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“Fantastic accommodation, home from home!”
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Lots of room to relax, sitting room with smart TV and DVD Comfy sofa and  a cosy woodburner in the sitting room
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33 reviews
Welcome to Bridge Cottage
Lots of room to relax, sitting room with smart TV and DVD
Comfy sofa and  a cosy woodburner in the sitting room
Snuggle up in front of the stove
Family kitchen diner
Plenty of room to sit and chat
Second sitting room with tv, games, books and French doors to garden.
Master bedroom with en suite
Airy and bright twin room
Super single
Time for coffee on the patio
Award winning
Lovely sunny day
Garden colour.
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Stephen M
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic accommodation, home from home!”
Reviewed March 28, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

Had the delight of staying in the Bridge Cottage as part of a group of 5 who were attending a large cycle race in the area. The house had everything we needed...from logs for the stove, tablets for the dish washer and powder for the washing machine, power showers, plenty of heating, and even scented towels!!

A very comfortable stay for tired bodies and nice and quiet location. Absolutely perfect...we'll definitely be back if we are in the area again - thank you!

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Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Mar 30, 2016
Thank you so much for the great endorsement, it is always good to know that visitors have enjoyed their stay.
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PDonoghue
Bolton, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Fantastic, spacious family friendly holiday home”
Reviewed March 2, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

I have stayed at Bridge Cottage three times now, and will certainly be returning in the future.

It is absolutely ideal for families, with small children or teenagers. My wife and I had three children with us; a thirteen year old boy, a 4 year old and a five month old baby

Everything we needed was provided, from a cot for the baby to a PlayStation 2 and board games for the others.

The teenager likes to bring his Xbox One with him, and having the second lounge with a small HD tv means we don't all have to put up with his games and he doesn't need to share the TV in the main lounge, which also has a lovely little wood burning stove (fire-guard provided) .

The garden is great for a little kick around when it isn't raining, and the kitchen is large with all the things you need to cook family meals.

It's not too far into Portaferry and the kids love getting the ferry over to Strangford. There are also beaches with rock pools, and forests to enjoy walks or bike rides not too far from the house.

It's a lovely home from home, and we look forward to visiting again in the not too distant future :)

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Liked best: Second lounge
Liked least: Weather(?)
Traveling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Mar 3, 2016
Fantastic to read such a great endorsement of the cottage. We have made every effort to provide all the things that we think make an enjoyable and hassle free stay and its great to know that it is so appreciated. Looking forward to having you back again.
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Linda W
1 review
“A little corner of heaven!!”
Reviewed February 21, 2016 for a stay in February 2016

5 Star happiness - my husband and I wanted somewhere special for our friend's 70th birthday present and Bridge Cottage definitely ticked all the boxes - and more! Relaxing dinners at the big pine table, sharing the cooking with a glass of wine in the fantastic kitchen, plenty of chat in the comfy living room and off to bed in the soft beds. We didn't bother going out and just enjoyed the peaceful location in the country. Many thanks Clive and Elaine for all the thoughtful extras such as logs for the fire, the welcome pack with the local foods and even a reminder text a few days before our arrival. We would highly recommend you to all.

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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
Feb 23, 2016
It is always great to know when our guests have enjoyed their stay - such kind words, thank you.
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Aimeejono...
Antrim, United Kingdom
1 review
“A lovely well equipped cottage!”
Reviewed January 13, 2016 for a stay in December 2015

My family and I stayed at Bridge Cottage just after Christmas and into the new year, although the weather was not great we had a lovely time. It was very well equipped in the kitchen and included lots of games and a playstation, along with WI FI. It was peaceful and very comfortable I would recommend heartily to anyone.

Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 13, 2016
Thank you for the great review, it is always nice to know when visitors have enjoyed their stay even when the weather is less than great.
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JenBowds
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Miss”
Reviewed December 8, 2015 for a stay in December 2015

We stayed here last week for 3 nights and had the most wonderful time! Fantastic location and Elaine was so accommodating! Everything was there that you should need, we felt at home straight away! We love Portaferry and can't wait to come back to stay again!

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Management Response
Dec 9, 2015
Lovely to meet you both and really glad you enjoyed your break, it was a pleasure to welcome you to stay. Hope to see you next year.
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un14mi600...
Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
“PERFECT COTTAGE IDEALLY LOCATED ATTENTION TO DETAIL SPOTLES”
Reviewed November 27, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

perfect cottage ideally located for all areas and lovely beaches the cottage was perfect attention to detail amazing everything you would ever need provided all modern conveniences and eco friendly spotlessly clean fantastic welcome pack Elaine & Clive friendly helpfull & welcoming ten out ten for everything we will be back!!!!!!!!!!! Angela & Tom Elwood

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Nov 30, 2015
Thank you for leaving such a nice review, we are so glad that you enjoyed you stay and look forward to welcoming you back next year.
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storyjack
Belfast
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“super spacious holiday cottage”
Reviewed November 23, 2015 for a stay in November 2015

I stayed at Bridge Cottage with two colleagues for 3 days in November. We were working on a document we needed to finish, so it was more work than leisure, but we were HUGELY impressed with the quality of the accommodation. All of the rooms are bigger than average, the kitchen is very well equipped with an excellent range cooker (gas hob/electric oven) and dishwasher and a six seater pine table and chairs. There's a biggish utility room with washing machine and freezer etc. and a spacious garden at the back. All of the fittings are high quality. The central heating works well. There's a wood burning stove in the lounge but we never felt we needed to light it.

In terms of location, the cottage is 2 minutes drive from the comprehensive Centra store in Cloughey (and the beach, if that's what you're looking for) and about 4 or 5 minutes drive from Portaferry. The cottage is slightly off the road in a quiet location in pretty countryside. The owners provided a very comprehensive folder of information, including where to eat locally - we ordered in one evening, and the Chinese restaurant mentioned in the folder delivered good food quickly.

The location is particularly quiet. Very little traffic and hardly any noise of any sort. Very peaceful, sitting with a coffee at 7am watching the sunrise. If you need or want to be in this particular area, I don't think you could find better value than this cottage.

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Liked best: quality of the accommodation
Liked least: Nothing to dislike - everything was super!
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Management Response
Nov 24, 2015
So glad that you enjoyed your stay, and took the time to say so in your review. We would love to welcome you back anytime for work (or leisure).
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