Erne cottage is a luxury cottage adjacent to the Old Bushmills distillery (30 meters or 1 minute walk) with shops and supermarkets nearby (20 meters or 1-2 minutes walk). There is a train which goes to the Giant's Causeway from Bushmills, or there is a scenic path, it is a 2-3 mile walk. Dunluce castle is about 1-2 miles away. 1 mile to the sandy beach of Port Ballintrae and 3 miles to the White Rocks, lifeguard beaches.
There are 3 bedrooms with 2 double beds and 2 single beds. There is a spacious lounge, kitchen and garden with tarmac parking space for 4 cars.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Port Ballintrae 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Antrim International 60 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Access||Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
Area of outstanding natural beauty- Giants causeway only 5 minutes drive or 30 minutes walk.
Dunluce Historic Castle - only 5 minutes drive or 30 minutes walk.
5 miles to Coleraine town with all high street shops, supermarkets, cinemas, swimming pools etc
6 miles to Portrush coastal town with shops, amusements, water world swimming pool
Bushmills Distillery- 50 metres away.
Beaches- 1 mile from Port Ballintrae beach, 2 miles from liefguaded While Rocks beach
5 Golf courses and clubs nearby including Royal Portrush
Giants Causeway Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Giant's Causeway, renowned for its polygonal columns of layered basalt, is the only World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland. Resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago, this is the focal point of a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and has attracted visitors for centuries. It harbours a wealth of local and natural history.
The formation of the Giant's Causeway was due to intense volcanic activity. Lava welling up through fissures in the chalk bed formed a "lava plateau". Three periods of volcanic activity gave rise to the Lower, Middle and Upper Basalts, and it's the Middle Basalt rock which forms the famous amphitheatres of hexagonal columns in the Causeway.
Sea birds can be seen off the coast around the Causeway, with species such as fulmar, petrel, cormorant, shag, redshank guillemot and razorbill being frequently observed. Rare and unusual plant species including sea spleenwort, hare's foot trefoil, vernal squill, sea fescue and frog orchid can be found on the cliffs and nearby rock formations.
Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made at Ireland’s oldest working distillery in County Antrim, Northern Ireland. The brand portfolio includes five award-winning whiskeys: Bushmills, Black Bush, Bushmills 10 year Malt, 16 year Malt and 21 year Malt. Bushmills is the only distillery in Ireland to make triple-distilled malt whiskey. This is at the heart of all Bushmills whiskeys and creates a unique combination of smoothness and richness.
In 2008 Bushmills celebrated the 400th anniversary of the original licence to distil whiskey granted to the Bushmills area in 1608. The distillery marked the occasion with the release of a limited edition Irish whiskey of exceptional smoothness, Bushmills 1608. Bushmills Irish Whiskey is owned by Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business. With its global vision, and local marketing focus, Diageo brings to consumers an outstanding collection of beverage alcohol brands across the spirits, wine and beer.
Dunluce Castle is located dramatically close to a headland that plunges straight into the sea, along the North Antrim coast. There is archaeological evidence of a village that surrounded the castle which was destroyed by fire in 1641. The site was also witness to the sinking of a colony ship that broke up on the rocks off Islay in 1857 with the loss of 240 lives.
The 17th Century mainland courtyard, containing domestic buildings, leads downhill to a narrow crossing to the rock, formerly protected by a drawbridge to the gatehouse. The buildings on the rock are 116th and 17th Century.