No. 165 Widow's Row is a Northern Ireland Tourist Board approved property. It is a grade 2 listed cottage in a terrace of 12 houses. The cottages were built for the widow's and children of the fishermen who perished following the fishing disaster that occurred on Friday 13th January 1843.
This cosy cottage is situated at the harbour area of Newcastle with spectacular uninterrupted views of Dundrum bay. It is approximately a 15 minute leisurely walk to Newcastle town centre. However within a short walking distance (3 minutes) there is a restaurant and two traditional pubs for your enjoyment. Access to the Mourne Mountains is a 2 min walk from rear of property.
Accommodation comprises 2 double bedrooms (sleeping maximum of 4 people and a travel cot is available for child up to two years of age), stair-gate & highchair also available at no extra cost. Sitting room with open fire, (also oil fired central heating), FreeSat TV plus DVD player . Kitchen with gas hob and oven, microwave, washing machine/tumble dryer, fridge-freezer, etc. Bathroom with bath and electric overhead shower. 2 BBQ's available, charcoal provided.
Hairdryers, all linens and towels (Excluding beach towels) included. Front and rear garden provide seating and BBQ faculties.
PETS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT
MINIMUM STAY 2 NIGHTS.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport, George Best City Ai 48 km, Nearest railway: Newry 28 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users|
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. Famous for its links with St Patrick, Co. Down is one of N. Ireland's most scenic and legend-steeped locales.
From Downpatrick, reputed burial site of Ireland's Patron Saint, Bangor, home to one of Ireland's largest marinas, and Newcastle, gateway to the Mourne Mountains, Co. Down packs a lot into its eminently explorable environs.
The Ards Peninsula, Strangford Lough andCarlingford Lough provide picturesque seascapes, not least the pictured Mount Stewart House and Gardens - a National Trust property hugging Strangford's shore. And those Mournes afford fantastic rambling, climbing and picnicing opportunities.
Check out Portaferry's Exploris, NI's only Aquarium, and the Brontë Homeland near Banbridge - birthplace of 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.
In County Down you will find 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; superb forest parks; cathedrals; castles and gardens: boating. bird-watching, walking and pony trekking, mountain climbing and rambling, watersports, cycling and mountain biking to name but a few.
At Newcastle you step off the beach on to the mountain slopes - at the foot of Northern Ireland's highest peak, Slieve Donard (2,796 ft). You can step off the same five-mile beach on to Royal County Down Golf Course and its easier companion course the Mourne Golf Course. The harbour is full of sailing boats and fishing trips are bookable.You can walk from one end of town to the other along the award winning promenade. The Tropicana has outdoor fun pools and an adventure playground. Exhibitions and Summer shows are shown at the adjacent Newcastle Centre. The recreation grounds include a bowling green children's boating pool, tennis and miniature golf, while beautiful Donard Park tempts you to walk by the cascading Glen River up into the heart of the mountains. Visit Castlewellan forest park and enter the Peace Maze. It is the world's largest permanent hedge maze representing the path to a peaceful future for Northern Ireland. Planted in 2000 with community involvement, it is maturing quickly and visitors attempt to solve their way to the peace bell in the centre of the maze.
Newcastle and the surrounding areas offer to many attractions to mention. There is a vast amount of tourist information available at the cottage and the local Tourist Information Office at Central Promenade can answer any queries you may have.
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