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3 Bedroom 2 bathroom enclosed patio and gardens.
All bedrooms re-created after restoration with themes, antique furniture and original artwork. The Master is grand with a hint of church and castle. It has a kingsize bedhead made from a victorian crenelated altar rail, 'green man' Victorian dressing table, Victorian pine wardrobe and an original watercolour of Westminster Abbey. An antique mahogany chest of drawers with brass lamp is protected by a Victorian sculpture of a knight. This Bedroom is ensuite. The Blue bedroom is named after the rooms colour scheme, overlooks the garden and river which we like to listen to as we drift off to sleep. It has an antique pine wardrobe and drawers as well as a Victorian dressing table. The paintings here are original classic cars from the early 1900s to celebrate the famous Cairncastle Hill Auto Climb which still rums annually. This Bedroom is beside the main bathroom. The Cottage Bedroom is ground floor has an original brass bed antique table, chest of drawers and pine wardrobe.
- 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.
- 50% refund (minus the service fee) if you cancel at least 7 days before check-in.
- No refund if you cancel less than 7 days before check-in.
Damage and Incidentals
You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay.
Max guests: 6
- Cottage needs to be left as you find. Including the cooker
Minimum 2-day vacancy between guest stays
Cleaned with disinfectant
Check in and check out with no person-to-person contact
Why Property Manager chose Cairncastle
This is our Grandmother's house and has been lovingly restored. The house is surrounded by forest paths, hills to walk and the beach is less than a mile away. The traditional Irish pub 'The Meeting House' is literally 20 paces across the road opposite. You can have a very private time, read books and watch the extensive satellite channels or play the Playstation Games. Or Play Golf locally, visit Belfast - which is about 30 minutes away and still be right on the coast Road for one of the most spectacular drives in the World, an hour from the Causeway.As an adult Im still retuning and discovering new places and we hope we can share this with you.
What makes this cottage unique
This is 18th Century Cottage with 21st century convenience. Every piece of antique furniture has a story and The chairs are Great Northern Railway and stamped with the names of long closed stations. The huge granite fireplace is made from kerbstones taken from the mountains of Mourne and used in Victorian Belfast streets - each with the mark of the men who carved them. Light the pot bellied stove - we will leave a log basket to fill it - and rest in the old leather library Queen Anne chairs we rescued and restored. The cushions are made from the pattern used on the Titanic. Double doors take you out to two patios - one in the garden where we love to sit and listen to the river running by, the other to the courtyard with its cow-tailed pump and massive gothic door, originally from a church at the docks in Belfast. It's a sun trap and very private, although you can hear the comings and goings of the village. The tongue and groove wood in the bathrooms have been reclaimed from the original house ceilings. When we took these down we found newspapers pasted to the rafters which told the news of the American Civil War in 1864. One of the themes upstairs is the 'Green Man', who appears in Victorian carvings above the doors and in the magnificent table in the Master bedroom. You have to put your finger in his mouth to open the drawer! We have used original art and limited prints throughout. The watercolours of the vintage cars in the Blue Bedroom give nod to the famous hill climb which happens every year in Cairncastle. The Gothic feel of the Master Bedroom with its massive Gothic Headboard (originally an altar in a County Down church) is a reference to the link the area has had with Game of Thrones as a location. We love the comfort of the beds, the double showers, the feel of woolen carpets and persian rugs on bare feet and the way we were able to reuse the original floorboards and kitchen table. Its wonky with paint layers on the legs but to us its perfect!