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Ardbrae Country House
Ranked #3 of 8 Portaferry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We booked last minute to stay at this B&B. Never bothered to write a TripAdvisor review till now, however the quality of the B&B has forced my hand. Myself, my wife and son (4) stayed here and I do not have a single bad word to say about it. We loved the room, the service, the breakfast ... simply all was perfect. Having stayed in places such as The Raffles in Singapore I would honestly say we enjoyed our night here more!

Carole and George make you part of their home and our son is already asking when we can go back to his new home :) The cleanliness was OUTSTANDING as was the breakfast... so I think you get the picture. We were very happy and would recommend in a heartbeat to anyone.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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george b, Owner at Ardbrae Country House, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2013

Hello Esmond, many thanks for your very kind comments, really glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at Ardbrae, it was our pleasure having you all. You have a wonderful 4 year old son I just loved him he is a lovely little character. We hope you all enjoyed Exploris Aquarium and would be delighted to see you again in the future. Our very best wishes to you and your lovely family
kind regards Carole

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Thank you Carole and George for a really luxurious two nights at Ardbrae Country House. This was so much more than just a bed and breakfast. We had the green room with stunning views towards the Irish Sea. Really, really comfortable, spacious and with everything any guest could need. The hospitality tray went further than the usual tea and coffee making facilities - fresh fruit, fresh milk, selection of biscuits and teas. Carole's breakfasts need to be seen to be believed. She offers every conceivable combination of continental and/or cooked breakfast and everything was absolutely delicious. Nothing is too much trouble for Carole and George. Fabulous accommodation, fabulous food, fabulous hosts!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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george b, Owner at Ardbrae Country House, responded to this reviewResponded June 4, 2013

Hi, just had to say a big thankyou for your lovely comments it really makes it all worth while we were really glad you enjoyed everything especially the readying material on Strangford Lough, look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Carole

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

A perfect place to relax in comfortable and luxurious surroundings, Ardbrae Country House is a warm, welcoming haven. We arrived late in the evening to stunning views across the lough and north towards Belfast, and were warmly welcomed by George and Carole who made sure that we had everything we needed. Beautiful rooms, from the family suite bedroom with luxury bathroom, to areas for guests to relax in comfort and plan your next day from the wealth of information and material provided. What a fantastic sunroom! We had great breakfast the ext morning after a very comfortable night. Sure to return! S,W & P

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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george b, Owner at Ardbrae Country House, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Hi Wendy & Stephen many thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review. It makes it all worthwhile to hear positive feedback. It was indeed our pleasure to have you stay with us here at Ardbrae and we do hope you will return sometime again. We hope you enjoyed your trips to Castleward and Mountstewart 2 beautiful places here on Strangford Lough. Look forward to seeing you again. Carole

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

The accomodation was excellent and the house is so tastefully decorated and furnished. The room we had was the large family suite and it was extremely comfortable with a delightful en-suite barhroom. Carole and George were first class hosts and we certainly enjoyed their "Ardbrae" hospitality. They are a very friendly couple and made us feel at home immediately. Carole's cooked breakfasts were wonderful and they set you up for the day!! A favourite of ours was the scrambled egg with the smoked salmon. We will certainly be back to Ardbrae Country House.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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george b, Owner at Ardbrae Country House, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2013

Hello Joyce & Ian Just wanted to say thankyou very much for your very positive kind comments. It was our pleasure to have you both stay with us here at Ardbrae House and we would love to have you back to stay with us again in the future. Please feel free to get in touch anytime if even just to call on your next visit. Kindest regards Carole & George

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Reviewed November 3, 2012

Great stay at Ardbrae. Carole and Geroge were extremely helpful telling us about local attractions in the area,and accessing opening times/prices and even the weather forecast etc for us. We really appreciated the homely touches on arrival with tea/coffee and nibbles and also within the rooms. Loved the log fire. Excellent hospitality throughout our stay. Rooms were as amazing as the photos. Breakfasts were second to none - you won't go hungry!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We had a wonderful visit with Carole and George. Felt really at home and the service was outstanding nothing was too much trouble. We had a beautiful suite - it was so comfortable we slept in the first morning of our stay. Would recommend this beautiful guest house as it is a home from home.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This b and b has a very well deserved 5 star rating, The bedrooms are unbelievably comfortable, colour schemes are so restful and the views are so peaceful. The owners are exceptionally friendly, nothing is too much trouble. There is enough food of all sorts, to feed an army. Definatlely 5 star plus in my rating.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Ardbrae Country House

Address: 7 Dunevly Road, Portaferry BT22 1NB, Northern Ireland
Location: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Portaferry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Portaferry
Price Range: $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ardbrae Country House is situated between Kircubbin and Portaferry on a 4 acre landscaped elevated site. This tranquil luxury B&B enjoys splendid panoramic views of the surrounding countryside including views of Strangford Lough and the Irish sea. Offering a central location for discovering County Down, Strangford Lough and beyond including sailing, golfing, cycling, hiking and motorsport .Come, relax and enjoy the generous hospitality in comfortable luxury surroundings. Savour an extensive breakfast with homemade breads, jams and local produce to set you up for the day's adventures. On arrival guests can enjoy complimentary tea/coffee with homemade scones fresh cream and homemade jam. Enjoy your stay at Ardbrae. ... more   less 
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