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Miller's barn front door from Mill cottage

Cottage | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Miller's Barn is a delightful two storey romantic retreat featuring a 370 year old brick chimney breast, wood burning stove and panoramic views of beautiful drumlin countryside. It is part of the old mill village of Tobermoney and adjacent to Mill Cottage.It is an idyllic peaceful setting rich in bird life set half a mile off the road on a private lane. The perfect setting for a relaxing and refreshing break.

The 370-year-old stone cottage was sensitively restored in 2007 using traditional materials including pitch pine flooring, stone flags, oak beams, wood burning stove original fireplace, granite work tops and is very comfortably and tastefully furnished throughout with all modern conveniences (4 star Northern Ireland Tourist Board rating.)Wonderful views - perfect for 2.

It sleeps 2 upstairs with an additional pull out single bed if required and has a double sofa bed downstairs.Family friendly with cot, highchair and stair gate available. See further details about interior facilities below for "a walk through the Miller's barn."

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Nearest beach Coney Island 4 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 3 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast City Airport George Best 30 km, Nearest railway: Belfast 30 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, CD player, Telephone
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The Miller’s barn is a delightful 17th century stone building built originally to house the sacks of grain and flour produced by the Tobermoney corn mill.

It was beautifully restored in 2007. Miller’s barn is one of the only two storey vernacular cottages in the district and affords magnificent views of the rolling drumlin countryside which surrounds it in the heart of St. Patrick’s country.

Step in through the large front door and experience the cosy quaint living room with its reclaimed pitch pine floor boards and contoured walls. A central feature is the original 370 year old chimney breast constructed from hand made brick. A Jotul wood burning stove now sits in the original fireplace opening on a hearth of reclaimed stone flags. The walls at painted with distemper , an original paint which allow the lime rendered walls to breathe. The cottage is tastefully decorated with cosy Indian checks and raspberry red coloured damask soft furnishings. The farmhouse kitchen and four country chairs sit beneath a shuttered window. The sofa pulls out into a four foot sofabed to accommodate an extra two guests. There is a chest of drawers in the living room for additional storage for guests.

The wooden staircase rises from the living room with a large wardrobe at the turn of the stairs

From the front door turn left into the single storey section of the house. First come to the bathroom with the wood ceiling pitched to the roof and black and yellow quarry tile floor set on the diagonal. Relax in the enamel steel bath - hot water comes on instantly at the turn of the hot tap or enjoy the power shower, which sits over the bath, if you prefer.

Along the corridor past the coat hooks is the kitchen - look out over the Belfast sink to a beautiful view from the window. The wooden units were hand crafted to fit the quirky shaped walls. All modern conveniences are to be found in the kitchen including a washing machine/dryer, dishwasher, microwave and fridge with freezer compartment. The ceramic hob, two oven electric cooker is set in among the Baltic brown granite worktops and glows against the pine cupboards and floor of reclaimed stone flags. The wooden ceiling pitched to the rafters adds to the charm.

The Miller's barn is the only self catering cottage that we know about in the locality with an upstairs bedroom and the beautiful views that this affords

Enter the upstairs bedroom via a solid oak door and experience the old world charm of a wooden ceiling pitched to the original wood beams, a picture window with a Lloyd loom chair beneath it to sit at and enjoy the panoramic view. The old chimney breast adds an interesting feature as it passes up to the ceiling through the bedroom.

The king sized 5 foot bed is zip and linked and can be divided if required. The area above the wooden railed headboard is open to the stairwell allowing light and a view from a small and very ancient window and allows even more heat to travel up from the wood burning stove - very cosy indeed in the wintertime.

There are in addition two velux windows on each side of the sloping roof to afford even more light and views of the rolling drumlin countryside. The bedroom has a large open wardrobe and is well fitted with pine bedside tables, a chest of drawers, and pine dressing table, mirror and stool. A wooden slatted single bed is available to sleep an extra guest. Lots of people have remarked on the bedroom "its just like Anne of Green Gables " - very peaceful, bright, airy and restful with wonderful views.

Further details outdoors

A WALK THROUGH THE MILLER'S BARN

The cottage was stone built from local fieldstones and has been rendered on three sides with traditional champagne coloured lime mortar. The outside stonework has an unusual feature of pebbles inserted in a decorative manner into the lime render which our builders carefully preserved. A large stone was discovered at the threshold to the cottage and is now incorporated within the desert sandstone patio area where the garden table, chairs, BBQ and patio pots of flowers situated.

The cottage has its own fenced garden and flower bed, parking areas and pebbled paths.

Further details

A welcome pack of bread, milk, coffee, tea is provided.

Linen and towels are provided.

Basket of logs provided.

Oil, electricity are included in the price.

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 trek.

Downpatrick

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.

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5 Jul 2012

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"So peaceful"

My husband and I have just returned from Miller's Barn and loved it. It was both peaceful and comfortable. Had everything we wanted for a lovely break. It had lovely views and seemed miles away f… More

11 Jun 2012

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"Idealistic Ireland Cottage"

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our vacation at the cottage and hope to return again! The cottage was AMAZING. It was nicely furnished, clean, fully stocked with all our needs, and the outside environment was so relaxing. Robert and Patricia were so accomodating and generous during our trip. Ireland has forever left an imprint in our hearts.

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  • 6 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:19 Sep 2014

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