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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

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

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
Access Secure parking
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.!!!

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Review 1-9 of 9

13 Jul 2014


"Relaxing Week Away"

My family had an amazing week at no 42. It was spacious, clean and a huge garden for our kids to play in.The local area is very picturesque has plenty of beaches restaurants and lovely walks so we had… More

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.

28 Jul 2013


"Lovely holiday!"

Had a lovely stay here.Cottage is very cosy with a beautiful garden and patio with bbq,perfect for the summer.Good location,right beside ferry crossing to Portaferry and had lovely days out in Castlew… More

10 Jun 2013


"Wonderful house and relaxing break"

We enjoyed a fabulous 3 days in Strangford away from it all.The house more than lived up to it's pictures, lovely features, clean, bright and spacious, just the right mix of old and new, it'… More

2 Jun 2013


"Wonderful house in a great location"

We have just returned from a wonderful week staying at Number 42. Immediately on arrival the house felt relaxing and homely. It was the perfect base for a great week of activities around the local a… More

31 Oct 2012


"Charming home from home"

We spent a relaxing week at number 42 and felt at ease the whole time, a great place for chilling out and a stone's throw from the excellent Cuan pub/restaurant. The house has been recently reno… More

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