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“Perfect and peaceful haven”
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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
Enjoy relaxing in front of the log burning stove, reading your book or just soak up the tranquility. Welcoming afternoon tea at The Bothy.
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99 reviews
Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
Enjoy relaxing in front of the log burning stove, reading your book or just soak up the tranquility.
Welcoming afternoon tea at The Bothy.
Tree lined approach
Welcome pack of locally produced bread, preserves and fresh eggs
Picnic table and BBQ
The Bothy oozes cottage charm
Fully equipped kitchen
Curl up and unwind in front of the log burning stove
Relax in front of the Log burning stove with TV, DVD, board games ,free Wi-fi and books.
Twin bedroom with option of super-king
Comfortable beds with scatter cushions and high quality linens
Deluge shower in bathroom over bath.
Private garden and picnic table
Whitepark Bay
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Rathlin Island
Dunluce Castle
Giants Causeway
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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lesleyand...
Leyland, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Perfect and peaceful haven”
Reviewed September 25, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We stayed at the bothy for 4 nights and the cottage met and exceeded our expectations. What a welcome from April and family with the table ready for tea and cream scones. there was everything needed for self catering and more including lovely touches of home made bread, fresh flowers and chocolates on the bed.
Such a peaceful haven with a very comfortable bed ensured we left relaxed and revived.
The cottage is ideally situated to explore the beautiful part of Northern Ireland. We did not manage to see everywhere so we will be returning soon and the bothy will be first choice.
Highly recommend to anyone wanting a peaceful break in a cottage full of history.

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Management Response
Sep 25, 2016
It was lovely meeting you both and I am delighted that you plan to come back to The Bothy,
Thank you for taking the time to write such a helpful and lovely review ,also for leaving the cottage so tidy.
Warmest regards,
April
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rosslare
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“A wonderful cottage”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough . It was perfect . The cottage was s well equipped . Often in self catering you get the minimum one saucepan , one frying pan . Here you got a fully equipped kitchen . There was even an apron left . We arrived as other people said to scones , cream all beautifully set on the cute dining room table . We were left eggs , juice , butter , milk , bread , marmalade , cereal , tea , coffee , sugar . All the basics . This was nice as we did not have to rush out shopping . The cottage is very warm , very pretty and very comfortable . All I can say I agree with everything other people have said .

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Thank you for your kind review of our little cottage and we are thrilled you found it "Perfect".
We endeavour to provide a relaxing and stress free atmosphere, a place to unwind in the peace and tranquility of the countryside.
We all like to be spoiled now and again so I am very pleased that you enjoyed all the little extras.
Do come back again sometime to explore further.
Warmest regards,
April
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Ruth R
2 reviews
“Excellent”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

We stayed in the Bothy as a family. It provided a very comfortable base for our holiday exploring the Antrim coast. It was well equipped and the attention to detail made it feel like a real home from home.There was a lovely welcome, making us feel right a home straight away. We would use the Bothy again without hesitation. The location is great, we found it ideal for exploring the various attractions of the area - and there are plenty!

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Liked best: The home comforts
Liked least: The weather!
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 23, 2016
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review.
It was great meeting you all and I hope you will return to explore more of our beautiful coastline.
Warmest regards,
April
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Reviewed July 19, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 26, 2016
It was lovely meeting you all and I am so pleased that you loved our little cottage and all it had to offer. Brilliant to hear you will be back and we look forward to welcoming you again.
Thank you for leaving the cottage so tidy, it makes such a difference to my day!
Warmest regards
April
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Dumfries
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Everything anyone could wish for”
Reviewed June 18, 2016 for a stay in June 2016

The Bothy is extremely well equipped to a high standard. The double bed is very comfortable with lovely soft pillows. Our welcome pack included fresh eggs, home made scones and home made bread. The situation is very pretty with plenty of bird life and even a hare in the wooded garden. Heaven.

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Liked best: Peace, great kitchen, comfy beds.
Liked least: nothing I can think of
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
Jun 21, 2016
We are delighted that The Bothy at Balnaholish was everything you could wish for and pleased that the Hare was around to be admired.
We also have a red squirrel which is very exciting.
Hope to see you again.
Warmest regards,
April
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HO2
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fabulous place!”
Reviewed May 17, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

we have stayed in many cottages but this one is by far the best from the point of view of attention to details. We arrived at the cottage, greeted by a welcome fire, and a kitchen of goodies (scones, jam, cereal, eggs, wheaten bread). Each bed has a set of soft towels and a lindt chocolate ball. The owner lives nearby and seems to treat the cottage as a project of love. A wonderful place to stay.

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Liked best: attentions to detail
Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
May 19, 2016
Just a note to thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. We are thrilled that you had a Fabulous stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

Warmest regards,
April
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Morhergoo...
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful homely cottage”
Reviewed April 18, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We stayed at The Bothy for a short break in April. Absolutely delightful. Cottage is homely and very comfortable. Lovely log burner that makes for a cosy evening. TV , DVDs and Wifi if required. The kitchen is stocked with everything you would need. Beautiful rear garden to use. Double bed really comfy. The additional touches of scones,cream and jam on arrival along with home baked bread,eggs and homemade marmalade were a welcome additions. Friendly welcoming host who had thought of everything for a relaxing break. Thank you. We will be back.

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Liked best: All of it.
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Apr 19, 2016
It was lovely meeting you both and thank you for leaving The Bothy so clean and tidy.
Delighted you are coming back to explore even more of our beautiful coastline and all it has to offer I am so pleased that The Bothy had all you needed to make it a relaxing holiday.
See you soon and thank you for your lovely review.
Warmest regards,
April
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