Whitepark House

Whitepark House Bed&Breakfast is situated on the North Antrim coast road above the prettiest beach in Northern Ireland, Whitepark Bay.

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Address:
Bob & Siobhan Isles,    Whitepark House,
150 Whitepark Road,    Ballintoy,
Ballycastle,    Co. Antrim,    BT54 6NH

Telephone:
local:   207 31482
national:   028 207 31482
international: +44 28 207 31482

GPS: 55.227481, -6.403531

e-mail:
bob@whiteparkhouse.com

free WiFi available

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2021/09/24 :
Very sorry, but due to the covid19 restrictions Whitepark House B&B will remain closed until further notice.
We like to think that Whitepark House is one of the most interesting and atmospheric houses on the North coast.
It was here in 1730 and has been added to over the centuries.

The Giant's Causeway is 4 miles west of us and Ballintoy Harbour and the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge are 2 miles east.

About us


More information about the house.

About Us

In the winter of 2006 we felt confident enough to re-invest in the house and did a major renovation .....
re-wiring the house,
new plumbing,
new heating,
new bathrooms and even a new roof .....

we added a big conservatory for guests´ breakfasts in the summer and some extra space for ourselves.

Hopefully we´ll never have to see another builder in our lifetime !


We now have 3 double bedrooms, some overlook the garden, some look towards the sea, all have large bathrooms, containing power showers and separate baths ..... the rooms are individual in style thanks to Siobhan´s curtain making skills, one has a brass four poster bed, the others are brass.

image of the blue room with sea view

the blue room with sea views



image of the blue room with sea view

this double en-suite bedroom has 2 single beds



image of our third double room with a four-poster bed

Our other double room with a four-poster bed



We have filled the house and rooms with art, plants, hangings and souvenirs of our holidays in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan and Morocco.

We have filled the house and rooms with art, plants, hangings and souvenirs of our holidays 
                    	  in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan and Morocco
We have filled the house and rooms with art, plants, hangings and souvenirs of our holidays 
                    	  in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan and Morocco

Souvenirs and art of our holidays in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Japan & Morocco



The lounge for relaxing and chatting

The lounge for relaxing and chatting.


Check in and afternoon tea time is between 4 and 6 pm in the lounge.
We can chat about places to go and see, places to eat if not organised and I will give you a key to the door so that you can come and go as you please.
It is important to us and our sanity that you arrive at this time so that we can have a life too.

Check out before 11 am last day please.

During the summer months you are advised to reserve dinner, and taxi if required, well in advance.
I am happy to recommend websites and telephone numbers.

If there is a problem please contact us by email (bob@whiteparkhouse.com) or telephone (+44 28 20731482).

Please don´t hesitate to email or ring us if you want any advice on itineraries, routes, distances or simply for a chat ..... don´t be shy, we enjoy this !

Bob & Siobhan
drawing of Bob & Siobhan

Tariffs and Cancellation policy

Tariffs

One hundred and thirty (130) pounds sterling per night for 2 persons sharing an en-suite double room.
Ninety (90) pounds per night for single occupancy of a double room.
Payment in pound Sterling (£) by cheque or cash.
Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Price of room includes:
- Room - ensuite facilities (bath and separate power shower).
- Full Irish breakfast.
- Tea/coffee on arrival.
- Vegetarian options available.

Check in and afternoon tea time is between 4 and 6 pm in the lounge.
We can chat about places to go and see, places to eat if not organised and I will give you a key to the door so that you can come and go as you please.

It is important to us and our sanity that you arrive at this time so that we can have a life too.

Check out before 11 am last day please.

During the summer months you are advised to reserve dinner, and taxi if required, well in advance.
I am happy to recommend websites and telephone numbers.

If there is a problem please contact us by email (bob@whiteparkhouse.com) or telephone (+44 28 20731482).

image of a traditional Ulster Fry as we use to serve it

full Irish Breakfast



"We have just 3 double rooms, no family rooms and no facilities for babies.
Children are welcome if old enough to take a separate room and are charged at the full rate
".

Free WiFi internet connection available.      free WiFi available


Cancellation policy

Cancellation policy

We ask for credit card details when a reservation is made.
This is for our security only.

Payment is on departure.
Visa or Mastercard are accepted, cheque or cash earns you an extra cup of tea.

Should you have to cancel a booking up to a week beforehand we will understand.
Within the week we think it´s fair to take 50% if not replaced.

If "no show" on the day, without notice, 100%.

Please note that we are human and understand that things don´t always go to plan, but we are devastated if someone doesn´t show up.
We much prefer to have you here !

How to find us . . . . .


All roads lead to Whitepark Bay !

How to find us

All roads lead to Whitepark Bay !

From the west you must reach Coleraine to cross the River Bann.
From there you can either take the A2 coast road via Portstewart/Portrush/Dunluce Castle to Bushmills or take the direct B17.

In Bushmills you turn left and go 5 miles on the A2 to Whitepark Bay.
We are just around the corner from the Beach car park on the right with all the usual signs displayed.

From the south (Belfast/Dublin) again you have a choice.
Either the direct route up the M2 motorway via the ring roads of Ballymena and Ballymoney to Bushmills etc, which takes a little over an hour, or . . . . .

if you have 2 hours, take the wonderful A2 coast road past Carrickfergus Castle/Carnlough/Cushendall (Harry´s Bar for soup ?) and Cushendun where you simply must leave the A2 and take the wee road past Torr Head, look for Murlough Bay and then go to Ballycastle.

From there follow the B15 coast road east past the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (one hour leg stretch ?) to Ballintoy.
We are 2 miles further along the coast road on the left hand side.

Just to confuse things . . . . .
If you are travelling from Dublin and want to avoid Belfast and the motorways there is a route that I call "The green route from/to Dublin".

It takes a wee bit longer but it is less stressful and much prettier.

From Dublin you go to the village of Slane on the N2 (beside Newgrange, one of the "must see's " of Ireland) and up to Castleblayney/Armagh and the A29 north via Cookstown/Maghera to Coleraine.

Bob & Siobhan    drawing of Bob & Siobhan

your host at Whitepark House: Bob Isles

Your host at Whitepark House: Bob Isles



Out and About

- Walk the beach at Whitepark Bay ..... look for fossils and take photos ..... allow 3 hours.

Whitepark Bay beach
Whitepark Bay


- Walk the 8 mile cliff path to the Giant´s Causeway ..... one of the great walks of Ireland .....
allow a minimum of 4 hours one way, bus home.

cliff walk to the Giant's Causeway


- Visit the Giant´s Causeway only ..... allow 2 hours for the round trip and photos.

part of the Giant's Causeway
part of the Giant's Causeway


- Sunset at Dunluce Castle, on the A2 just outside Bushmills.

sunset at Dunluce Castle


- Visit the Dark Hedges.
This beautiful avenue of beech trees was planted by the Stuart family in the eighteenth century.

the Dark Hedges


- Visit Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge (Feb to Oct).
30 minute walk from the car park and back ..... if you survive !

Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge


- Visit the 'Old Bushmills Distillery' .... allow 90 minutes for the tour .... taxi home ?
- Dunluce Castle near Bushmills ..... stop for a photo ..... or visit for 90 minutes.     
- Rathlin Island ..... all day visit, especially in June/July/August to see the sea-birds.
- Glens of Antrim .... 3 hours circular drive through Murlough Bay and Glendun ....
plus an optional 2 hour walk at Glenariff waterfall and lunch in Cushendall ?

Glens of Antrim
Glens of Antrim - Glenariff Waterfall


- Belfast City is only an hour away ..... the sightseeing bus tour or 'black cab' tour are the highlight of a visit that takes all day.

- Visit the Inishowen Peninsula in Donegal for the day ..... taking in Derry City and the Wall tour.

the Inishowen Peninsula


- Play golf on any of the 10 'links' courses that are within a 20 mile radius
..... book now if you want to play Royal Portrush !

Play golf at Portrush


Reviews

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Awards

Reviews and Awards

Awards for 2014 - 2015;  Guest Accommodation of the Year

Awards for 2014 - 2015; Guest Accommodation of the Year



Breakfast Award Logo       Recommended by Georgina Campbell       Karen Brown       Michelin guide 2017       the AA Goldstar 2017       Sawdays       TripAdvisor

Awards from AA, Georgina Campbell, Michelin, Karen Brown, Alastair Sawday & TripAdvisor

Georgina Campbell's Host-of-the-Year 2014 award

Georgina Campbell and Bob Isles - Host-of-the-Year 2014

How could you not want to book in here - immediately!

If you do, you´ll find that it´s for real: your chatty and well-informed host welcomes you to the cosy sitting room and plies you with home-made pastries and bottomless cups of perfect tea before showing you to one of the gorgeous and thoughtfully designed bedrooms, all of which have lots of exotic touches and terrific bathrooms.

This man is an exceptional host, giving guests plenty of space to relax yet ensuring they never want for anything - and with apparently unlimited local knowledge of the area, attractions and restaurants to help you enjoy your stay.

A treasure indeed.

Georgina Campbell's Award
award
award

One of the prettiest country home B&B´s in Northern Ireland.
Over 250 years old, Whitepark House is richly and tastefully decorated.
Whitepark House Country Home might be mistaken for a greenhouse with furniture.
Siobhan and Bob Isles combine their domestic capabilities with green thumbs to provide you with a pleasant atmosphere to relax in.

Each of the rooms is individually decorated and each is large and roomy.
The rooms either have garden or ocean views.

DAN McQUILLANS BEST OF IRELAND


"Certainly one of the most imaginatively furnished country guesthouses within striking distance of the Giant&s Causeway".

FODOR´S EXPLORING IRELAND


Just off the coast road, Whitepark House is a most interesting house.
Dating from the eighteenth century with later additions, the property used to include the beach.
Now, across the road, a path leads to a lovely, sandy Whitepark beach.

The central room of the house with a charming bowed end is where breakfast is served, and guests like to gather around the fire in the long drawing room, which overlooks the gardens that surround the house.
Of the three upstairs bedrooms, one is particularly large with windows all around.

The house is full of bits and pieces acquired from Sri Lanka and other points east, where Bob and Siobhan like to escape to in winter.
Recently the house has been completely renovated and a conservatory added.

BED and BREAKFAST IRELAND

photo of our conservatory´s exterior

Conservatory - exterior



photo of our conservatory´s interior

Conservatory - interior

"Whitepark House has a perfect location on the prettiest part of the North Antrim coast.
Siobhan and Bob love the area and are keen for guests to really enjoy it and their home, eat breakfast in the bay window in the open plan hallway and toast your toes by the fire in the spacious sitting room."

KAREN BROWN´S IRELAND
Charming Inns and Itineries


"Concrecamente, en Whitepark Bay (Ballintoy), en el condado de Antrim.
Bob Isles y su muyer Siobhan han recreado una casa de campo ideal en su Whitepark House, ilena de atesania y atiguedades procedentes de India y Sri Lanka, a donde se escapa la pareja en vacaciones.
Imaginate desayunando en el salon, frente a la chiminea, antes de salir a pasear por la costa norte.
Una delicia".

DEVIAJES - SPAIN


WHITEPARK HOUSE
Ein zauberhaftes Landhaus mit den reizendsten Gastgebern des Nordens, wunderbarem Blick auf die Bucht und urgmutlichen, grossen Zimmern, alle mit eigenem Bad.

DUMONT REISE-HANDBUCH ..... IRLAND
die Autorin Petra Dubilski


Whitepark House, close to Whitepark Beach ...... this opulent little chateau-like residence has oriental decor and an extraordinary array of antique furniture.
Extremely comfortable, excellent breakfast .....

MICHELIN NEOS GUIDE TO IRELAND 2001


"..... one of the best views in Ireland .....
This is a paradise for walkers and birders, so a two-night stay is a must if this is your first visit.
..... true Irish hospitality awaits you here ....."

COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE


"The location could scarcely be better ..... Bob who has just won the AA´s U.K ´Landlady of the Year´ plonks you in front of a fire and serves a welcoming pot of tea with delicious home-made shortbread biscuits".

THE GUARDIAN - TRAVEL SECTION


"..... Sulla Antrim coast, Bob e Siobhan Isles alla Whitepark House, garantiscona una impareggiable ospitalita in posizione isolata, nell´omonoima baia ..."

WEEKEND VIAGGI - ITALY


"..... it is the quantity of greenery which colours and refreshes the house and which catches the eye first, particularly in the long drawing room: dried flowers, cacti, baskets of green plants of all sizes, ferns ..... it´s a greenhouse you can live in ......"

ALASTAIR SAWDAY
"Special places to stay"


"De ses chambres, on voit la mer et, au loin, L´ile de Rathlin.
Dans cette elegant maison, les boiseries acajou, les teints harmonieuses choises par Bob et Siobhan Isles, la grande cheminee au feu de tourbe, atmosphere aussi comfortable que raffinee ....."

SAVEUR MAGAZINE - FRANCE


Greetings from Whitepark House

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Call us on:   (+44) (0)28-20731482    or    Mail to:   bob@whiteparkhouse.com