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Highlights in Ballycastle

  • Wonderful natural landscapes
  • Incredible views of the sea
  • Fun outdoor activities
  • Variety of hiking trails

Best Holiday Homes & Rentals in Ballycastle

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Ballycastle, County Antrim
Holiday Rental • 6 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
(11 reviews)
Convenient to the Giant’s Causeway, Bushmills Distillery and Game of Thrones sites, this spacious townhouse is just five minutes’ stroll from shops, pubs, restaurants in one direction and the harbour, sandy beach, tennis courts and Ballycastle golf course in the other direction. Set in a small, gated development with private parking it is adjacent to a popular children’s play park and overlooks the town’s playing fields to the front. The property is set over three floors with a large kitchen/dining/living room on the first floor enjoying views over the park towards Fair Head and Scotland. A...
from €143 / night
Ballycastle, County Antrim
Holiday Rental • 6 Guests • 3 Bedrooms
(6 reviews)
A contemporary property sitting along the coast of Northern Ireland, The Beachcomber is a spectacular apartment for those wishing to explore Ballycastle and beyond with easy access to the beach and the shops and with fantastic views of Knocklade Mountain. Best suited to families or friends with its flexible sleeping arrangement, this ground-floor apartment offers all the home comforts you could need for a self-catered stay. Make yourself at home amongst the splendour of the stylish open-plan living space as you cosy up into your evening on one of the sofas, or sit together around the dining...
from €144 / night
Ballycastle, County Antrim
Holiday Rental • 250 m² • 5 Bedrooms
(10 reviews)
This is a stunning new 5 bedroom house set in private mature grounds with exquisite views of the sea, golf course, Rathlin Island and Glenshesk. There is a main bathroom, 2 ensuite bathrooms and downstairs toilet. There is a fabulous sunroom with vaulted church style mahogany ceiling. Family and dining areas are open plan providing a wonderful space with double doors leading to the kitchen.The exterior is lit by floodlights and recessed ground lighting. There is a large fully landscaped garden area. The property benefits from double glazing, a fully monitored ADT security alarm system, a be...
from €290 / night

Prices and availability

Current Holiday letting prices in Ballycastle

€187for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
€261 annual average
Average price per week

Current holiday letting availability in Ballycastle

16%for 3 Jun - 10 Jun
40% annual average
Percentage of available rentals

Holiday homes and rentals in Ballycastle

Wonderful holiday homes in the tranquillity of the coast

Looking forward to spending a relaxing holiday surrounded by the vastness of the sea and the serenity of nature? Visit in County Antrim, in Northern Ireland, Ballycastle, a lovely town full of charm and natural beauty where you can enjoy a well-deserved holiday, resting in any of its splendid holiday homes with all the comforts you are looking for. In Ballycastle, you can enjoy with your family or with your partner incredible outdoor activities, such as fishing on its beautiful coasts, hiking along its quiet mountain paths, or perhaps go on a cycling route in the surroundings. To enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the sea views, you can also visit old historical monuments such as incredible castles. Taste the typical traditional food and learn a little more about the traditions of this adorable place.

Charming holiday homes in the heart of Ballycastle

Ballycastle is a lovely, picturesque town with great natural appeal for family fun outdoor activities, or exploring the beauty of the coastline. You will be able to find in their holiday homes top quality modern finishes that still preserve the classic style of the place, they have beautiful enclosed gardens that include furniture and barbecues to share delicious meals enjoying a unique natural setting. Inside you can find an incredible fully furnished open-plan living space and large kitchen with dining area and all the facilities you need to prepare your meals such as oven, stove, fridge, microwave, kettles and all utensils. You can rest in comfortable and cosy rooms with double, single, and king-size beds, with plasma TV and cable, free Wi-Fi. Bathrooms with shower and towels included. You also have parking available, and proximity to shops, bars, restaurants and much more.

Holidays in Ballycastle

The area and getting around

Walk the beautiful sands of Ballycastle Beach

On the north coast of Antrim, you can find a beautiful beach with golden sands and spectacular views of the sea. This is the perfect place if you are looking to relax and enjoy the surroundings. At Ballycastle Beach you can take quiet walks along the shore, have a quiet picnic or a delicious ice cream. Take a walk along the pier to let yourself be carried away by the views and the relaxing sound of the sea, and for the little ones it also offers an incredible playground with attractions for all ages. This beach is one of the busiest by visitors and one of the most beautiful in all of Northern Ireland.

Explore the amazing Knocklayde Mountain

This majestic mountain, almost 514 meters high, is one of the highest in all of County Antrim and the one that divides Ballycastle between the sea and beautiful green landscapes. This is the best destination for all those who love exploring nature and hiking. You can start the tour in the Ballycastle Forest in the outskirts of the village and continue along Dunamallaght Road following the signs to the top of the mountain. You will be amazed at the spectacular views of the sea that you can appreciate from that altitude, which would have been worth the two-hour tour around the mountain.

Travellers and activities

Ballycastle for climbing Lovers

If you want to be in contact with nature, and you love outdoor activities, you must visit the imposing Fair Head. Considered one of the best and most beautiful places for climbing where you can enjoy a great cliff of more than 100 meters of altitude with the largest stretches of rock in all of Ireland. According to the level of climbing, it is divided by sectors, such as the Small Crag, one of the least popular with just 20 meters high, on the other hand, you can also choose to take the Main Crag, the most popular and most important, it covers an extension of rocks of almost 3 km making it the long stretch to climb and definitely one of the best. Do not miss this adventure in the incredible nature of Ballycastle where you will live an experience like no other.

Ballycastle for nature lovers

One of the best tourist attractions that Ballycastle has is an impressive natural environment, between mountains, valleys, and coasts. If you want to explore more about this impressive place, you can visit the Carrock a Rede suspension rope bridge, built in 2008 and managed by the national trust. You can take a pleasant walk surrounded by the sea breeze in its length of 20 meters. With an altitude of 25 meters above sea level, you can admire the best views of the Irish Sea and on the distance the coast of Scotland. This bridge connects with a charming island of Salmons where you can fish and take nice picnics with your family. Although, it is a great tourist attraction and very busy, this wonderful tour is worth waiting for.

The Lammas Fair Auld, is a traditional and incredible Ballycastle fair dating from the 17th century. It takes place every year, the last week of August to celebrate the harvest season, where you can find tasting of typical food, sale of cattle and more.

Top 5 travel tips in Ballycastle

1. Dazzling with the ocean views from Torr Head

Torr Head is one of the most peaceful and beautiful places in Ireland where you can get the best views of the Irish coastline. You can take the route of the narrow road that winds around the place, as you go up you will see some incredible rocky outcrops. You can also appreciate the impressive views of the immense sea full of peace and serenity. Don't forget to bring your camera, so you don't miss a moment of this magnificent scenery.

2. Discover the charming Barnish café & Tea Room

On the main street of Ballycastle, you can discover one of the best kept secrets of the place. The Barnish café & Tearoom is one of the most charming places to have tea and enjoy an exquisite meal out of this world, in its menu you can get gluten-free options for all tastes. The atmosphere is very cosy and extraordinary, the service is excellent and the staff that attends the place is helpful and attentive. If you love tea, you have another reason to visit this fantastic place that will not disappoint you.

3. Enjoy the most beautiful views from Kinbane Castle

A few miles from the centre of Ballycastle, towards the coast sits atop an incredible limestone formation, the ruins of what was once the astonishing Kinbane Castle that is part of the State Care Monument. It was built in 1547 even though that it only remains ruins, you can still see its impressive stone walls that served as defence for attacks from the sea. You can also appreciate some remains of what was once an imposing two-story structure. From the castle you will get one of the best views of Ballycastle and on your tour you will take in one of the most picturesque and enchanting landscapes in Northern Ireland that will take your breath away.

4. Take a tour of the Giants Causeway Coastal

If you love exploring the world and finding unique places with incredible legends. You must take a tour of the amazing Giants Causeway Coastal where you can find a fantastic and perhaps one of the few in the world formation of hexagonal basalt rocks that form an impressive causeway. Although the descent can be a bit steep, it will not let you miss the most beautiful natural settings and the most beautiful views in all of Northern Ireland. Venture to take this fantastic tour and learn more about the legend that tells how, thanks to the struggles of two giants throwing stones from the shores of Ireland and Scotland, formed the spectacular causeway.

5. Explore Ballycastle Harbour

One of the busiest and most beautiful places to stroll enjoying the charm of Ballycastle, is its amazing harbour. It is the base of operations and the starting point for many boats to beautiful natural places and small islands. You can also take the ferry that leaves for Rathlin Island. This is the best place to capture the most beautiful photos of the town of Ballycastle, its picturesque houses and its coastal activity. Additionally, you can also take a quiet walk along the banks of the harbour and enjoy its charms.

FAQs: Holiday Homes & Rentals in Ballycastle

What is the average price of holiday homes in Ballycastle?

COVID-19 has severely impacted the travel industry. Based on our 2020 data, Ballycastle has an annual average price of €143.82 per night.

What time of year offers, on average, the best holiday rental prices in Ballycastle?

According to our most recent historical data, the months with the cheapest prices in Ballycastle are October, September, and December, with average prices of €130.42, €132.3 and €137.22, respectively.

When does the price of holiday rentals in Ballycastle go up the most?

When it comes to renting a holiday letting in Ballycastle, the highest prices are usually seen in the month of August (with an average of €161.48 per night), followed by July (€156.45), and May (€154.93).

Is Ballycastle a good location for a last-minute getaway?

If you decide to discover Ballycastle, we suggest planning your travels long before you go because it tends to be very high in demand, with an annual average occupation of 66% in the year 2020.

What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?

In 2019, the months with more free accommodation in Ballycastle were December, June, and January with average availabilities of 50.75%, 47% and 46.8%, respectively.

During which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?

Holiday homes in Ballycastle reach their peak in demand in August, with an availability rate of 9.8%. The second most requested month is July, with 24%, and the third is September with 26.5%.

How many homes are available in Ballycastle?

Our inventory features approximately 60 properties from 2 partners.

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