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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
Enjoy relaxing in front of the log burning stove, reading your book or just soak up the tranquility. Welcoming afternoon tea at The Bothy.
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92 reviews
Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
Enjoy relaxing in front of the log burning stove, reading your book or just soak up the tranquility.
Welcoming afternoon tea at The Bothy.
Tree lined approach
Welcome pack of locally produced bread, preserves and fresh eggs
Picnic table and BBQ
The Bothy oozes cottage charm
Fully equipped kitchen
Curl up and unwind in front of the log burning stove
Relax in front of the Log burning stove with TV, DVD, board games ,free Wi-fi and books.
Twin bedroom with option of super-king
Comfortable beds with scatter cushions and high quality linens
Deluge shower in bathroom over bath.
Private garden and picnic table
Whitepark Bay
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Rathlin Island
Dunluce Castle
Giants Causeway
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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TD2311
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
“A real find - a true treasure.”
Reviewed 23 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

Having driven through sleet and snow, to arrive to a roaring log fire, fresh flowers and home made scones was the perfect welcome to our all too short stay at The Bothy. The cottage comfortably accommodated 2 adults and 2 teens and has been thoughtfully and extremely tastefully restored to provide a perfect retreat. There is everything you could possibly need provided and it is in a superb location to explore the North Antrim coast and beyond. The welcome pack is one of the most generous we have ever come across and was especially welcome as time had not allowed for us to stop at a supermarket en route so it was wonderful to have the breakfast essentials provided. Would definitely recommend to others and fully intend to return for a longer stay asap.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: We were only there two nights - wished it could have been for longer.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Dec 2015
Many thanks for your lovely review and we very much look forward to seeing you again.
Warmest regards,
April
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Mr Robert...
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic - a little bit if heaven on the North Coast.”
Reviewed 2 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

I have travelled and stayed in similar type accommodation all over Ireland and by far this is the best site yet. Four star rating fully deserved , from initial greeting , to log fire fully on and table brimming with home baked delights. Comfort and cleanliness of accommodation and sheer wonderful humble hosts. It was a delight to stay and share in the homeliness of this wonderful accommodation. I had taken my elderly parents for a well deserved mini break, and we all came away fully refreshed , well rested and delighted with or holiday. The site is very centrally positioned to tour all the wonderful scenic views and surrounded by a host of great warm and extremely friendly people. April and Neill congratulations on such a wonderful site , your enthusiasm and love for what you do makes the stay just perfect.

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Liked best: Standard of furhishings and cleniness
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for your kind words and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in The Bothy, it was a pleasure meeting you all and we are delighted that you left feeling fully refreshed and well rested,what more could we ask for?
Hope to see you again , meanwhile have a lovely Christmas.
Warmest regards,
April
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W12Steve
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great cottage and a friendly welcome”
Reviewed 31 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015

The Bothy is a great choice for your stay. We had a very warm welcome, good advice on things to do and a really useful guide to local amenities. The cottage itself is lovely and very well cared for. The beds are good, kitchen nice to work in and bathroom of a very good standard.

It has a lovely wood burner and we were provided with a stock of peat and wood. When we arrived the fire had been lit and there were fresh, home made, scones, bread and a good supply of eggs.

I would throughly recommend The Bothy for a holiday or short visit.

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Liked best: The fire
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
1 Nov 2015
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely review. Pleased you enjoyed the warmth of the fire and the freshly baked scones on arrival.
Warmest regards,
April
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maureenor...
Newtownabbey, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“RETREAT”
Reviewed 14 October 2015 for a stay in September 2015

The Bothy was a lovely quiet step back in time in a beautiful scenic location surrounded by stunning walks and wildlife and peace and quiet and privacy. This was just what we were hoping for and that is what we got.Thankyou April and Neil and the lovely Lucy for everything it was a delight to be at the Bothy :-)

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Oct 2015
So pleased that you found the peace and quiet you were looking for at The Bothy at Balnaholish,also great to hear you enjoed the stunning walks and beautiful scenery on offer.
Hope to see you again.
Warmest regards,
April
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Melodye H
Rileyville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The best cottage in all of Ireland”
Reviewed 29 September 2015 for a stay in September 2015

I have stayed at many self-catering around Ireland, by far the Bothy has spoiled me. My daughter Shannon and I found the Bothy to be this wonderful experience. Neil and April are there to welcome you, Fresh scones, bread, butter, jam, marmalade, eggs, milk, and cream. Which were the "bomb" as the kids in America say. Lol. Neil and April cater to your every need. The soft towels, the bed clothes, all beautiful. You need only bring your clothes, everything else is in the cottage. And I mean everything. An awesome stay. The whole history of the cottage, and the way it has been restored, simply amazing. All in all a lovely stay. Thank you Neil and April, Melodye and Shannon

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Liked best: everything
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Other
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
14 Oct 2015
Wow we are thrilled to have such high praise "The Best cottage in the whole of Ireland" but more importantly we are so pleased you both enjoyed your holiday on our beautiful coast.
Hope you will come back again!
Warmest regards,
April
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