About the home
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 (5 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 bedroom|
|Nearest beach:||Coney Island, 4km|
|Will consider:||Long lets|
Nearest amenities: 3km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|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 bathroom and 1 shower room|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 4|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private garden, BBQ|
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.
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.
£100 sterling required as a deposit to secure a booking
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.
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.
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
05 Jul 2012
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... more
11 Jun 2012
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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|Prices for group size 4|
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|Low season||11 Jan 12||17 Mar 12||£ 310||-||-||Flexible|
|Mid season||17 Mar 12||25 Mar 12||£ 360||-||-||Flexible|
|Low season||25 Mar 12||31 Mar 12||£ 310||-||-||Flexible|
|High season||31 Mar 12||15 Apr 12||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||15 Apr 12||29 Jun 12||£ 360||-||-||Flexible|
|High season||21 Jul 12||28 Jul 12||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||28 Jul 12||5 Aug 12||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|High season||5 Aug 12||2 Sep 12||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||2 Sep 12||30 Sep 12||£ 350||-||-||Flexible|
|Low season||30 Sep 12||23 Dec 12||£ 295||-||-||Flexible|
|High season||23 Dec 12||6 Jan 13||£ 370||-||-||1 Week|
|Low season||6 Jan 13||23 Mar 13||£ 295||-||£ 90||3 Nights|
|High season||23 Mar 13||7 Apr 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid season||7 Apr 13||1 Jul 13||£ 350||-||-||3 Nights|
|High season||1 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 390||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
High Season: Christmas, New Year, Easter, May Bank Holidays, July and August
Mid Season: May, June, September, Halloween, St. Valentine's, St. Patrick's Holiday
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