Country House Ballylough House
53 Castlecat Road, Bushmills, BT57 8TN, United Kingdom – Excellent location – show map
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 73 reviews)
Real guests • Real stays • Real opinions
The House is situated on an ancient historical site thought to have been occupied for nigh on 5000 years. The Traills arrived in 1789 and bought the property from the Stewarts, who were the Land agents for the MacDonnells. The property was originally built around 1450, extended in around 1650 and again in 1780s. We have tried to keep as many original features as possible, which means that you will not get a 'hotel' feel to the house. It is very quirky, and important that you arrive during the 4 - 6pm check in, so that we can show you around and help you understand the nature of our very old home. Water and electricity were added long after the 1780 extensions. Walls are so thick that the internet struggles between rooms and we have not put in TV cables. although TVs are provided if anyone wants to watch DVDs, or hook up to their computer - we provide the HDMI cable for you. The property is located about half a mile from the road up a firm, but ancient tree lined laneway. BT have won't provide fibre here, so the internet is very slow, but adequate for emails and some browsing.
We love gardening, walking and heritage.
Ballylough is a mile from Bushmills, 5 miles from the Giant's Causeway, 10 miles from Ballintoy and less than an hour from 15 of the top Northern Ireland tourist attractions. There are 5 good beaches within half an hour, and we have plenty of places to eat and drink within a short drive. Bushmills has several top places to eat.
Languages spoken: English
Contact the host
Area Info– Excellent location – show map
Closest Landmarks *
Old Bushmills Distillery1.8 miles
Dunluce Castle3.5 miles
Giant's Causeway3.9 miles
Hezlett House4 miles
Giants Causeway Visitors Center4 miles
Royal Portrush Golf Course5.1 miles
Mountsandel Fort6.8 miles
Ballintoy Harbour7.3 miles
Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge7.6 miles
Portstewart Golf Club8.4 miles
Restaurants & Markets *
Bushmills Ditillery Restaurant2 miles
SPAR Supermarket2 miles
Tartine Restaurant2.1 miles
Copper Kettle Cafe/Bar2.2 miles
Lily's Cafe/Bar2.2 miles
Glasses Fresh Vegetables & Produce Market2.2 miles
Centra Supermarket2.3 miles
Bushmills Inn & Restaurant Restaurant2.5 miles
Coleraine Market10.7 miles
Ballycastle Market13.5 miles
Natural Beauty *
Bush, Seneril River0.5 miles
North Sea Ocean/Sea3.5 miles
Giant's Causeway Ocean/Sea4 miles
Causeway Cliffs - Amphitheatre Mountain5 miles
Bann, Coleraine River9.8 miles
Glens of Antrim Mountain15 miles
Portstewart Strand & Benone Ocean/Sea17 miles
Closest Airports *
City of Derry Airport27.2 miles
Belfast International Airport37.5 miles
George Best Belfast City Airport46.4 miles
Most Popular Landmarks *
Portstewart Strand8.5 miles
Castlerock Golf Course10.8 miles
Ballycastle Golf Club11.3 miles
Mussenden Temple11.9 miles
Downhill Beach12.2 miles
Rathlin Island14.9 miles
Binevenagh Mountain16.5 miles
Glenariff Forest Park18.8 miles
Glenariff Forest18.9 miles
Cushendun Caves19.1 miles
What would you like to know?No thanks
Thank you for your time
Your feedback will help us improve this feature for all of our customersClose
We're sorry, but there was an error submitting your comment. Please try again.Retry
4 reasons to choose Ballylough House
Why book with us?
Prices you can't beat!
Manage your bookings online
The staff speaks English
Booking is safe
Most popular facilities
- Picnic area
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
Pets are not allowed.
- Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
- Walking tours Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Special diet meals (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free! Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
- Accessible parking
- Secure parking
- Daily housekeeping
- Private check-in/out
- Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
- Packed lunches
- Honeymoon suite
- Business center Additional charge
- Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
- Board games/Puzzles
- Adults only
- Designated smoking area
- Smoke-free property
- Non-smoking rooms
What topic(s) do you want to know more about?
Thanks for your help!
Your opinion helps us figure out what kinds of info we should ask properties for.Back to property
Whoops! It looks like something went wrong submitting this. Try again?Retry
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children & Beds
Children not allowed.
There's no capacity for cribs at this property.
This property doesn't offer extra beds.
Payments by Booking.com
Booking.com takes your payment for this stay on behalf of the property, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
Smoking is not allowed.
Pets are not allowed.