This fantastic little place, just a couple of miles from the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, was built in the mid-1700s and still retains a traditional feel. Beds are wrought-iron framed; one is a four-poster, while the others have canopies. Heavy silk fabrics lift the design of the room. Views of the well-tended garden are sweet, but ask for a room overlooking the sea if you want a spectacular vista to wake up to. Bob and Siobhan Isles are genuinely warm people; the fact that they’ve won awards for their hospitality comes as no surprise whatsoever. Breakfasts are delicious—the full Ulster fry is the specialty, of course, but Bob also takes care of his vegetarian guests (he is one himself). What a lovely, idyllic find along the Antrim coast road.