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Luxury Ballycastle eco-hotel opens for business

The family behind The Salthouse
The family behind The Salthouse

The Salthouse, a luxury 24 bedroom, eco hotel in Ballycastle with breath-taking views of the wild Atlantic Ocean is open for business ahead of the 148th Open Championship.

Run by husband and wife team Nigel and Joann McGarrity and their son and daughter, Carl and Emma McGarrity, The Salthouse is one of the most sustainable and "smartest" hotels in Ireland and Europe.

The Salthouse is open for business ahead of the 148th Open Championship
The Salthouse is open for business ahead of the 148th Open Championship

Nigel McGarrity from The Salthouse said: “We are thrilled that The Salthouse is now open for business. We're looking forward to welcoming a wide range of visitors from across Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Great Britain, Europe and USA.

"In total, £5million has been invested to create a unique luxurious, exclusive eco-hotel set in a beautifully landscaped site, with seven self-catering chalets sharing the breath-taking setting.

"An onsite wind turbine and solar panels have been integrated into the design and the energy that they generate will power the hotel. We are beyond carbon neutral. We also have a 'no single use' plastics policy and the water that services The Salthouse is from its very own borehole," he said.

The firm has invested in creating rooms that integrate state of the art technology. They have smart technology meaning guests have total control of important features such as lighting, heating and entertainment.

Property developer and partner, Denis McHenry, said The Salthouse will bring economic benefits to the Co Antrim town.

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“With tourist numbers on the rise in the area, The Salthouse hotel makes perfect sense and we’re confident it will bring major benefits both to visitors and the local community, alike. We would also like to thank Invest NI for their support.

“A number of experts collaborated on the design and during the construction phase. 50 skilled craftspeople worked full-time to ensure the end result was a sustainable hotel complex. Eco-friendly hotels are all about style, luxury and an authentic escape. Embracing sustainability at every level, this build took green to the next level, from the structural build to the water that guests will consume.

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