The Huston Farmhouse Portrush
About the home
As seen on BBC TV news http://youtu.be/ZYHet6bPBVQ First offered for public rental in 2012, this has been the family holiday home since it was rebuilt in 2004. The Hustons have farmed this land for almost 200 years. Feel free to roam around the 50 acres.
Rural doesn't have to mean basic..the farmhouse has cosy underfloor heating, Wi-Fi, real fires, TV with Freeview and DVD player and DVDs. There's a large farmhouse table in the kitchen, seating 10, and this opens into the lounge with a vaulted wooden ceiling with skylights and picture windows facing South and West. Off the kitchen is a Utility room, accessed via saloon swing doors, and housing a freezer, spare fridge, washing machine and separate tumble-drier.
In the cosy living room there are rough walls, the TV and a comfortable L-shaped settee. Great to retreat to on a winter's evening, or to get away from the rest of the house!
Downstairs there are two bedrooms, one with twin beds and one single, plus a bathroom with large walk-in power shower.
Upstairs is the Master bedroom - spacious and comfortable - and a walk-in linen cupboard and a private dedicated bathroom. This massive bathroom has a large two-door power shower, a free-standing bath in the middle of the room and a comfy chair should you want company while you soak.
With top golf courses all around, and great beaches the house is popular with golfers and families with dogs, or without.Bushmills Distillery and the Giants Causeway are only 15 minutes away, and if you don't fancy driving the farmhouse is set 300m from a main bus route - 3 miles takes you to Coleraine (trains to Belfast, Dublin or Derry) or Portrush.
Usually rented for complete weeks, shorter periods of 3 nights or more off peak, please ask.
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|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Portrush West Strand, 5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 11|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
As this remains our family holiday home, it is equipped to a very high standard. Your welcome pack includes local bread, milk, tea and coffee. Wood, coal and firelighters are provided for the fires. The fire in the lounge is a cast-iron multi-fuel stove. It gets very hot and really heats up the area well, and there is no risk of sparks flying out.
In the cosy living room there is a small open fire which is best run just on a little coal. Let the parents have upstairs and the children have downstairs bedrooms / shower room and everyone has their own space.
Pets welcome - there is even a cat-flap if puss is feeling adventurous! Please keep dogs downstairs and off beds.
This is a non-smoking house, though you are welcome to smoke outside.
Further details outdoors:
The house is in the middle of a traditional Irish farmyard - indeed it is connected at one end to one of the sheds (which now houses the boiler and spare dining chairs etc. No farm vehicles come up the yard past the house as there is a chain blocking the way. This leaves a dedicated parking area capable of taking 4 or 5 cars easily. This is a working farm, with no livestock, so at times there will be farm vehicles around. The farm lane passes along the top end of the house so you will hear a tractor if it passes. You are welcome to walk on the farm which extends to 50 acres. Dogs can be walked off their leads.
10% of rental payable as non-refundable deposit on booking.
6 weeks before check-in the balance of 90% is payable plus a security deposit of £200.
Security deposit will normally be refunded within 5 working days of check-out, subject to any retention for damage, special cleaning or phone calls in excess of £10 per week.
In event of cancellation the 90% balance will be returned if the property can be re-let, subject to a 25% administration charge.
Usually let for whole weeks, but shorter periods 3 nights and above will be considered. Please ask.
Check-in is normally from 1500hrs, check-out by 1030hrs.
Let for minimum of 1 week in the summer but extra days can often be added, so you may not need to book two weeks if you want 10 days. Periods shorter than one week will be considered. Please ask.
The County Antrim region
Home to Royal Portrush Golf Club (Irish Open 2012 - June/July), the Giants Causeway, the Milk Cup (football / soccer), Bushmills Distillery and miles of beautiful sandy beaches. Surfing at Portrush's East Strand (tuition available.)
Excellent dog walks along the beaches, through forest trails, along the coastal paths. Drive your car onto the beach at nearby Portstewart - one half of the beach allows cars and beyond that it is car-free.
A popular tourist area it abounds with entertainment - from the well established Riverside Theatre in Coleraine (famous actor James Nesbitt cut his teeth here), to the family Summer Theatre in Portrush, cinemas, world-famous nightclubs at Kellys. Enjoy wholesome traditional funfair rides and slot machines at the famous Barrys in Portrush. Take a train from Coleraine to Derry - a coastal route described by Michael Palin as “one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world”. ** Note the Coleraine/Londonderry rail line is closed until April 2013 for upgrades **
The Portrush / Mathers Cross area
In the Huston family for almost 200 years the farm sits on 50 acres which guests can use for walks and exercising children or dogs. At the end of the lane is a bus-stop where you can take a bus to Coleraine or Portrush, and from there trains or buses to further afield.
The farm is on the course of the famous North West 200 motorbike race (each May) and on the land is the chicane at Mathers Cross. The farm lane was where the racer Robert Dunlop's fatal accident started and is a flag marshall post.
Visit Coleraine for excellent shopping in independent stores, Benone Strand for beach activities, Portstewart for nightlife and people-watching along the Promenade.
The Coleraine to Londonderry train trip was described by Michael Palin as one of the great railway jouneys of the World. ** Note the Coleraine/Londonderry rail line is closed until April 2013 ** A visit to the historic city, with a bite of lunch, makes great day out. Bus service operates up to April 2013.
About a half-mile away is Maddybenny stables where you can avail of pony-trekking, lessons, cross-country fences etc. www.maddybenny.com
How to get there
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Fly to Belfast International Airport or to Belfast City Airport. Hire a car there. The farm is about 75 mins drive or less.
Or take a ferry from Scotland to Larne and drive - which will take under an hour from Larne.
1.Drive to Coleraine. GPS postcode BT52 2PY. House number 67.
2.Follow signs to Portrush.
3.At 'Portrush Road roundabout' take road to Portrush.
4.About 1 mile along farm lane is on right. On the LEFT are some houses including one with eagles on the gates.
5.This is only the second long lane on the right from the roundabout.
6.Farm is on the hill, clearly visible from road. White wooden posts at entrance with 65 and 67 on them.
7.Drive to the top of the yard - the house door is red.
8.Welcome to The Huston Farmhouse Portrush!
Coming from Portrush the farm is 1.5 miles after the petrol station on the left. You pass a crossroads with Islandtasserty Road, then go round a bend to the left (there is a closed-off chicane at the bend on the left. The farm lane is about 200m from the bend, on the left. Indicate early! Houses on right.
Also accessible via public transport - get a train or bus to COLERAINE then a local bus 140A for Portrush. (Check the driver will stop half-way (before Mathers Cross)). The farm is on a main road so public transportation is good.
Activities near Portrush
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
10 May 2013
Each year we book our holidays so we can bring are pack of dogs with us. Adrian had no problem with the four dogs and three humans coming to stay in the farmhouse.
Booking was straight... more
So glad the dogs had a great holiday. Sounds like the humans did too! Glad to welcome you back on your next trip. Adrian and Felicity.
05 Apr 2013
Just returned home from a weeks visit to The Huston Farmhouse and we were all sad to leave! Booked originally as a base for us to attend a wedding in Portrush we were accompanied by our two children... more
So glad you had a great time at the Farmhouse, we look forward to having you all back. Don't wait for another wedding for an excuse to visit.
And of course there's the 10% discount... more
05 Dec 2012
I travelled with my husband and 2 children of 21 and 19. The standard of decoration and facilities is outstanding. The master bedroom and bathroom are huge. The kitchen is very well equipped and has... more
Delighted to hear that a group with older children - doubtless they want called adults - loved their time at the Farmhouse. These days the wifi seems to be a big draw with all the family. We hope... more
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|April late deal||5 Apr 13||26 Apr 13||£ 349||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|North-West 200 week||11 May 13||20 May 13||£ 550||£ 85||-||3 Nights|
|20 May 13||7 Jun 13||£ 400||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Van Morrison at Dunluce Castle 7&8 June||7 Jun 13||15 Jun 13||£ 500||£ 125||-||3 Nights|
|15 Jun 13||29 Jun 13||£ 400||£ 99||-||3 Nights|
|29 Jun 13||22 Jul 13||£ 575||£ 95||£ 95||5 Nights|
|22 Jul 13||27 Jul 13||£ 575||£ 90||-||5 Nights|
|World Police & Fire Games 2013||27 Jul 13||11 Aug 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|11 Aug 13||1 Sep 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|1 Sep 13||30 Sep 13||£ 400||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|byre re-roofing disruption rate||30 Sep 13||26 Oct 13||£ 249||£ 67||-||3 Nights|
|Halloween half-term||26 Oct 13||3 Nov 13||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|3 Nov 13||21 Dec 13||£ 400||£ 85||£ 85||3 Nights|
|Christmas 2013 New Year 2013/2014||21 Dec 13||4 Jan 14||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Cosy retreat saver||4 Jan 14||15 Feb 14||£ 325||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Half term week||15 Feb 14||22 Feb 14||£ 400||£ 90||£ 90||3 Nights|
|22 Feb 14||29 Mar 14||£ 350||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Credit cards - all major ones accepted. VISA, Mastercard, Diners Club,Discover & JCB. (Not Amex) If you have been sent an automated quote you can pay by Paypal or card. Or phone to pay by card +44(0) 28 9080 6080, during UK office hours 0900-1700.
Bank transfer accepted. Paypal accepted.
Apart from June, July, August, Christmas & New Year we will consider requests for 3-night stays at a typical cost of £250.
June, July and August - rental weeks commence Saturdays. Rest of year - start day flexible.
27 July 2013 to 10 August 2013 is the World Police & Fire Games, so early booking is recommended.
Christmas 2013 / New Year 2013/14 - special - £600 for one week.Book
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