A traditional Irish cottage with stunning mountain and sea views.

A traditional Irish cottage with stunning mountain and sea views.




Dec 2011

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3 Bedrooms
Sleeps 7
2 Bathrooms

About our home

A traditional Irish cottage with stunning mountain and sea views. A welcoming, comfortable house with a quaint country kitchen at the heart of the home. In the kitchen, there is a large solid fuel cooker. We really enjoy cooking and our kitchen is very well equipped. The cottage has three bedrooms, one en suite and two other bedrooms. The main bathroom has a large Victorian bath tub. The cosy living room has a stove and television with DVD player and a good selection of DVDs for both adults and children. Broadband is wireless and high-speed.
The cottage sits on 700 square meters. It has its own orchard and vegetable garden which you are more than welcome to! We grow rhubarb, raspberries, lettuce (salad), potatoes, carrots, onions, garlic and various other vegetables. It has chickens with fresh free-range eggs every day, another thing you are welcome to. If you are going away, they will not be a problem as we will arrange for a neighbor to look after them.
As we have recently welcomed our young grandson, everything needed for a young family is available if necessary. (including car seats, cots and high chairs)
The cottage has its own gravel driveway, lined with natural beech hedge secured with automated gates. It is also extensively lit up at night if desired to enhance its character. The site is completely surrounded by trees and extremely private.


More about us

  1. We are Caitríona and Brian, a married couple with two daughters and a grandchild. We are both in full-time employment, Brian is a self-employed and works in the building industry. Caitríona is a public servant who works in Belfast. Our eldest daughter is studying in Queen's University, Belfast and our youngest daughter is still at school. We are warm, relaxed people who enjoy cooking, reading, and hill-walking. We also love gardening and being at home with our family. We speak English, Irish, Spanish and a little French.
    This will be our first time doing a home exchange.

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Where is it?


The cottage is located 1km from Omeath village and 5km from Carlingford, a picturesque medieval village which hosts a twelve month of the year range of festivals including the famous Oyster Festival, a monthly gourmet food event and several well-known restaurants and gastro pubs. For more information check out carlingford.ie.
Our house is situated one hour from Belfast City and one hour Dublin City. We're also an hour from both Dublin and Belfast airports.
The nearest large town is Newry, which is 6km away. It is a vibrant and busy shopping town, which people travel afar to.
This house is ideal for a relaxing holiday yet is in a central location for exploring and a wide range of activities. It is situated in a renowned hill-walking area with the Cooley Mountains, the Mountains of Mourne and a short 8km drive to the stunning Slieve Gullion and Camlough Mountains. Other activities include golf, sailing, mountain biking, hill-walking, kayaking, rock climbing, pier jumping, and a leisure centre (swimming pool, gym, Jacuzzi, sauna, and steam room).
Apart from super-market shopping, local meat produce can be purchased in local butchers in Carlingford, and fresh local seafood is available 5 minutes walk from our home.

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