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

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


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:
20 June, 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, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • 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! 4.8/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)


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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Stunning location would be tough to beat.

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with my wife three kids and dog. Had a great time in this cosy cottage. Brilliant gardens and elevated garden summer house with views over the boiling seas, rocks and harbour area. Generally well equipped clean and tidy. Kitchen area a bit small to cook a meal for five but I knew this before going. Bally castle close by has great butchers and supermarket so you don't have to travel far. Loved watching the game of thrones enthusiasts on the beach doing cosplay. Cakes at the harbour cafe are supberb and you can take them away! Would recommend this cottage as long as you like the outdoor life but is also cosy at night to stay in beside the real fire burining with peat. Good walk to white park bay to see the beach cows.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
1 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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