Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Hawthorn Cottage is a pretty, cosy cottage nestled in the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, in a designated 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. This old Blacksmith's cottage is situated close to the small village of Greencastle, a short 3-4 minute stroll from the local Costcutter Supermarket , Eddie's Pub and Mountain View Equestrian Riding School. It has recently been renovated and has every modern amenity you would hope for as well as an open turf fire! A haven 'away from it all', Hawthorn Cottage is still only a short drive from historic sites and places of interest, including Davagh Forest Mountainbiking Track(opening March 2013), The Gortin Glens Forest Park and The Ulster American Folk Park which is one of Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions. The local archaeological sites include the Aughascribba Ogham Standing Stone which is within walking distance and the ancient stone circles at Beaghmore which are only a 15 minute drive away as are a number of anciental wedge tombs. The surrounding rugged countryside provides plenty of opportunity for those who enjoy walking or cycling or simply want to take in the natural beauty of the area.
We are only a day trip from The Giants Causeway and North Antrim coast, the historic walled city of Derry(UK City of Culture 2013), The Lakes of Fernanagh, the vibrant city of Belfast with its newly opened Titanic Quarter and County Donegal with its unspoilt beaches, bays and headlands.
Hawthorn Cottage is cosy and warm. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, living room, kitchen and utility room. The cottage sleeps 4-6 people.
The master bedroom has a king-size bed and wash stand. The second bedroom contains two single beds and an extra pull out bed. The sitting room has a double sofa-bed and an open turf fire, TV-DVD player and plenty of books and games.
The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, large cooker and family dining table. The utility room has a washing machine, dryer, microwave and ironing facilities. The bathroom is spacious and has a roll-top bath, heated towel rail and a separate power-shower.
There is a garden to the rear containing garden furniture and fruit trees.
If you like eggs for breakfast, our friendly hens are only too happy to provide – but watch out for the rooster!
We hope you can wind your way to our cottage door and spend a relaxing holiday or short break at our cottage – where a very warm welcome awaits you!
Various local attractions within a 20-30 minute drive include:
Award winning Ulster American Folk Park:
Gortin Glens Forest Park: http://www.omagh.gov.uk/culture_leisure_and_tourism/things_to_do/activities/walking/item.php?id=107
Davagh Forest Park:
Beaghmore Stone Circle:
Wellbrook Beetling Mill:
Aghascrebagh Ogham Stone:
If you fancy a show in the evening, why not check the listings in these nearby theatres:
Strule Arts Centre Omagh: http://www.struleartscentre.co.uk/
Burnavon Theatre Cookstown: http://www.burnavon.com/
Alley Theatre Strabane: http://www.alley-theatre.com/
Those who like outdoor activities will also have plenty to get up to:
Horse riding within walking distance, Mountain View Equestrian
Golf courses (Omagh http://www.omaghgolf.co.uk/, Newtownstewart http://www.newtownstewartgolfclub.com/)
Swimming pools and fitness facilities (Omagh http://www.omagh.gov.uk/culture_leisure_and_tourism/sport_and_leisure_in_omagh/omagh_leisure_complex/, Cookstown http://www.cookstown.gov.uk/sportandleisure/cookstownleisurecentre/#contentcolumn)
Rally driving: http://www.outdoorni.com/providers/783/rally-storm/
Slightly further afield, but still with 1/ 1.5 hours drive:
Giant's Causeway: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giantscauseway/
Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge: http://www.discovernorthernireland.com/Carrick-a-Rede-Rope-Bridge-Antrim-Northern-Ireland-Ballintoy-Ballycastle-P2829
Bushmills Distillery (the world's oldest): http://www.bushmills.com/
Dunluce Castle: (http://www.northantrim.com/dunlucecastle.htm)
Glens of Antrim: http://www.causewaycoastandglens.com/Glens-of-Antrim.T438.aspx
Belfast City: http://www.gotobelfast.com/
Derry City (UK City of Culture 2013): http://www.cityofculture2013.com/Our-2013-Bid/Home.aspx
Fermanagh Lakes: http://www.fermanaghlakelands.com/
Rugged and unspoilt County Donegal: http://www.donegaldirect.com/
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Portstewart 50 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast, Derry and Dublin Airports|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Table tennis, 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||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available, Swing set|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The County Tyrone region
Set in the foothills of the Sperrin Mountains, the cottage is in a very rural location but just a 3-4minutes walk from the hamlet of Greencastle with its Pub and Costcutter Shop. To the rear of the property the fields slope upwards to the peat bogs on the hills. The fields are home to foxes, badgers, rabbits and other wild mammals. The cry of the peewit can be heard again in the fields of Tyrone. See Property Description for local Tyrone attractions and their websites.
Wellbrook Beetling Mill provides an insight into just how hard it was to make genuine Irish linen in the old days.
There are many and varied attractions available for all ages within a short distance of Hawthorn Cottage. These include: The Ulster American Folk Park, The Strule Arts Centre and Theatre, Omagh and Newtonstewart Golf Courses, Omagh and Cookstown Leisure Centres with indoor swimming pools and Gyms, soft play areas, outdoor pursuits centres eg Todds Leap, The Gortin Glens and Davagh Forest, Walking, Hill Climbing, Cycling, Rambling, Horseriding, Art Galleries, Restaurants, Nightclubs, Cafes, and Pubs/bars.
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3 Sep 2014
"Five Star Rustic Gem"
We (2 mature couples) stayed 3 nights at Hawthorn Cottage and considered it an absolute highlight of our Ireland holiday. The owners were extremely helpful and hospitable. The property is in a charming rural location but only a short walking distance from a small village with all supplies needed. The cottage has been lovingly refurbished with high quality appliances and furnishings and many thoughtful decorative touches. We really felt at home. The property is centrally located for day trips to Belfast, Giants' Causeway and Antrim Coast as well as Derry and Donegal. The only minor issue was lack of signage on the road making it difficult to locate initially and the owners are fixing this.
1 May 2014
"Fantastic and relaxing experience - just perfect!"
My wife and I with our two boys (13 & 11) spent the best part of a week over Easter at Hawthorne Cottage. From the moment we arrived the welcome had been thoughtfully planned, from the bottle of wine … More
23 Oct 2013
"Wonderful, wonderful cottage!!"
We rented this cottage with our adult sons so that we could visit various locations in Northern Ireland. It was easy to find and easy to tour from each day. The cottage impressed all of us! Every as… More
25 Aug 2013
"Superb hosts and location"
We booked Hawthorn Cottage to get away from everything. The facilities were super, the location and views of the countryside great and our daughter loved the horse riding school just 5 minutes walk a… More
22 Jul 2013
"Comfortable stay and very warm welcome!"
We had the most wonderful stay in the cottage for every aspect you can think of: the house is very comfortable, clean, has a homely feel and all the appliances you need. We cooked at home and that was easy to do with good utensils, as opposed to most regular lettings that I've been to. The location is lovely too, right within the Sperrins, near a supermarket and a pub. And most of all: Catriona and her family make you feel very welcome. She's helpful and a warm-hearted lady. Thanks again for a great and relaxed stay, really away from busy Amsterdam!
10 Jul 2013
Spent a 3 night stay at this cottage and owner was one of the most hospitable I have encountered. Lovely welcome and throughout our stay with nothing being too much trouble. Would highly recommend to others. Garden area beautiful and so quiet and in addition we were lucky enough to spend our break in the glorious sunshine. Thank you Catriona.
16 Apr 2013
We stayed with our children and we all had a fab time. Catriona and her family made us feel very welcome. The cottage is adorable we arrived to homemade soda bread with jam and the log fire burning. There was a little new born lamb which our children loved and are still talking about It. Every morning the children went to get the fresh eggs they just loved it. The cottage is beautifully furnished and spotless I would defiantly recommend Hawthorn Cottage
21 Mar 2013
"A Hidden Gem!"
I live in Queensland, Australia and was back in Ireland visiting friends. I went to Hawthorn Cottage with my friend, who knew the area from years ago.
What a hidden gem! The countryside all around is so wild and beautiful. The cottage itself is gorgeous! It was cosy and warm, yet bright and airy. I loved the attention to detail which sets this cottage apart from others I have visited.
It is located in a quiet place from which you can reach many sites of cultural and environmental interest.
Catriona and her family made us feel very welcome. It was the perfect place to relax and unwind and take in nature. It was hard to leave but I know I will be back again...
I couldn't recommend Hawthorn Cottage highly enough. You wont be disappointed either!
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