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Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast

Carrickfergus, Antrim

3.2 Miles from Carrickfergus

Meet your host…

Dorothy Allen

I have been sharing my home with guests for the past three years and I enjoy meeting and exchanging stories with them. I have an interest in Genealogy and over the last couple of years have helped a number of families discover the history behind their ancestral background. I do my utmost to ensure guests will experience the true meaning of Irish hospitality. Having a sound knowledge of Ireland, I am happy to help with Itinerary plans to make your visit special.

160 Shore Rd
BT38 8TT

A Georgian-style home full of character with spacious gardens, a cosy ambiance and views of Belfast Lough where, 100 years ago at noon on 2nd April 1912, the Titanic set out from Belfast on her way to Southhampton to begin her maiden and fateful voyage. To the rear is an uninterrupted view over our family farm ( complete with resident Llama ) with a backdrop of the escarpment of Knockagh Hill. Be assured of a friendly welcome – and don’t be deterred by Jess (spaniel/collie) with her enthusiastic barking! Relax under the pear tree in the shade or take advantage of the Proprietor's local knowledge to explore some of Ireland's hidden treasures! As for breakfast - what takes your fancy? Irish wheaten bread with a dollop of homemade damson and cardamon preserve, a bacon and brie croissant, Eggs Benedict, porridge oats spiced up with apple and cinnamon compote or simply indulge in a traditional Irish breakfast! Rose Cottage lies along the A2 Coastal Route to Giant’s Causeway & Royal Portrush Golf Club via historic Carrickfergus with it's well-preserved Norman castle and scenic villages of Glenarm and Carnlough. Belfast City Centre 15 minutes / Belfast Ferry Terminal 10 mins / Larne Ferry Terminal 30 mins Belfast George Best City Airport 20 mins / Belfast International Airport 35 mins / Bus-stop 50 metres / Train Station 1 km Whatever your reason for a visit to this part of Ireland, whether for a family gathering or a genealogical trip, we promise to be as helpful as possible to ensure your stay is both happy and memorable.

How to get here

FROM BELFAST (8miles / 13kms): take M2 motorway northwards / righthand lanes for M5 signed CARRICKFERGUS / at first roundabout take second left (A2 Coastal Route) / straight through second roundabout with pink obelisk / continue straight for 2.5 miles (4kms) and through traffic lights at Greenisland Station Road / continue  for 0.25mile (0.3km) / drive slowly - indicate LEFT – black wooden fence and two reflective triangles one above the other FROM CARRICKFERGUS (2.3miles / 3.7kms): take A2 southwards towards Belfast approx 2miles (3.2kms) from Carrickfergus Castle / when dual-carriageway narrows into single lanes, slow down and indicate RIGHT / black wooden fence and two reflective triangles one above the other

Sat Nav: Lat (54.695855488) - Long (-5.856683774)


  • Cot Available
  • Cycling
  • Fishing within 5kms
  • Golfing within 5kms
  • Hair Dryer
  • Horse Riding
  • Internet Access
  • Ironing
  • No Smoking House
  • Private Car Park
  • Tea In Bedrooms
  • Walking
  • Wi-Fi

Customer Reviews


Hubert Kronenberger

31 Aug 2013 
Review Score: 10/10

Very nice, friendly stay. Dorothy was an excellent host. She gave a lot of very helpful advices e.g. restaurants, sight-seeings, ... The only thing wich we could think about to to better would be shower toilet ensuit and not separatly. Neverthe less we would even chose the Rose Cottage B6B again if we travelled to N.I. again. Kind Regards Huebrt

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