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front garden looking out to sea

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 0km

Sandend Cottage is a unique cottage situated on a sandbank above a quiet beach; steps lead from the garden to the beach making the cottage ideal for both bucket and spade type holidays as well as more restful breaks.

The cottage is blessed with both sea and countryside views; it is well away from the main road along a private lane.

The Ards peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty rich in marine and ornithological life as well as several outstanding National trust properties such as Mountstewart and Castleward at Strangford. The peninsula is dotted with interesting towns and villages- such as Ballywalter, Greyabbey, Kircubbin, Portavogie, Ballyhalbert-all with their own unique characters.

The cottage is around 40 minutes drive from Belfast's attractions such as the Titanic centre the Ulster museum, Botanical gardens and the City hall, as well as city centre shopping. The north coast, with the famous Giants causeway and coast road is a do-able day trip.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cottage on Sandend Beach
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast City or International Airports 40 km, Nearest railway: Bangor / Belfast / Dublin
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

WIFI Broadband Network in Cottage. WIFI included in price. Wired network connection also available.

Three bedrooms - one with a double bed, one with twin beds and one with a single bed. There are sea views from all bedrooms, the living room and kitchen.

Bright and airy bath/shower room.

Comfortably furnished sitting room with wood burning stove and stunning sea views.

Further details outdoors

Sheltered garden area with picnic tables, summer seat as well as zero gravity recliners for the patio.

Further details

** Arrival around 4pm and leaving around 10am on the Saturday of departure- or by arrangement.

** The cottage does not cater for short breaks.

The County Down region

Down is remarkable for its many low, beautifully cultivated hills. However, in south County Down, the rugged Mountains of Mourne, formed from stark granite, offer a striking contrast to this arable land. Here, Slieve Donard rises to a height of 848 metres. Slieve Croob tops another group of hills in the centre of County Down.

To the east, the Ards Peninsula forms a barrier between the sea and an almost land-locked Strangford Lough. With a history spanning 7000 years, County Down has many important archaeological sites and ancient monuments, together with attractions for the sportsman, the climber and the walker.

Ballywalter

The cottage is located right on the sea shore perfect for long walks, rock pooling and swimming in the summer months!

You can walk along the beach to the nearest village Ballywalter approx 1.5 miles.

The village has very good basic shopping, spar, butcher, bakery, post office and atm facilities. There is also a small harbour in the village like many of the nearby villages dotted along the coast, including the working fishing port of Portavogie 5 miles away.

Convenient to Greyabbey village with its antique, craft and coffee shops 3 miles away.

Portaferry's Exploris Aquarium and Castle Ward National Trust property are approx 11 miles away.

Mount Stewart's world renowned National Trust house and garden within 3 miles of the cottage.

There are five 18 hole golf courses within an 8 mile radius of the cottage.

There are also many top restaurants and pubs in the area including Paul Arthur's restaurant which is in the Bridgestone guide 2005.

Northern Ireland's thriving capital city - Belfast - is within 25 miles of the cottage.

This list is by no means exhaustive - there are many other attractions in the locality.

It is possible to visit Dublin for the day if you wish. There are very frequent high quality buses from and to Belfast 2hrs operating 24hrs a day.

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Review 1-5 of 5

17 Nov 2013

5/5

"Absolutely fantastic!!"

Took my best friend and our 7 month old sons over for a week to visit relatives... never expected it to be such a good week!! The accomodation was beautiful l, the sea views are to die for and Carol y… More

Thank you Lauren.

28 Jul 2013

5/5

"Absolutely wonderful place to stay."

We all really enjoyed our stay at Sandend Cottage. Excellent, very well decorated & comfortable accommodation which was extremely well equipped (from bottle openers to board games & even a mini librar… More

Thank you.

14 Jul 2013

5/5

"Perfect For Young Children - Virtually Private Beach Access From Garden - NITB 4* Rating - Get It Booked!"

Hi,Travelling as a family of 5 with children from 5 years down to 3 months I had searched hard online to find suitable accommodation and eventually found Sandend, and what a find indeed! We had booked… More

Thank you

14 Jul 2013

5/5

"A little slice of Heaven"

My family stayed here for two weeks over Easter break last year. This was definitely one of our best stays in our long career of vacationing. The cottage was beautiful and just the right size for ou… More

Thank you.

30 Aug 2011

5/5

"A great place for a relaxing break"

I'm not sure if i want to say much about this lovely cottage as I don't want it to get too busy and then not be able to book it again next year! In fact we found ourselves talking about the merits of buying the place.

The cottage was at its best during the sunny week that we had there - full of light. We had great views out over the Irish Sea to the Scottish coast in the distance, to Co. Antrim and along the Co.Down coast. The window seat makes a fine spot to sit and read at altho it was hard not just to gaze at the view. The cottage is a fine base for touring Co. Down, Belfast and beyond so if you are new to N.I. this would be a good choice.

Access issues- my wife is disabled, walks with the aid of crutches and so avoids steps when she can. She was able to manage the few steps up to the cottage and garden from the driveway. Direct access from the cottage to the lovely beach is via a steep set of steps so we walked along the path (about 100m) past the rest of the cottages to get to onto it.. Once there the beach is wide flat and firm should be ok for wheel-chairs.

Our teenagers are well used to cottage hoildays and enjoyed their week - played games indoors, outdoors, on-line, on the beach and in the sea! The walk along the beach to Ballywalter for ice-cream was particularly enjoyable. If you have smaller children the steep steps down to the beach could be a bit of a hassle but it would be worth it just to see them busy on the sand.

Thank you.

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