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Woodleigh Cottage

Ballycastle, County Antrim (Ref. 998119)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Gráinne M
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    “Cosy Irish cottage with spectacular views”

    It’s always a good sign if you are planning a return trip before you’ve finished the one you are on and that’s exactly what I found myself doing on a number of occasions during my one week stay at Woodleigh Cottage. ...

    It’s always a good sign if you are planning a return trip before you’ve finished the one you are on and that’s exactly what I found myself doing on a number of occasions during my one week stay at Woodleigh Cottage. The cottage is situated on a breath taking section of coastline about one mile outside Ballycastle town. The view takes in Rathlin Island, the west coast of Scotland and (Game of Thrones film location) and Fairhead to the east. I could never tire of looking out at this. Driving to work this morning through heavy rain, I found myself wondering what the visibility would be like at Woodleigh. Would I be able to see Rathlin or would it eventually appear later in the day as the rain and mist dispersed? Woodleigh is perfectly located on the north Antrim coast – turn right for Ballycastle, the area’s best kept secret Murlough Bay, Fairhead, the Glens of Antrim and turn left for the under-rated Kinbane Castle (a must do!), Portaneevy lookout (spectacular viewpoint), Carrick-a-Rede, Ballintoy Harbour, Giants Causeway etc. The list of places to visit from here is endless. It made for an excellent base – and a warm and cosy one too! I found Eleanor, the owner, to be the perfect host. Woodleigh Cottage was immaculate with beautiful furniture and décor and excellent facilities – washing machine, dishwasher, coffee machine etc. The attention to detail was excellent – a dvd player, dvds, books, board games etc. The wifi connection was excellent also. It may be a holiday home – but it is looked after with love and certainly does not feel like one. The welcome basket was a lovely gesture – it came with freshly baked wheaten bread, homemade marmalade jam, tea, coffee, cereal, cookies etc. There was even milk and margarine in the fridge. The garden was very well maintained with a beautiful rockery and a picnic table perfectly positioned to take in the views also. I also felt the rental rate was very reasonably priced and represented excellent value for money. All I need to do now is get my diary out and my next visit booked before life takes over and I miss out!

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.


  • 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

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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, Murlogh 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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