Manse On The Beach
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Manor House | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
Manse on the Beach is a luxurious beach house situated on the sea front in the tranquil village of Cloughey, situated in Cloughey Bay near the tip of the Ards Peninsula, just 45 minutes drive from Belfast (40 minutes from Belfast City Airport). It is an ideal weekend or summer base to escape to the sea and explore the wonders of the Ards Peninsula, and it is only 4 miles from the charming sailing village of Portaferry. All rooms are centrally heated (oil fired) with an Aga in the kitchen, have a breathtaking view of the beach and are beautifully furnished in a traditional style.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast City Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Bangor 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Originally built in the 1920s , this very spacious house has recently being restored, retaining much of its original charm, with beautiful pitch pine flooring and woodwork features throughout.Two Large Lounge Areas - Open fireplaces in each with ample seating, TV/DVD player, games and library. The second reception room has a pine dining table, with charming pitch pine dresser and additional seating. Magnificent views of the beach from both. Extensive solid pine kitchen with dining area, includes traditional Belfast sink, Aga, gas hob and electric cooker, washer/dryer, dish washer, microwave and fridge/freezer. Large, comfortable bathroom, with enamel bath and electric power shower, and ample storage areas. Additional shower room and toilet on the ground floor. Two spacious double rooms and two triple room comfortably sleeps 8 to 10, with traditional pine beds, drawers & wardrobes in each room. All sleeping accommodation is situated on the second floor accessible by the main stair case to the first landing and a second set of stairs to the second landing. This is an important consideration for guests with accessiblity issues.
|Further details outdoors|
The house has extensive secluded, sheltered gardens (half an acre) to rear which catch the glorious afternoon and evening sun, complete with picnic table and barbecue area and sporting equipment. Ample parking facilities and gardens are also available to the front of the property, situated in front of the extensive 2 mile beach at Cloughey. A beautiful swimming pool, gym, sauna and jacuzzi facility is available for group hire just over 5 minutes drive from the property.
The property is normally let on a weekly basis - Saturday to Saturday. Other requests will be considered outside high season. Additional accommodation may be available for guest numbers over 8 if required.
About this location
The County Down region
The towns and villages of Mourne country are exciting destinations in their own right, also good bases for discovering the magic of the mountains and the sea.
The Ards Peninsula has many wonderful attractions, with Strangford Lough as it's main centrepiece. Coastal towns include Bangor, Donaghadee, Groomsport, Millisle, Portavogie and Portaferry. The Penisula is also home to two very popular National Trust properties as well as the beautifully restored National Trust village at Kearney.
Other popular resorts include Newcastle, where Slieve Donard really does 'sweep down to the sea' offers family fun, plus the bonus of mountains and championship golf (Royal County Down) on your doorstep. Nearby Bryansford and Tollymore are centres for outdoor adventure - from the sublime to the extreme. There is pony-trekking, bouldering, canoeing, abseiling, hillwalking and even Ireland's only mountainboarding facility! Both Tollymore and Castlewellan have outstanding forest parks. Silent Valley, inland from restored harbour hamlet, Annalong, is another gem. Big plans are afoot for the Mourne area - soon to be designated a National Park. Round the rocky coast, past busy fishing port Kilkeel, to Victorian Rostrevor. Its park begins as manicured lawns, but as you climb it becomes an arboretum, river walk and finally a mountain trail offering views across Carlingford Lough.
Nearest Shop (Large Centra) and mobile fish and chip shop: 5 minutes walk
Maud's Icecream and Sweets Parlour: 10 minutes walk approx.
Ardminnan 9-hole Golf Course: .5 mile
Ardminnan Equestrian Centre: .5 mile
Kirkistown 18-hole Castle Golf Club (with bar): .75 mile
Kirkistown Castle: 1 mile
Poo, gym, sauna, jacuzzi facility for private rental: 5 minutes drive from property - excellent hourly rates
Portavogie fishing village (renowned Quays Bar and Restaurant): 1.5 miles
Kearney – Beautifully restored village owned by the National Trust: 3 miles
Portaferry Marina with restaurants and bars: 4 miles
Exploris Aquarium: 4 miles
Greyabbey: A must for antique enthusiasts: 8 miles
Mount Stewart House and Gardens: 9 miles
Newtownards: Nearest large town: 11 miles
The village’s primary role today is geared to relaxation. It has a wide beach and acres of sand dunes. On the landward side, an excellent 18 hole golf course, tennis courts and children’s play facilities provide a focus for the visitor, as well as the families who arrive at weekends to occupy the homes that are a feature of the area. Of historical interest is Kirkistown Castle, built around 1622 and now open to the public during the summer.
Clean Coast Award winning beach
Sand dune system supporting a full range of wildflowers
Kirkiston Castle Golf Club with 18 holes and Ardminnon Golf Course with 9 holes
At the Cloughey Pavilion you will find newly refurbished floodlit tennis courts and an outdoor bowling green
Recently opened Children's Somme Memorial Garden with excellent playground facilities in the area
Three caravan sites catering for caravans and camping
Kirkiston Short Circuit Racing Track with either car or motor cycle events most weekends of the visitor season
The Nora Watson Jewelry premises and workshop
The Built Heritage dept. of DENI maintain a number of archaeological sites in this area of the Upper Ards, including Kirkiston Castle, and the ruins of The White House said to be an early mid 17th century Plantation defended farmhouse
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20 Nov 2012
"Really cosy house - with great atmosphere"
We stayed in this house, as a group of 4 adults and 6 children over the Christmas period,. The owner was very accomodating, and made us feel very welcome, putting up several large Christmas trees / de… More
14 Sep 2011
"Halloween Weekendend 2009"
Beautiful big house and garden just across a narrow road from the beach. Everything about this house and surrounding countryside was absolutely brilliant. A truelly peaceful and beautiful part of Nort… More
1 Jul 2011
"Beautiful big house, with a huge garden, beside the beach"
My family had a lovely stay in this beautiful old manse, which is across the road from the beach at Cloughey. It has a huge garden which was super for the children and Archie the dog. Football nets and tennis equipment was supplied. There is welcome pack to start you off with the essentials and also a warm and friendly welcome from the owner Cora. The atmoshere was happy and homely in this bright clean and comfortable home. We had a very happy weeks stay, thank you
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