St Patrick's Hall
About the home
St Patrick's Hall lies in the heart of main street Portaferry. The Victorian church hall has been sympathetically converted into three luxury apartments.
Original features such as stone walls, exposed brick and wooden beams have been retained but the property has been embellished with 3 double bedrooms, a modern kitchen and a picture window leading to a balcony with excellent views over the marina to Strangford Lough beyond.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Cloughy, 7km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 200m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Unsuitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||DVD player, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 2 en suites|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 10, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace|
Further details indoors:
This delightfully renovated Victorian Parochial Hall is imaginatively presented with a bright fitted kitchen,which opens on to a spacious lounge with a cosy seating area at one end. The lounge opens onto a balcony with stunning views over Strangford Lough.
In an alcove off the lounge is a dining area to seat 6-8 people. Beside it is a tower room with well stocked bookcase and space for an office. From the front door a wide corridor runs to the rear of the apartment giving access to a utility room, a bathroom, a twin bedroom, a cloakroom,and two large double bedrooms with en suites.
Further details outdoors:
The property has a balcony to the front and a utility yard to the rear. Parking is on the street outside the apartment.
On booking guests are asked to pay a deposit of £150. The remainder of the money is due to be paid 6 weeks prior to arrival or a week before arrival if booked less than 6 weeks from arrival.
The County Down region
Portaferry lies on the inner coast of the scenic Ards Pennisula. It is the gateway to Strangford Lough, as featured on BBC's recent Autumn Watch, and is a fantastic base from which to explore the nature and beautiful scenery of Ireland's premiere wildlife site. The Norman Castle in the town reflects the historic and economic importance of this strategic coastal site. There is a busy marina while the town is home to the Northen Ireland aquarium,Exploris, which boasts one of the largest sea life tanks in Europe. The maritime theme continues with the Queen’s University Marine Station and a local dive centre. These facilities draw on the natural resources of the area.
Stangford Lough is Northern Ireland’s only Marine Nature Reserve, its internationally important sealife and bird populations are renowned and the landscape of flooded drumlins has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are many walks and accessible places to visit, such as the National Trust properties at Mount Stewart Gardens, or at Ballyquintin Point.
Greyabbey is not far away while beaches at Cloughy and Milisle are accessible by car. A 20 minute crossing in the car ferry will take you to the twin village of Strangford and beyond to the historic National Trust property of Castle Ward, the scenic Lecale Coast and the magnificent Mourne Mountains. A 10 minute drive from Strangford is Downpatrick which hosts St Patrick's Museum and his burial place at Down Cathedral.
The Portaferry area
Within the immediate vicinty of Portaferry there are several walks including a 2 miles circular walk to Windmill Hill, a 1mile woodland walk into the Agnew Estate and a short dander along the seafront. There are several excellent restaurants nearby, namely the Michelin starred Portaferry Hotel, the Saltwater Brigg and a number of local cafes and takeaways which will satisfy all appetites. Portaferry also has several small grocery stores, a pharmacy, health centre, post office, bank, petrol station, pubs with traditional Irish music and a craft shop.
In July and August the Ards Peninsula celebrates local arts and crafts with various workshops. There is also the Portaferry Gala and various boating events. For event dates visit www.discovernorthernireland.
How to get there
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Portaferry can be reached via the Ards Peninsula by bus from the Europa Bus Centre, Belfast or by car. It can also be reached from Strangford Village via a car ferry.
Activities near Portaferry
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
13 Mar 2013
we chose portaferry because of the lovely harbour views and pubs in walking distance, the apartment is like home from home, comfortable, spacous and everything yiou need is there admitedly wi fi is... more
11 Sep 2012
The apartment was ready big & spacious. It was very well equipped & like a home from home: didn't need to take anything with us on holiday. The view over Strangford Ferry was lovely. We would... more
31 Aug 2011
we stayed in St Patrick's Hall at the start of July for my 60th Birthday Party . Friends joined us , some staying on their yacht which they could moor a few yards away in the marina . The weather that weekend was perfect. The apartment [ first floor ] was ideal for a party having a large living room just off the kitchen. The apartment is well furnished and equiped and the owner very clear and helpful in the booking arrangements and on meeting us at the start of our break . The view from the balcony is stunning --lovely to sit or stand and watch the ferry go back and forth . The bedrooms [ 3] are well furnished and comfortable --will definitely plan to return !
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|High Seaaon||30 Mar 12||1 Oct 12||£ 450||£ 75||£ 75||3 Nights|
|Low Season||1 Oct 12||2 Oct 12||£ 425||£ 70||£ 70||3 Nights|
|low season||23 Jan 13||1 Apr 13||£ 425||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|high season||1 Apr 13||1 Sep 13||£ 450||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
|low season||1 Sep 13||1 Apr 14||£ 425||£ 80||£ 80||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
In the low season from 1st October to 29th March an additional charge of £5 per weekend and £10 per week will be added to cover heating costs. We can offer a 10 % discount for stays over 14 days and we require full payment by cheque in advance of the stay. We also offer a discount of 3 nights over a weekend for £240Book
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