Property: A legendary location waiting to be discovered
With Game of Thrones set to return for its last series in April, many fans will finally discover the fate of Westeros. What will become of everyone south of the wall when a seemingly unstoppable threat edges closer? And which new locales will appear in the show?
Even if you have no interest in the series whatsoever you’ll still know much of it has been shot on location throughout Northern Ireland, particularly the north Antrim coast.
The likes of Mussenden Beach, Fairhead and Cushendun Caves have all featured, but if location scouts were looking for more spectacular scenery then it would have been a stuggle to find anywhere as good as Runkerry Strand in Bushmills.
Runkerry House, perched above the strand, dates back to the 1860s and with a touch of post-production CGI wizardry could even stand in for a sprawling castle on the show.
Forming part of the original house, a stunning apartment with equally mesmerising coastal views has become available to forge your own story along the coast for £275,000.
Arriving through the secured gate of the grounds is a thrill in itself as a tree-lined driveway gradually reveals a clear ocean vista.
As far as the residence goes, glorious architecture combines seamlessly with modern conveniences in an apartment that comprises three double bedrooms and an open plan kitchen with living/dining areas.
The entrance porch is enhanced by skylight and wood strip flooring, which continues into the hallway, while the kitchen boasts a range of high and low level units, granite worksurfaces, recessed sink unit, electric oven and hob with extractor unit, integrated fridge freezer, washing machine and slimline dishwasher, tiled splash back and wood strip flooring.
Twin sash windows with stunning coastal views invigorate the living room, as do the traditional cast iron fireplace with wood surround, wood strip flooring and the delightful open arch to the kitchen.
Three bedrooms also consist of wood strip flooring, immaculately presented and kept. Elsewhere, the bathroom impresses with its panel bath with shower over, low flush WC, pedestal wash hand basin, part tiled walls and extractor fan.
Oil fired central heating and double glazing in hardwood sash windows further enhance the property’s appeal.
A high standard of comfort and design exudes quality throughout the apartment, laced with traditional detailing with high ceilings and cornicing.
Externally, having easy access on your doorstep to coastal walks, beaches and world class golf courses could well be worth the asking price alone.