open plan living area with feature arch to living room
original beams & stone work integrated sympathetically
traditional feature fire place with black cast-iron gas stove
tv & dvd player, book library
wifi internet access available
fully equipped modern kitchen
Esse cooking stove (gas), microwave
fridge with access to large communal freezer
dining table with seating for 6
common laundry room with washing machine & dryer
space for wet clothes, iron & ironing boardbed linen & towels included
electricity & central heating included
large communal garden area with picnic benches
stunning views over Barr Hall Bay to the Mourne Mountains
tranquil, peaceful location at the tip of the Ards Peninsula
ample car parking
property listed here since May 2012
The Cottage is in a truly outstanding tranquil setting with views to match. Located at the tip of the Ards Peninsula, overlooking Barr Hall Bay, getting away from it all is an immediate reality. Views across the bay to the famous Mourne Mountains.
To view a further cottage at this location: The Barn. There is also a one bedroom cottage available. A family group booking of the Barn & the one bedroom cottage, The Apartment, attracts a 10% discount.
Barr Hall Bay is National Trust protected and is a common location for basking seals. You are located right at the meeting point of Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea and overlook the Narrows and the Barmouth with its turbulent waters that prompted the Viking invaders to name it the ‘Strang fjord’.
The lough is a site of Special Scientific Interest and of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Strangford Lough is steeped in history and boasts 5th century early Christian associations with the presence of St Patrick around Downpatrick and the Lecale areas. It’s coastline is dotted with abbey ruins and early Christian sites which were ruined by Vikings in the 9th & 10th centuries. Thereafter is a Norman legacy of fortified castles and houses around parts of the Lough all associated with the De Courcy family and their fuedal retainers.
The Cottage is 3.5 miles from Portaferry where you can expect all your local services. (Tesco/Asda – not resident in Portaferry – can do an online food delivery should you wish!). A ferry service is operational every half an hour and can take you and your car across to Strangford. From here, Downpatrick is only a 20 minute drive, with Newcastle and the Mournes only 45 minutes away.
£475: June – Sept & Easter/Christmas
£375: Rest of Year
£350: Weekend (3 nights)
No offers currently available
50% deposit secures booking with balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival
check in 4pm, check out 10am or by prior arrangement
rental Saturday to Saturday or by special arrangement