Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Chapel Island Apartment is above a renovated Shop and Coal Store with lots of original features. Chapel Island Apartment has been tastefully restored retaining the character and features of the Old Belfast Roof Store with exposed beams and stone work. The apartment caters for four people, a warm welcome awaits you for a relaxing break.
Two minutes walk to the Quayside or the Wooded Walk with stunning view’ s over Strangford Lough.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kilclief Beach 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|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||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Boat available|
|General||Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Oil Painting Workshops Available
Welcome Pack on arrival for our guests
Guide and Hearing Dogs Welcome
Smoking not permitted within the building
Baby cot and high chair are available on request.
A Deposit of £100.00 is required to confirm a booking. This will be held until after visitors leave and will be returned in the post within one week of departure if the accommodation is left reasonably clean, tidy and with no loss or damage.
The full hire cost is due within six weeks prior to commencement of the holiday. If the booking is made within six weeks then payment is due in full. In the event of cancellation the deposit is forfeited.
Bookings are normally Saturday to Saturday, however variations may occur. The correct time to take up occupation is 3.00 p.m. and the property must be given up by 11.00 a.m. on the day of departure.
The Guests are responsible for the property, including all fixtures, fittings and equipment during the period of hire, for the clean condition of all the utensils at the end of the hire and for taking all reasonable care of the property and its equipment.
The property is fully equipped; bed linen and towels are provided; however you may wish to bring your own towel for the beach.
Any losses or breakages must be paid for, and the Guests are advised to check the inventory on arrival, and to report any missing or damaged articles without delay.
Sorry pets are not allowed, unless they are see or hearing dogs
The County Down region
County Down is one of the six counties that forms beautiful Northern Ireland. The area enclosed by Downpatrick, Strangford, Ardglass and Tyrella is known as the Lecale District.
Downpatrick is a busy town with many places of interest including The Saint Patrick Centre, St Patrick Grave, Down Cathedral, the County Gaol in Down County Museum, Inch Abbey, Down Railway Musuem, Downpatrick Race Course, the River Quoile and Saul where St Patrick built his first church in Ireland.
The St Patrick Centre 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.
Ardglass is a small working fishing harbour with a beautiful costal 18 hole golfcourse. Only a ten minute drive from Strangford.
The Seaside town of Newcastle is a 30 minute drive from Strangford with a prominade, shops and restaurants and the impressive Mourne mountains rise from the coast to heights of 800 metres and more, ideal for hiking enthusiasts.
Strangford Lough has been designated as Northern Ireland's first Marine Nature Reserve.
The Lough is huge, almost like an inland Sea, it is the largest Sea Lough in the British Isles covering 150 square km in area and over 30km in length.
It is no surprise then that the Lough supports an exceptional range of marine life. 2000 marine animals & plants have been recorded on Strangford Lough making it one of the richest marine environments in Britain.
Its character is equally variable. At times it has a peaceful, almost glass-like quality, echoing its Celtic name, Cuan - 'the quiet lough'; on other occasions, its dark waves and powerful tidal currents fully justify its Viking name, Strangford - 'the strong fiord.'
350 million cubic metres of water flow in and out of Strangford twice daily, creating an intensive tide of 8 knots. With these strong tidal currents in the Narrows it exposes bedrock covered by filter feeding animals such as elephants ear sponge, hydroids, sea-anemones & soft corals. Dense forests of kelp and seaweed also grow here, creating a wonderful habitat for Seatrout. The rich marine environment ensures these fish have a quick growth rate.
In the Autumn Strangford Lough comes into its own. Up to 20,000 light bellied Brent Geese arrive in Northern Ireland after making a remarkable 3,000 mile journey from the Arctic Circle.
Castleward National Trust Property is 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, horse and bike trails, formal gardens, Old Castle Ward, Temple Water and the Strangford Lough Wildlife Centre.
This beautiful and rugged landscape is only 13 miles from Belfast City Centre.
Overall a place of rugged coastal scenery with a climate not unlike that of mainland UK, sheltered as it is from the full force of the Atlantic winds.
Activities include: sea fishing, boat trips, sailing, diving, horse riding, horse racing, bird watching, motor bike, cycling, walking, and other adventure activities.