spacious bathroom with bath and overhead shower located beside bedroom
large open fireplace
tv (cd/stereo/dvd available on request)
living room features 2 sofas and dining table
well equipped kitchen to rear of cottage featuring a Belfast sink
electric cooker, 4 hot plates and oven
fridge and microwave
washing machine (use of tumble dryer on request)
iron and ironing board
car park to rear of property
property looks down towards river valley
Carthouse is situated beside large shared garden and has easy access to river walks and picnic areas along Kilkeel River
travel cot and high chair available on request
pets welcome by prior arrangement
property listed here since May 2008
The Carthouse is one of seven restored cottages in the clachan of Hanna’s Close. This site was settled in the mid 1600’s by several families of Hannas who originated from the Galloway district of South West Scotland. The houses, which had fallen into serious disrepair, were renovated to 3 star NITB standard in the late 1990’s, with care to retain many of the key features of the original cottages, such as sash windows, half doors and open fires.
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). Hanna’s Close sits high on the banks of the Kilkeel River which flows from the Silent Valley to the Irish Sea. The area below has been sensitively developed for walking, fishing and picnicking and features bridges and stepping stones through which the river gently flows. Visitors in spring will find the river banks a mass of native wildflowers, such as primrose and bluebells. The wooded river valley also has an extensive range of birdlife including herons, goldfinch and yellow hammer.
Its secluded location and quiet atmosphere makes Hanna’s Close the ideal destination for a romantic getaway, with access to a wide range of walks, activities and restaurants making it the perfect place to gain some well earned rest and relaxation.
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.
One and a half miles from Hanna’s Close, at the mouth of the 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.
£415: July, August, Christmas & New Year
£360: April – June, September & October
£304: Rest of Year
£159 – £225: 2/3 day breaks
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25% deposit secures booking with balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival
check in 4pm, check out 11am
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