About the home
Mill Cottage was sensitively restored in 2004 and is set in a 200 acre conservation farm. It is part of the 370 year old Tobermoney Mill Village which also includes the Miller's barn.It is relaxing and peaceful and has great views of the rolling county Down countryside. It is beautifully and comfortably furnished throughout with a spacious with a cosy kitchen range, open fireplace and large colourful cottage garden. The Mill Village is an ideal base for exploring Strangford Lough with Ireland's largest seal colony and the miles of golden sweeping coastline leading to the base of the famous Mountains of Mourne, as well as, the ancient sites associated with St Patrick.
The Mill Village is only 40 minutes drive from the 'must see' city of Belfast and is only a short drive from Downpatrick town centre and Ardglass fishing village. This delightful cottage provides the perfect escape from it all. Enjoy the peaceful, unhurried pace of life, with time and space to unwind. Relax and enjoy a holiday in one of Ireland's most picturesque and undiscovered corners.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Coney Island, 4km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
Adapted for wheelchair users
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|General:||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
Adapted for wheelchair users
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair access, Secure parking|
Further details indoors:
Mill Cottage, part of Tobermoney Mill Village dating back to 1650 was sensitively restored in 2004 with reclaimed materials including beautifully restored wooden flooring from the Guinness brewery at St James gate Dublin.It is a large cottage which is built from local field stone and lime mortar and is full of original features including Georgian sash windows and deep window sills, stone kitchen floor and a spinning wheel mirror.
The kitchen has a large farmhouse kitchen, cosy Esse cooker - terrific for cooking on, granite worktops above a hand crafted reclaimed oregan pine kitchen and a sofa to relax on while waiting for the dinner to cook ! Fully equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher and good quality utensils. - The living room is spacious and tastefully furnished with a full bookcase, children's books, videos and games. Two comfortable settees surround original hobgrate fireplace - perfect for a log fire.
The scullery has granite worktop above the washing machine and tumble dryer concealed behind hand crafted cupboards lit by original White Star Line lamps.
The bathroom is well equipped with an Aqualisa power shower above an enamel bath and is painted lullworth blue after the original colour scheme of the room (Ricketts blue lime wash).
The first bedroom has an open fireplace and kingsized bed with a view out to the array of colour in the front cottage garden. - The master bedroom is spacious and airy as it is pitched to the timbered ceiling with a skylight to relax and view the night sky. It includes 3 other windows opening out onto the the cottage garden, the large back garden surrounded by ancient trees and the old mill gable and kiln.
The scullery has a small settle and hand built and painted cupboards (concealing a washing machine and tumble dryer). It is lit by original brass lamp fittings as used on the White Star liners and railway coaches reminiscent of the Titanic era.
Further details outdoors:
The patio area leads to the back door with its old traditional half door.It is paved with sandstone and is a perfect suntrap and place to relax and enjoy the unspoilt view of the rolling drumlin countryside. Garden furniture and a barbecue are provided for your enjoyment.
There is parking for 2 cars, a large grassy back garden, front cottage style garden with fragrant flowers, a mill ramp and original mill gable and kiln. The mill stream runs alongside the garden and is safely fenced off. The area affords unspoilt views and is rich in bird life.
1. Bookings are usually from Saturday to Saturday. The property is available from 4.00p.m. on day of arrival until 10.00a.m. on day of departure.
2. A deposit of £100 is required to confirm a booking with the balance payable on arrival.
3. Guests are responsible for the property and for taking all reasonable care of it and its fixtures, fittings and equipment during the period of hire.
Welcome food pack!
Sorry no pets.
The County Down region
Mill Village Tobermoney is situated in St Patrick's heartlands in the rolling County Down countryside, 3 miles from the vibrant county town of Downpatrick, site of St Patrick's grave,Down Cathedral, Down County museum and Railway museum and the St Patrick's centre. Downpatrick has good restaurants and local shops. Mill cottage is close to Strangford lough world heritage site, the Quoile estuary and the South Down sandy coves and long golden beaches.It is 15 miles from the Mountains of Mourne and 23 miles from the "must see" city of Belfast. The county borders County Antrim to the north, the Irish Sea to the east and County Armagh to the west. It is one of only two historic counties of Northern Ireland.
In County Down there is a concentration of delights - firm, clean beaches; shoals of sea fish and rivers full of game and coarse fish. There is a championship-standard golf course and two superb forest parks. Two cathedrals and there are castles and gardens. You can go boating, bird-watching, walking and pony trekking.
The Downpatrick area
THINGS TO DO NEARBY.
The cottage is an ideal base for exploring the sandy coves and beaches of the County Down coastline,a great place to spot seals on the rocks, St Patrick’s country, the Mourne Mountains with Tollymore Forest Park - the inspiration for C.S Lewis' The Adventures of Narnia, and Strangford Lough, one of the most important marine sites in Europe.
The Mill cottage is close to the National Trust properties Castle Ward, Mount Stewart ( World Heritage Garden) and Rowallane Gardens.
It is only a few miles from the vibrant County town of Downpatrick with its many restaurants, coffee shops, gift and clothes shops. Visit the St. Patrick's Heritage Centre, Down Arts Centre featuring art exhibitions and theatrical events, Down Cathedral with St Patrick's grave,the Down County Museum, Steam Railway Museum - steam rides operating over the summer,the cricket club, leisure centre, cinema and the beautiful Quoile river and Countryside centre - ideal for walks and picnics.
Downpatrick is famed for its St Patrick week historical and cultural celebrations, the Opera Fringe Festival in June and the Magnus Barelegs viking longboat events in August.
There are plenty of activities for children - the minature railway and outdoor adventure playground at Delamont, the Exploris aquarium at Portaferry and the Butterfly House at Seaforde. We are very happy to give advice on local places of interest to visit. - more information available on our website www.millcottageireland.com.
How to get there
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Directions from Belfast (25 Miles/40 km)
Follow the signs from Belfast to Newcastle A24 until Carryduff. At the roundabout take the left lane onto the A7 to Saintfield, then on to Crossgar and straight on to Downpatrick.
On approaching the town turn right and travel straight on until you can see and follow the signs to Ardglass (B1)
Directions from Dublin (88 miles)
Follow the signs to Belfast until the Newry turnoff. Take the B8 to Hilltown, then Kilcoo. Take the A25 to Castlewellan, Clough, and on to Downpatrick.
On entering the town turn right onto St. Patrick's avenue. Turn right at the traffic lights and follow the signs to Ardglass (B1).
Once on the B1: Ardglass Road - Drive for approx 2 miles from start of Ardglass Road until you come to a small cluster of old cottages on the right hand side of the road. Turn right onto a private lane and follow for 0.5 of a mile to Mill Cottage on the left hand side and Miller's Barn on the right.
Welcome to Mill Cottage, enjoy your stay.
Activities near Downpatrick
Tennis in town
Golf less than 15 mins walk
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
24 May 2012
Mill cottage was perfect for our 2 week break. The cottage is very well appointed and has everything required for a comfortable stay.
The location suited us well. Downpatrick is just minutes away and Belfast is less than an hour distant. The cottage has a lovely big, and safe, garden.
Among other attractions, we visited the aquarium at Strangford, the folk & transport museum in Holywood, and the Titanic centre in Belfast.
Patricia and Bob took good care of us during our stay.
Patricia and Bob took good care of us during our stay.
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|Prices for group size 5|
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|Low season||7 Jan 12||1 Apr 12||£ 360||-||-||Flexible|
|Mid season||1 Apr 12||17 Apr 12||£ 430||-||-||Flexible|
|High season||17 Apr 12||1 May 12||£ 460||-||-||Flexible|
|Mid season||1 May 12||1 Jul 12||£ 430||-||-||Flexible|
|High season||1 Jul 12||1 Sep 12||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||1 Sep 12||1 Oct 12||£ 430||-||-||Flexible|
|Low season||1 Oct 12||28 Oct 12||£ 360||-||-||Flexible|
|Mid season||28 Oct 12||5 Nov 12||£ 430||-||-||4 Nights|
|Low season||5 Nov 12||24 Dec 12||£ 400||-||-||4 Nights|
|High season||24 Dec 12||7 Jan 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||7 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||23 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 460||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||7 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 430||-||-||4 Nights|
|High season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 470||-||-||1 Week|
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