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Shearwater town house - something different

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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
4 nights minimum
Rental Home
Shearwater is a quiet four bed roomed Victorian town house furnished and equipped and maintained to a high standard, with each room having its own distinctive character. The house is close to family-friendly activities, nightlife, public transport, coastal walks and the town centre. Its cosy and clean and you're just a minutes walk from the seafront or the town centre. We provide unlimited fibre broadband (55mb) and a smart TV for those times when you want to 'put your feet up.' We've been 'going greener' and have already been awarded Green Tourism's Bronze Award. The house is adorned with various art works mainly reflecting the local landscape and its rich wildlife. There's a small library of books covering local history, natural history plus a few novels. ...Shearwater is a quiet four bed roomed Victorian town house furnished and equipped and maintained to a high standard, with each room having its own distinctive character. The house is close to family-friendly activities, nightlife, public transport, coastal walks and the town centre. Its cosy and clean and you're just a minutes walk from the seafront or the town centre. We provide unlimited fibre broadband (55mb) and a smart TV for those times when you want to 'put your feet up.' We've been 'going greener' and have already been awarded Green Tourism's Bronze Award. The house is adorned with various art works mainly reflecting the local landscape and its rich wildlife. There's a small library of books covering local history, natural history plus a few novels. More
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About the Owner
Geoffrey J
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2016
Interaction with guests
We'll meet you at the house when you arrive to hand over keys and show you around. We live a couple of miles away so are on hand if you have any queries or problems. We provide a welcome pack with ideas for places to visit and eat, come rain or shine. Since we started Shearwater a year or two ago we've noticed that we attract quite a lot of coffee aficionados so we've provided a Nespresso machine. Bring your own pods, or for an environmental tick use the refillable pods that we provide.
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

A little late in reviewing this as we stayed March 2017. However we stayed here for a few weeks when work was being done at our house. House was clean and had everything we needed. Central to bangor town and dog friendly for our dog...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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gajones755, VR Owner at Shearwater town house - something different, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Kind of you all - thanks. Hope all the problems with your house are now a distant memory. Best wishes Geoff

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Stylish town house in the heart of town Handy to cafes pubs and the sea!!! Easy access to train bus links to Belfast and Strangford The secluded garden was a real plus ... a real find !!

Date of stay: September 2017
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gajones755, VR Owner at Shearwater town house - something different, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Delighted Kerena - thank you - glad you enjoyed the raspberries.

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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Great location, within walking distance to town centre and seafront. Well decorated comfortable home from home. Very high standard furniture, kitchen equipment and utensils. The warm welcome we received from our hosts got our holiday off to a great start! Highly recommended!

Date of stay: March 2018
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gajones755, VR Owner at Shearwater town house - something different, responded to this reviewResponded April 12, 2018

Thank you Margaret - and thanks for leaving the house so tidy - pleased you enjoyed your stay and that your anniversary went so well. All the best. Geoff

Reviewed February 19, 2018

Shearwater is a spacious clean comfortable 'home from home' in a convenient location for the amenities of the coastal paths, city centre/cinema and access to places of interest in North Down and Ards. The house was interesting for lovers of wildlife especially birds (Castle Espie...More

Date of stay: February 2018
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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

Lovely house. Spotlessly clean. Comfy beds with top notch bed linen. Everything you could ask for or need in the house and more! Fab location too. Complete bonus that we could take our dog. Totally recommendMore

Date of stay: October 2017
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gajones755, VR Owner at Shearwater town house - something different, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Running a small business like this isn't just about making extra money. A large part for me at least, is receiving such enthusiastic feedback, knowing that as a host, guests have appreciated what you strive to achieve, and that the experience has made their stay...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
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
Private Yard
Cycling Trips
TV
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Stove
Grill
Fishing Nearby
Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Waterfront
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Patio
Fireplace
Deck
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About the neighborhood
There's some great places to enjoy a pint or eat in the town. Uniquely there are three great pubs in a row at the end of the road - Fealtys, Jenny Watts and Donegans and generally speaking there's some music or entertainment going on there most evenings. There's the curiously named coastal pubs come restaurants - the Rabbit Rooms, Salty Dog and a long way from Cornwall, the Jamaica Inn and some great independent cafes, The Guillemot and Cafe Brazilia for example. People in Northern Ireland eat ice cream out on the streets all year round so there's five ice cream parlours within five minutes of Shearwater if that takes your fancy. Mckeowns on the High Street is one of those good old fashioned quality fishmongers. Your close to the hubbub of the town and the marina but far enough away not...
Getting around
The railway and bus station are a few minutes away and there are taxi HQ at the High Street end of Albert Street. Trains to Belfast are frequent and there are express trains, but either way the journey alongside Belfast Lough is scenic.Express trains will take you 15 minutes to reach the centre of Belfast but you can stay on the train to visit Lisburn and other destinations. Change at Belfast for more distant locations Derry / Londonderry, Dublin etc.
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