An Overnight Stay in Rose Cottage, Cullybackey

An Overnight Stay in Rose Cottage, Cullybackey

Northern Ireland has an array of beautiful places to rent for one night or more. From coastal homes to cottages surrounded by farmland. This is where two of my girlfriends and I stayed recently. And of all the places to visit, I never thought Cullybackey {a village 3 miles North of Ballymena} would be one of them. My friend found this gorgeous place called Rose Cottage in Cullybackey for us to rent for the night and my gosh, what a place.

The owner was there to meet us upon our arrival and the cottage gave off old Church hall vibes. And after a chat with the owner, he mentioned that is exactly what it was! It was built in 1842 and still has the original wide doorframes and original glasswork throughout the cottage.

Let’s give you a tour of Rose Cottage

When you walk into the cottage, which in Northern Ireland, is usually through the back door rather than the front. Don’t ask me why, that’s just how it is in someplace! But we were greeted with a beautifully bright and spacious entrance hall.

Rose Cottage Review

Following on from the entrance hall, was a quaint little dining room. Nothing overly fancy, but it was delightfully quaint and the owners very kindly, left us some scones, jams and butter. And in my opinion, from a renters perspective, it is little touches like that, that can make all the difference. Little additions like that make your stay a true home away from home experience and that’s what all of us look for, right?

Rose cottage review

When you walk through the dining room you enter the living room. This room is so cute and has plenty of seating, which was so nice. It also had a CD player and a lovely big TV for us to enjoy too. However, the light that comes into this room is just beautiful!

Rose Cottage Review

Across the hall from the living room, you have the only ground floor bedroom with an ensuite walk-in shower room. The light that gets into this room via the big windows gives me life as well! There is just something about naturally lit rooms, wouldn’t you agree?

Rose Cottage review

Rose Cottage review

From this room and to the right you have the kitchen, which I oddly did not get a photograph of. However, there is everything you need from a kettle, washing machine, dishwasher, pantry cupboard, fridge freezer and cupboards filled with crockery and other essentials.

The owners even have this cute memo board with takeaway delivery options to choose from and contact numbers for them if you needed them for any reason.

Let’s go upstairs!

The staircase for this cottage was gorgeous. Spiral bannister, spindles, all very 1842 and I adored them. The upstairs hallway was also very spacious and housed 3 bedrooms, a very large bathroom and a mystery locked door.

Rose cottage review

To the left from the top of the stairs is the large bathroom. Bigger than 2 bedrooms in my own house might I add! But it was gorgeous and again everything had been considered and provided for you. Because there was a basket of shower gels, shampoos etc for you to use during your stay, as well as fresh towels.

Rose cottage review

Next door to the bathroom was bedroom number one, which was the twin room. Please bear in mind I took this photo as we were leaving, so the bed did not look as neat as it did upon our arrival. But it is still a beautiful bedroom.

Rose Cottage Review

Across the hall from this room was my other friend’s bedroom, which has a double bed.

Rose Cottage review

And this was my bedroom.

Rose cottage review

The beds in Rose Cottage were so comfortable that I cannot even tell you! Everything was lovely, clean and lush that it was the kind of bed you did not want to remove yourself from the morning, let me tell you that.

Rose Cottage review

Rose Cottage Review

I wish I had taken more photos of the outside to share but I have to be honest, it was baltic! When you are out in the sticks like that, with minimal shelter from the elements, it gets cold! But the outdoors is beautiful too. Lots of trees, a driveway into the property and another one to exit the land. We loved our stay and of course, had to sign their cute little guestbook before we left.

Rose Cottage review

Rose Cottage Review

We had a really enjoyable nights stay at Rose Cottage and have vowed to return! Because Mummies deserve a night off from time to time, right? So if you are looking for a night away from everything and anything, this is your place. There is also a delicious chip shop 10 mins down the road in Agohill that I would highly recommend.

If you enjoyed this review, then you might also enjoy checking out my Coolfin Cottage in Ballycastle review on the blog, too.

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