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Woodleigh Cottage

(Ref. 998119)

Ballycastle, County Antrim Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (24)
  • welcome (14)
  • eleanor (12)
  • comfortable (11)
  • location (11)
  • beautiful (11)

28 Customer Reviews

  • "From the moment we were greeted by the owner and received an informative and worthwhile introduction, we knew we would have a great time."

    Couldn't fault the facilities,comfort levels and location. The luxury hamper was a lovely touch and was matched by the comfortable beds and furnishings. We've been to many cottages and we couldn't fault this cottage at all. Thankyou. Stephanie

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jan 2024

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage with a great welcome basket."

    We had a wonderful stay there. Lovely views too.

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Woodleigh cottage was even better than we had expected."

    Beautifully situated with amazing views of the Antrim coast (in all weathers!) and convenient for nearby Ballycastle. We were able to explore all the local attractions from this base. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. The 2 bedrooms are at opposite ends of the cottage which allowed us to escape from our teenaged sons! Beds were luxuriously comfortable, kitchen had everything you could need and plenty of storage space. 2 sitting rooms and a dining room provided plenty of living space along with the neat garden (as weather allowed). Eleanor met us on arrival and gave plenty of information about the cottage and area. If we return to the region we would definitely book Woodleigh cottage again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Exceptionally attractive cottage with everything we required, particularly for self-catering."

    Location ideal for sight seeing. Eleanor was very friendly and helpful and left a very generous welcome pack. Definitely a luxury cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very comfortable, spacious and well equipped cottage."

    Well maintained and thoughtfully presented by the owner. With a stunning view, Woodleigh Cottage is in an excellent location for visiting the Causeway Coast. A warm and generous welcome from our host.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage."

    Immaculate in cleanliness and high quality kitchen utensils. Beautiful garden. A magnificent welcome hamper that included my dietary requirements. Will definitely be back. Owners so very helpful but not intrusive. The best that we have experienced in Northern Ireland. Next time will book on their web page as did not experience Sykes helpful as we had to cancel our first two bookings of this cottage

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage throughout."

    The under floor heating was welcome in the sun room where we sat most of the time. Plenty of space and the kitchen was very well stocked, the welcome basket was over and above what we expected, very grateful. Views were gorgeous and Ballycastle was only a short drive. We managed to do the Causeway Coast, the cottage is situated in a brilliant location for this. Thank you to the wonderful owners, your cottage does you credit.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jan 2023

  • "Woodleigh cottage is located in a beautiful position with stunning views over the coast."

    Facilities were as described on your website and we felt the cottage was a home from home. Elenor, the owner made us feel very welcome and offered us useful information to make our stay very enjoyable. We would stay at Woodleigh cottage again.

    Reviewed by Lawrence5.0Sep 2022

  • "Having stayed in many holiday cottages this is by far the nicest ."

    Everything you could need , comfortable beds , good parking , large rooms , simple to use showers , utilities and TVs - usually things that let holiday cottages down . The location is perfect and the views are great . Eleanor , the owner , met us with a welcome food starter pack and tips on touristy places to visit . Communication with Eleanor was excellent , texts and phone calls always answered . All in all we had a brilliant first visit to Northern Ireland .

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely property with amazing attention to detail throughout, in a beautiful area."


    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage ideally located for the Causeway Coast."

    Everything provided plus a nice welcome basket from Eleanor. Shops only a mile away in Ballycastle. Many attractions close by, we stayed for a week but needed 2 so we could see more of this beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2022

  • "Would recomend to everyone"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "We contacted Eleanor, the property owner prior to our arrival at the cottage and arranged our meeting time."

    We were shown around the cottage and all the facilities available, including how to light the wood burner stove. Eleanor had also left us a welcome grocery starter hamper, including home made bread & marmalade. The cottage is very well presented and very well equipped, plenty of parking and a garden, BBQ etc to use if we wanted. All of the provided equipment and furnishings were of a very high quality, including the extremely comfy bed, it is quite obvious that Eleanor takes a lot of pride in the cottage for her customers. The location is superb, on the coast about 1.5 miles from Ballycastle which made for an excellent base for our touring around the area. Our wonderful views in the morning over the bay was of Ballycastle, Raithlin Island and on a couple of days a clear view of the Scottish Islands of Islay & Arran. We would highly recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to stay in the area, especially as both bedrooms have their own en-suite facilities.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage located in a nice part of Northern Ireland"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage location provided some spectacular sunrise and sunsets over the sea views to Rathlin Island and beyond."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely sunsets and location at Ballycastle."

    Views of Rathlin island from the cottage. Visit by ferry there highly recommended for walkers. Special holiday!

    Reviewed by Petrina5.0Sep 2021

  • "Our host provided an amazing home for us to explore the area."

    There were so many thoughtful touches throughout the cottage - it really made a difference. The only reason we went through Sykes was that they held the rights over the reservation after a cancellation - we would have had no qualms about booking directly with our host.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "The owner, Eleanor, welcomed us at her cottage."

    She showed us round, told us where everything is kept and provided a lovely welcome food basket. There was plenty of information about the area and attractions. The cottage was extremely comfortable, well maintained, beautiful garden and parking space. I would stay there again and definitely recommend it. We had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2021

  • "All good with cottage, nice location, very comfortable,pity about road noise early morning ,but ok other than that."

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    The cottage exceeded our expectations, with a warm welcome from Eleanor and a fantastic hamper. The cottage has character and is beautifully presented. We couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage with a very warm welcome from Eleanor."

    There was also a delicious welcome basket with home-made bread.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2020

  • "This was our first visit to NI."

    We were late getting in, it was dark and wet. We found the cottage easily and the owner, Eleanor, was there and greeted us warmly. She walked us through the cottage, showing us the amenities for our use and how things worked. There was also a bulletin board in the kitchen with instructions and a book in the livingroom with restaurant listings and pamphlets of local sights. She had a welcome basket for us which included freshly made wheaten bread, homemade marmalade, eggs and other goodies plus milk and margarine in the refrigerator!! We asked about a nearby restaurant where we could get a meal and she said follow me. We followed her into town where she suggested a couple of places. The cottage was very comfortable from the cozy living room with a small wood stove to the sun room where we watched Lorenzo blow in! The beds were very comfortable and always hot water for showers. We highly recommend Woodleigh Cottage and if we are fortunate enough to return to this beautiful area we would stay at Woodleigh. Thank you Eleanor!

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2019

  • "Convenient location for touring area"

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Sep 2019

  • "A perfect holiday in perfect surroundings - Woodleigh Cottage is a joy!"

    There is absolutely everything you need for your comfort and it is a great base to view the beautiful Antrim coast. Eleanor was so helpful and her Welcome Basket was full of goodies - we particularly enjoyed the fresh soda bread and home-made marmalade! Thank you so much. Eleanor Sharp

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Aug 2019

  • "The Woodleigh Cottage is an exceptional VRBO rental for anyone visiting the beautiful Antrim coast of Northern Ireland."

    It is ideally located within a 30-mimute drive to several attractions in the area. It's a 6-minute drive to the lovely town of Ballycastle. The cottage has a warm and cozy vibrancy with a beautiful view of the coast. The outdoor garden seating area is charming. The host Eleanor was both accommodating and accessible for any questions we had during our stay. As a frequent VRBO renter I highly recommend this gem!

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Jul 2019

  • "A wonderful place for a holiday, scenery beautiful, lovely friendly people ..."

    A wonderful place for a holiday, scenery beautiful, lovely friendly people and an exceptional cottage, even the weather exceeded expectations, what more could you ask

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 2019

  • "Woodleigh Cottage was the most comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage that I have ever stayed in and I have stayed in a lot!"

    Well worth its 5 star rating.

    Reviewed by Shonagh5.0Apr 2019

  • "My husband and I had an absolutely wonderful week celebrating our 2nd year wedding anniversary."

    Woodleigh cottage is far bigger than we expected and the views are incredible. It was a fantastic base to go off exploring some of the famous sites during the day, and comforting to know that we get to spend the evenings relaxing in front of the wood burner with lots of peace and quiet and views of the lighthouses. The extra perks that Eleanor went to really put the cherry on the cake. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link beds, can be made into king-size bed on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Sitting room with woodburning fire
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sun room
  • Underfloor oil central heating with woodburning fire
  • Oven, hob, washing machine, microwave, coffee machine, dishwasher, welcome food basket, WIFI, DVD Player & TV with Freeview
  • Selection of books, games,cds and childrens toys as well as a picnic basket provided for use
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Fold away bed and travel cot available on request
  • Ample gated car parking
  • Rear enclosed garden with sitting area, furniture and bbq
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
  • Pub and shop within 2.5 miles

The property

Perched on the enchanting Antrim coast with overlooking sea views, is the quaint Woodleigh Cottage.

Offering a wealth of character and an abundance of things to do, this 1897-built cottage promises a splendid retreat to Northern Ireland.

As you walk through the front door you are welcomed into a reception room, where you can kick off your shoes before lounging around in the sitting room, where you can look forward to cosying up in front of a warming woodburning fire.

Moving through the property you will find an amply equipped kitchen, where you will be delighted with the welcoming treats that await your arrival.

Continuing to impress is a delightful sun room, where during the warmer months you can select a book to enjoy before sinking into the sofa.

As the evening draws to a close, retire to one of the two idyllic bedrooms, comprising of a twin bedroom and a king-size double bedroom, benefitting from it very own en-suite shower room.

Spend a moment or two outside within the beautifully-kept enclosed rear garden, where you will find an elevated sitting area with spectacular sea views during a clear summer’s day.

Venture out to the town of Ballycastle, where you will find a wealth of eateries and shops, perfect for an evening out or picking up any holiday essentials.

Whilst staying at Woodleigh Cottage, you will find a number of attractions and amenities to keep you and your loved ones busy.

Within Ballycastle itself, you will find a charming marina, a challenging golf-course and the Ballycastle Strand, where you can spend a summer’s day soaking up the sun.

Further afield is the National Trust Carrick-a-Rede, where you can explore the small island after stepping across the rope bridge.

A 10-minute drive will bring you to Giant's Causeway, where you will be able to walk along the wonderful cliff-top trail.

Whatever the weather, Woodleigh Cottage promises a wonderful family getaway.

About the location


Giant’s Causeway 12 miles.

Ballycastle is a fantastic destination and touring base while staying in Northern Ireland and was named the best place to live in Northern Ireland in a list compiled by The Sunday Times in 2016. Placed on the Antrim coast, on a clear day you can see Mull of Kintyre of Scotland off in the distance as well as Rathlin Island which you can get a ferry to. From Ballycastle you can travel in either direction along the coast and see stunning scenery. The town is home to a golf course, a Blue Flag beach and a range of local shops and eateries for you to try out. The local area also offers the likes of Fair Head, Murlough Bay and Kinbane Castle for you to visit. With easy access to other popular locations such as Portrush, the Giant’s Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, the Bushmills Distillery and Belfast, Ballycastle is ideal for those who want to pack as much into their trip as possible.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas