Detached traditional Irish Farmhouse on North Antrim Coast - see where Game of Thrones is filmed!

Detached traditional Irish Farmhouse on North Antrim Coast - see where Game of Thrones is filmed!

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
1 Bathrooms

About our home

Our welcoming country cottage is three miles from the unspoilt seaside town of Ballycastle, in an area designated one of 'outstanding natural beauty'. And if you are a fan of Game of Thrones, television series, you may be interested to learn that some of it is shot close to the house - Ballintoy harbour and the Dark Hedges, which is portrayed in the series as the 'King's Road', are about 10 mins away.
The small market town of Ballycastle is situated on the North east coast of Ireland between Kenbane Head to the west and Fair Head to the east and has a population of around 5000. A small sleepy seaside holiday resort, it is surrounded by the breathtaking Glens of Antrim renowned for their beautiful scenery and outstanding views.
Just a six mile ferry trip from its shoreline lies Rathlin, the only inhabited island off the north coast. The town is also famous for one of Ireland's oldest traditional fairs namely the "Ould Lammas Fair" which always takes place on the last Monday and Tuesday of August, with thousands of visitors coming from far and wide to sample the Dulse and Yellow Man! A tradition for around three hundred years or so!
With a new harbour and marina developed in recent years, it is now a safe haven for visiting mariners and in the summer months has ferry crossings twice daily to Rathlin Island. It is also possible to take a short crossing by ferry across to Campbelltown in Scotland. And there is a day trip available this year to Islay for the first time this year. For hundreds of years the people local to this area of Northern Ireland had stronger links with the west coast of Scotland, than the rest of their own land. The geography of north Antrim, while beautiful and dramatic, did not make for an easy trip to Belfast!
We are approximately 10-15 mins in the car from the Giant's Causeway and a similar distance from world renowned golf course of Royal Portrush. An hour brings you to Derry and its ancient walls, 'though it's as well known now for its shopping. An hour in a different direction takes you to Belfast and its sights, including the new Titanic visitors centre. Northern Ireland has much to offer visitors - history, natural beauty and 'craic' (fun and enjoyment)!
One of the beauties of living or holidaying here in Northern Ireland is that nowhere is more than an hour or an hour and a half drive away.
Other places close by that you should take a chance to visit:
The 9 Glens of Antrim
Old Bushmills Distillery
Cushendall
Whitepark Bay
Bonamargy Friary
Dunluce Castle
Day trip from Ballycastle to the Isle of Islay with exclusive guided tour of Ardbeg Distillery and lunch at the Old Kiln Cafe before returning to Ballycastle. This tour operates Fridays - Mondays during Summer 2017.

If accommodating a points visit, we apply a charge of £10 per person if the party consists of more than four, for a period less than a week. Unfortunately the work involved in preparing the house necessitates this nominal fee.

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More about us

  1. We are a couple with two fairly grown up children - 23 and 20

  2. Robin is retired from his job as is Michelle who was a journalist. Our children are both students. Our son is studying Marine Biology and our daughter, Geography.

  3. We love our cosy, second home in the countryside and spend much of our time there. With both of us retired, we have time now to travel.

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Where is it?

Neighbourhood

Buzzy restaurants
The Central Bar
Cool bars
Ditto, Bakewells, the Marine Hotel
Cozy cafés
The Beach Cafe, Donnellys
Retail therapy
Derry/Belfast Coleraine
Bit of culture
Giant's Causeway and visitor centre; Derry's Walls;Belfast - the Lyric Theatre, the Grand Opera House; the Ulster Museum; Botanic Gardens to name only a few.
Walks in the park
Too numerous to mention! Beaches galore mean that you are spoilt for choice should you decide to feel the sand under your toes! There are also a number of forrests close by with tracks through them for walkers or cyclists.
Spot of exercise
See above!
Day tripping
Derry, Belfast, Dublin, Donegal,

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