This large 5 bedroomed semi-detached house is a home from home experience on the North Coast.
Situated in a quiet Cul-de-Sac.
The fully fitted kitchen is situated to the front of the house.
There is a downstairs double bedroom and bathroom with shower.
The living room/ dining area is situated at the rear of the house with patio doors opening onto the garden.
There are 4 double bedrooms upstairs - one ensuite and the main bathroom also has a shower.
The house is a 5 minute drive /10 minute walk to town/beach.
Duvet covers and hand towels provided. Bed sheets NOT provided.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portstewart Strand 1 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast International 76 km, Nearest railway: Portrush 6.5 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (5), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Further details indoors|
Downstairs bedroom and bathroom with shower.
Although a car is not essential as the amenities are all within walking distance and there are bus stops nearby, it would be advisable for visiting local attractions at your own convenience.
|Further details outdoors|
Situated in quiet Cul-de-sac - safe for children
Smoking is permitted in the garden
Portstewart is a picturesque fishing town lying only 4 miles east of Portrush and only 4 miles north of Coleraine, Portstewart is well situated for an all-round holiday on Ireland's North Coast.
Portstewart's Victorian era promenade boasts an upper and lower walk, with spectacular views across the North Coast to the Inishowen Peninsula of Donegal. Stroll along Portstewart's National Trust protected Strand via the winding cliff path or watch the world go by from one of the famed ice-cream parlours, cafes, pubs or restaurants. Browse in the colourful art galleries, craft and gift shops, or enjoy an afternoon’s golf, tennis or bowls.
Portstewart - Named after the family whose 18th Century estate included the harbour – is a quieter and more sedate resort. It is linked to its neighbour Portrush by road and the Port Path, a three-mile coastal walk complete with interpretive displays highlighting the natural history features to be observed. The town has a picturesque harbour and promenade and to the west is the sweeping two-mile stretch of Portstewart Strand. This was once home to Neolithic and early Iron Age people whose flints, arrowheads and pottery shards have been excavated from beneath the sandhills.
Portstewart is an attractive town for shopping and eating out and has a flourishing arts and cultural scene with the well established and very active Arts Centre, Flowerfield leading the way along with several art galleries and shops situiated along the Promenade. Famous for it’s ice cream, visitors can sample a variety of home-made flavours at a number of ice-cream parlours, the famous 'Morelli's Ice Cream' among them.
A simple fishing village until the early 19th century, Portstewart, under the new ownership of John Cromie, set about developing it as a ‘watering place’. He built ‘good houses’ to accommodate summer visitors and when the railway arrived in 1855 the expansion of Portstewart really took off. Local landowners however glad of the business the railway brought, did not want the railway lines to cross their land so the station was built a mile away from Portstewart, with a steam tram linking it to the Promenade.
Increasingly popular as a holiday centre during the 20s and 30s, Portstewart also remained a busy fishing port right up to the Second World War with a new harbour being built for the fleet. The sight of the fishing smacks setting off with the sun sinking behind the Innishowen hills in Donegal helped inspire the songwriter Jimmy Kennedy to pen the poignant ‘Red Sails in the Sunset’.
A prominent feature of the town is O’Hara’s Rock Castle, built in 1834 and later converted into a school, still in use today as part of Dominican Convent School. Beneath this building begins a magnificent cliff walk leading to Portstewart Strand and along the way is a holy well from which St Patrick is reputed to have drunk (Tober Patrick).
At the crescent youngsters and families can enjoy a superb play pool and outdoor entertainment complex, complete with bandstand and tiered seating. Idyllic artificial lakes have motorised ‘bumper’ boats for hire, while active kids can expend their energies on climbing frames, slides and see-saws. Other recreational facilities include bowls, tennis and football at The Warren and there is a 9-hole and two excellent 18-hole golf courses.
The Causeway Coast Way, one of a series of eight Waymarked Ways throughout Northern Ireland, is an exhilarating walking route following the dramatic north Ulster coastline from Portstewart to Ballycastle. The 52km waymarked route incorporates the Port Path (Portstewart Strand to Whiterocks, Portrush) and the Causeway Coast footpath. The route passes along sandy beaches, rocky bays, high cliffs, seaside resorts and small fishing villages, offering a great variety of coastal scenery within the designated Causeway Coast and Glens Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Nun's Cliff Walk off the Promenade, Promenade (The Crescent) play park, Flowerfields Art Centre and play and picnic area, Portstewart strand, Golf, Benone Activity Centre, White Rocks Beach, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Giants Causeway, Dunluce Castle,Mussenden Temple & Downhill Demense, Castlerock, Barry's amusements in Portrush, Waterworld & 10 pin bowling in Portrush, Seaside train journey from Coleraine- Derry, Jet Centre, swimming pool & Cinema in Coleraine