Maddybenny Farm

Loguestown Road, Portrush

Maddybenny Farm (meaning "sanctified or holy post") dates from the 1600s, when it was built as a plantation house on lands belonging to the Earl of Antrim. The first Presbyterian Minister, Rev. Gabriel Cornwall, lived here.

The house is approached up a long track and stands in a wonderful, rural position. It is part of a big complex of buildings: the farm, stables and riding school, and 6 self-catering cottages. Added onto over the years, the house floor plan is unique in that the integral part of the house is in the centre and one can walk completely around the house from the inside. Maddybenny Farm is a comfortable, relaxed place - a bright and spacious house. The bedrooms are all en-suite and very large, each capable of sleeping 4 people.

Rosemary White, the owner, is a marvellous host with a wonderful sense of humour. She also serves the best breakfast in Ireland, a claim backed up by her Irish Breakfast awards: fresh trout, fruit juice, hot and cold cereals, fresh fruit, home-made scones, fresh-baked breads - the menu goes on and on.

Maddybenny has a games room and is very near the Royal Portrush Golf Club, the Giant's Causeway, University and beaches. Pets outside only. Access, Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Owner: Mrs Rosemary White
Open: All year, except Christmas and New Year
Rooms: 3 double/twin/family (3 en-suite)