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
Property Type: 
Group of Cottages
Characterful cottages sleeping up to 23 for family holidays and outdoor activity breaks with friends, near Downpatrick

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends.
Slievemoyle Cottages, Strangford, Co Down, Northern Ireland, sleeps 5-23 in 9 bedrooms.

Sleeps 2 to 25 people in 4 cottages and a vintage caravan
Blackthorn Cottage sleeps 8 (+1)
Mill Cottage sleeps 5 (+1)
Stable Cottage sleeps 5 (+1)
Rose Cottage sleeps 5
Betsy sleeps 2 (+1)

Slievemoyle Cottages offer comfortable and unique self-catering accommodation for groups of family and friends, sleeping up to 23 in 9 bedrooms. A further 4 people can be accommodated using additional beds.

Each cottage has its own character and all are restored from 18th century stone buildings. Accommodation is provided in 4 luxury cottages, each with their own fully equipped kitchen. A large sitting/dining room in Blackthorn Cottage allows groups to eat together and socialise. Each cottage has a patio area for outdoor dining too. A 1930's vintage caravan (Betsy) is also available to rent.

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 the 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 - the filming location for many recent movies including HBO Game of Thrones - Slievemoyle is the ideal starting point to begin your exploration of this beautiful area. St Patrick, patron Saint of Ireland, thought so - and landed close by in 432AD. He is also buried in our local town - Downpatrick.

A short but scenic car ferry journey from Strangford to Portaferry will allow you to explore the Ards Peninsula with its wonderful Exploris Aquarium, ancient windmills, pretty coastal villages and NT Mountstewart estate. The Strangford Lough coastline near Slievemoyle has been designated as an Area of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty - and wildlife abounds. Almost 50 species of birds have been identified on our land.

Whether it's a short break you need or a week or more, there is no better place to relax and unwind than at Slievemoyle. Our guests' reviews constantly refer to 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 also has a dishwasher.
All cottages have dining space for their occupants; however, Blackthorn has extra space and can be used when groups wish to eat together.
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.
TVs with freesat connection and DVD capability are supplied, as are radio/CD players.
WiFi is available on site and can be accessed inside 3 of the 4 cottages. Mobile reception is excellent with most networks. Vodaphone can be patchy.
There is no dedicated games room but we do have extensive grounds with lots of room for outdoor games and activities like kite flying and walking.
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.
Linen and towels are provided at no extra cost. For guests staying longer than a week, linen and towels are changed each week.
Blackthorn and Rose both have en suite main bedrooms in addition to a bathroom. Mill and Stable have one bathroom with a shower over the bath.
Blackthorn is disabled friendly with a wet room, wide doorways and level access. The wet room has hand rails and a shower stool is available.
Equipment for outdoor games is available and with 56 acres to roam there are always lots of places to explore. DVDs are available from our library.
Patio and outdoor furniture. Walking tracks on the farm. Canoeing, mountain biking, archery and horse riding are 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 with additional space for 20+ cars within 100m. Cottages are 500m from the public road.
Smoking is not permitted in any of the buildings but is allowed in open areas.
Our policy is to allow one small breed dog per cottage. We do not allow 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

+44 (0)284 488 1690
+44 (0)7801 015 384
County Down
United Kingdom