What a fantastic home, right on the beach at West Strand.
A holiday for me can be made or broken by the house. Regardless of the amount of time we spend in a holiday home there has to be a great atmosphere and Dhu West delivered.
Simply opening the door affords you an entry into the most charming of homes - sympathetically renovated into the most fantastic beach side escape.
Every room had a wonderfully personal feel - brass beds, church pews and the wonderful piano. The downstairs kitchen and wet rooms allowed us to keep the outside where it belonged and the warmth Where needed.
The location speaks for itself and we made friends at the fantastic Babushka coffee bar on the harbour. Our kids played rugby on the sand and we could watch them from the living room. The pubs and restaurants on the harbour were a glorious 4 min walk (maybe 8 on the way back after a few Bushmills).
Ultimately the final test is the speed we pack to leave - quickly isn't a good sign, but it took us an age to pack our holiday experience away. Very sad to lock the door.