Our Guest House is the ideal place to spend a relaxing break on the North Coast of Ireland: for sale


Our Guest House is the ideal place to spend a relaxing break on the North Coast of Ireland

Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

NEGOTIABLE

450 000 GBP

Agent: Cliff Jacobs - Managing Principal Estate Agent & CEO (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man (UJ). M.P.R.E.)
Agent Cellphone: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951
Agent Office Number: +27 (0) 21 554 0283
Agent Email Address: cliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com
Type: Guest House
Bedrooms: 9
Bathrooms: 9
Showers: 9
Parking: 9
Yield: Not Disclosed


Portrush (from IrishPort Rois, meaning 'port of the promontory') is a small seaside resort town on the north coast of County AntrimNorthern Ireland. It neighbours the resort of Portstewart. The main part of the old town, including the railway station as well as most hotels, restaurants and bars, is built on a mile–long peninsulaRamore Head. It had a population of 6,454 people at the 2011 Census. In the off-season, Portrush is a dormitory town for the nearby campus of the University of Ulster at Coleraine.

The town is well known for its three sandy beaches, the West Strand, East Strand and White Rocks, as well as the Royal Portrush Golf Club, the only golf club outside Great Britain which has hosted The Open Championship in 1951 and 2019.

RNLI lifeboats have operated out of Portrush Harbour since 1860 and currently stationed there are the Severn class William Gordon Burr and the D-class inshore vessel David Roulston.

History

A number of flint tools found during the late 19th century show that the site of Portrush was occupied during the "Larnian" (late Irish Mesolithic) period; recent estimates date this to around 4000 BC.

The site of Portrush, with its excellent natural defences, probably became a permanent settlement around the 12th or 13th century. A church is known to have existed on Ramore Head at this time, but no part of it now survives. From the records of the papal taxation of 1306, the Portrush church – and by extension the village – appears to have been reasonably wealthy. The promontory also held two castles, at varying periods. The first of these, Caisleán an Teenie, is believed to have been at the tip of Ramore Head, and probably destroyed in the late 16th century; the other, Portrush Castle, may have been built around the time of the Plantation of Ulster in the early 17th century. Nothing survives of either castle.

Following the Wars of the Three Kingdoms in the mid-17th century, Portrush became a small fishing town. It grew heavily in the 19th century as a tourist destination, following the opening of the Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway in 1855, and by the turn of the 20th century had become one of the major resort towns of Ireland, with a number of large hotels and boarding houses including the prominent Northern Counties Hotel. As well as the town's beaches and the Royal Portrush Golf Club (opened 1888), the nearby Giant's Causeway was a popular tourist destination, with the Giant's Causeway Tramway – at the time, one of the world's longest electrified railways – built in 1893 to cater to travellers coming from Portrush.

The town's fortunes peaked in the late 19th and early 20th century, and declined after the Second World War with the growth of foreign travel. It escaped any involvement in the Troubles until 3 August 1976, when a series of bombings of properties burned out and destroyed several buildings, though with no loss of life. In a second attack in April 1987, two officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) were shot in the back by the Provisional Irish Republican Army while on foot patrol on Main Street.

Demography

On Census day (27 March 2011) there were 6,454 people living in Portrush (2,824 households), accounting for 0.36% of the NI total. Of these:

  • 18.89% were aged under 16 years and 19.09% were aged 65 and over;
  • 51.78% of the usually resident population were female and 48.22% were male;
  • 66.90% belong to or were brought up in a 'Protestant and Other Christian (including Christian related)'faiths and 24.84% belong to or were brought up in the Catholic faith;
  • 63.43% indicated that they had a British national identity, 32.89% had a Northern Irish national identity and 11.93% had an Irish national identity (respondents could indicate more than one national identity);
  • 42 years was the average (median) age of the population;
  • 15.75% had some knowledge of Ulster-Scots and 4.83% had some knowledge of Irish (Gaeilge).




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About Us

Let us take care of all your needs as you relax & enjoy a central location with a variety of attractions & activities all within easy access in this picturesque & unique area of outstanding natural beauty. Royal Portrush Golf Club, the Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, & mile upon mile of golden sand and surf beaches are to name but a few of the local attractions. For eating out there is a great selection of local restaurants to suit all tastes, & there is no shortage of activities to indulge & enjoy. Enter as strangers & leave as friends with memories that will last forever.

Our Guest House is a family-owned Bed and Breakfast run by a Mother and Daughter team.

Recently renovated, our Guest House offers not only a warm welcome and friendly atmosphere but also a superb location; it’s the ideal place to spend a relaxing break on the North Coast of Ireland. Located in the heart of Portrush, County Antrim, our Guest House offers the perfect balance between a relaxing break and a fun getaway; having a wide variety of attractions and activities all on your doorstep.

Our Guest House is situated along the scenic Causeway Coastal Route, one of the world’s greatest road journeys, and set in a picturesque and unique area of outstanding natural beauty. Whether it’s the beach, the golf course, or some of Northern Ireland’s top tourist attractions, we are only minutes away.

Proximity to Local Attractions

Located in Portrush just 3 minutes' walk from the seaside, we enjoy a very central location. Royal Portrush Golf Club is only a two-minute drive away, and the Giant’s Causeway (Northern Ireland's number one tourist attraction) a scenic 15-minute drive.

Eating Out

There is a great selection of local restaurants to suit all tastes, and no shortage of things to do in the area.

Accommodation

Rooms

Beulah Guest House features 9 ensuite guest rooms, a shared lounge with TV and free Wi-Fi throughout. Officially a 3-star bed and breakfast accommodation in the centre of Portrush this friendly establishment offers first-class service and hospitality in a beautiful home from home.

Comfortable bedrooms house a flat-screen HD TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities, desk, wardrobe, complimentary toiletries and FREE Wi-Fi. There is a cosy guest lounge with antique piano, jigsaw and book swapping facilities for any avid readers visiting.

Your stay includes a scrumptious breakfast with either cooked to order traditional Ulster Fry or vegetarian/healthier options as required. All produce is local, organic and free-range where possible. Please advise us if you have any allergies; gluten-free options are also available if desired. Breakfast is served 8:00 am - 9:15 am.

The location is central and within walking distance of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and local attractions. For example, East Strand beach is on the doorstep and it’s only a five-minute walk from the train station and bus stop. We provide guests with ample free, secure private car parking at the rear of the property, off the street.

Choose our 3-star bed and breakfast accommodation in the centre of Portrush and enjoy a stay that includes:

  • First-class service and hospitality in this beautiful home from home.
  • Comfortable bedrooms with flat-screen HD TV, hairdryer, tea & coffee making facilities & FREE Wi-Fi.
  • En suite facilities & complimentary toiletries.
  • A scrumptious breakfast including cooked to order traditional Ulster Fry as well as vegetarian and healthy options using local, organic and free-range produce where possible. Please advise us if you have any allergies; gluten-free options also available.
  • Ample free and secure private car parking.
  • A cosy guest lounge with antique piano, jigsaw and book swap.
  • A central location within walking distance of shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and local attractions.
  • East Strand beach on your doorstep.
  • A five-minute walk from the train station and bus stop.

Local Attractions

There is no shortage of things to do in and around Portrush, and the surrounding areas. Whether it is a round or two of golf, visiting historic sites and museums, walking, running or biking the coastal route, or swimming and surfing on the Blue Flag beaches, simply enjoying the scenic splendour and shopping for souvenirs, or eating out, we are here to help you plan to fill your days with as much, or as little, activity as you want. 

All you need to do is ask...

Things to do

As well as helping you organise heaps of stuff to do within our region, we can help with ideas for unforgettable day trips out of our Guest House Portrush, for example, a visit to Rathlin Island, taking the train on one of the world’s great railway journeys from Coleraine to Derry/Londonderry, UK City of Culture 2013, discovering Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula, or experiencing the energy of RMS Titanic in Belfast. The North Coast boasts magnificent stretches of golden sandy beaches, including several Blue Flag beaches, all within minutes of our Guest House.

  • West Bay, Portrush
  • East Strand, Portrush
  • White Rocks, Portrush
  • Portstewart Strand
  • Runkerry Strand, Portballintrae
  • Benone Strand
  • Castlerock Beach
  • Downhill Beach

Choose from any number of activities on offer including sailing, surfing, body boarding, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, scuba diving, sea tours, sea kayaking, surf kayaking, windsurfing, coastal caving, and coasteering, fishing and horse-riding. We are happy to help you book your activity with the local activity providers and surf schools.

Golf

Staying at our Guest House Portrush you are never more than a short drive from a fine golf course, and as a keen golfer and winner of the Women's Black Bush Tournament, we can advise you on all your golf needs. Just a mile away is Royal Portrush Golf Club, venue to the 2012 Irish Open, and one of the world’s greatest courses as well as a breeding ground for champions - the club is home to Graeme McDowell, the 2010 US Open Champion, and Darren Clarke, the 2011 British Open Champion, and the late Fred Daly, the 1947 British Open Champion.\

In less than a half-hour drive you could be teeing off in one of more than half a dozen courses offering links or parkland challenges for all abilities and budgets – Portstewart Golf Club, Castlerock Golf Club, Roe Park Resort, Bush foot and Ballycastle Golf Clubs are but a few of the courses within minutes of our Guest House Portrush.

Driving an hour or so from our bed and breakfast accommodation on relatively quiet country roads will give you dozens of courses to choose from including Royal Belfast Golf Club and Holywood Golf Club, home to the current World Number One and two-time major champion Rory McIlroy.

A short ferry crossing from Magilligan Point will take you to the Inishowen Peninsula in County Donegal where you can play either Greencastle or the two championship links courses at Ballyliffin Golf Club, before returning for an evening of relaxation in Portrush or at our Guest House.

Hiking & Biking

You can choose to stroll or saunter from our Guest House to the stunning coastline and walk one of the many golden beaches, or for more serious walkers you can join the Ulster Way, and incorporate shorter sections of the Causeway Coast Way and the North Sperrins Way. There are plenty of coastal walks, rural walks and forest walks to suit all abilities and we can help with advice, route planning and maps.

There is no better way to see the stunning rugged coastline than from two wheels. There are a variety of terrains and routes, and significant sections of the National Cycle Network Route 93 pass close by our Guest House. You can bring your own bike, hire from specialists in the area or even borrow a jalopy from us!

Binevenagh Mountain - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) – is a must for walkers and bikers and outdoor enthusiasts. It is a special and unique place with a spectacular landscape steeped in history and heritage.

Arts & Culture

Experience contemporary and traditional live music, concerts, plays, shows, exhibitions, comedy and cinema events at a choice of local venues including:

  • The Playhouse, Portrush
  • Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart
  • The Riverside Theatre, Coleraine
  • Traditional Irish music on Thursdays at Springhill Bar
  • History & Heritage
  • Explore the many historic buildings and places in the region including:
  • Green Lane Museum, Roe Valley Country Park
  • Ballycastle & Ballymoney Museums
  • Hezlett House, Castlerock
  • Lissanduff Ritual Site, Portballintrae
  • The Dark Hedges, near Ballymoney
  • The nine famous Glens of Antrim

Retail & Relax

Shop for souvenirs, antiques, arts and crafts in Portrush.

If you are here on the second Saturday of the month, a visit to the Causeway Speciality Market in Coleraine is a must to pick up local, organic specialty food and quality crafts.

Visit the bustling market town of Ballycastle from where, on a clear day, you can look across to Scotland.

Relax and unwind at the region’s luxurious beauty spas – we can assist with making reservations and bookings. There is plenty of choice in Portrush and the local area for good food establishments offering a diverse range of culinary styles, from traditional Irish recipes to more contemporary dishes, and from superb restaurants for fine dining to pubs, bistros, cafes and coffee shops for light lunches, snacks and suppers.

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Cliff Jacobs (Nat.Dpl.Hotel Man. (UJ). M.P.R.E.)

Managing Principal / CEO

Exquisite Hotel Consultants (Pty) Ltd

Mobile: +27 (0) 84 413 1071 / +27 (0) 61 716 6951

Landline: +27 (0) 21 554 0283

Emailcliff@exquisitehotelconsultants.com

Skype: cliff.jacobs

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