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Porthole Cottage, Bushmills, Ballycastle

Harbour at Ballintoy where much of Games of Thrones filming took place.
30 reviews
Harbour at Ballintoy where much of Games of Thrones filming took place.
Kitchen with dining table.
Cosy lounge
Causeway Coast Porthole Cottage in summer
Whitepark Beach
Giant's Causeway
Portrush Harbour
Twin bedroom
Sunset - Whitepark Beach
Ideal photo opportunities
Mussenden Temple, Downhill. Favoured beauty spot for wedding photos.
Rock formations - Whitepark Beach
Beach is constantly changing
Porthole window which gives the cottage its name
National Trust, Whitepark Bay
Portbraddan - just around the corner from Whitepark Bay
Double bedroom
The neighbours!!
How to start the day!!
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Dunseverick, Bushmills, County Antrim, Northern Ireland
Porthole Cottage is a family-run self-catering cottage in 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 an open fire in the lounge for cosy winter evenings. Flat screen TV with DVD player and radio. Wifi new for 2017.
Basket of logs/turf provided to get the fire going.

Linen, towels, heating an...
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About the Owner, Margaret M
Languages spoken: English, French
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Mar 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 30 reviews and 1 property
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Owners are on hand to assist guests should they have any queries.
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Listing #HL158144
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Excellent - based on 30 reviews
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago for a stay in October 2017

The Cottage was 6miles from Bushmills & its distillery. It's in a very quite location & beautiful. There's plenty of attractions in easy reach one being Giant's Causeway. The amenities of the Cottage was great extra towels blankets hot water bottles, all was there including washing machine & tumble dryer. There was so much room about the place it is...

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Dear Dawn and Chris, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of PortholeCottage. We are always delighted when our guests have a good experience and even more so when they let Trip Advisor and other potential guests know about us. We wish you both well and thank you for leaving the cottage in such great...


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Reviewed May 23, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Porthole Cottage is on a splendid location close to the Causeway Coast, close to Ballintoy, Ballycastle, Bushmills and, not to forget, the Giant's Causeway. The cottage is spacious and very comfortable and is perfect for everyone who wants to explore the Causeway Coast. The friendly owners, Margaret and Bill, made sure that we had everything we would need. We certainly...

Management response:

Marten and Minka, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. It was lovely to have you come to stay and we are so glad you enjoyed your holiday. I also wish to thank you for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Every good wish for many more happy holidays!! Margaret


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Fay B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 22, 2017 for a stay in April 2017
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Very cosy and well equipped cottage with open fire, excellent for walkers etc or those looking for tranquility. Set on a beautiful coastline, our days we're filled sightseeing and visiting local cafes and bars. A must is visiting Ratilin Island & Portstewart Beach, Margaret and Bill are the friendliest and most welcoming hosts we've ever met. On arrival we were...

Management response:

Dear Fay and Stephen, Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive report on Porthole Cottage. We are delighted when our guests have a good experience and especially when they share their thoughts with others as well as ourselves. Hope to meet you again sometime. Regards Margaret


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  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
One pet by arrangement
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    1 Crib
    2 Twins
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week
Default 1 night
Oct 1, 2017 -
Mar 31, 2018
Winter 2017
1 night
Apr 1, 2018 -
Apr 30, 2018
Winter 2017
2 nights
May 2, 2018 -
May 26, 2018
Spring 2018
4 nights
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About the neighborhood
Porthole Cottage is set in farmland just off the Antrim Coast Road 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, Ballintoy, Portrush and Portstewart. The area is home to many excellent Golf courses - Royal Portrush, Ballycastle, Castlerock, and Ballyliffen. This year the Irish Open is taking being held at Portstewart Golf Club. Book early to secure your accommodation for the NW200 in 2018.
Getting around
We are in a rural environment so we recommend having your own transport.
The Causeway Rambler (a small bus) runs along the Coastal Route stopping at many of the local beauty spots.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Belfast International or Belfast City Airport: 37.3 mi
Railway: Ballymoney or Coleraine: 9.3 mi
Ferry: Belfast or Larne: 28.0 mi
Cottage Is easily accessible from Ballycastle or Bushmills just off the Antrim Coast Road.
We recommend having your own transport.
For guests depending on public transport the Causeway Rambler calls at the local bus stop and visits all the local beauty spots.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 mi.
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