Ivy Cottage NI
Services & facilities
- Breakfast included
- Free Wi-Fi
- Internet access
- Laundry facilities
Ivy Cottage NI is located 10 minutes from the M1 motorway and is an excellent base for both the business-person and tourist visiting County Down. This is one of the very top 'Bed and Breakfasts' in Northern Ireland and advance booking is highly recommended.
The accommodation has been uncompromisingly updated to include a family room, two doubles and a single.
We look forward to making your stay with us a truly special one. Please do not hesitate to ask for any special requirements or assistance. Our 3 guest rooms have been furnished to a very high standards using only the best furniture. Our beds are of the highest standard to offer maximum comfort and sleeping pleasure. Our bedrooms consist of 2 double rooms and one single room. Our doubles can be extended into family rooms should there be three guests in your party.
From the business traveller unwinding after a long days work to a family stopping off on holiday, the bedrooms have been individually designed to meet the needs of every guest.
County Down should be given the label of the most inspirational county in Ireland. Not only is it known as the birthplace of the Brontë family, but its varied landscapes - low moody hills, craggy, wild mountains and turbulent riverscapes, provide the most alluring and intoxicating mix for photographers, writers, artists and dreamers alike. It's also a pretty good place to just relax, take in some great sights and sample Celtic charm at its very best.
The countryside between Banbridge and Rathfriland was home to the father and close relatives of the famous Brontë novelists, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, so the ruins of the cottage at Emdale, where Patrick Brontë was born are a must for literary fans, as is the hilltop parish church and school at Drumballyroney, where he taught.
The granite Mourne Mountains to the South are renowned for their extreme beauty, so keen mountaineers will definitely want to give Slieve Donard a go - at 848 metres it's the highest peak in the Mournes and the highest in Northern Ireland. Second to that is Slieve Croob, at 532 metres, the source of the River Lagan. If your sights are set slightly lower to the ground, you can lose time exploring all the quaint fishing villages at the foot of these impressive peaks - Annalong, Ballymartin, Kilkeel (the main fishing port of County Down), are amongst those worth visiting.
Lecale Peninsula is the little-visited region between Downpatrick and the sea coast. Here you'll find fishing port of Ardglass which is home to seven small castles. If castles are your interest, then you must also take a trip to Strangford, a lovely village where the car ferry crosses the narrow sea channel - there are no fewer than five small castles within a few miles of the village; Strangford, Old Castle Ward, Audley's, Walshestown and Kilclief - all well preserved and great to walk around. Strangford Lough is better known as the Piccadilly Circus for birds (with the odd guest appearance by basking sharks as well!) so 'twitchers' get your binoculars at the ready. On the shores of Strangford Lough in Portaferry, you'll find Northern Ireland Aquarium which kids will love. Also near Downpatrick you'll find Inch Abbey, a Norman foundation beautifully situated on the edge of the Quoile River.
Ivy Cottage NI is a member of The Federation of Small Businesses