8 May 2015

Through the keyhole in Glens of Antrim


Standing in the front garden of this quaint whitewashed cottage is like being on the edge of the world.

Perched on the rugged Antrim coastline with the mountains sweeping down behind it and nothing between it and the sea, Fallowvee Cottage enjoys one of the most spectacular locations in Northern Ireland.

Surrounded by natural beauty it is an idyllic retreat and one which in the agent’s words “would do your heart good”.

While a wonderful place to call home, it also has the potential to make its owners a very decent income.

The cottage has a licence to rent for holiday accommodation allowing it to fetch as much as £600 a week in high season.

It is also the winner of the Tourist Board “Rural Cottage of the Year” award.

The whitewashed property also has a proud history and can claim a famous owner in the form of none other than Sir Winston Churchill.

Previously part of Lady Londonderry’s estate, it was gifted to the great man by her and his name appears on the deeds.

Nestled in Glenariff which is known as “the Queen of the Glens” it is surrounded by natural beauty with Glenariff Forest Park and its picturesque waterfalls right on the doorstep.

From the front of the house the ocean offers ever changing views out to the Mull of Intyre, Isle of Dura and Islay.

With the potential to build your own pier, there is also the luxury of being able to catch, cook and eat your own fresh fish.

Inside the house has been beautifully maintained and captures the original quaint cottage style while also having a fresh modern feel.

The rooms are spacious and airy and, of course, the amazing views from every window make indoors as much a delight as outdoors.

There are two bedrooms, an open plan living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom.

A rustic fireplace and old stone flagged floor creates a cosy cottage ambience in the living/dining room where patio doors open onto the garden overlooking the sea.

An archway leads to an equally quaint kitchen which is fitted with cream shaker style units and has at its heart a cream Rayburn range which serves as a feature only. Another old stone flagged floor suits this room perfectly and again the view from the windows is breathtaking.

The first bedroom is a good double and has a lovely fireplace. The second is presented as a twin with double glazed Velux windows flooding it with light.

The bathroom is huge and beautifully fitted and finished. It features a white panelled bath with chrome mixer taps and power telephone hand shower. A tasteful tiled travertine floor and part tiled walls give it a modern look.

Outside is simply a joy and there is ample space in the garden from which to sit and drink in the peace and beauty of the panoramic views.

Double entrance gates lead to pebbled off street parking for several cars.

The gardens are in lawn and lead up to the water’s edge.

The property comes with a former pier which offers the potential to rebuild it as a berth for a boat.

For an exclusive virtual video tour of the cottage go to the Belfast Telegraph website

Featured Property: Fallowvee Cottage, 125 Garron Road, Glenariff

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