Traditional Northern Irish Welcome by Fara
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To find this lovely converted Post Office today was a real joy. A warm welcoming fire on a cold February day…………is there anything nicer………….I don’t think there is!!
Opened in 2004 The Old Post Office Tea Rooms are situated on the picturesque shores of Strangford Lough in the village of Lisbane, Co. Down, between Comber and Downpatrick. Dating back to the 1840s, this grade B listed thatched building lay derelict for 14 years. Using original bog oak beams the building was sympathetically restored.
Owned and managed by local couple Alison and Trevor Smylie who pride themselves on morning teas with cinnamon scones, wholesome lunches and afternoon coffees all made in their own bakery and using the freshest of local produce.
You will be enchanted by the traditional charm of the gift shop, with items such as pottery, jewellery, children’s wooden toys, candles and novelty items. Throughout the Old Post Office you will be able to admire beautiful artwork supplied by talented local artists.
I will be back to this delightful place on the shores of Strangford Lough.
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  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    I like this, I once lived in a house with a fire place and it took more warmth out of the house that it put in so I considered doing this same thing, putting a closed stove in the opening. Neat.

  • Thank you Barnie………………….it was needed today in the cold…………………it was lovely just to pull up a chair and have a coffee………………………..Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Elfriede Fulda
    Elfriede Fuldaabout 3 years ago

    wonderful warmth to this image, excellent image !

  • Thank you again………………..this was appreciated as it was cold outside………….Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • MartinJohnson
    MartinJohnsonabout 3 years ago

    Excellent capture Joyce, looks very inviting

  • Very nice part of N Ireland………………thanks Martin………………………..hope you are well my friend……………………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Paul Pasco
    Paul Pascoabout 3 years ago

    A nice combination of the rough walls and wood stove, we have a wood burning Godin stove here which is really efficient, just as well in this cold winter.

  • Thank you so much Paul………………I love the wood burning stoves………………..stay close to yours and stay warm………………………………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 3 years ago

    How wonderful … the best warming fire :)
    Lovely capture of a warm Irish welcome !

  • Is there anything nicer on a cold day than a good old warming fire…………………….thanks Trish!!

    – Fara

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 3 years ago

    OHH LOVE IT !!!! STUFA WONDERFUL!!!

  • Thank you my dear Guenda………………………………….xx

    – Fara

  • Nira Dabush
    Nira Dabushabout 3 years ago

    EXCELLENT COMPOSITION.. SUPERB!

  • Many thanks again Nira………………………Joyce!!

    – Fara

  • marilyn diaz
    marilyn diazalmost 3 years ago

    Beautiful and unusual.

  • Thank you so much Marilyn…………………….Joyce

    – Fara

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...about 2 years ago

    25-Mar-2013

  • Thank you again Jane………………………………Joyce

    – Fara

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...about 1 year ago

    30-Mar-2014
    5th place
    Old Hearths and Country fireplace kitchens Challenge

  • Thank you so much Jane…………………the banners are just lovely……………………..Joyce

    – Fara

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