Manse On The Beach
About the home
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 lets|
Nearest amenities: 100m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seating for 12, Lounge seating for 12|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|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. Credit Card booking facility is available.
The House is Strictly Non-Smoking. Smoking facilities are available in the back courtyard.
Pets are usually welcome at the property (maximum 2) as long as they sleep in the kitchen at night time and guests ensure the place is left as they find it.
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.
The Cloughey area
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
How to get there
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Nearest airport is Belfast City Airport. Take the A55 Outer Ring to the town of Newtownards. Follow the Newtownards bypass on to the Portaferry Road and then travel through Greyabbey and Kirkubbin. Once through Kirkubbin take the first left after the town, signposted for Cloughey. Drive to the end of that road (approx 4 miles) until you reach the crossroad at Cloughey Strand. Turn right and drive straight until you see a large Centra foodstore in front of you. Then turn left down Manse Road, driving along by the shore. Number 25 is approximately 200 yards down that road on your right hand side.
Activities near Cloughey
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
20 Nov 2012
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 /... more
14 Sep 2011
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... more
01 Jul 2011
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
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 10|
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|Low Season||7 Nov 10||18 Dec 10||£ 450||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||18 Dec 10||1 Jan 11||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||15 Jan 11||19 Feb 11||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||19 Feb 11||28 May 11||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||28 May 11||3 Sep 11||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||3 Sep 11||18 Dec 11||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||18 Dec 11||8 Jan 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||8 Jan 12||4 Mar 12||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||4 Mar 12||27 May 12||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||27 May 12||30 Sep 12||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||30 Sep 12||23 Dec 12||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||23 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Low Season||6 Jan 13||3 Mar 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||3 Mar 13||26 May 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||26 May 13||29 Sep 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||29 Sep 13||22 Dec 13||£ 575||-||-||1 Week|
|High Season||22 Dec 13||5 Jan 14||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Fuel and heating costs included. There may be a small levy for winter bookings, please check.
Christmas, New Year, Halloween, Easter and School Mid Term Breaks are all considered High Season.
Weekend rates are negotiable pending availability and number of guests outside high season.Enquire now
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Cora and Brian Robinson
The owner is based in the United Kingdom and has advertised with Holiday Lettings since 2009. This manor house has received 3 reviews from previous guests.
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