We’ve always known that Northern Ireland is a must-see destination but it seems now the secret’s out and the rest of the world has caught on to this fact.
With tourism booming the accommodation scene has really upped its game. Yes, we’ve got world-class hotels but Northern Ireland is also brimming with luxurious four and five-star bed and breakfasts and Tourism NI is encouraging tourists and natives alike to explore what’s on their doorstep.
From luxurious bed and breakfasts on the north coast which boast breath-taking views to old Victorian houses steeped in history and heritage, there is something for everyone looking for a relaxing break before the Christmas rush.
Strandeen, Portstewart, Co. Londonderry
Strandeen is a luxury bed and breakfast sitting just above the bay and sandy beaches of Portstewart Strand and overlooking two 18-hole championship golf courses. This quiet location is perfect for a relaxing coastal escape, a golfing break or a base from which to explore the stunning Causeway Coastal Route.
Blackrock House offers boutique bed and breakfast accommodation that fuses modern style with authentic coastal living so you can stay by the sea in style! Guests can enjoy sweeping views across sandy beaches, windswept headlands and the Atlantic Ocean in this stunning Edwardian property, which dates back to 1902. A short walk away is the stunning Whiterocks Beach with the limestone cliffs of the White Rocks stretching from Curran Strand to Dunluce Castle.
Willowbank House, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Willowbank House is located on the Bellevue Ring approximately three miles from the historic island town of Enniskillen. Passionate about food, Willowbank House sources the finest quality local foods and boasts the ultimate breakfast experience. Nearby is Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark, where visitors can make their way through a natural underworld while stunningly beautiful cave formations glisten all around.
Manor House, Larne, Co. Antrim
Manor House is a classic Victorian house, beautifully furnished and only minutes away from the ferry terminal and train station. Carnfunnock Country Park nearby offers over 191 hectares of mixed woodland, colourful gardens and spectacular coastline with panoramic views. A varied programme of events on offer all year round, along with a maritime themed outdoor adventure playground, walled gardens, golf driving range, way-marked walks, wildlife garden and picnic sites, make the park a fun day out for all!
At the Beach, Portstewart, Co. Londonderry
At the Beach is a luxury new bed and breakfast in Portstewart offering stylish accommodation, stunning sea views and direct access to the magnificent golden sands of Portstewart Strand. Also within easy reach is the world famous Giant’s Causeway, the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Northern Ireland, renowned for its columns of layered basalt resulting from a volcanic eruption 60 million years ago. Its outstanding beauty really has to be seen to be believed.
Kensington Lodge, Dungannon, Co. Tyrone
Kensington Lodge is a superb residence built in 2007, set within maturing grounds and with views over the County Tyrone countryside. Located in peaceful surroundings, with spacious lawns and secure gated grounds, the accommodation is suitable for long-term business use, wedding parties and regular travel visitors, with a three bedroom self-catering cottage also available in the grounds. Hill of the O’Neill and the newly refurbished Ranfurly House Arts and Visitor Centre are nearby for guests to explore.
North Coast Country Bed & Breakfast, Ballintoy, Co. Antrim
North Coast Country Bed & Breakfast is a modern, tranquil family home nestled in the lush green countryside between Bushmills and Ballycastle. The bed and breakfast is handy for those who wish to catch the ferry over to Rathlin Island for the day, where they can experience the ‘upside down’ lighthouse built on Rathlin’s cliffs as well as one of the largest breeding seabird colonies in Europe.
Strand House, Portstewart, Co. Londonderry
This family-owned, luxury bed and breakfast on the north coast has championship golf courses, long walks, fine food and glorious beaches right at your doorstep. While staying, why not take a trip to Bushmills and the oldest working distillery in Ireland, Bushmills Distillery where the famous Bushmills Irish Whiskey is made.
Causeway Lodge, Bushmills, Co. Antrim
Situated in rolling countryside on the picturesque Causeway Coast, this magnificent new property offers a superb range of facilities including a two room suite. Delicious dining is available nearby in the Smugglers Inn, a traditional family-run inn overlooking the Giant’s Causeway.
Ballymote House, Downpatrick, Co. Down
A traditional, tranquil family home, Ballymote House is situated in the Heart of St. Patrick’s Country, and is an ideal base for exploring one of the most historically and culturally rich parts of Ireland. Rowallane Gardens nearby is considered a hidden gem of Northern Ireland, with beautiful garden spaces and secret worlds waiting to be explored.