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The Problem with Air BnB for tourists in Ballycastle

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Air BnB has taken over Ballycastle, and indeed the whole tourism industry, and it’s causing problems.   Whilst it makes discovering properties quick and easy, what Air BnB don’t tell you is the problems that they cause, and we’ve seen this happen through Ballycastle.   Initially when we listed with Air BnB the process was simple. Guests would only pay a small extra charge, and their refund policy was watertight and helped both us and the accomodation guests.  It worked. The Problems Then came the problems. After they listed on the stock… Read More »The Problem with Air BnB for tourists in Ballycastle

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Ballycastle Beach

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Ballycastle Beach – one of Irelands best? On the island of Ireland there are many great beaches. Down the west coast you have incredible surf spots and hidden gems. Along the North Coast, Portrush boasts sweeping long sandy beaches, and Cushendun offers fantastic caves to explore. But what we love about Ballycastle Beach is that it has everything. Take yourself a walk away from town to the rocky out-crops. Nip to the promenade for a bite to eat and perusre… Read More »Ballycastle Beach

The best self-catering accomodation in Ballycastle?

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We think so 😊 We’re also biased. Ever since we pulled up to the house for the very first time we’ve seen and developed the potential to accommodate large groups on the North Coast. It’s more spacious than anything we’ve ever owned and we think it’s perfect. Thankfully we’ve had the opportunity to enjoy our own family holidays here and we’ve loved every one of them. There’s just something great about getting away from it all with your loved ones.… Read More »The best self-catering accomodation in Ballycastle?

Our accomodation response to covid

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No one saw what a devastating effect that Covid-19 would do to the worldwide tourism industry. Along with others in our area we followed government advice and closed our doors. Coastline attractions shut. Cafes and pubs ceased trading. The main attractions closed for business. Tourists from afar simply couldn’t make it – nor did they want to. Thankfully, Northern Ireland appeared to lockdown at the same time as the rest of the United Kingdom, and Ballycastle was no exception to… Read More »Our accomodation response to covid

The North Coast

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Not just stunning scenery, this is the place to unwind and rejuvenate. It’s where memories are made. White park bay; Ballycastle town; the ropebridge; Bushmills; Ballintoy harbour; the list goes on. The coast is brimming with things to do, dishes to try, and picturesque scenery. Whether you live in a city and want to get away, or just enjoy the outdoors, it’s a must do experience that will have you back time and time again. Picnic on White Park beach,… Read More »The North Coast

Why stay with us?

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We’re more than just accomodation. Thankfully located in one of the most visited and beautiful areas of Northern Ireland, you’d be hard pressed to run out of things to do or see. Whether it’s Gran and Grandad and the rest of the family in the house for a birthday celebration, or just a couple’s getaway in the Cottage, you’ll have a comfortable, spacious, and enjoyable stay. You might be here on a Game of Thrones sightseeing trip, or maybe to… Read More »Why stay with us?

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Giant’s Causeway – UNESCO Heritage Site

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Just a 20 minute drive from the House and Cottage, is this world heritage site all it’s meant to be? Yes! Not only is it the jewel in the crown of such incredible scenery, but catch this site at the right time and it will be one of your favourite places to go back to, it is ours. In short, it’s an outcrop of strange interlocking stones that look out of place yet part of the history of the coastline… Read More »Giant’s Causeway – UNESCO Heritage Site


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The best coastal town in Ireland? We think so. It’s been voted the best place to live in Northern Ireland for over two years, and we can see why. The sense of community is warming and welcoming. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful stroll along the coast line; a round of golf by the sea’s edge; watersports; great food from one of the many restaurants; or just to relax on the beach whilst the kids splash around in the sea,… Read More »Ballycastle

Our story

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Since childhood we’ve been able to enjoy incredible days on the North Coast of Northern Ireland. From caravan and hotel stays to random day trips with our respective families. In 2014 we started looking for holiday homes near Ballycastle and this one was on the market. We both fell head over heels in love with the house which had been successfully run as a holiday let for over 10 years, but the owner had fallen out of love with changing… Read More »Our story