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Extremely light and airy

Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Car not necessary
  • Nearest beach 6km

The Place Above is a newly constructed NITB 4 star first floor apartment in the grounds of our own house on the Antrim Coast and a short distance from the Giant's Causeway, Ireland's only World Heritage Site. It is beautifully designed and decorated and has all modern amenities. It is situated in beautiful countryside in the middle of the Causeway Coastal Route, making it an ideal base for touring. It is only a short drive to the many activities and attractions the Causeway Coast has to offer, including 7 Golf Courses, the NW200 International Motor Cycle Track, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Old Bushmills Distillery (the oldest licensed distillery in the world), Dunluce Castle and more.


There are some beautiful sandy beaches and great places to surf, walk and cycle and the Causeway Coastal Route is absolutely stunning. If you would like to jump on a boat and do some fishing, then we can arrange this for you. We can also arrange private tours around the area from one of our local guides.

Great public transport for those wishing visit without a car and lovely places to eat, drink and be entertained.

Visitors can enjoy:

A very large open garden.

South facing decking complete with table, chairs, parasol and a modern gas barbeque for the whole family to enjoy.

Your own computer and broadband WiFi access to suit business or leisure travellers.

A fully fitted kitchen with hob, oven, washer/dryer, microwave and all crockery and cooking utensils.

Flat screen television including DVD and CD player.

Shower and bath.

Cot and high chair provided on request.

Totally secure parking available on-site.

Welcome pack includes tea, coffee, sugar, milk, butter and a freshly home-baked Irish wheaten loaf, perfect for visitors seeking the traditional Irish experience. We also include wine as an extra welcome gift.

Should you require any further information please don't hesitate to contact us. We hope to see you soon!

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Port Ballintrae 6 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Ballymoney Train Station 8 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The County Antrim region

Northern Ireland's Causeway Coast & Glens is an area whose breathtaking and rugged coastline merges into the romantic landscape of its deep silent glens and lush forest parks. The wonders don't stop there as the region has been made famous by the Causeway Coastal Route which is seen as 'One of the World's Great Road Journeys' and one of the most outstanding scenic touring drives in the world.

The route is an odyssey of astonishing natural landscapes, from patchwork hills, mountain streams and waterfalls to a dazzling coastal road with majestic cliffs, golden sands and the unique glory that is the Giant's Causeway where 40,000 mainly six-sided basalt columns creat an eerie landscape jutting into the ocean.

This is the place to indulge your taste for adventure. If it's an adrenalin-rush you're after, what about scuba-diving onto the wrecks that litter our coastline; reaching the dizzy heights by gliding in the rolling thermal currents over Magilligan; riding the rolling waves as they come off the Atlantic . . . or stepping out onto the infamous rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede for a death-defying (and wobbling!) walk between the safety of the shoreline cliff and a nearby island?

The choice is yours - and there are hundreds of choices to make.

You don't have to be 'Action Man' to get active in the Causeway Coast and Glens. Activity options encompass everything from art to hovercrafting . . . and a whole lot in between. Whether you plan to polish your perfomance or try your hand at something new, there's bound to be an activity here that's perfect for you.


The local Bushmills area is the very central point for all the north coast has to offer.

In addition Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at Ireland's oldest working distillery, situated on the Causeway Coast. Watch whiskey making take place, and enjoy a wee taster too, as the secrets of 400 years of distilling at the home of Irish whiskey is unlocked.

Take a truly heritage experience travelling on a steam locomotive along a magnificent coastal stretch of line between Bushmills and the World Heritage Site at the Giant's Causeway.

A 15 minutes drive provides access to 6 beautiful beaches as well as many of the major activity and heritage attractions the coast has to offer.

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Review 1-10 of 11

27 Mar 2014


"Excellent location, spacious apartment and wonderful owner."

We stayed at the property with our 2 children for 3 nights in March 2014.The apartment is located in a very peaceful location and in a easy reach for all the main tourist attractions in the locality.T… More

4 Oct 2013


"Good Countryside location"

Situated in the countryside this apartment provided everything we needed, it was clean and warm and had added extras such as televisions in bedrooms and a computer for guests to use.… More

10 Sep 2013


"Great Location - Spacious Modern Accommodation!"

Easy to find from directions. The first floor accommodation is well fitted with all the latest mod cons and offers plenty of space to relax for couples or families. The location is superb for visiti… More

6 Sep 2013


"One word...."AWESOME""

We were a group of 5 students from scotland, who were looking for the perfect break after the end of semester. The place above gave us what we needed. Situated in a calm noiseless locality, we fell in… More

28 Aug 2013


"Excellent Location To Explore The Causeway & Beyond!"

If you want modern clean spacious accommodation with all the mod cons - this place has it in abundance. The open plan kitchen/living area provided flexible space for our family of 5 to relax and eat,… More

27 Jul 2013


"An excellent 2nd visit"

We stayed for 2 nights over the july bank holidays, having stayed before we knew the place was nice, but this time the weather matched the apartment.Geoff was a proper gent and made us feel welcome wh… More

8 Jul 2013


"Superb find"

Brilliant apartment, in a quiet and peaceful location, yet less than 5mins from nearby Bushmills. Convenient location for other attractions such as golf, beaches etc.

Very friendly and accommodating owner, would recommend to all.

21 Jun 2013


"A real find"

Having spent week here in June 2013, we thought the Place Above was a bit of a find. It's in a beautiful, quiet, rural location with lovely views but in easy reach of The Causeway Coast.

The apartment was light and airy, with everything we needed. Lovely décor and soft furnishings, lots of room, free WiFi, decent TV(s) and a very friendly welcome from Geoff. Highly recommended.

9 Jun 2013


"Fabulous rental, excellent location, wonderful host"

The loft apartment is very spacious and lovely. The kitchen is well appointed and has everything you need including a washer dryer. The bedrooms were very comfortable. The bathroom had both a tub and a shower with little extras like a candle and bubble bath. Wifi was available including a computer. The owner, Geoff, checked in with us every day to make sure we had everything we needed and offered suggestions on things to do and restaurants to try. We have stayed in many rental apartments while traveling and this is one of the best. We would highly recommend this rental.

21 May 2013


"Perfect base for the Causeway Coast"

Having used 'The Place Above' as a base for the NW200 motorcycle races for the last two years I can be perfectly honest when I say I have returned and will do so again. The apartment is located just a few miles out from Bushmills in a perfectly scenic rural location.

The apartment is a new build offering two bedrooms and sleeping up to six. It is well finished and well appointed. The perfect family base offering a home from home while you explore the glorious coastal treasures, play on the championship golf courses or just chillax. Being on the first floor, access is via a short staircase so not suited to wheelchair users, but in general the apartment and the grounds are well maintained and afford easy access from vehicle to apartment or garden for those with limited mobility.

We have stayed twice for the NW200 (a week each time) and explored the province with this as our base. Easy and quick access to the road races via Bush Mills or into Coleraine avoids closed roads and when not racing the coast is a few miles away to explore, offering some spectacular scenery and driving from Belfast right round to Derry. However the Giants Causeway, Dunluce castle and the Rope Bridge are right on the doorstep not to mention the oldest distillery in the world right in Bush Mills (sadly no longer still in production but a tipple can still be had). The golf course at Port Rush is just a few miles away and hosted the 2012 Masters and many other courses are within easy reach.

I will also point out that free wifi access is provided and a PC is available in the apartment so you can keep up to date with all your tweets, likes and pokes or update your mobile aps without incurring a huge bill while away.

Even with our motorcycles we were received warmly and I can say that Geoff and Lynda have always been the perfect hosts and ensured we had everything we required to make our stays just so. And if needed they are just next door to ensure you are looked after.

I will go back and so will my friends.

Review 1-10 of 11

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