We stayed for the Balloo House meal & accommodation special. It sounds quite difficult to find this spot but follow the instructions and its straightforward enough. There were 4 of us (2 couples) and we were greeted by the charming Garreth (Jenny was away). He showed us around the wonderful property and the absolutely stunning views over Strangford Lough and some islands. For late September the weather was also great, which added to the super atmosphere.
The meal at Balloo was amazing also - very a la carte - and 5 proper food courses (not a tea & coffee course!!).
Back to the house after and relaxed with a glass of wine in the garden; up next morning to a great breakfast - really making the most of local produce (Clandeboye yoghurts, etc) and lovely fresh breads. The cooked breakfast was delicious overlooking the lough from the mezzanine dining room.
Altogether a really wonderful trip, a gorgeous house and Balloo was great too - I would 100% recommend Hunters Lodge to anyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hunters Lodge B&B is situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, and offers outstanding views from each bedroom. Within 30 mins of Belfast City Airport, it offers quiet luxury in this area of outstanding beauty. Perfectly situated to experience the "Ulster Way" for walking and cycling and never far from a golf course or two. Fine Dining is available within a couple of miles, and local Pub within walking distance. Northern Ireland Tourist Board approved. ... more less