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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
Cottage
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 7 August 2015

Our extended family stayed in both cottages for 5 days whilst in Belfast for a wedding. What a lovely location! Beautiful views across the sea (we could even see Scotland on clear days) and so peaceful. The cottages were both done to a high specification,...More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a lovely summary of our cottages. We have had a number of families coming for a family event and renting both cottages, it's great when everyone can stay together. Thanks again. David and Wendy

Reviewed 25 July 2015

On arrival to Ballydavey cottage we were met by Wendy who showed us around. The Welcome basket was very much appreciated after our long journey. The cottage itself was more than what we expected. It was spotlessly clean and the views are exceptional. Wendy and...More

Date of stay: July 2015
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Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2015

Thanks a million for a great review. Looking forward to seeing you all, relaxing and enjoying your holiday again next year. David and Wendy

Reviewed 22 July 2015

We rented both properties whilst visiting NI for our son's wedding. The properties are fitted and furnished to an exceptionally high standard - Wendy's partner who is a builder and did the work is obviously a perfectionist, and Wendy has got the comfort levels decor...More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank NeilMac58
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2015

Thanks for a lovely review, we're glad your family could all stay together in our two cottages for your son's wedding. Glad the eggs were tasty.... and you will be pleased to know that after your comment, we now have a large frying pan in...More

Reviewed 7 July 2015

It is remiss of me not to have written before but I live between several European cities and my admin slips from time to time. We rented the lower Ballydavey Cottage for a few days during a family celebration. From my first meeting with Wendy...More

Date of stay: June 2015
Thank Lisboeta56
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2015

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Holywood Hill and for your lovely comments, and photographs. We do love watching the planes come into Belfast, and you are quite right, even when outside the cottages we never hear any...More

Reviewed 7 June 2015

We booked and stayed here as part of a visit home to Ireland and were very impressed. The apartment was more like a little cottage, well fitted out, well finished and absolutely immaculate, I couldn't fault it and the owners were very friendly. Gorgeous area,...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Rachel C
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2015

Thanks a million for your lovely comments, we really appreciate it. David and Wendy

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Reviewed 26 May 2015

My mother booked this for us and we stayed in both cottages as part of a group visiting Holywood for a family wedding. My husband, myself and two daughters had the upstairs cottage which was fantastic. The place was absolutely spotless and so well appointed....More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Stargazing15
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

We're chuffed you were impressed with both cottages for your family visit and thank you for such a lovely review. It was great to see the girls running about, playing in the garden having fun. The kittens are all going to their 'forever homes' this...More

Reviewed 11 May 2015

It has all been said before, and they are correct, this place is perfect in every way. It is impossible to find a fault, hurry up and get it booked, soon everyone will want to stay here! Ours was a very last minute thing and...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Bregagh
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2015

Thanks for taking the time to write a review and encouraging people to book with us. We did enjoy the 'Hollywood' comment! Glad we were organised and ready to take your booking at a few hours notice. It was lovely to meet your family. David...More

Reviewed 19 March 2015

Highly impressed with the cottage we booked at Holywood Hills through Wendy. It's stylish, spotlessly clean and her attention to detail was second to none. Wendy left us a very useful welcome basket and gave us fresh eggs from her hens. Plenty of extra supplies...More

Date of stay: March 2015
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Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2015

Thank you so much for your lovely comments, and for the lovely gift you left us - very thoughtful and kind. The little blue beach spade you also left has been added to the books and toys in the laundry room for our future 'little'...More

Reviewed 10 October 2014

Exactly as described, but even better than expected. Spotlessly clean, tastefully decorated and furnished.Helpful hosts. well thought out welcome pack. The eggs from the resident hens were delicious.Within a few minutes walk of a country park and a short drive to all main amenities. We...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank irishwaterspaniel
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2014

Overwhelmed once more with this lovely review. What a compliment! Thanks so much. David and Wendy

Reviewed 21 August 2014

We are a family of 5, 3 children 4 and under and the lengths went to by Wendy & David to make sure we had everything we needed was wonderful. Providing a cot for our youngest and a bed rail for our middle child, making...More

Date of stay: August 2014
Thank Murray L
Holywood H, VR Owner at Holywood Hill Country Cottages, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2014

Whooow! I don't know what to say to such lovely comments. Glad the little ones were happy with everything too - always a bonus! Thanks for sharing the memories of your holiday and we look forward to seeing you all again. David and Wendy

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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