Whinside, Alt na Craig Apartment in Northern Ireland is a spacious self contained apartment sleeping 4 in 2 bedrooms.1 dog welcome. Wifi.

Situated on the seafront of Portballintrae with fantastic panoramic views over the coastline, the property is perfect for a small family or romantic getaway by the sea.

The flat is wonderfully situated for exploring the dramatic Northern Irish coastline and the world famous Giant’s Causeway is just 2 miles away. There are a number of golf courses and nearby Bushmills has the renowned distillery offering guided tours.  The Bushmills Inn was named in the February ‘Hospitality Ulster Top 100 Hospitality Businesses of 2019.’

 

Whinside, Alt Na Craig Apartment is on 2 floors and sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms, 1 Double on the ground floor and 1 Twin bedroom on the floor above.  There is 1 bathroom with over the bath shower on the ground floor and a separate shower room with WC on the first floor. This apartment provides a very comfortable space for 4 adults, or a family. The main house has been let for many years as a holiday home within the family and now this smaller part of the house is available for others to enjoy.

The living area consists of a large lounge with wonderful seaviews and an open fire.  For the music enthusiast there is an extensive vinyl record collection and a record player to play them on. There is also a TV and DVD player. The kitchen has an eating area and there is a fridge/freezer,  washing machine, microwave and double oven with an area to hang out washing.  Wifi offers the catch-up facility for the terrestrial channels.  Bed linen and towels are provided at the property with beds made up on arrival for your comfort. All electricity and oil are included in the tariff. A cot and highchair are also provided free of charge should you require them.

Please note that it is a no smoking house but we do welcome one well behaved dog at a cost of £25. There is parking near to the property and extra parking at the front of the property on the road.

The Area

Portballintrae was originally a fishing village of whitewashed cottages nestled around the horse shoe-shaped bay. Many of its earlier buildings have been restored and maintained. The original  houses were built in a line along the seashore and Alt- na -Craig main house is one of them.

The Giant’s Causeway Tramway runs through the sand dunes above the largest beach in Portballintrae, commonly known as Runkerry Strand, and Bushfoot Golf Club. This railway, popular with tourists, runs between The Giants Causeway and Bushmills.

The Giant’s Causeway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (United Nations  Environmental, Scientific and Cultural Organization). This designation was given in 1986 to what has been widely referred to as the eight wonder of the natural world. This is the only World Heritage Site site designated in Northern Ireland and one of only three in Ireland. The site includes the Giant’s Causeway and the coastline along to Benbane Head, a unique landscape and geological exposure of hexagonal basalt columns.

There is historic interest around this coastline and off the coast of Portballintrae a team of divers brought up the greatest find of the Spanish Armada treasure ever recovered from a wrecked ship.   There is also the ruins of Duncluce Castle sitting on the edge of the cliffs between Portballintrae and Portrush.

More recently this area has been used for many of the locations in Game of Thrones, The Dark Hedges are in Stranocum. Ballintoy Harbour and Cushenden Caves also make an appearance.

With the beautiful natural surroundings on the doorstep you can enjoy seal-spotting, bird watching, coarse and sea fishing, horse riding, canoeing and surfing as well as numerous coastal walks.