Relax in comfortCosy lounge
Spacious cottage in rural location
Spacious cottage in rural location
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
5 guests
3 bedrooms
4 beds
2 baths
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Bridge Cottage, Green Tourism Gold award winner. A rural retreat on the Ards Peninsula which boasts art and crafts, fantastic local produce, history, heritage and natural beauty. Guests are welcome to hire our studio space or arrange to do a class.

The space

At Bridge Cottage guests can enjoy the spacious feel and benefits of a contemporary build with accommodation all on one level which at the same time provides a cosy, comfortable home from home.
For relaxing evenings the family sitting room has a feature fireplace with woodburner and Smart TV and DVD. The second sitting room has aTV/DVD and a games console, a small library and toys and games. It has French doors opening onto a child-friendly enclosed rear garden with patio, lawn and mature planting. There is furniture for al fresco dining and a BBQ.
The cottage has a fully equipped spacious kitchen diner with a range cooker (plenty large enough for a family get-together), microwave, dishwasher and DAB radio. Tea, coffee, sugar, oil and condiments are provided along with washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs and washing detergent and fabric conditioner. The additional utility room has a washer and dryer and provides further access to the rear garden.
The cottage sleeps five in three bedrooms, a large double with en suite, a bright and airy twin and a single. A cot, highchair, baby bath and safety fireguard are also available. Bed linen and towels (plus beach towels) are supplied.
The family bathroom has bath with electric shower over and the en suite is equipped with a power shower.

Guest access

The cottage is available in its entirety for the private use of our guests including the enclosed rear garden, patio with furniture and a BBQ, drying facilities and off road parking (for 2+ cars) the garden also has a lockable shed for guest use it also houses a badminton set, boules and buckets and spades for the beach.

Interaction with guests

The cottage is situated opposite our own house and the studio so we can be on hand for our guests. We welcome other artists and craftspeople to make use of our studio space for their own projects, it has all facilities and can be made available by arrangement for a small fee.
Guests can visit the studio to see our work in progress or even arrange a workshop to learn a little about willow basketry, sculpture or other heritage coppice crafts like spoon carving or pole lathe turning.

Other things to note

To help our guests settle in we provide a welcome pack of local produce and a starter pack of fuel for the wood burner. There is ample tourist information and recommendations provided for places to eat and things to do or see on the doorstep or further afield.
We have also made special provision for Families, Walkers, Golfers, Cyclists and Bikers as we participate fully in the Northern Ireland Tourist Board 'Welcome Schemes'.

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Pets allowed
Free parking on premises
Family/kid friendly
Wireless Internet

Extra people No Charge
Security Deposit $123 NZD
Weekend Price $173 NZD / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 single bed

House Rules
No smoking
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 4PM
Check out by 11AM
Self check-in with lockbox

Pets by arrangement.


Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

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11 Reviews

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Grace User Profile
June 2017
This area is beautiful to visit and the cottage was so comfortable and everything you need is here. Home from home. Host is lovely and every little detail has been thought about. Can't wait to return.

Maria User Profile
April 2017
When you go on holidays, the choice of your holiday home is crucial to ensuring you have a relaxing and peaceful time - this cottage and it's amazing location will deliver. Fabulous.

Devon User Profile
March 2017
We loved this house. It was very spacious and there was plenty of room for all five of us. Elaine was extremely kind and came over to make sure we were settling in alright as soon as we arrived. There was a ton of great information about attractions, walks and restaurants in the house that made our time in the area much richer. The house is very quite and the area is beautiful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

Daniel User Profile
February 2017
We were only in Portaferry for a few days visiting family so didn't spend too much time exploring. However, from what we saw Portaferry is a small but beautiful place and there are some lovely beaches to walk. There are restaurants a short car journey away from the cottage plus other local attractions and amenities. We went to the aquarium which is great for the kids and big kids alike and if you are willing to travel further then there is plenty to see and do which I'm sure Elaine would be more than happy to help with. Elaine gave us a warm welcome on site and provided all the info we needed. She is very close by too so was on hand to help with anything if required. More importantly however, the cottage was beautifully presented - very clean and well equipped with everything you'd probably need. It is spacious and very much a home from home, especially with the bottle of wine in the fridge chilling for us arriving. So when we were not out and about it was lovely to kick back in the front room with a glass of wine and the log burner roaring whilst the kids played games in the family room! All in all a lovely relaxing stay.

Katriona User Profile
January 2017
Lovely cottage, in lovely spot not far from a great beach in cloghy with a shop in the filling station. The cottage was clean, tidy and very comfortable a real home from home.

Kadijah User Profile
December 2016
Elaine's Bridge Cottage was truly a gem of place. When we first walked into the home, it felt so inviting and everything was so clean and pristine. She really made it special for us leaving us cookies, milk and a bottle of wines. She even had a Christmas tree put up for us. The cottage was so spacious and warm. My two little boys loved it as well since it had a play room for them with a few toys and games. We enjoyed scenic drives around the quiet neighborhoods and exploring the nearby restaurants. It was such a comfortable stay, we ended up staying a few extra days. If we needed any help with something Elaine was so more the graces to help us. I also appreciated that everything in the home is eco friendly. This cottage had everything you need, a fully functioning home away from home. I look forward to returning in the future.

Caroline User Profile
November 2016
The house was gorgeous and really spacious. The photos really don't give it justice and it was spotlessly clean. Elaine was very friendly and all the little things had been thought about including washing powder, recommendations on local restaurants, even down to wine in the fridge. It really felt like being in our home and the kids loved the toys. An amazing stay, thank you so much.

Portaferry, United KingdomJoined in November 2015
Elaine User Profile

I am lucky to live on a five acre smallholding in the countryside between Portaferry and Cloughey from where my partner Clive and I run our small business, Welig Heritage Crafts. We grow our own willow and hazel which we use to produce anything from large figurative sculpture to potato baskets.

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