BED and BREAKFAST IRELAND
Just off the coast road, Whitepark 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 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.
FODOR'S EXPLORING IRELAND
"Certainly one of the most imaginatively furnished country guesthouses within striking distance of the Giants Causeway "
KAREN BROWN'S IRELAND - Charming Inns and Itineraries
"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."
DEVIAJES - SPAIN
"Concretamente, 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 al la chiminea, antes de salir a pasear por la costa norte. Una delicia."
DUMONT REISE - HANDBUCH IRELAND - die autorin Petra Dubilski
WHITEPARK HOUSE Ein zauberhaftes Landhaus mit den reizendsten Gastgebern des Nordens, wunderbarem Blick auf die Bucht und urgmutlichen, groben Zimmern, alle mit eigenem bad.
MICHELIN NEOS GUIDE TO IRELAND 2001
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..."
COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE
"......one of the best views in Ireland...This is 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.."
THE GUARDIAN - TRAVEL SECTION
"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 homemade shortbread biscuits"
WEEKEND VIAGGI - ITALY
"..Sulla Antrim coast, Bob e Siobhan Isles alla Whitepark House, garantiscona una impareggiable ospitalita in posizione isolata, nell'omonoima baia...."
SAVEUR MAGAZINE - FRANCE
" De ses chambres, on voit la mer et, au loin, L'ile de Rathlin. Dans cette elegnat maison, les boiseries acajou, les teints harmonieuses choises par Bob et Siobhan Isles, la grande cheminee au feu de tourbe, atmosphere aussi confortable que raffinee..."
ALASTAIR SAWDAY - Special places to stay in Ireland
"...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.....its a greenhouse you can live in"
D.K. EYEWITNESS TRAVEL......IRELAND
“Bob and Siobhan provide a warm welcome at this award winning guesthouse in an old house with beautifully manicured gardens. The bedrooms are large and ensuite. Breakfast is served in a big comfortable conservatory. The full Irish breakfast is superb.”