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Ardbrae Country House
Ranked #3 of 8 Portaferry B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“A great find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

What a great find, The rooms and welcome from Carole were fantastic .A lovely breakfast, I can't fault it. It might be slightly remote for some (3 miles from portaferry) but well worth it for the views tranquillity and hospitality. I would definitely recommend Ardbrae without hesitation. Thanks Carole.

Room Tip: The best family room I have seen
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2013

We have no hesitation in recommending Ardbrae House to fellow travellers. We were in Portaferry for a family wedding. On our arrival we were greeted warmly by Carole with a very welcome home made afternoon tea following a very long day's travel. Ardbrae House is in a beautiful setting with views of Strangford Lough, three miles from Portaferry and offers absolutely first class, five star accommodation. Our suite was sensational, the fabulous breakfast set us up for the day and Carole and George were the most considerate of hosts. It is truly the best bed and breakfast we have ever stayed in - and we've done a few!

Room Tip: The suite costs a little more but is absolutely palatial and would suit a family of four with its ki...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Stoke on Trent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013

After sitting in Belfast with only an iPad and a rough idea of where we wanted to go we stumbled across Ardbrae house. We were straight on the phone and Carole couldn't have sold it better. Upon arrival Carole was a wee drop of Irish heaven. We didn't feel like Ardbrae was a B&B at all as we were welcomed and catered for as if long lost relatives.

Accommodation and food was first class, if your around this area and in two minds dont hesitate you'll certainly not be disappointed.

Thank you Carole and George again for a lovely stay.
The McCauley's

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

My partner a I have just returned from ardbrae wow what can I say!
What a stunning location.
We stayed in the larger room with our own en suite heavenly bliss is the best way to describe this little gem!
We were greeted on arrival by Carole, a lovely kind host always smiling and helpful!
For those of you who want a real hearty breakfast well ardbrae will not disappoint such a selection although I would definitely recommend the fry up.
The views from all around ardbrae are truly breath taking, as our title says a wee gem of a place that I will definitely retune to again and have not doubts in recommending to all my friends!
Lastly thank you to George and Carole for making our stay with you one that we will never forget!
Phil & jacqueline

Room Tip: The large family suite is the one to go for
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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george b, Owner at Ardbrae Country House, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
Hi just had to say thankyou both very much for your very kind comments they are very much appreciated really glad you are coming back and looking forward to seeing you both again, will get the hens to do some overtime.
see you soon
Love Carole
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

We booked last minute to stay at this B&B. Never bothered to write a TripAdvisor review till now, however the quality of the B&B has forced my hand. Myself, my wife and son (4) stayed here and I do not have a single bad word to say about it. We loved the room, the service, the breakfast ... simply all was perfect. Having stayed in places such as The Raffles in Singapore I would honestly say we enjoyed our night here more!

Carole and George make you part of their home and our son is already asking when we can go back to his new home :) The cleanliness was OUTSTANDING as was the breakfast... so I think you get the picture. We were very happy and would recommend in a heartbeat to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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george b, Owner at Ardbrae Country House, responded to this review, 5 July 2013
Hello Esmond, many thanks for your very kind comments, really glad you enjoyed your stay with us here at Ardbrae, it was our pleasure having you all. You have a wonderful 4 year old son I just loved him he is a lovely little character. We hope you all enjoyed Exploris Aquarium and would be delighted to see you again in the future. Our very best wishes to you and your lovely family
kind regards Carole
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2013

Thank you Carole and George for a really luxurious two nights at Ardbrae Country House. This was so much more than just a bed and breakfast. We had the green room with stunning views towards the Irish Sea. Really, really comfortable, spacious and with everything any guest could need. The hospitality tray went further than the usual tea and coffee making facilities - fresh fruit, fresh milk, selection of biscuits and teas. Carole's breakfasts need to be seen to be believed. She offers every conceivable combination of continental and/or cooked breakfast and everything was absolutely delicious. Nothing is too much trouble for Carole and George. Fabulous accommodation, fabulous food, fabulous hosts!

Room Tip: I don't think it would be possible to pick a room that wasn't good. Everything about our st...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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george b, Owner at Ardbrae Country House, responded to this review, 4 June 2013
Hi, just had to say a big thankyou for your lovely comments it really makes it all worth while we were really glad you enjoyed everything especially the readying material on Strangford Lough, look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Carole
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Coleraine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

A perfect place to relax in comfortable and luxurious surroundings, Ardbrae Country House is a warm, welcoming haven. We arrived late in the evening to stunning views across the lough and north towards Belfast, and were warmly welcomed by George and Carole who made sure that we had everything we needed. Beautiful rooms, from the family suite bedroom with luxury bathroom, to areas for guests to relax in comfort and plan your next day from the wealth of information and material provided. What a fantastic sunroom! We had great breakfast the ext morning after a very comfortable night. Sure to return! S,W & P

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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george b, Owner at Ardbrae Country House, responded to this review, 10 April 2013
Hi Wendy & Stephen many thanks for taking the time to write this lovely review. It makes it all worthwhile to hear positive feedback. It was indeed our pleasure to have you stay with us here at Ardbrae and we do hope you will return sometime again. We hope you enjoyed your trips to Castleward and Mountstewart 2 beautiful places here on Strangford Lough. Look forward to seeing you again. Carole
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Additional Information about Ardbrae Country House

Property: Ardbrae Country House
Address: 7 Dunevly Road, Portaferry BT22 1NB, Northern Ireland
Region: United Kingdom > Northern Ireland > County Down > Portaferry
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Portaferry
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ardbrae Country House is situated between Kircubbin and Portaferry on a 4 acre landscaped elevated site. This tranquil luxury B&B enjoys splendid panoramic views of the surrounding countryside including views of Strangford Lough and the Irish sea. Offering a central location for discovering County Down, Strangford Lough and beyond including sailing, golfing, cycling, hiking and motorsport .Come, relax and enjoy the generous hospitality in comfortable luxury surroundings. Savour an extensive breakfast with homemade breads, jams and local produce to set you up for the day's adventures. On arrival guests can enjoy complimentary tea/coffee with homemade scones fresh cream and homemade jam. Enjoy your stay at Ardbrae. ... more   less 
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Ardbrae Country House Portaferry, Northern Ireland

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