Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 8
Blackthorn Cottage will sleep 6-8 people very comfortably, which makes it the perfect place for a larger group wanting to come and explore this wonderful part of the world. The cottage itself has all that you could need to make your stay as comfortable as possible and is close to some excellent golf, fishing, and sailing facilities.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kilclief 4 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, 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||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player, 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||Balcony or terrace, 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 traditional stone-built dwellings which were built in the 17th century as part of a hill-farm. They are surrounded by the small mountains of Slievemoyle and Castlemahon and have spectacular views over this part of County Down and across the Irish Sea to the Isle of Man.
This cottage shares a grassed garden area with Mill Cottage next door, and has its own balcony/patio, dedicated driveway and parking spaces and access to 56 acres of hillside.
There are way-marked trails to follow. Maps are provided, or you can ask us for directions - 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 basics provided.
Complimentary welcome basket of local produce to make a snack on your arrival.
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!
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.