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Ballynacree Cottage

Ballymoney, County Antrim, County Antrim (Ref. 986649)

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  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

  • View on map

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
  • Miss Wood

    “We had a fantastic time and would happily return but we did find the kitchen a slight squeeze for 9.”

    - Miss Wood, August 2020

The property

Nestled within extensive acres of picturesque land is Ballynacree, a countryside hideaway and converted servant quarters attached to the owner's manor house, this grand dwelling is the perfect base for a large gathering with family or friends.

The surrounding land is filled with spectacular scenery of wind-bent trees and greenery stretching beyond the property line.

The entrance courtyard boasts the property's original well and old stables, a welcome sight to begin your magical stay, it also contains a BBQ area and seating.

Inside, the property is filled with character, keeping in touch with it's historic routes whilst adding a host of contemporary features.

Take a breather in the intimate sitting room, decorated with vintage trinkets and lying under a low ceiling mezzanine first-floor hallway; rest your legs on one of the check pattern or leather sofas, enjoying a family movie filled with laughter.

the room is complete with French doors, which you can throw open on a warm summer's day and head out onto the patio for a spot of alfresco dining.

Behind is the homely kitchen/diner, fixed with all the necessities needed to cook up a big meal, there's also a coffee machine to quench your caffeine cravings over a morning catch-up at the spacious dining table.

Also downstairs is a shower room, complete with quirky flooring and a roomy shower.

The striking wooden staircase takes you up to a charming lobby area, complimented by antique trinkets and a plush chair that's perfect for enjoying a spot of reading.

Rest your eyes in one of six marvelous bedrooms which stretch all the way around the property in separate sections; three of the king-size rooms offer en-suite showers, with several of the rooms benefiting from TVs, all rooms inherit their own unique character with a mix of cathedral windows, eaves and there's even a split-level room.

The other side of the house leads you down to the ground floor again, where you can access a handy self-contained kitchen containing a few essential amenities if the main kitchen is too far away!

Unwind in the sauna/steam room, adding an element of luxury to this traditional location.

The kids will be entertained in the exciting games room, which features a TV, board games, a pool table, a pinball machine and bean bags to sink into and relax.

Soak your troubles away in the lavish outdoor hot tub, leading over to a fire pit area to sit around and share stories with your loved ones on a tranquil evening.

Not far from the cottage is a convenience store, where you can stock up on treats and further into the main part of town is a variety of pubs, restaurants and supermarkets.

Close by is Drumaheglis Marina, where you can enjoy fishing, sailing or canoeing, ideal for outdoor enthusiasts.

Visit the Joey Dunlop Memorial Garden, where you can pay your respects to the racing legend and take a peaceful stroll around the park.

Game of Thrones fans can't miss visiting the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Giant's Causeway, where several locations were used for filming, there's even tours and trails to go on so you get the full experience.

A short drive away is the Old Bushmills Distillery, where you can learn all about the history and makings of the popular Irish whisky, there may also be a chance for tastings.

Take the family for an exciting day out in the thriving city of Belfast, which is easily accessible from the property, with a bounty of shops, bars, pubs, restaurants, and sight-seeing opportunities like the Titanic Museum, Belfast Castle, the Botanic Gardens, and St George's Market.

Ballynacree Cottage is an extravagant dwelling with so much to do, you might even find it hard to leave during your exciting trip to the Irish countryside.

Summary

  • Six bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 3 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x bunk room
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Sauna/steam room
  • Games room
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, board games, pool table, pinball machine, TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Enclosed garden with hot tub, fire pit, BBQ and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and smoking
  • Shop within 1.6 miles, pub within 3.6 miles
  • Note: This property is on a working farm within the owners grounds, children must be supervised at all times

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About the location

BALLYMONEY, COUNTY ANTRIM

Kilrea 5.5 miles; Ballymena 16 miles.

Ballymoney is a small town and civil parish in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is currently served by the Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council. The civil parish of Ballymoney is situated in the historic baronies of Dunluce Upper and Kilconway in County Antrim, and the barony of North East Liberties of Coleraine in County Londonderry. Ballymoney is located on the main road between Coleraine and Ballymena, with good road and rail connections to the main cities in Northern Ireland, Belfast and Derry. The town hosts the Ballymoney Drama Festival, the oldest drama festival in Ireland, which was founded in 1933. The town also hosts the Ballymoney Show, which is one of the oldest agricultural shows in Northern Ireland and was founded in 1902. Close by is Ballymena, the town used to host Ireland's largest one-day agricultural show at the Ballymena Showgrounds. The town centre has many historic buildings. The Town Hall was built in 1924 on the site of the old Market House, and was refurbished in 2007. The Glens of Antrim offer isolated rugged landscapes, the Giant's Causeway is a unique landscape and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bushmills produces whiskey, and Portrush is a popular seaside resort and night-life area. The majority of Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland, is in County Antrim, with the remainder being in County Down.

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