Northern Ireland, Antrim (Belfast), Bushmills - Cottage

ERNE COTTAGE: High specification cottage in Bushmills

    Property Features
  • Cottage
  • Sleeps 6
  • Self-catering
  • 3 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
  • Private garden
  • Secure parking
  • BBQ
  • TV
  • Beach within 15 minute walk
  • Golf course 15 minute walk
  • Property in the countryside
  • A car is recommended
    Holiday Theme
  • Beach holiday
  • Tourist attractions
  • Golf
  • Child friendly
  • Pets welcome
  • Suitable for elderly
  • Low allergen property
  • Long term renters
  • Short term renters

ERNE COTTAGE description

Pictureseque coastal scenery, 2 miles from Giants Causeway world heritage centre

20 metres from Bushmills Distillery, 1 mile from Dunluce Castle

Beaches, 1 mile from Port Ballintrae Atlantic ocean and sandy beaches, 2 miles from White Rocks

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 Giantís 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.

The cottage has been recently decorated to a high specification. 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.

There is a brand new washing machine, tumble drier, flatscreen TV with 30 digital channels, DVD player, kitchen, bedroom and garden furniture.

Activities & Places of interest in Bushmills
5 Golf courses within 4 miles, 1 within 0.5 miles
Giants Causeway 2 miles away, train goes regularly
Bushmills Distillery 30 metres away
Dunluce Castle 2 miles awat
Port Ballintrae Beach 1 miles away

Photos of the holiday Cottage

ERNE COTTAGE - Bushmills Distillery
Bushmills Distillery
ERNE COTTAGE - Dunluce Castle
Dunluce Castle
ERNE COTTAGE - Bushmills Strand
Bushmills Strand
ERNE COTTAGE - White Rocks Beach
White Rocks Beach
ERNE COTTAGE - Carrick-a-rede bridge
Carrick-a-rede bridge
ERNE COTTAGE - White Rocks Beach
White Rocks Beach
River Bush
River Bush
ERNE COTTAGE - Bushmills War Memorial
Bushmills War Memorial
River Bush

The Bushmills - Antrim (Belfast) region

Northern Irelandís 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.

Weathered formations have created circular structures round a core of basalt which are known locally as "giant's eyes". Some other formations with popular names are the Chimney Stacks, The Harp, The Organ and the Camel's Hump.

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.

Visitor facilities for The Giant's Causeway include a shop providing refreshments and souvenirs. Guided tours of the Causeway are available by arrangement for groups of more than 15 people, and there is access for visitors with disability. The area is suitable for picnics, cliff and country walks, and dogs are welcome on leads.

Dunluce Castle is sited dramatically close to the edge of a headland, along the North Antrim coast. Surrounded by jaw dropping coastal scenery, this medieval castle stands where an early Irish fort was once built and where its history can be traced back to early Christians and Vikings. Visit and take a peek at medieval Irish life!

Dunluce Castle has a rich and varied history, connected with such names as Richard de Burgh, Sorley Boy MacDonnell, and Sir John Perrott, running up to its last occupant, Randall MacDonnell - the second Earl of Antrim.Other properties connected with Dunluce include Ballymagarry House and Glenarm Castle.

A village that once surrounded the castle was destroyed by fire during 1641, but some archaelogical remnants of walls remain. Also nearby are the ancient church ruins of St. Cuthbert's, and the site was witness to the sinking of the colony ship the Exmouth, bound for Quebec, which broke up on rocks off Islay with 240 deaths in 1857.

Recently awarded with the prestigious 2011 Blue Flag Award, Portrush Whiterocks Beach has become a favourite with locals and a must see destination for International visitors.

The limestone cliffs of the White Rocks stretch from Curran Strand to Dunluce Castle. These soft, sedimentary rocks have been carved through centuries into a labyrinth of caves and arches. Shelaghís Head, the Wishing Arch, Elephant Rock and the Lionís Paw are headlands of distinguishable forms which rise out of the ocean. Under the road, there are cavernous caves, accessible only from the sea, home to seabirds and a hunting ground for hawks.

On the main coast road, you will find pull-in areas and a large car park where you can take in the incredible views of the headlands to the Giantís Causeway and back to Portrush and Donegal. Along the beach, there are grassy knolls with sea views and ideal for picnics.

The beach attracts water sports enthusiasts, as regular surfers and body boarders can be seen in the surf, and there are many shops and services nearby that can organize the hire of such equipment. There are many accommodation providers in the nearby area, ranging from caravans to luxury self catering homes. Click here for our accommodation finder.

Car parking and toilet facilities are also located close to the beach.

Activities and places of interest in Antrim (Belfast), Bushmills

Bird watching, Jet skiing, Surfing, Cycling, Mountain biking, Swimming, Windsurfing, Fishing, Freshwater fishing, Hiking, Shopping, Walking, Hunting, Water skiing, Diving, Snorkeling
Local attractions
Forest, Botanical gardens, Scenic drive, Church, Restaurant, Cinema, Library, Playground

Spa nearby, Gym nearby, Laundromat nearby
  • Beach within 15 minute walk
  • Golf course 15 minute walk
  • Property in the countryside
  • Located in a village
Holiday theme
Beach holiday, Tourist attractions, Golf

Rental features

Property type
Floor space
1200ft2 (Approximately)
Cottage sleeps 6 people
Suitable for children, Pets welcome, Suitable for the elderly or infirm, Low allergen property, Long term renters welcome, Short term renters welcome

3 bedrooms, 2 double beds, 2 single beds

2 double rooms
1 twin room


1 bathroom (0 of which are ensuite), bath with shower, shower enclosure


Seating for 6 people


Seating for 6 people

Dining room

Seating for 6 people

Interior features

TV, DVD Player
General facilities
Linen provided, Towels provided, Central Heating, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Utensils, Kettle, Toaster, Iron & board

Exterior features

Exterior facilities
Secure parking, Garden (private), BBQ, Garden table & chairs

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Rental Rates

 Rental prices are quoted in £ (GBP)
 Weekly rate
Week night
Weekend rate
Minimum stay
10 Aug 11
01 Oct 21

Notes to rental charges: £300/week
£250 for week-end or short breaks

Note: Prices may change subject to property advertiser's discretion. Exchange rate conversion provided for convenience only, property advertiser reserves right to accept payment in currencies of choice

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