The Huston Farmhouse Portrush – Home 205680 Farmhouse
- 3 bedrooms
- 5 sleeps
- min stay varies
The Huston Farmhouse Portrush – Home 205680
- 3 bedrooms
- sleeps 5
- min stay varies
Farmhouse / 3 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 5
- Beach / lakeside relaxation
- Nearest beach 5 km
- Child friendly
- Car advised
- Pet friendly
- Private garden
Description from owner
Glowing reviews onTrip Advisor . As seen on BBC TV news http://youtu.be/ZYHet6bPBVQ The Hustons have farmed this land for almost 200 years. This has been the family holiday home since it was rebuilt on the original site in 2004. Feel free to roam around the 50 acres, with or without dogs. (No livestock to worry about.) Dog numbers and restriction - if the largest dog is Cocker Spaniel size, max dogs 4, otherwise 3. Also if your dog is in season it cannot come as the farm has un-neutered dogs nearby and we have also suffered serious damage to carpets due to a dog in season.Close to many Game of Thrones locations (Dragonstone, The Stormlands, Pyke, The Iron Islands, Storm's End, The Stormlands and The King's Road)-Location map at website of discovernorthernireland under gameofthrones The Dark Hedges (15 miles, 30 mins), and Ballintoy Harbour (16 miles, 30 mins).Rural doesn't have to mean basic..the farmhouse has cosy underfloor heating (October to May), Wi-Fi, real fires,
Glowing reviews onTrip Advisor . As seen on BBC TV news http://youtu.be/ZYHet6bPBVQ The Hustons have farmed this land for almost 200 years. This has been the family holiday home since it was rebuilt on the original site in 2004. Feel free to roam around the 50 acres, with or without dogs. (No livestock to worry about.) Dog numbers and restriction - if the largest dog is Cocker Spaniel size, max dogs 4, otherwise 3. Also if your dog is in season it cannot come as the farm has un-neutered dogs nearby and we have also suffered serious damage to carpets due to a dog in season.Close to many Game of Thrones locations (Dragonstone, The Stormlands, Pyke, The Iron Islands, Storm's End, The Stormlands and The King's Road)-Location map at website of discovernorthernireland under gameofthrones The Dark Hedges (15 miles, 30 mins), and Ballintoy Harbour (16 miles, 30 mins).Rural doesn't have to mean basic..the farmhouse has cosy underfloor heating (October to May), Wi-Fi, real fires, Sony Flat-screen TV/ HD Freeview. Also Bluray & DVD player/ DVDs and a Wii. There's a large farmhouse table in the kitchen, seating 10,this opens into the lounge with a vaulted wooden ceiling with picture windows facing South & West. Off the kitchen is a Utility room housing a freezer, second fridge, washing machine & 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 -a walk-in linen cupboard & a private dedicated bathroom. This massive bathroom has a large power shower & free-standing bath in the middle of the room.With top golf courses all around, and great beaches the house is popular with golfers & families with dogs,or without.Bushmills Distillery & 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.Please also LIKE our Facebook page The Huston Farmhouse Portrush. Both Belfast airports about 70 mins away.
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 outside summer months. Please ask.
Check-in is from 1500hrs with you collecting a hidden key. (We live 60 miles away)
Check-out by 1030hrs.
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.
Kitchen has a double USB socket to the left of sink, so you can pack fewer electrical bits.
Check in is 3pm or after by collecting a hidden key.
Check-out is 1030am.
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 gas cylinder 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.
Location description from owner
Northern Ireland region
Home to Royal Portrush Golf Club (Irish Open 2012), 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”.
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. A visit to the historic city, with a bite of lunch, makes great day out.
About a half-mile away is Maddybenny stables where you can avail of pony-trekking, lessons, cross-country fences etc. www.maddybenny.com
- Great for children of all ages
- Pets welcome
Bed & bathroom
- Bedroom 1: King Bed
Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
Bedroom 3: Single Bed
- 1 Family bathroom, 1 Shower room
- Wi-Fi available
- Private garden
- Balcony or terrace
- Internet access
- Central heating
- Washing machine
- Clothes dryer
- DVD player
- CD player
- Hair dryer
- Linen provided
- Towels provided
- Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking
- To be covered by Payment Protection this rental needs to be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
- No smoking at this property
- Cancellation policy
About the owner
Adrian And Felicity H.
Tourism N Ireland ID 25794
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- Calendar updated::
- 29 May 2017
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- United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English
This Farmhouse has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and sleeps 5. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 07 Feb 2012. Located in County Antrim, it has 59 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £400 to £1000.
The Owner has a response rate of 90% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 29 May 2017.
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– based on 59 reviews
- Very Good
What a fantastic holiday cottage. We arrived Thursday late afternoon and what a surprise. The cottage was lovely and warm and the owners had left a basket of essentials so it meant I could have a lovely cup of tea while unpacking. The cottage itself has every thing you could want or need and the underfloor heating was a bonus. Everything was so clean and there were even fresh flowers on the table. There is a wood burner in the lounge and an open fire in the snug, we sat in there on a night to watch tv. The beds are really comfortable and I had the best nights sleep. We were only a few miles from the coast so had the best of both worlds, beach and country. I wish we could have stayed longer, but we will definitely be back.
Owner's reply: We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at the farmhouse and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Adrian & Felicity Huston
Myself and 4 friends recently stayed at the Huston farmhouse and as with many first time long distance reservations, had the usual fears about what we would find when we arrived; I am delighted to report however, that the farmhouse was nothing short of spectacular. From the breathtaking views out of the airy and spacious living area to the tasteful decor and comfortable homely feel of the cottage, I cannot find fault in any aspect of our stay.
Owner's reply: Having stayed in private rental accommodation in various places at home and around the World I know exactly what you mean. Felicity and I are delighted that our Farmhouse met your expectations, even if the weather for your visit could have been better. (There's a reason why Ireland is so green!) Adrian Huston
“Fantastic - this house has it all”
This is a well equipped, comfortable house which will meet many holiday needs. Comfortable beds, great showers, plenty of room, sociable kitchen, we love the house. It was perfect for our 5 and 8 year old to explore the garden and a little further away, the fields. The house is decorated with the many personal touches which show it is regularly used by the family too. Also excellently located for the North Coast of Antrim, we used it for trips to the beach (recommend West Strand, Portstewart), places of interest (Giant's Causeway, Carrick-na-Rede), and nearby towns (Coleraine, Portrush, Portstewart, Ballycastle). Super place!
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