views from living room over Mourne countryside, dining table
attractive well equipped kitchen featuring a Belfast sink
views across the surrounding Mourne countryside
electric cooker, four hobs and oven
fridge and microwave
washing machine (use of tumble dryer on request)
iron and ironing board, washing line
travel cot and high chair available on request
sorry, no pets allowed, ample parking for 2 cars
property listed here since May 2008
Sam’s cottage sits on the “far hill” with views from Bignian to the sea and the Carlingford mountains beyond. For all of living memory it had been used as a cattle shed until it was restored in the late 1990s to provide NITB 3 star self-catering accommodation as part of the Mountains of Mourne Country Cottages project.
The cottage has been restored with care to maintain the character and key historical features such as sash windows, half doors and an open fireplace. The cottage is situated near the foot of the Mourne mountains, down a series of country lanes, with views over the Mournes and surrounding countryside. Sam’s cottage is a short distance from the other cottages at Hanna’s Close.
The area which stretches between the Mourne Mountains and the Irish Sea is known as the Kingdom of Mourne and has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
It’s safe, quiet environment makes Sam’s a great place for children to explore and a great base for family holidays. It is ideally situated to enable you to take advantage of the wide range of activities offered in the local area. These include horse riding, walking, cycling, and a wide range of outdoor activities that can be accessed through three local outdoor centres. A number of beautiful clean, safe beaches are located nearby and there are also many family friendly restaurants and cafes in the area.
Licensed anglers can take some time out to enjoy fishing opportunities in the Kilkeel River at Hanna’s Close. Our quiet, winding roads make ideal cycle routes and provide a great way to view the beautiful Mourne countryside. The local area is also great for walking, whether it be in the beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains, through magical local forests and meandering country roads or along the many stretches of seashore that adorn our stunning coastline.
Two miles from Sam’s cottage, at the mouth of the Kilkeel river lies the fishing port of Kilkeel, the main shopping and business centre of Mourne. The town of Newcastle is approximately a 30 minutes journey by car, as is the city of Newry.
£550: July, August, Christmas & New Year
£489: April – June, September & October
£425: Rest of Year
£225 – £375: 2/3 day breaks
No offers currently available
25% deposit secures booking with balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival
check in 4pm, check out 11am
full terms and conditions of booking available on request