Mallard Cottage, in the grounds of Altahammond House, is available to rent as a vacation rental. Surely a unique property set amongst palm trees and situated on the world famous Causeway Coastal Route. The Cottage occupies an elevated, south-facing position, with the accommodation laid out to benefit from the excellent coastal views towards the Copeland Islands, Mourne Mountains, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Looking inland you can see the Knockagh Monument, a great viewing spot sitting high above Carrickfergus. As my Grandfather used to say "if you can't see Scotland or the Isle of Man it is raining and if you can - it is about to rain!"
Mallard Cottage and Altahammond House bed & breakfast is located within easy access of all Northern Ireland’s major ports and airports, it's a mile outside the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Whitehead and four miles from the historic walled town of Carrickfergus. Both towns have railway stations and are on the Belfast-Larne train line.
From our position it is convenient for you to walk the Gobbins Cliff Path, visit locations made famous by Game of Thrones, ride on a steam train at the Railway Preservation Museum, visit Rathlin Island and marvel at its upside-down lighthouse and the thousands of sea birds and Puffins that nest there. Are you brave enough to cross the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, would you rather tour Bushmills Whiskey Distillery or spend time exploring Carrickfergus Castle with its ramparts, dungeons and winding staircases with trip steps to deter any invaders? If it is the museums and galleries of Belfast that beckon you the City is only a 30 minute drive away or take it easy on the train or bus. Make food part of your self catering stay and shop locally in the award winning McMasters Butchers in Whitehead. Owned by your hosts at Mallard Cottage and Altahammond House they rear and sell their own beef, dry cure their own bacon and sell free-range eggs- you will not fail to be impressed.