One of the most fantastic locations on the North Coast. The property boasts amazing, uninterrupted panoramic sea views across the North Atlantic to the hills of Donegal. On the doorstep is all the beaches, golf courses, restaurants and bars that you could ever want. The property itself sits on the edge of the West Strand beach, looking right out across the bay. It has a large kitchen/living/dining area with fantastic sea views. The two double bedrooms also have sea views. There is a large annex at the back of the property which can be used as a third bedroom if required. There is a large family bathroom and another bathroom with walk in shower. This really is a very special place.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||West Strand|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
Built on a peninsula, Portrush commands exceptional views to Donegal, Dunluce Castle and the Giants Causeway headland, it also has two very good beaches and excellent coastal walks. You'll find all the facilities you would need for a family vacation or a base to explore the surrounding area from. Within the town there are a selection of indoor venues which include Waterworld, The Dunluce Centre, The Coastal Zone, 'Barry's Amusements' and a choice of restaurants, cafe's and bars.
A 3km stroll along Curran Strand (East Strand) will bring you to the spectacular White Rocks where you can continue by footpath to Dunluce Castle. On the outskirts of the town you will find Ballywillan Old Church.
An ancient sand dune system separates the beach from the Royal Portrush Golf Course, midway along the beach lies a deep hollow between the dunes and the golf course - it is here, in 1103, that Magnus Barefoot, the King of Norway is believed to have been killed during a battle with Irish clans. The stretch of water between Curran Strand and the Skerries, a ring of small uninhabited islands, is known as the Skerry Roads and for centuries it has offered sheltered anchorage to shipping. The town is recorded as being granted to Richard de Burgo in 1305.
It derives its name from Portros, Portross or Portrossce, the meaning relates to its location, Port of the Promontory. The area is known to have been the site of human settlement for over 1500 years. Shortly after the last ice age some ten thousand years ago, the promontory was an island surrounded by bog land, peat deposits are sometimes exposed on Mill Strand (West Strand).
Evidence of early settlements were also uncovered near Curran Strand (East Strand) car park and Causeway Street. The town later had a church and castle of strategic importance, nothing remains of either, they were both ransacked and partly destroyed by General Munro during the 1641- 49 conflict in Ireland.
The large harbour was home to the lifeboat 'Katie Hannan' which was wrecked on Rathin in January 2008. She arrived in Portrush in September of 2000 and is named after the late Mrs. Katrina Hannan of London who bequeathed a share of her estate to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. This 'Severn' class lifeboat was the first of its kind in Northern Ireland, with a range of 250 nautical miles and a speed of 25 knots she is well able to cover the often rough waters of the north channel and western approaches.
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