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  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • location (5)
  • dog (5)
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8 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was just great for a large family with a dog."

    It was 'well lived in' which meant we did not feel on edge about spoiling anything. It was such a great location , close to the beach but within walking distance from the town. The fridge could have been bigger and the kitchen a little larger but we coped. The only hitch was with the TV. Luckily we had our laptop with us and were able to connect it to the Smart TV with a cable the landlady had delivered to us. This might be useful to include in the cottage booking information as well as the fact that there is WIFI.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Aug 2023

  • "For me this was an ideal holiday home, very well suited to a big group of people of various ages such as us."

    We liked the homeliness of it, loved eating around the big dining table or sitting outside at the picnic table, taking in the wonderful surroundings. It is clean, well equipped and spacious but not so fancy that you felt concerned about bringing across sand from the beach. And the location is fabulous - a beautiful view to wake up to and a one minute walk to the sea! What more could you ask for?

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Aug 2023

  • "Old and beautiful cottage directly to the beach!"

    We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Allard4.4Apr 2023

  • "It is a wonderful building in a fabulous unique position, unrivalled by any other in Ballycastle."

    It is old, a bit shabby and would not suit anyone who is looking for a beautiful home. But, if like us, you have a family or a dog, it is a wonderful place where you can feel comfortable, without worrying about spoiling anything. Amanda, the owner met with us and made us feel part of the family. It is definitely not a home that would suit everyone but it did suit us and we will certainly return again.

    Reviewed by Brian3.4Sep 2022

  • "The house was good big and spacious, but needs a bit of work and there were dead flys and wasps everywhere overall we loved are stay but with a few extra touches it would really improve people stay … we would book again as the sea ,beech and view were unreal and we did love the house !"

    !! Thank you we enjoyed are stay

    Reviewed by Kevin1.9Jul 2022

  • "Great beachfront location, ideal for exploring the beautiful North Coast."

    Good for families and dog friendly too. Also, short beach or path walk into Ballycastle for cafes, bars, shops and Rathlin ferry.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2021

  • "Wonderful beach location with beautiful views and sunsets."

    Comfortable, homely accommodation. A great holiday house for the children and the dog with lots of outside space for them to play. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7May 2021

  • "Absolutely loved the house and location Beautiful sea views looking out to Rathlin Island and the beach literally a minutes walk from the house We spent many afternoons in the garden which had the most gorgeous Dog Rose hedges, providing us with privacy to relax and enjoy the sea breeze and breathtaking vista The house itself was very comfortable and well equipped We have already booked another break later in the year!"


    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with electric fire, 1 x double, 2 x second-floor twin, 1 x second-floor single
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front lawned area
  • Rear yard with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.7 miles
  • Note: This property has split-level stairs over three floors, and unfortunately may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: No TV in the property. Please note that due to the property's age, when bad weather occurs the walls can get a little damp, this is being rectified but must be done with care so is ongoing work
  • Note: This property only Saturday - Saturday bookings

The property

Resting on the shores of the Antrim coast, with spectacular views over the sea to Rathlin Island, and Kenbane with Ballycastle harbour to the left, Carriguisnagh can be found in an extremely scenic position from which to discover Northern Ireland.

A three-storey, whitewashed cottage with a traditional interior, this characterful cottage offers groups of nine a homely base in County Antrim, perfect for friends or families in pursuit of an escape to Ballycastle.

Marvel at the coastal-themed exterior of the property painted in white and blue before entering the hallway to find the quaint sitting room to your left, hosting a colourful array of furniture with a floral sofa and mint green armchairs arranged around the woodburning stove, this room makes the perfect spot to delve into a good book, the dining table for three overlooking the sea also offering a great space to play a board game brought from home.

Move through into the dining room with enough space for the whole group to gather, leading you through to the well-equipped kitchen where you will find all you could need to prepare those family favourites including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and even a washing machine for those longer stays.

From the kitchen you will find your very own private yard, a lovely space for the little ones to play freely, or sit out on the front lawn amongst the coastal breeze, the ultimate spot for alfresco dining.

Take the stairs up to the first floor to find the first of the five bedrooms, a king-size boasting its very own electric fire accompanied by a further double bedroom and the family bathroom on this floor too, home to both a bath and separate walk-in shower so you can choose how best to prepare for your day.

Taking the split-level stairs to the second floor you will first find a single bed with two twin rooms being just a few more steps up, each room offering its own magnificent views, ample storage space and a snug spot to rest.

When you can tear yourself away from this beautiful base, venture out to the front of the property to be met by the wonder of Ballycastle Strand, with spectacular views perfect for paddling or a scenic stroll leading you to the centre of the town.

The beach runs all the way from the Pans Rocks, in front of the house, ideal for rummaging in rockpools and fishing, to the harbour and Ballycastle Marina where there are ferries to Rathlin island, sea fishing trips, paddle boarding and kayaking making a fantastic family day out for all.

The house is also ideally placed to enjoy a game of golf with a couple of holes on the cliff above the house, making a truly idyllic day out with plenty of scenery to soak up at each hole.

The town is also home to a good selection of shops and eateries where you can while away the hours, as well as its very own museum housed in the 18th century courthouse and market building where you can learn more of the enticing history of the local area.

Explore the local attractions of Fair Head, Murlough Bay and Kinbane Castle all offering their own unique experiences and wonderful day trips, while the wonder of the Giant's Causeway World Heritage Site, and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge being within driving distance too, are must-sees while in the area.

In reach of Colleraine and Ballymena too, both providing a host of fantastic amenities and attractions, Carriguisnagh is the perfect choice for a relaxing escape to the coast of Northern Ireland.

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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Please note that due to the property's age, when bad weather occurs the walls can get a little damp, this is being rectified but must be done with care so is ongoing work.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas