About the home
Slievemoyle Cottages are 4 stone-built Irish cottages, situated on a hillside 2 miles from the pretty village of Strangford, on beautiful Strangford Lough which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. You will find this is a peaceful location, yet it's within easy reach of the County Down coast, the historic town of Downpatrick and only 40 minutes drive from vibrant Belfast. The immediate area is full of opportunities for walking,cycling, mountain-biking, golf, angling, adventure activities, water-sports, sampling fantastic local food, exploring many beautiful parks and places and attending exciting events.
Tastefully converted from 200 year old farm buildings and 4 star rated by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the cottages are full of original features. Each has its own furnished patio and garden area with outstanding views of sea and countryside, and there are communal spaces for play and BBQs. Way-marked walking trails, with many beautiful viewpoints, lead from the cottages across our 56 acres of hillside.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 23, 9 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
Each cottage is fully-equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday with a group of friends or your extended family. Nearest food shopping is only 2 miles away, or order online from your usual store.
|Luxuries:||Log fire, DVD player|
|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:||9 Bedrooms, 1 family bathroom|
|Furniture:||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seating for 5, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access:||Wheelchair friendly, Parking space|
Further details indoors:
Mill Cottage has lots of interesting original features including quarry-tiled floors, reclaimed pitch pine doors and floorboards, exposed stonework and deep windowsills.
Bedrooms: two - choice of super king size bed or twin beds, complete with bedlinen
Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room: spacious with wood-burning stove, antique pine furniture and comfortable sofas
Kitchen area: fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, fridge with ice-box, microwave, washing machine/tumble drier
Bathroom: one - with shower over bath
TV has inbuilt DVD player - small library of books and DVDs available to borrow from our office.
Further details outdoors:
Mill Cottage is one of a cluster or clachan of 4 restored stone cottages located around what used to be a farmyard. This cottage has its own garden area, with an old horse walk, ash trees and uninterrupted views across fields to nearby Castlemahon Mountain, which is topped with forest and with grazing for sheep lower down. This hill is accessed by a waymarked path and is well worth the climb to see the stunning views of County Down from the Mourne Mountains in the south, right up Strangford Lough to the Antrim Hills in the north. There's even a glimpse of Scotland!
Outside Mill Cottage is a paved patio, gravel path with space for car parking, flower beds and an area of lawn.
A wooden garden table with benches is provided and a charcoal bbq and tools may be borrowed.
There are way-marked wildlife trails around our hillside. Maps provided. Strong walking shoes or waterproof boots are advised.
Rate includes the use of bed linen, towels, BBQ facilities, garden furniture, electricity and central heating.
A starter supply of kitchen and bathroom essentials is provided.
A basket of logs is supplied - more can be purchased on site or in nearby village.
Complimentary welcome basket of local produce to make an arrival snack.
Baby cot and high chair available on request.
Smoking not permitted within the buildings.
Watercolour Painting Workshops are available during the week or at weekends -please apply for details.
Pets possible - please enquire in advance.
We live on site and are always happy to help!
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
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 23|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Low Season||6 Nov 12||22 Dec 12||£ 1565||-||-||2 Nights|
|High Season||22 Dec 12||4 Jan 13||£ 1880||-||-||2 Nights|
|Low Season||4 Jan 13||29 Mar 13||£ 1565||-||-||2 Nights|
|High Season||29 Mar 13||12 Apr 13||£ 1880||-||-||2 Nights|
|Mid Season||12 Apr 13||29 Jun 13||£ 1775||-||-||2 Nights|
|High Season||29 Jun 13||2 Sep 13||£ 1880||-||-||1 Week|
|Mid Season||2 Sep 13||3 Nov 13||£ 1775||-||-||2 Nights|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Midweek and weekend breaks of 2 or more nights available - please contact us for rates.
To book all four/five cottages, a non-returnable deposit of £100 per cottage is required to secure a booking with the balance payable 6 weeks before arrival.Book
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