Cairn Bay Lodge

Awake to the sun rising over the Irish Sea at Chris and Jenny Mullen’s carefree B&B, in an ‘impressive’ Edwardian villa in this seaside resort town. More

Contact details

Cairn Bay Lodge
278 Seacliff Road
Ballyholme
Bangor
Co. Down
BT20 5HS
Ireland
028 9146 7636
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Hotel information

Bedrooms

8.

Open

all year, café closed Sun, Mon.

Facilities

lounge, breakfast room, café, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), beauty salon, ¼-acre garden, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

9 am–4 pm in café.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

not allowed.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per person B&B £40–£50. 1-night bookings refused weekends June–Sept.

Other information

Good Hotel Guide Review

Awake to the sun rising over the Irish Sea at Chris and Jenny Mullen’s carefree B&B, in an ‘impressive’ Edwardian villa in this seaside resort town. ‘Delightful, attentive’ hosts, the Mullens are well liked for their warmth and ease with guests of all ages (‘our young daughters were made very welcome’). The oak-panelled public areas are full of character: kilim rugs, interesting prints, vintage shop signs, steamer trunks-turned-coffee tables, plenty of books and magazines. Take in the ‘beautiful views’ from deep armchairs set before huge windows. In the jaunty ground-floor Starfish café, mingle with locals who drop in for light lunches and weekend brunches of sweet corn fritters, avocado, lime-chilli crème fraîche. ‘Beautifully appointed, very comfortable’ bedrooms (a ’50s-style lamp here, a collection of antique mirrors there) have sea or garden views. ‘My well-equipped en suite had everything that might’ve been forgotten.’ In the morning, choose from a ‘varied, imaginative’ breakfast menu: local honey, home-baked bread; Copeland Island crab, scrambled egg, chilli jam. On the Mourne Coastal Route; a good base for exploring the Ards peninsula. More reports, please.

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Cairn Bay Lodge
278 Seacliff Road
Ballyholme
Bangor
Co. Down
BT20 5HS

Guest comments

'Very impressive accomodation. Lovely rooms with lots of character. My daughters,aged five and seven,were made to feel very welcome. Chris and Jennys commitment to ensuring your stay is comfortable and enjoyable would be hard to match. ' - - July, 2013
'Our bedroom was our bedroom was bright and spacious, with comfortable and balcony. Breakfast was excellent. We liked the home-made cake provided in the evenings to go with the tea-making kit. They were helpful about an early check-in. ' - Heather Armond - September, 2012
'An interesting and welcoming guest house. Service wonderful, breakfast fantastic. Bedroom well equipped but flooring was beginning to fray. ' - Ian and Jan Gilchrist - November, 2011

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Tourist attractions

  • Bangor

    http://www.bangor-countydown.co.uk/

  • Strangford Lough

    A beautiful area of water, noted for its fishing and the tiny villages that surround it.

  • Belfast

    http://www.gotobelfast.com/