Slievemoyle Cottages, Strangford, Co Down, Northern Ireland

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  • Weekly price
    from £ 470
  • 2 night weekend
    from £ 340
  • 3 night weekend
    from £ 380
  • Midweek per night
    from £ 170

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Groups of Cottages
Characterful dog friendly cottages sleeping 20 for family holidays and outdoor activity breaks, near Downpatrick

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Slievemoyle Cottages, Strangford, Co Down, Northern Ireland, sleeps 2-20 in 9 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 20 people in 4 cottages, plus 2 in a vintage caravan
Blackthorn Cottage sleeps 8
Mill Cottage sleeps 4
Stable Cottage sleeps 4
Rose Cottage sleeps 4
Betsy sleeps 2

Slievemoyle Cottages offer comfortable and unique self-catering accommodation for family groups, sleeping up to 23 in 9 bedrooms.

Each cottage has been tastefully restored from a 18th century stone building - and has its own unique character. Each has been consistently graded with 4 stars by TourismNI and has 2 or 3 bedrooms, an open plan sitting/dining room and well-equipped kitchen. A larger sitting/dining room in Blackthorn Cottage, allows groups to eat and socialise together, while patio areas for al fresco dining are outside each cottage. A nearby 1930's vintage caravan (Betsy) and summer house can also be rented (sleeps 2).

During your stay you can join in a variety of outdoor pursuits, explore our rich cultural heritage, feast on fresh local produce, enjoy the beauty of our County Down landscape or just relax and unwind, using Slievemoyle Cottages as your base. Views from our hill stretch out across our unique drumlin landscape to the Irish Sea coast and beyond to the Isle of Man.

Situated near Castle Ward National Trust property (home of HBO Game of Thrones Winterfell) Slievemoyle is the ideal starting point to begin your exploration of this beautiful area - or to travel further afield to vibrant Belfast or the majestic North Coast.

Pretty Strangford village has great pubs and restaurants and a short but scenic ferry trip to Portaferry will allow you to explore the Ards Peninsula with its wonderful Exploris Aquarium, pretty coastal villages and NT Mountstewart estate. The Strangford Lough coastline near Slievemoyle has been designated as an ASSI and an AONB - and wildlife abounds. Almost 50 species of birds have been identified on our own land.

Whether here for a short break, or on holiday for a week or more, there is no better place to relax and unwind than at Slievemoyle. Our guests' reviews often mention the sense of peace felt while visiting our cottages.


Each cottage has a fully equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, fridge, microwave and washer/drier. Blackthorn Cottage also has a dishwasher.
All cottages have dining space for their occupants; however, Blackthorn has extra space and can be used when families wish to eat together.
The cottages have comfortable seating and either an open fire (Rose) or wood burning stoves. Fires are set to light and a basket of logs supplied.
Each cottage has a flat screen TV with Freesat channels and DVD player. DVDs may be borrowed from our library during your stay.
Free WiFi is available on site and can be accessed inside all 4 cottages. Mobile reception is excellent with most networks. Vodaphone can be patchy.
We have extensive grounds and 56 acres of land, so there's plenty of space for outdoor games and activities like kite flying and walking/exploring.
All cottages have either an open fire or a wood burning stove. This is in addition to oil fired central heating which keeps each cottage very cosy.
There are a variety of bed sizes - super-king, double and single. Some are zip/link giving us the flexibility to adjust beds to meet specific needs.
Bedlinen, bath towels, hand towels and tea towels are provided. For guests staying for more than 7 nights, linen and towels are changed weekly.
Blackthorn and Rose both have one en suite shower room in addition to a bathroom. Mill and Stable have one bathroom with a shower over the bath.
Blackthorn is wheelchair accessible with a wet room, wide doorways and level entry. The wet room has grab rails and a shower stool is available.
Cots, booster-type high chairs and socket covers - available at no extra charge. Blackthorn has a stair-gate at the bottom of the stairs.
Patios & outdoor furniture. Outdoor games gear. Walking tracks on the farm. Cycle and kayak hire, archery, pony-trekking etc - all available locally.
No swimming pool on site but there are excellent beaches nearby and a new leisure centre with swimming pool in Downpatrick, only 6 miles away.
Parking is available adjacent to each of the cottages, which are 500m from the public road.
Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings but is allowed in open areas outside.
One small breed dog per cottage - only by request in advance, please. Some rules apply. Sorry, no cats or other pets.


Take the A25 from Downpatrick towards Strangford. After 6 miles look out for the brown Slievemoyle Cottages sign on your right. Turn right and proceed to the end of the driveway.
Downpatrick - approximately 6 miles.
Strangford - approximately 2.5 miles. Two to choose from.
Strangford - approximately 2.5 miles. Three pubs and three restaurants.

Booking Information

Cottages can be booked individually or together. A deposit of £100 will secure a booking with the balance being due 4 weeks before arrival.

Self Catering
Outside Caterers
Other Meals
Full Board Only
Games Room
Hot Tub
Swimming Pool
Tennis Court
Open Fire
Disabled Access

Getting here

County Down
United Kingdom
Lisburn or Belfast - both approximately 30 miles.
Downpatrick - Strangford service passes our property. Stop at the end of the drive.
Belfast City Airport - approximately 30 miles. Belfast International Airport - approximately 40 miles.

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Slievemoyle Cottages, Strangford, Co Down, Northern Ireland

Greer and Maureen Lowe

Joined us: 2017
+44 (0)284 488 1690
+44 (0)7801 015 384
County Down
United Kingdom