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Barr Hall Barns - The Cottage - 4 *Star Rated

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
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Exploris, NI’s aquarium in Portaferry; the ‘Winterfell Game of Thrones’ location at Castleward NT; mountain bikes tracks at Castleward NT; Mountstewart House and Gardens NT; the shores of Strangford Lough; the historic NT village of Kearney, Ballyquintin Point, where the Lough meets the Irish Sea, and much more locally are all within easy reach of Barr Hall Barns. In addition, the Titanic Centre in Belfast is only an hour away. The Barns are on the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula, 3.5 miles south of Portaferry situated on Barr Hall Bay, a seal basking location protected by the National Trust. The Barns overlook the Narrows and the Barmouth with its turbulent waters that prompted the Viking invaders to name it the ‘Strang Fjiord’. The Lough is a site of Special Scientific Interest and ...Exploris, NI’s aquarium in Portaferry; the ‘Winterfell Game of Thrones’ location at Castleward NT; mountain bikes tracks at Castleward NT; Mountstewart House and Gardens NT; the shores of Strangford Lough; the historic NT village of Kearney, Ballyquintin Point, where the Lough meets the Irish Sea, and much more locally are all within easy reach of Barr Hall Barns. In addition, the Titanic Centre in Belfast is only an hour away. The Barns are on the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula, 3.5 miles south of Portaferry situated on Barr Hall Bay, a seal basking location protected by the National Trust. The Barns overlook the Narrows and the Barmouth with its turbulent waters that prompted the Viking invaders to name it the ‘Strang Fjiord’. The Lough is a site of Special Scientific Interest and of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On the other side lies the Lecale area and views from the site stretch to the Mourne Mountains. The barns were built as a working farm in the early 1700’s and owned for generations by the Savage family. The ‘Savages of the Ardes’ were a large land-owning family based at Ardkeen and owning much of the southern part of the peninsula. Barr Hall was occupied by a cousin who oversaw land management in the townland. The surrounding land is now owned and managed by The National Trust. Restored from dereliction in 2000 the stone barns were sympathetically renovated to retain many features and interior stone walls. All are equipped with central heating and traditional black cast iron enclosed gas fires. All have traditional Esse cooking ranges and microwaves in fully fitted kitchens. See 'Facilities and Features' and photos for details The Cottage 4* rating, is a single storey two bedroom converted 18th century barn. One bedroom has a double bed and the other two single beds. The kitchen/dining room is open plan to the lounge with beamed ceilings and archways. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: 4 * rated by TourismNIMore
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About the Owner
james douglas e
Languages spoken:English
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:January 2019
Interaction with guests
We live on site and are happy to answer any questions before or on arrival. Please nonetheless do give us an 'ETA' a couple of days before to allow us to arrange ourselves on the day of arrival to be present to welcome you. .
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Reviewed February 26, 2019

A wonderful few days, "far from the madding crowd", pastoral countryside contrasted with the roughness of the Irish seas and the tranquility of Strangford Loch. A beautiful, warm comfortable cottage that enabled us to relax and to be refreshed. Lots to do and see, wonderful...More

Date of stay: February 2019
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GrandTour16100391268, VR Owner at Barr Hall Barns - The Cottage - 4 *Star Rated, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2019

Thank you and great to see you both again.

Reviewed January 26, 2019

We enjoyed a great Christmas stay in The Cottage – owners Maureen and Doug were extremely welcoming and helpful, advising local spots of interest and activities taking place in the nearby communities. Our accommodation was more than we had expected… it was comfortable, warm and...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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GrandTour16100391268, VR Owner at Barr Hall Barns - The Cottage - 4 *Star Rated, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2019

Thank you Alison, we enjoyed having you. Come again.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Safe
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Golf Course Is On Site Or Within 15 Mins Walk
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Horse Riding Nearby
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Water Views
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Kettle
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The Cottage is on the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula, 3.5 miles south of Portaferry situated on Barr Hall Bay, a seal basking location protected by the National Trust. It overlooks the Narrows and the Barmouth with its turbulent waters that prompted the Viking invaders to name it the ‘Strang Fjiord’. The Lough is a site of Special Scientific Interest and of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Portaferry has an excellent aquarium. Castle Ward NT grounds, the location for Winterfell, Game of Throne shoots, are 6kms away. Mountstewart NT grounds are 20 kms away
Getting around
Due to its rural location a car is essential. There is great scope for walking, birdwatching and cycling
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