Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Mill Cottage, a carefully restored corn mill with a blend of original features and modern comforts, is set on a wooded hillside near the County Down coast. One of a clachan or cluster of four houses, this cottage offers excellent facilities for a relaxing break or a base for your exploration of the beautiful surrounding countryside. Perfect for families and couples.

Two miles from the pretty lough-side village of Strangford and 6 miles from the historic town of Downpatrick, shopping for supplies or treating yourself to a lovely meal of local produce is easy.

There is a great choice of outdoor pursuits nearby. There are beaches, heritage sites, National Trust properties, walks, cycle trails and outdoor activity centres nearby and excellent fishing, sailing and golfing just a short drive away. You are guaranteed to find something exciting or relaxing to do. Or there's always the option of cosying-up in front of the log fire with a glass of wine and a good book!

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kilclief 4 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Mill Cottage has interesting original features including quarry-tiled floors, reclaimed pitch pine doors and floorboards, exposed stonework and deep windowsills.

Bedrooms: two - flexible, with choice of super king size bed or single beds in each room

Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room, with wood-burning stove, antique pine furniture and comfortable sofas

Kitchen area: fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, fridge with ice-box, microwave, washing machine/tumble drier. Freezer available.

Bathroom: one - with shower over bath

FreeSat TV with DVD player - small library of books and DVDs available to borrow from our office.

BBQ available to borrow.

Further details outdoors

Mill Cottage is one of a cluster or clachan of 4 restored stone cottages. See our Slievemoyle Cottages' listing for an aerial view. You can enjoy the cottage's own garden area, with an original 'horse walk', ash trees and uninterrupted views across fields to nearby Castlemahon Mountain, topped with forest and often with sheep grazing on the slopes. This hill is accessed by a waymarked path and is 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 Mill Cottage is a paved patio, gravel path with space for car parking, flower beds and an area of lawn. There's a wooden garden table with benches for summer dining in the evening sunshine. A charcoal bbq and tools may be borrowed.

There are way-marked wildlife trails around our hillside - just follow our maps or ask us for directions! Strong walking shoes or waterproof boots are advised.

Further details

The rate includes the use of electricity and oil central heating.

Bed linen, bath towels and a starter supply of kitchen and bathroom essentials are all provided.

A basket of logs will be by the stove - more can be purchased on site or in the local village shops.

Baby cot and high chair available on request.

Smoking not permitted within the buildings.

Pets possible - make sure to enquire in advance.

We live on site and are always happy to help!

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.


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.