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Well presented Semi-det House ideal for relaxing break - Scenery, Golf, Beach

Geoff and Hilda

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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Geoff and Hilda

Member since: 2012
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Calendar last updated:
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Well presented Semi-det House ideal for relaxing break - Scenery, Golf, Beach

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

County Londonderry House Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 6

The property is a three bedroom semi-detached house. It is situated in the attractive town of Portstewart on the majestic north coast. The town has a picturesque harbour and promenade with a two-mile long beach. On the Promenade you will find a children play area, paddling pool and more. The house is off the main road , literally about a six minute/0.8km walk to the Promenade.

There is an open plan Living/Dining Area and a separate Kitchen downstairs, with two double and one single (with sturdy bunks) bedrooms upstairs. The living/dining area, hall and upstairs bedrooms all have wooden floors. The stairs and landing are carpeted. Outside there is a garage where you can hang your wet suits, store your surfboards, bicycles, etc. There is quite a large front side garden and enclosed side and rear gardens to keep the little ones safe. On the rear patio there is garden furniture (table and chairs). Fuel for the fire is also available in the coal-house. Wi-fi is available.

There are so many things to see and do in the area and beyond. Here are a few suggestions;

- Stroll down to the Promenade and peruse the shops

- Walk from the house, over the hill to the coastal path, the Strand, Barmouth or the Promenade and beyond.

- Play bowls, tennis, putting, golf or surf on Portstewart Strand Within a few miles there are Golf courses in Portstewart (3), Portrush (2), Bushmills and a 9 hole course between the two Ports.

- to the east visit Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery, Giants Causeway, Carrick-a-rede rope Bridge and Ballycastle and Rathlin Island. (Bring your National Trust Card)

- to the west visit Mussenden Temple and Downhill Demesne for a walk.(One of the most photographed scenes in Ireland)

- Travel by train from Coleraine to Derry/Londonderry, one of Michael Palin’s Great Railway Journeys. Walk on the historic Derry walls.

- A ferry will take you from Magilligan to Greencastle in Donegal where you can go for a wonderful days drive round the Inishowen Peninsula.

- You must check out the Antrim Coast Road, described as 'one of the top 5 driving trips in the world'.

- A day trip to our capitol, Belfast, is only 1 hour 15 minutes away.

- In Portstewart there are many restaurants,or try Portrush for a change.

- The nearest Tourist Information Office is in Coleraine; the Library situated below the Townhall on the Promenade has a little information, the Library also has internet access, which is free to members or a small charge if not.

Please Note: We respond promptly to all enquiries, usually within a few hours. If you do not receive a reply from us within 24 hrs we recommend you check your junk/spam mail box or telephone us. Thank you.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Geoff and Hilda (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 16, 2015

About Geoff and Hilda

I am a retired Civil Servant, and for most of my working life I was in the computer software and security business. I was born in Portstewart and lived there until I got married to Hilda in 1971,

when I moved to Belfast. Hilda trained and nursed in the RVH Belfast before and after we had 3 children. Hilda has now been a counsellor for the last 20 years. We have four grandchildren.

Why Geoff and Hilda chose County Londonderry

1 Seafield Park was Hilda's family home from 1966 after moving from Belfast. Two years later Hilda moved back to Belfast to train as a nurse in the RVH. We have owned the house from about 2001. It has been fully renovated and fitted out with high quality furnishings, kitchen appliances and units.

We try to ensure that the property in kept in 5 star condition, not only for our own use but to share with you, our guests.

What makes this house unique

We have 3 grown up children and 4 grandchildren. They have all spent many happy holidays in this house which is now fully equipped and modernised for present day living. The property is in a peaceful location yet very convenient to the beach, our promenade and all the magnificent scenery of the North Coast and Donegal. We have private parking and an enclosed back garden

Guestbook comments from the owner

Many thanks for letting us stay in your beautiful home. It was absolutely immaculate, comfortable and very convenient to the town centre and the Strand beach, Just what we wanted. Keria-Faye just loved having the double bed to herself and the boys loved the bunk beds. Great selection of DVD's games, books, etc. for all ages. Would highly recommend to family and friends. No doubt we might be back next year!!
Aug 2014
  • 1 of 5

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 36 traveler reviews

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Well presented Semi-det House ideal for relaxing break - Scenery, Golf, Beach
average rating of 4.9722223 based on 41 reviews
5

Lovely house in great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over the Easter weekend for 3 days. The house is spotless, has everything you could need for a break away and it's only takes a few minutes to walk to the prom.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Wendy for taking the time to write your review. Of course you know that not only is our home a convenient walking distance to the promenade and coastal path, it is also ideally situated to visit so many of the local attractions. I am sure there is more for you to see, come back soon.
5

Fantastic stay very close to Portstewart centre

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights between Christmas and new year. We found the accommodation to be a home from home. The 2nd night of our stay was officially the coldest night in Northern Ireland in the whole of 2014 yet despite this the house was lovely and warm. The house is very well equipped and just 5 minutes walk from the Diamond area of Portstewart which has several bars. One morning we walked from the house along a coastal path to Portstewart Strand which is miles long and backed by sand dunes. Also check out the Ramore restaurant and bar complex in Portrush. We look forward to staying here in the future.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Simon for taking the time to review your stay with us. I am delighted that you were not tempted to stay in the warmth of the house, but ventured out to take in the bracing air of the North Coast. Thank you for staying with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back with your new baby.
5

Great base, home from home

  • 5 of 5

Lovely, homely place to stay to explore the coast. Excellent communication and instructions. Geoff has thought of everything you could ever need. Clean throughout with very comfortable beds. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Trudy, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and found everything just right. We hope you really enjoyed the wonderful fresh sea air and the beautiful sights and wonders of the North Coast. Perhaps you will return for a longer stay next time.
5

Great location, lovely home in quiet area

  • 5 of 5

This house was superb. It more than catered for our needs and was within walking distance of Portstewart. There was even a lovely restaurant at the end of the road. The house was very clean and was one of the first things I noticed when we arrived. We quickly felt at home and did not have to figure anything out as all electrical appliances were left with clear operating instructions. It was also very child friendly and both kids felt at home in no time and loved their separate bedrooms. Our 3 year old still talks about 'the holiday home'!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Olga for your kind comments, it is especially nice when the little ones enjoy and remember their holidays. The beach and Promenade are so convenient, you can leave your car keys in the drawer and have a car free, carefree break for a few days. But of course not forgetting to visit all the glorious sights, when the car is useful. You can always use the very good train and bus service. See you next time.
5

Excellent Location

  • 5 of 5

We were very pleased with our stay at Portstewart, everything was as described and the owners instructions on operating the appliances and heating were easy to understand. The home lacked for nothing and we would recommend this home stay to anyone. The Pizza shop on the corner and bakery around the next are also worth visiting.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mick for taking the time to write your review. We are glad you found everything to your liking and thank you for your recommendation. We are pleased you were able to find some time to rest from your longer trips and renew your energy. We were delighted to welcome new Australian friends on your Northern Ireland leg of your European tour.
5

Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Geoff and Hilda provide a clean, comfortable and very well equipped house (including wi-fi) for holiday letting. it is conveniently located for the town (plenty of good coffee shops) and the picturesque sea front (5-10 mins) - whilst golf course and beach is just 20 mins walk or a very short drive away. Ideal for adults and children. We returned for a second time this summer and were not disappointed - high standards have been maintained. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was lovely to see you back again this year Suzanne, Chris, Tom and Isabella. I know you have been coming to Porststewart now for 20 years and we are pleased that you have made our house your “Second Home”. Thank you for your comment re. setting the standard, we just try to meet all your needs and make you as comfortable as possible. We are glad you had a good fortnight. See you again next year!

Map

Nearest Airport
76 Kilometres
Belfast International
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Anchor Inn
Nearest Ferry
93 Kilometres
Belfast
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Portstewart Golf Club
Nearest Train
7 Kilometres
Coleraine
Nearest Motorway
44 Kilometres
M2 Junction 12
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
The Anchor Inn
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Portstewart Strand (Blue Flag)
Car: not necessary

Portstewart is a quite, sedate resort, with a picturesque harbour and promenade and to the west is the sweeping two-mile stretch of Portstewart Strand. Great golf courses including Portstewart and Royal Portrush which was the venue for Irish Open 2012. Travel east and within 20 minutes you can visit Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery, Giant's Causeway. Travel a little further see Carrig-a-rede ropebridge and Ballycastle and a little boat trip to Rathlin Island and do a spot of Bird Watching. Portstewart has wonderful coastal walks to Blue Flag beaches, swim, surf or lie in the dunes and soak up the sun. If you want to play, there is Tennis, Bowls, Putting, Sea Fishing trips from the local harbour, surfing on Portstewart Strand or for a change try Portrush and of course Championship Golf courses in Portstewart and Portrush. Go west to Derry / Londonderry (was UK City of Culture 2013, about 1hr. drive) and Co.Donegal for more magnificent scenery. Come during May for the International North West 200 Motor Cycle Race Week; July for the N.I. Milk Cup football Tournament and 'Keswick at Portstewart'; September for the N.I. International Air Show. These are just a few of the highlights. Remember each season gives a different experience.

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Rates & Availability

From £70 Per night

County Londonderry House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Mid Season
May 17 2015 - Jun 26 2015
7 night minimum stay
£490
£1,500
 
 
High Season
Jun 27 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay
£550
£1,900
 
 
Mid Season
Sep 5 2015 - Oct 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
£90
£490
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£90
£490
£1,900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes A weekend night refers to a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
A 30% deposit is required to confirm the booking. The remaining balance must be paid 8 weeks before rental commences.
There is a £200 damage deposit payable with the remaining balance. This will be returned within 14 days of departure.
Cancellation Policy: Dep. and balance will be re-paid in full if the property can be re-booked.
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Amenities

County Londonderry House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has an electric shower in the bath and a small bathroom cabinet. Toilet step for small children.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - Sturdy Bunk Bed and Travel Cot
  • In each bedroom there is a built-in wardrobe and a four drawer chest. The double bedrooms have two 3-drawer bedside cabinets. There are two chairs in each room for your convenience. there is a radio in the double bedrooms.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Patio
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
The hob in the kitchen is a four ring gas hob. The music available is a small number CD's of different genres of music, a number of DVD's are also available. Elderly are of course very welcome, however you will have to consider that all bedrooms are upstairs.

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