Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||3 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast City Airport George Best 30 km, Nearest railway: Belfast 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|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 bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Wheelchair users, 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.
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.
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.