|Minimum Stay||2 - 7 nights|
Shoemakers cottage has 3 good size bedroom, two double rooms and a bunk room , sleeping 6. A cosy lounge with Wi Fi, 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.
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.
fiona campbell purchased this cottage in 2014
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.
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.
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
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.
Had a great holiday in Bangor had plenty to do for all the family especially the grandchildren will go back again
We totally enjoyed our stay at The Shoemakers Cottage in Bangor. It is a lovely little area- peaceful and quiet but within easy short drive of busy Belfast.
The Shoemakers Cottage was very comfortable with every amenity you could imagine to make our stay comfortable. Beds were comfy, house was lovely and warm and very spacious - perfect for us as a travelling group. Fiona was easy to deal with and very quick to answer my emails. I would recommend staying at this lovely little cottage.
We had a wonderful stay at the Shoemaker's cottage.
The house itself was very comfortable and deceptively spacious. Cheerfully decorated and oozing charm it catered for every need.
Thoughtful touches and cosy furnishings (extra pillows, ample bedding, throws and cushions) make it equally attractive in summer or winter. We loved the fire, set for us to light when the evening got a little chillier!
Another delightful bonus was a safe and pleasant private back garden with outdoor seating and lawn; ideal for families.
The location of the cottage was wonderful; a quiet residential area walking distance from Bangor town and Marina.The pretty Ballyholme beach was literally at the end of the street opposite and the village with shops, bakery, restaurants etc. was a brief walk away. We had a superb meal there at Pearl restaurant. The property is also close to the new pool complex and omniplex. The location provides an excellent base for touring the Ards pennisula and Bangor has good public transport (bus and rail) links to Belfast city.
We would highly recommend this special holiday home and cannot wait to return!
Thank You Fiona!
Lovely clean house with everything we needed and some great touches. Kids loved the beach and local park. Enjoyed the food in the local Restaurants, especially the Jamaica Inn. Coming again later in the year. C
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jun 25 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sep 3 2017 - Dec 23 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$127|
Booking is secured by a £100 deposit and full payment is to be made 28 days prior to arrival. A good housekeeping deposit of £100 is returned within 10 days if all is ok. Payment directly to our bank is acceptable, also cheques or paypal. there is a 4% charge for paypal as this is what we are charged. Bank transfer or IBAN payment accepted. ( there may be a charge for IBAN transfers if the bank charges us.)
In July and August change over day is Saturday, unless by special arrangement At other times of the year we may be flexible. The house is to be vacated by 11am and you may arrive at 4pm to give us time to clean etc -
Notes on prices:
2 night stay £210
3 Night stay £270
3 night bank holiday stay £310
Easter and christmas charged at £510
July and August £510
mid season September and June and Halloween £460
for other periods or special requests please ask us