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“Home away from Home!”
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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
Enjoy relaxing in front of the log burning stove, reading your book or just soak up the tranquility. Welcoming afternoon tea at The Bothy.
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Escape in the tranquility and rural beauty
Enjoy relaxing in front of the log burning stove, reading your book or just soak up the tranquility.
Welcoming afternoon tea at The Bothy.
Tree lined approach
Welcome pack of locally produced bread, preserves and fresh eggs
Picnic table and BBQ
The Bothy oozes cottage charm
Fully equipped kitchen
Curl up and unwind in front of the log burning stove
Relax in front of the Log burning stove with TV, DVD, board games ,free Wi-fi and books.
Twin bedroom with option of super-king
Comfortable beds with scatter cushions and high quality linens
Deluge shower in bathroom over bath.
Private garden and picnic table
Whitepark Bay
Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge
Rathlin Island
Dunluce Castle
Giants Causeway
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Ballycastle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

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GrandTour...
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“Home away from Home!”
Reviewed 27 January 2017 for a stay in January 2017

Our stay at the Bothy was far too short and we hope to return someday! The cozy cottage was impeccable and the location was perfect to say the least! It was a lovely retreat to always come back to after a day spend in the Irish fresh air! April was so kind and generous. She paid special attention to our daughter by having a doll house for her, which she just loved. Our daughter would often say... "I just love this home papa and mama" my wife and i could not agree more! Don't pass up an opportunity to stay at the Bothy, sadly you will be missing out if you do :)

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
29 Jan 2017
I am so pleased to hear that you found The Bothy a relaxing retreat and that your daughter enjoyed playing with the Dolls house..
It's always a joy to hear that our guests would like to come back again and we very much look forward to being able to welcome you all sometime in the future .
Warmest regards,
April
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yannicete...
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45 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Still just as good!!”
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We first stayed at the Bothy about three years ago just after it had opened. Back then we thought that the standards were extremely high and that the value for the price was incredible. Surely, we thought, the owner April won't be able to maintain this kind of standards over time... Well, we were mistaken. Nothing has changed. Visitors still enjoy an incredible welcome pack with scones, marmelade, wood and turf for the fire, etc... Also, visitors are still free to use the dishwasher, washing machine, and the kitchen is still perfectly well equipped.
The peace out there is wonderful. April and her husband are great hosts. Within 2 minutes of a power cut, they were over apologising (seriously(!)... hardly their fault!!) bringing loads of candles, gas lights, etc...
Anyway, I could write pages about it. In short: don't miss it, it's a wonderful place, you won't be disappointed.

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Liked best: The wood burning stove
Liked least: Not applicable... everything was great.
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
5 Dec 2016
It's always lovely to welcome back returning guests including any new additions to the family and particularly good to hear that you found The Bothy as you remembered it.
Thank you for your most kind thoughts and we hope you have a safe journey home.
Looking forward to your next visit!
Warmest regards and best wishes for a wonderful Christmas.
April
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Reviewed 30 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
4 Dec 2016
Thank you for your lovely review of The Bothy at Balnaholish, it always brings a smile to my face when I hear that our guests enjoyed their stay and had everything they needed.
Looking forward to welcoming you all back again, meanwhile have a wonderful Christmas.
Warmest regards,
April
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AmeliaEff...
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“I'm still in awe!”
Reviewed 11 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

My son, his father and I came to the Bothy after my parents visited here several years ago. When we arrived, I was actually shocked. The fire was lit for us, the kettle boiled, April had laid out a tea set with scones and we had fresh wheaten and Home made marmalade, eggs and oats in the kitchen! Funny, too, that my son's father realised he had bought smooth orange juice by accident instead of orange juice with bits; and when we opened the fridge we saw there was a large bottle already waiting! Utterly perfect! There wasn't a single speck of dust in the whole place, and the bottles of water in the bedrooms were so cute. April had even gone to the effort of setting out a basket with toys in it for my son (they were even age appropriate because he's only one). I'm just blown away by the hospitality and it's probably the best I've ever had (and I've been to some of the best hotels in the U.K.). We cannot wait to return with our little boy and cannot thank April enough for such a wonderful experience that has created beautiful memories for us both. I thought I'd attach a picture of my son in front of the fire in his own mini chair that April provided(and a lightsaber). Absolutely amazing place and I could not recommend it enough!

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Management Response
22 Nov 2016
It is such a great feeling when we receive such high praise and makes it all worthwhile to know that we have made our guests happy, that is what we strive to achieve.
Looking forward to seeing you all again.

Warmest regards,
April
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dublin
Reviewed 7 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
22 Nov 2016
Such a lovely and much appreciated review and we are so happy that you loved our little retreat ,enjoying the peace and tranquillity and all we have to offer.
Please come back soon!
Warmest regards,
April
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