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May's Cottage

(Ref. 1090907)

Bushmills, County Antrim, County Antrim Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely lovely stay."

    Beautiful cottage in beautiful settings. We stayed with our 2 dogs and we had everything we needed for a perfect stay. We had some family visit us whilst we were there and we were able to cook for 6 and we had ample parking for 4 cars.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cottage and great location for Giant's Causeway."

    Owner was lovely and provided milk etc for us which was so helpful when we arrived very late at night. And the Christmas tree really made us smile. FYI The sink in the upstairs toilet takes a long time to drain so probably needs a quick clean out.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Nov 2023

  • "May's cottage ticks all the boxes."

    The cottage is beautifully maintained and everything works properly. Lovely owners, ideal location ......... absolutely perfect for a quiet break.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just stayed at May’s cottage for a week."

    The cottage is a barn conversion and is just lovely- very warm and comfortable and quite big inside with everything you could possibly need. We had milk and biscuits, flowers and chocolates on arrival which were a lovely surprise. It is on a working farm and the owners live nearby. We had our own front drive and large sunny back courtyard garden, overlooking countryside with cows in the field next to us. It is a good base to explore the whole of the Antrim coastline which was beautiful and interesting

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful, quiet, secluded property with lovely owners (Liz and Liam) nearby if needed."

    The cottage was cosy, warm and had everything you needed for the perfect base to explore Antrim and Northern Ireland. We had a great time. Thanks Liam and Liz.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2023

  • "May's Cottage is even better than it shows in the photos."

    They property is SO spacious, The views are BRILLIANT. Plenty of room to park. The owners were very welcoming, friendly and helpful. We are planning to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at May's Cottage."

    We were welcomed by Liz who showed us around and where to turn things on. The cottage was very homely with everything we needed. Situated with lovely views and convenient for exploring the Causeway Coast, we would definately come back again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Everything about the cottage was first class."

    It would however be useful if instructions were available in the property. Where to switch things on? that sort of thing

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2023

  • "Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit in Eurem Ferienhaus."

    Es war dort sauber, gut eingerichtet und liebevoll gepflegt. Die Vermieter haben uns herzlich aufgenommen. Von dem Standort aus sind sehr viele Sehenswürdigkeiten schnell und problemlos zu erreichen. Supermärkte sind in der Nähe vorhanden.

    Reviewed by Jens5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage, and when we had a problem with the shower, the lovely owners got it fixed the same day."

    Beautiful part of the world, and the location is super convenient for Bushmills, but wonderfully quiet and away from the bustle. highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2023

  • "We've visited the north coast most years for the last couple of decades."

    Set on a sheep farm in a beautifully quiet location but only a short drive from the stunning Causeway Coast, May's Cottage was a stand out choice. From the flowers and chocolates on arrival we felt welcomed by Liam and Liz. The accommodation was clean and well equipped, and exactly what we needed. WiFi was a bit spotty, but I guess that's the cost of the rural location. We would definitely return on our next trip to Northern Ireland.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cannot think of anything wrong with cottage."

    We had a wonderful comfortable stay in Mays cottage. Lots of lambs and sheep in field but the cottage had an enclosed garden to sit and enjoy the sun. Lots to do in the area because you are so close to beaches etc.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Apr 2023

  • "Attractive, well equipped, homely and comfortable cottage with friendly, caring and helpful owners to make sure the stay was everything we hoped for."

    The cottage is ideally located for exploring the beautiful surrounding coastline and countryside. Totally relaxing and peaceful stay and we will be recommending this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2022

  • "The ideal place to stay."

    We were made very welcome by Liam and Liz and found the accommodation to be very comfortable, clean and well equipted. For us it was an ideal location to sightsee along the beautiful Causway Coast and relax in the evenings in a tranquil country location.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "Where shall we start?"

    The reception was very friendly, there was communication before we arrived and the owners were both there to welcome us most friendly. What a perfect cottage this is! Very up to date, bright, clean, complete, nothing we could discover that was not there. We often said to each other: we easily could live here all year round. The contact with the owners was very nice, It was the best holiday cottage we ever rented. And in the region there is a lot te see and discover: causeway route, Giant Causeway, Dark Hedges, cliffs, views, Derry, Belfast, whiskey making in Bushmills. What a holiday we had!

    Reviewed by Winfried5.0Aug 2022

  • "It was a lovely visit, the owner could not have been more attentive of accommodating a lovely, relaxing stay."

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful & modern cottage equipped with facilities."

    The owner Liz & Ken are so lovely & welcoming! Lovely location too! We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Alma5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lovely people.will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Liam and Liz made us feel very welcome. Couldn’t fault the cottage. Had a great time and would definitely consider staying here again.

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Jun 2022

  • "What a wonderful stay."

    Everything was just as we hoped. Thank to Liam and Liz!!

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely property with lovely owners."

    Had a fantastic time. Would recommend staying here. It was lovely to see the new lambs in the fields around the cottage.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely house and family."

    On a small farm with lots of sheep but you can walk your dog around the fields. Comfy beds and sofas, and all the amenities are available

    Reviewed by Luisa4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely peaceful spot, very comfortable and homely cottage."

    Helpful and informative hosts, would recommend this as a relaxing holiday for both couples or those with children as it’s central to beaches and shopping alike.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, ironing board
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking available
  • Rear garden with gravel, decking and furniture, and access to owner's seven-acres
  • One small, well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 4.1 miles
  • Note: The owner is happy for guests to walk their dogs on the land, but please ensure they are on a leash
  • Please note that from July 19th - 31st August this property has a minimum requirement of a 7 night stay.

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of Bushmills in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, is this well-appointed two-bedroom barn conversion, May’s Cottage.

Enjoying a fabulous location on the owner’s farm which offers superb countryside views, as well resting just a short distance from Giant’s Causeway and a good selection of beautiful beaches as well as the famous Royal Portrush golf club, May’s Cottage makes for a wonderful, pet-friendly dwelling for a family of five and their canine companion to escape to Northern Ireland.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to conjuring up delicious feasts for your guests with the help of the oven, hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher, ensuring time isn’t wasted doing chores!

Just off the kitchen is a handy utility room with a washing machine for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh as well as a microwave.

Gather around the dining table to tuck-in to a delicious meal as you pop open a bottle of fizz and toast to a memorable getaway.

If you’re lucky enough to have nice weather, why not move dinner to the private patio where you can savour the last of the days sunshine whilst dining on the lovely picnic bench.

As the evening cools, retire to the sofa where you can curl up and select the evening’s entertainment, courtesy of the TV.

Completing the ground floor is a shower room, where you can indulge in refreshing rinses after a day of adventures.

Climb the stairs to the first floor, where you will discover two well-presented double bedrooms, both of which are served by a cloakroom.

Awake from a restful sleep and treat your guests to an alfresco breakfast, before popping your pooch on a leash and exploring the seven-acres of land on offer.

Take the short drive into Bushmills’ where you will find an excellent selection of amenities, including well-stocked convenience stores for stocking up on ingredients to recreate your favourite holiday dishes, as well as pubs and restaurants for when you fancy a night off from the kitchen.

On warmer days, why not head down to the riverside Millennium Park to savour a tasty homemade picnic?

If you’re looking to venture to the impressive Giant’s Causeway but don’t feel like driving, there is a park and ride service as well as the Giants Causeway & Bushmills Heritage Railway to ensure you have a relaxing journey.

Take in the incomparable views as you wander the hexagonal rocks of Giant’s Causeway, well-known to the Irish as the eighth wonder of the world, there is also the National Trust Visitor Centre where you can get involved with audio tours, peruse exhibits and pick up a souvenir from the gift shop.

For a day at the beach, you have the glorious beaches of Runkerry and White Rocks nearby, both offering golden sands where you can kick back and relax with your favourite book or enjoy a paddle in the waters.

For the budding historians in your party, be sure not to miss out on a visit to Dunluce Castle which offers a courtyard and rugged clifftop views.

For memories you will cherish for a lifetime, choose May’s Cottage.

About the location


Giant's Causeway 2.8 miles; Portrush 5.9 miles; Ballycastle 6 miles.

Bushmills is a village on the north coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is located 60 miles from Belfast and 11 miles from Ballycastle. The village owes its name to the River Bush and to a large watermill that was built there in the early 17th century. The village is best known as the location of the Old Bushmills Distillery which produces many varieties of whisky. Bushmills has a wide choice of eateries from coffee shops and licensed restaurants with several gift shops, galleries and varied retail outlets. The village is ideally placed on a crossing point for the river Bush and located on the designated Causeway Coastal Route. The town of Ballycastle is home to a golf course, a Blue Flag beach and a range of local shops and eateries for you to try out. Whatever you decide to do Bushmills is a great place to explore the best that Northern Ireland has to offer.

Please note that from July 19th - 31st August, this property has a minimum requirement of a 7 night stay.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas