We spent many hours in the garden looking at the lough and its wildlife. The peace, beauty and interest kept us engaged as we watched the seals and birds. With the lovely weather we couldn't have chosen a better place. Much of the house was fantastic and many of the rooms had spectacular views. There is a games room upstairs with a telescope and a pool table. With a kitchen and bathroom update this would be a perfect holiday. In particular, the bathroom facilities, although enough for us, would not be enough for a family of 8 people. However, that is the only negative and I would definitely recommend this place. Strangford itself is a welcoming village with good places to eat - especially The Pantry.
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We received a very warm welcome from the owner's parents when we arrived. They kindly left us some milk and lovely Irish soda bread, and instructions to telephone them if we had any problems. The cottage was deceptively large and cosy. Upstairs there's a huge window to the rear of the property, which overlooks the beautiful tidal lough at the bottom of the large garden. The gate at the bottom of the garden leads directly on to the beach, which you share with the seals, if you're lucky enough to see them. The cottage had lots of hiding places for our imaginative adventurous 4 year old grandson, who had a great time.The setting is quiet and tranquil and beautiful. The small village is about a mile away and we enjoyed a lovely meal at the Cuan Inn one evening. Definitely to be recommended.
Excellent time at Seal Cottage!
The owners mother and father where there to welcome us, we knew we had arrived in a family/friendly beautiful accommodation. The area itself is beautiful and the views from the kitchen window are amazing. There was great space throughout the two lounges and a great kitchen with all the amenities provided. The bedrooms were clean and comfortable. The view of the garden and right down to the water-edge is beautiful. We will definitely be back again soon and would like to thank Julieanne for such a welcoming stay.