Bella Vista is a deceptively large house.
It was built in 1900 - the last year of Queen Victoria's reign.
would seem that Bella Vista has always been used as holiday
accommodation. From 1900 to 1934 it was known as The Bungalow and
was let as apartments.
In 1934 it was renamed Bella Vista and operated
as a private hotel until 1940 when it was taken over by the army and used to
billet troops including, from 1944, US Army soldiers.
Vista re-opened as a private hotel in 1954. Bella
Vista is now owned and cared for by Deirdre McAlpin, who has upgraded the
facilities to offer superior accommodation.
Deirdre initially offered Bed &
Breakfast in the summer, and house parties in the winter, but now Bella
Vista is available for holiday lets throughout the year.