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Shola Coach House
Ranked #1 of 28 Portrush B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
N Ireland
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Perfect”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

Just spent 2 very relaxing days at Shola Coach House. From the moment we arrived the hospitality and friendliness of the owners was amazing. They really know the meaning of top quality personal service. We stayed here before with the previous owners and the cottage was every bit as beautiful as I had remembered. Food is amazing - all home made breads with breakfast and afternoon tea. Rooms are very tastefully decorated and bathrooms large with lovely toiletries provided. Sue and Dave offered us lifts into Portrush which we gladly accepted. We did not want to leave and can't wait to return. Thank you for making our trip such an enjoyable one.

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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, 4 August 2013
Thank you very much for this perfect review and we are delighted you enjoyed staying at Shola on this trip as much as you did on previous visits. We are already looking forward to welcoming you on your return visit.
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Hertfordshire
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

Our hosts Sharon and David couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The coach house is a lovely, characterful property, and our room (Lavendar) was beautifully done out and comfortable. We had tea and homemade cakes in the pretty walled garden, and breakfast was delicious! The B&B is a 5 minute drive from Port Rush, but Sharon and David offered to drop us there in the evening if we both wanted to have a drink. It was our first stay in NI and we couldn't have asked for more perfect start to the holiday.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thanks so much for writing this fabulous review. We hope the rest of your first holiday in Northern Ireland was just as perfect and that you will return for more holidays in the future.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 July 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed my 4 night stay at Shola Coach House and it was perfectly positioned for exploring the northern coastline (by bike and by car). The 'just out of town' location (15 min stroll / 5 minute cycle / 2 min drive) means that the property has a lovely rural countryside feeling to it. I was lucky enough to get a couple of days of sunshine for breakfast outdoors in the gorgeous garden :)

Sharon and David are so down-to-earth and welcoming and their own genuine love of travel is evident in the quality of their hosting. Thank you for a great stay - I will be back!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, 1 August 2013
Thanks a million for posting this review and we are happy you loved Shola and the North Coast. It was a pleasure to host you here and we look forward to your return visit.
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Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

Any place that has, in the guest's living room, a big glass jar full of chocolate with a note attached to it saying 'Help Yourself!' is going to get my vote all day long. It really is the little things...

We stayed here when visiting Portrush for a wedding. Sharon was really friendly and helpful - she even gave us a lift to the reception to save us getting a taxi. What a lovely lady.

The rooms were beautiful, the shower was amazing and the breakfast was delicious. (The bacon especially). We didn't have a chance to experience the garden properly, but it looked like a great place to sit and relax.

Overall, I can't say enough good things about this place. Sharon & David know what they're doing, and they'll really look after you.

I've been racking my brains to come up with places for room for improvement, but all I've managed is:

It'd be nice to have baked beans with the cooked breakfast - I find a little bit of sauciness helps the whole caboodle. (Though this is personal preference and I should note that I didn't ask for beans. I wouldn't be surprised if they'd add them if you ask nicely).

Perhaps the towels could have been a little bigger? I know, I know. Getting really picky now. I'll be wanting a jar of chocolate in my room next...




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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
We are thrilled to get your vote and appreciate you taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Thanks too for the feedback on the baked beans and the towels. The traditional Ulster Fry we serve does not normally include baked beans, but of course had you asked, we would have provided! As for the towels we are currently trying to source a new supplier so perhaps by the next time you come back they will be bigger and better.
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

Susanne Australia
This B&B is the ideal get away situated just out of Portrush. Sharon & David are the perfect hosts, we were welcomed into to their home & felt very relaxed & at home in this quite garden location. The home is tastefully decorated & very comfortable. Our host were happy to book restaurants and make sure our stay was memorable. We will highly recommend this property to all our friends.

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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, 27 July 2013
Thanks very much for taking the time to post this review and it was an absolute pleasure to welcome you to our home for a few days. We hope you will visit us again on your next trip to the beautiful North Coast of Ireland, and if you bring more Australian Shiraz even better!
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We spent a night at Shola Coach House and it was a delight. Sharon and David are great hosts. The house is beautiful and the bedrooms very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The breakfast was delicious. I would highly recommend this B&B.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Thank you very much for the wonderful review and it was a pleasure to host you and your family. We hope to welcome you back again and for longer next time!
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Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

A truly hidden gem, just outside of Portrush, on the hills overlooking down the town. The best B&B I have ever been at. Fantastic accomodation to enjoy the area around Portrush and enjoy its great golf courses, as well as a fantastic welcoming feeling. Truly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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Sharon S, Owner at Shola Coach House, responded to this review, 20 July 2013
We are so pleased you had the best B&B experience at Shola and that you enjoyed the great golf courses in this area. Thanks very much for posting this review and we hope to welcome you here again and for longer next time!
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Property: Shola Coach House
Address: 110A Gateside Road, Portrush BT56 8NP, Northern Ireland (Formerly Shola Cottage)
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Antrim > Portrush
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Portrush
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our award winning 5-star B&B (rated 2nd best B&B in the WORLD in the 2015 Travellers' Choice Awards, winner of the best Serviced Accommodation in the Northern Ireland Tourism Awards 2014, and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner in 2015 & 2014) is a beautifully restored home dating back to c.1860. It is set within a secluded and private rural location on the outskirts of Portrush a mile from Royal Portrush Golf Club on the Causeway Coastal Route. The Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Old Bushmills Whiskey Distillery and miles of golden sand and surf beaches are all within minutes.The four spacious and elegant luxurious en suite bedrooms decorated in soft, neutral shades with a mix of antique and contemporary furnishings and fabrics are complete with super king-size beds, FREE super-fast WiFi, flat screen HD TV, DVD, hair dryer and tea & coffee making facilities. There is ample free car parking on site for guests. ... more   less 
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