Our modern/vintage apartment though recently built has all the hallmarks of good old fashioned attention to detail.
Solid wood sash windows and ceiling lights flood the space with light.
There are two bedrooms, the master en suite has a King size bed with linen headboard Hungarian goose duvet and Egyptian cotton sheets. A dressing area boasts an oversized mirror and there is plenty of wardrobe space. The twin room has two single beds with equally high quality bed linen. It has a full bathroom directly opposite.
Both bathrooms are equipped with luxury towels and toiletries and plenty of hot water!
We have provided a few gadgets to complete your relaxing experience.
A vintage 1962 Baird record player is supplied with some “LPs” for a trip down memory lane.
There is a DVD player provided and a library of DVDs to borrow from the café for a bit more of “this century” relaxation.
There is free WI-FI and a selection of books and board games.
In the kitchen you'll find De Longhi microwave toaster and kettle and all the equipment you need to cook up a storm.
There will be a welcome pack of complimentary essentials awaiting you including local cider and sea salted crisps!
If you wish we can have a home cooked fish pie in the fridge for supper. Your apartment will be serviced daily in the afternoon so all you have to do is put your feet up and relax.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kilclief 3 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast City, Nearest railway: Belfast|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||DVD player, Staffed property, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
Strangford Village and Surrounding area
The Zara Shoal apartment is situated right in the heart of the beautiful Strangford Village.
Only a stones throw from the Lough, the majestic ferry makes its way back and forth between Strangford harbour and Portaferry. Just 2 miles down the road you'll find the mostly undiscovered white sandy beach and Castle at Kilclief.
Drive 1.5 miles the other direction and you'll come to the awe inspiring Castle Ward (website address), a National Trust property with 18th century mansion .There you'll find over 820 acres of walled demesne and paths to enjoy. There is a picturesque farmyard and bikes and canoes to rent. There are numerous beauty spots to picnic or BBQ.
There is also a gift shop here and loads of exciting events to enjoy, particularly in high season.
To discover the other side of the Lough take the ferry to Portaferry and enjoy a trip to Exploris (website address) , Northern Irelands Aquarium. There you can make acquaintance with a large variety of Strangford Loughs sea life.
Follow the road round the coast and explore the quaint villages with their interesting antique shops dotted around the peninsula.
On the way back round to Strangford don't miss a glimpse of Ireland's oldest inhabited castle at Killyleagh.
Further on past Killyleagh towards base is Delamont Country Park (website address) a magnificent parkland run by Down District Council. There are walks on offer to suit all levels of fitness. You'll find here the most magnificent bird's eye views of Strangford Lough. There is a fantastic children's play area, outside gym equipment and plenty of picnic tables.
In Downpatrick you'll find plenty of shops, a new cinema, Down Race Course, two golf courses and St Patricks grave and visitors centre.