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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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.



Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
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

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV
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

The County Down region

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.

Newcastle, Northern Ireland

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. is your definitive online guide to walking in Northern Ireland. Including info on coastal walks, parkland walks, urban walks, riverside walks, family walks and much much more! is a definitive guide to cycling in Northern Ireland, giving excellent information on routes, events, courses, short breaks, itineraries, cycle hire, clubs and much more! is your definitive guide to outdoor activities in Northern Ireland. The website is full of useful information for everybody from the hardcore adrenaline junkie to those of you simply looking for something fun to do with the family.There are over 100 activity providers constantly uploading events, days out, short breaks, special offers and adventure news every single day.

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Review 1-10 of 10

23 Jul 2014


"A fabulous place to stay."

165 is a lovely cottage and Anne was so accommodating. A lovely person to deal with. We enjoyed the view and the walks in the area. The cottage has everything you could hope for and more.

I would recommend it to anyone wanting a lovely break away.

Lesley, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and the cottage provided you with everything you needed. Maybe I will have the pleasure of seeing you all again in the future.
Kindest Regards

22 Jun 2014



The view is amazing the cottage is 5 start so clean with everything you need very dog friendly even with his own bowlAnne is great helps in every way Dream cottage dream come true thank you… More

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review for the cottage. I'm so glad you and Jon and of course little Jason enjoyed your stay. I'm sure the fabulous weather you had during your holiday helped also. I've still got the lovely photo you sent me of the sunrise at 5:30am, it was truly beautiful. Take Care and who knows, maybe I will see you again in the future.
Kindest Regards,

27 May 2014


"Absolutely fabulous."

A cosy comfortable extremely well equipped cottage. Spotlessly clean and has everything you could possibly need including an extremely welcoming host in Anne who went as far as hand delivering the tas… More

Jean, thanks so much for such a lovely review. I'm so glad you and your family enjoyed your stay and that the sausage rolls were enjoyed. Thanks for choosing to stay at Widows Row and maybe I'll see you again in the future.
Kindest Regards

18 May 2014


"Clean ,homely with great views."

Anne was lovely to deal with and offered great advice about the surrounding area.The cottage was beautiful,clean and well located on the outskirts of town with fantastic views.I would definitely stay … More

David, thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and it would be great to see you all again in the future. Take care. Anne.

26 Apr 2014


"Superb and very cosy cottage"

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this modern and very well equipped cottage. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. It's a great location for walking in the Mourne mountains and we'… More

Alison, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. Take care. Anne

10 Mar 2014


"Absolute gem at the foot of Mournes and beside the sea!"

This beautifully situated cottage, at the foot of the Mourne Mountains and yet a stones throw for the sea is a gem of a place to stay. It has two good double bedrooms and all the mod cons.... and take… More

Thanks David for such a glowing review. I'm so glad you both enjoyed your weekend at the cottage and had such a great time in Newcastle in general. It was a pleasure having you to stay and hope to see you back again soon and don't forget, the dogs are always welcome!
Kindest Regards

1 Mar 2014


"Cosy, comfy and perfect location."

We stayed here with our dog for a long weekend. Had a lovely time. The cottage is so warm and cosy. Anne is such a lovely person. She has thought of everything inside the cottage. There's nothing… More

Thanks Melanie for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it makes my day when I know that guests have had such a comfy, enjoyable stay. Hope to see you all again soon. Give Socks(The Dog)a big kiss from me.
Take Care

29 Oct 2013


"Perfect get away!"

We booked this property for a family trip to Newcastle Co Down. We were not disappointed. The cottage is ideally located, a short walk from the pubs/places to eat and the beach front. We have visited Newcastle three times now and find the hospitality and friendliness of the people amazing. Anne who owns the property is no exception, she is a lovely lady who made us feel welcome straight away. The cottage itself is lovely, it sleeps four people in two double rooms and has everything you need, it has been well looked after and the decor is lovely, it is spotless and so cosy, the views are also amazing, I would definitely recommend this perfect get away.

25 Sep 2013


"Super stay"

The cottage was perfect. It was cosy, homely, clean and nicely decorated. Everything you need was there, with little toiletries, kitchen cupboard essentials and coal for the open fire as an added extra. Anne who welcomed us was lovely, so friendly and jolly and welcoming. Only stayed for 2 nights, it came to the morning we had to go home and we didn't want to leave! The cottage has gorgeous views and is a nice 15 ish minute walk into the town centre. The garden to the back of the cottage is also lovely if you have some nice weather to sit in. The heating is also super fast, gets toasty very quick on colder evenings!
Would definitely recommend this property, and Anne! Will hopefully be returning again in the future.

23 Sep 2013


"Great cottage with fabulous views in a lovely little town"

Really comfy, incredibly well-equipped and spotlessly clean cottage with a gorgeous sea view from the front and just a short stroll into the centre of the lovely town of Newcastle. We were warm and cozy despite the weather outside. There are some lovely walks nearby and all of the locals seemed really friendly. Anne was a wonderful host, incredibly welcoming and friendly, and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Review 1-10 of 10

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