the old rectory

This beautiful 200-year-old Rectory, which is fully "Covid-ready", was originally the home of the Rev Robert Winstringham Bland (1794-1884), Rector of St George’s Parish Church in Belfast. Extensively renovated a few years ago to an exceptionally high standard and furnished with many works of art and antiques. Each bedroom has its own unique charm and each has its own large en suite. The Mayfly Room, Tartan Room and Gingham Suite are all upstairs. The Linen Room is downstairs. There is safe off-road car parking for three cars at the front of the house.

Mayfly Room

A very pretty room with Half-Tester King-size bed and furnished with beautiful Georgian bedside tables and Georgian dressing table. The large co-ordinated en suite has a large walk-in shower cubicle with double head gas power shower, plus a hand-painted roll-top bath.

Tartan Room

A cosy traditional room with solid brass Victorian-style King-size bed and furnished with Georgian antique bedside tables, reproduction gentleman’s dressing chest with slide. The large coordinated en suite has a double head gas power shower over the bath.

Gingham Suite

An interesting and pretty room with twin beds. There are two steps down into it which makes it slightly quirky and it also has a small sitting area with two chairs. The large attractive en suite has a large walk-in shower cubicle with luxury double head gas power shower.

Linen Room

A chic room with King-size bed. The high quality extremely elegant furniture is heavily inspired by Scandinavian design in hand painted solid wood with a deliberately distressed effect. The en suite bathroom has a walk-in shower cubicle with electric shower.

Sitting Room

Decorated in the style of an Irish Georgian country house with traditional mahogany furniture and antique copper items. Equipped with a Panasonic 48" Smart TV. It has stunning views over the main garden and Belfast Lough. Marvellous in the evenings watching the ships heading off all lit up.


Spacious and very well-equipped, this bespoke kitchen has a cosy and smart country-look with top quality Siemens ‘white’ goods. There is a stylish dining area to one end and a separate utility area.



We are pleased to have received many favourable reviews for the Old Rectory on tripadvisor:


"Beautiful place to stay" "Great house, great location, very helpful owners" "Loverly" "Amazing house, great location, and lovely owners just next door"

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