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Secluded beach front cottage with stunning garden views of the sea,

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

3 Bedroom Cottage with the most spectacular coastal views in the world!

One of the most photographed and painted scenes in Ireland, Ballintoy Harbour. O' Rourkes Cottage is nestled at the foot of impressive limestone cliffs with a private garden looking southwest towards The Giants Causeway and Donegal. A perfect sun trap to enjoy the most breath taking views possible. Garden sun room with gas stove on elevated position in the back garden giving year round views of the Atlantic Ocean and stunning seascapes.

Lisa and Turlough McShane
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Italian
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

What makes this cottage unique

Spectacular, private and secluded gardens overlooking a unique coastal heritage site. Breathtaking vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, Giant's Causeway ,Donegal and the western Islands of Scotland.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ballycastle in Moyle

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • WC, Hand basin, Electric Shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(15 traveller reviews)

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Secluded beach front cottage with stunning garden views of the sea,
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Rustic charm with great wifi!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing. We all loved it- adults and children (7&9)

Great facilities- washing machine & tumble dryer, good parking, idyllic location but near lots of Causeway Coast sights.

GofT cosplay tour arrived on the beach infront of the cottage at 1-2ish everyday and children loved watching them.

Fabulous views. We had great weather and ate in the garden most nights, overlooking the sea, with sheep watching us over the fence. Used the BBQ. Playroom in loft- children loved that.


Def. plan to return.

Don't know how you could better it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We just got back from Ireland and loved our stay at this cozy cottage. The location is superbe, right on the water and the Causeway walk. The scenery is outstanding. Ballintoy Harbour is adorable! The cottage is well equipped and although the kitchen was small, I was able to cook all meals for my family of five quite well. We ate out once in Portrush at Adelphi which has a large selection of gluten free foods which we unfortunately need. We greatly enjoyed our stay and the cottage was perfect. The kids loved being on the water with a beach at our steps. You can walk from this cottage to the Giants Causeway in about one hour. The Carrick a Rede bridge is only a 30-45 minute walk away. I highly recommend walking as much of the causeway walk as you can. The Causeway rambler (bus) can take you back however far you get. All the sites (Giants causeway, Carrick a rede Bridge, Dunluce Castle etc) are a must.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Magical Place

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, well-equipped cottage on the sea shore. Perfect home base for numerous attractions up and down the coast, and the perfect place to relax. Gorgeous area, friendly hosts (we never met them, but e-mailed and spoke on the phone). We hope to be back one day, and will remember our visit with fondness for the rest of our lives.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved it here!

  • 5 of 5

Just spent a week at O'Rourke's Cottage in Ballintoy Harbour and wish we had more time there!

It is a great location from which to see many of Northern Ireland's prime attractions. There's also plenty to do and see right out your front door. Lovely sandy beach, hikes to Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge to the East, White Park Bay (fabulous beach) to the West. The sunroom at the top of the property was deluxe for the spectacular sunsets we experienced, the charcoal BBQ a treat, and plenty of space to call your own.

Turlough is a very thoughtful host...he left us fruit, milk, bread, butter and other basics in case we were not able to stock up before landing. There was wine in the rack, and teas and coffee in the cupboard. Internet is fast and there's lots of channels on the TV (if that's your pleasure).

All in all we had a great time in Northern Ireland thanks to Turlough and his generosity.

Highly recommended and would stay here again in a heartbeat!


  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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One of the best vacation rental locations ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our family had an amazing visit. The photos don't do it justice! The setting is fantastic with the beautiful beachfront location and the quaint village. We were In the perfect location to visit Giants Causeway, the rope bridge, Dunluce castle and dark hedges. We had fires each evening and had fantastic walks exploring the coast. We loved watching the sheep in the hills behind. We will definitely try to return someday!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Location

  • 4 of 5

We spent a week here with family. Lovely property right on the sea front, breathtaking scenary, perfect location and plenty of beach and cliff walks for the dogs. Lisa and Turlough very helpful, the property very well heated for cold November Nights and Days...We also had a perfect afternoon tea in the sunroom with uninterupted views of North Atlantic ....and of course Lordsport and the Island of Pyke !!.. A place for all seasons.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Ferry
10 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
10 Kilometres
Nearest Train
30 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
30 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
Nearest Beach
Car: necessary



Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ballycastle, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
14 Oct 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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