Parts of Norn Iron are property hotspots-Newcastle being a case in point: £1.74m for the local Rectory is a bit out of the Old Manse league (see image-not as pleasing as the Manse and with about the same amount of land so it will be down with the old and at least 6 villas in its place). The fastest growing area-in Norn Iron and in the top three in the UK is North Down and especially around Strangford Lough. One image shows the lough near Whiterock-the whole coastline is festooned with sailing boats from gin palaces to humble dinghies and their proud owners seem to be buying up most of the habitable land for their villas. Strangford is supposed to have 365 islands many of which are now being linked to the shore by causeways or bridges and then built over; fierce notices warn of Private Property-plebs keep out.
People keep on saying that incomers to Strangford are paying silly prices so the local posh fish restaurant at least has an appropriate name.
Labels: Norn Iron, Strangford Lough