Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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 7 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast City Airport 30 km, Nearest railway: Belfast 30 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or 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.
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.
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.