The History of Carnside Guest House

Near Bushmills on the causeway coast

Carnside Guest House and the surrounding dairy farm was bought by the Lynch family in 1954. My great grand mother Frances Lynch ran the guest house which at this point only had 7 rooms which could accommodate up to 10 people, providing 3 meals and 3 snacks each day for visitors if they were in. The guest house has remained in the Lynch family since then going to Frances’s daughter Joan and then to her other daughter Alice. I have recently started managing the guest house as my great aunt is hoping to retire and I hope I am running the guest house as well as they have done so it can keep the great name that it has achieved over the years.

Our Location

Carnside Guesthouse is situated on top of the hill, opposite the Giants causeway overlooking the coast with magnificent panoramic views of portrush and Donegal. The guest house is a 15 minute walk from the Gianys Causeay Visitor Centre and local restaurants. It is surrounded by farmland and the neighbouring farm has recently opened a fun farm which is a great day out for all the family.

It's location is ideal for walking, hiking or cycling "The Ulster Way" . It is possible to use the local bus service (goes hourly around the coast during summer months) to travel along the coast and then walk back to the guest house. Packed lunches are available for excursions; bicycles can be stored in a garage and there is a private large car parking area, and a drying room. Dogs are not allowed in the house.

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