A cosy 18th Century stone built cottage set on Heron Farm, Coney Island, County Down. A base for the Oscar winning short film 'The Shore', a stone's throw from the beach. Enjoy the areas' golf courses, scenic walks, seaside villages and the natural beauty of the Mourne Mountains and Strangford Lough.
'One Tree Cottage' has two bedrooms, Bedroom 1 is a double, with an antique brass and iron bed, with an ensuite shower and wc. Bedroom 2 has twin single beds, with adjoining shower room and wc.
The entrance hall leads into the living/dining room. This is a cosy room with two sofas by the wood burning stove,[wood supplied], a TV, DVD, free WIFI, radio, piano, books, board games and puzzles. There is a dining table and four chairs.
The kitchen is home to the Rayburn oil-fired range, which not only cooks a mean casserole, but warms the whole cottage. There is a four-ring electric hob, a microwave/grill, toaster, kettle and a full range of cookware.There is a fridge with a small freezer compartment, and a washing machine. All cutlery and crockery is supplied.
Towels and bedding are supplied. If you intend to swim, please bring your own towels.Hoover and cleaning equipment is provided + an iron and ironing board.
Guests have parking outside the front door, and use of the lawn and BBQ and table and chairs.
As the cottage is level throughout, it is accessible to guests with mobility problems.
Coney Island offers a safe sandy beach for swimming. There are rocky inlets around 'the Island' [it's really a promontory!] where you can swim at high tide, or explore the rockpools at low tide. You can walk across the mudflats of Killough Bay at low tide, and be entranced by the diversity of the birdlife, or wait for high tide to get in or on the water. There is a slipway in Killough, and one in Ardglass. Both Coney Island, and Killough Bay are good for windsurfing and dinghy sailing.
Ardglass Golf Course borders the eastern side of Coney Island Bay. There are other courses within easy driving distance.
There are shops, pubs, two restaurants, a cafe, a marina, and remains of Norman castles in Ardglass.
The bus stop is outside the cottage. We are on Patrick's Way, Lecale Way, the Ulster Way, with beautiful walks along the coast, north towards Strangford Lough, and south towards the Mourne Mountains.
Or you could just stay at Heron Farm and enjoy a lesson in pottery, sculpture or mosaic in Berni's Coney Island Design studio!
Bring wellies and slippers!
Please enjoy yourselves but have respect for the neighbours and leave the cottage in the same good order in which you find it. As it is a farm and there are horses and cattle on the land we would ask parents to ensure children don't enter the fields.
There is a strict 'no smoking' policy in the cottage and outbuildings.
We do not allow pets, sorry.
Bernie met us with a big warm smile and a fire already burning in the log-burner, she made sure to show us round and had provided basic foodstuffs for us. The cottage is perfect for four people, in a nice country spot on the edge of Ardglass and was exactly what we expected. We will be happy to go back again.
We loved our stay at One Tree Cottage. Berni and Rob are warm and welcoming, offering advice about the area and suggestions as to where to go. The cottage was everything we expected. If anything, it was more spacious than the pictures indicate. Seeing cows from the kitchen window was a treat. Ardglass is a small village--quiet and just remote enough. We easily toured the immediate area and even the north coast. And Belfast is just an hour away.
I am a ceramic artist and sculptor, my studio, Coney Island Design is in the farm yard of Heron Farm. My husband Rob is a luthier and furniture maker. We have three sons all now living away from home. Myself and Rob have restored One Tree Cottage from a derelict shell to a cosy holiday cottage and are now busy on our second project.