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Samphreda Holiday Home

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 6 reviews

Front view of Samphreda Holiday Home

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 7 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Samphreda Holiday Home is a beautiful, well equipped two bedroom cottage located in rural, scenic countryside in the hamlet of Claragh in County Down, Northern Ireland. It is close to the seaside towns of Newcastle (where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea) & Dundrum and all the amenities that the area has to offer, such as hill-walking, bird watching, golf and beaches.

The cottage is on one level and is set in its own grounds with sleeping accommodation for up to four people (1 double room & 1 twin room). The property has been tastefully decorated and offers a lounge area (satellite TV, DVD, wireless internet connection, CD/radio), dining room, bathroom with walk-in shower, which is suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties and a fully fitted kitchen which is very well equipped.

Outside, there is a large back garden with a decked patio area with built-in barbecue. There are a further two gardens at the front and the side of the cottage and there is ample space for private parking.

Bed linen, towels, beach towels, heating, electric & welcome pack included in the price.

A hair-dryer, clothes hangers & picnic hamper are also provided for guest use.

The whole cottage exudes an aura of peace & tranquility, to relax even the most stressed mind.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Murlough Beach & Nature Reserve 7.2 km
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3.6 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: George Best, Belfast City Airport 42 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The bedrooms are at the back of the cottage and have black-out curtains giving undisturbed sleep. There is ample drawer & wardrobe space and the double bedroom has a TV.

The kitchen looks out to the large garden at the rear of the cottage. It is fully fitted and very well equipped with everything needed to rustle up a quick snack or a three course meal.

The lounge and dining room are at the front of the cottage with views of the surrounding countryside. Both are very tastefully furnished.

Northern Ireland Tourist Board 3* accreditation

Further details outdoors

The outside area has a lovely decked area which has a built-in barbecue which is perfect for relaxing on summer evenings.

Further details

Welcome pack provided on arrival.

Rental Saturday to Saturday or by special arrangement. Please enquire with owner.

Check-in 4pm

Check-out 11am

Times are flexible, please enquire with owner.

About this location

The County Down region

Northern Ireland is a country of beauty and variety; and no part of it combines so much of each in so neat and compact an area as the heart of Down.

The world knows that 'the Mountains o' Mourne sweep down to the sea' - at Newcastle. The sea itself invades the land, forming the great bird sanctuary and yachting paradise of Strangford Lough. St Patrick sailed into the lough in A.D. 432 and eventually died - at Downpatrick.

The Ards Peninsula with it's rolling drumlins and protected coves forms a shelter for the waters of Strangford Lough.

Patrick Bronte, whose three daughters became great novelists, inspired them by tales of his youth in the Bann Valley. The quiet river valley from Banbridge to Rathfriland is nowadays called The Bronte Country.

Here is a concentration of delights for which you would motor many miles in other places - firm, clean beaches; shoals of sea fish and rivers full of game and coarse fish; championship-standard golf; two superb forest parks; two cathedrals; castles and gardens: boating. bird-watching, walking and pony trekking.


Approximately 3.6 km from the cottage there is the village of Clough where you will find a well stocked Mace shop, off licence, Post Office & butcher, all under the one roof.

There is also a Doctor's surgery & pharmacy in Clough.

DOWNPATRICK is where you will find Down Cathedral, which is a Church of Ireland cathedral. It stands on the site of a Benedictine Monastery, built in 1183. Saint Patrick's remains are buried in the graveyard. Magnificent stain glass windows, box pews and beautiful organ case enhance this interesting building. Facilities include souvenir shop and toilets.


The museum is located in the historic buildings of the eighteenth century County Gaol of Down. In addition to walking through the restored complex complete with cells, visitors can learn more about 9000 years of human history in County Down in the newly launched exhibitions Down Through Time.


This Cistercian Abbey was founded by John de Courcy in 1180, who led the 1177 Anglo-Norman invasion of East Ulster. The ruins are set in a beautiful location beside the River Quoile, with distant views towards de Courcy's cathedral town of Downpatrick.


The Saint Patrick Centre is the only permanent exhibition in the World dedicated to Ireland's Patron Saint and one of the top tourist destinations in Ireland. Situated in the heart of Saint Patrick's Country, beside Down Cathedral and Patrick's Grave.


Newcastle, County Down, Northern Ireland, is a scenic seaside resort which lies on the Irish Sea at the base of the Slieve Donard and the majestic Mourne Mountains. It is famous for its sandy beaches and world renown Royal County Down Golf Club (host of the 2007 Walker Cup)

With gourmet restaurants, charming pubs and exquisite shops, boutiques and galleries, there is something for everyone in Newcastle.

For the more adventurous, there are breathtaking hikes in the Mournes, numerous bike trails, superb fishing, tennis courts, swimming and amazing golf courses.

Take a leisurely stroll on the award winning Newcastle promenade and watch the tide ebb and flow.


For the student of garden follies, Tollymore is a rare treat. A barn dressed up to look like a church, stone cones atop gate piers and gothic-style gate arches all show the influence of that highly individualistic designer, Thomas Wright of Durham (1711-1786), who was a friend of Lord Clanbrassil, owner of Tollymore at that time. A walk along the Shimna river is marked by many curiosities, natural and artificial - rocky outcrops, bridges, grottos and caves. Elsewhere in the park the tree lover can examine experimental forest plots - some of exotic trees such as monkey puzzle and eucalyptus - or admire the tall giant redwoods and Monterey pines. Oak wood from Tollymore was the preferred material for the interiors of the White Star liners including the 'Titanic' which was built in Belfast. Seek out the original tree of the slow-growing spruce, Picea abies 'Clanbrassiliana' which originated nearby in about 1750 and is the oldest tree in any arboretum in Ireland. A magnificent avenue of Deodar cedars is a striking feature of the entrance to this romantic forest park in the foothills of the Mourne mountains.


Located in a dramatic setting of mountains and sea, this is one of the most oustanding tree and shrub collections in Europe. The beauty, vigour and perfect shape of the trees in the National Aboretum attract tree enthusiasts from around the world. However, Castlewellan has numerous features that draw wider attention. The garden is a mixture of informal and formal design with terraces, fountains, ornamental gates and flower borders. To walk around the forest park's mile-long lake, encountering some intriguing modern sculptures on the way, is to enjoy a great experience of eighteenth-century landscaping.


Murlough National Nature Reserve is a fragile 6000 year old sand dune system owned by the National Trust and managed as Ireland’s first Nature Reserve since 1967. It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching due to its spectacular location at the edge of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains.


Believed to have been built in or around 1177, Dundrum Castle was built by John De Courcy as part of his coastal defence after he invaded Ulster. Dundrum Castle is located on a wooded hill north-west of Dundrum village near Newcastle.

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31 Aug 2014


"Wow what a magical gem. Just perfect."

Wow wow wow from the moment we arrived that's all I heard from our two little ones. Samphreda was perfect, it had all you could need and more. Lots of little extras and Pam and Martin were wonderful to deal with. They really go the extra mile to ensure your stay is perfect. Great location for exploring the area. Our kids loved the fairy garden and although it took an extra 30 min to say goodnight to all their garden friends each night it was well worth it to hear their little giggles. The Lambes will be back.

We're really pleased that you all enjoyed your stay at our magical wee piece of County Down. Thank you very much for your lovely comments and we look forward to seeing you again.

25 Jul 2014


"Absolutely first class, highly recommended"

Our stay at Samphreda was absolutely outstanding, everything about this cottage far outweighed our expectations from the welcome pack, the peace & tranquility & the cleanliness & immaculate condition … More

Thank you so much for your very kind words. We do try to make life comfortable & enjoyable for our guests so it's great to hear that we're getting it right! You'd be welcome back any time.

3 Mar 2014


"Loved this lovely cottage"

A friend and I stayed here for a couple of nights in January. What a gorgeous place, so peaceful, scenic, smack bang in the middle of countryside but not too far from the beautiful mountains or the s… More

7 Jan 2014


"Lovely cottage in a stunning area"

When me and my partner arrived at Samphreda, the beautiful surroundings and the wonderful cottage made us feel welcome immediately. The welcome pack of food was lovely, and made us feel very welcome.T… More

7 Jan 2014


"Romantic country hide away"

Romantic cottage hideaway in Ireland, fantastic week away.. Samphreda has everything we need for a perfect holiday, inside and out. The little details made our stay, also the card and wine thank you. … More

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Samphreda and that you're returning later this year. We do everything we can to ensure our guests have an enjoyable experience and it is pleasing to know that we are getting it right.

20 Dec 2013


"Magically true Irish cottage"

A wonderful stay from the moment we walked in the door, until we left a week later. What an amazing couple the owners are, we had fresh flowers, a bottle of our favourite tipple, and chocolates. As th… More

Thank you. We're very happy that you enjoyed your stay at Samphreda and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

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    Calendar last updated:04 Mar 2015

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