Barr Hall Barns - Cottage
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Three eighteenth century barns tastefully and imaginatively renovated to four star standard.
Three eighteenth century barns tastefully and imaginatively renovated to four star standard. Overlooking the "Narrows" and Strangford Lough. The Strangford Lough area is steeped in history. It boasts fifth century early Christian associations with the presence of St. Patrick around Downpatrick and the Lecale area. Its coastline is dotted with abbey ruins and early Christian sites which were ruined by Vikings in the ninth and tenth centuries. Thereafter is a Norman legacy of fortified castles and houses around parts of the Lough all associated with the De Courcy family and their feudal retainers.
The barns are on the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula, three and a half miles south of Portaferry situated on Barr Hall Bay, a seal basking location protected by the National Trust. The bay is a haven for overwintering waders, lapwings, oyster catchers, and a multitude of gulls.
The Barns overlook the Narrows and the Barmouth with its turbulent waters that prompted the Viking invaders to name it the ‘Strang Fjiord’. The Lough is a site of Special Scientific Interest and of Outstanding Natural Beauty. On the other side lies the Lecale area and views from the site stretch to the Mourne Mountains.
The barns are within easy driving distance of Castle Ward, Mountstewart, and Rowallane all managed by the National Trust.
Over 13000 Brent geese from Canada winter on the lough.
The Cottage has a four star rating, and is a single storey two bedroom barn. One bedroom has a double bed and the other two single beds. The kitchen/dining room is open plan to the lounge with beamed ceilings and archways.