Downpatrick Cottages, County Down

Downpatrick is one of Ireland's most ancient and historic towns. It takes its name from a dún (fort), which once stood on the hill that dominates the town and on which the cathedral stands. Ptolemy about the year AD 130 includes it as Dunum in his list of towns of Ireland. The old name of the town was Rath Celtair. It was superseded by the name Dun-leth-glas which in turn gave way in the 13th century to the present name of Dún Phádraig (anglisied as Downpatrick) - from the town's connection with the patron saint of Ireland.

 

Saint Patrick was reputedly buried here in 461 on Cathedral Hill, within the grounds of Down Cathedral. His grave is still a place of pilgrimage on St Patricks Day (17 March). The Saint Patrick Visitor Centre in Downpatrick is purpose-built to tell the story of St Patrick.

Hemp Cottage

Prices: £375 - 475

 

Architect designed eco house built from innovative locally sourced timber frame and natural insulation materials, this cottage has featured in several magazines.

 

Provides a healthy and relaxing get away from the stress or urban life. The river can be heard from the house and the setting is peaceful.

 

Discount offered to anyone arriving on foot or by bicycle. Will arrange pick ups from Crossgar bus service.

 

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Sally Gardens Cottage

Prices from £55 per night

 

19th century traditional converted stone cottage with garden panoramic views of the Mourne Mountains and County Down drumlin countryside.

 

Cottage is situated in a quiet rural setting and is convenient to all local amenities.

 

Perfect location for touring St Patrick’s country, Strangford Lough & Newcastle. Also Tyrella beach, St Patrick’s Visitor Centre, Downpatrick race course and numerous golf courses (including Royal County Down) are all close by.

 

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Sunnyside Cottage

Prices on request

 

Set in the heart of County Down a short ten minute drive from Crossgar, Ballynahinch or Downpatrick.

 

The Cottage provides the holiday seeker with accommodation that is modern, comfortable and relaxing.

 

Perfect home from home, all bedrooms ensuite, games room with pool/snooker table.

 

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Brookvale Cottage

Prices:  £375 - 450

 

Brookvale Cottage is a beautiful converted barn with natural slate flooring and exposed oak beams providing a luxurious feel.

 

Brookvale Cottage provides the perfect base to explore some of the best tourist attractions Northern Ireland has to offer.

 

Views from the cottage are of a rural idyll where visitors can enjoy the beauty of Down's rolling Drumlins and an ancient hill fort with the sound of a nearby stream.

 

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