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Boasting sea views, BallyCairn Self Catering Studio provides accommodation with barbecue facilities, 1 km from picturesque Ballygally Beach and 8 km 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, 40 km from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 10 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.9)

Breakfast info

Continental, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site

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Accommodation Type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
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Guest reviews


Value for money
Free WiFi
High score for Larne
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  • Louise
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Hamper provided with plenty choice best ive ever had left
  • Jan
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Johnny and Dee think of everything, lovely and clean and comfortable
  • Jackie
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Lovely self catering accommodation in the loveliest of surroundings. Hosts were absolutely lovely and would definitely recommend as an accommodation for touring East coast N.Ireland. Short walk to the shore
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

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

Property surroundings

Facilities of BallyCairn Self Catering Studio
Great facilities! Review score, 10

Most popular facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Breakfast
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Accessible parking
Fast free WiFi 68 Mbps. Suitable for streaming 4K content and making video calls on multiple devices. Speed test carried out by the host.
  • 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
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Express check-in/check-out
  • Adult only
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking rooms
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key access
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
BallyCairn Self Catering Studio takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 15:00 to 23:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
From 07:30 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Payments by 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
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

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.

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

Quiet hours are between 23:00:00 and 07:00:00.

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.

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.

FAQs about BallyCairn Self Catering Studio

  • 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

  • The nearest beach is just 950 yards from BallyCairn Self Catering Studio. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • 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.

  • 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.