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Widow's Row cottage Newcastle

from £55 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Excellent 5/5 Score from 15 reviews

Excellent 5/5 

from £55 /night help Price for guests, Nights

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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

About this location

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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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

4 Dec 2014


"The most beautiful place we have ever stayed in."

We booked this charming little Cottage a few months ago, and we were looking forward to going there. And we were not disappointed. We arrived late in the afternoon and was met by Anne the owner. A de… More

Dennis, thank you so much for such a glowing review. I'm so glad you all enjoyed your stay and found the cottage so comfortable. Nothing is to much trouble for me when it comes to my guests. It's what I do and I am very happy to do it. I suppose that is why I have so many repeat customers. Looking forward to seeing both of you next year again. Enjoy Christmas and best wishes for 2015. Take Care. Anne

3 Nov 2014


"Lovely,cosy cottage, ideal for all"

The owner Anne iis really friendly, meets you on arrival and shows you round..The property is well located, fully equipped and a real home from home. Kids liked the proximity to the forest for walks a… More

Hello Mark
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I'm sorry that the WiFi was not up and running when you arrived as it had just been ordered the week before. In fact the parcel you took delivery of on the Saturday morning was indeed the router. Most of my guests are happy to get away from the world of technology for a while but Widows Row now offers a Free WiFi service. Glad you enjoyed your stay and the kids had a good time. Regards Anne

1 Oct 2014


"Beautiful cottage....Great location.....Lovely owner!"

Without a doubt one of the nicest cottages I have ever stayed in. Spotlessly clean, cosy, warm, great location and views, quite and so comfortable with all the equipment you will ever need. Walks up … More

Rose, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm so pleased both you and your sister and of course the handsome Baxter,enjoyed your time in Newcastle and that the cottage provided everything you needed. It was a pleasure to have such lovely ladies come to stay, and all the neighbours commented that Baxter was such a beautiful dog. You are always welcome at Widows Row. Maybe I will see you again in the future. Take Care.

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

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

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