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Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage

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3 bedrooms
3 bathrooms
7 guests
2 nights minimum
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Happy Vale, located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, has two luxury cottages Bearnagh and Meelbeg separated by a courtyard. A walking equipment/bike store/heated drying room is provided. The cottages have been designed to suit families, walking groups, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts who want a warm cosy base with mountain walking from the door. Situated on a hill farm close to Happy Valley in the Mourne Mountains. Happy Vale with a mountain stream running past is a smaller version of Happy Valley. Bearnagh Cottage has a stunning spacious live in kitchen/sun room with granite fireplace and wood burning stove. Outside, a massive picnic table is perfect for groups eating outdoors while enjoying the sound of the stream babbling past. A car port is provided. Three bedroo...Happy Vale, located in the heart of the Mourne Mountains, has two luxury cottages Bearnagh and Meelbeg separated by a courtyard. A walking equipment/bike store/heated drying room is provided. The cottages have been designed to suit families, walking groups, mountain bikers and other outdoor enthusiasts who want a warm cosy base with mountain walking from the door. Situated on a hill farm close to Happy Valley in the Mourne Mountains. Happy Vale with a mountain stream running past is a smaller version of Happy Valley. Bearnagh Cottage has a stunning spacious live in kitchen/sun room with granite fireplace and wood burning stove. Outside, a massive picnic table is perfect for groups eating outdoors while enjoying the sound of the stream babbling past. A car port is provided. Three bedrooms sleeping up to seven guests: • Bedroom one – sleeps two, king size bed with en suite bathroom, TV. • Bedroom two – sleeps three, double bed and a single bed, TV. • Bedroom three – sleeps two, bunk beds. Luxury bathroom with separate shower and bath. Happy Vale is a showcase for environmentally friendly systems: ground source heat pump linked to under floor heating, wood burning stove, solar hot water, solar PV electricity, grey water system from our mountain spring for flushing toilets, external sockets for charging electric vehicles. All these features allow you to enjoy four star luxury while minimising your impact on the environment. Guests can enjoy the sound of the stream running past or can relax on one of the 4 leather sofas about the log burning stove. With under floor heating throughout (even in the bike store/drying room) guests can look forward to a warm cosy base at any time of year. Situated just a few miles from Tollymore and Castlewellan forest parks this provides an ideal holiday base. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Ball games are not allowed beside the cottages but guests are welcome to use the field above the cottages provided children are suitably supervised. No guests between 10.30pm and 9am without specific permission. The Landlord has the right to immediate evict any guests who wilfully persist in breaking the rental rules/regulations
Bathrooms
1 Full bath, 1 Half bath, 1 Attached (ensuite)
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About the Owner
Gerry K
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:November 2014
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Reviewed 22 June 2021

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Date of stay: June 2021
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2021

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Reviewed 22 June 2021

Just the best place to stay if you enjoy peace and tranquility, nestled in the hills and looking out from the cosy sitting room up towards Slieve Meelmore. The cottage is a great base for exploring the Mournes from Happy Vale, Spelga and Ott and...More

Date of stay: June 2021
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2021

Great to see you at the cottages again Jon. Thanks for your kind comments and hope to see you here again. Gerry

Reviewed 16 May 2021 via mobile

Just back from a weekend staying in Happy vale house. Fantastic location for the mountains and absolutely brilliant house. There were 7 of us staying and the accommodations was just perfect. Great big open plan kitchen with plenty of seating for everyone. The house was...More

Date of stay: May 2021
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2021

Hi Alison, Thanks for your kind comments and feedback. A new frying pan was added last week - always good to hear anything that guests notice. Hope to see you here again. Gerry

Reviewed 4 April 2021

What an amazing place to stay. Gerry (the owner) was so accommodating and friendly and answered any questions or queries we had. The cottage was so clean and tidy, the rooms are very spacious and perfect for a large family or group. The cottage itself...More

Date of stay: April 2021
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2021

It was great to see your kids enjoying playing about the pond and fields. You will be very welcome to return.

Reviewed 28 September 2020 via mobile

This cottage exceeded our expectations. Clean and spacious. Well furnished and equipped. The layout of the accommodation worked very well for our party. My husband and I slept in the room with en suite at one end of the cottage and my son and his...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2020

Thanks for your kind words and feedback. I will have to get my highchair cushion replaced - damaged in the washing machine after previous guests (not their fault).Hope to see you return again. Gerry

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Reviewed 23 September 2020

Party of 3 adults, enjoyed our 4th stay in this top class accommodation. Gerry, as usual, ensured that our 7 day stay was perfect in every way. Clearly evident that all COVID rules are applied. e.g. no cutlery or crockery in drawers, all in dishwasher....More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 21 October 2020

You certainly made the most of your visit here in the days between peaks of Covid. I hope to see you here again in a world that is safe from the Covid threat. You are always great guests to have staying and I look forward...More

Reviewed 5 September 2020

This was our first stay in Bearnagh cottage, having stayed in Meelbeg for a few nights in 2015. This was a longer break so we definitely wanted Bearnagh for this having been impressed (from a distance) on our previous visit. It didn't disappoint. The cottage...More

Date of stay: September 2020
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2020

Thanks for your lovely comments. It was a pleasure to have you staying, hope to see you here again. Gerry

Reviewed 31 July 2020

I stayed at Bearnagh Cottage with my three children and elderly mother, and our stay really couldn't have been any more perfect. The owner / host - Gerry, was so very welcoming and friendly, and was able to accommodate any questions or queries we had....More

Date of stay: July 2020
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Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2020

Thankyou for your kind comments. It was a real pleasure to have you staying and you are very welcome to return. I might have the firepit area ready for your next visit.

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Reviewed 4 June 2019

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Date of stay: May 2019
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2019

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Reviewed 24 April 2019 via mobile

Date of stay: April 2019
Gerry K, VR Owner at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2019

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Books
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Highchair
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Local Guides/Maps
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage

Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage is able to accommodate up to 7 guests. See all property details.

Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage has 3 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Happy Vale - Bearnagh Cottage must last at least 2 nights. See all property details.