The Antrim Coast Road
The Corner Cottage is just a mile from the world famous Antrim Coast Road which leads through the Glens of Antrim to the Giant's Causeway and is ideally located to explore the fishing villages, coves and beaches which make this part of Ireland so special.
The Corner Cottage is just six miles from Glenarm, with its famous wooded walks, Georgian Castle and walled gardens. Follow the Coast Road further and you will come to Carnlough with its pretty harbour, Cushendall and the beautiful National Trust village of Cushendun.
The picturesque village of Ballygally with its 1629 Scottish Castle and long pristine beach is just a mile away. Pick up a Maud's Ice Cream and watch the world go by, build sandcastles, or just stroll along the sand and dip your toes in the Irish Sea.
Alternatively golfers can catch a round at Cairndhu Golf Club, 2 miles from the Corner Cottage and have the pleasure of playing right to the top of Ballygally Head and having wonderful views of Scotland. Let us organise your golf bookings or book private lessons with Professional Matt Stewart for the best deals.
Antrim Coast Road
Voted by the Guild of Travel Writers as one of the World's Top 50 Views, the Antrim Coast Road runs from Ballygally through the famous Glens of Antrim to the North Coast, about an hour away. The Corner Cottage is an ideal place to explore Ballycastle with its famous 'Lammas Fair' or explore the ruins of Dunluce Castle which are perched on a rocky promentory high above the crashing waves - but don't forget our favourite - the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge which swings 100 feet from the surf!
Carnfunnock Country Park is just 2 miles away and packed full of exciting and unusual attractions to see and do, with over 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens, walking trails and coastline, not forgetting its spectacular panoramic views of the Antrim Coast and North Channel of the Irish Sea.
Explore the Maze,or for very modest fees ride on the mini steam train, try the minature golf links, shoot arrows at the archery range or go wild in the the family fun zone.
The Glens of Antrim
The Glens of Antrim are world famous in song and legend and offer scenic drives and gentle walks with stunning waterfalls for the visitor.
Glenariff, the Queen of the Glens is a few miles north of The Corner Cottage and one of the most popular to visit.
Those who want to try some more strenous activities can hillwalk dramatic scenery, isolated hills and fabulous history by following the Ulster Way from Lindford Car Park high above the village to Glenarm.
“Great walk, totally unspoilt area. I felt i was going back in time. Highly recommend” James McGirr 23 April, 2015
Although only 30 minutes from Belfast City, The Corner Cottage is perfectly located to explore the World famous North Coast, Glens of Antrim and the Giants' Causeway as well as local beaches, forest trails, hideaways and film locations which will make your visit special every time you come to stay.
Game of Thrones
A mile above the Corner Cottage the Antrim Plateau makes up the fantasy land of Winterfell. Cairncastle was used in season one for the backdrop of Stark Castle (the castle exterior was created using CGI). A car park and public footway called Ulster Way allow access to the Winterfell scenery. We have even left you a picnic satchel with glasses and cutlery so you can dine in style, even in the most remote location.
Eating out could not be more convenient at the Corner Cottage because you will be staying across the road from Mattie's Meeting House, a traditional Irish Pub run by Martha and Alan which won Tourism Northern Ireland's Pub of the Year in 2016. Traditional sessions on Thursday nights and live music on Saturday Nights
Alternatively fine dining is available at Ballygally Castle Hotel - which is worth a visit even for a coffee to soak up the surroundings. La Vue Restaurant at Cairndhu Golf Club is somewhere between the informal and fine dining experience and has wonderful views and exquisite food at reasonable prices. Both are 1-2 miles away.