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  • Heaven on Ear

    "When planning a vacation, one tends to create expectations and visualize outcomes that are rarely, if ever met. Our stay at Tri Phailme exceeded the aforementioned ten-fold. From the moment I discovered the photos of Jim's home, which include an Irish flag flying high over Old Glory, I knew I was making the right decision in booking the first leg of my family's 2014 trek through Ireland. Traveling with my wife and our three little ones (all under 8), as well as my 65 year old mother, our age rage could have presented various obstacles in most places. Upon making our entrance into Tri Phailme, it was immediately evident that this home wasn't and isn't most places. The kitchen jumped right out at us. Its size perfect for our morning breakfasts and evening snacks. The family room just off the kitchen, with its unobstructed views of the Atlantic, offered a comfort and coziness that will resonate in our minds for years to come. Though we had just 6 in our party, the home could easily accommodate double that. Each of us slept soundly throughout and having en suite bathrooms in every room was truly gravy. The kids made the second floor family room their haven, with each night presenting a new board game. To say we were blessed with amazing weather would be an understatement as we enjoyed 75 degrees and sunshine for 7 straight days. This allowed us to spend ample time on the beach which is right down the road. The memories we made in the ocean, with the Skellig Mountains as our backdrop, are the stuff of fairy tales. Absolutely Incredible. For the golf enthusiasts, Waterville Links is right next door and is worthy of its world class pedigree. Just mentioning Jim's name ensured that I got out in the first group and I am forever grateful for that. Teeing off at 8am enabled me to get back to the family with the entire day still ahead of us (after a Guiness inside the clubhouse of course). When we found ourselves in need of an excursion we simply phoned Brenda who readily provided us with her local knowledge and charm. Our day in Knightstown on Valentia Island won't soon be forgotten. With ample eateries within walking distance to the house (Dooley's Seafood & Steak House tops our list) there is a menu for everyone. However, it was the after dinner sunsets back in the front yard of Tri Phailme that will live with my family and I for eternity. Jim, we can't Thank You enough for welcoming us into your beautiful home. My only hope is to one day return. Slainte!!!"
    Guest: Stephen A. Date of Stay: July 2014 Review Submitted: August 20, 2014
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County Antrim Travel Tips

Traveling to Antrim Vacation Rentals

Belfast is the major city in County Antrim and Airuk is Belfast’s international airport. Regularly scheduled flights operate between Dublin, London and other major European cities. If traveling from North America, you may need to route via one of these alternate hubs before arriving in Belfast. An efficient taxi service provides transport from the airport into the city as well as the surrounding area. There is also a regular bus and rail service that links the various towns throughout the county. Information regarding train times can be obtained from the local station. This is an affordable way to get around but if you are staying in a remote cottage then it may be a better option to get a taxi. Otherwise, you may find yourself walking several miles with your luggage.

Things to See and Do near Your Antrim Accommodation

Antrim has rich cultural and historical heritage, and there is no shortage of things to see and do. Choose from ancient castles, museums, historic landmarks, ruins and beautiful natural attractions. Belfast Castle is a beautifully restored landmark that has a cultural heritage center, a fully functional restaurant, and an antique and craft shop among its attractions. The cellar has been transformed to depict a Victorian street scene, complete with cobbled streets and gas street lamps.

The Giants Causeway has an information center which shares the history surrounding this natural landmark. An audiovisual program and exhibition center provide additional insight. Lough Neah is the largest lake in the British Isles. It is a popular trout fishing spot. Just to the west of the Loch in the hills, you can see the Beaghmore Stone Circles which are believed to have powers of fertility. The land was inhabited by Celts, Vikings, Scots, Normans and English through the ages and each has left traces of their heritage on the land.

The Old Bushmills Distillery is reputed to be the world’s oldest licensed whiskey distillery. For more than 400 years, the distillery has been producing some of the finest Irish malt whiskeys. You can tour the facilities and perhaps learn of some of the trade secrets that make the whiskey produced here so excellent.

There are many museums that have interesting exhibits showcasing Ireland's history and culture. If you have a specific interest, it's a good idea to get a good guide book and read up on the places to see before arriving in Antrim.

Seasons to Visit Antrim Cottages

Most visitors avoid Ireland’s icy winter and prefer to tour the country during the warmer summer months of May to September. Rain occurs throughout the year and summertime is no exception. Make sure that you have adequate rainwear when heading out on your explorations. The peak travel season occurs during the months of July and August. If you’d prefer to avoid the crowds, a better option would be to tour earlier in June.

Affordable Ireland Vacation Rentals in County Antrim

Staying in a vacation home as opposed to a hotel has many benefits. The first is that you can generally benefit from a higher standard of accommodation at a far more affordable rate. Because many of the vacation homes are managed and maintained by their owners, you can be assured of a high standard of quality. The homes are comfortably furnished and tend to be well equipped in terms of modern conveniences, even if you are staying in a country environment. Another benefit is that you get a more authentic experience of your travel destination. Most times, you get to meet your neighbors and when shopping at the local grocer, you may even get to hear some of the town gossip. You have the convenience of coming and going as you please and can enjoy a spacious home environment in which to relax each evening.

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