Our Location

Situated on the shores of Strangford Lough, Hunters Lodge is ideally placed to explore this area of outstanding beauty.

We are a short drive from Mahee Island which has one of the prettiest 9 hole golf courses you are ever likely to find. For those with bigger ideas, you can visit Ardglass Links course, which boasts the oldest Club House in the world. As you stroll between holes, you will get a great view of “Coney Island” immortalised in song by Van Morrison.

Whether you walk, cycle, or just drive, the Ulster Way provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the coastline. For naturists, Castle Espie Bird Sanctuary is a must, or visit the hide at Delemont park, enjoy all the wildlife that can be found in and around the Lough.

Perhaps all you are looking for is the opportunity to relax and enjoy good food. We are within walking distance of Daft Eddies, pub and restaurant and a five minute drive from Balloo House, which has an award winning fine dining restaurant and bistro. Whatever your particular passion, we feel we are well placed to provide you with a quiet retreat at the end of a busy day.

Activities & Attractions

Diving & Sailing

Strangford Lough is the largest sea inlet in the British Isles, Littered with small islands and calm waters, abundant marine life and ship wrecks, make it ideal for diving and sailing.


There are over 800 miles of signed routes that are part of the National Cycle Network, most on quiet country lanes and roads. We are only a few miles away from the Comber Greenway – a 7 mile traffic free cycle route which runs from Belfast to Comber on the old railway line.

Wildlife & Birdwatching

Exploris – Aquarium and seal rescue center in Portaferry.

Castle Espie and Delamont Country Park.


Enjoy a round or two of golf at any of the numerous golf clubs in the area.


A wide range of local shops are available in Newtownards, a small market town 15 mins away with market day on Saturday, or visit Belfast city centre only 30 mins away where you will find all the usual high street stores. Visit the many designer stores in Victoria Square , or stroll around St George’s Market on Fridays and Saturdays.


Our local multiplex cinema is at Dundonald, only 20 mins away, with a selection of restaurants on site.

Historical Buildings
Castle Ward

l8th century mansion, walking and horse riding trails, a tour of the house is a must.

Mount Stewart

The famous18th century mansion with exceptional gardens containing many exotic plants. Through the summer enjoy music and picnic on the croquet lawn.

Downpatrick Cathedral

This is the burial place of St Patrick. Visit St Patrick Centre, learn about his life, and visit the 5th century Monastery at Nendrum.

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