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Abbey Catering The Old Rectory

'Mayfly Room'master bedroom, a stunningly pretty room, top quality Hypnos King-size Half-T
5.0 of 5 stars
14 reviews
'Mayfly Room'master bedroom, a stunningly pretty room, top quality Hypnos King-size Half-T
'The Rectory', 200 yr old, restored to 21st cent comfort, in grounds of a listed Georgian
Overlooking Belfast Lough, with own private garden & access to a beautiful loughshore walk
Large comfortable sitting room with view over the private gardens & Belfast Lough
Sitting room furnished with antiques
Cosy corner for reading & quiet reflection & view of Belfast Lough
Writing area adjacent to 'Linen Room' ground floor bedroom
Modern country style kitchen with high quality amenities and facilities.
View of kitchen from side entrance
Entrance and laundry area
Smart dining area with banquette and seating for ten
Comfortable 7ft long banquette
'Mayfly' en-suite bathroom with roll top bath & large walk-in top quality shower
'Tartan Room' with King-Size Victorian style brass bed furnished with antiques.  
Vanity table/ writing area
'Tartan Room' en suite with quality power shower over full-size bath
'Linen Room' (ground floor) with King-size bed furnished in chic French style
 'Linen Room' vanity/ writing table leading to en suite with top quality walk-in power sho
'Gingham Suite' Interesting & pretty room with twin beds & large, walk-in high qua
'Gingham Suite' sitting area
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4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
The Old Rectory is a luxury 5-star self-catering property in the grounds of a historic Grade II listed Georgian residence with gardens overlooking Belfast Lough. We're only ten minutes drive from the vibrant Belfast City centre & the exciting new Titanic Building. We're within easy reach of all motorways & en route to the beautiful Antrim Coast & the Giants Causeway. Our featured property is The Old Rectory which is an original 200-year old house beside the main residence, beautifully refurbished to luxury 5 star standards as approved by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board with its own private terrace area on front lawn overlooking Belfast Lough.
About the owner, Abigail W
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Calendar Updated: 112 days ago
Listed since : May 2012
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 14 reviews and 3 properties
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Listing #HL495080 by: Holiday Lettings
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago for a stay in August 2015

We were here while waiting for a channel swim. What a wonderful accommodation, lovely location close enough to Belfast. But ideally situated on the coast. Easy access to the beach and a lovely area to swim and to watch the ferries coming into Belfast. All local amenities are within easy reach. So what of the accommodation itself? Brilliant, a high... more

Management response:

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we certainly enjoyed you all being here - we're not used to such energetic people with your early morning swims! Thank you for writing such a detailed and complimentary review on our beautiful house. more

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Stephen L
Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 27 May 2015 for a stay in April 2015

What a fantastic house which had everything you needed and was beautifully decorated. The location on the shore of Belfast Lough was terrific and the house was in a quiet lane, yet within 2 minutes drive from the motorway network and only 20 minutes by bus to the centre of Belfast. There were also very local shops, restaurants and petrol... more

Management response:

We enjoyed having you and your delightful family stay in The Old Rectory and pleased that you had such a successful and interesting time and were able to visit some familiar places from when you lived here in Northern Ireland. Thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent review which we greatly appreciate. more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 25 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

The Old Rectory was more than we could have asked for! It is a beautiful and charming home that is steps away from Belfast Lough! It is extremely accomodating for up to 8 people as it provides 4 bedrooms and bathrooms (complete with shower/bathtub, heating rack for your towels), a fully equipped kitchen (complete with dishwasher, dining and silverware), a... more

Management response:

Well that really says it all! What an amazing review and we're so pleased that you had such a fantastic time both in The Old Rectory in particular and in Belfast in general. We are always slightly anxious about a group of young people coming for a wedding but in your case we needn't have worried ! Thank you for... more

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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (8)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • En Suite Rooms (4)
  • Freezer
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
We seek a minimum of 7 nights, but in some circumstances we are prepared to be flexible.

Deposit £200 required at time of booking. Balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.
Only the number of guests stated at the time of booking may stay in the property.
Arrival time is 3 p.m. and we would appreciate departure by 10.30 am.
We expect the property to be returned in the condition in which it was received.
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How to get there
Airport: George Best City Airport: 6.0 km
Railway: Whiteabbey: 1.0 km
Ferry: Belfast Ferry Port: 8.0 km
Abbey Cottages are in a beautiful setting on the shores of Belfast Lough... only 15 minutes from Belfast City airport & 25 minutes from Belfast International airport.
10 minutes from Belfast (Dargan) Harbour & 30 minutes from Larne Harbour.
Friendly local taxis available if required... We recommend Abbey taxis 02890 588588.
We are also close to local bus and train services.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.5 km.
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