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Ardbrae B&B Portaferry is Rated “Excellent!”

We are proud that Ardbrae Country House B&B Portaferry has been rated “Excellent” by reviewers on Tripadvisor!

 

Why Ardbrae Country House B&B?

  • Rooms from £37.50 PPPN
  • 5 minute drive from Portaferry
  • Beautiful rural surroundings number 1 on Tripadvisor for Portaferry
  • Trusted User Reviews (Ardbrae B&B Reviews here)
  • Friendly, Personable owner
  • 5 Acres of land to explore
  • Free WiFi
  • We are dedicated to being environmentally friendly – Ardbrae has a GOLD green tourism certificate
    5/5 Food Hygiene Rating

About Ardbrae Country House

Here at Ardbrae Country House we hope to make your stay great.

Ardbrae Country House is a new built B&B, with high quality finish and furnishings. The house is heated in an environmentally friendly manner as it uses a wood pellet boiler. There are 3 comfortable rooms to choose from: the standard king bedded room with private bathroom and the suite. The suite contains a superking bed, 2 single beds,a roll away bed if required, a large leather suite and an en suite with both bath and power shower to enjoy; it has French doors leading to a Juliet balcony to enjoy the views of the Lough and countryside. All bathrooms are of a modern luxuriant design.

All rooms offer superb countryside views. Guests are welcome to relax in the gallery library and have access to its extensive reading material or may enjoy the all round vision in the sun room or the lounge.

Ardbrae Country House is spacious, luxuriously comfortable and friendly. You are important to us. We believe that in providing you with high quality service & accommodation we will enhance your experience of Strangford Lough making your stay a friendly memorable one. On arrival after settling in, complimentary fresh cream home made scones with tea & coffee will be provided for you in the lounge. Your hospitality tray in your room will be replenished with fresh produce prior to your arrival. We will endeavour to accommodate any special requirements you may have during your stay.

Ardbrae is Green

When Ardbrae was initially built as a home, even then we were Green Minded. Parts of the house and entrance were built with the recycled stone from the original farmhouse. Increased insulation was used and heat retaining K Glass placed in all windows and the remaining hardcore was used for inert fill in place of quarried products. We have 5 acres of gardens and natural woodland and are fortunate that nature has blessed us with native plants such as bluebells, primroses, wild ferns, foxgloves in abundance, we also found hidden wild damson trees, sloes and blackberry bushes. It is a great area for birdwatching with Redkites in our immediate area. We also are fortunate share our land with badgers, foxes rabbits and bats, To minimise our carbon footprint we planted 150 native trees purchased from Clandeboye Conservation, encourage wildlife by putting in a natural pond, bird boxes for the birds and a log pile made to encourage hibernating small animals. We were fortunate to have a deep natural well which we use for irrigation.

Ardbrae grow all their own fruit and vegetables, guests can enjoy the lovely fresh fruits at breakfast also our home made jams made from the fruit. We bake all our own breads cakes scones soda bread etc and source local produce and organic for the remainder of our breakfast requirements. We minimise our waste to landfill by reusing & recycling. We continue to monitor and reduce this. All our green waste, coffee grounds, tea bags egg shells & egg boxes etc all go into our compost boxes even the ash from our biomass boiler which is a great carbon components for good compost. All our lighting is LED/energy saving & all our rooms have TRV’s and rooms are zoned by the latest technology. Our appliances are all A Grade & all our cleaning products are eco friendly organic and chlorine free. We are members of the National Trust and volunteer when we can. We are also volunteers / fosterers for Assisi Animal Sanctuary so you will see lots of little animals with their young staying with us here, have a look at our facebook page for some lovely pictures

Latest News After our inspection we are delighted to announce that we have been awarded with a GOLD status in the Green Tourism assessment programme .