A romantic coastal break for two in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland is an ideal location for couples wishing a coastal retreat. The sheer multitude of cottages available from remote hideaways to accommodation close to towns and villages, Northern Ireland promises a break away for all tastes and budgets. The cottages themselves are often quite unique in style with some even having thatched roofs which adds to their charm, whilst others are steeped in history yet tastefully renovated to conserve their original features such as open fireplaces, and give a flair of Irish mystery. This land is bursting with fabulous scenery and stunning coastal areas, plus home to many a myth and fable to enhance any break away with a touch of mysticism sure to enchant and captivate all ages. Couples who wish to bring along a pet can rest assured that nearly all places accept dogs too and there are often enclosed gardens, as well as doggy beds included with the properties. The stunning coastal towns and villages of this vibrant landscape offer a wealth of options for couples wishing to visit.

Holiday homes for two near the Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway County Antrim

In County Antrim to the north is the incredible geometrical structure called 'The Giants' Causeway'. The coastal areas with incredible sea views have a vast array of cottages which are either in the villages and towns or perched high on the towering cliffs. The properties range from small bungalows that are fully equipped with all necessities, wth a barbecue area to the rear garden, to larger cottages that have hot tubs, verandas with outdoor heating, and occasionally swimming pools. Most of these delightful properties accept pets and have excellent access to the local beaches and also circa to local facilities and attractions. The local taverns and inns are definitely worth an evening out for they simply come alive with traditional Irish folk music plus they are very friendly and very often welcome dogs too. The Giants Causeway itself is a wonderful excursion sure to wow any visiting couple due to its' sheer size and formation, plus the myths and legends associated with this place grant it a mystical atmosphere which would be perfect to watch the sunset together whilst sipping wine or Guinness! Visiting dogs will be content with the many walks and running over the sands at the sleepy seaside town of Portballintrae. This seaside town also offers dog friendly accommodation and is a one hour drive south from the causeway towards Donegal Bay. Couples who visit this area and pets too will be stunned by the pretty villages, the coastal walks and the variety of accommodation available.

Coastal holiday in stunning Donegal

Holiday cottages for two in County Donegal seasideDonegal Bay offers couples a multitude of options for a coastal cottage holiday. Most properties accept pets and there is normally a garden or patio area complete with barbecue. Some of the larger properties also have a private beach too in addition to jacuzzi and other luxuries. Within county Donegal couples could even opt to stay at one of the many lighthouses dotted along this dramatic coastline. Certainly a different style of accommodation but one that is truly remote too, offering complete seclusion for any visiting couple. Some of the beaches on this coastline are almost pink in colour and are mainly sandy with some shingle. It is worth mentioning that this style of accommodation is fully furnished with all necessities and offers a truly unique coastal holiday with the only accompanying sounds being the waves and the seabirds. How very romantic and sure to delight any couple seeking a different kind of coastal break. Dogs are welcome at most but it is wise to check at the time of booking, but any visiting woof will enjoy the wide open spaces in which to roam. Also in Donegal is the beautiful village of Rossnowlagh with a very attractive beach nicknamed 'The Heavenly Core' due to its' scenic charm. In this area there are a whole host of self catering opportunities  for couples and many are very close to the wonderful beach. All are extremely well equipped and tend to be historic too. Most places accept pets and any dog and couple would enjoy the coastal path walk stretching over the cliffs to the Estuary with fantastic views and open spaces for those paws. There is a fantastic ten mile walk and the area is a ideal touring base for exploring this side of Northern Ireland which is located on the border with Eire (Republic of Ireland).

Lots of fabulous coastal locations within driving distance of Belfast

These Northern Irish coastal retreats are a mere handful of what Northern Island has on offer for couples seeking a coastal holiday. The area around Belfast, for example, with Bangor and Newtownabbey are just two seaside towns offering self catering accommodation. The accommodation is circa to the City of Belfast where couples who enjoy socialising would enjoy the many bars and restaurants and perhaps an Irish jig or two! It is a cosmopolitan city that is vibrant and full of history but Bangor to the south of Belfast Lough, offers a wide range of cottages plus it is possible to stay outside of the city and still be circa to local facilities, attractions and nightlife. The town of Newtownabbey boasts a 12th Century castle and a lovely harbour area and is just twenty minutes drive to the north of this vibrant city. Any visitor to this area would enjoy the history and scenery of this side of Ireland, and accommodation for couples with pets is widespread, numerous and  reflects all tastes and finances. Northern Ireland is a wonderful choice for any couple and is sure to create magical memorable moments.

 “Intriguing idyllic Ireland”