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Sandend Cottage

Its all about the beach!
13 reviews
Its all about the beach!
beach at dusk
from the lane
from the front garden.
Pyramid orchids
window seat in living room
Tourism NI 4 star. Dogs only by arrangement.
Patio doors from the kitchen look towards the sea
kitchen looking towards the countryside
The Kitchen is well equipped.
living room
Living room with window seat.
The wood burning stove; there is also central heating.
January 2014
kitchen table
main bedroom
front garden looking out to sea
dawn midsummer
From the twin bedroom there are views of the sea and the garden
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3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 5
Ballywalter, County Down, Northern Ireland
Sandend Cottage is a unique seaside cottage situated on a sandbank above a quiet County Down beach; steps lead from the garden to the beach making the cottage ideal for both bucket and spade type holidays as well as more restful breaks.<BR><BR>The cottage is blessed with both sea and countryside views; it is well away from the main road along a private lane. <BR><BR>The Ards peninsula is an area of outstanding natural beauty rich in marine and ornithological life as well as several outstanding National trust properties such as Mountstewart and Castleward at Strangford. The peninsula is dotted with interesting towns and villages- such as Ballywalter, Greyabbey, Kircubbin, Portavogie, Ballyhalbert-all with their own unique characters.<BR><BR>The cottage is around 40 minutes drive from Belfast's att... Read more
About the Owner, Carol A
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 33 days ago
Listed since : Jul 2006
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 13 reviews and 1 property
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Listing #HL13729
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Langenfeld, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago for a stay in September 2017

We spend the most relaxing week in Sandend Cottage. The sea views are just stunning and the house itself was cozy and welcoming. It was equipped with everything we or our baby boy needed. Including a generous welcoming package from Carol that actually saved us a trip to the store after a long journey. The bedrooms are comfortable and the...

Management response:

Thank you for taking time to leave your lovely review; it is greatly appreciated. We're so pleased you had a good holiday and your little boy enjoyed his first experience of the seaside! We would be delighted to welcome you back to our cottage at Sandend.


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Tracey B
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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Our second visit to Sandend cottage what a beautiful place. Views are stunning and cottage very clean and comfortable. A great get away from busy life. Carol the owner was very welcoming. Had a lovely stay. Would definitely like to go back . Many thanks Tracey, Nigel and lenny.

Management response:

Thank you very much for your kind review. It was really lovely to welcome you back to the cottage again and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday. We would be delighted if you would like to return.


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Lisburn, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 21 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We have now been at the lovely sandend cottage for three years in a row we love it so much ! We are always greeted warmly by Carol who accommodates us with any information we need about the house or otherwise. The house is our home from home, it is quiet, very comfortable, extremely clean and set in an idyllic...

Management response:

Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind review. It was lovely to see you all again and we are so pleased that you continue to enjoy staying at Sandend cottage. We love it that our guests can share what we also value- like listening to the waves as you lie in bed, eating on the beach and...


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (8)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(3)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Waterfront
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
WIFI Broadband Network in Cottage. WIFI included in price. Wired network connection also available.<BR><BR>Three bedrooms - one with a double bed, one with twin beds and one with a single bed. There are sea views from all bedrooms, the living room and kitchen. <BR>Bright and airy bath/shower room. <BR>Comfortably furnished sitting room with wood burning stove and stunning sea views. <BR>
House rules
    Ask about pets
    Smoking not allowed
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Pets only by arrangement.
No smoking in the cottage.
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About the neighbourhood
The cottage is located right on the sea shore perfect for long walks, rock pooling and swimming in the summer months! <BR>You can walk along the beach to the nearest village Ballywalter approx 1.5 miles. <BR>The village has very good basic shopping, spar, butcher, bakery, post office and atm facilities. There is also a small harbour in the village like many of the nearby villages dotted along the coast, including the working fishing port of Portavogie 5 miles away. <BR>Convenient to Greyabbey village with its antique, craft and coffee shops 3 miles away. <BR>Portaferry's Exploris Aquarium and Castle Ward National Trust property are approx 11 miles away. <BR>Mount Stewart's world renowned National Trust house and garden within 3 miles of the cottage. &l... more
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How to get there
Airport: Belfast City or International Airports: 40.0 km
The cottage is about 30/40 minutes drive from Belfast. Full directions to the cottage will be provided taking into consideration your travel plan.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 0.0 km.
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