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Accommodation - Paddy's Sleepy Orchard:
Living Area at Paddy's Sleepy Orchard
Above: The Living area at Paddy's Sleepy Orchard.
Sleepy Orchard is a new venture for the Sloan family and their Irish wolfhound dog named Paddy. Although massive is size and a loud bark, he is known as the gentle giant of the Orchard.

This is one of the first historical Christian sites in Ireland reputed to be where St Patrick held his first Christian meeting, on the grounds of the little Church (now Church of Ireland) just south of the Sleepy Orchard and of Paddy’s Barn. The Sloan family feel privileged in becoming owners of this historical site. The house has acquired its name because it has been built on the grounds of the old orchard.

The bedrooms are simple yet tastefully decorated leaving them bright and airy. There is a real feeling of country freshness with lots of country sounds. You can hear the birds singing and the rush from the Saul Damn River, feel the soft breezes through the trees, and see the beautiful silhouette of the most photographed Church in Ireland.

Gabriel Sloan and wife Maeve are your hosts at Sleepy Orchard. They have been managing Paddys Barn together for the past six years.
Below: "Paddy" the Irish Wolfhound.
"I am really excited about this new venture. I think this will add a lot of value to the area and promote increased tourism to Saul and the surrounding areas. This area is renowned throughout the World for its link with Christian Irish History and its outstanding natural beauty. I feel honoured to have become part of this intrigue.”
(Gabriel Sloan 10/4/08)

Paddy’s Sleepy Orchard is located 1 mile from Downpatrick and 26 miles south of Belfast. It is 30 seconds from the Bar & Restaurant (Paddy's Barn) were you can have lunch, evening meals, lots of drink and plenty of good aul Irish craic. Coupled with Irish traditional music every second Tuesday of the month and live band music on the last Friday of every month. However we do not encourage over indulging or abuse of alcohol or under age drinking, drugs of any description especially when a resident in Sleepy Orchard. What more would one wish for than to spend the weekend with us in such a historical place as Saul.

Paddy's Dresser
Rooms at Sleepy Orchard
Above: Reception at Paddy's Sleepy Orchard.

Left: "Paddy's Dresser"
at Paddy's Sleepy Orchard.
Dining Room at Sleepy Orchard
Above: The Dining room at Paddy's Sleepy Orchard.
Paddy’s Sleepy Orchard provides various amenities:

We are child friendly and encourage family weekend breaks at special rates. Our child’s play area is located at the front of the building and can be used free of charge.

We are also pet friendly and are happy to provide accommodation for cats, dogs, caged birds and other small pet animals. (See price list for further information).

You can enjoy a country walk or take advantage of our bicycle hire facility. (See price list for further information).

Internet facilities are available upon request.

We accept Sterling, Euro and Dollar (Currencies) and a cash back machine is available upon request.

Domestic amenities include washing machine, tumble dryer, Iron, hair dryer, baby mat / bath set, Anti Slip mat, high chair, and travel cot.

Local taxi information and bus timetables can be located at the main reception. (Paddy's Barn)

Nearby Historical places of interest:

St Patrick’s Monument, Saul

Saul Church, Saul

Struell Wells, Downpatrick

Down Cathedral, Downpatrick

Down Museum, Downpatrick

Castle ward, Strangford

Audley’s Castle, Strangford

The Old Castle, Clough

Inch Abbey, Downpatrick

Ardmore Old Church, Ardglass

The Quoile River, Downpatrick

St Tassach’s Church, Raholp

The Mound of Down, Downpatrick

Banks of killard and Gun’s Island, Ballyhornan

Kilclief Castle, Kilclief

Coney Island, Ardglass

St Johns Point, Killough

Stone Circle, Ballynoe

Castle screen Rath & Stone Tower, Ballyhnoe

Rooms at Paddy's Sleepy Orchard
Above & Below: The Rooms at Paddy's Sleepy Orchard.
Rooms at Paddy's Sleepy Orchard
Nearby Places of Leisure:
St Patricks Centre, Downpatrick

Exploris, Portaferry

Delamont Country Park, Killyleagh

The Butterfly Centre, Seaforde

Strangford Sailing Club, Castleward, Strangford

Quoile Yacht Club, Downpatrick

Strangford Dive in Centre, Strangford

The Avenue, Strangford

Killyleagh Sailing Club, Killyleagh

Downpatrick Leisure Centre, Downpatrick

Downpatrick Railway Station, Downpatrick
Downpatrick Race Course, Downpatrick

Ardglass Golf Club, Ardglass

Downpatrick Cricket Club, Downpatrick

Downpatrick Golf Club, Downpatrick

Bright Golf Club, Rossglass

Kilclief Beach, Kilclief

Ballyhornan Beach, Ballyhornan

Tropicana, Newcastle

The Rock Pool, Newcastle

Cocos Amusement Centre, Newcastle

Tullymurray Riding School, Downpatrick

Paddy's Sleepy Orchard Price List:

Single room daily charge : £35.00

Double room daily charge: £59.00

Note: Children under 12 years of age receive 50% discount

Pet Corner:

Large dogs daily charge: £15.00

Small dogs daily charge: £7.50

Cats daily charge: £6.00

(This includes accommodation, meals if required & Cat Tray/ Litter)

Bicycle Hire:

£3.00 per Hour


£10.00 per Day

Paddy's Barn & Paddy's Sleepy Orchard, 37a Mearne Road, Saul, Downpatrick, BT30 6SY
Audio: "The little hills of Saul" by Laura Plummer
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