About this listing
This is a 19th century Irish cottage which has been renovated in 2013 to offer old world atmosphere blended with 21st century comfort. The cottage is located on a quiet countryside road, about five miles from Newry in County Down (approx one hour thirty minutes from Dublin and Belfast airports) within easy reach of the famous Mourne Mountains and five minutes drive from the shores of Carlingford Lough. The house is surrounded by a little garden and an old orchard and offers self catering accommodation with a living room, a modern fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, (one ensuite with wheelchair access) and a bathroom. The living room has a comfortable sofa bed which extends the accommodation to up to six people. The house is designed for comfort with underfloor heating throughout and, for those wintry days when you need to see a real fire, you can snuggle up in front of a cosy wood burning stove in the living room.
The area is ideal for walking or cycling on country roads and the nearby town of Warrenpoint (5 minutes by car) offers a selection of excellent eating places.
Self catering bookings welcome with a minimum of two nights stay.
Guests will have the entire cottage available for their exclusive use.
Interaction with Guests
We are always available and ready to help should any problems occur. There is a landline phone in the cottage which can be used to contact us free of charge.
The cottage is located along a quiet country road and set in its own grounds. We shall be happy to recommend excursions, restaurants, activities and attractions within the area.
We recommend that guests have their own transport. However, we gladly advise on public transport and taxi facilities.
Other Things to Note
Mobile phone reception may be volatile in the cottage but there is free Wifi
We expect our guests to respect the cottage which we have taken great care to restore. Please observe recycling rules and smoking ban within the cottage
Our stay was nothing short of wonderful! The cottage is cosy and beautiful the host has thought of everything I can't wait to go back! It's just prefect ! We went to write and we did in the most lovely surrounding . Barbara & colm are lovely
We had a wonderful stay and the cottage provided the perfect home base for our Northern Ireland adventures! Wifi was perfect, felt like a home away from home :)
We arrived on Friday evening to find a most beautiful cottage in really picturesque surroundings - the kids loved it and have demanded we stay again - for longer !!
A neat, special place.
We arrived at the cottage quite late on the Friday night, tired and ready for bed. The cottage did not disappoint and was not only charming in its decor, but very well equipped and spotless. Importantly the beds were very comfortable. We were visiting family who lived nearby. We stayed for 3 nights and really enjoyed the comfort and warmth of this very pretty house and location (stunning views).
Colum and Barbara's place is beautiful (as in the pictures). It was wonderful arriving in the rain to a very cosy, fresh and bright place. Fresh eggs, chocolates, bread, jam and milk made us feel right at home. There's a little shop nearby for other essentials if you need. The cottage sits in a u-shaped valley and it's extremely peaceful. It was useful having the car as we wanted to travel around a bit, but we also used a local taxi service to get to and from Newry (the nearest small city) which was very reasonable (around £13 each way). Also, the mountains of Mourne are nearby. Amazing scenery. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place! A wonderful retreat.
We stayed in Sally's Garden Cottage from the 6th to the 8th of March, the cottage is wonderful, its very thoughfully decorated with some really lovely art and great books. The surrounding countryside is amazing to walk through and the cottage is really really warm and cosy. There is a beautiful big window in the hall way with magnificent view and a lovely garden area to sit and have coffee.
When we arrived there was fresh bread, eggs and chocolate waiting in a basket.
We had a really lovely time here.
The cottage was lovely, spotless clean and fully equipped. We had a fantastic time. It is suitable for both adults and kids. Lovely and warm, modern with nice traditional lrish touches throughout. Will definitely be back.
About the Host, Colum
A traveller on roads of the world with an ear for the music and stories that light up all journeys and with an appreciation for the importance of a warm welcome and a home away from home!