'Rose Cottage' is located on the edge of the historic village of Greyabbey on the eastern shores of Strangford Lough on the Ards Peninsula. A popular village famous for its Cistercian Abbey which dates back to 1193 and is set in a beautiful parkland
'Rose Cottage' is a pretty, traditional Irish cottage which dates back to 1860. It is located on a listed street on the edge of the small historic village of Greyabbey with its Cistercian abbey dating back to 1160. The abbey is set in beautiful parkland and is just across the way from the cottage, the perfect spot for walks and picnics. Greyabbey has a number of historic buildings and a selection of antique and vintage shops, restaurants and coffee shops.
The cottage has been recently renovated. It is furnished with a mixture of vintage and contemporary pieces yet maintains its rustic charm with many original features and with all modern home comforts. It is deceptively spacious with a large living room, master bedroom with ensuite bathroom, large kitchen with dining area and a sunny courtyard perfect for alfresco dining. Please note that as the bathroom is ensuite the cottage is best suited to a couple or a family travelling with children. The bathroom can only be accessed through the bedroom.
Rose Cottage has been featured in "25 Beautiful Homes" and "Ireland Homes & Interiors" Magazines.
The cottage is within easy walking distance of the abbey, local park, boutique shops and restaurants and just a short drive to the beautiful beach and harbour of Ballywalter. Major supermarkets and amenities at Newtownards are just 10 minutes drive away. All major attractions of Strangford Lough are on your doorstep including the pretty towns of Portaferry and Strangford, the historic town of Downpatrick and stunning National Trust properties at Mount Stewart and Castleward. All the major attractions of Northern Ireland are accessible including Belfast just 30 minutes away, the Mourne Mountains 50 minutes drive and the North Coast with the Giants Causeway 1.5 hours drive. It is a superb location for a family holiday as you have a wealth of options to chose from - a fabulous long sandy beach, play parks, aquarium, petting farms, play cafes, adventure playgrounds, canoeing, windsurfing and quad biking to name but a few! The cottage is equally suited to a romantic getaway or family holiday. Please note that the bathroom can only be accessed through the bedroom. Cottage Greyabbey has many historic buildings and is popular for its antique, vintage, coffee shops and restaurants.
Strangford Lough, a beautiful marine nature reserve, is a designated area of 'outstanding natural beauty' perfect for taking to the water or enjoying scenic walks. There are opportunities for horse riding, birdwatching, walking and sailing all within a few miles of the village.
There are a number of very special National Trust properties nearby including Mount Stewart and Castleward. These historic properties with their stunning gardens are well worth a visit and throughout the year stage special events including jazz concerts and vintage fairs.
Less than 5 minutes drive is the village of Ballywalter which has a stunning beach to enjoy. You can also drive along Belfast Lough to the picturesque town of Donaghadee with its lovely harbour, lighthouse, coffee shops and seafood restaurants.
In less than 30 minutes drive you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Belfast with its recently opened 'Titanic Centre', Cathedral Quarter, array of historic buildings and a multitude of shops and restaurants in Victoria Square.
The famous Mourne mountains and the seaside town of Newcastle are 45 minutes drive. Northern Ireland's only aquarium 'Exploris' is in Portaferry which is a 20 minute drive away. From here you can take the ferry across the lough by car or as foot passengers and spend some time at the beautiful village of Strangford with its numerous restaurants, bars and craft shops.
Castle Espie a bird sanctuary run by the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust is within easy reach for a days outing. The Ulster Flying club at Newtownards Airport (7 miles) offers pleasure flights down the lough.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests have complete access to the cottage and courtyard. It is private and secure
Please note that as the bathroom is ensuite the cottage is best suited to a couple or a family travelling with children. The bathroom can only be accessed through the bedroom.
The cottage has original sash windows which are beautiful and add character but they are single glazed so you can expect some road noise.
We provide a comprehensive information pack with directions, access instructions and recommendations for your stay. I can be contacted at any time by phone or email prior or during your stay. Always happy to help!
Hello! My husband and I have several holiday properties in Ireland and France. My husband Ken is an artist and aside from managing our properties I also work freelance and I'm actively involved with my local community association. We have 2 fabulous children aged 8 and 10 years and a very fluffy dog called "Buddy"! We take pride in offering a 'home from home' experience for our guests by ensuring our homes are comfortable, stylish and well equipped. We have a great track record of happy customers at all of our properties and it gives us a lot of pleasure when our guests enjoy their stay - even better when so many return year after year! We love to travel ourselves and have had great experiences with Airbnb.