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The Loft Cottage Banbridge Co Down Ireland
Cottage in Down, Ireland
Size - 2000 square feet. Sleeps - Six. Number Of Bedrooms - Three Ensuite Bedrooms. 1 Upstairs. 2 Downstairs.
No Of Beds - Three Super King Size Beds which can be converted to six single beds
Remote Control Television
Direct Dial Telephone
Phone Points - Three
Oil Fired Central Heating
Spacious living and fully fitted kitchen/dining.
Local Area DetailsThis is perhaps the most beautiful course in Ireland. Catch it on the day at the right time and you may even think you are on the moon.
The Royal County Down is a links course with a sea of small crater-like bunkers and small dunes. Actually for better players every day is the right one. Harry Vardon labelled it one of the toughest courses on the Emerald Isle: if you can not hit your driver long and straight, you might find it the hardest course in the world. It's a true masterpiece. Visitors are welcome, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. If you require a caddy please give advance notice.
The tall tower of the Slieve Donard Hotel presides over the sand dunes of the Royal County Down Golf Course and is second in its majesty only to the Mourne Mountains that sweep down to the opposite end of Newcastle Bay.
Down is remarkable for its many low, beautifully cultivated hills. However, in south County Down, the rugged Mountains of Mourne, formed from stark granite, offer a striking contrast to this arable land. Here, Slieve Donard rises to a height of 848 metres. Slieve Croob tops another group of hills in the centre of County Down.
To the east, the Ards Peninsula forms a barrier between the sea and an almost land-locked Strangford Lough. With a history spanning 7000 years, County Down has many important archaeological sites and ancient monuments, together with attractions for the sportsman, the climber and the walker.
Belfast, Newcastle and the County Down Coast
Belfast, Northern Ireland's principal city, straddles the border between County Down and County Antrim. Belfast has become a boomtown lately, with trendy cafes, bars and restaurants springing up everywhere. Popular attractions include Queen's University, the Botanic Gardens, the Ulster Museum and the City Hall. The new Odyssey Stadium hosts everything from Ice Hockey to pop concerts. Whether you stay in Belfast or not, a walking tour of the city is a great addition to any itinerary.
Newcastle, Bangor, Donaghadee, and Warrenpoint are some of the fine resorts that line the Down coast; they are linked by good roads that closely follow the picturesque winding shoreline. Why not explore this beautiful corner of Ireland with one of our rail tours?
The town of Banbridge, 13 miles from Belfast in the North West of County Down, has a unique feature. The town lies within the townland of Ballyvally, which means the "townland of the road", and the road is precisely the unusual feature mentioned. The hill to the south of the River Bann presented a problem to the horsedrawn Royal Mail coaches of old. Their threat to bypass the town, which would have led to a crippling loss of trade, initiated the town's decision to divide the main street into three sections. In 1834, the centre of the wide street was converted into an underpass which lowered the hill and the resulting gap was bridged. This bridge was named the Downshire Bridge, known locally as The Jinglers Bridge, while the underpass is known as 'The Cut'. This move avoided any possible weakening and today the town is thriving with a lively selection of attractions.
Situated at the gateway to the Mourne Mountains, it is an ideal town from which the mountains can be explored. Pleasingly, walking routes have been added but they have not interfered with any of the mountain's inherent calm. The angling favourites Corbet Lough, Loughbrickland Lake and the entire Upper River Bann are near to the town and an angling guide is available from the town tourist office.
Additional InformationThis property caters for disabled people
|Location:||Newtownards, Down, Ireland|
|This Property Sleeps:||6|
|Minimum Price Per Week:||£275 (Currency Converter)|
|Maximum Price Per Week:||£440|
|For weekend or Midweek please ask for prices. A booking is not confirmed until the deposit of 50% (or payment in full ) has been received along with a completed reservation form. Final payment 12 weeks before arrival. Price incl bedlinnen and towels axcl heating and electricity. |
Property Features * Close to a golf course
* Children are allowed
Accommodation and Facilities Summary
|Bathroom||Bathrooms 3, Toilets 3|
|Bedroom||Doubles 3, Ensuites 3|
|Dining||Seating for 6 People|
|Kitchen||Crockery & Cutlery Provided, Microwave, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Hob, Oven, Freezer, Fridge, Grill, Toaster|
|Laundry||Linen Provided, Towels Provided, Clothes Dryer, Iron, Ironing Board|
|Living Room||Seating for 6 People, Sofas 2, Armchairs 3, Fireplace|
|Local Activities||Cycling, Fishing, Golf, Horse Riding, Walking|
|Local Area||Lively Bars and Pubs, Restaurants, Distance to Local Town Centre 1km, The local town is Lively but not wild|
|Location||Distance to beach >5km, Distance to convenience store 1km, Distance to local restaraunts 1km, Distance to Airport 20-50km, In the Country|
|Outside||Patio, Parking, Garden|
|Suitability||No Pets, Family Oriented, Children Welcome, Wheelchair accessible|
|Accommodation||Accommodation Type: Self Catering, Size: Spacious, Changeover Day Sat|
|Theme||Luxury, Quiet yet close to local activity|