Shoemakers cottage has 3 good size bedrooms, two double rooms and a twin room, sleeping 6. A cosy lounge with free Broadband internet, TV and open fire a large modern kitchen dining and second sitting room area and great utility room. There is ample off road parking to the front and a large, sunny enclosed rear garden with patio furniture. The cottage is bright and spacious and many original features have been retained. The bedrooms are decorated in the shoemakers theme and are bright airy and modern. the cottage benefits from extra internal insulation and is very cosy in winter and summer. There are numerous shops, restaurants and cafes close by and the beach with several children's play parks is 5 minutes walk from the house. Bangor town is a 15 minute walk and has the Aurora, Olympic pool, Pickie fun park Bangor Castle and many shops and restaurants. From Bangor the train goew to Belfast every 30 minutes, taking 25 minutes to get there it also stops at The Folk and Transport , and Titanic quarter.
Cottage in Bangor, County Down, Ireland - Sea Side Village , Wi Fi. Close To Resturants, Pubs, Shops, Yacht Club, Olympic Pool And Golf Club
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About fiona campbell
Shoemakers cottage is one of a kind. It was run as a shoemakers for 30 years by Albert Dent. Myself and my husband renovated the cottage between 2011 and 2014 using the original workshop as the new large kitchen dining area. We found the original sign in the attic that's what sort of sparked my interest in opening it to others as a holiday cottage. We have enjoyed some of the renovation and some was really hard work. The big work was done by our great builder but much of the finishing and all the ideas came from us. We have been using the house for family holidays for several years and its been great fun. There really is something for everyone. We live in Belfast which is only 12 miles from Bangor and love getting to the cottage and coast for walks, golf and a bit of year round swimming!
fiona campbell purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why fiona campbell chose Bangor
Shoemakers cottages in a lovely location a detached cottage a few minutes walk to all facilities, shops pubs and restaurants. Also a 5 minute walk to a beach and children's play parks the beach is part of a 10 mile coastal walk one way to Hollywood the other to Groomsport. Bangor town is a 15 minute walk it has additional shops loads of restaurants and train station going directly to George Best city Airport , Belfast and the Titanic Quarter. for a bit of exploring.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottage gives a relaxing break - it is easily accessed either by public transport or by car. Bangor and the Ards Peninsula give loads of opportunity for exploring and visiting. Going to the fun Aurora pool, cinema and a drive to Portaferry to make the 10 minute crossing to Strangford and Exploris Aquarium. Trips to Belfast are easily made and maybe take a bus or taxi tour of this diverse cultural city . Up the Antrim coast to the Giants Causeway or further up to Derry/ londonderry or Portrush for the day and fun at Barry's amusements with the big dipper. In Bangor itself Pickie Fun park with paddle swans and splash area and cafe gives something for everyone. For the fishermen or woman there's the pier or a day trip to catch mackerel - great on the barbeque.
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Really cosy cottage
We had a lovely weekend, the cottage was really nice and there was so much to do within a short distance.
Cute & cosy, everything you'd need, and close to amenities, would love to return. However, tall folk struggle with length of bedding (we range from 5'10" up to 6'5") 😊
Hi Marina if you had let me know before or during your stay that one of your party was 6ft 5 we could have accomodated that.Thanks for letting me know now. I am deligted you enjoyed your stay. X
Good cottage in a really lovely location, .
Enjoyed our stay in this cottage, it was clean, well equipped and very comfy, just a short walk to the local shops and cafes and to the beach. Good location for getting to other areas of N Ireland, would stay here again.
I am delighted to hear you enjoyed you stay. The renovation of the cottage has been a " labour of love." We tried to retain as much of the shoemakers shop identity while modernising and putting in all mod cons.... Having the shops, beach so close means the car can stay in the drive a lot!
Kind regards Fiona
Beautiful and quaint
A gorgeous place to stay-homely and warm, with lovely furnishings and fabulous garden area. We loved every moment-only 20 minutes into Belfast and 10 minutes walk fro The Jamaica Inn-fab food. Plenty of hot water and comfy beds-a little gem-thanks.
Thank you for your lovely review. It's great to know the Cottage is enjoyed by others as much as we enjoy it. X
Comfortable, clean and convenient
The cottage is well equipped. Easy walking distance to Bangor, Ballyholme and the beach. Plenty of room for 6. Everyone found beds comfortable. Nice fresh flowers for arrival. Would definitely use again
The ideal seaside retreat
We had a lovely week at Shoemakers Cottage. We loved the colourful décor and the shoe-themed photos. The cottage has everything you could need, even down to buckets and spades, which the children appreciated. There are shops and cafes less than five minutes' walk away, and the beautiful sands of Ballyholme Esplanade are within easy walking distance. We would definitely recommend it.
Special interest holidays:
Sailing - Ballyholme yacht club is a 10 minute walk from the house
Sea swimming organised each monday evening in the summer from Ballyholme yacht club
Swimming - Aurora olympic pool is a 10 minute walk from the house
Sea fising either from the pier or local charter boat
Ballyholme beach is a 5 minute walk from the cottage, the beach has several playparks and there are great views over to Carrickfergus, Whitehead and beyond.
George Best Belfast City Airport is a 20 minute drive form the cottage the train to Belfast also stops near the airport . There are several ferrys to England and Scotland from Belfast and Belfast is a 25 minute 12 mile drive from Bangor.
Ballyholme village is a 2 minute walk - there are shops cafes pub and restaurants here. Bangor is a 15 minute walk with many more shops restaurants and pubs etc and a large Marina, Castle and some lovely walks. Belfast is 12 miles form Bangor with great night life and various cultural taxi or bus tours of the city's past. - Titanic Quater and the Folk and Transport museum.
Travel from Bangor to the Mouren Mountains , North Antrim coast, Giants causeway Titanic Quarter Belfast and on...
There is a fully stocked small supermarket in Ballyholme 2 minute walk from the cottage, also a butcher, bakery and wine shop. Two cafes aand a Resturants. On the seafront close to the house is the Esplanade Pub/ restaurant and slightly further another 5 minute walk the Jamacia inn Pub / Restaurant
In Bangor there is a large Asda supermarket and numerous shops and cafes, There is also Bloomfield an out of town shopping Mall with M&S Tescos etc...Newtownards is 10 miles and is a busy market town with many shops and a large shopping centre. Portaferry is 20 miles away and has the Exploris Aquarium cafes and resturants and lovely walks. Strangford accesible from portaferry by a car ferry - takes 10 minutes has Castle Ward stately home and more intresting walks and lovely scenery.