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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Lovely Blackthorn Cottage, with gorgeous panoramic views of our beautiful County Down coastline, will sleep 6-8 people very comfortably, making it the perfect base for a group of family or friends wishing to explore this wonderful part of the world. Spacious and cosy, it is well - equipped with everything you would need for a short break - or longer stay. 500 metres off the main road, it provides peace and quite yet is close to National Trust properties, Game of Thrones locations, historical sites, lovely beaches, wonderful restaurants serving local delicacies, as well as world class golf, fishing, walking and water sports.
Mill, Stable and Rose cottages are a few steps away and may be booked along with Blackthorn to extend your accommodation - see their separate listings for details.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kilclief 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|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|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
Bedroom one: large with double bed and en suite shower room
Bedroom two: large with double bed and en suite bathroom
Bedroom three: off bedroom two - a loft bedroom with up to four single beds
Open plan kitchen/dining/sitting room: spacious with stone-faced fireplace with wood-burning stove, pine dresser, dining table and chairs, large comfortable sofas and reclaimed quarry-tiled floor. Kitchen area fully -equipped with gas hob, electric oven, fridge with ice-box, washing machine/tumble drier, microwave and dishwasher. Freezer available.
Double doors lead to a paved patio with picnic table and bench seating and fabulous views of the coast.
|Further details outdoors|
Blackthorn Cottage is part of a 'clachan' or cluster of 4 traditional stone dwellings built in the 17th century as part of a hill-farm - which once belonged to Lord Bangor of Castle Ward. Set between the small mountains of Slievemoyle and Castlemahon, they there are spectacular views across the County Down coastline to the Narrows - the entrance to Strangford Lough - the Irish Sea and the Isle of Man.
This cottage shares a lawned garden area with Mill Cottage next door, and has its own balcony/patio, dedicated driveway and parking spaces.
There are way-marked trails around our farm for your to follow - starting at the front door! Walking boots or strong shoes are advised. We leave maps in the cottage - or you can ask us about the best routes - we are always happy to help!
Rate includes: electricity and oil central heating.
Bed linen, bath towels ( not beach towels) and starter pack of kitchen and bathroom essentials provided.
A starter supply of logs is provided - more can be purchased on site.
Baby cot and high chair available on request.
Smoking not permitted within the buildings.
Pets possible - please enquire in advance.
Strong walking shoes or waterproof boots advised for walking our trails - especially in the winter!
About this location
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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9 Dec 2014
"Amazing views, stunning location"
We were visiting my husband's family in the local area and needed a base in the Downpatrick area. Our host Greer was very welcoming and friendly, despite a late arrival. He showed me around the c… More
Thank you Lucy for your great review! Glad you enjoyed your stay - especially the welcome, the lovely views and our doggy friend Max. Thank you also for your useful information about the heating/hot water, duvets and the double bed - we always welcome feedback so we can make the cottages even more comfortable for our guests.
Hope you had a great Christmas and have a very happy 2015 and hope to see you again in the future! Maureen & Greer
31 Aug 2011
"Fantastic accommodation with amazing views and close to the sea and countryside."
This was our second holiday. The owners are friendly and helpful with so much local knowledge to make the holiday more enjoyable. It was an excellent base for exploring the surrounding area. We partic… More
Thank you very much for such lovely comments! We are very fortunate to be situated in one of the most beautiful areas of Northern Ireland. We love to see guests returning to stay at our cottages.Thank you again!
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