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Shanlieve Holiday Park near Kilkeel, County Down (Ref. 1136740)

Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with sofa bed and electric fire.
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Decking with furniture and large barbecue
  • Beach cargo trailer with wind breaker
  • Bicycles and go-karts for the kids
  • Toys and games
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 3.5 miles, beach 0.7 miles

The property

Kilkeel 3.7 miles.

This well-presented lodge sits on the Shanlieve Holiday Park, a few miles from the harbour town of Kilkeel, County Down.

Well-presented throughout with off-road parking for 3 cars and open-plan living, Ruby is a delightful choice for a family looking to spend some time exploring this wonderful corner of Northern Ireland.

Upon arrival you are greeted by off-road parking directly outside the lodge, allowing you to easily unload your belongings.

Step inside and get comfortable on the sofa, curling up beside the electric fire as you catch up on your favourite TV series.

Cross over to the kitchen and start preparing a delicious meal, making use of the gas oven and hob, before serving up at the dining table and toasting to a much-needed escape with your loved ones.

Wash away the day in the shower room before escaping to either of the bedrooms to catch your rest; the master occupies a double with en-suite bathroom whilst the charming twin is ideal for children.

To the outside of Ruby is a decked area with furniture, encouraging you to kick back and enjoy an evening tipple, plus there’s a barbecue for when you fancy a grilled feast.

When you’re ready to explore, less than a mile away lies Cranfield Beach, a sloping, sandy stretch where you can build sandcastles and paddle in the shores.

The surrounding area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts; the nearby Mourne Mountains offer a plethora of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing.

The stunning Carlingford Lough, which stretches between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, with opportunities for sailing, kayaking, and fishing.Cross over on the ferry from Greencastle to Greenore into Carlingford with its pubs, restaurants and Carlingford Castle, visited by President Biden as his family left the area during the famine in 1849.

Head to the town of Kilkeel and explore a choice of shops, cafes, restaurants and traditional Irish pubs, or venture to the city of Newry through Rostrevor, Kilbroney Forest Park and Warrenpoint with some of the most picturesque views in Ireland.Learn about local history at Bagenal’s Castle or appreciate the stunning architecture of Newry Cathedral.

Escape to Ruby for a wonderful retreat to County Down.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

About the location


Newcastle 13 miles; Newry 18 miles; Belfast 50 miles

Kilkeel, a well-stocked harbour town, sits as the main fishing port on the Down coast and is one of Ireland's major fishing fleets. Hosting its 14th century church and laying just south of the glorious Mourne Mountains, this is one of Northern Ireland's finest holiday spots. The town itself boasts a pretty marina and a wealth of friendly spots to shop, eat and drink. For a worthy day trip, a short drive up the coast will take you to popular Newcastle, a charming coastal resort with seaside entertainment and much to see and do. A journey inland leads you towards the city of Newry which promises a memorable visit with much to keep you occupied including sightseeing and shopping. A lengthier drive away is Northern Ireland's capital, Belfast, a place packed with culture and fascinating attractions.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas