Thrones fans.
The cottage sleeps 4 adults in two bedrooms, one double, the other twin. A travel cot is available if required. The kitchen is well equipped with washing machine, tumble drier, fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, electric oven and hob. The cottage has central heating from an Aga type stove in the kitchen/diner, and also has a wood burning stove in the lounge for cosy winter evenings. Stove is set and basket of logs/turf provided to get fire going.
Flat screen TV with DVD player and radio. Mobile wifi.
Linen, towels, central heating and electricity are all supplied.
Starter packs of liquid soap, toilet rolls and tissues provided.
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
- Cot available
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: Double Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
Beds in other rooms:
- 1 Family bathroom
- Wi-Fi available
- Bicycles available
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- Video player
- DVD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Not suitable for wheelchair users
Interaction with guest
- Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
- If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
- This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
- No smoking at this property
Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.
100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
24 hours after booking
50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
4 weeks before
No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.
* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support
About the owner
- Average reply time:
- 1 hour 3 minutes
- Response rate:
- Calendar updated:
- 11 Jul 2020
- Years listed:
- Based in:
- United Kingdom
- Overall rating:
Languages spoken: English, French
This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 24 Oct 2014. Located in Bushmills, it has 39 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £458 to £951.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 11 Jul 2020.
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– based on 39 reviews
- Very Good
“Peaceful & relaxing”
Porthole cottage is the ideal place to stay if you just want to unwind. The beach is close by and plenty to do in the towns beside it also. Great place if you have young kids as its nowhere near the road and same goes for any animals.
“lovely little getaway”
would like to thank margaret and bill for the lovely ginger cake and warm welcome at porthole cottage, it was a lovely very warm and cosy cottage, well laid out and the scenery and peace and tranquili… More
“À very warm and comfortable cottage”
Superb find! Enjoyed the habitation and the excellent location, peaceful yet very near the magnificent coast and sites of interest The owners’welcome was warm and most helpful. Would go there
Owner's reply: Hi Danielle, Thank you for taking the time and writing such a positive review. We aim to please and are delighted when our guests enjoy their stay at Porthole Cottage. Look forward to seeing you on another occasion. Best wishes. Margaret
“Great place to stay for exploring the Antrim Coast”
We stayed at Porthole Cottage for a long weekend at the end of April and were immediately made to feel welcome by Bill and Margaret and the fresh scones and jams were much appreciated. The cottage was… More
Owner's reply: Dear Liz Thank you for that great review of Porthole Cottage. Reviews are an important part of the Trip Advisor community and mean so much to hosts and potential guests alike. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and perhaps you will come back another time. Kind regards Margaret
“Great family cottage”
We where very impressed with this cottage as a young family of four we had a great time. The cottage has a great safe outdoor space that the children where able to ride their bikes outside. We where n… More
Owner's reply: Dear Victoria and Family Thank you for your very positive review. We loved having you stay at Porthole Cottage and hope you will return before long. Kind regards to all Margaret
“Great find hope to be back”
Many thanks to Margaret & Bill it was lovely meeting you both & we thoroughly enjoyed our stay we only wish we’d book a week instead of 3 nights. This cottage has everything you would ne… More
Owner's reply: Dear Shannon, Thank you for taking the time to write that very positive review. We are always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay with us and although the weather is out of our hands you certainly got the best this summer. Look forward to your returning sometime. Regards to the boys. Margaret
“A true home from home”
We recently spent a week at Porthole Cottage having come over for the NorthWest200 races. This was our annual pilgrimage for the races, every year we rent a house as a base and then in between practis… More
Owner's reply: Thank you for such a positive and comprehensive review of Porthole Cottage. We are always delighted when our guests have enjoyed their stay with us and appreciate you sharing with others through TripAdvisor. To both of you I say a big ‘thank you’ for taking such good care of the cottage and leaving it in such great order. Happy biking! Kind regards, Margaret
“i-dé-al pour visiter le Causeway”
accueil, confort, emplacement près de tous les sites de la côte, cheminée, et des scones en bonus je vous conseille vivement le cottage de Margaret pour visiter la région … More
Owner's reply: Thank you for leaving that first-class review. Reviews are so important to us and everyone counts. We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope you may come back another time. Best wishes for the New Year and many more happy holidays. Kind Regards, Margaret
The hosts were very welcoming, they made us feel at home and could not have been more helpful. House was very cosy, clean and warm with an open fire. Very good location close to beaches, restaurants a… More
Owner's reply: Maxine, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay with us. Hope to see you sometime again. Best wishes for the new year. Margaret
The Cottage was 6miles from Bushmills & its distillery. It's in a very quite location & beautiful. There's plenty of attractions in easy reach one being Giant's Causeway. The am… More
Owner's reply: Dear Dawn and Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of PortholeCottage. We are always delighted when our guests have a good experience and even more so when they let Trip Advisor and other potential guests know about us. We wish you both well and thank you for leaving the cottage in such great order. Look forward to your return visit!! Kind regards, Bill & Margaret
- How do I find more info about the property?
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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.
- What if I have questions before I book?
Send Margaret (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
- How do I contact Margaret (the owner)?
Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.
If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Margaret the owner's contact details or send them a message.
- What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?
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Or send Margaret (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.
- What is a booking request?
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- How do I know what it will cost for my stay?
Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
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You can also request a quote from Margaret (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.
- How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?
You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.
- How do I pay for my holiday?
Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Margaret (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.
If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.
Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.
- Why can't I call Margaret (the owner) before booking?
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- How do damage deposits work?
In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.
Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.
- How can I view and manage my booking?
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- How can I retract my booking request?
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- How do I cancel my booking?
Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.
- How do I edit my booking?
You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Margaret (the owner) a message.
If Margaret (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.
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