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The Potter's Cottage

Downpatrick, County Down

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This quaint, single-storey stone cottage is in the working farmyard near the Lough shore. There is no private garden but there is immediate access to the estate and the shore.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, sitting/dining room wood-burning stove, two bedrooms (1 double and 1 twin bedroom, both with en suite bathroom), bathroom with shower over bath and separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: gas central heating included.

Accessibility: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Please note: there is a working sheep pen behind the cottage. It is used for a maximum of 8 days a year for 2 hours a day. Also for 1 night a year the sheep will be kept in the pen. We do not know which days in the year this will be but if you are concerned we can contact the property for further information.

Cottage details
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Saturday
Min stay
2
Dogs allowed
Yes, 2
Cottage ref
019001
Acorn rating What's this?
4
Special offers
  • 15% Discount - Offer from 18/04/2014 to 04/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount
Features
  • Dogs welcome
  • Open fire / stove
  • Pub nearby
  • Coast nearby
  • Romantic
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Remote location
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
Accessibility
  • Accessible for ambulant disabled people
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0844 335 1287

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Northern Ireland
Visitors on the rope bridge between the mainland cliffs and the island at Carrick-a-Rede, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland. © Rod Edwards

Northern Ireland offers some of the finest scenery in the British Isles. From the magnificent Causeway coast to the wooded Glens of Antrim, from the sheltered waters of Lough Erne to the romantic Mountains of Mourne, the region boasts mile after mile of verdant, unspoilt countryside, quiet roads and long sandy beaches. The National Trust in Northern Ireland protects 120 miles of coastline and 40 square miles of open country side from sections of the North Coast Path to Murlough National Nature Reserve, home to an array of attractive plants and birds. A selection of holiday cottages are available in the counties of Antrim, Down and Fermanagh. Stay at Crom Demesne and wander through this amazing array of open space and wildlife. Relax at the tranquil and beautiful Rose Cottage at Florence Court in Fermanagh or take in the stunning views of of the Mountains of Mourne from a holiday cottage on the shores of Dundrum Inner Bay. Close by you can visit a number of superb National Trust properties including the fascinating house and gardens of Mount Stewart and Castle Ward. Visit the wonderful Castle Coole in Enniskillen or enjoy the spectacular scenery from the Giant's Causeway, Northern Ireland's only World Heritage Site.

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place to visit
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Attractions
  • Seal spotting beside Strangford Lough
  • Strangford Lough Canoe Trail
  • Historic Downpatrick
  • Belfast city
  • Audley's Castle
  • Portaferry
  • Exploris Centre
Activities
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Nature Trails
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Castle Ward
Castle Ward Interesting 18th-century mansion, famed for its mixture of architectural styles
Rowallane Garden
Rowallane Garden A true plantsman's garden in an informal style -- with trees, shrubs and plants from around the world
Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds
Mount Stewart House, Garden and Temple of the Winds Neo-classical house and celebrated gardens
The Crown Bar
The Crown Bar The most famous pub in Belfast
Patterson's Spade Mill
Patterson's Spade Mill The last working water-driven spade mill in daily use in the British Isles

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Donna Hill
    • February 2014
    • County Antrim
    My special place

    Potters Cottage is a wonderful relaxing location, it is my special place that I treat myself to when ever I can, I always tend to book during the less busy times when the peace, tranquillity and beauty of Castle Ward and Strangford Lough can be fully appreciated. Have always found staff very friendly,helpfull and informative during every visit.

  • Rachel Fry
    • August 2013
    • England
    Wonderful backdrop for wedding

    Potters cottage was very close to our wedding marquee site down by the lough shore, it was an ideal location to stay and gave a wonderful backdrop for some of the wedding photographs. Lovely cottage, in a lovely location.

  • Janet Bailie
    • July 2013
    • Northern Ireland
    Castleward is just wonderful

    Keep up the good work, and congratulate yourselves on work well done so far. We have been going to Castleward every year for over 20 years to visit and find it improves year on year. The bicycle trail and the marked walking trails are particularly welcome. It would be worth thinking about a little tree pollarding here and there to maximize the views of Strangford lough. I particularly liked the wooden viewing platform at the highest point of the site, which isn't marked at all on the brochure, but is new in the last couple of years. You could do a straight path up to this from the horse car park for those less able to hike the whole site. Weather depending this could offer a view of the Mournes. The brochure for the trails could be improved. I would like a plain paper line version printed in map format with contour lines, like a mini os map, done in a format that the local site could print up themselves. Location fabulous, Castleward is just wonderful, being in the centre of the farmyard was fun, the cottage was lovely, very homely, and the kitchen really well equipped for a holiday let.

  • Anonymous
    Very pleasant holiday

    Very pleasant holiday. We were more than pleased with everything and had a lovely time, lot's to see and do, great weather.

  • Anonymous
    Beautiful place.

    Excellent all round. Staff extremely helpful - beautiful place.

  • Helen Mead
    Would like to visit again.

    May we thank you for your kind attention throughout our stay - we have thoroughly enjoyed the Potter's Cottage and would like to visit again.

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  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Special offers

  • 15% Discount - Offer from 18/04/2014 to 04/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount

Supplements
(not included in the price table above)

  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0844 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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