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Guest Rating: 4.8
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Arkell House, 1 Church Bay, Ballycastle

Rathlin Island, 

County Antrim, 


BT54 6SA,  United Kingdom
The allure of the coast holds timeless appeal whatever the time of year. Our collection of beach cottages on the stunning island of Rathlin remain firm favourites for families and couples alike. Rathlin is Northern Ireland's only permanently inhabited offshore island, and sits like a stepping stone in the Sea of Moyle. Situated off the North coast of County Antrim Northern Ireland, its closest Scottish neighbours are Jura, Islay and the Mull of Kintyre.
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast inclusive
  • stones-thro from Beach
  • Fishing
  • Wildlife
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Full cooked Breakfast
  • En-suite room
  • Free Kayak
  • Walking
Check Prices and Availability
Junior Suite-Ensuite with ShowerJunior Suite-Ensuite with Shower
from£90.00
Double-Shared BathroomDouble-Shared Bathroom
from£80.00
Double or Twin-Shared BathroomDouble or Twin-Shared Bathroom
from£80.00
Guest Reviews
Guest reviews for Arkell House Bed and Breakfast, Rathlin Island are provided by real guests who have actually stayed at the property.
Rooms:
4.7
Value:
4.8
Friendliness:
5.0
Cleanliness:
5.0
Facilities:
4.7
Staff service:
5.0
Location:
4.8
Breakfast:
4.7
Guest Rating: 4.8
See all 6 reviews
Andy
Mature Couple
Stayed: Jul '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"We were treated like valued members of the family"
The accommodation and food were excellent but what really stands out are the owners. They are friendly and helpful in equal measure, and made is feel utterly at home.… Read more
"We were treated like valued members of the family"
The accommodation and food were excellent but what really stands out are the owners. They are friendly and helpful in equal measure, and made is feel utterly at home. Read less
Likes:
Everything including the great selection of books in our room.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Arkell House Bed and Breakfast, Rathlin Island
Michael
Group of Adults
Stayed: Jun '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
4
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Unexpected "Surprise & Delight" festures."
The main purpose of our visit was to let our friends experience Rathlin Island for the first time.… Read more
"Unexpected "Surprise & Delight" festures."
The main purpose of our visit was to let our friends experience Rathlin Island for the first time. Read less
Likes:
Transport to/from Ballycastle on our host's RIB, fresh sandwiches upon arrival, free use of car, & a superb evening meal. The perfect, caring, friendly & welcoming hosts.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Arkell House Bed and Breakfast, Rathlin Island
Lynn
Mature Couple
Stayed: May '16
5
Would recommend to others.
Rooms:
5
Value:
5
Friendliness:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Facilities:
5
Staff service:
5
Location
5
Breakfast:
5
"Room with a view"
Walking up a spiral staircase brought us up to our room, a beautifully furnished room with a view over the harbour. Over to see and photograph wildlife and Alan was able to point us in the right direc… Read more
"Room with a view"
Walking up a spiral staircase brought us up to our room, a beautifully furnished room with a view over the harbour. Over to see and photograph wildlife and Alan was able to point us in the right direction. Breakfast was a pleasure with poached duck eggs being the highlight of a well cooked meal that set us up for the rest of the day. Both our hosts were friendly and we were made very comfortable. Wonderful place to stay. Read less
Likes:
Everything.
Dislikes:
None
Guest Review for Arkell House Bed and Breakfast, Rathlin Island
More Information
3 Stars Self Assessed Guest House
Parking
On-site parking, Free parking
Types of Payment Accepted at Arkell House Bed and Breakfast
Cash (Sterling), Cash (Euro), Credit card, Debit card, Cheque
Payment Cards accepted at the property
American Express Master Card Maestro Visa Visa Electron 
Check-in: 10:00 AM till 9:30 PM
Early check-in available on request.
Check-out: 12:00 PM
Late check-out available on request
Policies
Children Policy: Children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pet Policy: Other small pets
Cancellation Policy
Booking Terms and Conditions
Accessibility
Languages Spoken
Arabic
English
French
Rathlin is a busy and vibrant place which attracts thousands of visitors every year. There, all your senses are stimulated by the sea and you are left in no doubt that you are on an island.

We offer you the luxury of staying In a Bed and breakfast basis in Arkell House. This beautiful house is right on the water’s edge and has a fantastic suite on the top floor where you can spoil yourself or someone else! The rooms are comfortable and beautifully furnished with antiques and soft furnishings galore. Children and small dogs are welcome

We have equipped the bed and breakfast with couples and with children in mind and there are plenty of books and games should the weather disappoint. As a family you can explore the beach and check out the many rock pools that litter the coast of the island. You can discover the many sea creatures that inhabit the diverse pools. Then gather your beach paraphernalia- think buckets and spades, water wings and fishing nets....the list goes on. We can pack you a picnic hamper and you head to the beach or the many remote areas of the island for hours of relaxation.

We can also offer guests the chance to arrive on the island in style and comfort Rathlin cottages has a commercially coded passenger boat named Alhamdulillah which can be utilised for private guest transfers at the coast of 10 pounds per person return (child discounts apply). You can arrive directly to the island or ( weather permitting) a detour can be made to the Rue point where the seals can be closely observed

Those of you staying without children can spend days relaxing or walking hand in hand along the many quiet roadways and paths.

We can offer discounts of the normal season rate if there you are staying for two nights or more.

PLEASE NOTE: Small pets are allowed by prior arrangement.
Environmental Statement
Pets are allowed by prior arrangement.
Style of property
Comfortable, Contemporary/Modern, Homely, Unique
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