About Us

family owned business

A luxury coastal boutique hotel, located on the edge of Strangford Lough, overlooking the square in the heart of Strangford Village, County Down

The Cuan has been in the heart of Strangford village since the early 1800s. Having changed hands in 2020, the new owners have carried out an extensive renovation and reorganization. We welcome everyone to The Cuan, whether that is for a pint of Guinness, a delicious meal of freshly prepared and locally sourced food in our bistro or dining room, or an overnight stay in one of our luxurious bedrooms. We also cater for bespoke events and small weddings. 

The name Cuan goes back to Viking times when Strangford (Strong Fjord) Lough was also known as Lough Cuan which means sheltered inlet. This is also linked to the name of our takeaway, Little Wolf.

Strangford itself is a picturesque and historic village. It looks over the narrow entrance of Strangford Lough to neighbouring Portaferry on the Ards Peninsula. The immediate area is a delight to explore and is home to beautiful sandy beaches, fascinating National Trust properties and much more.

The Cuan is a unique destination in a stunning setting. We look forward to your visit!

Latest News

When it comes to a warm welcome, The Cuan in Strangford hits the nail on the head more so than almost any …

Ulster Winners of the Irish Restaurant Awards 2023 – “Best Emerging Irish Cuisine – County Down” Congratulations to Head Chef, Gerard Sands …

What our guests say

February 2023
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Comfortable, spacious accommodation. Very well equipped kitchen. The setting overlooking the Lough was so relaxing and most of our time was spent in the well appointed sunroom. The children were thoroughly captivated with the comings and goings of the ferry which we actually took over to Portaferry on one of the days. Dale who dealt with us at check-in was very pleasant and helpful as was Karen who we dealt with when booking the accommodation. All in all a very enjoyable stay away with family to celebrate a milestone birthday. Thanks Karen.
April 2023
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A fantastic house, with stunning views, near to some beautiful spots like Castle Ward and Portaferry. Well worth a visit
December 2022
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fab place for large families. Super house in a great location
November 2022
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Fabulous house with plenty of room and great views. Local people were all very friendly and helpful. Definitely recommend you stay there.
September 2022
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The property is very well presented and in a beautiful location. Private parking is provided with fantastic views over the water. We held a reunion at the property and the large kitchen, 3 receptions and ample bedrooms made it a comfortable stay.