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The small kitchen is compact but has everything you'll need.  Countertop cooker, kettle, toaster etc
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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Beach Rental
Strangford has been a local favourite with family and friends for many years. Seal Cabin provides the opportunity to unplug from the internet and distractions of television in this secluded spot on the outskirts of Strangford village. The cabin would be described as a bijou seaside bedsit retreat which can sleep up to 4 people. Its open plan living gives views from every room of Strangford Lough and out to the Irish Sea. The cabin has 1 double bed, living space with comfortable sofa bed and cast iron gas stove, compact dining table and chairs, kitchenette and shower room. The kitchenette is small but functional with a refrigerator, counter top oven, portable ceramic hob, sink, toaster, kettle and appropriate kitchenware. For guests who don’t want to miss their favourite television ...Strangford has been a local favourite with family and friends for many years. Seal Cabin provides the opportunity to unplug from the internet and distractions of television in this secluded spot on the outskirts of Strangford village. The cabin would be described as a bijou seaside bedsit retreat which can sleep up to 4 people. Its open plan living gives views from every room of Strangford Lough and out to the Irish Sea. The cabin has 1 double bed, living space with comfortable sofa bed and cast iron gas stove, compact dining table and chairs, kitchenette and shower room. The kitchenette is small but functional with a refrigerator, counter top oven, portable ceramic hob, sink, toaster, kettle and appropriate kitchenware. For guests who don’t want to miss their favourite television shows we have a television with built in dvd player. There is also a retro radio with docking station for ipods or iphones. Although the space is bijou it has all the home comforts our guests will need for a relaxing stay. We also have bicycles which our guests can avail of for a small fee, please contact us for details. Guests also use the bicycles at their own risk and will be required to sign a disclaimer to that effect if they wish to use the bicycles. Please note pets are not allowed.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
During your stay we ask that the main guest is at least 18 years old to rent Seal Cabin (proof of ID may be requested, if necessary). NO drugs, NO smoking inside cabin or on the premises (this includes electronic cigarettes). We would appreciate if guests would not have extremely loud music, parties or remove host items from property.
Bathrooms
1 Shower
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About the Owner
Sonya M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2015
Interaction with guests
Generally the hosts Sonya and Mark are on hand for any queries however guests come and go as they please during their stay. The cabin has a Welcome Folder which contains information about the local area, tourist information, facilities etc. Sonya and/or Mark usually meet guests on arrival to explain things about the local area and answer any queries they may have. If they can't they will be in touch with guests and try to address any queries or provide assistance prior to their stay.
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Reviews (54)
Celeste A
Celeste A
1 contribution
Amazing view from our cabin, so serene , beautiful and peaceful. Cabin had everything , including a welcome pack on arrival.Lots to see and small quaint villages close by , a 8 minute trip on a ferry from Portaferry , is highly recommended. Thanks to Mark and Sonya.
Visited August 2022
Written August 5, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Joybells36
Joybells36
Dungannon, United Kingdom16 contributions
We have just returned from a 4-night stay in Seal Cabin. This is our second visit this year. It is spotlessly clean and in an amazing setting overlooking Strangford Lough. Sonya and Mark are great hosts and the "Welcome Pack" was much appreciated. Thank you both for everything and we hope to plan another visit.
Visited August 2022
Written August 1, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Reddwarf80
Reddwarf80
3 contributions
Loved seal cabin, stayed 2nights with my teenage son, enough room for us and it had everything we needed Clean & tidy Awesome views Peace and quiet Great hosts Connot wait to return
Visited September 2021
Written September 5, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

ALEXADIAMOND
ALEXADIAMOND
Hillsborough, United Kingdom7 contributions
This is really a little haven . Peaceful, private and comfortable with everything you need . To view Strangford Lough on your front door step is a luxury and the Cabin itself is very well positioned with the added security of the hosts family home nearby . Sonya is excellent with keeping in touch if any thing is needed or plans change regarding timings (as in our case). We have stayed here three times over the Summer and are looking forward to the next time!
Visited August 2021
Written August 15, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

irishontour
irishontour
13 contributions
The Seal Cabin is a wonderful cabin in a just beautiful location. It is so convenient to the most outstanding beaches, Castle Ward and excellent restaurants/bars in Strangford.
Visited May 2021
Written June 1, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sonya
Sonya
Hi, many thanks for your great Review we really appreciate you taking the time to leave it and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Seal Cabin Strangford. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Sonya and Mark
Written June 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marie C
Marie C
3 contributions
Beautiful and cosy cabin, tastefully decorated. Has all you need. Great for a few days relaxing, very comfy. Lovely to sit with a coffee on the sofa and look on to the amazing view of Strangford Lough. Would definitely recommend.
Visited November 2020
Written November 25, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sonya
Sonya
Hi, many thanks for your great Review we really appreciate you taking the time to leave it and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Sonya and Mark
Written June 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

glenn0rb
glenn0rb
Bangor, United Kingdom1 contribution
Spent a weekend at this warm and comfortable cabin set on the shore of Strangford lough. The cabin is clean, well equipped, and very cosy. Your hosts leave you pretty much to yourself and a large folder in the cabin supplies information on the area and places yo visit including local dining. About a mile from the town of Strangford and about 8 miles from Downpatrick a car is essential. Set in the heart of Co Down it is close to the beautiful Mourne mountains and the seaside town of Newcastle. The area provides a host of attractions from walks, beaches, shopping to fabulous National Trust properties and the resting place of St Patrick himself. Or just spend a couple of days unwinding. Strangford has a selection of excellent restaurants and take away food which I used on both nights. With your own patio with furniture and wood burner its a beautiful place just to sit with a drink of your choice and watch the sailing boats on the lough. I'm looking forward to my next visit. Highly recommended
Visited September 2020
Written September 17, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sonya
Sonya
Hi, many thanks for your great Review we really appreciate you taking the time to leave it and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Seal Cabin Strangford. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Sonya and Mark
Written June 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Erin H
Erin H
Tandragee, United Kingdom2 contributions
I treated my son and his girlfriend to a 2 night stay here for his birthday. They absolutely loved it. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Fantastic area with stunning walks and scenery and great activities nearby. The attention to detail from the owners is outstanding and it made for a very relaxing stay for my son. He already wants to book again! Thank you Seal Cabin! We'll be back!
Visited July 2020
Written July 23, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sonya
Sonya
Hi, many thanks for your great Review we really appreciate you taking the time to leave it and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Seal Cabin Strangford. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Sonya and Mark
Written June 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Margaret C
Margaret C
Santa Clara, Portugal3 contributions
We paid for Seal Cabin for 2 nights July 6-8th for a short break for my Mum who during the lockdown for covid 19 has been very strictly shielding at home due to being in a high risk group .Due to this we were very careful picking a venue away from others ,that needed to be clean and tidy with minimal clutter and adhere to Covid guidelines.Sonja was reassuring and gave us information about special measures being taken at the moment due to the Covid risk.The cabin was clean and tidy with a lovely bright seaside theme,we did sanitise the cabin ourselves as well for peace of mind but this was easy due to its size.We chose not to have the welcome basket but it sounds lovely with all the fresh produce you would need,with hindsight the only thing we would have changed was to ask for the fleeces ,cushions and the two small seal soft toys to be removed just for Mums stay to minimise infection risk, which I’m sure Sonya would have done as she was very accommodating.The cabin and local area guide was laminated so wipeable which was good .The cabin itself is small but comfortable, perfect for a single person or a couple (though it does have a sofa bed so could suit a small family )The views from the cabin are gorgeous lots of greenery and views over the lough,using our binoculars we were even able to sit outside the cabin and see seals .There is a bench directly outside the door of the cabin to sit on and enjoy the views, also a table and 4 chairs for outside dining and a small chiminea to use for the cooler evenings,inside the cabin there is a gas heater which quickly warms the space in the evening .The owner Sonya was friendly and communicated well regarding the booking,we were able to pick up the keys without any direct contact and her husband ensured we had all we needed. Sonya went over and above,by allowing us to park our Motorhome near the cabin so we could enjoy Mum’s company from a safe distance.The outside tap was useful for us to remain self sufficient and we used our leisure battery rather than hook up. The cabin is in quiet countryside but Kilclief castle is only a mile walk and opposite it is a sandy beach which we enjoyed.Strangford itself is not much further in the opposite direction.Seal cabin is a lovely quiet place to relax in pleasant surroundings.My Mum really enjoyed her stay especially the lovely views and taking walks in a quiet place without fear of crowds.Thank you Sonya for enabling us to get together as a family in a safe way.
Visited July 2020
Written July 16, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sonya
Sonya
Hi, many thanks for your great Review we really appreciate you taking the time to leave it and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Seal Cabin Strangford. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Sonya and Mark
Written June 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

farrah g
farrah g
21 contributions
Lovely peaceful tiny house decorated with a nautical theme, with a stunning serene view. Very clean and the hosts were brilliant. Stayed when it was a clear night and the amount of stars we could see in the sky was breathtaking. Recommend for an escape from reality, we can’t wait to go back after Lockdown is lifted 💚💙
Visited March 2020
Written May 30, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Sonya
Sonya
Hi, many thanks for your great Review we really appreciate you taking the time to leave it and we're delighted you enjoyed your stay with us at Seal Cabin Strangford. Hopefully we will see you again in the future. Sonya and Mark
Written June 28, 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Mountain Views
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Close to Cloghy Rocks Natural Nature Reserve; Kilclief Castle and beach; Ballyhornan beach; Castle Ward (Game of Thrones and Winterfell tours); Downpatrick and Newcastle. Ideal for walkers, cyclists, kayaking, canoeing or relaxing.
Getting around
There is a bus service from Strangford village into Downpatrick which is the main town, this links into other areas/locations with a regular bus service. There is also a local taxi but would recommend booking as there is only one.l
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  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Seal Cabin

Seal Cabin is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

Seal Cabin has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Seal Cabin has one bedroom available. See all property details.

Stays at Seal Cabin must last at least one night. See all property details.