Cushendun Holiday Homes Antrim
Cushendun is a small coastal village in County Antrim. The villages sheltered and safe harbour at the mouth of the River Dun has been a landing place and ferry point between Scotland and Ireland since man first settled on the north Irish coast.
The Mull of Kintyre in Scotland is only 15 miles away across the North Channel and can be seen easily on clear days.
Cushendun is situated on a raised beach at the outflow of the glacial valleys of Glendun and Glencorp.The pretty village was designed by Clough William Ellis in 1912 at the request of Ronald John McNeill, Baron Cushendun.
The picturesque Cornish appearance was deliberate, to please the Baron’s Penzance-born wife, Maud. Ellis designed a village square with seven houses which are today run as craft shops and tea rooms.
After Maud’s death in 1925, Ellis designed a row of whitewashed, quaint cottages in her memory. Baron Cushendun also commissioned neo-Georgian Glenmona House with all the mock pomposity of eighteenth century architecture.
The nearby hamlet of Knocknacarry, which is closely related to Cushendun, lies approximately 1 mile to the west.