A village stroll

As you may recall from a recent post A sunny Saturday, my parents and I took a lovely drive along the Causeway Coastal route ending our daytrip in the picturesque village of Cushendun. It’s been a very long time since I was last here,  perhaps back then I didn’t fully appreciate how pretty the place is.

Cushendun, which has been in the care of the National Trust since 1954, owes much of its character and charm to architect Bertram Clough Williams- Ellis who was commissioned by Ronald McNeill (Lord Cushendun) and his Cornish wife Maud to redesign the centre of the village back in the early 1900s . The result was a series of pretty, white washed mansard roofed houses – mansard meaning that the roof slopes on all four sides. Incidentally, the same architect also designed the Welsh village of Portmeirion.

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We went for a stroll around the village, stopping to admire the architecture, while I quietly thought to myself how lovely it would be to live in one of these cottages. Then it was time for an ice cream before walking down to the harbour to sit and enjoy a little more of the sun’s rays.

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Across the bridge on the other side of the harbour, I spotted this little cottage (I have a thing for cottages). With it’s white washed walls and cheerful red gate, it looked so pretty in the sunshine and the garden was full of flowers too. I could have happily sat on their garden chair for a while and watched the tourists and the world go by.

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Then there was just time for a dander along the beach before heading home.

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All in all, Cushendun is definitely worth a visit, if you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods. With it’s architecture, harbour and beach, there is plenty to discover and enjoy – http://antrimcoastandglensaonb.ccght.org/cushendun/

 

 

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