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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Five Star Grade Approved ( N. Ireland Tourist Board )
This luxurious and charming 19th century cottage has recently been renovated to provide spacious, comfortable accommodation with an open plan kitchen and dining hall area leading into a cosy sitting room with gas fire. The accommodation provides two beautifully furnished bedrooms, one double bedroom (The Oystercatcher) with en suite, and one twin bedroom (The Sandpiper) with separate bathroom. A conservatory leading from the dining hall overlooks a well laid out garden. The cottage is within easy walking distance of the town, local shops and restaurants as well as the beach and promenade and is ideally located for visits to the Mountains of Mourne and the Cooley Peninsula.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Local 50 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Belfast 90 km, Nearest railway: Newry 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
A comfortable 2 -seater sofa is in the sitting section of the kitchen.
Bookshelves in the hallway contain a variety of books, jigsaw puzzles and games.
The well laid out garden can be seen and enjoyed from the comfort of a sun filled conservatory.
A nautical theme runs through most of the cottage and continues into the garden with a beach themed area.
The owners private garden which adjoins the Cottage garden has recently been judged as the " Best Garden" in Newry and Mourne and awarded First Prize at the Newry Agricultural Show held in June 2013.
|Further details outdoors|
On -street car parking available outside the double-gated entrance to the Cottage.
Contact the owners regarding availability.
About this location
The County Down region
The towns and villages of Mourne country are exciting destinations in their own right, also good bases for discovering the magic of the mountains. Popular resort Newcastle, where Slieve Donard really does 'sweep down to the sea' offers family fun, plus the bonus of mountains and championship golf (Royal County Down) on your doorstep.
Nearby Bryansford and Tollymore are centres for outdoor adventure - from the sublime to the extreme. There is pony-trekking, bouldering, canoeing, abseiling, hillwalking and even Ireland's only mountainboarding facility! Both Tollymore and Castlewellan have outstanding forest parks. Silent Valley, inland from restored harbour hamlet, Annalong, is another gem. Round the rocky coast, past busy fishing port Kilkeel, to Victorian Rostrevor. Its park begins as manicured lawns, but as you climb it becomes an arboretum, river walk and finally a mountain trail offering views across Carlingford Lough.
Blue Flag Cranfield Beach is also nearby.
Located in the Gap of the North, Newry is an excellent shopping city and the Newry and Mourne Museum is also well worth a visit.
Warrenpoint sits at the southern approach to the Mournes and at the point where the Clanrye River and Newry Canal open into Carlingford Lough. There was no town of Warrenpoint up until the beginning of the 19th century. The town was planned and built on a grid system by the landlords in Narrow Water.
The square is one of the largest in Ireland and saw many 'fair days' up until the late 1950s. The town came to prominence in the early 19th century, first as an outport for Newry, developing a thriving timber trade with North America and Canada.
By the mid 1800s Warrenpoint had grown to the 5th largest port in Ireland, in terms of imports and exports, including people. A plaque stands at the corner of the town dock to commemorate the thousands of emigrants who passed through the town in search of a better life.
All year round Warrenpoint offers well known restaurants providing a variety of foods to suit every taste and pocket.
Just outside Warrenpoint is Narrow Water Castle, an excellent example of a tower-house and bawn built about 1568 at the strategic point the Newry or Clanrye River meets Carlingford Lough.
The Magennis Coronation Stone or stone of destiny is located at Bridal Loanan in the town, preserved on its original site. Legend tells how the Magennis clan and all of the sub-clans, who owed allegiance to 'The Magennis', would fill the surrounding countryside while the chieftain of the clan was inaugurated by placing his foot and staff of pwer into slots in the stone.
Warrenpoint Park close to the centre of the town has a magnificent array of flowers and shrubs and the fine Edwardian bandstand is the focus for popular summer band concerts. Facilities include tennis courts and play area.
KIlbroney Forest Park which is situated in nearby Rostrevor (3 mile drive along the coast) is a splendid place to enjoy some outdoor activities.....tennis, horse and carriage rides, and the drive or walk to the "Big Stone. and Hermits Viewpoint." The views are breathtaking.
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5 Jan 2015
"Well-appointed and perfect location"
My husband and I stayed here while in Ireland for a wedding. It was the perfect rental for us.It was very easy to book and communicate with the owners. The location, very close to the waterfront and a… More
24 Nov 2014
"Our two-week first stay in 2013 guaranteed we would return for longer."
The high standard of amenities, comfort and décor, coupled with the warm hospitality of owners Norman & Rachel Purdy, ensures many repeat visits. Their knowledge of the Mourne area and history, tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping, as well as of "hidden gems", enriches and enhances the experience of guests. Not even the unusual amount of rain this year could dampen our enthusiasm. Perhaps we can encapsulate it best by wishing we could have stayed six months!
11 Nov 2014
"would i stay here again? in the blink of an eye"
just turn up and enjoy this beautiful cottage .Norman who is a most welcoming host has thought of every thing down to the lovely welcome pack Good location 5 to 10 min walk to all that warrenpoint has… More
6 Oct 2014
We loved every minute of our stay at Cedar Cottage! Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean, and the owners, Rachel and Norman, were a delight to meet. Thank you for a wonderful stay in your cottage. Hope to be able to return one day. The welcome pack was very much appreciated as well. Only wish there were more than five stars as we would rate at least six!!
13 Aug 2014
"once again just simply wonderfull"
We arrived and as usual and Norman was there to greet us, the cottage was as prestine as ever, with milk wheaton bread eggs and butter and chocolates . such a lovely gesture. This time my mother in la… More
12 Aug 2014
"english country garden on the ocean, clean, modern with easy access to pubs/restaurents"
originally from the area met up with my brother and wife from Australia it was the perfect backdrop to catch up relax with a beautiful garden close to the ocean and have walking access to all pubs and restaurants, the cottage was clean well equipped and very comfortable would definatly recommend
4 Aug 2014
"Fantastic Holiday Cottage"
We had a relaxing family holiday in a pristine, top class holiday cottage. We could easily have stayed another week and certainly hope to return one day. The owners were helpful, friendly and thought of every little detail. The lavender shortbread was delicious.
26 Jul 2014
"excellent cottage beautifully appointed"
Cottage was exemplary. Well appointed and clean with up-to-date white goods such as washing machine and fridge and an eye to some of the finer points such as the provision of a needle and thread. Everything was there that was needed for a comfortable and stress-free holiday. The location had a beautiful garden and had quick access to the promenade that overlooked Carlingford Lough. My family was impressed with the eye to detail and the cottage set the example for the rest of our travelling vacation in Ireland. Our compliments to Norman who was the ideal host and extremely helpful in all matters.
31 May 2014
"A home from home"
A stunning cottage, decorated to a high standard, and is more a home from home than a holiday let. Incredibly well equipped and pleasantly surprised by the provisions which had been provided for our a… More
22 May 2014
"Exceptionally well appointed, and pristine accomodation"
Friendly and extremely helpful owners, ensure that your stay at this cottage, will be a memorable one. The cottage meets the highest standard you might expect at 5 star hotels, and we have no problem recommending it.
If you are looking for accommodation in the South Down area, you need look no further.
Apart from the well appointed cottage, which will meet all your needs, the owners ensure you arrive to find local baked bread, with eggs, tea, coffee, and milk to hand.
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