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Widow's Row cottage Newcastle

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • 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
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, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
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, Not suitable for wheelchair users

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.


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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11 Aug 2015


"Beautiful cottage with breathtaking view of the sea."

Everything you could need for a self catering holiday. Warm welcome from Anne even though we arrived late. Absolutely spotless and very well equipped, all very comfortable and with stunning views.

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay, sorry about the weather though. I know it wasn't great for Richard's golf. Take care. Anne

21 Jul 2015


"Beautiful view at a home from home"

We only had a quick 2 night stay at this lovely house. We stayed with our 18mth old who was catered for before we got there as Anne had already fitted a stair gate and got the high chair etc ready. The house was kitted out with all you need to simply move in. Tea in the kitchen and toiletries in the bathroom. A very clean house and warm welcome from Anne on arrival. There is a pub, restaurant and shop all within 5 mins walk.

Thanks Lee for taking the time to leave a great review. Much appreciated. I'm so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your stay. You'll just have to come back for a longer visit next time. Take care. Anne

22 May 2015


"Wonderful, Charming Cottage!"

Great location in Newcastle - beautiful views. Owner has everything you will need and is most accommodating. One of our favorite places we stayed.

I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Widows Row cottage. Thanks for leaving the review, much appreciated. Anne

10 Mar 2015


"Relaxing, beautiful cottage"

Widows Row is a fab place to stay, Fantastic views from the living room over the ocean, out the back mountain walks, very relaxing and cosy , I certainly will be back

Thanks Valerie for your review. So glad you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to your liking. Also it was very important that wee Ralphie enjoyed his doggie holiday as well. Hope to see you both back again at Widows Row.

21 Feb 2015


"Great place to stay"

We rented the cottage on Widows Row for ten days to cover the period around our wedding anniversary. The location is perfect for walking in the Mournes (the Granite Trail starts pretty much outside the back door!) and there is a strong sense of history in the area (the clue is in the name). The cottage itself was absolutely picture perfect for the two of us - very well thought through in terms of what has been done to it to provide all the necessities of 21st century life whilst retaining all the charm of the 19th century building that it is. We had a brilliant time and explored the town of Newcastle as well as the smaller villages that surround it including Annalong (worth a visit to walk along the coastal path and follow up with a meal or even a coffee in the Harbour Inn); Castlewellan (for the lake walks followed by a visit to Hillyard House coffee shop); Dundrum (the walks along the old railway line to Ardilea Bridge and coffee afterwards in the Blue Bay Cafe) and several others. As you can tell, we walked a lot and took in the coffee shops even more - Niki's Kitchen in Newcastle just has to be mentioned. Our stay in the cottage was fantastic and we look forward to re-visiting it.

Barry, thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review, not only of the cottage, but also the surrounding area. So glad that you and Margaret decided to spend you anniversary in Widows Row and I look forward to welcoming you again anytime you wish. Take Care. Anne

27 Dec 2014


"Fabulous cottage holiday"

Beautiful cottage, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. Fully equipped kitchen made cooking Christmas dinner easy, comfortable bedrooms, cosy living room with open fire. Good heating system and excellent wifi. Panoramic view of sea from front window. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Great home from home holiday.

Anne, thank you so much for such a great, and extremely prompt, review. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed Christmas in the cottage and that it provided you with everything you needed. Every year I have guests staying over the Christmas and New Year holidays and they always tell me it is just perfect place to spend those days. So it makes me very happy that other people enjoy the cottage at these special times of the year. Thank you again for spending your Christmas in Widows Row and maybe I will see you again in the future. Take Care and best wishes for 2015

18 Aug 2014


"A little Seaside Paradise"

We decided that a family holiday was needed as we had been spent a few years renovating an old house, looking through Gumtree one evening we came across, Windows Row Holiday Cottage, situated over-looking the Atlantic located at the edge of Newcastle Town, we made a booking and spent the first two weeks of July, 2014. The cottage was simply spotless, and both the living room and master bedroom offered views that need to be seen to be believed, the kitchen was large and could cope easily with my wife, myself and our two children, Anna, the owner of the cottage is a lovely lady and couldn't do enough for us, we enjoyed her beautiful Holiday Cottage so much that we have once again booked two weeks in 2015. Newcastle and the scenery is possibly the most prettiest part of the country and there are many attractions, events and activities for both adults and children, we loved our stay in this beautiful, peaceful Holiday Cottage and would highly recommend to other couples and families, thank you Anna, see you in 2015.

Louis & Gail, apologies for not replying to your review sooner. The summer season was hectic and there appears to be no let up as the year progresses, which is always a good sign. I was delighted with you review and so glad you found the cottage to your liking and even more delighted that I'll be seeing you again in 2015. It was a pleasure having such a wonderful family to stay. Take care and see you next year!

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 Anne

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.

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