You are viewing a holiday cottage to rent in Whitehead, Antrim Coast, County Antrim. It is a Terraced Character Cottage.
This lovely terraced cottage is nestled among four other cottages in Whitehead, close to the peninsula of Islandmagee and has been lovingly restored and modernised whilst keeping some of the original features in place. Enter into a charming lounge with welcoming open fire and French doors opening on to a sunny garden with a patio, decked area and tall hedges making it the perfect private retreat. The nearby harbour is edged with colourful buildings and a lighthouse walk. A great touring base for both Eastern and Northern coasts of Northern Ireland and the scenic Antrim Coastal drive to Giant's Causeway. Free Wi-Fi available.
Shop 1320 yards. Pub. Restaurant 1.5 miles. Beach 2.6 miles.
GF: lounge, kitchen/diner, utility room, double, shower room. FF: double.
Electricity and gas central heating included, wood burner with fuel supplied, linen and towels included, No Smoking, travel cot, high chair, TV, dvd player, fridge no ice box, microwave, dishwasher, w/machine, freeview, internet access, hairdryer, welcome pack, fully enclosed garden, patio area, decked area, patio furniture, off road parking. Small pets welcome.
This property is located 1 mile from the all new Gubbins Path and Visitor's Centre in Islandmagee which opens in June 2015. The Gobbins is an area of basalt sea cliffs, up to 60m in height, on the east coast of Islandmagee. The name comes from the Irish An Gobain, meaning 'the points of rock'. Legends associated with the Gobbins include mythical figures such as Gobbin Saor, a terrifying giant who lived in the cliffs. The project will revive the original Gobbins cliff path, installed in 1902 by Berkeley Dean Wise, and consists of a series of spectacular bridges and gantries.
The owner can recommend taking a walk from the cottage up McCrae's Brae opposite, on your left you will pass Whitehead Golf club which is open for lunches and evening meals. The road then leads to the lighthouse with some stunning views along the way to the famous Victorian Gobbins coastal path to the nearby harbour in Whitehead which is edged with colourful buildings. At this point, the walk is rewarded with an "Ulster Fry" in one of the many cafes in Whitehead before strolling home. A great touring base for both Eastern and Northern coasts of Northern Ireland and the scenic Antrim Coastal drive to Giant's Causeway.
Visit the Titanic Quarter in Belfast, 100 years after the sinking of the great liner. Guests can take the train (30 min frequency) direct from Whitehead where there is a Park and Ride car park to Belfast Central station. Belfast is also easily accessible by car (about 25 minutes journey).
Island Magee (or Islandmagee) is a serene spot on the Antrim Coast just north of Belfast. Locals refer to it as 'the island' but it is actually a peninsula about 8 miles (12 km) long and between two and three miles wide. It is connected by a narrow passage to the mainland just off Whitehead and then continues parallel to the coast all the way to Larne, forming Larne Lough. The peninsula has a long tradition of sea fearing having produced more famous mariners than any similarly sized piece of real estate in Ireland.
Whitehead is a pretty seaside village on the east coast of County Antrim, Northern Ireland and is fairly self sufficient in terms of businesses and services for daily needs, including shops, schools churches and recreation. It lies almost midway between the bustling town of Carrickfergus with its mediaeval castle and historic harbour and the busy port of Larne. Located at the base of Muldersleigh Hill, at the entrance to Belfast Lough, on the Irish Sea, it lies in a small bay between the limestone cliffs of Whitehead and the black volcanic cliff of Blackhead, with the Blackhead lighthouse on top, marking the entrance to Belfast Lough.
Whitehead Golf Club which serves food is just opposite the cottage in McCrae's Brae and local musicians meet every Thursday night for a 'session' in The Railway Bar in Whitehead. Live 'diddlidee' music is also available on Wednesday evenings in local pub in nearby Ballycarry.
~ There is an off road parking space outside the property on the shared courtyard.
~ No smoking is allowed in the property.
~ There is no stair gate at the property but there are doors at the top and the bottom of the stairs so there is no fear of small children or toddlers.
Golf .5 miles. Childrens Playground 1 miles. Coastal walks 1.5 miles. Fishing, Bird watching 2 miles. Horse riding 4 miles. Leisure centre and indoor pool 6 miles.
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