Marr Cottage - Portaferry - County Down - Northern Ireland

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Three BedroomsCot & HighchairInternet AccessOpen FireSea Views

  • 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 6
    - double bedroom: king size bed & sea views
    - double bedroom: king size bed & sea views
    - bunk bedroom with sea views
  • bathroom: bath, toilet, basin & sea views
  • shower room: electric shower, toilet & sink
  • spacious lounge with large windows and sea views
  • open fire, two 3 seater sofas, wooden floors
  • wall mounted tv (freeview), dvd player, ipod dock, books
  • wooden coffee table that doubles as a games table (poker/craps/blackjack and a mini roulette wheel)
  • wifi internet access available
  • kitchen with table and two benches, sea view
  • electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge & freezer
  • washing machine, ironing facilities & outside clothes line
  • dining room with large table seating six, sea views
  • patio door from dining room to patio and sea views
  • double door access to dining room from lounge
  • outdoor dining for 8
  • enclosed garden on all four sides, direct shore access on three sides
  • garden furniture, patio furniture and barbeque available
  • seating on three sides of the house
  • central heating and electricity included
  • cot & highchair available on request
  • bed linen & towels included
  • welcome pack provided
  • sorry no pets & non smoking
  • ample car parking space

Marr CottageMarr Cottage is situated in a prime waterfront location, at the mouth of Ballyquintin Bay, on the outer shores of the Ards Peninsula.

The cottage boasts stunning sea views from every room, with tranquil, private gardens and direct shoreline access on three sides. Marr Cottage also has a spacious lounge, complete with sea views and an open fire, making it the perfect relaxing get-away all year round!

The coast on which the cottage sits is designated as a Site of Special Scientific interest and is home to a wide range of local wildlife. (Spotted from the cottage have been seals, otters, badgers and Irish hares as well as a wide variety of sea birds).

DaffodilsThe cottage is 3 miles from Portaferry where you can find shops, restaurants, take-aways and bars (including live Irish music at weekends).

Northern Ireland's National Aquarium (Exploris) is in Portaferry, and the Strangford Ferry provides easy access to Downpatrick and the Mourne Mountains. Kirkistown race track is less than 6 miles away. There are also a number of golf courses nearby.

The cottage is ideal for windsurfing, kite-surfing, kayaking and fishing holidays, or for artists.

3 miles to Kearney National Trust Village.
5 minute walk from pre-historic Millin Bay Cairn.
Rocky beach just over garden wall.
Sandy beach 5 minutes walk.



Prices per week unless stated otherwise
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Bank Holiday (3 nights)

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Booking Details

£100 deposit secures booking with balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

- check in 4pm, check out 10am or by prior arrangement
- rental Saturday to Saturday unless by prior arrangement
- guests responsible for damage above and beyond reasonable wear and tear

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What's Included

- linen/towels supplied free of charge
- electricity included
- central heating included
- welcome pack

What's Not Included



Submitted by owner from cottage guestbook:


Oooooohh what a lovely place you have!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! (WHY ARENT YOU LIVING HERE!?!). Even in rain and storm it is great to sit in front of the fire and relax, play games. Will be back.
Andre, Tina, Krissi, Tobi, Germany, October 2014.

Are there better places to stay in Northern Ireland? I doubt it. Will be recommending to friends and family and hope to return next summer. Unexpected bonus was spotting a shooting star. Absence of light pollution makes star gazing a must on a clear night. The girls loved the toys especially the ones in the shed, and the Welcome Pack is the best I’ve ever seen. Thanks for a great stay!
Granny Rhona, son Warren, partner Frances and their daughters Sarah and Rachel from Bangor and Leeds. August 2014.

We are still amazed by this lovely cottage and the fantastic setting. It is awesome to look out every window and be able to see the sea. We enjoyed our stay here so much, especially eating outside, playing games near the fireplace or drinking coffee while looking at the water. Thank you so much. Also for the welcome basket. PS we loved the decoration and style of this house! Going to copy that in Germany ;)
Grandparents Lothar and Erika Letr with their grandchildren Lori and Larissa Scipel from Germany, August 2014

Beautiful location, lovely cottage. Seems like this coast gets the best – we saw rain North and West of us! Saw hares in the garden, curlew, herons and wrens. Visited Castleward, kayaked and mountain-biked (Clearwater were very helpful). Swam in the bay, ate at the Portaferry Hotel and the Quays in Portavogie, visited Greyabbey and had coffee at Harrisons. Lovely walk down at Ballyquintin Point. Thanks for a great stay – you have made a lovely place here.
The Shaw and Cameron Families (Stirling, Scotland and Enniskerry, County Wicklow). July 2014.

The cottage is beautiful, comfortable and catered to our every need. We spent a lovely fun-filled week. We enjoyed exploring the rock-pools and eating outside in the beautiful gardens. The binoculars were an added bonus to spot the different wildlife at sea and in the surrounding fields. Marr Cottage is a little oasis.
Bettie, Cheryl and Dawn, Belfast, July 2014.

Thank you for sharing this beautiful place. We have had such a relaxing week. Great weather to complement the fab views, beaches on the doorstep, a great garden and toys for Jacob to run around and play with – and the sea from every window! We wish we could stay and will be back. Can’t imagine there could be anything better in Ireland.
The Knox family, Cardiff, June 2014.

What a wonderful place. We had such a relaxing few days here enjoying the magnificent setting, even if I wasn’t brave enough to venture into the sea! We will definitely be back. Thanks for a great stay.
Tim, Claire and baby James, Belfast, September 2014.

Thank you again for letting us stay in your lovely cottage. We had a fantastic, relaxing time away from our hectic lives. Lots of walks on the sea shore and fishing (but no fish!). looking forward to returning soon. Thanks again.
The Maclennan family, Scotland, October 2014.

Feels like we picked one of the wettest and windiest weekends of the year but had a lovely time in Marr Cottage anyway. It really is a beautiful place and with the fire blazing lovely and cozy inside. The children loved the bunk-beds and toys as well as clambering around the beach. Can’t wait to try it in summer!
The Hart and Mathison families, February 2014.


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