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



Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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Speaks English, Italian

8 Reviews

based on 8 holidaymaker reviews


Wow the BEST spot!

  • 5 of 5

Had the most amazing time. The views are stunning and the sea is literally on your doorstep. The cottage comes with everything you could need. I'll definitely be back with the kids because it's PERFECT for a family holiday. We lit the fire and chilled out in the evening after watching sunset. Then went back outside to stargaze (no light pollution!) and listen to the soothing lap of the ocean. Really an incredible spot. A retreat. Will be back - ten stars out of Five!!! Thank you so much.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and we are glad you enjoyed your holiday . Hope to see you back again.
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A lovely home in a peaceful place.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday in Ballintoy Harbour. The house was lovely, the garden a wonderful place for the children to play in and the summer house was lovely for the autumn sunsets.

The owners were generous with items left in the house for us and the addition of the play loft was also appreciated by all of us.

It was lovely being so close to the sea, in a secluded location, away from any hustle and bustle. The while family loved this house and we're already talking about a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks and we hope to see you again soon .
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Home from home

  • 5 of 5

Cottage has everything you could possibly need for your stay, It has a friendly atmosphere and plenty of space indoors and out. Stunning views of the ocean are a huge bonus. Owners are very friendly and ensure a warm welcome. This was our second stay this year and we look forward to visiting again very soon.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location. Comfy cottage. Wonderful summer house.

  • 4 of 5

Fantastic location with lots to do and see nearby. We were 4 and fitted in the cottage comfortably. Spent every evening in the wonderful summer house and saw beautiful sunsets. Would like to return and explore some more.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

Comfy beds, warm and cosy. We had a lovely week exploring the area. Ideal for the four of us. Two adults and 15 and 16 year old. Kitchen area very small - so just have breakfast in. Otherwise, very well equipped. Lots of lovely places to eat out locally, plus shops and takeaways in Ballycastle. Highly recommend 😀

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Felt like home

  • 5 of 5

This place is so lovely. On first impression, it's kind of small, dark, and old fashioned in the cottage. But as you spend a few days there, you get to appreciate just how spacious the place is. With a few different garden plots, and nooks and crannies, and then the lovely vista you get from up in the sun room and deck. I just don't think you could beat this location, and I would love to go back. I found Lisa and Turlough relaxed and friendly to communicate with, and overall I left this trip feeling totally energised from the surroundings.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Aldergrove at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Ballintoy at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Ballycastle at 10 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Ballycastle at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Ballymoney at 30 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M2 at 30 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Ballintoy Nearest Beach : Ballintoy Car: necessary



Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2016 - 31 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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Updated: 18-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront


  • 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


  • Bathroom 1
  • WC, Hand basin, Electric Shower.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

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