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Ballynacree Cottage

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



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottages my grandchildren really enjoyed the experience"

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2021

  • "John and his family couldn't of been any more welcoming to myself and my team!"

    The house was perfect in every way! Plenty of room for us all to complete work and have a good time! Hot tub and games room just topped our stay! We will definitely be coming back and bringing the rest of the group!!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJun 2021

  • "It's a good centre to explore the whole area or just a place to chill out and relax and recharge your batteries."

    All and all a thoroughly great place to stay and nothing is a bother to owner if you need it they will get it for you.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by KerenAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at this beautifully renovated property situated in lovely grounds."

    The children loved the games room and we all enjoyed the hot tub and sitting around the fire pit. John, our host, was very welcoming, helpful and friendly and did everything to make our stay enjoyable. A great family holiday!

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at this gorgeous property."

    The grounds were beautiful, the house was presented well and cleaned to an exceptional standard and the host was extremely helpful and friendly. We took a trip to White Rocks beach and, on one of the rainier days, the Jet Centre in Coleraine. The kids loved the games room and the space to ride their bikes (they even made friends with the host family’s kids!) and we all loved the hot tub and fire pit. A wonderful holiday haven, thanks for having us John!!

    Reviewed by CherylJul 2020

  • "Our stay at Ballynacree cottage was hugely enjoyable."

    It is a beautifully renovated property in a great location for accessing all areas in the North of Ireland. The owners couldn't have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2020

  • "Very enjoyable experience with an excellent host who couldn’t do enough to make our stay memorable and comfortable."

    children loved the games room and freedom to roam the extensive grounds. everyone enjoyed the hot tub and nights sitting round the fire pit, all set within easy reach of all the north coast has to offer. a great family break!

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 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 Please
  • NOTE: No Stag/Hen or similar parties
  • Note: Please note there is a £150 supplement payable directly to the owner on arrival for use of the Hot Tub
  • Note: that there is a £60 supplement payable directly to the owner on arrival for the use of the Fire Pit.

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 four marvelous bedrooms which stretch all the way around the property in separate sections; 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

About the location


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.

Please NOTE: No Stag/Hen or similar parties.

Please note there is a £150 supplement payable directly to the owner for use of the Hot Tub.

Please note that there is a £60 supplement payable directly to the owner for the use of the Fire Pit.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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