Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Five Star Grade Approved by Northern Ireland Tourist Board
This charming cottage dates back to the 19th century and 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 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|
|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 garden, overlooked by the conservatory, can be enjoyed from the comfort of 2 rattan arm chairs.
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.
The Newry and Mourne 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. Big plans are afoot for the Mourne area - soon to be designated a National Park.
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.