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Harbour View, Strangford

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View of house from the ferry
View into open plan kitchen
Bathroom on the first floor
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
5 nights minimum
Rental Home
Originating in Norman Times 'Harbour View' was once a Tower House where merchants watched for sailing boats arriving with their goods at Strangford quay. The property has a vaulted passage way leading from the shore to a long forgotten Inn on Castle Street. The house received a makeover in Georgian Times and has recently been restored to provide a comfortable home with wonderful views over Strangford Lough. The property also overlooks a large walled garden which contains a raised patio area and a large lawn for games. The accommodation includes a spacious dinning area and kitchen with a log stove on the ground floor, a large sitting room, a bathroom and a single bedroom on the first floor and two bedrooms, and a bathroom on the second floor. We offer unlimited internet access.
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Shower, 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Judy M
Hosting since November 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 94%
Response Time: Within a day
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Reviews (21)
Sunshine10293819650
Sunshine10293819650
1 contribution
A Gem of a Holiday Home
We loved both the house with its original features .. and the location by the quayside . Comfortable beds and a cosy snug Judy the owner was most helpful and accommodating. All in all , the perfect base for our trip to N. Ireland .
Visited September 2020
Written September 20, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

milligoat3
milligoat3
19 contributions
Exceeded expectations
Harbour view is a great rental property, very spacious and we thought the lay out was excellent. We were welcomed with a bottle of wine and some chocolates which was a nice touch. Communication with Judy was always promptly replied to. We are hoping to return again next year
Visited July 2020
Written July 27, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

raymY9120DD
raymY9120DD
Preston, United Kingdom5 contributions
A great holiday home in the centre of the village.
The house is extremely well placed to enjoy all aspects of the village. It was quite a surprise to have such a lovely big garden in a house that was so central. The children enjoyed it very much. The house is well furnished with lots of useful equipment. The owner was very accommodating and met any requests we had. It would be good if there were a few more bowls and mugs to get best use from the dishwasher.
Visited August 2019
Written September 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

D0t11
D0t11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions
Perfect location looking over Strangford Lough. A lovely house full of character with a walled garden. walled garden
Harbour View is a great place to stay. It is very convenient to restaurants, shops and the ferry to Portaferry, There is an aquarium at Portaferry which is worth visiting and is also near the National Trust House and grounds at Castleward. Dave looked after the house and kindly lent us a bouncy castle to entertain our grandchildren!
Visited July 2019
Written July 23, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Isobel N
Isobel N
Harbour View - Wonderful Period Property
Delightful period property full of charm & character but every home comfort also and a wonderful garden right in the middle of the village. And the amazing views!! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thanks so much Judy
Visited September 2018
Written October 1, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveler and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Garry M
Garry M
1 contribution
Excellent location, great accommodation, super garden, safe for the kids and plenty to do.
There are beaches, parks and play areas close by. Shops, cafes/restaurants and pubs within a few minutes walk and superb views over The Narrows of Strangford Lough. The Exploris Aquarium is just across in Portaferry and reached in 15 minutes on the ferry. The kids thought the ferry was really exciting! Te National Trust park at Castleward is close by and Downpatrick is only 15 minutes drive. Lots to see and explore in the immediate area and Harbour View is a first class base.
Visited July 2018
Written August 4, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

BazzaMJ
BazzaMJ
Steyning, United Kingdom50 contributions
Fits the bill
Visited for a wedding. Lovely location, super views, overlooks the ferry with all its activity. House clean, comfortable and well equipped, cooked in a couple of times with ease. Local hostelries handy and utilised. First visit to Northern Ireland, how beautiful.
Visited June 2018
Written June 8, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

David T
David T
Dublin, Ireland7 contributions
Every thing I could wish for and more besides.
This time I arrived in plenty of time to be warmly welcomed to Harbour view by Judy and her husband and I was not at all surprised to discover that they are also very keen into preserving our built heritage and environment . As I was lucky to to have invited a friend from the Ards area to stay, I was introduced to some of the her local friends and was shown more places to explore. As before I had no interest in the TV as there was so much to see from the kitchen window and also from my bedroom on the top story. Being a member of The Irish Georgian Society, This time I joined The National Trust at Castleward, so I now have free access to miles of walks there and to all of their historic properties, along with many here in the south that are free for I.G.S. members I used the new Carlingford Ferry this time with all of it's wonderful views to add to those I had crossing Strangford lock. On my last morning while watching the ferry slip its mornings for it's first crossing at 730 am, I was delighted to see a sealine for the first time ever, popping its head out of the water only yards from the shore. I can't wait till next year to visit this wonderful part of this island where I was made to feel at home and all I need to get there is my car.
Visited August 2017
Written September 2, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Lesley R
Lesley R
Leicestershire, United Kingdom15 contributions
Excellent accommodation lovely town
Superb rambing old house. Clean and well equiped. The garden area is lovely. Lots of good restaurants in easy walking distance. Great base for seeing the sights. I would highly recommend.
Visited July 2017
Written August 22, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ann Marie H
Ann Marie H
3 contributions
Fantastic location, fantastic view, fantastic house.
The house in itself was worth the journey to Strangford. A stones throw from pubs , restarants and local shops the Harbour View was so charming that I feel tempted to return in the winter and just spend time looking out over the water and enjoying the house.
Visited June 2017
Written August 3, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
  • DVD Player
  • Balcony
  • Central Heating
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Yard
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Terrace
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fishing Nearby
  • There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
  • Watersports Nearby
  • Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
  • Cycling Trips
  • Hiking Trips
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About the neighborhood
The Lough is a Marine Nature Reserve and boasts stunning scenery, wildlife and plenty of water activities. Waymarked walks take you from the village along the shoreline past an ancient Norman Castle and on to the grand stately home and grounds of the National Trust property at Castle Ward. Short drives take you into the busy market town of Downpatrick or winding along the scenic coast to watch birdlife or the seals off Cloughy Rocks or to take in quiet beaches or more ancient castles. A 10 minute ferry ride to Portaferry opens up the whole of the Ards Penninsula with Exploris Aquarium, beaches, pretty villages,history and the magnicent estate at Mount Stewart. In late July the local community host a carnival week in Portaferry which climaxes with a street parade. In mid July a traditional funfair comes to Strangford providing fun for all the family. Throughout the summer fishing, canoeing and other outdoor pursuits can be organised from Strangford. There are also several well appointed golf courses within easy driving distance. Strangford village has several pubs which regularly host traditional music sessions. There is also a couple of grocery stores, a pharmacy, craft shop,cafe, restaurant and a take away.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Strangford can be reached from the main Belfast airports and ferry terminals or via the 10 minute ferry journey across from Portaferry on the Ards Penninsula. It is a 1 hour drive from Belfast. Strangford can also be reached by Ulsterbus from Belfast via Downpatrick.
Activities nearby
Fishing NearbyThere Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins DriveWatersports Nearby
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  • 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 Harbour View, Strangford

Harbour View, Strangford is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

Harbour View, Strangford has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

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Harbour View, Strangford Has Wi-Fi and Central Heating - UPDATED 2023 - Tripadvisor - Strangford Vacation Rental