Splash Cottage - Bangor - County Down - Northern Ireland
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- 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 6
- double bedroom, balcony, sea views, ensuite, top floor
- double bedroom on middle floor (sea views)
- twin bedroom on ground floor (sea views)
- ensuite with shower, w.c & basin
- main bathroom: bath, shower, basin & toilet
- cottage is laid out over three floors
- lounge on middle floor with balcony & sea views
- open plan kitchen area on ground floor with lounge and patio doors to garden, open fire
- ground floor lounge with tv and sea views
- fully equipped modern kitchen
- electric oven & hob, microwave
- fridge freezer & dishwasher
- laundry room with washing machine & dryer
- gas central heating
- bed linen & towels included
- private garden (child friendly) with sea lapping back wall
- sea views are panoramic and unrestricted
- sunshine in rear garden all day with beautiful sunsets
- free wifi internet access
- welcome pack on arrival
- sorry no pets & non smoking
- car parking available
Splash Cottage is partnered with High Tide Cottage right next door, a two/three bedroom holiday home.
This self catering holiday accommodation is based in the unique and beautiful Splash Cottage by the water's edge where the Belfast Lough meets the Irish Sea, views from the rear of the property are magnificent and the cottage is also privileged to have wonderful Guillemots nesting right outside the property.
The well appointed and recently renovated holiday rental property has three bedrooms sleeping up to a maximum of six people. There is convenient car parking outside the property and we are within walking distance of Bangor Town Centre, Bangor Marina and Ballyholme Yacht Club.
The harbour and bay area in Bangor has attracted Black Guillemots to establish a colony in the the area, nesting around holes in the North Pier and also nest boxes throughout the central and south piers of the harbour and marina areas and can be seen throughout the year in the Bay area.
Splash Cottage is fortunate to play host to Guillemots just outside of the rear of the property where they nest in the walls and rocks just below the property's garden.
Academics from local universities have studied the nesting patterns and behaviour of the birds from the cottage and the relative tameness of the birds means that the chances of seeing them during your stay are very high, however we do ask you not to disturb them!
Bangor Town Centre (shopping / restaurants / banks / nightlife) - 10 mins
Bangor Marina - 7 mins
Ballyholme Yacht Club - 7 mins
Salty Dog Restaurant - 5 mins
Royal Ulster Yacht Club - 3 mins
Jamaica Inn Bar & Restaurant - 3 mins
Ballyholme Beach - 10 mins
Bangor Castle - 20 mins
|Prices per week unless stated otherwise||
|7 nights, sat to sat||
|weekend, 2 nights||
|bank holiday weekend, 3 nights||
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20% deposit secures booking with balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.
- check in 4pm, check out 10am or by prior arrangement
- linen/towels supplied free of charge
- electricity included
- welcome pack
- initial bucket of coal/fuel for fire
What's Not Included
- gas central heating
Submitted by owner from cottage guestbook:
Stayed at splash cottage for a week in June whilst visiting Northern Ireland. All we can say is that it is first class accommodation both inside and out. Very spacious and modern without losing the charm and character of a seaside cottage and well equipped. All rooms have seaviews.
Watch out for the Black Guillemots in the garden, they're hilarious. Paul the owner was very helpful in both booking and while we were there, pointed us to the best pubs and restaurants. Must visit the Jamaica Inn (100 yards away) for great food, drink and atmosphere.
We can't rate this house and its location highly enough. Four of us stayed for a week in the summer (2012) and just loved the house, the views, the convenience to town and the marina, pubs, restaurants and shopping.
The house is extremely well-equipped with everything you could possibly need, including takeaway menus (yes we did get lazy!), BBQ, microwave etc. The top and middle floors are like a self-contained boutique hotel and were great for my daughter and her partner as they had their own suite of bedroom (with balcony), shower room and sitting room with patio doors to a decked veranda - all with fantastic sea views.
The garden is the most wonderfully relaxing place to dream away the hours and watch the wonderful guillimots, the turnstones at the water's edge (epecially beside the Long Hole, a few minutes walk away), the gulls diving straight down like arrows for fish, and... we even saw a seal a few times! There is always a variety of boats in the bay, from tankers to tiny fishing boats, and Thursdays evenings are magical because the local yacht club comes out in force for races and is an amazing sight against the sunset, Ah yes, the sunsets - the most beautiful you will see anywhere, I promise.
What can I say? - if you find anywhere more magical to stay, I will be amazed.
Ps: Dont' forget the binoculars - thank heavens we didn't!
We are two Canadian couples who shared the lovely Splash Cottage for a few days this fall. We arrived late on a blustery evening and were warmly greeted by Paul. There was a fire ready and everything we needed for breakfast in the morning...as well as a few beverages for that evening! We fell in love with the place right then and there!
With bedrooms and bathrooms on separate floors it is a perfect spot for couples travelling together and also for families. Splash cottage is clean, well furnished and equipped. We spent most of our time in the cozy warm kitchen where Paul laid a fire for us each afternoon and we could enjoy the beautiful sea views. We also very much enjoyed the location as we could easily walk to restaurants/pubs and enjoy the shops of Bangor. The Salty Dog (our favourite) is only a 10 minute walk and we also enjoyed The Jamaica Inn which is even closer. Bangor was a great location for us to do day trips to Belfast and the Giant's Causeway. The coastal route recommended by Paul was fabulous!
He is a wonderful host and we highly recommend Splash Cottage to anyone visiting the Belfast area.
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