Barr Hall Barns

Luxury Holiday Cottages on the shores of Strangford Lough

Welcome to Barr Hall Barns

Pet Friendly Luxury Holiday Cottages on the shores of Strangford Lough


Barr Hall Barns are 18th Century period cottages in an outstanding tranquil location with panoramic views across Strangford Lough to the Mourne Mountains.

We are based just outside the seaside village of Portaferry, at the very southern tip of the Ards Peninsula, overlooking Barr Hall Bay which is protected by the National Trust.

With idyllic walking routes right at our doorstep, come escape to an area of natural outstanding beauty and enter the truly magical setting of Barr Hall Barns.

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The Barn

Sleeps 6

3 bedroom barn, with wheelchair accessible ground floor bathroom and open plan living, dining and kitchen area.

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The Cottage

Sleeps 4

2 bedroom cottage, with open plan living kitchen and dining area.

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The Apartment

Sleeps 2

Open plan living, kitchen and dining area on ground floor, with twin bedroom on mezzanine.

The Ards Peninsula

A Special Place to Stay

Barr Hall Barns are situated on the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula 3.5 miles south of Portaferry and overlook Barr Hall Bay which is protected by the National Trust. It is a seal basking location. The Barns also look out onto the Narrows and the Barmouth. The surrounding shoreline is managed by the National Trust. On the other side lies the Lecale area and views from the site stretch to the Mourne Mountains in clear weather.
Strangford Lough has the following EU approved important designations: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Special Area of Conservation, Special Protection Area, Area of Special Scientific Interest, Marine Conservation Zone and is also the winter home of approximately 15-20,000 Brent Geese from Northern Canada plus numerous other types of waders.


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028 4272 1218

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We spent 3 wonderful days staying in the cottage at Barr Hall Barns. The area is just beautiful, so peaceful.  The cottage was immaculate and very cosy. A special thank you to Jill who was so helpful when making our booking.

October 2021

Lovely cottage a stone's throw from the sea with some great views of the Lough . Remote location out in the country but only a quick car trip to the local shops and restaurants in Portaferry. Really characterful accommodation with everything you need. Spotlessly clean and comfortable.

October 2021

The Cottage was clean and well equipped with a lovely garden area. Gorgeous views and fantastic coastal walk on the doorstep.

C Bryson
November 2021

Fantastic place . Remote, charming, but everything you will need. Cosy and warm for snuggling into on winters night after a brisk walk. We simply loved it. Great people who are living close by and the cleaning staff are so helpful and friendly. Very child safe and the pet friendly was perfect for our needs. Even the dog enjoyed his Xmas holiday away.

December 2021

A comfortable, super clean and warm house in a beautiful location . Plenty of room for 5 of us. Communication could not have been better and everything was catered for. Our Hosts enabled us to have a relaxing, private and fun Christmas together as a family.

December 2021

Fantastic area, very close to Portaferry. Beautiful scenery for walks and hikes. The Barn is perfect for a family, we will definitely come back!

January 2022

Fantastic place with everything you need. Suited our family perfectly. Will definitely look to book again in the future.

February 2022

So close to the lough - loved how remote the property felt while only being a short drive to the town. Loved cooking on the old range and curling up with a book in front of the fire.

February 2022

We had a great time at the magnificent Barr Hall Barns. The great weather made our time in the area even more special. The cottage was perfect for our needs and we would love to return. We loved the new decor and the cottage was warm and cosy.

March 2022

Cosy place to stay in gorgeous location. Nice trail around the coast can be walked from the house. Quaint town nearby for supplies. House is well equipped for cooking.

March 2022

Lovely spot, lovely place! Cosy and roomy. Comfy beds, great shower, great disabled access facilities, if needed. Bed linen and towels great quality. Good walk along the coast. We had a lovely time. Would definitely go back.

April 2022

We rented all 3 units and had a fabulous stay in a beautiful location near the tip of the Ards Peninsula. The accommodation was comfortable and we enjoyed the rustic cottage feel. The open living area in the Barn was great for us all to come together in the evenings after some days out exploring Portaferry, Cloughey, Strangford and Castleward. We all loved visiting Exploris and the courtyard and garden at Barr Hall Barns was great for the four children to play in. Dad is a wheelchair & rollator user and the Barn was very Accessible with the ramp and downstairs accessible shower room. Communication was great from Jill and we would definitely recommend and would come back again.

April 2022

It was lovely. We were a big family away together so we had all 3 properties. The outside area was great & a big barn the kids could play in if it rained. Just a short walk away was a rocky beach that we almost always had to ourselves. Great for the dogs & kids to run about. We saw lots of birds & seals.

April 2022

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