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The Hide

Newtownards, County Down (Ref. 949249)


(20 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place for our group of 8."

    Loved the kitchen and gathered there often playing games and for meals.

    Reviewed by DeborahApr 2022

  • "The house was was well equipped and located in a great location, everything you needed for a comfortable stay."

    We would have stayed longer but due to work commitments one week was all we could manage .

    Reviewed by AnghonyJan 2022

  • "Best equipped kitchen we've ever had in a holiday let."

    Seating not very comfortable for us 80year olds.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely time, unfortunately we didn’t spend many evenings there as it ..."

    We had a lovely time, unfortunately we didn’t spend many evenings there as it was my daughter’s wedding and lots going on The owners were on the ball and at the end of the phone, when needed Thank you

    Reviewed by RussellOct 2021

  • "This was a special place to stay for my mum's 80th Birthday, as she was born in the house in 1941."

    The house had been built by her Grandparents in 1939, who moved there from Court Square in Newtownards (they owned a wholesalers and soap factory in the town called Christie & Sons Limited). My mum can remember holidays spent here enjoying the garden, playing by the shore and visiting the neighbouring farms. The house was sold by the family after her grandfather died in 1946. Entering the house again offered my mum some familiar sights. The views for a start, but also the original panelling and fireplace as typical features of the period. The conversion of the original garage to a large kitchen/ dining room is a welcome modern addition though, with up to date bathroom and shower room. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend The Hide as a perfect base to explore from.

    Reviewed by ClareSep 2021

  • "Lovely big house with plenty of space for everyone."

    Good location for getting out and about and great views over the Lough.

    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2019

  • "Lovely property , main complaint was no garden furniture as we had good weather but no where to sit outside despite the large grounds."

    Also washing line was useless, why it was there I dont know, it spoilt the look of the place. Too many children's toys and dolls and other peoples food left on fridge and cupboards . No plug in upstairs bathroom and one that did not work in the shower room. My partner had to put a glass in the sink to have a shave. !!! Those are the negative points. If the points were rectified I would have rated it 100%

    Reviewed by KimJul 2019

  • "A great place to stay, it had everything we could wish for."

    A great location ,we will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by LilianMay 2019

  • "Fantastic house had a great time"

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation for families."

    Good size and lots of kids toys to keep a toddler occupied. Beautiful views and ideal for a quiet retreat. Log fire was a welcome bonus and a reasonable stock of logs were provided. Good communication from the host.

    Reviewed by JudithMar 2019

  • "The location of The Hide was second to none, as it was very convenient to Ards Town Center."

    The view...amazing! We had a bit of good luck, as it was sunny for the majority of the time. The house was perfect for our family of (4) and the additional sitting room for the kids was great so we could have adult time in the other sitting room. Very friendly owner (Ruby) and the house was extremely tidy upon our arrival. Would definitely rent this house again on our next trip!

    Reviewed by WilliamDec 2018

  • "Excellent hosts, were very friendly and engaging."

    Would definitely choose this property again.

    Reviewed by GeorgeNov 2018

  • "The house was wonderful, loads of space and views over Strangford Loch to die for."

    Wonderful meals and ambience at the pub in Greyabbey although on a wet night a bit of a hairy drive. Worked out well to return hire car to Belfast City airport and start journey home to Australia. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by BarbaraOct 2018

  • "We loved our stay in the Hide."

    The cottage was lovely and cosy and in a great location. Everything was very clean and comfortable and all of us slept better than we ever had before! The only gripe I can make is that there was no WiFi at the cottage, which resulted in us using lots of phone data when trying to plan each day. Apart from that it was a great trip with everything you could ever need.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2018

  • "We were very happy in The Hide."

    It is a warm, comfortable home with beautiful views of Strangford Loch. It is ideally situated to visit some wonderful locations and within an easy drive to Newtonards for all your shopping needs. We would definitely recommend The Hide and would love to return soon.

    Reviewed by DeniseAug 2018

  • "The cottage was all that had been shown online and more, well equipped and positioned overlooking Strangford Lough."

    The host Ruby and Norman welcomed us on our arrival to guide us around the cottage and tell us places we may want to visit or restaurants we could visit. We highly recommend this cottage and look forward to visiting again in the future.

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2018

  • "The Hide cottage in Newtonards, was well above our expectations."

    It was a beautiful cottage in a lovely location, well equipped with everything from books, games, music and lots of different information for sightseeing. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018

  • "A fabulous home from home, well equipped with lots of games and toys for kids to play with."

    Enough space for 3 generations to live under the same roof for a week. Stunning views over the lough. Loved it.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2018

  • "Beautiful location, beautiful house."

    Reviewed by ThomasDec 2017

  • "The house was perfect ."

    . spacious and very well equipped. Big garden for kids. Lovely host on greet/leave. Very happy

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x ground floor double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Snug with open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Record player and selection of records
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel Cot available on request
  • Off road parking for 8 cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles.

The property

Newtownards 4 miles.

Set within the countryside on the edge of Strangford Lough is this detached cottage.

With views out across the water, this spacious...

About the location


Belfast 12 miles; Antrim 30 miles.

The town of Newtownards lies alongside Strangford Lough on the Ards Peninsula, just 13 miles from Belfast. Just on the outskirts of the town are the Scrabo Golf Course and the Kiltonga Nature Reserve is a great place to spot birdlife and enjoy a walk around the lake. Nearby Belfast is jam-packed with culture, history, events and great food so you won’t be stuck for things to do. The city is home to many fantastic attractions such as the Titanic experience and Crumlin Road Gaol and also has great shopping on offer in the Victoria Square shopping centre. Venture out of the city and drive along the stunning Antrim coast home to the world-famous Giant’s Causeway and when in the area why not see if you’re brave enough to cross the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge? A great location for exploring all that Northern Ireland has to offer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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