Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Tranquility is a 3* NITB accredited 3 bedroom self catering bungalow located in a quiet cul-de-sac in the seaside town of Portstewart on Northern Irelands scenic Causeway Costal route. It consists of a master bedroom with ensuite, 1 single room and 1 childrens' bedroom which can sleep up to 3 children.
You will find everything you need for a relaxing and memorable holiday. The property contains all mod cons including wireless broadband, Freeview Television, DVD player, travel cot, highchair and full laundry facilities. The property benefits from having a private and enclosed rear garden and patio area. Central heating and electricity are included in the price.
The beautiful Portstewat Strand is just a 20 minute walk away and on route you will pass Flowerfield Arts Centre and recreation area. A short 13 mile drive along the spectacular Causeway Coastal Route will take you to the Giants Causeway, Northern Irelands only UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other nearby attractions you will not want to miss are - Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery and Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge. Three world famous golf courses at Portstewart, Royal Portrush and Castlerock are all just a short drive away.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portstewart Strand 2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||650 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport 75 km, Nearest railway: Coleraine 7 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, 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 bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
The County Derry region
County Londonderry makes up one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. It is located towards the northwest of the province and lies on the west bank of the River Foyle. It also sits on the border with County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland. It is home to beautiful landscape and important historical buildings including the famous City Walls of Derry and the Mussenden Temple.
County Derry, officially know as Londonderry, is perched on the northwest coast of Northern Ireland. Covering an area of some 798 square miles, the Derry landscape is varied and breathtaking. To the south are the forested glens of the Sperrin Mountains while to the north and east is the spectacular coastline of Benone Strand, Ireland's longest beach, 7 miles of wide-open sand and surf.
Derived from the Irish 'Doire' meaning oak grove, Derry has long been a sacred place for early Celtic and Christian settlements. In the 6th century, the Irish Saint Columba founded a monastery beside the River Foyle in 546 AD, where the oak tress grew. The City walls of Londonderry/Derry are amongst the best preserved fortifications in Europe. The layout of the city reflects the original town plan set out several hundred years ago. In 1609, an agreement was made with the Corporation of London for the rebuilding of Derry, hence the introduction of the name Londonderry.
Meander through the bustling streets of the only completely Walled City in Ireland and the British Isles and listen to the echoes of 1450 years of history. Stroll along its 17th century walls this year celebrating their 400th anniversary, and marvel at the ever-changing skyline of a city which is constant only in the warmth of its welcome. Stroll across the gleaming new Peace Bridge which curves majestically across the River Foyle leading to the spectacular new development at Ebrington.
Derry has some fine architecture across the County including the Georgian town of Limavady and the folly overlooking Downhill Strand, Mussenden Temple, built by the eccentric Earl Bishop of Derry. Other cultural attractions include Bellaghy Bawn, a 17th century enclosure, containing a permanent exhibition on the locally born, Nobel laureate poet, Seamus Heaney. The Earhart Centre at Ballyarnet commemorates where Amelia Earhart (the first woman to fly the Atlantic solo) brought her plane down in 1932. The first recording of 'Londonderry Air' was by Jane Ross in 1851, which was later affectionately known as 'Danny Boy'.
Visitors to Londonderry/ Derry can also enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities from first-class golf to hill walking and excellent river angling. Roe Valley Country Park near Limavady is a superb place for salmon and trout fishing, canoeing, rock climbing and walking through miles of magnificent, preserved woodlands
Portstewart is a beautiful seaside town located on Northern Ireland's stunning North Coast. It has a picturesque harbour and promenade and to the west of the town stretches Portstewart Strand, a clean two mile long blue flag beach, protected by the National Trust.
Portstewart Strand has been the most popular attraction of Portstewart to holiday-makers for generations. Saint Patrick's well is to be found at the head of the strand, which was used in the 19th century and early 20th century for horse racing. The beach finishes at the Barmouth of the River Bann overlooking Castlerock.
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 (just a 5 minute walk from Tranquility) leading the way along with several art galleries and shops situated 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 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). From here it is a popular walk to the Barmouth, where the Bann flows out into the Atlantic Ocean. The cliff path has panoramic views across the Strand and Downhill with Donegal in the background. The Barmouth is a sanctuary for waders, wildfowl and nesting birds. Beyond the Barmouth lies Castlerock, Mussenden Temple, Benone Strand and the Magilligan Strand.
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.
To the east of Portstewart is a popular walking/cycling path along the coast to Portrush, leading to the Giants Causeway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and the Old Bushmills Distillery (the oldest licensed distillery in the world).The North Antrim Coast Path which forms part of the Ulster Way starts at Portstewart Strand and continues for 40 miles along the coast to Murlough Bay.