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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 lovely short break.

4 of 5
Just returned from a beautiful 5 day break in Dundrum with only 2 hours of rain. The apartment was very spacious and clean with a superb view of the Bay and the Mourne Mountains. The scenery changed every hour. The kitchen was very well equipped with everything you would require. Beds were very comfortable and well furnished. Bathrooms were also very clean however it was slightly disappointing that it was not possible to have a shower in the main bathroom due to no screen around the bath. We found the seating in the lounge area uncomfortable however we overcame this by moving a chair from one of the bedrooms. The single chair in the lounge area was very comfortable and had a lovely position overlooking the Mournes! If these two minor complaints were rectified we would have no problem in giving the property 5 stars.
  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Fantastic location and comfortable apartment

5 of 5
Well equipped apartment in lovely quiet location. Very comfortable to spend time in and the owner sorted out the two issues we had ( smoke detector battery and slightly too heavy duvet) easily and without fuss. Apartment was very clean and well presented. Dundrum makes a lovely base to explore the coast and Mourne mountains and offers all that you might need in shop and restaurants.
  • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017