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Holywood Hill Country Cottages

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Holywood Hill (Summer 2016)
Covid-19 Regulations approved - Good to welcome visitors July2020
Original watercolour painting a present to us from one of our guests - view from Ballycultra Cottage
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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Holywood Hill Country Cottages are new holiday cottages in the heart of the North Down tranquil countryside, yet only ten minutes drive from Belfast, Titanic Quarter, City Airport, Bangor, Newtownards, Dundonald and Holywood, a great location to explore Northern Ireland. The cottages, set in 8 acres of private grounds with an extensive area for secure parking, have recently achieved a 4* rating from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and have everything you need for individuals, couples or families to enjoy a wonderful holiday. There are two cottages available, so if it appears that there is a booking on the dates you are interested in, please send me an enquiry message and I will check if the other cottage is available for your stay. Please email me directly or send a message to ...Holywood Hill Country Cottages are new holiday cottages in the heart of the North Down tranquil countryside, yet only ten minutes drive from Belfast, Titanic Quarter, City Airport, Bangor, Newtownards, Dundonald and Holywood, a great location to explore Northern Ireland. The cottages, set in 8 acres of private grounds with an extensive area for secure parking, have recently achieved a 4* rating from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and have everything you need for individuals, couples or families to enjoy a wonderful holiday. There are two cottages available, so if it appears that there is a booking on the dates you are interested in, please send me an enquiry message and I will check if the other cottage is available for your stay. Please email me directly or send a message to check if there are any discounts available for the dates of your stay. Ballydavey cottage, on the ground floor has two large bedrooms and sleeps 4. Ballycultra Cottage, on the first floor, also has two large bedrooms and sleeps 3 - this cottage has the attraction of a beautiful balcony to relax and enjoy the uninterrupted views over Belfast Lough. Both cottages are fitted out to a very high standard with electric central heating and solar panels, and come complete with free WIFI, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, cooker with glass hob, large television, DVD player, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack. There is also a fully equipped laundry room with washing machine, tumble dryer and ironing facilities. A large outdoor grass area, BBQ facilities and Ballymenach forest walks across the road will ensure you experience the relaxation of countryside living. We warmly welcome families, walkers, cyclists and golfers, as the beautiful Ulster Way and many golf courses, including the famous Rory McIlroy's local club, are only a few minutes drive away. Visitors are always impressed with the variety of unique shops, restaurants, wine bars and cafes' in Holywood as it is an excellent location for exploring Belfast, North Down and beyond.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Wendy H
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:February 2014
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

We had a fantastic stay at Holywood Hills. The cottage had everything we needed and we really appreciated all the little extras (lovely welcome basket when we arrived, childrens bed linen on the childrens beds, bedguards for the children). We were fortunate to stay during...More

Date of stay: June 2016
Thank rnickels
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Thank you so much for such a lovely review. It's great when the kids are happy with their bedroom too. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Wendy

Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Holywood hills is certainly a little bit of Heaven. Wendy and David are terrific people. The are really welcoming and really like a laugh. It's the second time we have stayed there and hopefully the only place we will stay when we visit Belfast again.

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank Morgan343
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Yes, we had lots of laughs during your recent stay! It's lovely when our returning guests become our friends...... Till next time! David and Wendy

Reviewed 11 April 2016

Stayed for two nights, wish it was 2 weeks. Great location handy for Bangor, Holywood, Belfast. Owners are delightfully helpful and friendly, set up on a hill with good views and wildlife. Well designed and fitted out, nil complaints or critical feedback. Very well thought...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Happytraveller4943
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Thanks a bunch for your helpful review. Delighted you were pleased with everything. We will definitely continue to look after our cottages to keep our guests happy. David and Wendy

Reviewed 9 April 2016

What an incredible location- the views were stunning and were complimented beautifully by the excellent accommodation and care from the owners. We would definitely recommend this and will use it again when we visit Belfast.

Date of stay: April 2016
Thank Joanne A
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Thanks for your great comments and for recommending our cottages. Wendy

Reviewed 24 March 2016

Perfectly situated with stunning views over Belfast Loch. Isolated and secluded but within easy reach of all destinations. Beautifully appointed cottages with everything you could every need to enjoy your stay, and more that you have never even thought of. The owners are charming, welcoming...More

Date of stay: March 2016
Thank Robert B
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

What a lovely, thoughtful review.... it was great to see you all so happy and enjoying your break away. Glad 'Mum' enjoyed the peace and quiet....and the fresh eggs!!! Thank you so much for staying with us at Holywood Hill. David and Wendy

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Reviewed 26 February 2016

We had been searching for somewhere to stay in Belfast while visiting for a family wedding with two young children and we were thrilled when we came across Holywood Hill Cottages. It proved to be a great find and it was not only a great...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank MrsJLTurner
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Awh what a lovely review! Having travelled with young children myself it makes life much easier when there are a few extras to keep the kids entertained, happy and make them feel at home. Thanks for taking the time to let our guests know a...More

Reviewed 16 February 2016

We stayed at Holywood Cottages as a party of 7 who were attending a wedding at the Culloden estate down the road. The whole experience of staying at Holywood Cottages was excellent; Wendy gave us advice and information before we even stayed and was extremely...More

Date of stay: February 2016
Thank Rosieandrewandjasper
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Hi Rosie. Thanks for such a lovely review of our cottages. It was great that your group of friends and family could all stay together for the Wedding. Really lovely to meet you all and we're looking forward to meeting your wee ones on your...More

Reviewed 19 January 2016

Tranquil elevated location with superb views over the lough, the Antrim Plateau and over to Scotland. But with back door access to all of North Down. The accommodation was spacious and very well finished. The owners, Dave and Wendy have thought of everything needed for...More

Date of stay: January 2016
Thank Bill L
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2016

Hi Bill. Thanks a million for a lovely review of our cottage with some great information on the surrounding area for our visitors. David enjoyed catching-up and hearing all about Australia and maybe we'll make it over there some day! Take care. David and Wendy

Reviewed 7 September 2015

I absolutely love the place! Wendy (one of the owners) is the best and nothing has ever been too much for her and David both times we stayed there. The first time we stayed there the place was new and the bought brand new guard...More

Date of stay: March 2015
Thank HMKing84
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2015

Thanks for a lovely review, and Crawfordsburn Beach, Belfast and Holywood are all great places to visit, and so close to our cottages. We've lovely memories of you both sitting on the balcony in the evening, enjoying the peace and quiet, watching the sunset over...More

Reviewed 14 August 2015

Believe everything you have read in the previous reviews. Everything about our stay in Holywood was perfect. The cottages are fitted out superbly with everything you could possibly need. Thank you so much Wendy and your family for making it a special break. You really...More

Date of stay: August 2015
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Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2015

'Perfection'. - that's so kind. We have tried to ensure our guests have everything they need to enjoy a relaxing Holiday. It was lovely to catch you enjoying an 'alfresco' lunch on the balcony taking in the views. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Holywood...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Balcony
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dishwasher
Dryer
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Corporate Bookings
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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About the neighbourhood
Northern Ireland is a country of beauty and variety; and no part of it combines so much of each in so neat and compact an area as the heart of Down. The world knows that the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea - at Newcastle. The sea itself invades the land, forming the great bird sanctuary and yachting paradise of Strangford Lough. St Patrick sailed into the lough in A.D. 432 and eventually died - at Downpatrick. The Ards Peninsula with it's rolling drumlins and protected coves forms a shelter for the waters of Strangford Lough. Patrick Bronte, whose three daughters became great novelists, inspired them by tales of his youth in the Bann Valley. The quiet river valley from Banbridge to Rathfriland is nowadays called The Bronte Country. Here is a concentration of delights for w...
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