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Some of our awards


Commended 2018

Highly Commended 2014

Best Self Catering Apartments

4 Star Apartments

Highly Commended

Luxury Self catering on the World Famous Causeway Coastal Route, Northern Ireland

Welcome to Ballygally Holiday Apartments


And welcome to your “Home from home” with the best views on Northern Ireland’s beautiful Antrim Coast.

Our warm Northern Irish welcome

Ballygally Holiday Apartments is set in 5 acres of a designated Area of Natural Beauty on the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. We boast unforgettable views over Ballygally bay including the famous “Ballygally bear” and the stunning Glens of Antrim. Its the perfect place to relax with a hot cup of tea or coffee while watching the waves or even doing a bit of dolphin spotting.  We are a family run business and we prides ourselves on providing high standard of accommodation, a warm welcome and a “Home from home” environment. We want our guests to be able to relax and unwind in a clean comfortable and tranquil setting. Our aim is to provide you with the perfect place to relax, enjoy and explore our region with its rich culture, stunning scenery, good food, fun activities and friendly people. Your apartment will have a fully equipped kitchen, linens, towels, electric and a welcome basket of tasty local produce all included. So whether you are on staycation, going to a wedding, visiting family and friends or touring the area all you have to bring is your luggage and your spirit of adventure. 

Our unique and stunning location

We are uniquely located on our elevated site right on the Antrim Coast Road. This is part of the world famous Causeway coastal route in Northern Ireland. Each apartment enjoys the most stunning views over The Glens of Antrim and the Irish sea. The pretty village of Ballygally, is less than 30 minutes drive from Belfast and our seven apartments combine comfortable  surroundings with breathtaking views of the Antrim Coast and Irish Sea. At only 5 minutes drive from Larne Harbour we are easily accessible from both Belfast International and George Best City Airports and within an easy 2 hours drive of Dublin airport and port. 
Ballygally is perfectly located for those wishing to explore The Causeway Coastal Route. It is within walking distance of Carnfunnock Country Park, Cairndhu Golf Club and Ballygally Castle. It is also within 20 minutes drive of The Gobbins Cliff Walk, Carrickfergus Castle and Glenarm Castle. The rest of the attractions such as The Giants Causeway and Carrick-a-rede rope bridge are within a pleasant coastal driving distance. There is a grocery shop in the village and several good restaurants nearby. If beaches or water sports are your thing Ballygally beach, a small, safe, sandy beach is opposite the apartments and there is  a small slipway ideal for launching small boats, kayaks, paddle boards and jet skis is just across the road. We even provide buckets and spades for our younger guests. 

 A quick History
Ballygally Holiday Apartments is run by Julie and Mark and their family, who love Ballygally and our fabulous coastline and are always enthusiastic to showcase the best that Northern Ireland’s hospitality and attractions have to give. 
The building itself started life as a Youth Hostel run by the Youth Hostel Association of Northern Ireland and provided accommodation for thousands of tourists up until its close in 1994. It is still affectionately known by some locals as “The Old Youth Hostel”. But with its spectacular views and great location it wasn’t to sit empty for long. In 1996 it was converted into the current layout of seven spacious fully furnished self catering apartments and addition of the glass conservatory style windows was made to the front to make the most of those unforgettable views. 
We took over the running of the Apartments in 2017 and have since gone on to win several Tourism and local business awards including The Northern Ireland Tourism Awards best Self-catering accommodation 2019 and we hope continue to provide a memorable and relaxing experience for all our future and returning guests.



Home from Home

Your apartment contains everything you need for your stay including cooker, hob, microwave, kettle, cafetiere, washer dryer(some liquid provided), dishwasher(some tablets provided), kitchen utensils and pans, seating and place settings for yourselves plus guests. Iron, ironing board and hair dryer. Linens, towels, heat and electricity are included in the price.

Welcome basket on Arrival

A Complimentary welcome basket of local produce is provided in your apartment containing tea, coffee, sugar milk, bread, and a few other little treats to get you started.

Play area on site

We have a small play park and safe grassed play area for children on site as well as providing beach toys for use during your stay.

Cairndhu Golf Course

If you love your Golf you can play at next door Cairndhu Golf Club. A beautiful 18 hole, hill top golf course with spectacular views.

Local attractions

Ballygally Apartments are ideally placed for easy travel access to many of Northern Irelands premier tourist attractions, rom Belfast, along the Causeway Coast and beyond. Including a stunning drive along the World Famous Causeway Coastal Route. Eg. The Gobbins Cliff path, The Giants Causeway, various castles, walks, forests, beaches and country park.

Nearby Wedding Venues

We are close to and work with several nearby wedding venues to provide extra accommodation for guests. these include Ballygally castle, Glenarm Castle, Magheramourne house and Hillmount House.

Local Offers

We've partnered with several different local businesses to get our guests discounts at local coffee shops, restaurants, tours, shopping and more.

Complimentary WIFI

Our apartments come with unlimited complimentary WiFi as standard. Ideal for surfing the web or even if you need to work from home while staying with us.


We can offer you a choice from Seven Award Winning Luxury Apartments each furnished to a very
high standard, clean and tidy with Magnificent Views.
We have apartments with 1, 2 or 3 bedrooms to suit groups of 2 - 8 people. Multiple apartment bookings welcome.

From £855 / Week

Apartment No. 1
Sleeps 6-8

This is our largest and most popular apartment, with great coastal views. ideal for families and small groups. It is a spacious ground floor apartment with 3 bedrooms(2 twin rooms (one can be made up as super king on request) and one bunk bed room) It has a large shower and bathroom and an additional WC. It has a disabled access ramp front and back and is suitable for disabled Grade 3. It sleeps 6 as standard and 2 additional fold out beds, cot and high chair can be added on request

From £605 / Week

Apartment No. 3
Sleeps 2-3

A pretty twin one bedroom ground floor apartment (can be made up as king size or twins on request). It also enjoys our stunning sea views from the full length windows in the consevatory lounge area. Ideal for couples, friends or family members sharing. A pull out chair bed in the bedroom or living room for an additional guest and a cot and high chair can be added on request.

From £785 / Week

Apartment No. 5
Sleeps 4-5

A delightful 2 bedroom ground floor apartment with one main bedroom which can be made up as a Kingsize or twin room and one bunk bed room . It makes full advantage of having the stunning side and front views over Ballygally Bay toward the castle and The Glens of Antrim. Ideal for families and small groups. A pull out chair bed in the bedroom for an additional guest and a cot and high chair can be added on request.

From £605 / Week

Apartment No. 7
Sleeps 2-3

A modern first floor one bedroom apartment with King-size bed. Our "penthouse" apartment. It enjoys the beautiful views across Ballygally Bay towards Ballygally Castle from the full length gable end windows in the lounge area. Ideal for couples. A pull out chair bed in the bedroom or living room for an additional guest and a cot and highchair can be added on request.

From £605 / Week

Apartment No. 2
Sleeps 2-5

This is a spacious one bedroom ground floor apartment with a king size bed and of course our trademark magnificent sea views. It has a full size double sofa bed in the living room and a single sofa bed in the bedroom both available on request so it sleeps 2 as standard and up to 3 additional guests which makes it a popular choice for couples and small families. this apartment has a shower room and generous living and dinning area. Cot and high chair are available on request

From £605 / Week

Apartment No. 4
Sleeps 2-3

A comfortable one bedroom ground floor apartment. It can be set up as a twin or king-size as required. A single chair bed can be set up in the living room for an additional guest on request.
The conservatory lounge showcases magnificent sea views from the large windows. It is Ideal for couples, friends or family members sharing. A cot and high chair can be added on request.

From £785 / Week

Apartment No. 6
Sleeps 4-6

A Spacious 2 bedroom 1st floor apartment. 1 with twin beds and one with a double bed. A single pull out bed can be added in the bedroom and living room on request. There is the added bonus of a large balcony overlooking the sea and Ballygally Head with patio tables and chairs accessed from the apartment. Ideal for families and small groups. It has a shower/bath room. A cot and high chair can be added on request.

The Causeway Coastal Route

Ballygally Holiday Apartments is ideally located for Touring the World Famous Causeway Coastal Route.

The ideal centre for touring Northern Ireland’s Causeway Coastal Route.

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