About the home
4* self-catering accommodation for up to 5 people, in a converted stone-built stable and cart-house near Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland. Lovely countryside views. Perfect for couples or families for a relaxing or activity break.
Formerly a stable, this cottage has been lovingly restored and converted into a comfortable and charming abode. It is tastefully furnished, fully equipped and finished to a high standard. Outside the double door entrance is a raised patio area for outdoor dining.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Kilclief, 4km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Hen and stag parties
Nearest amenities: 5km
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||May take pets - please enquire|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player, Staffed Property, Sea view|
|General:||Central heating, TV, CD player, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||2 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Towels provided, please check with the advertiser regarding linen|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Shared garden, BBQ|
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 on site.
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 bedroom 2, across fields to nearby Castlemahon Mountain, which is topped with forest and with grazing for sheep lower down with a glimpse of the coast from the sitting room.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!
Minimum stay during July and August is 7 nights -changeover day is usually Saturday.
Minimum stay during the rest of the year is 2 nights.
Weekend and midweek breaks of 2-3 nights are available during the rest of the year.
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.
The Strangford area
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.
How to get there
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By car from Belfast: Take the A7 out of Belfast for Downpatrick, then take the A25 out of Downpatrick for Strangford (follow the signs for Strangford ferry). Pass a sign on your left for Audley's Castle and 1 mile further on the A25 Slievemoyle Cottages are sign posted on your right-hand side (brown tourist board sign). If you reach the sign for Castleward you have gone past our lane!
( Journey time - 45 min.approx.)
By Car from Dublin Take the M1 motorway following for Belfast. When you are coming into Newry follow signs for Downpatrick, A25. The A25 goes through Downpatrick and on to Strangford. (follow the signs for Strangford ferry). Pass a sign on your left for Audley's Castle and 1 mile further on the A25 Slievemoyle Cottages are sign posted on your right-hand side (brown tourist board sign). If you reach the sign for Castleward you have gone past our lane!
( Journey time - 2 1/2 hours)
Activities near Strangford
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
16 Jan 2013
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.
18 Aug 2012
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.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 5|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|LOW SEASON OFFER||4 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 326||-||-||2 Nights|
|High Season - Easter||29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 441||-||-||2 Nights|
|Mid Season||12 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 410||-||-||2 Nights|
|High Season - summer||29 Jun 13||2 Sep 13||£ 441||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||2 Sep 13||4 Nov 13||£ 410||-||-||2 Nights|
|Low Season||4 Nov 13||20 Dec 13||£ 378||-||-||2 Nights|
|High Season-Christmas and New Year||20 Dec 13||3 Jan 14||£ 441||-||-||2 Nights|
The property does not have weekend tariffs.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Minimum stay during July and August is one week, usually with Saturday arrival. Minimum stay during rest of year is usually two nights. MID-WEEK and WEEKEND breaks are available in STABLE COTTAGE. 2013 rates for a TWO NIGHT BREAK - LOW SEASON 260GBP ( TWO NIGHT BREAK OFFER 210GBP from 4/01/13 to 28/03/13), MID SEASON 280GBP, HIGH SEASON 300GBP. High season rates apply to Bank Holiday weekends - 18 March, 6 May, 27 May. MID AND LOW SEASON OFFERS: check rates table above for special offers. LOW SEASON SHORT BREAK OFFER : 2 NIGHTS WITH 3RD NIGHT FREE ( bank holidays excepted). Please ask us for one night rate and special rate for larger groups. 5% discount when booking more than one cottage (except high season). DEPOSIT 100GBP per cottage required to secure booking. We are happy to accept deposit payments by credit/debit card, cheque or bank transfer in GBP. Payment of balance on arrival by cheque, card or cash.Book
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