Bridge House Bed & Breakfast, Bangor

Bridge House Bed & Breakfast Contact Details

028 9185 3592
07754 067 289
5 Bridge Road,
Helens Bay
County Down
BT19 1TW

About Bridge House Bed & Breakfast

Bridge House is ideally suited for the business traveller and holiday maker alike.

Helen’s Bay is a little village 8 miles from the heart of Belfast and 4 miles from Bangor which is a bustling seaside town at the mouth of Belfast Lough. The two towns are connected by the coastal path which runs through Helen’s Bay and which is a popular path for walkers and cyclists.

There is also a rail connection and trains run regularly every half hour throughout the day. The main route is the A2 which is links the two towns. To journey from Helen’s Bay to Belfast takes 20 minutes by car.

The village really dates from the arrival of the railway in the 1860s. At one stage, the Belfast and County Down Railway offered free season tickets to attract commuters to live in the area. The splendid gothic baronial style station, originally called Clandeboye was built at the behest of the first Marquess of Dufferin and Ava. The village owes its name to his mother, the daughter of R. B. Sheridan, the famous playwright.

In its heyday the station had 4 permanent staff. It now houses a spa.

There are several other shops in the square - a pharmacy where you can also buy sundry items such as milk and newspapers, an off licence and a hairdressers. A mile up the road in Crawfordsburn there is a spar shop and petrol station. The shop sells just about everything.

10 minutes on the train in either direction takes you to a wealth of restaurants and eateries.

In Bangor there are bars and restaurants galore and in Holywood you can choose from The Dirty Duck with its sea views, The Bay Tree which is on the main street, Fontana, and to name but a few.

In Crawfordsburn, only a mile away is the attractive Old Inn, parts of which date from 1614. It was extended in the 18th Century, when the inn was used by smugglers. The inn was a key staging post on the mail coach from Belfast to Donaghadee, then an important port. At the Old Inn there is a formal dining room or the Bistro so you can have a choice of the type of meal you would like.

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Bellon is a little hamlet which is about half a mile from La Croix Hellean which is a small village 2 miles from the medieval town of Josselin. Josselin has its very own 16th century chateau perched on the banks of the Nantes Brest canal which runs through the town. The canal towpath is a wonderfully picturesque place to walk or cycle and in Josselin there are several bars and restaurants where you can have a very reasonable meal.

Reviews of Bridge House Bed & Breakfast

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Home away from home, nice cosy rooms, a welcoming cake and all kinds of breakfast. You can sit in a living room downstairs or outside in summertime. Free parking on private property and excellent WiFi connections
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My wife and I had to visit the area for a funeral and decided to stay for a few extra days. Other folk chose to stay in a hotel but we found this little gem on Trip Advisor. Because I stay in hotels all the time with work I just wanted to stay somewhere quieter and different. We weren't disappointed.

Bridge House offers four rooms and also a self-catering chalet in the garden. It is situated in a quiet village just 15 minutes drive from Belfast City Airport, but is a world away from Belfast. The local beach is a ten-minute walk and we really appreciated some long evening walks along the coastal path.

We also appreciated the peaceful setting of Bridge House. Our room overlooked the front garden, but was very quiet. Although the room was on the small side it provided everything we needed. There was the added bonus of an excellent cooked breakfast every morning. We booked via the link from Trip Advisor but would telephone direct if we were staying in the Belfast area again.

I think we'd like to visit again as there is so much more we would like to do in Northern Ireland. We managed to eat well in various local establishments, and we visited the Titanic Exhibition and The Giant's Causeway (well worth a visit but aim to go first thing in the morning before the crowds arrive). The weather let us down one day, but hey, this is Ireland and we didn't care. There is a reason the country is so green!
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This B & B was the best one I stayed at whilst completing the Causeway Coastal Route. Host was fabulous and very helpful in where to walk and eat. The room was spacious, bed big and comfortable and the en-suite everything I needed. The breakfast menu was extensive and catered for those who don't want a full cooked breakfast. On arrival, there was cake available to have with tea.
Overall, excellent location (close to beach and not far from George Best Airport, Folk Musuem, Titanic and city centre), excellent room, breakfast and host. I would recommend staying

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