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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Located in the idyllic village of Strangford on the shores of Strangford Lough, Number 42 is a listed self catering property and accommodates up to 5 people. The accommodation has been extensively renovated in 2009. The rate for your holiday is fully inclusive and includes central heating, electric, bed linen and towels. There is a large south facing rear garden which is fully enclosed with an old stone wall including lockable gates. This is ideal for children as they can play without having to leave the premises giving Mum & Dad a well deserved break! There is also ample room to park your car at the bottom of the garden. Along with this there is a BBQ and garden furniture for your use.

As Number 42 is situated in the village of Strangford you are within walking distance of shops, bars, restaurants and the harbour with its ferry service to Portaferry. Being so close to the village means that you can enjoy a night out and leave the car at home – safe and sound in the secure parking at the rear of the garden!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kilclief Beach 2 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 100 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast City Airport: 35 km, Nearest railway: Belfast Railway Station 35 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (3)
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Large rear south facing garden that is fully enclosed and gated. There is also a built in BBQ and garden furniture for guests use. At the rear of the garden there is secure off road parking for up to two cars. At the rear of the garden there is a play park area , swings / slides and football field - ideal for kids!I

The County Down region

The area enclosed by Downpatrick, Strangford, Ardglass and Tyrella is known as the Lecale District, made famous by Van Morrison in his song Coney Island, which, incidentally is a headline between Ardglass and Killough.

Start this tour in Killyleagh where the castle is the last in Ulster to be continually occupied for the past three decades. Just outside Killyleagh on A22 you pass Delamont Country Park, then you are travelling along the banks of the River Quoile before reaching Downpatrick.

A busy town with many places of interest including The Saint Patrick Centre, the Grave of St Patrick next to the Down Cathedral, the County Gaol in Down County Museum and the Downpatrick Race Course. Heading east from Downpatrick and on the other side of the River Quoile you will find Saul where St Patrick built his first church in Ireland.

Around the coast, lies the picture postcard village of Strangford. It has good restaurants and pubs, and a cosy harbour from where the ferry to Portaferry departs on the hour and half-hour. Heading along the coast towards Ardglass look out for a small carpark (2 miles from Strangford) from where you can see the seals basking on the rocks below.

It is 8 miles from Strangford to Ardglass, one of Northern Ireland’s three major fishing ports. Seven castles, a marina and golf course make Ardglass well worth a stop.

3 miles along the coast is the very elegant village of Killough with its charming sycamore lined street. Further along you come to the magnificent, award-winning blue flag beach of Tyrella.


It’s hard to believe that Strangford was once situated on the equator. Of course, this was 5-million years ago!! The deposits laid down then and since have shaped the scenery around Strangford into an area of outstanding natural which you will see and enjoy today.

Within 1 mile from Number 42 is Castleward. A National Trust Property set in 332-hectare (820-acre) walled demesne is in a stunning location overlooking Strangford Lough. The mid-Georgian mansion is an architectural curiosity of its time, built inside and out in two distinct styles, Classical and Gothic. The Victorian laundry, playroom, cornmill, leadmine and sawmill give the full flavour of how the estate worked. The grounds encompass woodland and lough-side paths and horse trails, formal gardens, Old Castle Ward, Temple Water and the Strangford Lough Wildlife Centre.

Folklore has it that there are 365 islands in Strangford Lough, one for every day of the year. The Lough is huge - almost like an inland sea. It's the largest sea Lough in the British Isles, covering 150 sq km. It is also a great place for marine life. Three hundred and fifty million litres of water flow in and out of Strangford Lough twice daily so it's perhaps no surprise that it's one of the richest marine environments in Europe.

In the Autumn Strangford Lough comes into its own. Up to 20,000 light bellied Brent Geese - that's three quarters of the world population - arrive in Northern Ireland after making a remarkable 3,000 mile journey from the Arctic Circle.

In Strangford Lough nearly two thousand marine animals and plants have been recorded in and around the Lough - that's almost three quarters of all the species recorded around the Northern Ireland coast. is so big, there's a wealth of wildlife from seals and basking sharks to tens of thousands of birds that make remarkable journeys halfway across the world to get here.

Downpatrick, approx 7 miles from Number 42. is the burial place of the Ireland's Patron Saint. Visit the The St Patrick Centre which is a new and exciting interpretative exhibition which tells the fascinating story of Ireland's Patron Saint. Through Patrick's own words a light is shone on the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and its development through his mission. A series of interactive displays allow visitors to explore how Patrick's legacy developed in early Christian times and reveal the fabulous artwork and metalwork which was produced during this Golden Age. The exhibition also examines the major impact of Irish missionaries in Dark Age Europe - a legacy which remains to this day.

Number 42 in Strangford Village is the ideal location for enjoying a nights Craic. Wheather you decide to cook in or eat out you'll be able to unwind, chill out and enjoy life the way it should be.!!!

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5 Jan 2015


"Comfortable, stylish accommodation in the heart of the village"

I stayed at No. 42 with my grown-up children for a New Year break in Strangford and found it the ideal base from which to enjoy the area - and in particular the annual New Year's Day harbour swim. Comfortable, elegant yet modern and superbly equipped, the house has a lovely sunroom with a wood-burning stove where we sat in the evenings when not out enjoying Strangford's hostelries (only a two minute walk away). There's a secure off-road parking space for your car behind the house too. Owners Paul and Claire welcomed us with a roaring fire on a frosty day, and could not have been more helpful.

23 Sep 2014


"Great holiday house in a beautiful area."

This was our second holiday here-we loved being in the cottage and Strangford so much we had to come again. The cottage is charming, characterful and well laid out. A particular benefit to us with our young child was the large,enclosed garden, fantastic sun room and a two minute walk to a children's playground . We received a warm welcome from Paul the owner who even helped to arrange child care with a wonderful child minder so we could have an evening out. There are lots of things to do in the surrounding area, whether visiting one of the beautiful beaches, visiting the aquarium, watching out for seals or visiting one of the country parks and of course it is not too far to go to Belfast either. We would heartily recommend staying here.

11 Sep 2014


"Fabulous House in beautiful village and surrounding area!"

We stayed in May 2014 with 2 young teenagers .The house is absolutely beautiful and very tastefully decorated.We were greeted on arrival by Paul and Claire ,the owners,who couldn't have been more helpful.We were delighted with the house.The downstairs is so bright and spacious and the newly added sunroom with its bifolding doors opening on to a quiet ,secluded garden is just lovely.There is lots to do in the surrounding area -spectacular walks,Castleward,fishing ,golf iin Ardglass and it so close to the mountains of Mourne .Take a trip on the Ferry over to Portaferry and enjoy afternoon tea in the Portaferry Hotel.The Cuan in Strangford is excellent for food and the fish and chip shop next door is really one of the best we have had.The corner shop Duffys has a fab butchers which has had the best steaks we have tasted.A wonderful house and place for a memorable stay!

4 Sep 2014


"sooo relaxing"

super house super place great pubs ,restaurants, castleward national trust house a must see for a great day out,40 mins from Belfast the village itself is a dream and the people are so nice and helpful. The property itself has every thing that you could need,on arrival paul and his wife were very welcoming and had the stovel lit for us as the day we arrived was a little chilly. there is a great garden at the back of the house perfect place to relax,read a book. We had a great time and we will be back.

19 Jul 2014


"Wonderful, relaxing, perfect place to get away from it all."

I stayed there with my husband and 4 kiddies for a long weekend. What a wonderful house. Ok the 4 kids had to share 3 beds but it was like an adventure for them. The house was fully kitted out. We didnt want for anything. The sunroom was my favourite room. So cosy with comfy leather chairs and couch and a solid fuel stove in the centre of it. I can just imagine it lit in the winter time. I loved the decor in the house too. Cute and quaint bits and bobs all over the house. It was spotlessly clean. Also there is a large playground just 2 minutes away from the house with a football pitch and basketball net. You can see it from the bathroom window. The kids and my husband went to it each morning. Gave Mammy a bit of peace!! Strangford lough is a small place but Downpatrick is only 10mins away with everything you need from swimming pool to cinema to food shopping, restaurants, etc. You can get a 5 minute ferry across the lough to portaferry which is another very quaint place to visit. Beautiful surroundings. Makes me want to go back! Anyway i highly recommend No 42. Thanks to the Sharvins for helping us love our visit.

9 Jul 2014


"Simply THE Best"

Wonderful little house, with a surprising amount of room in a beautiful village in Co Down. Have wanted to visit for ages and finally took the plunge. So glad that we did. My wife and I went for a "quiet" trip which ended up as so much more. Lovely walks, beautiful scenery, great pubs and Strangford Lough. The house, especially the fantastic sunroom at the back with the panoramic view of the garden, the log/turf burner and mustn't forget the bbq is a hidden gem. We will definitely be back.

8 Jul 2014


"Hidden Gem!"

We had a great mid week break in No 42 and the weather was vey kind to us just what the doctor ordered! The house is very equipped and the sunroom is great to sit a have a coffee. We walked to Castleward National Trust properly every day. The food in the Cuan is very good with good service and at reasonable prices. We had a couple of drinks in Hole in the Wall pub great cric and only a few yards away. All in all, great house, great location a real gem! Will be back!

5 Nov 2013


"cosy comfort"

Friendly hosts. Comfortably located house in cosy village. A log fire to provide winter warmth. A relaxing room that welcomes the winter sun. The perfect place to de-stress. Places to explore within walking distance, and a frequent ferry across the bay. Given half a chance, we'll be back.

22 Oct 2013


"A great place to stay when exploring this lovely corner of heaven"

The house has the charm of yesterday with the latest in comfort and facilities. Perfectly clean on arrival and good use of space. Bedding and all other furniture very comfortable. The garden is a great feature for eating outdoors and even barbecuing. And the conservatory is a great multi-use space - we used it for art activities, sitting around reading, playing games and watching films. And the location is perfect for exploring the coast of County Down, the Ards peninsula and activities on Strangford Lough. Strangford is lovely village and together with Portaferry, just across the Narrows, provides all the facilities you might need.

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