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“5 days wasn't long enough”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Barnhouse

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The Barnhouse
Ranked #3 of 3 Cushendun B&B and Inns
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“5 days wasn't long enough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2007

For exploring the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland, I can't think of a better place to stay than this great b&b overlooking the coastal town of Cushendun. Mary and Joe McFadden are delightful hosts who are eager to help you enjoy their part of the world. (and Mary's scones and homemade black currant jam are dynamite!) Also, their lovely home boasts wonderful artwork (they are both artists) and the most INCREDIBLE view.
There is so much here within relaxing day-trip distance - Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge - but you can also spend days exploring lovely harbors, beaches, forest glens and great coastal walks. We spent 5 nights in July and it wasn't nearly long enough - I can't wait to go back.

  • Liked — Great scenery and helpful, friendly hosts
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2007

Mary and Joe are the perfect hosts, friendly and helpful. Their house is filled with their own excellent artworks. Breakfasts are award winning, don't miss the fluffy scones or butteryscrambled eggs with local smoked salmon.

  • Liked — breakfast
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2007

We have just come back from a wonderful holiday along Northern Ireland's Antrim Coast - the coastline is amazing, the people friendy, and the weather surprisngly beautifully sunny.

One of the places we stayed at was Drumkeerin. Although there is a steep hill to the B&B it provides lovely views of Cushendun. Mary and Joe are true B&B hosts - very friendly, approachable and informative. Mary also bakes a mean scone!!

Our en-suite room was very nice and good value for money. We definitely recommend this place.

  • Stayed May 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2006

Four of us turned up at Drumkeerin B&B on our bikes in the pouring rain, having cycled from Belfast. The steep slog up the driveway was hard work, but the welcome at the top made up for it! Mary and Joe were the most wonderful hosts. They greeted us and showed us to our lovely, cosy, clean rooms, then.....as it was getting late and we wanted to head back down the hill to town for dinner, Joe DROVE us to the pub. This is after Mary took some of our clothes and put them in the dryer for us!

This was an amazingly hospitable town. (as well as beautiful with some lovely architecture). The owner of Mary McBride's Pub drove us home after dinner as we would have to wait so long for a taxi!

We woke to a lovely breakfast with some of Mary's fresh baking, wonderful conversation with our hosts, great views out the window, and unfortunately had to leave! Not before Joe loaned one of our party his wet-weather gear to cycle home with. We were AMAZED at how lovely an experience this was and would love to go back.

The walls of the B&B are decorated with artworks which we discovered were Joe and Mary's. They are both professionally trained artists and they even hold painting retreats at Drumkeerin. We are also tempted by this:)

  • Liked — The proprietors
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — A B&B experience not to be missed
  • Stayed April 2006, traveled with friends
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Property: The Barnhouse
Address: 201A Torr Road, Cushendun BT44 0PU, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Cushendun
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Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cushendun
Number of rooms: 20
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The Barnhouse Cushendun, Northern Ireland

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