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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 apartment in a beautiful setting.

                                        5 of 5
                                        We were met by the owner who showed us around. The apartment was spacious and the decor and fittings were lovely. Everything we needed for a perfect stay was there. The beds were very comfortable and we ate breakfast on the balcony looking out over the water and listening to the water slapping against the boats....idyllic!
                                        • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2016
                                        • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                        A Little Piece of Heaven

                                        5 of 5
                                        This apartment is out of this world. The views are breath taking and the stylish design of the interior of the property makes it feel at once beautiful but also welcoming and homely. Every detail of provision has been made by the owner to consider your every need e.g. beach towel, picnic set, games to play and books to read. When you enter the Master Bedroom and the main living area your response is bound to be wow. Dundrum itself provides an interesting castle also with stunning views and several good or better eateries as recommended by the owner. The area is one of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Mountains of Mourne offer a backdrop from the bedroom window. we would highly recommend this property and the area in general to create a delightful and memorable holiday.
                                        • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2016
                                        • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                        Modern, spacious apartment with great views

                                        5 of 5
                                        A wonderful holiday. The owner went out of his way to meet us with the keys after arriving late in the evening. It was a long journey, but well worth it. The apartment was fantastic - light, modern, spacious, within easy reach of the town centre ...and then there's that view of the Mourne mountains!
                                        • Review Submitted: 14-Sep-2016
                                        • Date of Stay: Aug 2016