The apartment is a 4 bedroom maisonette with a balcony offering stunning views of the North Channel, the Mull of Kintyre in Scotland and the rolling countryside stretching out towards Torr Head. The enchanting village of Cushendun is made up of charming whitewashed dwellings, a shop, a tea house and a pub all designed by the early 20th century architect Sir Clough William-Ellis.
Your lifestyle in Cushendun can be relaxing as you like. There are many leisure activities in the North Coast to appeal to all age groups from walks or drives along the Antrim coast road, one of the most spectacular coast roads in Europe to boating and golfing on the renowned courses of Ballycastle and the championship golf links of Royal Portrush. The quiet golden beach is ideal for small children with a modern play area just off it.
Irish traditional music can be found in the lively pubs of Cushendall just five miles up the coast. Restaurants are plentiful in Ballycastle, Cushendall and Portrush with bar food available in Cushendun.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Nearest beach||Cushendun 400 m|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport 50 km, Nearest railway: Ballymena 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (3), Single Beds (2), Cots available (2), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
This is a region steeped in history and legend. Dunluce Castle is over a 1000 years old and was the ancestral home of Sorley Boy MacDonnell who defended the North Coast against attack by the English army. Subsequently a number of Armada ships were wrecked nearby and their cannons salvaged for the castle.
The giant Finn McCool is reputed to have built the Giant Causeway as a stepping stone to Scotland which is just 12 miles away from this coast line. Nearby the Carick-a-rede rope bridge sways 25 metres above the treacherous rocks and is still used by salmon fisherman
Bushmills holds the distillery which has been producing whiskey for over 500 years.
The Antrim coast road was built to allow access to the Glens of Antrim which suffered badly in the Great potato famine of the 1840s.The road between Carnlough and Cushendall hugs the coast closer than any other in Europe.
Rathlin Island lies just off the coast and can be accessed by speedboat or ferry from Ballycastle. With just 100 inhabitants on the island there is a huge bird sanctuary on the western side of the island with puffins, gannets and peregrine falcons to be viewed from the lighthouse. Robert the Bruce sheltered here in a cave in 1306 and wrote his famous spider poem. A number of ships were wrecked here during the second world war and the war graves can be seen in the chapel and in Ballycastle.
The coast between Ballycastle and Cushendun by the scenic coastal route takes in the breathtakingly beautiful Murlough Bay where Roger Casement a famous Irish patriot and local of Ballycastle who was executed in 1916, requested to be buried.
The Antrim Coast has become renowned for attractions such as the golf courses of Ballycastle and the championship golf links at Royal Portrush, its golden beaches, surfing, jet skiing, superb bars and restaurants and of course its welcoming atmosphere.
Glenariff Forest park has a well planned walk way around a vast number of waterfalls. The longest walk is a three hour mountain trail.
There are festivals in Cushendun, Cushendall and Ballycastle throughout the summer.