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“Idyllic setting, fabulous cottage, great hosts”
Flora Cottage, Millin Bay
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Flora Cottage, Millin Bay
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Flora Cottage, Millin Bay
Oh the life!
Bright and airy
Just reading my book
Master Bedroom
Sometmes i sits and thinks
View to Sea
Master bedroom ensuite
Twin Room
Private Drive
Bathroom
No light pollution here
View from the deck
Flora cove
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Portaferry, County Down, Northern Ireland

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Carolyn C
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Idyllic setting, fabulous cottage, great hosts”
Reviewed 3 November 2015 for a stay in October 2015

We had a superb one week stay at Flora cottage in late October, just after the clocks changed. The cottage was well equipped, clean, warm and cosy, and the views over the Irish Sea were spectacular from the expanse of windows in each room. We had surprisingly good weather during the short days, and enjoyed messing around watching and photographing the wildlife and sunrises each day, so much so that we hardly strayed from the cottage at all and never visited the places/attractions we had planned to! Portaferry has a surprisingly good selection of shops for necessary provisions, although if you have dietary restrictions I would suggest bringing essentials with you if possible as we were unable to find much of a selection in the local shops; we expected this to be the case though and came supplied, although I believe there is a Tesco at Newtonabbey (45 mins away?) which may do home delivery - we saw a van in Portaferry one day. Unfortunately, the Internet was temporarily out of action during our stay, but our host was very helpful in responding to our enquiries promptly to let us know the situation, which appeared to be due to a third party issue and out of our host's control. If the Internet is essential for you, I would advise contacting the owners of any property one week or so before your arrival to check all is operational, as we have found this to be a problem with a number of properties we have rented in the past. We enjoyed our wonderful and relaxing stay so much, we hope to return again next year. A huge thank you to Karen and Eileen for making our stay so pleasurable.

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Liked best: Views from the cottage
Liked least: Broadband non-operational
Travelling group: Extended Family
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NellGwynn
Alaska
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Gorgeous location, fabulous views and a lovely welcoming cottage to come home to”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
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Tucked away in a little cove with few other houses and a wide expanse of rocky shore right below the windows a wonderful spot to spend some time with friends or family. If you are a bird watcher, then a great spot for waders and the Hares wandering up to the french windows were kind of magical, not to mention the glimpses of otters swimming in the bay.

Lovely scenic drive of 10 minutes round to Portaferry with plenty of spots for walks and for just sitting with a flask of coffee and a sandwich. Would definitely go back, but next time will take a telescope as the stars were incredible with no light pollution to hide their sparkle.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Friends
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Chris S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gobsmackingly Brilliant, Relaxing with Outstanding Views”
Reviewed 8 May 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Firstly i would like to thank Karen for making the booking process so easy and pain free, secondly i would like to say a big thank you to Eileen for meeting me at such a late hour to let me in and show me round.
The location of the cottage made for great views out to sea and over a private beech from the living room, bedroom and the decking, with the patio doors fully open, an open fire and the crashing waves instantly relaxed you.
With the right weather you could be anywhere.
The cottage had a secure gated driveway, was nicely furnished and had a well equipped kitchen.
I will defiantly be visiting Flora Cottage again.

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Liked best: Sitting with a roaring fire on a night with the patio doors open listening to the waves hit the shore
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Your age range 35-49
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MrBrightS...
Derry
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Special Sanctuary - Stunning Views - Beautiful Weekend”
Reviewed 11 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
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Well, what can I say – an absolutely beautiful coastal cottage! We had a special relaxing weekend in this little sanctuary - a little piece of heaven on earth. Usually when I'm away somewhere, I can’t wait to get out and about to explore the surroundings but the opposite was the case this weekend. Anytime we found ourselves out and about, I just could not wait to get back to Flora Cottage to relax, enjoy the views and our own little private bay! Will definitely be back. If you want a relaxing weekend with quality time spent together, then this is the cottage for you!

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Liked best: The view of the water and the private bay.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Mckay1959
Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Dream come true”
Reviewed 4 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
3
people found this review helpful

Fantastic cottage and first class service from the first enquiry until the end of the holiday,everything you could every need included we were able to have a small birthday celebration for our disabled mother.The cottage was off a very high standard,extremely clean and fresh,it was great to have a cup so tea before even unloading the car.Fantastic views from every window and watching the sun rise and fall was great.We visited portaferry were the locals made us very welcome and had no problems with access for mums wheelchair.We will be returning here and would highly recommend it as it is hard to put into words just how much we all enjoyed it.

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Liked best: Views were exceptional,great value for money
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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