Escape to a unique coastal setting
and enjoy the comfort of

Harbour Cottage, Ballintoy

Ballintoy Harbour
6 (up to 8) Guests
3 double bedrooms + sofa bed in lounge
About us

Escape to a unique coastal setting & enjoy the comfort of Harbour Cottage, Ballintoy

With this self-catering beach-side cottage you won’t just get a glimpse of the sea, you’ll get the whole Atlantic Ocean within metres from your lounge window

The cottage is right on the seafront, within touching distance (a minute’s walk) from the beach at Ballintoy Harbour.  Situated on the Antrim Coast within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, an 8-mile drive will take you to the world-famous Giants Causeway – Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Harbour Cottage is set in the most stunning surroundings, two hundred yards from the idyllic harbour itself, and ‘O’Rourke’s Kitchen’ (café). It’s adjacent to the sandy Ballintoy beach and the starting point to a beautiful scenic walk from Ballintoy Harbour to White Park Bay (a stunning, sweeping mostly deserted two-mile stretch of golden sandy beach) en route to the Giant’s Causeway.

The cottage is perfect for a family holiday or a romantic getaway! Fishing, photography, walking and relaxing – whatever the reason for needing a break, you will find Harbour Cottage the perfect retreat!

The Location

The cottage is located in the most idyllic setting to recharge the batteries! Fishing, photography, walking, relaxing or romance.

The Cottage

Built on the site of an Irish fisherman’s cottage with miles of wild coastline, literally on your doorstep, to wander and discover. Come visit us soon!


Spacious lounge recently refurbished complete with wood-burning stove, sofa (bed), relaxing armchairs and 32′ colour television.



Comfortably sleeping 7-8 persons. The cottage comprises three double bedrooms with a sofa bed in the lounge. All supplied with fresh bed linen.


Fully equipped kitchen/diner with large fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas hob with electric oven and microwave.

Large Shower Room

Shower room recently refurbished with automatic gas-heated hot water and double shower. Guests are requested to supply their own towels.


Guest Reviews

The Harbour Cottage, Ballintoy is our home away from home. Each time we drive down the hill and see the cottage beyond, with its breathtaking and dramatic views. We will return very soon.

From the joy of seeing the rising of the sun to the glorious colours of the setting sun Ballintoy Harbour Cottage is a very special place to stay at. We appreciate just being there and watching the many variety of seabirds running along the beach and flying over the waves. It has been our special place of retreat for a good few years.

Peter & Eileen

Harbour cottage was our summer home by the sea for over 20 years… became a winter retreat too for us when the children grew older, but they all always wanted to come up too, even if only in a day trip! Ideal for young families and young at heart families too. A few miles from Ballycastle in one direction and Bushmills and the Giants Causeway in the other, and a bus for each at the top of the road. A place you’ll remember long after the holiday is over.

Michael & Heather

What to say about this gem of a cottage.
The Cottage is warm welcoming, with a cosy stove, plenty of bedrooms, the world’s worst pouring tea-pot, seriously that blue one, but please don’t change it puts a smile on all our faces each and every time.

The Cottage is modern and has everything you need for a weekend or longer, even has Wi-Fi so you can stay connected but why would you want to, when you look at where you are, there are better things to do.

We’ve stayed many times throughout the years, the kids have grown up visiting the Cottage, climbed everything that could be climbed, made sand castles on every beach, swum in every rock pool fantastic memories for us all.

We have visited at various times of the year, every time has been a unique and wonderful experience, I love the winter when the wind is blowing and the waves are crashing , getting back to the cottage from a walk, kettle on fire lit, perfect.

The beauty of the surroundings, the wildlife, the views, the bustling little TV star harbour with Cafe, the local artists, best bit though once they leave of an evening it’s all yours.
Fantastic coastal walks, pubs restaurants and everything else the North Coast has to offer all within easy reach of this little gem.

Can’t wait to go back.


What you Get

Accommodation Amenities & Features

Recently modernised lounge, new kitchen and shower room. Comfortable bedrooms provided with fresh bed linen.

Wood-burning Stove
Fibre broadband
Bedroom Comforts
Washing Machine
Gas Central Heating
Patio Table, Chairs & BBQ
Gas-heated Double Shower
Triple-glazed PVC windows
Free Parking (up to 3 cars)

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