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The Boutique Bothy

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum
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# 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 Definitions: 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 Gin...# 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 Definitions: 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.More
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About the Owner
Paul D
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:July 2011
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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
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Reviewed 7 May 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: May 2019
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Reviewed 11 September 2018

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Date of stay: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

Such a peaceful, delightful spot, Cushendun is truly a dream location. The row of gleaming white and cream modern apartment buildings sits just perfectly in the landscape. At the top sits the Boutique Bothy, giving a bird’s eye view of the bay, duck-filled harbour and...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank DublinFlyer
Frankyworthy, VR Owner at The Boutique Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2018

Many thanks for such a fantastic and detailed review. We’re very proud of the apartment and all that it offers and it’s nice to hear that it’s all so much appreciated. Come again any time!

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here. It was well equipped and in a fabulous location. The views were brilliant. Would recommend

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Emmajaneoops
Frankyworthy, VR Owner at The Boutique Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Many thanks for the lovely review Emma. So glad you enjoyed the apartment and all it has to offer.

Reviewed 13 July 2018

Bridget was amazing and the location incredible. The only thing I would change is if there was a hair dryer available - I couldn't find it!

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Tammy Jean M
Frankyworthy, VR Owner at The Boutique Bothy, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2018

Thanks Tammy. Glad you had such a nice time. By the way, the hairdryer is in the cupboard by the bed for next time.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Towels Provided
Ocean Views
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Water Park Nearby
Hairdryer
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Secure Parking
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Cooker
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Fishing Nearby
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
House Swap
Additional amenities & feature info
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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About the neighbourhood
Let me introduce you to Cushendun ... The picturesque village of Cushendun lies on the County Antrim coast at the mouth of the River Dun. Situated at the foot of Glendun, one of the famous nine Glens of Antrim, Cushendun makes a good base for exploring the surrounding coast and countryside. Much of the village was designed by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis (who famously created the Italianate fantasy village of Portmeirion in North Wales) between 1912 and 1925. Owned by the National Trust, Cushendun is characterised by quaint whitewashed Cornish-style cottages and boasts a long, unspoilt sandy beach and pretty harbour. A festival week takes place at the end of July. Surrounding the village, Glendun (meaning 'Brown Glen') is one of the most scenic of the nine glens, and is known a...
How to get there
Northern Ireland is well served by budget airlines such as Easyjet, BMI Baby and Flybe. Ferries sail from Liverpool to Belfast and Stranraer/Cairnryan in Scotland to Larne or Belfast. By Air Belfast City to Cushendun takes about 1' 15' by car: Take M2 north out of Belfast for 15 miles. At junction 1 take A26 towards Ballymena. Take M2 continuation/bypass round Ballymena. At junction 11 follow signs, then the A42 for Cushendall. As you approach Cushendall you will see signs for Cushendun. Belfast International to Cushendun takes 1' 5' by car: Head west on the A57 towards Antrim. At Chapel roundabout in Antrim take A26 towards Ballymena. At junction 11 follow signs, then the A42 for Cushendall. As you approach Cushendall you will see signs for Cushendun. City of Derry Airport to ...
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