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Stable Cottage with flowerbed in full bloom

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach or lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 4km

Stable Cottage has been lovingly restored and converted from a 200+ year old stable into a comfortable and charming abode. There are lots of original and reclaimed features - thick walls, deep windowsills, exposed stonework and pitch pine floorboards. It is well- furnished, fully equipped and finished to a high standard. There are beautiful views of countryside or coast from every window.

With two bedrooms, sleeping up to 5 people and a light and airy open plan living room with a vaulted ceiling, it is the perfect place to relax after a day of exploring and enjoying our wonderful countryside, historic towns and friendly culture.

Close to Castle Ward National Trust property and Clear Sky Activity Cente, two miles from pretty Strangford village with its car ferry to Portaferry, the Ards Penninsula and Mountstewart NT property. Lovely stretches of beach and countryside close by. Lots of activities and attractions - St Patrick's Trail to Downpatrick, Down Museum, St Patrick's Visitor Centre. Sample local food in the many award- winning restaurants. Drive or take a bus to Newcastle and the beautiful Mourne Mountains. The vibrant city of Belfast is only 50 minutes away, while Dublin City or the North Coast and the Giant's Causeway are just over two hours' away by road.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Kilclief 4 km
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Belfast International Airport 56 km
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, DVD player, Staffed property, Sea view
General Central heating, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Rate includes: electricity and oil central heating.

Bed linen, bath towels ( not beach towels) and starter pack of kitchen and bathroom basics are also provided.

A starter supply of logs is provided - more can be purchased from us.

Complementary welcome basket of local produce to make a snack on your arrival.

Baby cot and high chair available on request at no extra charge - please bring own baby blankets etc.

Smoking not permitted within the buildings.

Pets possible - please enquire in advance.

Further details outdoors

Stable Cottage is one of a cluster or clachan of 4 restored stone cottages located around what used to be a farmyard. This cottage has 2 patio areas, one accessed by double doors from the living room, plus a grassed area at the front with parking for 2 or more vehicles.

There are uninterrupted views from the front door and second bedroom, across green fields to nearby Castlemahon Mountain, which is topped with forest and with grazing for sheep lower down. There is a glimpse of the coast from the sitting room windows.

There are waymarked paths leading from this cottage and it is well worth the climb to the look-out on Slievemoyle to see lovely views of County Down and Strangford Lough - especially wonderful at sunset!

The County Down region

Down is remarkable for its many low, beautifully cultivated hills. However, in south County Down, the rugged Mountains of Mourne, formed from stark granite, offer a striking contrast to this arable land. Here, Slieve Donard rises to a height of 848 metres. Slieve Croob tops another group of hills in the centre of County Down.

To the east, the Ards Peninsula forms a barrier between the sea and an almost land-locked Strangford Lough. With a history spanning 7000 years, County Down has many important archaeological sites and ancient monuments, together with attractions for the sportsman, the climber and the walker.


Downpatrick is the administrative centre of Historic Down District, and with a population of 10,113 has the highest populous in Down. There are many sites to visit in this town and its surrounds. Downpatrick is home to Down County Museum, Down Cathedral and adjacent to is the final resting place of Saint Patrick, along with Saints Brigid and Colmcille. Downpatrick Race Course is home of the Ulster National, and plays host to a series of meetings throughout the year.

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Review 1-2 of 2

16 Jan 2013


"Home away from home"

From the moment I walked through the door into the warm cottage I knew we were going to enjoy our stay. The interior was lovely and acknowledged the cottages past as a stable with exposed stone here and there. The ktichen area was spacious and all the mod cons were provided and even more. The location itself was stunning with views over Strangford Lough. The walks on site were very popular particularly down to the wetland. All in all we didn't want to leave.

Thank you so much for your lovely comments about the cottage and the surrounding area. We love to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay. Hopefully you will be able to come back again very soon!

18 Aug 2012


"A lovely cottage in a beautiful location with helpful and friendly people."

The cottage is situation very close to Castle Ward owned by the National Trust and is near the outstanding scenery of the Strangford Lough. Beaches and historical landmarks are easily reached by car. There are walks within the property although this would not be suitable for those with disabilities. The cottage itself was immaculate, tastefully decorated with a cosy wood burner. Our time there was peaceful and relaxed and we could even see Strangford Lough from the large French windows. We found the owners friendly and helpful and requests were quickly responded to.

Thank you very much for your lovely comments about both the cottage and the beautiful area where we live. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope you will be able to return soon!

Review 1-2 of 2

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Greer & Maureen L.

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