The Tower - Ballycastle

Built in 1846, “The Tower” sits proudly in the middle of a row of six terraced cottages known as the Old Coastguard Cottages, Ballycastle. This 3-storey sandstone building was used as the Coastguards watch tower until the 1920’s. It has fantastic panoramic views out to Fairhead, Rathlin Island and over the Irish Sea to Scotland.

There are three double bedrooms including one with ensuite, one bathroom, a ground floor living room with gas fire and a beautiful kitchen/dining room. The kitchen/dining room, and the living room both have original unique brick arch ceilings. All other rooms upstairs have high ceilings and sliding sash windows looking out over the Sea. The kitchen is fitted with a full range of modern appliances, including a dishwasher and a fridge freezer with a table that seats six people.

“The Tower” has 3 bedrooms with the master bedroom having an en suite shower room with a power shower, basin and wc. All rooms have views out over the beach and golf course. The family bathroom has a bath, separate shower, toilet and basin and a wooden floor with ornate wall panelling.

The main living room has a brick arch ceiling, original fireplace with gas fire, comfortable sofa and chairs, carpet with rugs and TV, CD player and Radio.

The original circular sandstone staircase can take you from ground floor to the newly created roof garden which provides spectacular views of Fairhead, Rathlin and Mull of Kintyre.
is now only used as an emergency access.

The outbuildings to the rear of “The Tower” contain a washroom with washing machine and tumble drier.

“The Tower” is ideally situated to sight see around the magnificent North Coast. The Giant’s Causeway, Carrick – a –rede Rope Bridge and Bushmills Distillery are all within a 30min drive.

This is a non-smoking property and pets are not allowed.
Rooms and Units
1 x 3 Bedroom Unit (sleeps 5)

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The nearest Tourist Information Centre is:

Ballycastle Visitor Information Centre

Location / Directions

Once you enter Ballycastle, follow Ann Street. through the town past the Diamond towards the seafront and harbour. Go straight ahead at the mini-roundabout onto North Street located beside the seafront and the Marine Hotel. Continue on this road, up the hill and there will be a lane with stone pillars on the left hand side, opposite the upper entrance of a small carparking area. This will lead you into the Old Coastguard Cottages.
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • TV
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD Player
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Cot & Highchair Available
  • Parking Available
  • WiFi
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Premises Address

4a Old Coastguard Station
Co Antrim
BT54 6BZ
Northern Ireland

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