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glebe house facilities and accommodation

Glebe House is owned by Harmony Community Trust, an independent Northern Ireland charity established in 1974. The aim of HCT is to promote mutual respect and understanding, celebrating diversity for a shared future.

Glebe House is at Kilclief, 3 miles south east of Strangford village, in Co Down. The Centre was opened in 1975 and has been offering residential accommodation to a variety of groups and organisations since then.

Glebe House is a residential and day activity centre. We cater for all ages and abilities from all sections of the community. Just 30 miles from Belfast, the Centre, set in 16 acres of farmland and a 10-minute walk from the beach, offers a variety of accommodation and facilities. The rural setting provides endless opportunities and relaxation for young and old.

Glebe House provides accommodation in 2 separate buildings.

  • The Glebe

    A 19th century rectory, now fully modernised, the Glebe provides accommodation for groups of up to 16, in double and family rooms. The ground floor offers a spacious sitting room and play/activity room. The main dining area and kitchen are also housed in this building.
    The Sensory Garden and front of Glebe House.
    Glebe activity room for smaller group meeting.
    Glebe lounge with traditional open fire, tv/dvd, a comfortable room for more relaxed sessions.
    Glebe dining rooms can accommodate up to 50. A wide choice of menus are available.

  • The Rookery

    The Rookery was opened in 1995. It has accommodation for up to 35 persons on two floors. The ground floor is fully wheel chair accessible with TV lounge and large activity room. Shower, toilet and kitchen facilities are provided on both floors.
    Rookery Activity room can have a variety of uses.
    Rookery bedrooms have between 2 bunks to 2 single beds per room.
    Rookery lounge has direct access to the Fruit garden and fish pond.

  • The Harry Corscadden Building



    This is a self-contained building, capable of holding up to 70 people for seminars and workshops. It is equipped for multi use by groups looking for a variety of activities including, environmental studies, drama, music, team building and community relations sessions and many more. It has full disability access and there are kitchen and toilet facilities. For adults it makes an ideal setting for seminars, training workshops, conferences and meetings of all kinds. The building has underfloor heating and is suited for use all the year round.

    Prices for the Harry Corscadden building start at 20.00 per hour. Facilitation staff and food are extra.

    Other rooms are available at Glebe House for smaller meetings and other events at competitive prices.

All the buildings are close together and can be booked in total by larger groups. Each building has access to the gardens and grounds at Glebe House. Glebe House provides Free wireless internet access.

activities at Glebe House

A variety of activities are available upon request at Glebe House. Visitors can enjoy barbecues, arts and crafts, donkey rides, games and other activities including, community relations, cultural heritage, team building and nature studies. There is a Playground, Sensory Garden and picnic area.

All visitors have access to our Activity Barn for those wetter days . The Wildlife area is always a big attraction for our visitors with, nature trail and woodland area. Beaches and other nature and wild life areas are within easy reach.

out and about

We will be happy to arrange trips to nearby beaches, local towns and other places of interest in the local area. There is a wealth of available resources in the district, including Castle Ward and Mount Stewart National Trust estates, Exploris, Down Museum, Down Cathedral and Leisure Centre, St Patrick's Centre, Delamont Country Park, the Mournes and Castlewellan and Tollymore Forest Parks.

  • Castleward National Trust Estate - 4m
  • Castleward National Trust Estate - 4m
  • Portaferry & Exploris via Ferry - 4m
  • Ardglass, Golf club and Harbour - 6m
  • Inch Abbey - 10m
  • Delamont Country Park- -12m
  • St Patricks Centre, Down Cathedral - xm
  • Down Museum, and Leisure Centre - 9m
  • Newcastle and Mournes - 25m
  • Belfast - 30m

Glebe House is open for bookings throughout the year.

Harry Corscadden Building


This Building is ideal for large groups on day or evening activities.

Glebe House is available for weekends and midweek residentials through out the year. We can provide accommodation in our various buildings and help arrange a programme to suit your needs.
kilclief beach
Harmony Community Trust, Glebe House, 23 Bishopscourt Road, Strangford, Co. Down, BT30 7NZ
Tel: 028 4488 1374          Email:
Registered Charity I.R. No. XN48510      Company Limited by Guarantee No. N.I. 010639