5 Epic Rural Retreats in the Causeway Coast and Glens
People go on holiday for many different reasons: some travel for adventure, some go to check out the local culture, and others just want to simply switch off and relax.
The Causeway Coast and Glens is the perfect holiday destination for anyone, regardless of what they want to get out of their timeout. The only issue however, is choosing where to stay – after all, there’s an abundance of accommodation options on Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route – how are you meant to choose the perfect one?
Let’s start by looking at just five incredible rural retreats for those seeking to switch off:
1. Tornaroan Cottage, Ballycastle
Superbly situated on the Causeway Coast, with stunning views over Rathlin Island, this traditional holiday cottage in Ireland is the perfect place to unwind and relax. Its large but cosy lounge with a feature fireplace and a wood burning stove is ideal for snuggling up or to read a book.
2. Coolnagrock B&B, Rathlin Island
It doesn’t get more rural than Rathlin Island! Coolnagrock B&B is the only bed and breakfast on the island with uninterrupted views of both Ireland AND Scotland. It can accommodate up to six people, and is therefore an ideal getaway for families or couples looking to escape to the tiny island which is a 6-mile ferry ride from Ballycastle. The friendly locals are always welcoming of visitors who are seeking to experience Island Life.
3. Copperpot Cottage, Portrush
Copperpot Cottage is nestled amongst a wooded clachan in the heart of Ireland’s famous Causeway Coast within easy reach of the Giant’s Causeway, spectacular Whitepark Bay Beach and the postcard-pretty villages of Cushendun and Ballintoy. Portrush beaches, restaurants, shops, pubs and golf course are just a little over a mile away.
This spacious character cottage offers plenty of luxury. Cuddle up beside the grand open fire or relax in front of the flat-screen tv on the super-sized sofa of the snug
4. Lime-park Self-Catering, Armoy
Think of crackling fires, cosy sofas and a warm welcome. Lime Park offer historic cottages in a Georgian retreat, ideally placed between the Glens of Antrim and the Causeway Coast. Originally a busy rural farm, the seventeenth century outbuildings of Limepark have been passionately restored by it’s current owners.
5. Waterfall Caves and Atlantic View, Limavady
Situated at the foot of the spectacular Binevenagh Mountain, this quirky underground cottage accommodation is perfect for a romantic rural getaway. The luxury caves are framed by two beautiful spring water lakes and the caves benefit from spring water on tap. An abundance of outdoor recreation allows guests to get up close and personal with nature!
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