Strand House

Cushendun, Northern Ireland
The exterior of Strand House, Northern Ireland
The exterior of Strand House, Northern Ireland
The kitchen at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The kitchen at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The dining room at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The dining room at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The sitting room at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The upstairs landing at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The master bedroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The master bedroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The twin bedroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The single bedroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland
The bathroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland
View of Cushenden Bay, Northern Ireland
View of Cushenden Bay, Northern Ireland
View of Cushenden, Northern Ireland
The exterior of Strand House, Northern Ireland The exterior of Strand House, Northern Ireland The kitchen at Strand House, Northern Ireland The kitchen at Strand House, Northern Ireland The dining room at Strand House, Northern Ireland The dining room at Strand House, Northern Ireland The sitting room at Strand House, Northern Ireland The upstairs landing at Strand House, Northern Ireland The master bedroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland The master bedroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland The twin bedroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland The single bedroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland The bathroom at Strand House, Northern Ireland View of Cushenden Bay, Northern Ireland View of Cushenden Bay, Northern Ireland View of Cushenden, Northern Ireland

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 5
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 019019

About Strand House, Cushendun

New. Get away from it all at this Cornish-style coastal cottage right in the heart of the Glens of Antrim.

Step through the bold red stable door of this cottage to discover the quirky internal layout. Take in the sea views from the bedroom or head outside to feel the sand between your toes on the wide sandy beach. Families, history enthusiasts and walkers will love the secluded location.

Sitting in the heart of the Antrim coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you may recognise the dramatic landscape surrounding the cottage from the Game of Thrones series. Inside, the layout downstairs is definitely unusual, but you’ll find a living room with woodburner, separate dining room, bathroom and hallway (not necessarily in that order, but that’s part of the fun). Upstairs there’s three bedrooms; a double, a twin and a single. Make the most of sunny seaside days and nights in the enclosed grassy gardens front and back, where the picnic table provides a great spot for an al-fresco family meal.

With its secluded setting just north of the village of Cushendun, Strand House is ideal for escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life. The village (which is now cared for by the National Trust) was built in the Cornish style in 1912 by Baron Cushendun in attempt to please his Cornish-born wife. The sheltered bay is also where you’ll find amenities like the pub, tearoom and shops. Or stay closer to home and relax on the beautiful sandy beach that curves right past the cottage. If you’re a nature lover, there are red squirrels to seek out in the forest at nearby Glenmona House.

Explore the folklore-filled Antrim coast and the Glens by foot or car. You’ll be rewarded with pretty villages, waterfalls, plunging gorges, winding coast roads, Bronze Age standing stones, legendary Slemish mountain and even views across to Scotland on a clear day. Don’t miss the lively Heart of the Glens festival if you’re staying in August. For more sedate and chilled days, then the beaches at Cushendall, Ballygally, Glenarm and Carnlough all hit the spot. Or head to Carnfunnock Country Park for gardens and panoramic coastline vistas. When you come to stay with us, the funds from your holiday go towards work like the scrub clearance and woodland management programme that you might see in action at Glenmona woodland.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available

Accessibility

Not accessible

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Layout

  • Ground floor

    Entrance hall, dining room, kitchen, sitting room with wood burning stove and bathroom with shower over bath.

  • First floor

    Three bedrooms (one double bedroom, one twin and one small single bedroom).  

Notes for guests

Access: The access statement is for guidance only. For up to date photos please see those images on the main website page.

Heating: Oil central heating is included.

Parking: There are two parking spaces on the gravel driveway directly outside the cottage.
 
Garden: There is grass and gravel in the back garden and a grassed garden with a picnic table and chairs to the front of the cottage. They are both enclosed. 
 

 

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 Acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level through to 5 Acorns at the highest level. Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose, safe and clean. Running water and a WC are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities (details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage). Bedding, linen and towels are supplied (with a few exceptions, which is again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. Generally a 1 acorn cottage does not have wifi. Examples of a 1 acorn offer include Cartref, Wales and Rosedene, Worcestershire.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high sleeps to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 acorn cottages have wifi and, similar to a 1 Acorn cottage, the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic in their offer. All 2 (and higher) Acorn cottages supply bedding, linen and towels. Examples of a 2 acorn offer include Engine Cottage, Cornwall and High Hallgarth, Cumbria.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small sized kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage. Examples of a 3 acorn cottage include the Mustard Pot Cottage, Norfolk and Rose Cottage, Isle of Wight.

4 Acorn: these cottage have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally it is likely to have added comfort extras. The ratio of bathrooms to guests will be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers as opposed to over bath showers. Examples of a 4 Acorn offer include Portland House, Dorset and Stepper View, Cornwall.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage. This is the highest offer available. The furniture is of high standard, and has real comfort for modern living. Examples of a 5 Acorn cottage include The Old Rectory, South Wales and West Gate Lodge, Yorkshire.

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