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The Bothy at Balnaholish

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
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A charming, cosy, traditional farmer's cottage set in the quiet rural surroundings of North Antrim farmland. A wealth of oldie-worldy furnishings including exposed beams, feature fireplace and woodburner. The cottage offers comfortable accommodation for families or friends wishing to explore the Causeway Coast.First opened in March 2014 following an extensive renovation and conversion the Bothy recently featured in an article in 'Farm Week' which describes it as 'a cottage of unusual appeal …. Fabrics and wall colours of pale pastel greens, subtle, soft light shades which merge with the atmospheric dimensions of this incredible building, don't overpower the senses yet leave one with the comfortable feeling of being immersed in a homely cottage ….. Each room is a journey into the dream ... A charming, cosy, traditional farmer's cottage set in the quiet rural surroundings of North Antrim farmland. A wealth of oldie-worldy furnishings including exposed beams, feature fireplace and woodburner. The cottage offers comfortable accommodation for families or friends wishing to explore the Causeway Coast.First opened in March 2014 following an extensive renovation and conversion the Bothy recently featured in an article in 'Farm Week' which describes it as 'a cottage of unusual appeal …. Fabrics and wall colours of pale pastel greens, subtle, soft light shades which merge with the atmospheric dimensions of this incredible building, don't overpower the senses yet leave one with the comfortable feeling of being immersed in a homely cottage ….. Each room is a journey into the dream world of relaxed charm and restfulness.'The Bothy dates back to the 1700s but has recently been fully modernised whilst retaining all its original charm. The thick walls, modern insulation and central heating ensure that it is beautifully warm throughout the year whilst the fully equipped kitchen has an energy efficient oven/hob and appliances that are all A-rated or higher. Graded 4 star **** by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board the accommodation is all on the ground floor. There are two bedrooms, one with a double bed and one with twin beds (or super king size). A bathroom with loo, bath and a sensational thermostatically controlled deluge shower! A living and dining room with a prominent chimney breast and heavy wooden shelf, beamed ceiling, wicker basket and stove. A long hall and fitted kitchen with pleasing design, colour schemes and all 'mod cons'.Oil central heating with woodburner in lounge. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, WIFI, TV, DVD, radio/CD, iPod docking station, library of books, games & DVDs, cot & highchair, hairdryer, fresh flowers and welcome pack of locally produced bread, preserves, fresh eggs, milk and butter. Bed linen, hand and bath towels are included along with all environmentally friendly bathroom and kitchen toiletries. A starter pack for our eco friendly wood burning stove is included together with oil fired central heating and electricity. Dogs and smoking are not allowed as we pride ourselves on keeping a healthy clean environment for people who may be sensitive to air pollution and allergies. There is a lawned garden and woodland. Patio with furniture and BBQ. There is ample lockable storage for bikes, golf clubs and surf boards.More
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About the Owner
April S
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
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We are thrilled you would like to come and stay in our little cottage and we like to be able to welcome our guests in person with the fire lit and the kettle on! In the unlikely event of not being able to do so, I will provide you with the key safe number. We are always on hand should you need us. Do come and explore our coast with its stunning views, returning at the end of the day to peace and tranquility in our little cottage. If you have any queries about your holiday please get in touch and I will do my best to help Warmest regards, April
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to April for a perfect 3 days all was very clean and the scones and cream left for us when we arrived was much appreciated would love to come back again.

Date of stay: October 2019
Thank Explore795852
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a lovely three nights with the Bothy at Balnaholish. It is a lovely place to stay. We were welcomed with a cream tea and it was nice to have a few provisions there to keep us going and allow a cup of coffee....More

Date of stay: September 2019
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Expedition522229, VR Owner at The Bothy at Balnaholish, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay In The Bothy at Balnaholish. We are delighted you not only enjoyed your holiday exploring all the Antrim coast has to offer and thrilled to hear that the...More

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Reviewed 29 July 2019 via mobile

Very comfortable, quiet and convenient property for exploring Northern Ireland. The owners have obviously spent a lot of time and effort, trying to provide all the local information you are likely to need, and even detailed instructions on how to operate all appliances provided.

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank N5685QUmatthews
Reviewed 31 May 2019

Excellent welcome and lovely clean cottage. Photos don’t show the smell or sounds but I can tell you it isn’t damp and you might need ear plugs if you are a light sleeper as the birdsong and crows can wake you. Good central location for...More

Date of stay: May 2019
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Expedition522229, VR Owner at The Bothy at Balnaholish, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2019

I am so glad you had a lovely time in our little rural retreat. The nesting birds and perfume from the roses and wild garlic make this an idyllic place. Looking forward to seeing you on your next visit.

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Date of stay: May 2019
Expedition522229, VR Owner at The Bothy at Balnaholish, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Safe
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Fireplace
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How to get there
The Cottage lies 3 miles west of Ballycastle along the B67 (Moyarget Road) towards Coleraine. It is 200 yards up a tree lined concrete lane. Sat Nav coordinates N55.17155 W 6.34009 Just put the postcode and house number into google maps and it will bring you to The Bothy. Please phone me if you need further directions and if need be I will come and meet you.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 5.0 km
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