Strangford – May 2022 – Issue 321


A New Lease of Life

Recently photographer Ruth Kelly had the opportunity to capture the beautiful Quarry Hill Church in Strangford and here she chats to owners Marty and Melanie Hamill.

Marty and Melanie Hamill came across a worse for wear looking Strangford Presbyterian Church when they bought the house right next door. Built in 1845, the Church had been lying derelict for many years. Being natives of Strangford, the couple were familiar with it and in January 2017 they began the first phase of restoring, conserving and converting it themselves. They worked together over the course of two years, to complete the incredible task of turning it into the stunning holiday rental that can be found there today. Deciding to keep so many of the original features, they have transformed this Presbyterian Church into a totally unique guest house.

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