1 Harbour Loft
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Living / Dining room opening to balcony

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Master bedroom suite with W/C and shower

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To the left is the plaque describing the view from all the principle rooms

Ardglass Marina, also known as Phennick Cove Marina is now one of the safest small harbours on the east coast of Ireland.

Views of 1 Harbour Loft and the picturesque fishing village of Ardglass and surrounding area.

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Ardglass & surrounding area

Located in the Lecale area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ardglass has been a fishing port since medieval times and much of the attractive village is a conservation area. It grew to be a prosperous port in the 1400s, protected by a ring of medieval fortified tower houses (more remain than in any other town in Ireland) and fortified warehouses, a series of which were rebuilt in the 1700s as Ardglass GC Clubhouse (the oldest building in the world to be used as a clubhouse). Jordan's and Margaret's Castles (tower houses) share an unusual local architectural feature, the machicolation (drop hole) arch, with Castle Kilclief (home of the Bishop of Down from 1429-1443) and Audley's Castle at Castle Ward. On the shoreline below Quay Street in Ardglass, a turn of the century 19th century derelict stone bathing house is a reminder of the village's heyday as a fashionable seaside resort and spa. Today Ardglass is still a working port with 2 fishing piers and a sheltered marina with full facilities. To the north of Ardglass is St Patrick's Well, a site associated with the Saint's arrival in County Down in 432AD, and the ruins of 15th century Ardtole church. To the south is Coney Island, immortalised by Van Morrison's song of the same name, and St John's Point lighthouse set on a rugged promontory with the Mountains of Mourne as a stunning backdrop. The Titanic's initial sea trials took place close by. Along a nearby lane are the ruins of St John's Point church and holy well dating back to the 10th/11th century.

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Coney Island from the air

Ardglass from the air

Audleys Castle

St. Johns Point Church and Holy Well

Ardtole Church

Margarets Castle