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Porthole Cottage, Whitepark Bay, Bushmills

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Harbour at Ballintoy where much of Games of Thrones filming took place.
Kitchen with dining table.
1 of 29Harbour at Ballintoy where much of Games of Thrones filming took place.
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
2 nights minimum
Cottage
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. Lin...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.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Email host with details of pet before booking.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Margaret M
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:March 2011
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Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

A lot of thought and planning went into this stunning cottage In pristine condition every need is catered for Welcomed by Margaret and Bill in person, such a rarity these days(with delicious homemade scones!) our journey got off to a great start Located in the...More

Date of stay: October 2020
Thank RickCronje
Reviewed 13 October 2020 via mobile

My fiance, myself and our dog lottie spent 2 nights in this cottage. It was just the perfect getaway. Margaret and Bill were very helpful and friendly. Will definitely be back.

Date of stay: June 2020
Thank jackiebbarry6
Reviewed 14 July 2020 via mobile

Had a lovely 4 night stay with the family. We were greeted on arrival with smile and plate of freshly baked scones, accompanied with real butter and jam. Bill and Margaret were very quick to make sure we had everything we needed, ensuring our stay...More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Reviewed 11 July 2020

Just back from Port Hole Cottage, everything was First class from the Hosts Margaret and Bill with the tea and scones on arrival and the cottage itself is very well kept and has everything you could ask for, so comfy and well laid out.The location...More

Date of stay: July 2020
Thank 333JohnM333
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Reviewed 29 June 2020 via mobile

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Date of stay: June 2020
Venture41341, VR Owner at Porthole Cottage, Whitepark Bay, Bushmills, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2020

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Reviewed 3 October 2019

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 tranquility was lovely just for a relaxing weekend. we...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank arlene g
Venture41341, VR Owner at Porthole Cottage, Whitepark Bay, Bushmills, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2020

Thank you Liz for that positive review. We are always delighted when our guests enjoy their stay at Porthole Cottage. Hope to see you again before long. Kind regards, Margaret

Reviewed 8 June 2019

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

Date of stay: May 2019
Thank FarAway14072799216
Venture41341, VR Owner at Porthole Cottage, Whitepark Bay, Bushmills, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

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

Reviewed 30 May 2019

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 nice and warm and cozy and even the...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Liz S
Venture41341, VR Owner at Porthole Cottage, Whitepark Bay, Bushmills, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2019

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...More

Reviewed 30 April 2019

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 never bored with so much to do...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank Victoria S
Venture41341, VR Owner at Porthole Cottage, Whitepark Bay, Bushmills, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2019

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

Reviewed 25 June 2018

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 need is very comfortable & cozy & spotlessly clean. There...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank Ballantin
Management response:Responded 3 July 2018

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...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Blender
Books
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Parking
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
VCR
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Porthole Cottage is set in farmland just off the Antrim Coastal Route less than one mile from the beautiful sandy beach at Whitepark Bay (ASSI). Guests have described it as an excellent base for visiting all the attractions of the area - Bushmills, Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Ballycastle, Dunseverick, Dunluce Castle, Ballintoy, Portrush and Portstewart. The area is home to many excellent Golf courses - Royal Portrush, Ballycastle, Castlerock, and Ballyliffen. The 2019 Open took place nearby at Royal Portrush Golf Club - congratulations to Shaun Lowry - the winning Irishman. Book early to secure your accommodation for the NW200 in 2020.
Getting around
We are in a rural environment so we recommend having your own transport. The Causeway Rambler (a small bus) runs along the Causeway Coastal Route from Coleraine to Ballycastle, stopping at Bushmills, Giant’s Causeway and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge amongst others.
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