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The Boutique Bothy – Home 174624 Apartment

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Boutique Bothy – Home 174624

  • Apartment
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  • 2 nights min stay

Excellent Excellent – based on 63 reviews

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Apartment / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner


# If you're fond of sand dunes and salty air, quaint little villages here and there.# (Groove Armada, At the River, 1999. Repeat several times)

If you are GAME OF THRONES fans. Check out all the film locations, literally on your doorstep.

The Boutique Bothy - 11 The Bay Apartments - Cushendun - County Antrim - Northern Ireland


boutique:/bu?tik/ [boo-teek]

Noun - any small, exclusive business offering high end, customised service. Adjective - characteristic of a small, exclusive producer, business or service.

bothy:?b??i/ [both-ee]

noun - a hut or small cottage, a farm worker's summer quarters, a mountain shelter.

Boutique urban chic in an Irish seaside village of outstanding natural beauty. Throw away the chintz, fire up the iPod, kick back with a Sailor Jerry and Ginger, throw open the balcony windows and watch the tide come and go. You might even get treated to a sea spray.

And the speed of the tide is the speed of just about everything while staying in The Boutique Bothy in Cushendun. This is the perfect bolthole from which to do as much or as little as you wish. Tackle the many walks or cycle rides over one of the nine Glens of Antrim or watch others attempt the far top road to Murlough Bay through your binoculars while reclining from the comfort of your dramatic vantage point.

But take care. You feel as though you are toppling into the sea as you look over Cushendun the quaint National Trust village with its authentic turn of the century Cornish (you have to find out the connection) thatched cottages.

And what a view. Swathes of golden sand, a pretty fishing village, ancient castles, the timeless River Dun and a tiny story book harbour. All assembled under your nose while the glorious backdrop of the fields of a far glen demands your attention.

No this isn't the Lakes or the Med. It's the Antrim Coast in Northern Ireland, the UK's most under-rated coast. And this boutique seaside apartment is hardly a bothy either but you get the point. Turning away from the view you are invited to get comfy in a two bedroom, two bathroom den with all the cool contemporary features you might expect in a top city hotel. Wi-fi, iPod docking station, a muscular Denon music system and for once, a kitchen stocked with all the equipment and back up ingredients that Jamie Oliver would expect. So not just salt, pepper and sugar. It's got the lot right down to the toasted sesame oil, the organic stock cubes and the smoked Maldon sea salt. And later as you slide into cool Egyptian cotton sheets you relax as all your needs and more have been met.

There's plenty for kids here too. The beach is yards away and round the corner are the famous caves of Cushendun which have enthralled youngsters for generations. And they never forget their first mackerel caught at the mouth of the Dun river or the body boarding in the bay. (Wet suits provided for all ages.)

The nearby Causeway coast offers the World Heritage Site of the Giant's Causeway, the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge and the beautiful coastal villages of Ballycastle, Balintoy and the glorious White Sands bay.

Nearer to home we have Randal's Rope Works Bar right next door and a pint of the black stuff sitting outside on the harbour as the sun goes over the Glen is a magic moment of awe and wonder. In the village there is also a small cafe and Mary McBride's pub, once the smallest bar in the whole of Ireland. And as for the weather? There is no bad weather in Ireland. Only inappropriate clothing.

And if it does rain there's always The Great Indoors and the bitterweet comforts of peat smoke, whiskey and traditional Irish music. Sláinte.

By the way, did I mention the view?

PS: Welcome Pack. Arrive to a complimentary bundle of starter groceries. Expect a bottle of wine, milk, wheaten bread, fruit, jam and a warm local welcome from Bridget, your point of contact during your stay.

Further details

The apartment is on the second floor with about 40 stairs to climb.

Duty of Care

Please kindly note that The Bay Apartments is also a partly residential community and so great care should be exercised to avoid any behaviours which would contravene the agreements in place or which would spoil the peace and enjoyment of our neighbours. In particular, guests should observe the following conditions:

1. Nothing should be left in the common parts of the development which would obstruct the common passages such as stairwells, pathways, driveways, parking areas and lobbies.

2. Not between the hours of 11.00 pm and 9.00 am to create any noise or allow any noise of a musical instrument or music system so as to cause annoyance to the owners or occupiers of adjoining apartments. This means no parties.

3. Not to hang or expose any clothes or other articles outside the apartment.

4. Not to smoke inside the building or to leave cigarette ends on the ground in any of the external common areas.

Many thanks for observing these conditions.

Further details indoors

Welcome Pack. Arrive to a complimentary bundle of starter groceries. Expect a bottle of wine, milk, wheaten bread, fruit, jam and a warm local welcome from Bridget, your point of contact during your stay.

TWO FAMILIES? Get in touch if you want to holiday with friends in a larger group. I can contact another nearby luxury apartment to check for availability so that you can holiday virtually together.

A comprehensive, alphabetical user guide is available by email on request from the owner.
Complementary WIFI
i Pod docking station
Well equipped kitchen and well stocked pantry
8 wet-suits sized from small child to adult
Maps and walking guides
DVD library
Music library and collection
Basic fishing and crabbing equipment provided.

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom, 1 En suite


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

You can contact Paul, the owner by email of through TA messaging. Bridget is on hand for any queries. There is a comprehensive, alphabetical apartment, neighbourhood and locality User Guide available upon request to Paul Sports Water sports, Horse riding, Waterpark, Fishing Great for Walking holidays, Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

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About the owner

Paul D.
Average reply time:
1 hour 43 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
12 Jun 2019
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

This Apartment has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 11 Jul 2011. Located in County Antrim, it has 63 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £573 to £630.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 12 Jun 2019.


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Guest reviews

63 reviews

Very Good

“Fantastic views”

Reviewed 7 May 2019

Great situation overlooking the bay at Cushendun. The accommodation was all we wanted, comfortable and spacious for our party of two couples. The weather was good during our stay and we found Cushendun a good base for travelling to plenty of interesting places nearby as well as great walks around the bay. Only minor thing was that there were more steps to reach the apartment than I had realised but as we were all fit that wasn’t a problem. The advantage of being at the top though is the great view!

“Modern, beautifully decorated, homely apartment, with many extras supplied”

Reviewed 11 Sep 2018

The comfortable upper floor apartment had great views, of pretty Cushendun beach, and I loved walking the deserted beach in early morning. Bridget who brought our key was very friendly, helpful, and flexible. Lovely decor, very clean with really comfortable beds. I highly recommend this apartment. Just be aware there is a spiral staircase to climb, so you need to be fit, and not have too much luggage (unlike us!)

“Location Location Location”

Reviewed 3 Aug 2013

Fab flat in fab location. Wonderful peaceful location within great scenery. The views were changing all the time with the changing light. Everything you need in the flat a short walk to beach, pub ,and shop. Great exercise walking up and down the stairs, sorted my dodgy knee out no problem. Handy for all the sights of Antrim all the way over to Derry/Londonderry as a day out. Had a great holiday even enjoyed people watching from the French window. Would recommend this to all but the physically challenged, the stairs would be a problem for them.

Owner's reply: Great to hear that you had such a wonderful time. Couldn't agree more with your descriptions of the flat and the surroundings. Many thanks. Paul and Mary

“Splendid appartment, great views”

Reviewed 19 Mar 2013

A lovelly appartment very well furnished and equiped with spectacular views. The village has a post office which caters for all the essentials of life and the pub serves an excellent Guiness. Local scenery is fantastic and with much appeal to any geologists. Great place

Owner's reply: Many thanks for taking the time to share your happy experiences of the Boutique Bothy. You have managed to hit the nail on the head of it. Paul and Mary

“A great apartment in beautiful surroundings”

Reviewed 11 Mar 2013

This apartment was all that was advertised and more. The view over the bay is beautiful and the scenery in the surrounding area is stunning with many beautiful walks. Bridget was warm and welcoming. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing break.

Owner's reply: Thank you very much for your review. We're glad you enjoyed the apartment, the view and the beautiful surrounding countryside and beach etc. Come back soon Paul and Mary

“Excellent accommodation in great location”

Reviewed 30 Nov 2012

Excellent accommodation in great location. Great views over the bay. Suitable base for exploring Giants' Causeway, Belfast, Glens of Antrim.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for taking the time to share your enjoyment of the Boutique Bothy. Please get in touch if you wish to stay again. Paul and Mary

“it's what we've been searching for”

Reviewed 31 Oct 2012

We absolutely loved the apartment, spend most of the time smiling! We're already checking dates to come back to this little patch of Heaven. We just relaxed and enjoyed the views and from the apartment we were able to tour around the north coast and then sadly back home to the real world. It's exactly what we have been searching for and we will be back.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for taking the time to share your enjoyment of the Boutique Bothy. Please get in touch if you wish to stay again. Paul and Mary

“A gem of an apartment with a captivating sea view.”

Reviewed 28 Oct 2012

A very well furnished - in the broad sense - apartment, which felt like being at home rather than in a letting. Everything worked! Bridget was very welcoming and made check in and out both pleasant and simple. Cushendun itself is a delight. Despite its stunning setting, there were no crowds while we were there so we were able to find the tranquility we'd hoped for. The views (they change with the weather and the tides) of the bay from the apartment are marvellous. We would go again.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for taking the time to share your enjoyment of the Boutique Bothy. Please get in touch if you wish to stay again. Paul and Mary

“Excellent place, enjoyable fortnight”

Reviewed 19 Jul 2012

Lovely little 2 bed flat in the picturesque village of Cushendun. Apartment is modern and well equipped, wifi, tv, wooden floors and well fitted kitchen. Beautifully located close to the village shops, beach and pub, the apartment is on the 3rd floor, giving excellent views over the harbor. Will definitely visit use the area again and highly recommend the apartment, even comes with friendly neighborhood goat and swans.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for taking the time to share your enjoyment of the Boutique Bothy. Please get in touch if you wish to stay again. Paul and Mary

“Fab and comfortable with great views”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2012

We really enjoyed our stay in this property as it was stylish but homely with comfortable furniture, a well-equipped kitchen, good beds, broadband and iPod player. The views across the bay were fantastic and with the veranda doors open we could listen to the sea lapping the shore. Situated in a National Trust village by the sea what more could you want. The Antrim coastline is wonderful. The village pub was friendly and did nice, reasonably priced food. The only thing to point out it is three flights up and may not suit anyone who might struggle with the stairs.

Owner's reply: Many thanks for taking the time to share your enjoyment of the Boutique Bothy. Please get in touch if you wish to stay again. Paul and Mary

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How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Paul (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

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If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Paul the owner's contact details or send them a message.

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If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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How do I edit my booking?

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If Paul (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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