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

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

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, 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. (Check with local Tourist Information Office that ferry is running)

- 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 about 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

Owner
Geoff and Hilda
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 2017

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 Northern Ireland

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

Easy walk to all amenities, in a stunning part of the world. The house had everything we required and the owner was extremely helpful.
May 2017
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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.

Amenities

Portstewart House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • 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
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • 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
  • 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.

Reviews

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Well presented Semi-det House ideal for relaxing break - Scenery, Golf, Beach
average rating of 4.9852943 based on 75 reviews
5

Always Excellent

  • 5 of 5

Always stay here when we visit Portstewart. First class. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Chris, you know we are always glad to see you, Suzanne and the children, my haven't they grown. This was your fifth visit and review, you have said it all before. We know you all have a real love for the North coast and Portstewart especially, and why not, all our guests agree with you. Thank you for your loyalty, see you again soon.
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5

A lovey clean and tidy house in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This was are 3rd time staying here and will hopefully be back for future holidays. It is fully equipped and is lovely and clean and tidy. The owners are very nice to deal with and provide all the necessary information. It is in a great location, within walking distance to portstewart with a young family. We would fully recommend this house to anyone looking for a holiday rental in this area.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah, for taking time out of your busy day to write your review. First very many congratulation to you both on the safe arrival of a little brother for your two lovely girls. We’re looking forward to meeting him in the near future. We fully understand why you enjoy Portstewart as it is so convenient to so many places of interest, very close to the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway. For some there are also many places very nearby where scenes of the popular TV series ‘Game of Thrones’ was filmed, even our very own Portstewart Strand. See ‘visitcausewaycoastand glens.com’ website for more details of places to visit. As you say we are so convenient to the promenade and beach, we have windbreaks, buckets, spades, fishing nets all available, and bigger spades for mum and dad. Hope to see you next year, thanks for your recommendation Sarah.
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5

Wonderful well stocked home in great location

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our 2 weeks in this wonderful cosy home. Everything you need is here. It's clean and comfortable and feels like home. The owner Geoff was warm and welcoming and even sent a few emails during our stay to make sure all was well. We really appreciated his wealth of knowledge and suggestions for local activities. A wonderful location with much available within walking distance - loved 3 kings especially. Perfect location for driving To many Northern Ireland sights.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Roisin for taking the time to write your review of your stay with us. We are pleased to have you to stay, travelling all the way from Richmond, B.C. Canada. I was especially pleased to welcome your Dad, returning to his roots. You had a good chance to see some of the wonderful scenery, the Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Dunluce Castle and maybe a wee tipple at the Bushmills Distillery. You took the chance also to visit our capital city, Belfast (my adopted home) by train, very relaxing and worthwhile. Perhaps I should explain the "3 Kings" you mentioned. Although we like to think of ourselves as being very Regal around Portstewart, the 3 Kings is in fact a Coffee shop with snacks, glad you enjoyed it (many other coffee shops are available!) It was great having you, maybe see you next time.
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5

Lovely stay in Portstewart

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week in Portstewart at this property. It provided everything we needed and more. It really is a home from home, 3 lovely bedrooms, a spacious living/dining room and good sized kitchen. The location was second to none, being only 5 minutes walk from Portstewart main centre and 10 minutes from the main beach. We were blessed with some good weather and I can thoroughly recommend this part of Northern Ireland, great scenery and even better tourist attractions.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you you so much Steve and Sally for your nice comments, we are especially pleased you had such a great time. You certainly packed in a lot, you were telling me you visited Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, Bushmills Distillery and more. Of course there was also time spent enjoying the wonderful Strand at Portstewart with your two young ladies. possibly using the buckets, spades, wind breaks and little kiddies body board made available for your use. If you are a National Trust members you certainly get value for money on a visit to the North Coast. Come back soon.
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5

Great location for both the beach and the promenade

  • 5 of 5

The house was indeed well presented and had everything you'd need for a holiday house. It was in a great location with just a few minutes one way to the promenade and a few more the other to the beach. It was very quiet and we all slept very well. Geoff & Hilda were there to meet us when we arrived & were both friendly & helpful.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Theresa for staying with us and for writing a review. We are very convenient and within easy walking distance to the promenade and as you say a little further to the beach. However if it is only a little sand you want and a little paddle, there is a piece of sand below the prom, and you can pop over for an ice cream across the road. The major highlights of Giants Causeway, Dark Hedges, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge and Bushmills Distillery are all within a reasonable short drive. We also have fresh sea air in abundance. See you soon
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5

Excellent family stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this house 1-8th July 2017, 2 adults and 2 kids aged 6 & 3. The house was spotlessly clean and had everything we could possibly need for the week.

Kids loved the bunk beds and the garden which is enclosed at the back so safe for them to play in.

The house is in a great location for walking into town for the kids park, ice cream or a drink / coffee. Portstewart Strand beach is also close by and always a favourite for our family.

It is also handy for lots of the sights on the North Coast.

We enjoyed a very relaxed week, the house was perfect for us! Would definitely recommend.

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lee, we are so pleased that you, Gareth and your two lovely children had such a good time, I think you gave a very good summary of what is on offer in and around our home. We have been so amazed by the enthusiasm of all our first time visitors to the North coast. Portstewart is a very good base to choose when visiting this beautiful area. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
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Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $337.47

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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