Quality Graded as 4 star by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Slievemoyle Cottages are 4 stone-built Irish cottages, situated on a hillside 2 miles from the pretty village of Strangford. Tastefully restored, these 200 year old buildings are full of original features, blended with modern conveniences. Each has its own furnished patio and garden area with outstanding views of sea and countryside, and there are communal spaces for play and BBQs. Way-marked walking trails, with many beautiful viewpoints, lead from the cottages across our 56 acres of hillside.
Near beautiful Strangford Lough, which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will find this is a peaceful location, yet it's within easy reach of the County Down coast, the historic town of Downpatrick and only 40 minutes drive from vibrant Belfast. The immediate area is full of opportunities for walking,cycling, mountain-biking, golf, angling, adventure activities, water-sports, sampling fantastic local food, exploring many beautiful parks and places and attending exciting events.
|Size||Sleeps up to 23, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kilclief 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport 56 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (13), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 23, Lounge seats for 23|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The cottages have lots of interesting original features including quarry-tiled floors, reclaimed pitch pine doors and floorboards, exposed stonework and deep windowsills.
Bedrooms: 9 in total. Choice of double, super king size bed or twin beds, complete with bedlinen
Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting rooms- spacious with wood-burning stove or open fire, antique pine furniture and comfortable sofas
Kitchen areas are fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, fridge with ice-box, microwave, washing machine/tumble drier. Dishwasher in largest cottage.
Bathrooms - 3 ensuite, 3 house bathrooms with shower over bath
TVs with FreeSat and inbuilt DVD players - small library of books and DVDs available to borrow from our office.
|Further details outdoors|
Slievemoyle Cottages are a cluster or clachan of 4 restored stone cottages located around what used to be a farmyard. The cottages have their own garden areas and views of sea or countryside. There are walking trails including one leading to Castlemahon hill - well worth the climb to see the stunning views of County Down from the Mourne Mountains in the south, right up Strangford Lough to the Antrim Hills in the north. There's even a glimpse of Scotland!
Outside there are paved patios or wooden decking, gravel paths with space for car parking, flower beds and areas of lawn. Wooden garden table with benches are provided and a charcoal bbqs and tools may be borrowed.
There are way-marked wildlife trails around our hillside. Maps provided. Strong walking shoes or waterproof boots are advised.
Rate includes the use of bed linen, towels, BBQ facilities, garden furniture, electricity and central heating.
In each cottage - a starter supply of kitchen and bathroom essentials is provided.
A basket of logs is supplied in each cottage - more can be purchased on site or in nearby village.
Complimentary welcome basket of local produce to make an arrival snack.
Baby cots and high chairs available on request.
Smoking not permitted within the buildings.
Watercolour Painting Workshops are available during the week or at weekends -please apply for details.
Pets possible - please enquire in advance.
We live on site and are always happy to help!
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.
Downpatrick is the administrative centre of Historic Down District, and with a population of 10,113 has the highest populous in Down. There are many sites to visit in this town and its surrounds. Downpatrick is home to Down County Museum, Down Cathedral and adjacent to is the final resting place of Saint Patrick, along with Saints Brigid and Colmcille. Downpatrick Race Course is home of the Ulster National, and plays host to a series of meetings throughout the year.