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Holywood Hill Country Cottages – Home 1425302 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Holywood Hill Country Cottages – Home 1425302

Excellent Excellent – based on 34 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Nearest beach 6 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

Holywood Hill Country Cottages are new holiday cottages in the heart of the North Down tranquil countryside, yet only ten minutes drive from Belfast, Titanic Quarter, City Airport, Bangor, Newtownards, Dundonald and Holywood, a great location to explore Northern Ireland. The cottages, set in 8 acres of private grounds with an extensive area for secure parking, have recently achieved a 4* rating from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and have everything you need for individuals, couples or families to enjoy a wonderful holiday.

There are two cottages available, named after the townlands in the Holywood Hills. Ballydavey cottage, on the ground floor has two large bedrooms and sleeps 4. Ballycultra Cottage, on the first floor, also has two large bedrooms and sleeps 3 - this cottage has the attraction of a beautiful balcony to relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views over Belfast Lough. Both cottages are fitted out to a very high standard with electric central heating

Holywood Hill Country Cottages are new holiday cottages in the heart of the North Down tranquil countryside, yet only ten minutes drive from Belfast, Titanic Quarter, City Airport, Bangor, Newtownards, Dundonald and Holywood, a great location to explore Northern Ireland. The cottages, set in 8 acres of private grounds with an extensive area for secure parking, have recently achieved a 4* rating from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and have everything you need for individuals, couples or families to enjoy a wonderful holiday.

There are two cottages available, named after the townlands in the Holywood Hills. Ballydavey cottage, on the ground floor has two large bedrooms and sleeps 4. Ballycultra Cottage, on the first floor, also has two large bedrooms and sleeps 3 - this cottage has the attraction of a beautiful balcony to relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views over Belfast Lough. Both cottages are fitted out to a very high standard with electric central heating and solar panels, and come complete with free WIFI, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, cooker with glass hob, large television, DVD player, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack. There is also a fully equipped laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. A large outdoor grass area, BBQ facilities and Ballymenach forest walks across the road will ensure you experience the relaxation of countryside living.

We warmly welcome families, walkers, cyclists and golfers, as the beautiful Ulster Way and many golf courses, including the famous Rory McIlroy's local club, are only a few minutes drive away. Visitors are always impressed with the variety of unique shops, restaurants, wine bars and cafes' in Holywood as it is an excellent location for exploring Belfast, North Down and beyond.

Northern Ireland region

The town of Holywood is a welcoming gateway to North Down, located just off the main Belfast to Bangor carriageway. Holywood has won the NI Amenity Council Best Kept town awards many times, and in 2013 once again, won the coveted Best Kept Medium Town Award. Visitors will be impressed by the variety of unique and specialist shops and cluster of historical and welcoming pubs. These are complemented by award-winning restaurants, cafes, delicatessens and wine bars. Home to our famous professional golfer Rory McIlroy who in 2007, became the youngest player ever to earn his card on the European Tour and winner of the 2011 US Open and 2012 PGA Championship.

Holywood is also famous for its maypole at the crossroads in the centre of town. Its origin is uncertain, but according to local folklore it dates from 1700, when a Dutch ship is said to have run aground on the shore nearby, and the crew erected the broken mast to show their appreciation of the assistance offered to them by the townsfolk. The maypole is still used for dancing at the annual May Day fair when the town comes alive with market stalls, entertainment and traditional dances by local children around the Maypole.

During its annual Jazz and Blues Festival in June, a colourful New Orleans style band parades along High Street playing the jazz classic "When the Saints Go Marching In". This is highly appropriate as Holywood's foundations were laid by Saint Laiseran who founded an Abbey in the woods in AD620. His Celtic Abbey was later destroyed by Norman invaders and replaced by Holywood Priory built about 1190. There is a Norman motte in the town which may have been constructed on an earlier burial mound and Holywood Library is also housed in an impressive and imposing building of historic interest which was completely refurbished in 1992.

The "Johnny the Jig" bronze statue can be seen outside the children's playground in the centre of the town. Created by the eminent Holywood sculptress Rosamund Praegar in the 1950's, it commemorates a boy killed on the roads and preaches the sanctity of children's lives.

Several wooded parks surround Holywood and offer spectacular panoramic views of the City of Belfast and across the Lough to Carrickfergus. Seapark in particular comprises bowling greens, soccer pitches, tennis courts and a putting green. Landscaped areas and a children's playground area good starting point for the North Down Coastal Path, which runs 16 miles to Portavogie.

Sporting facilities include Holywood Yacht Club and two Golf Clubs, while the Queen's Hall acts as a venue for concerts and community events.

Finally, the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, illustrating the way of life and traditions of the people of Ulster is close by, at Cultra.

Holywood

Northern Ireland is a country of beauty and variety; and no part of it combines so much of each in so neat and compact an area as the heart of Down. The world knows that the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea - at Newcastle. The sea itself invades the land, forming the great bird sanctuary and yachting paradise of Strangford Lough. St Patrick sailed into the lough in A.D. 432 and eventually died - at Downpatrick. The Ards Peninsula with it's rolling drumlins and protected coves forms a shelter for the waters of Strangford Lough. Patrick Bronte, whose three daughters became great novelists, inspired them by tales of his youth in the Bann Valley. The quiet river valley from Banbridge to Rathfriland is nowadays called The Bronte Country. Here is a concentration of delights for which you would motor many miles in other places - firm, clean beaches; shoals of sea fish and rivers full of game and coarse fish; championship-standard golf; two superb forest parks; two cathedrals; castles and gardens: boating. bird-watching, walking and pony trekking.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

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About the owner

Wendy H
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
07 Dec 2016
Based in:
United Kingdom
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Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 4. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Mar 2014. Located in County Down, it has 34 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate is £500.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 07 Dec 2016.

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“Superb location, great hosts, real attention to detail and wonderful arrival package”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2016

This was almost certainly the best holiday rental we have had in NI in the last 10 years, and we have been frequent visitors. From the arrival package that contained not just essential foods to get us started but a few little luxuries also, to the cleanliness and convenience, and the attention to detail - everything was excellent. The location is superb - great views over North Down and Belfast Lough. David and Wendy are very welcoming and helpful hosts. Top marks!

Goodness! What a lovely review and kind compliments. We really appreciate you taking the time to comment on our Country Cottages. It was lovely to meet you and it already looks like we will be seeing you again next year. Safe travels. Wendy

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