It’s a comfortable room.
A worn leather sofa to flop down on and reacquaint yourself with an old book. A luxurious cream sofa to snuggle up on in front of a log fire and catch a movie. A big table made for big meals and big times with friends and family.
But the most [...]
A cold 1st of January night. The wind howling down the Glen whipping up white horses in the bay, ever-higher, ever-wilder. The sound of the waves as they leap, jump and crash on the beach. A winter’s night. A wild night. A night for the fire.
A night to get lost in the twists and [...]
Another season over. The bluebells and wild garlic in the meadow behind the beach have just passed their peak, getting swallowed now in the emerging meadow grasses and wild flowers.
The beach has been scrubbed clean by all that the winter storms could throw at it; looking pale, bleached, a blank page in the [...]
A crisp, cold winter Sunday. A long pub lunch. Wellies parked at the door – waiting. A much needed walk down the beach. No hurry. No objective. No A to B. Just meandering. Drawing pictures in the sand. Skimming stones. And of course the ‘death defying’ game of run from the ‘monster’ waves!!
1 hour. [...]
You remember the feeling. Nervous anticipation. The preparation. The attention to every detail of your appearance. The hours ticking down to that first encounter. Will the reality match the expectation? Will the other party be happy?
Then the meeting. Smiles all round. Everyone at ease. Breathe easy.
We had our first visitors this week. A [...]
.. you mentally, physically, emotionally.
If you let it love can rebuild, enhance and take you in new directions. So on this eve of St Valentines Day and all things romantic are in the air – we thought we would highlight our own little piece of village romanticism – Cushendun Old [...]
The new Northern Ireland Tourist Board Spring advertising campaign makes a detour into the Glens of Antrim. Encouraging us to ‘Explore More’ the campaign urges us to get off the beaten track and seek out new places, new experiences and in the process you’ll discover a gem or two – particularly our [...]
A letter arrived on the mat this morning. A buff brown envelope, nondescript, innocuous. It made its way from the mat to the kitchen worktop, via the marmalade smothered hands of a five year old. And there it stayed. Unopened.
Until this evening that is.
Inside we found a formal letter and a little certificate. [...]
Cois Abhann Duinne ~ Beside The River Dun, where river meets the sea, nestles Cushendun Harbour. No more than a nook in the turn of the river, a natural bowl that protects the little boats from the swell of the Irish Sea.
A haven for birds from Swans to Herons, Kingfishers [...]
A sunday morning meeting point for classic car clubs. Crabbing in the rock pools at the North end of the beach. A rest point for cyclists on the coastal tour. A day trip destination in the family car. A quiet walk on the beach with the dogs. Buckets & spades with the kids. A Sunday [...]
Walking through Cushendun on a bright Spring day you could be forgiven for thinking that you were on the south coast of Cornwall. Clear light. Sea breezes. White washed fisherman’s cottages with slated grey gables. Excellent tea shop. Picturesque harbour. Delicious ice cream at hand.
In fact, the similarities are much closer [...]
McBrides Bar in Cushendun is ‘reputedly’ one of the smallest public bars in Ireland. Whatever the truth in that, it is certainly the snuggest place to be in the Glens during the Winter – a warm welcome, a roaring fire and a hot whiskey. Just cosy.
Cushendun Village lies at the south end of Cushendun Bay. Stretching Northward, the beach travels for some 3/4′s of a mile – an open, gently shelving, golden sandy beach – nurtured and protected by the volunteers from the National Trust. One of the most intimate, quiet and picturesque beaches on our North Coast it just [...]
Welcome to the website of our luxury self-catering apartment, Water’s Edge, based in the National Trust village of Cushendun, C0. Antrim. Over the coming weeks we will be developing the website with more images and updates on what’s to see and do in the Glens of Antrim, but if you relish the thought of relaxing in [...]