About this listing
Our secluded property sits just 1km outside the charming village of Cushendall, overlooking the bay. The house retains many of its original features whilst being fully modernised.
Cushendall lies at the heart of the scenic Glens of Antrim, perfect for exploring the Causeway Coast & Game of Thrones locations.
We fully appreciate our property is slightly more expensive that others in the area but there's a reason. We believe you get what you pay for and know you won't be disappointed.
Whilst secluded and peaceful, the property is just a short walk from the village of Cushendall.
It has a private garden to the rear and shared grounds to the front.
We like to think of the property as being a home away from home and we ask that you treat it as respectfully as we do. It's our second home so we pay a great deal of attention to how it's furnished, cleaned and cared for. Our guests seem to appreciate it.
The house includes an extensive library and DVD collection.
This is not a house for those who want to be in the thick of it. It's quiet, rural and peaceful. It's perfectly located for those interested in walking, golfing, beaches, cycling, wildlife, nature and photography.
It is also close to a number of HBO Game of Thrones filming locations as well as the Causeway Coast tourist sites.
There are two play parks within a short walking distance. A 9 hole par 3 course is just 1km away.
Our property is one of four private houses created from the renovation of the original Moneyvart House, built in 1865.
It is very important to us that our neighbours' properties and privacy is respected at all times. The gardens immediately in front of each property are private to those houses.
The larger 'meadow' between the gardens and the boundary walls are shared but please respect the plantings, trees and fencing.
The areas around the cottages and the associated parking are also private.
The grounds are planted with mature trees, many hundreds of years old, as well as holly, honeysuckle, hydrangea, fuschia, ash, hawthorn, wild garlic and raspberries.
The surface in the meadow and planted grounds can be uneven and care should be taken to avoid injury.
Please respect all wildlife. It is not uncommon to see buzzards, Irish hare, red squirrel and rabbits in the area.
The property is set within a large area of agricultural land and it is imperative that guests do not venture into farmers private lands. There are plenty of public roads and pathways that provide for beautiful walks for the most laid back or those who wish to be challenged.
Local history can be experienced at the nearby Layde church ruins and graveyard, Oissian's Grave (megalithic tomb) or the Neolithic prometary fort on the top of Lurigeithan, the commanding mountain standing tall over the village of Cushendall.
2 Double Rooms (1 with King Size)
2 Triple Rooms.
Cot & travel cot. Changing mat and potty.
2 bathrooms, 1 ensuite with shower. Other has a bath and shower. 1 additional toilet cubicle. All showers pressurised with mains pressure.
1 main living area with open plan kitchen with four ring electric ceramic hob, electric van oven, dishwasher and fridge.
Utility Room inc washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge & (website hidden), DVD.
Oil fired central heating.
Not suitable for wheelchair access.
Porch to front with furniture.
Furniture in garden to rear.
Interaction with guests
We live about 40 mile away but we're available on the end of the phone if needed. In all our times renting we've only ever needed to attend to the property once for a minor problem and it was dealt with the same day.
Our wonderful neighbours are kind enough to watch the property and ensure you receive the keys.
The house is set within its own secluded grounds surrounded by wildlife, trees and wild flowers. It's not unusual to spot buzzards, bats, red squirrel and hares around the house and dolphins and seals in the local bay.
Cushendall is a 1 hr drive by car from Belfast or 45 mins drive from Belfast International Airport.
Please contact us to receive directions from where you are travelling from.
There is a limited bus service to Cushendall from Belfast
219 from Belfast Europa Bus Station to Ballymena then the 150 from Ballymena to Cushendall.
256 from Belfast Europa Bus Station to Larne then the 252 from Larne to Cushendall.
Journey times are between 2h and 2.5hrs.
The house is a 1.5km walk from the bus stop.
The area is perfect for cycling with a range of routes for the leisure, amateur and professional cyclist. The area served as part of the Giro D'Italia 2014.
Other things to note
9 hole par 3 golf course (1km)
18 hole links (25kms)
Hill walking & trekking
Beaches (stoney beach 1km, sandy beaches 3km)
Fishing (sea and fresh water)
Game of Thrones filming locations
Historic sites inc.
Giants Causeway (28miles)
Carrick-a-rede rope bridge
Layde Church and graveyard
Local services within 1.5km include:
Small supermarket (EuroSpar Inc. Post Office)
Tourist Information Office
Fast food takeaway & pizzeria
Off licence/wine store
No parties or stag/hen groups
Respect the neighbours
Park neatly in the space provided
A busy father of 4 young children. Ciaran works in a theatre in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
I am committed to providing an excellent standard of service and ensuring that your stay is as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.