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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

The Loft @ St Patrick's Hall

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Sitting area with lough views from balcony

Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Magnificent views of Strangford Lough greet you from the balcony area of this top floor apartment in a converted Church Hall situated on the shore road in Portaferry. An exact copy of this building was reconstructed in the middle of Ballycultra town which is the focal point of the award winning Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Cultra, Co Down.

It is a bright airy spacious apartment and combines character and charm with reclaimed wooden floors, exposed brickwork and stonewalls alongside a brand new fully equipped kitchen and utility room. There are 3 bedrooms each with their own en suite facilities.

- two of the bedrooms have kingsize (6 foot) beds and en-suite shower rooms. The third bedroom has twin beds with a bathroom with roll top bath across the corridor. There is a massive open plan living, dining and kitchen area. The sitting room area has large comfortable seating with some antique furniture, there is a large dining table to seat 6 people. The utility room has a washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing and drying facilities. It has full central heating. There is a cot and high available free of charge. There are books for children and adults some ( magazines, monopoly and scrabble.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cloghey 8 km
Will consider House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast City Airport 45 km, Nearest railway: Belfast Central station 45 km
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player, Sea view
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 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Further details indoors

The apartment is fully equipped for a comfortable stay. There is no need to bring toilet roll, washing up liquid, washing powder, dish washer tablets, salt, pepper, olive oil, sugar, tea, coffee etc as all are available in the apartment. Feel free to use anything in the kitchen, all we ask is that if anything runs out during your visit that you replace it before you leave if you can. There is a 4 ring ceramic hob, electric fan oven with grill, extractor fan, fridge and freezer. There is enough crockery, cutlery and glasses for 10 -12 people. There are plenty of pots, pans and cookware dishes, pyrex dishe, bowls etc. The apartment is fully cleaned with beds made up on your arrival, towels and kitchen linen supplied. The utility room has a washing machine, separate tumble dryer, iron, ironing board and clothes rack for hanging clothes to dry.

Further details outdoors

There is a balcony with sitting area. The balcony overlooks Portaferry marina and has direct views of Strangford Lough across to the national trust estate of Castleward and along the shore of the lough to Scrabo tower in the distance near Newtownards (weather permitting!). Within walking distance of the apartment is Exploris- northern irelands only aquarium, the Portaferry Hotel- great for lunch and Guinness!, coffee shops,a bakers, butchers, off licence, sweet shop also selling ice cream cones, craft shop (seasonal opening only), a Spar shop. The village has shops to keep you supplied with all you need for the duration of your stay.

Further details

The apartment is available for rent from January to December each year.

Throughout the year we can accommodate arrivals on any day of the week (if available) and for any duration of stay - from mini breaks (2 nights minimum stay) up to 30 days (maximum stay). The apartment is tidy and clean with beds made up for your arrival and we appreciate that all visitors leave the apartment clean and tidy on departure.

Wifi is via a portable pay as you go modem that allows up to 5 devices to connect at once- if you require internet access please let us know in advance. If you are a BT internet customer WiFi can be accessed via Openzone.

COT and HIGHCHAIR available at no extra cost.

Parking is on the street directly outside the apartment- there are always spaces available, there is no private parking.

About this location

The County Down region

Strangford Lough is Northern Ireland's only Marine Nature reserve and is wonderfully rich in sealife and bird life. It is also and an area of out standing natural beauty. Seals, porpoise, thousands of overwintering birds, nesting terns are just some of the inhabitants

The human history of the area can be traced back 9000 years to when the first Mesolithic settlers arrived.


There are many places to visit around the lough-the national trust properties of Rowallane, Castleward and Mountstewart and Kearney Village, also Killard and Ballyquintin coastal reserves. The beautiful Mountains of Mourne are within an hours drive. Portaferry has an aquarium -Visitor attractions include Delamont Country Park near Killyleagh, Exploris – one of Europe’s largest aquaria and seal sanctuary, tower houses, Enjoy visits to Down County Museum in Downpatrick and the newly opened Wildfowl and Wetland Trust centre at Castle Espie on the lough shore. There are also many fine sandy beaches to enjoy.

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Review 1-7 of 7

5 Nov 2014


"Perfect holiday apartment"

My husband and myself stayed here at the beginning of July. The apartment is huge, very comfortable and absolutely spotless. You would be hard pressed to find a better view. I came to do a bit of fami… More

Thank you for your great review of the Loft apartment in St Patrick's Hall- really pleased you found the place so comfortable and enjoyed your visit to the village of Portaferry. I hope you enjoyed tracing your ancestors whilst in the village. They may even have been in St Patrick's Hall in the past! when it was the local venue for dances and get togethers!

23 Jul 2014


"Great Family Holiday"

Grandparents, my 2 kids and myself stayed in the gorgeous Loft Apt for 4 nights last week. The Loft was spacious, clean and very welcoming, thank you Joan for the treats! We went to Portaferry to meet… More

It was lovely to meet you during your stay and thank you for choosing the Loft for your holiday. We are glad you found the place comfortable and are delighted that you all enjoyed your stay- you were certainly fortunate with the weather :) Thanks you for the great review

26 Jun 2014


"Family reunion in Portaferry"

My family and I had a wonderful stay at this beautiful apartment .The view from the living area was fantastic watching the ferry going across strangford lough and the boats moored nearby. The rooms we… More

I am really pleased you enjoyed staying in the Loft apartment and thank you for booking with us. Yes the views are pretty spectacular from the sitting room especially when the sun shines! hopefully you have returned home rested and relaxed after your stay-Thank you for leaving the place so tidy on departure- much appreciated by us.

9 Apr 2014


"We'll certainly come back!"

We stayed at the Loft and the apartment on the ground floor as part of an extended family group home in Ireland to celebrate our parents Emerald wedding anniversary. The accommodation was excellent! C… More

Thank you for the great review of our Loft apartment in Portaferry- I am so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay. You had put so much work into organising your family get together to celebrate such a significant event that I am glad the venue did not disappoint you. It was lovely to meet you all. I hope you had a pleasant journey home and we would love to welcome you all back again in the future. Best regards Joan

2 Sep 2013



Our group of five - daughter and granddaughter, son and girlfriend, and myself stayed at the Loft for 4 days in August. What a visual treat! The view spectacular, and the loft spacious, charming, an… More

What a lovely review of our Loft apartment I really appreciate your comments-Thank you for staying with us during your trip to northern Ireland, we realise you had a choice of places to stay in the Portaferry area and are so pleased you chose our Loft for your vacation.

22 Aug 2013



What a find ! Great apartment, extremely spacious loft, very bright due to the huge windows, fantastic views over Portaferry harbour. We loved to stay here and would certainly come again. Thanks to Jo… More

Thank you so much for the fantastic review- we are so pleased the Loft didn't disappoint you and that you booked with us for your holiday. It was also lovely to meet with you and your family during your visit to Portaferry. We would love to welcome you back again in the future.

15 Jul 2013


"Beautiful apartment in ideal location"

Lovely appointed apartment. Large rooms and well fitted out. Nice view from the balcony over the marina and Narrows. Great location for exploring the Ards area… More

Thank you so much for the lovely review of our Loft apartment- we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and feedback from visitors is always very welcome. We hope to welcome you back again soon.

Review 1-7 of 7

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    Calendar last updated:25 Feb 2015

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