Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|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!
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.!!!