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I've just had my Northern Ireland Tourist Board Star Rating inspection. It all went really well and they were very impressed with Valley View. I am now scoring a 5 star standard getting 90% and to achieve Five Star you must be 85% and above. I have chosen to stay as a 4 star bed and breakfast at the moment as I have some choices to make regarding increasing my prices and the type of market I advertise to. If any of you have any comments to make on this I would find this very helpful. We are staying as a Four Star accommodation for the moment but may choose to go for Five Star accommodation in the future. We are close to the Giant's Causeway, Bushmills Distillery, Carrick-a-rede rope bridge, The Dark Hedges and Dunluce Castle and there are not many 5 Star accommodations in this area. So it might be a good choice to make to go with the Five Star accommodation. I offer a lot of what Five Star Bed and Breakfasts offer at the moment and make my own homemade breads, including soda scones, pancakes and wheaten bread plus my own jams and marmalade. I use fresh locally produced produce for the breakfast. Sourcing the eggs, bacon, sausages and as many of the products locally is very important to me running a High Quality bed and breakfast.
I would have to increase my prices if I moved to a five star accommodation. But I feel we are giving value for money and that is what many people want to have. A good high quality accommodation at a value for money price. Any comments on this would be very helpful. Thank you
At Valley View close to Bushmills and the Giant's Causeway we make our own Irish Soda Bread. In this part of Ireland we call it Wheaten Bread. This is a special Irish Bread made with wholemeal flour, baking soda and buttermilk with a little bit of butter added. This is my favourite bread and I make it 2 or 3 times per week and serve it with the breakfast in the morning. This Irish Soda Bread or Wheaten Bread freezes really well and can be eaten with every meal of the day. We serve it at Valley View with butter and homemade rhubarb and strawberry jam. If anyone would like to have my recipe you may email me directly and I can give that to you on info@valleyviewbushmillsaccommodation.com . This favourite Irish Soda bread recipe is so easy to make and you can't really go wrong when making it. In Ireland we also eat this bread at lunch time with a large bowl of homemade soup or vegetable broth. Then in the summer we would serve our Irish Soda Bread with a nice salad with homemade coleslaw and locally sourced hams, chicken, tomatoes and other salad vegetables.
When you decide to visit the Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, Dunluce Castle, the dark hedges and Carrick-a-rede rope bridge you can come and stay at Valley View Bushmills Bed and Breakfast and we will serve you some of our homemade wheaten bread with homemade jam and a freshly brewed pot of tea or coffee when you arrive to stay in the afternoon. A true Irish welcome awaits you at Valley View Country House. Send me your email address and I will send you a recipe. Also in exchange for your email address I will ask if I can send you other information about special offers at Valley View.
Race week 2018 Monday 14 May 2018 - Saturday 19 May 2018
Prices from £80 per room for 2 people sharing.
Book directly with Valerie for best rates on 02820741608 or 07718867677
www.valleyviewbushmillsaccommodation.com
STILL ROOMS AVAILABLE - 3 NIGHT MINIMUM STAY
We spent a day recently on Rathlin Island. It's so peaceful and beautiful. The weather was good for us too.
18Apr

New bathroom

The newly refurbished bathroom. These pictures will soon be uploaded to our website.
18Apr

New Bedroom

This is one of our newly refurbished bedrooms. We have put in new furniture and furnishings from Laura Ashley. My recent tourist board inspector indicated that this was 5 star standard. Hope you will reserve a room and hopefully enjoy the comfort.
This is what we encountered when heading down to Ballintoy Harbour on a tour with our guests last week. We also visited The Giant's Causeway, Carrick-a-rede Rope Bridge, Port Bradden, Dunluce Castle, Bushmills Distillery and the Dark Hedges. We had a great day
There was an open day at the Giant's Causeway today and it was so much fun.
14Jan

New Website

It's been a while coming but our new website is finally here.