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Cottage | 9 bedrooms | sleeps 23
Quality Graded as 4 star by the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Slievemoyle Cottages are 4 stone-built Irish cottages, situated on a hillside 2 miles from the pretty village of Strangford. Tastefully restored, these 200 year old buildings are full of original features, blended with modern conveniences. Each has its own furnished patio and garden area with outstanding views of sea and countryside, and there are communal spaces for play, picnics and BBQs. Way-marked walking trails, with many beautiful viewpoints, lead from the cottages across our 56 acres of hillside.
Near 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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 23, 9 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kilclief 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, 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 International Airport 56 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||9 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms and 3 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (12), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 23, Lounge seats for 23|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
The cottages have many interesting original features including quarry-tiled floors, reclaimed pitch pine doors and floorboards, exposed stonework and deep windowsills.
Mill, Stable, Rose and Blackthorn Cottages can be seen in detail on their separate listings on Holiday Lettings. For more accommodation, see our Ringcladdy Farm Cottage at a different location, 2 miles away, and also on Holiday Lettings.
Bedrooms: 9 in total. Mill Cottage: 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5. Stable Cottage: 2 bedrooms, sleeps 5. Rose Cottage: 2 bedrooms,sleeps 4 plus sofa bed. Blackthorn Cottage: 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8. Mixture of double/ super king size bed/ twin beds.
Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting rooms- spacious with wood-burning stove or open fire, vintage/ pine furniture and comfortable sofas
Kitchen areas are fully equipped with gas hob, electric oven, fridge with ice-box, microwave, washing machine/tumble drier. Dishwasher in largest cottage.
Bathrooms - 3 ensuite, 3 house bathrooms with shower over bath
TVs with FreeSat and built in DVD players - small library of books and DVDs available to borrow from our office.
WiFi signal in all cottages except Blackthorn.
|Further details outdoors|
Slievemoyle Cottages are a cluster or clachan of 4 restored stone cottages located around what used to be a farmyard. The cottages have their own garden areas and views of sea or countryside. There are walking trails leading from the cottages, including one leading to Castlemahon hill - 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 there are paved patios or wooden decking, gravel paths with space for car parking, flower beds and areas of lawn. Wooden garden tables with benches and a charcoal bbqs and tools may be borrowed.
Strong walking shoes or waterproof boots are advised for the walks. Follow the maps in the cottages or ask us for the best routes!
We also have a 5th cottage - Ringcladdy Farm Cottage - for details see the separate listing on Holiday Lettings.
Rate includes the use of bed linen, towels, BBQ facilities, garden furniture, electricity and central heating.
In each cottage - a starter supply of kitchen and bathroom essentials is provided.
A basket of logs is supplied in each cottage - more can be purchased on site or in nearby village.
Baby cots and high chairs 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 - make sure to 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.
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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18 Oct 2014
"An authentic country getaway close to interesting attractions"
I had a lovely evening in Blackthorn cottage with my family and friends from New Zealand. The cottage was perfect for our two families with a great space to dine and socialise. The kitchen had everyth… More
1 Jun 2014
"Perfect in every way"
I stayed at Slievemoyle Cottages with a group of friends in late May 2014. The cottages were easy to find from the main road from Downpatrick to Strangford. Greer and Maureen could not have been more … More
Thank you very much for your great review! We are glad you all enjoyed yourselves and we look forward to seeing you again in this lovely part of the world! With best regards, Greer and Maureen
4 Mar 2014
"Lovely and cosy accommodation, friendly owners and beautiful surroundings"
Twelve of us (6 adults, 4 kids and 2 babies) had great time staying in two of the cottages. The cottages have been beautifully renovated in a way that retains the character of the original buildings. We felt very welcomed with a fire ready to light in the wood burner and a basket of local jam, wheaten bread, milk and butter. Maureen and Greer were really helpful in the many emails we exchanged running up to our stay and Maureen couldn't have been be any more helpful on our arrival. Our kids had a fantastic time roaming the surrounding fields and being accompanied at all times by the Greer's lovely dog Max. We had plenty to do, even in wet weather, as the cottages are within easy driving distance to all sorts of places and attractions such Newcastle, the Mourne mountains, Murlough Beach, Tullymore Forest Park, Castle Espie and a short ferry journey as foot passengers to Portaferry brought us to the aquarium. I would thoroughly recommend and will most certainly be back!
Thank you so much for your lovely review! It was great to have you stay and we love to hear that guests have enjoyed themselves. We and Max are looking forward to seeing you again in the near future! Kind regards, Maureen and Greer Lowe
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