Old Essmore Cottage - Ballinteskin, Carlingford lough: your private getaway
A peaceful and picturesque holiday home set on the shores of Carlingford Lough and overlooking the Mountains of Mourne, just situated between the village of Omeath and the beautiful medieval village of Carlingford..
The villages are part of the Cooley Peninsula and set in the smallest county in Ireland, County Louth. With just little over an hours drive to Dublin or Belfast. Old Essmore Cottage makes this the perfect location for relaxation & discovery.
Sleeping up to seven persons,( please note max 6 adults ) our three bedroom country self catering accommodation, located along the shore road, five minutes from the beautiful village of Carlingford and only two minutes to Omeath. Old Essmore Cottage offers all you need in a self catering accommodation with spacious rooms overlooking Carlingford lough and plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay.
We believe our cottage can offer you what you expect in luxury Holiday Homes in Ireland and is perfect for that Family Holiday, a special party occasion or Weekend Break.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||pebble beach 200 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast or Dublin 100 km, Nearest railway: Newry 12 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (2), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
Welcome to Carlingford and Mourne
Carlingford & Mourne is just an hour's drive from Belfast and Dublin. It is spectacularly beautiful. It's mountainous and sea landscape is steeped in mystery, history and mythology and provided the inspiration for The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis. Its mythology tells of the resting place of the giant Finn McCool, its lands embrace the spirit of the fierce Celtic warrior Cuchulainn and it is home to the faint whisperings of the last leprechauns of Ireland. Here you will find giant's graves, pre-historic sites, dolmens and Norman castles.
It is situated along the coastal route to the Giants Causeway and less than an hour's drive to the 5000 year old tomb at Newgrange. It is the ideal base for you seek a true experience of Ireland and its culture.
The mountain ranges of Mourne, Cooley, and Gullion, beckon you to explore their splendour on foot, bicycle or horseback, on a variety of looped walks and cycle paths. Local adventure centres offer you rock climbing, abseiling canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing in the waters of Carlingford Lough and the Irish Sea. You can charter Lough cruises for angling, or bird-watching. Day coach trips are available to the historical and scenic sites and routes. If its golf you want, there are ten golf courses, parkland and links in the region.
The area has been awarded the prestigious “European Destination of Excellence” an imprimatur to the visitor of quality and a real cultural experience.
Travel north and in little over an hour you can be in the heart of the city with great shopping, great shows and great places to see.
Why not investigate the human stories behind the RMS Titanic or even a black taxi tour and follow the history of 'the troubles', marvel at the murals living history or go beyond the walls and be enthralled by the history that is Crumlin Road Gaol. Then if time is on your side you can travel further afield and perhaps visit some of our great National Trust properties: Castle Ward, Mount Stewart, Florence Court or the Giant's Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.?
Tours & Excursions
There are many exciting tours in and around the city of Belfast to help you open up and explore this great treasure chest. You can begin with an open topped city bus tour or perhaps take a Value Cabs city tour; set off with a purpose to seek out CS Lewis and source his childhood inspiration for the Chronicles of Narnia.
travel south and once again you can be in Dublin city in just over an hour.
From her humble beginnings as a Viking trading port to a walled medieval city and then - in a glorious century of expansion - to an elegant Georgian metropolis with wide streets, gracious squares and great houses, neatly bordered by its two canals, whatever way you choose to experience her, Dublin is a city that will capture your heart!?
There are many ways to see Dublin, on foot, sampling the sights, sounds, and tastes of the city on the go. Others prefer to take a less energetic approach and avail of one of the many hop-on-hop-off tour buses that criss-cross the city. For many their tour of Dublin is just part of an Irish experience that takes in other parts of this beautiful country.
ACTIVIITIES & OUT AND ABOUT
We're convinced you'll love it here at Old Essmore Cottage. But see for yourself what lies in store.
Carlingford, less than 5 minutes drive with its wide range of bars and restaurants is full of medieval history and charm
?Be sure to take advantage of our outdoor activities, including:
Hiking - Many trails from 'The Omeath Loop' 5kms,to the' Tain Way' 15kms
Sailing - Carlingford Yacht Club
Fishing - Of the beach at Greenore - fresh water fishing Newry Canal
Sea Angling - www.ukcharterboats.co.uk
Golfing - Greenore Golf Club - Warrenpoint Golf Club
Arts And Crafts - Landscapes of outstanding beauty
Wind Surfing & Kayaking - www.carlingfordadventure.com
Cookery School - Check out www.ghanhouse.com
Horse Riding - firstname.lastname@example.org
Swimming at the blue flag Templetown or Shellinghill beach
Greyhound and Horse Racing - Dundalk
Guided Heritage Walking Tours