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Abbey Self- Catering The Old Rectory

'Mayfly Room'master bedroom, a stunningly pretty room, top quality Hypnos King-size Half-T
18 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
Belfast, Northern Ireland
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Listing #HL495080
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English first
Sydney, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2015 for a stay in November 2015

We booked The Old Rectory for a family occassion because it had 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms and was convenient to where we needed to be. The amazing grounds,the view and the accomodation were pure bonus. Public transport is virtually at the door and shops within walking distance. Cant recommend this place highly enough and will definitely return one summer...

Management response:

I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in our beautiful Old Rectory and do hope that you'll get a chance to return some summer to enjoy our stunning grounds and the Rectory's private terrace on the front lawn. It was a pleasure having you and your friends stay here. Thank you.


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Reviewed 2 September 2015 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...

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.


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Stephen L
Rochester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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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...

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.


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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
  • King Beds:(3)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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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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About the neighbourhood
We are close to all motorways. Bus and train services pass close by, and guests also enjoy the convenience of a 24 hour shop within 2 minutes walk.<BR><BR>The 800-year old Carrickfergus Castle, one of Irelands oldest and most impressive Norman castles, is only 8 miles away. Belfast Zoo, Fortwilliam Golf Club, the beautiful and historic Cave Hill offering stunning views over Belfast & the Lough, are all only ten minutes drive. <BR><BR>The main residence has direct private access to the coastal path and beach, where you can enjoy leisurely walks and a gently scenic cycle.
Car advised
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.<BR>10 minutes from Belfast (Dargan) Harbour & 30 minutes from Larne Harbour. <BR>Friendly local taxis available if required... We recommend Abbey taxis 02890 588588.<BR>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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