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Gem Cove Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 7 reviews

Gem Cove Cottage

Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Gem Cove Cottage is a beautiful converted stone barn holiday retreat tucked away at South Bay, amongst the rolling hills on Ireland's rugged coast.

Gem Cove Cottage is ideally situated at a tranquil & scenic beach. The beach has plenty of rock pools to be explored by both young and old. Whilst the house enjoys breathtaking views of the Irish sea, Tara Hill and the historic coastguards cottage.

Finished to a high standard in 2010, Gem Cove Cottage accommodates 10 people in two twin rooms & one double room & a bunk room. It offers all the modern conveniences in a style in keeping with its surroundings and history.

With a wealth of incredible natural beauty, and peninsula attractions on your doorstep you can enjoy a fun filled holiday or a restful and relaxing one. Cosy up by the stove in winter and watch the crashing waves or get outside and explore in summer - It's up to you!

Gem Cove Cottage is a treasure worth staying at!

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Just down the lane way!
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast City Airport 45 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 2
Other Linen provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Wheelchair users, Secure parking

The County Down region

The Ards Peninsula is renowned for its beauty, history, wildlife, unspoilt charm and other visitor attractions.

Stretching from the market town of Newtownards and separating the shores of Strangford Lough and the Irish Sea, this gently undulating landscape is a scenic mix of pretty villages, romantic seascapes and unspolit coastline.

Strangford Lough is the largest sea inlet in the British Isles and is Northern Ireland's first Marine Nature Reserve.

Portaferry is situated at the tip of the Peninsula where the lough meets the Irish sea.


The area is home to multiple National Trust properties, cycle trails and activities such as kayaking, fishing and sailing are popular on the Lough, and for the more adventurous sea safari's or canoe trails. Activities on land include walking and cycle trails, golf, bird watching and horse riding.

There are also many fascinating attractions to be explored and enjoyed including the vast marine life at Exploris Aquarium in Portaferry.

With over 150 attractions of all kinds in the area, Strangford Lough is just waiting to be explored.

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9 Sep 2014


"Brilliant weekend"

Beautiful cottage in idyllic setting, very homely and welcoming with everything you need at hand. Own beach which was great for kids to explore rock pools, would definitely recommend and return… More

17 Aug 2014


"Fantastic Gem Cove Cottage"

We had the pleasure of staying in the beautiful Gem Cove Cottage in July 2014. It is a modern and thoughtfully furnished house which is only a stone's throw from an idyllic beach. We were a lar… More

13 Aug 2014


"A place to relax"

We had a wonderful time at Gem Cove Cottage. As we wound up the narrow lane we were pleasantly surprised by the perfectly formed barn conversion right beside the beach. Not only were the views beautif… More

12 Aug 2014



Just back from a lovely weekend at gem cottage.myself 4 adults and 2 children went.the house is beautiful very clean and has everythin one would need to make themselves at home.the view from house is … More

4 Aug 2014



This is a gorgeous, clean, spacious cottage with beautiful grounds and surrounded by stunning views of the countryside and also a beautiful wee beach (almost a private beach). We had a fantastic weeke… More

28 Jul 2014


"What a view!!"

This is a delightful cottage in a wonderful location. A two minute walk down the lane takes you to a small, quiet beach and the local wildlife (seals, cranes, crabs, etc). The cottage is well furnishe… More

21 Jul 2014


"A Gem of a find"

Just stayed at Gem Cove Cottage for the weekend with family. Cottage was beautiful as was the beach which is only 100 metres away and the view from the cottage was lovely. Very well equipped. with ev… More

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Calendar last updated:24 Nov 2014

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Languages spoken
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