09 Jun 2022
Castlepoint Accommodation Achieves Four Stars
Castlepoint Villa in Co. Down, a restored 1970s-style property, has been awarded a four-star grading by Tourism NI. The accommodation has panoramic views of Strangford Lough, an extensive garden and direct access to a sandy beach.
Pictured at Castlepoint villa based in Co. Down (Left-Right) are Kevin Glennon, Castlepoint Property Manager and Sean Henry, Senior Quality Advisor at Tourism NI.
Built in 1973, the modernised villa retains many of its original retro features and is close to Northern Ireland's top tourist spots including the 15th-century Kilclief Castle, Strangford, Ardglass, Downpatrick, and Newcastle.
Castlepoint has also been recognised as a ‘Families, Golfers, Walkers, Film Crew and Cyclists Welcome’ property. The Welcome schemes help to direct visitors to suitable establishments that pay particular attention to their specific requirements.
Sean Henry, Senior Quality Advisor, Quality & Standards team at Tourism NI, commented:
“Castlepoint is a fantastic addition to the tourism offering for any visitor wishing to come and explore more of the County Down area. It is the perfect base for both local and international visitors to relax and unwind. This four-star rating now gives it a great springboard to draw even more visitors to the area."
Sean added: “We congratulate Kevin and the owners, Michael and Lauren McAlister on this fantastic achievement and wish them every success for their future.”
Kevin Glennon, Property Manager added:
“We are delighted to receive four stars from Tourism NI. Castlepoint has a stunning coastal setting and a beautiful mid-century aesthetic, giving guests a unique, luxury experience. We have an outstanding team and work hard to ensure our guests have a wonderful stay and enjoy the villa and the surrounding Strangford Lough and South Down area. We are looking forward to helping to showcase this stunning part of Northern Ireland to our local and international visitors.”