Property: The Glens and glorious design go hand in hand
Surrounded by the Glens of Antrim on one side and the Sea of Moyle on the other, the location of 93 Middlepark Road in Cushendall is simply astonishing.
As stunning as it looks from the photographs however, they can’t do it justice. The sweeping 360-degree video of the property and the wild, glorious landscape (it can be viewed easily on Daniel McAlister & Son’s website) provides a greater sense of the huge scale on offer, but even it has its limits.
Rarely has a property demanded a viewing in person quite like this.
Perched on an elevated site with a panoramic vista over Cushendall village and stretching as far as the Mull of Kintyre, the jaw-dropping scenery will have an impressive hold as you soak it all in.
Doing the location justice in fine fashion is this five-bedroom detached home - a masterclass in design and construction by the present owner, who has experience of building in the American market.
The exterior design of the property has such varied personality it can often be reminiscent of a towering guest house or hotel, while spacious lawns, a paddock and an enclosed children’s play area further enhance this breathtaking residence.
Everything from the Donegal sandstone pillars to the curved floor to ceiling windows have been forged with an unerring commitment to quality and precision.
Virtually every room has magical views and takes full advantage of natural light, illuminating an already flawlessly presented home.
A vast entrance hallway, with inner foyer, features a floating helical staircase with solid walnut treads and sets the tone for outstanding design throughout.
The lounge and family area boasts a solid walnut floor, a floor to ceiling glass panelled wall with quadrupled doors to the sundeck, and superb views of four of the nine Glens of Antrim.
A stovax multi-fuel stove will allow you to embrace, rather than dread, the onslaught of winter, as you relax in warmth and comfort while the elements come spectacularly to life.
An excellent range of high and low level fitted units in solid walnut and cream finish light up the expertly crafted kitchen, which also features a stylish central island unit with raised circular breakfast bar and integrated dishwasher.
A master bedroom on the ground floor - one of five bedrooms in total - shines with curved floor to ceiling windows, with two patio doors boasting uninterrupted sea views with the added bonus of the sunset or sunrise.
More character can be found in the other master bedroom, its Lefroy Brook bathroom suite possessing a free standing Victorian style bath, toilet with old style chain and cistern, free standing twin legged wash hand basin and corner shower.
A games room and gym are the ideal remedy for those dull and overcast days. In fact, you may even welcome dreary weather as it provides the perfect excuse to relish the never-ending wealth of luxury within the walls of this remarkable residence.
When you are feeling much more adventurous a rugged coastline and lavish green countryside are begging to be explored, including the magnificent Glenariff Forest Park, replete with beautiful waterfalls, only a few miles away.
Cushendall has plenty of variety on offer, while the beauty and tranquility of Cushendun and Glenarm are short drives away along the glorious A2.
Or you could just sit back and lap it up from the verandas, where you can embrace clear views of Cushendall’s majestic tabletop mountain, nearly half of the Glens of the Antrim and the Sea of Moyle.
There is nothing more relaxing than bringing the outdoors into your home with views of the terrain outside of your window.
The lucky owner will be the envy of numerous tourists who have travelled a long way to catch a glimpse of this part of the north coast thanks to a HBO series. In terms of design, construction, luxury and location, this is pure box office.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only - visit www.danielmcalisterandson.com or call 028 2177 1227 for more details.