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Carol Cottage

Kilkeel, County Down (Ref. 1098728)


Hogans Irish Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Review(s)

  • David

    “Lovely well maintained cottage in a beautiful location.”

    Everything in the cottage works exactly as it should. Perfect for a quiet break.

    Everything in the cottage works exactly as it should. Perfect for a quiet break.

    - David, September 2023

    Thanks so much David Property Owner


  • Northern Ireland Tourist Board approved accommodation
  • Single-storey
  • 1x Twin and 1 x King size double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove (please bring your own kindling and wood)
  • Conservatory and games room
  • Double sofa bed available for flexible sleeping arrangements
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Oil fired central heating, electric power
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Front walled garden with large lawn area - ideal for badminton and ball games, rear patio with seating with fantastic views out to the sea and mountains
  • Outbuilding with games room, table tennis and mini pool table
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome - must be supervised at all times in the garden
  • Note: Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.4 miles, pub 4.2 miles

The property

Boasting exceptional views overlooking Carlingford Lough and surrounded by the Mountains of Mourne and ancient lands, Carol Cottage is a fantastic pet-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four (or more if utilising the onsite sofa bed) and their canine companion(s) who are seeking an adventure to the Emerald Isle. Park-up in a designated space for two cars, just opposite the front door, before unloading your bags and taking in your breath-taking surroundings. Step into the traditional country-style kitchen/diner, featuring a handy washer/dryer, here you can whip up delicious meals for your loved ones, ready to enjoy at the dining table over a bottle of wine. After dinner, why not soak up the last of the day’s sunshine out on the private patio with your favourite tipple or wander across to the lawn area or games room within the traditional Mourne stone walled garden where you can look out over the stunning views towards Carlingford Lough. As the evening cools, retreat to the sitting room, where you can kick-back and relax on the plush sofas as your favourite show plays out on the Smart TV and your pooch takes up their favourite spot in front of the crackling woodburning stove. Wash away the day with a relaxing soak in the bath or freshen up with a shower, before catching your rest in one of two well-presented bedrooms.The first offering a king size double and the second a pair of single beds. In the morning, wake-up with a steaming cup of coffee in the cosy sun lounge where you can enjoy the magnificent views in their entirety. Walkers will have found their haven at Carol Cottage, with beautiful mountain hikes available right on your doorstep, previously voted the ‘Best Walking Destination’ in the Northern Ireland’s WalkNI’s awards.

On your doorstep you can expect granite tours, incomparable views and smuggling history, as well as the nearby Kilbroney Park which boasts one of Europes best down hill mountain bike courses.

For your local amenities, take the short drive into Kilkeel, where you will find a good selection of pubs, restaurants and cafes, as well as well-stocked convenience stores and supermarkets. Those looking to test out their swing can do so at the excellent Kilkeel Golf Club, or if that isn’t your thing, why not enjoy a leisurely stroll along Kilkeel’s picturesque harbour (one of Great Britain’s largest working fishing harbours), make a stop at the Seascope NI Lobster Hatchery and Marine Research Centre, or relax, unwind or workout at Kilkeel’s leisure centre equipped with state of the art gym, steam room, sauna and jacuzzi? For a day the beach, head to nearby Cranfield where you can bathe or take to the waters on your kayak, paddleboard or canoe, overlooked by the Magnificent Mountains of Mourne sweeping down to the sea, or pay a visit to the resident Cranfield Alpacas. Greencastle rests nearby and is home to a remarkable 13th-century castle, a must-see for any history buffs.

Alternatively take a day trip via the short ferry ride across to Carlingford in the South of Ireland (Irish Republic). Slightly further afield you will find the bustling city of Newry, where you can enjoy the delights of Newry and Mourne Museum, and array of shops and department stores, as well as the superb National Trust Derrymore House.

Or if you are a “Game of Thrones” fan, you will find Carol Cottage conveniently located for trips many of the series’ filming locations such as Banbridge and Tollymore Country Park. All this and more awaits with a stay at Carol Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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.

Please note: From March 2023 the property will have 3 bedrooms and sleep 6.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas