Out of the door and unto the shore! Coney Island, of Van Morrison fame, is a quiet lane along the beach front. Halfway between Dublin and the north Antrim coast it is a great place to stay enjoying a seaview and private patios.
The south facing Front Shore skirts Coney Island Beach. The lane turns a corner unto The Back Shore, which faces west across Killough Bay. Sunset views towards the village on the opposite shore with the Mourne Mountains behind can be spectacular.
The Beach Hut Hideaway is a self contained guest suite, detached from the main house. To the front, overlooking the shore, there is a compact kitchen/dining/living room. This area has a picture window to the sea and a half door incorporating a tilt and turn window. There is a private outdoor sitting area outside.
A door from this front room leads to a bright, airy double bedroom with direct access to a second, side, patio area. There is a clean, modern en-suite with shower.
The Hideaway has been recently converted and all the appliances and services are new.
It is served by a gas boiler which provides instant hot water. Radiators have thermostatic valves and there is a heated towel rail in the en-suite. The premises have been insulated to a high standard and The Hideaway is comfortable whatever the weather.
Children are welcome, but parents need to be aware that the space has not been childproofed. Parents are responsible for their children's safety and are advised to move any perceived hazards, such as cleaning materials. The beach is great for kids. I have additional floor mattresses if wanted for children.
Pets by prior agreement only.
Guests are welcome to use any part of the main house garden, but have private use of a south facing patio area to the front and a side patio outside the bedroom window/door.
The beach is just the other side of the lane.
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I am happy to interact with guests as much or as little as they choose. I would encourage them to ask me anything and to let me know if there is anything which requires attention. I am usually at home in the main house adjacent.
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I have a dog. A black labrador called Mossie Boots. He will probably bark at you. He is not at all vicious and would not bite, however he can do a good imitation of a scary dog.
Check in after 3pm, Check out by 11 am on day of departure. Sometimes it is possible to check in earlier or leave later by prior arrangement with me.
I am just coming on airbnb as a new discovery and a little project. I am very lucky to live in a very beautiful part of Ireland. Coney Island... so famous, Van Morrison sung about it! Actually its a quiet road of houses (mostly old fishermans cottages that have been done up) looking onto the stunning Coney Island Bay on one side, and Killough bay on the other. It's not actually an island, more a peninsula, so no need for ferries! A lot of my family live locally and the whole local community is wonderful.
About me, well I am a writer and have written a number of children's books. I also teach writing classes. I am also a inconographer - which I love. I trained as an architect and was doing that until I really let me artistic side free - at the age of 60!
I'm excited about hosting people and hope to create just a calm get away space for people. I will likely be pottering around, but it's very easy to have a sense of privacy in the house. I look forward to welcoming you into my home.