Thursday Doors – Cottage Update

Ballycastle, on the north Antrim coast, features in this week’s Thursday Doors. My daughter and her husband have finished renovating their cottage (featured in a previous Thursday Doors post) and it’s now available to rent. Here’s a few before and after shots:

Of course I had to give it a trial run before it was unleashed on the public and it was the perfect setting for a spot of writing.

The Gaffer oversaw the door up-cycling.

I’ll put a link at the end for you to see more images of the inside and outside. I love what they did with the rear of the cottage, where it’s so nice to sit and enjoy nature.

Of course, I couldn’t resist taking some shots of the beautiful Causeway coast while I was there. So we headed for the beach, just a few minutes drive away.

There’s a ferry crossing to Rathlin Island from Ballycastle harbour every day but I haven’t been yet. I’d like to go when the puffins are there so I’ll wait till next summer.

Rathlin Island

Even though I was at the beach, I was still on the lookout for doors.

I think the Gaffer is feeling his age these days. He was giving me hints that it was time to turn back towards town.

As always, thanks a mil for coming along on this autumn beach walk with myself and the Gaffer. If you’re planning a trip to Ireland or fancy a few days exploring the Causeway coast and glens, have a look at what’s available for Cosy Cottage on Airbnb or There are more images of the completed renovation on those sites, too.

Norm has some interesting Thursday Doors over on his blog this week, with links to lots more in the comments at the end of his post.

About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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45 Responses to Thursday Doors – Cottage Update

  1. A lot of work with a beautiful outcome, Jean. Congratulations.

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  2. Ooooohhhh, the landscape!!!!!!! Drooling here 🙂

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  3. Wow, what a transformation! It’s lovely. I love the turquoise door and pine woods, and that barn door to the ensuite.
    I want to go see the Puffins when they’re there too!

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  4. JT Twissel says:

    Wow – cute cottage and beautiful harbor. I will keep it on my list of “hope I get over there!” places.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Lovely absolutely lovely.

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  6. Junieper2 says:

    I cringe seeing all the work you have done here- it says backbreaking long hours to me! But the result is super cute, Jean! And the landscape is stunning -I LOVE water closeby!

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  7. msgt3227 says:

    I do find the cottage quite inviting (and I will share this with The Mrs for future destination), but the rough and tumble side of me likes the “Before” photos and condition! reminds me of my Man Cave, so it feels homely! 😉

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  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    That’s more work than my broken down old body has the energy for but bravo to them for doing an excellent job. I love the hanging door and the clean simple line of the kitchen cupboard doors.
    Thanks for the tour Jean 🙂

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  9. Kudos to them on the beautiful job and thanks to you for all the extra lovely shots!


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  10. Dan Antion says:

    You guys have done some amazing work, this is looking great.

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  11. graceunc says:

    wow, what a beautiful place! the restorations are incredible! husband kevin sent me a link to it, so hopefully he’s thinking about us heading back to ireland soon!

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  12. Anonymous says:

    So this is what you have been up to lol hope you are now relaxing a bit ? looks really lovely & hope to see it one day . Give our love to the family xxx Big Hugs dot xxx

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  13. What you have here is a lovely cottage here, and thank you for showing all their hard work. I hope it is a huge rental success. 🙂

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  14. sjhigbee says:

    What a huge transformation. You must be so thrilled and proud, Jean:))

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  15. TCast says:

    Great landscape, Jean. And of course great cottage.

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  16. Wow, a gorgeous spot and they did an incredible job with the renovations. Beautiful shots!

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  18. Most excellent! I’d love to do some writing in such a spot as well.

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  19. joey says:

    Look at those gorgeous skies. The cottage turned out just dreamy! I’m so glad all the hard work and headache paid off 🙂 I would certainly check it out if I had the pleasure of traveling.

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  20. Judy Davenport says:

    If Patti and I ever get back to Ireland, we will have to make a reservation with your daughter. The cottage is lovely, and we’d like to have tea with both of you again.

    Until then,

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