Alt-Na-Craig, Portballintrae, N. Ireland

Alt-Na-Craig is a large family home with 7 bedrooms benefiting from the most stunning panoramic sea views and located 2 miles from the Giant's Causeway

Situated on the seafront of Portballintrae with fantastic panoramic views over the coastline. The property is perfect for large family holidays by the sea. The house is wonderfully situated for exploring the dramatic Northern Irish coastline. The world famous Giant’s Causeway is just 2 miles away. There are a number of golf courses and nearby Bushmills has the renowned distillery offering guided tours. The Bushmills Inn has been named in the Times Top 25 best pub for foodies- 2015.

  • Sleeps Max: 12

  • 7 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Parking Spaces: 2

  • Saturday Changeover

  • 2 Dogs Welcome

At A Glance

  • Alt Na Craig sleeps 12 and has 7 bedrooms. 4 doubles and 3 twins

  • 2 bathrooms with over the bath showers

  • 2 separate reception rooms

  • A cot and highchair are also provided free of charge

  • Perfect location for those who enjoy beach holidays by the sea

  • Wonderful walks and coastline to explore

  • Close to a variety of pubs and restaurants

Property Details

Alt Na Craig sleeps 12 and has 7 bedrooms. 4 doubles and 3 twins. There are 2 bathrooms with over the bath showers. Both have WC’s and there is a further WC in the cloakroom. The house is spread over 3 floors and provides a very comfortable space for large family groups. There is a stair lift from the ground to the first. It has been let for many years as a holiday home within the family and now is available for others to enjoy. Due to its stunning position and spacious accommodation it is a great place for family gatherings and suitable for groups of all ages. The property has an enclosed garden and a patio area.

Make up of Beds:

First Floor

2 x bedrooms with 6ft double beds (made up of 2 x 3ft zipped and linked beds)

1 x bedroom with a 4ft double bed.

Top Floor

1 x 6ft double (made up of 2 x 3ft zipped and linked beds), plus a single bed

1 x bedroom with a 5ft bed (made up of 2 x 2.6 ft zipped and linked beds)

1 x bedroom with a 5ft double bed

1 x bedroom with 2 x 2.6ft beds which can be made into a 5ft bed if required

The living area consists of a large lounge with views out over the beach and an open fire. There is separate living area on the first floor with TV with Freeview and Freesat. It also has a DVD with Smart TV functions. Wi-fi offers the catch-up facility for the terrestrial channels. For family amusement there is also a table tennis room and a piano for the musically inclined. The kitchen is equipped with dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer. There is also an AGA with separate cooker. There is a washing machine in the ground floor cloakroom.

Bed linen is provided at the property with beds made up on arrival for your comfort. All electricity and oil are included in the tariff. A cot and highchair are also provided free of charge should you require them and towels can be hired.

Please note that it is a no smoking house but we do welcome two well behaved dogs at a cost of £25 each. There is parking for two cars around the back and extra parking at the front of the property on the road. Wi-fi is provided at the property.

Please note we do not accept hen/stag parties.

What we like about this property...

What a fantastic house! Seven bedrooms (six with amazing views) 2 sitting rooms, a games room and a big kitchen/diner. Alt-Na-Craig is all about the sea, the coast and the beach, all of which are right there in front of you! We love that there is so much to do in the area, from walking, golf and striding out across the Giants Causeway. There are so many places to eat, whether you want a quick, hearty snack or a full on dinner, most within a short drive.

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Reviews

Fantastic house! Seven bedrooms (six with amazing views) 2 sitting rooms, a games room and a big kitchen/diner. We had 6 adults, 6 children and a dog and lots of people coming and going during the day. Lots of room for everyone and the house was warm, clean and welcoming. Definitely recommend this house and hope to be back😊

bbbunter, Jan 3, 2019

 

All in all I would definitely recommend Alt-Na-Craig as a fantastic house for a large get together.

Jenny Brady, 28/07/2021

 

The Area

What we love about the area...

Portballintrae was originally a fishing village of whitewashed cottages nestled around the horse shoe-shaped bay. Many of its earlier buildings have been restored and maintained. The original houses were built in a line along the seashore and Alt- na -Craig is one of them.

The Giant’s Causeway Tramway runs through the sand dunes above the largest beach in Portballintrae, commonly known as Runkerry Strand, and Bushfoot Golf Club. This railway, popular with tourists runs between The Giants Causeway and Bushmills.

The Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (United Nations Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization). This designation was given in 1986 to what has been widely referred to as the eight wonder of the natural world. This is the only World Heritage Site site designated in Northern Ireland and one of only three in Ireland. The site includes the Giant’s Causeway and the coastline along to Benbane Head, a unique landscape and geological exposure of hexagonal basalt columns.

More information on the Giant’s Causeway.

There is historic interest around this coastline and off the coast of Portballintrae a team of divers brought up the greatest find of the Spanish Armada treasure ever recovered from a wrecked ship. There is also the ruins of Duncluce Castle sitting on the edge of the cliffs between Portballintrae and Portrush.

With the beautiful natural surroundings on the doorstep you can enjoy seal-spotting, bird watching, coarse and sea fishing, horse riding, canoeing and surfing as well as numerous coastal walks.