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“Fabulous house. Would highly recommend.”
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Front of house
Back Garden
Oil stove/ Wine cooler /American fridge freezer
Kitchen - dinning room
kitchen - dinning room
Kitchen Island
Utility room
Utility Room
Utility Room
Oil stove
Upstairs sitting room
Master Bedroom En-suite
Family Bedroom En-suite
Downstairs family bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Sitting room upstairs
Double bedroom
Family bedroom upstairs
Family bedroom
Double bedroom
Double bedroom
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Upstairs sitting room
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Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Sun room
Sun room
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5 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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“Fabulous house. Would highly recommend.”
Reviewed November 15, 2014 for a stay in November 2014
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We had a brilliant stay at the house. The house was excellent. It was spacious and spotless. Was impressed with the size of the house and although there were 12 of us we could have fitted in a few more! On entry there was a welcome note from Maureen along with compimentary drinks,ham,cheeses aswell as some other goodies. She has even gone as far as supplying toiletries for guests and I think this adds an extra special touch.Cannot wait to stay again!!

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Home from Home”
Reviewed October 22, 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Booking was straightforward.
The house was very private and spacious. The bedrooms are a great size with comfortable beds and great décor. The large kitchen and sun room are perfect for family-time together. We loved our time at this property.

The house is an easy walk (about 1 mile) into Ballycastle, although the road does not have a footpath all the way into town and can be quite busy. As a work-around on this, we drove as far as the Bonamargy Friary car-park and walked into town.

The property is a perfect base for all the fabulous things to do around the area. While we were there we experienced the Auld Lammas Fair in Ballycastle, Ballycastle Strand (do go and see the face in the rock), the ruins at Bonamargy Friary (has a handy wee - very wee - car-park that is situated on the edge of Ballycastle town), Carrick-a-Rede Ropebridge, Giants Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Shean's Horse Farm and Heritage Centre (this was a brilliant family experience, Danny and family who own and run the farm are fabulous), the Dark Hedges (Game of Thrones), Cushendall and Cushendun and Portrush Strand (don't miss lunch at the Ramore - fabulous food at fabulous prices).
Check out Ballycastle's tourist information office - they were really helpful and full of information.
Ballycastle itself has a choice of pubs serving good food and also fast food take-outs if you don't fancy cooking while at the Swallows. Although the property is well equipped with everything you need in the kitchen to put on a feast!
We will definitely be booking with Maureen again.

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Liked best: The comfort, space and warmth - it did not feel like a rental property
Liked least: There were no negative points
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Short-break away - last minute”
Reviewed October 13, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We booked the day before we went and Maureen was quick to confirm. The house is ideally located on the edge of Ballycastle, handy for the beach, restaurants etc. The house itself is lovely, great sized rooms, large kitchen and Maureen did some amazing things - like supply some lovely bakery breads, cheeses, ham, milk etc. If you want a great place for a large number of people then book here

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