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The Pink Cottage


The boutique upstairs suite of The Pink Cottage is tranquil and cosy with a traditional vintage interior style that's just intriguing.

It has breath-taking sea views and a private secluded and sheltered Secret Garden to unwind in!

We aim to make each guest feel completely pampered.

The Pink Cottage (upstairs suite) is situated on a stunning rural headland walk that leads to Blackhead Lighthouse & a coastal path which meanders along to the Victorian town of Whitehead in Northern Ireland. 

A few minutes walk along our lane is Whitehead Golf Club to play or eat in the restaurant.

Ideal location for guests who want to journey along the rugged Causeway Coast, with the spectacular Gobbins Cliff Path and its suspension bridges 5mins away.

Other treats on this magnificent coast worth exploring include the UNESCO world heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway, Game of Thrones film locations, Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, all on this coastal drive straight from our pink front door! 

Or, if you simply want to relax, unwind and rejuvenate... its just perfect!

...and Secret Garden

You also have private access to the Secret Garden which lies hidden at the bottom of the garden of our holiday cottage.

It's sheltered and secluded with high hedges, looking over the sea...perfect to sit and read and listen to the birds.

There's a chiminea for the cooler evenings and a bbq if the weather's good!

The Pink Cottage Luxury Packages

Luxury Mini-Moon

For couples looking for somewhere extra special to spend a couple of unforgettable days, why not enjoy our fabulous luxury accommodation for some well-deserved time-out after the wedding.

Situated perfectly between the stunning North Coast and the hustle and bustle of Belfast, take in some gorgeous sights and scenery or relax and unwind in our tranquil surroundings.

Includes complimentary gifts!

*(use code MINIMOON when booking)

Relaxing Retreat

The Pink Cottage is the epitome of relaxation, a place where time slows down.

Nestled in a picturesque setting, our cottage is a sanctuary of peace for those seeking a break from the daily grind.

The soft hues and gentle lighting set a calming ambiance, perfect for unwinding.

Days can be spent lounging in the garden, exploring the local coastal walks or soaking in the bathtub.

It’s an experience that soothes the soul and rejuvenates the spirit.

Includes complimentary gifts!

*(use code RELAX when booking)

Romantic Get-Away

Tucked away in the serene coastal landscape of County Antrim, The Pink Cottage offers a romantic escape that seems to have leapt out of a storybook.

With its vintage charm and tranquil setting, this award-winning 4-star accommodation is a haven for couples seeking to rekindle their love amidst nature’s splendour.

Imagine waking up to breathtaking sea views, or spending your evenings in the secluded Secret Garden, a private oasis where time stands still.

Includes complimentary gifts!

*(use code COUPLES when booking)


"As a child I was told that there's this place called Heaven, where you get rice pudding with as much brown sugar as you'd like on top and golden spoons to eat it with.

How little did I know that this sweet Heaven, the garden of Eden included, does already exist, here and now, on our planet Earth, and that you don't have to die first to be allowed in.

This little paradise is The Pink Cottage. It's pink and cosy and warm and comfortable. It's a place to relax and to start from on your walking tours along the rocky paths and the coastline."

- Elly, Belgium

More About The Inside...


The large living area is where you can sit and relax and just gaze out the window at the sea view, or read a good book.

Or you can always catch up with your favourite Netflix series on the Smart TV.

There's a comfy sofa with cosy throws to recline on while gazing or reading.

The little dining space is perfect if you just want to eat-in.

There's a writing bureau, should you want to do some work, or send an old fashioned letter! Oh, if you do, you can post it in the red letterbox just outside, daily collections.

There are some board games like the old favourite Scrabble and a small, but growing collection of books.

The original part of the cottage was built around 400 years ago, so we are told. It has lots of original charm, in particular the head height....some doorways are a little small, so mind your head!

Wifi is also good.


The large living area with TV also incorporates a little food preparation and dining area.

You'll find a fridge, microwave, toaster, kettle along with utensils and chopping board. Plates, bowls, glasses and wine and Prosecco glasses are supplied too.

All this is so you can easily prepare and heat food and dine-in, if you wish!*

If you love good coffee there's local ground coffee and a cafetiere.

And for tea lovers there's a little selection, including loose leaf tea and an infuser teapot for the perfect brew!

Use the fridge to chill beer, wine or Prosecco, so you can relax and enjoy a glass of something in the evening...maybe even in the Secret Garden, weather permitting!

*Please note, there is no separate kitchen and so no stove top cooker, just the microwave and the above facilities which should be adequate for simple dining.

The Kitchen Sink

The landing area has this little vintage sink area, perfect for filling the kettle and washing a few dishes.

*Please note, there is no separate kitchen and so no stove top cooker, just the microwave and the above facilities which should be adequate for simple dining.

Complimentary Breakfast

You'll find some lovely complimentary breakfast items waiting for you to enjoy.

No need to remember to do a shop for basics before you get here!

Here's what you'll find waiting for you:

  • Locally Baked Bread
  • Local Butter
  • Jam and Marmalade hand-made locally
  • Luxury Muesli
  • Irish Organic Porridge Oats
  • Ground Coffee for the cafetiere
  • Tea - black loose-leaf tea
  • Herbal Teas
  • Local Fresh Milk 

Bespoke Continental Breakfast

If you want to purchase from our bespoke breakfast menu you can do this when booking.

Here's some luxury extras you can place an order for:

  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Fresh Berries, Blueberry or Raspberry
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Irish Wheaten Bread*
  • Croissants*

    (*we're happy to substitute to lactose or gluten free alternatives)


The bathroom has a luxurious clawed feet roll-top traditional bath, which I couldn't resist painting pink!

The shower is electric and it's in the bath.

There's complimentary aromatherapy hand, body and hair wash, which are made with all natural ingredients, organic where possible. These are in elegant glass bottles to avoid plastic.

The floor is a vintage design tile with the added luxury of underfloor heating to keep your toes toasty!

And of course, the towels are white and fluffy.

We also provide full length white 100% cotton bath robes for that perfect spa feeling.

And if you do like to soak, you'll find some Pink Cottage Bath Salts - home made own-blend complimentary and rejuvenating to melt away and aches and pains! 


If you do like to soak, you'll find some complimentary Pink Cottage Bath Salts - our own home-made blend with pink Himalayan and sea salts with lavender and bergamot aromatherapy oils.

Relaxing and rejuvenating to melt away and aches and pains! 

Sleep Soundly

The double bedroom has a very comfy luxurious king-sized bed with a super quality memory mattress for the ultimate restful nights sleep.

Bed linens are natural 100% cotton premium high-thread count.

The window has a discreet black-out blind should you want to banish the early morning light!
There's phone charging points by the bed and a hairdryer too.

The Secret Garden

You also have private access to the Secret Garden which lies hidden at the bottom of the garden of our holiday cottage.

It's sheltered and secluded with high hedges, looking over the sea...perfect to sit and read and listen to the birds. There's a chiminea for the cooler evenings and a bbq if the weather's good!

I also supply you with some kindling, logs, tea lights, bbq coals, matches...all you need for a couple of evenings to keep warm in the garden while watching the sunset.

The soft chair cushions are kept easily accessible in a storage container at one side of the garden, so it's quick and easy to get comfy and enjoy the sea air.
Bring a good book and if you're still sitting there after the afternoon sun fades, there's a couple of blankets if it gets chilly!

And the best will know you're even there!

And we also offer...

Complimentary Wifi & good 4/5G

All areas within the Pink Cottage have wifi, so if you need to access emails or have online meetings, you will be able to. 


Fresh towels supplied, if requested, every 3 days and a cleaning service is available weekly, if your stay is longer.

Free Parking

The parking is private and holds a max of two cars.


"The Pink cottage is truly splendid, a wee low ceiling traditional cottage full of original charm and stylish interior design, absolutely as described, the hosts are lovely.
I stayed for work and would not hesitate to book again for a holiday."

Hans, Germany

"Gorgeous little place tucked away with lovely sea views.
Beautifully decorated with fabulous bathroom and extremely comfortable bed.
The Secret Garden is tranquil with cosy seating and chimeanea.
Perfect place for relaxation and switching off.
Can't wait to return here."

Laura (Airbnb)

"If you want somewhere quiet (very!) and restful with very helpful hosts this is the place for you.
It also happens to be in a superb location with a great walk/jog to the local lighthouse (with stunning views) at Blackhead and all way on the beautiful coastal path to Whitehead."

Norman (Airbnb)

We had a gorgeous two nights stay at the Pink Cottage, Heather has a real eye for interiors and attention to detail.
Little touches like pillow spray and a bath salt blend to avail of in the free-standing tub made it feel homely and considered.

Leanne & Karl

A wonderful tranquil experience. This cottage is so gorgeous, I believe Heather is a designer and it really shows.
Every little detail is fantastic from the amazingly comfortable bed to the to the beautiful bespoke bath salts.
From the minute I arrived I could feel myself relaxing, it would be impossible not to!
A complete 5 star experience and highly recommended.
Thank you

Lesley Garrett

The place was spotless and cosy and we enjoyed sitting out in the garden amongst the cow parsley and fairy lights which Heather had set up for us.
The cottage has beautiful views out towards the sea and is well situated to avail of a coastal walk down to Whitehead.
Heather and David went above and beyond to make sure we had a great stay which we really appreciated.
We hope to be back!

Karl and Leanne

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Four Star Tourist Award


Whitehead holiday cottage awarded four-star grading by Tourism NI

A cosy holiday cottage in County Antrim is celebrating after being awarded a four-star accommodation grading by Tourism Northern Ireland.

Situated on a rural headland walk at McCraes Brae, The Pink Cottage’s vibrant façade and luxurious accommodation were found by the tourism body to “ooze charm and character”.
Guests can also enjoy the tranquillity of the boutique property’s secret garden, where high hedges provide a secluded and sheltered spot to relax.

The holiday let is just five minutes from the spectacular Gobbins Cliff Path, while a short drive will take visitors along the Causeway Coastal Route and its tourist gems such as the Giant’s Causeway, Game of Thrones filming locations, and the famous Carrick-A-Rede rope bridge.

 - Suzi McIlhatton, Accommodation Certification Manager at Tourism NI

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