Loughside Bed & Breakfast was started in 2006, when our daughter started the local Primary School and Shirley wanted to be available for her coming in from school. As we had some extra bedrooms that were not being used, the thought of a b&b seemed a good idea. We applied to the Tourist Board, got all the necessary Certificates and we are still hosting..... 12 years later!
We take pleasure in opening our family home to visitors from all around the world, and pride ourselves on offering clean & comfortable lodgings for our guests. We want your stay to be a home away from home, and we will be only too happy to facilitate any special requests that can make your visit that little bit more special!
We have family pets - a cat and two dogs. Although they are usually just snoozing in their outside kennels! They occasionally pop in to the house to say hello, but if you have any allergies just let us know and we will do everything we can to keep the house pet free for your stay.
We provide both double and twin rooms - all with their own en suites. Complete with tea & coffee making facilities, satellite TV, alarm clocks, hair-dryer, electric blankets for those chilly evenings, free WIFI and off-road private parking. An iron and Ironing board are available on request.
Our large, secure, yard is perfect for cyclists, motorcyclists, and even those with boats, eager to take advantage of the crystal clear waters of the north-east coast!
We consider ourselves an eco-friendly B&B, and have our own solar panels to generate as much of our own electricity as possible. We recycle our plastics, tins, glass, paper, cardboard etc. We also use a compost bin for kitchen waste, scraps, peelings, cut grass etc. We do try our best and .........every little helps!
Situated in picturesque Carrickfergus, on the famous Antrim Coast, and the start of the Causeway Coastal Route. We are just 12 miles from Belfast City Centre, and 10 miles from the ferry port of Larne. We have off-road private parking and the train halt is only a 5-10 min walk, while buses pass front of house! We are happy to drop our guests over to the town centre or train halt/station or to pick-up, should they not wish to drive. This enables a stress free, relaxing time.
Carrickfergus is an historic sea-side town, with lots to see and do... you can visit the 12th Century Carrick Castle, watch the boats sailing in and out of the beautiful Marina, and partake in a delicious meal in one of numerous restaurants and bars in the town centre. Not to mention, award winning Mauds Ice-Cream! Sit and look out from their comfy chairs at Belfast Lough.
We are also just 15 minutes by car from the beautiful town of Whitehead, where you can visit the Whitehead Railway Museum (Steam), enjoy the bracing sea air with stunning coastal walks leading to the Blackhead Lighthouse...or just enjoy a coffee and scone or even a crab sandwich in one of the local cafe’s or tearooms.