Old Coastguards, Alum Bay
Living area & Kitchen
Feature fireplace in living area
Living room
Traditional kitchen with doors onto Garden
Dining room through to Kitchen
Dining area
Old Coastguards, Alum Bay
Rear living room with Sofabed
Surrounded by unspoilt countryside
Garden backs onto farmland
Private sauna for guests use
Views from the Garden down towards the nearby coast
Roll top bath in family bathroom
Separate Sauna
Family bathroom
Master bedroom
Views of surrounding countryside
BBQ area
Single bedroom

Old Coastguards


Alum Bay / Sleeps 5 + cot*

7 Nights from £460 - £1030

Where to start in describing Old Coastguards? Our highlights are the tremendous views, log burning sauna with external heated shower, and roll-top bath, not to mention luxurious furnishings and wooden and stone floors throughout. Breathtaking! Wander through the open plan sitting, kitchen and dining areas and marvel in the air of calm evoked by the neutral decor. A dishwasher is provided but the charm of the Belfast sink might persuade you to don your marigolds, especially with the view outside taking your mind off of daily humdrum chores. Walks to Alum Bay are close by, or you may prefer to just rest your legs at 'The Lookout' a separate building in the grounds of the cottage which offers additional living space, and sitting-area made just for two (summer only).

For a spot of well-earned relaxation, the sauna beckons, there's even a porthole window offering views of Tennyson Monument. Or if that's altogether too hot a choice on a summer's evening, why not marvel at the stunning countryside surrounding you. Old Coastguards can be found on the western side of the island and is one third of what was originally a five cottage coastguard's residence. Of course it's changed beyond all recognition from its beginnings in 1850 and is now a superb renovation providing all the comforts befitting a holiday home.

Ground Floor

Sitting-room 1 with TV

Kitchen/Dining-room with gas range cooker, microwave, fridge and dishwasher

Sitting-room 2 with sofa bed (creates two single beds)

Bedroom 1 with double bed (5')

Bedroom 2 with single bed

Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin

Outside Access to

Utility-room with fridge and washing machine/drier


External heated shower

*A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.


  • Dogs welcome (1 only)
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub .5 miles
  • Patio furniture and barbecue
  • Full gas-fired CH