Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
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)|
|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|
|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.