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Make a holiday rental home or self catering cottage in County Down, Northern Ireland your home away from home

County Down is home to areas of real natural beauty, perfect for anyone wishing to explore the great outdoors on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. There are also a fascinating range of towns to explore, including the southernmost part of Belfast. Mountainous regions and areas of historical and cultural significance make this a popular destination for holidays to Northern Ireland.

Things to do in County Down, Northern Ireland

County Down is one of the most beautiful areas in the Northern Ireland. Its size allows anyone to enjoy its splendor with majestic mountains and areas of outdoor beauty with wide varieties of waterfowl and various species of birds. From the highest peaks of the Mountains of Mourne to the beautiful environment of the National Arboretum, there is a bit of everything for all nature enthusiasts. Walking, cycling, horseback riding, and fishing are very popular from County Down cottaegs. Equally enjoyable are the many gardens within County Down. Mount Stewart House has pristine gardens of several styles and varied plants and trees. Equally visited gardens include Saintfield, which is well known for its many azaleas and rhododendrons.

Equal attention to the beautiful coastal areas in County Downs is recognized in places like its golden beaches and natural harbors. History and beautiful outdoor areas provide the perfect environment in this seaside and inland oasis. Guest houses and County Down self catering cottages are the ideal way to discover such areas.

When traversing through this northern area of Ireland you can find examples of beautiful textiles when shopping for Irish linen, as well as finding many County Down artisans specializing in handcrafts that range from glassworks and confectionaries to jewelry and slate crafts.

Places to stay in County Down, Northern Ireland

Finding the most celebrated areas of history are the best manner, in which, to truly understand the significance of Northern Ireland’s County Down. One of the most well known areas is the burial site of Saint Patrick at Down Cathedral. Drumore High Cross is a legendary place in County Down. Symbolized by a Celtic cross, ruins include the old town stocks where past residents were locked publicly. Other medieval structures include areas of Newry, considered the first protestant church, dating back to the late 1570’s. Newry is also home to a canal which is architecturally significant, because it used the same methods of construction as the ancient Romans. Castle Ward is surrounded by beautiful woodlands and a fine example of Georgian architecture, as well Killyleagh which was used by its inhabitants for over 800 years.

A comprehensive history of the area is found in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, providing a good introduction to the areas heritage. County Down is also particularly fascinating for its many unique species of sea life which are showcased within its open sea aquarium.

Weather in County Down, Northern Ireland

Temperatures in County Down are largely influenced by warm surface waters on the ocean, giving the area mild temperatures. A few days of snow occur per year.

Flights to County Down, Northern Ireland

Belfast City Airport (BHD) is located within County Down, making self catering County Down cottages wonderfully accessible from the rest of the UK and Europe. A hire car is strongly recommended to all visitors to County Down, especially those wishing to explore the Mountains of Mourne of the many golf courses that adorn the countryside.

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A beautiful home with stunning views!

5 of 5
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Barn, and it was as lovely as described. Even though the weather was wet, we were able to enjoy the walks and Rostrevor village. We were very comfortable and were completely able to relax in the peaceful environment. I would recommend this property to anyone looking to enjoy this part of Northern Ireland. We would love to book the property again in the future.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018

Truely outstanding property would definatly stay again. Declan could not have been more helpfull.

5 of 5
What an excellent experience! This holiday home was like staying in a five star hotel, everything you could think of was provided. It is a very quiet and peaceful location yet, it was only minutes from a main road and easy to find. Declan was such a pleasent and obliging host, answering all queries we had prior to our arrival. He not only provided basic groceries for our arrival but also extra items as requested by us. Three generations of our family were visiting Ireland for a family wedding and this was an ideal base for our visit, shame we couldn't have stayed longer. We would definately recommend this property.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
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