Myself and a group of friends stayed at the Ballylinny Cottages from the 6th to the 9th of March 2014 as we were undertaking the causeyway costal section of the Ulster way. Firstly, I was really really impressed. I, and one of my friends accompanying us, are originally from Northern Ireland but the rest of our party where from the central belt in Scotland and I felt really impressed to bring them to this location (the cottages) to stay and use as a base for our walking break. I can summarise our stay as follows:
Communication - Alan, the owner/caretaker (I think) was first class. From the minute I called to book until we left was always at helpful, pleasant and attentive to our needs. In fact, he went out of his way to guide us in on our arrival as I had got a bit lost in the heavy fog and dark evening.
The cottage(s) - Well, the one we stayed in, Truin, was perfect in every way. Perfectly clean throughout with ample space, fresh bedding and towels and very spacious and comfortable. It has everything you would need from washing machine, dishwasher, T.V. & Radio, cooker, central heating and a nice and cosy log fire burner. All three rooms were en-suite and in excellent condition/décor.
The general area - The complex is in the perfect position on the north coast for some spectacular views out into the Atlantic ocean and the glorious green fields surrounding the local area. The town of Bushmills is in very close proximity (1m approx.), within walking distance. Here in the town you have great little restaurants/cafes and bars, as well as other local amenities. In fact, I would highly recommend the Tartine Café (i'll leave a further review about this on their TA page) It was fantastic and excellent value for money. In addition to Bushmills, the cottages are also within walking distance of the Giants Causeway and it's visitor centre, this is a must for anyone who has never been here before, this is one of the main tourist attractions in Northern Ireland and well worth the visit. Besides that a few other "musts" is the Bushmills distillery (don't tell my Scottish friends, but this place produces some of the best whisky in these isles), and of course the fabulous ruins of Dunluce Castle. Again, all well within walking distance.
I will definitely be returning here again, and seriously, I can not recommend these cottages, and this general area, enough. You won't be disappointed.
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- Ballylinny Holiday Cottages Hotel Bushmills
- Ballylinny Holiday Cottages Bushmills, Northern Ireland