Cairn Bay Lodge

‘Chris and Jenny Mullen’s commitment to guests’ comfort and enjoyment is hard to match’ at this personable, family-friendly B&B on the Mourne Coastal Route. More

Contact details

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

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

[2017] per person B&B £40–£50. 1-night bookings refused weekends June–Sept.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

‘Chris and Jenny Mullen’s commitment to guests’ comfort and enjoyment is hard to match’ at this personable, family-friendly B&B on the Mourne Coastal Route. Facing Ballyholme Bay, the Edwardian villa is ‘beautifully appointed’ with an eclectic mix of knick-knacks, vintage furnishings and flea market finds that give the place a ‘comfy, cosy’ feel. From a snug single room to a spacious sea-view double to a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family suite, bedrooms are ‘bright’ and individually styled: find a collection of antique mirrors in one, an old trunk serving as a tea hamper in another. Every room is supplied with treats: crisps, chocolate, organic Irish seaweed toiletries. Nab a table on the terrace at the Starfish café to make the most of the vista, as the locals do; brunch (potato cakes, bacon, home-made plum chutney; local crab and eggs on wheaten bread; a traditional Ulster fry) is popular. The house is well placed for coastal walks or bicycle rides, or for a stroll to the busy marina and the town; Belfast is a train ride away. Still, there’s no shame in staying in – the beauty salon has organic and holistic treatments for face and body. 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/