Here’s the story behind Whiskey Cottage, a beautiful accommodation that’s a perfect base for exploring the Giant’s Causeway.
Whiskey Cottage is luxury 2-bedroom self catering holiday cottage at the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills, Northern Ireland, accredited by Tourism NI. The cottage is located 0.5 miles from the entrance to the Giant’s Causeway and has breathtaking sea views in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Antrim coast. What’s more, it’s even open all year round!
The cottage is tastefully decorated and furnished with everything needed for a comfortable stay, with a south-facing patio and grass area to enjoy the long summer evenings.
Whiskey Cottage is an ideal location for a family holiday or a relaxing short break, with plenty of coastal walks, beaches and coves close by, yet within a short distance of Bushmills and other local attractions. Many of our guests return year on year.
We’d been staying at Whiskey Cottage for over 15 years, and then the opportunity arose to buy it from the original owners. Knowing the cottage and the area so well, we jumped at the opportunity so we could continue to enjoy the amazing North Antrim coast.
The cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 people. The master bedroom has a double bed with ensuite shower room, and the second bedroom has 2 single beds.
Whiskey cottage has been designed with comfort and cosiness in mind. Downstairs there’s an open plan kitchen/dining and living room, with plenty of room for 4 people to enjoy their stay.
The living room has 2 comfortable sofas for you to lounge in, while you take in the view across the fields to the Causeway coast. There’s also a TV with Freeview to allow you watch your favourite programmes. A door here leads to the outside patio area. You can listen to you favourite tunes on the hifi.
The dining area has a table that can seat up to 6 people, equipped with Denby tableware.
The kitchen is fully equipped to make your stay as comfortable as possible with an oven, hob, kettle, toaster, dishwasher, fridge freezer and washing machine. There’s even a bread maker should you wish to bake your own bread!
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Upstairs the master bedroom overlooks the fields with views to the sea at Portballintrae – on a clear day you can see as far as Donegal! This bedroom has a double bed with ensuite shower room, along with a colour TV.
The second bedroom has twin beds and enjoys views of the local countryside.
There is a family bathroom on the first floor, with a bath so you can soak away the hours after a long walk or cycle!
Outside there’s a lovely south facing patio area for you to take in the views. We have a barbeque so you can dine al fresco in the summer, and patio table and chairs so you can soak up the views while enjoying a drink or meal outside.
Whiskey Cottage is ideally located on the Causeway coast, ½ mile from the Giants Causeway and close to a wide range of fantastic places to visit including:
- Giant’s Causeway, a National Trust, World Heritage Geological site
- Giants causeway national trust walking trails
- North Antrim cliff path
- The Nine Glens of Antrim
- Dunluce Castle
- Bushmills Irish Whiskey Distillery
- Carrick-a-rede rope bridge
- surfing at Portballintrae Beach, Whitepark Beach, Portrush Strand
- The Dark Hedges,
- Gracehill House
- A choice of Golf courses
There’s so much to do near Whiskey Cottage. You can enjoy the nearby beaches, surfing on Portballintrae strand or Whitepark Bay, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking.
Or how about taking a bike ride along the coast road to Portbradden – or Ballycastle if you are feeling energetic!
If you fancy a round of golf at one of the fantastic golf courses nearby? World famous Royal Portrush is only 3 miles from the cottage, and there are courses in Portstewart if you want to go further afield.
For walkers and hikers there are several trails to chose from, allowing you to make the most of this fantastic coastline. Don’t miss the chance the cross to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge!
For younger families, you can’t beat a day out at the amusements at Barry’s, and the fun of the indoor Waterworld, both in Portrush. Portrush strand and Portstewart strand are ideal for families. During the year there’s lots happening nearby – the NorthWest 200 motorbike races in May, the Rathlin festival in July and the Lammas Fair in Ballycastle in August. For further information on the area visit www.causewaycoastandglens.com.
Whiskey Cottage is such a cosy, comfortable cottage to spend a relaxing break, with amazing views of the stunning north coast. With so much to do close by, it really is a special place!
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