269 ft²
Sea view
BBQ facilities
Washing machine
Free WiFi
Free parking
Private bathroom

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Boasting sea views, BallyCairn Self Catering Studio provides accommodation with barbecue facilities, 0.6 miles from picturesque Ballygally Beach and 5 miles from Larne Port. This apartment features accommodation with a terrace and free WiFi.

Providing access to a patio, the apartment consists of a fully equipped kitchen and a flat-screen TV. A complimentary hamper is provided for guests who stay 3 days or longer.

Guests at the apartment can enjoy hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

The nearest airport is Belfast International Airport, 24.9 miles from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

BallyCairn Self Catering Studio has been welcoming Booking.com guests since 5 Mar 2019.

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

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Free private parking available on-site


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Accommodation Type
1 extra-large double bed
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  • Hi. Providing restrictions allow I would like to book a weekend anytime after Easter if it was available. Thank you
    Thank you for your enquiry. Hopefully the pathway out of restrictions in Northern Ireland will permit us to reopen sometime after Easter and you will..
    Answered on 4 March 2021
  • Hi, I'm travelling on my own from Monday to Friday this week. Have you any availability. If you have can you tell me if I need a car or can I get from..
    Thank you for your enquiry. The Studio is available to book Monday to Friday this week. You would require a car as there is no direct public transport..
    Answered on 1 October 2022
  • Hi Jonny. can I book from 28th May for 3 nights please
    Good morning, Thank you for your enquiry about the self-catering studio and I confirm it is available to book for 3 nights from 28th May 2021. Kind r..
    Answered on 17 April 2021
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?
    The closest beach to the property is Ballygally Beach, 1 km from here, approximately a 10 minute walk.
    Answered on 6 September 2019
  • Hello, I wanted to book for Saturday 11th June - Tues 14th June it shows as available but when I go to book it says it’s not. Can you confirm ?Thanks
    Good morning, Thank you for your enquiry. The Studio is available for the dates 11th to 14th of June 2021. I have just checked the system and these da..
    Answered on 31 May 2021
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Hosted by Owners Johnny and Dee

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Owners Johnny and Dee
BallyCairn Self-Catering Studio is a purpose-built facility (opened in April 2019), offering cosy, ground floor accommodation for two persons. The Studio is situated between the picturesque seaside village of Ballygally and historic hamlet of Cairncastle, with the hills of Antrim as a stunning backdrop . Travelling by car, Larne Harbour is only 10 minutes from here and both Belfast City and Belfast International airports are approximately 40 minutes. The Studio is furnished with all the facilities and equipment needed to make your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Decorated and furnished to a high standard, it reflects Dee and Johnny's passion for Arts and Crafts, with original artwork on the walls and hand made ceramic tiles adorning the bathroom. This accommodation is an excellent base for spending several days, touring and exploring: East Antrim, The Gobbins, Carrickfergus Castle, The Glens of Antrim, The Ulster Way, Slemish Mountain, the world famous Causeway Coastal Route, Fairhead, Kenbane Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant's Causeway, The Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle and the many exciting places of interest and attractions in Belfast City.
We retired from teaching art and design in 2016 to pursue our dream of starting a business in hospitality. Since then we have delighted in welcoming people from near and far, as guests to BallyCairn House Bed & Breakfast and The Barn @ BallyCairn self-catering cottage. We love meeting new people and look forward to extending a warm, friendly welcome on your arrival. As we live in the adjoining property where we run the Bed and Breakfast, we are always on hand to offer advice in planning your holiday itinerary. Our main hobbies are art, gardening and travelling. Over the past 10 years, since we built BallyCairn House, we have enjoyed developing the gardens around the property which guests are welcome to explore and enjoy during their stay. Recently we have also started to create our own original artwork - keep a look out for Dee's ornately decorated, handmade, wooden characters 'The Loggerheads' as well as her beautiful 'BirDees' inspired by the garden birds which inhabit the gardens. The local landscape also is the inspiration for Johnny's handmade block prints.
Nearby there are several restaurants and pubs, offering tasty Irish cuisine to suit all budgets. Try out 'Boxer Jim's' Guinness pie in the local pub (Matties) where there is traditional live music on Thursday evenings. Also close by in Ballygally Castle, visit the ghost room and view one of the stunning Game of Thrones Doors before enjoying a fine meal in the restaurant. Nearby Cairndhu Golf Club and The Halfway House Hotel also offer tasty food. Find out about 'The Armada Tree' in Cairncastle and its connection with the sinking of The Girona and the tragic fate of 'Marina Jane' who lived on Ballygally Beach in the late 19th century. Glenarm Castle, a 10 minute drive north, has an amazing wall garden and delightful tearoom. Carnfunnock Country Park is a splendid venue for an afternoon stroll. Travelling a little further north, the village of Carnlough, with its quaint harbour and Waterfall Walk is worth a visit and after a hearty walk you can relax in one of the traditional pubs or the historic Londonderry Arms Hotel.
Language spoken: English
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Quality rating
Booking.com rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.
Facilities of BallyCairn Self Catering Studio
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
WiFi is available in the rooms and is free of charge.
  • Dining table
  • Cleaning products
  • Toaster
  • Stovetop
  • Oven
  • Tumble dryer
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenette
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Additional toilet
  • Bath or shower
  • Slippers
  • Shared toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
Living Area
  • Dining area
  • Seating Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • TV
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Hardwood or parquet floors
  • Private entrance
  • Ironing facilities
  • Iron
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Sun terrace
  • Barbecue
  • BBQ facilities
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Live music/performance
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Temporary art galleries
  • Beach
  • Hiking
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
    Additional charge
Outdoor & View
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Landmark view
  • Mountain view
  • Garden view
  • Sea view
  • View
Building characteristics
  • Private apartment in building
  • Semi-detached
Reception services
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Adult only
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules

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15:00 - 23:00

You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.


07:30 - 10:00


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to apartment type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

There is no capacity for extra beds at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Payments by Booking.com

Booking.com takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.


Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests must be quiet between 23:00 and 07:00.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), please ensure that you are only booking this property following the local government guidelines of the destination, including but not limited to the purpose of travel, and maximum allowed group size.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), this property adheres to strict physical distancing measures.

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

Please inform BallyCairn Self Catering Studio in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

FAQs about BallyCairn Self Catering Studio

  • Yes, BallyCairn Self Catering Studio is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The nearest beach is just 950 yards from BallyCairn Self Catering Studio.

  • The prices at BallyCairn Self Catering Studio may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • BallyCairn Self Catering Studio offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Hiking
    • Golf course (within 3 km)
    • Walking tours
    • Beach
    • Temporary art galleries
    • Live music/performance

  • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at BallyCairn Self Catering Studio on this page.

  • BallyCairn Self Catering Studio can accommodate the following group size:

    • 2 guests

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • BallyCairn Self Catering Studio is 3.7 miles from the centre of Larne.

  • BallyCairn Self Catering Studio has the following number of bedrooms:

    • 1 bedroom

    For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

  • Check-in at BallyCairn Self Catering Studio is from 15:00, and check-out is until 10:00.