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Sally's Garden Cottage

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Overview
2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
4 guests
2 nights minimum 
Cottage
This is a 19th century Irish cottage which has been renovated in 2013 to offer old world atmosphere blended with 21st century comfort. The cottage is located on a quiet countryside road, about five miles from Newry in County Down (approx one hour thirty minutes from Dublin and Belfast airports) within easy reach of the famous Mourne Mountains and five minutes drive from the shores of Carlingford Lough. The house is surrounded by a little garden and an old orchard and offers self catering accommodation with a living room, a modern fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, (one ensuite with wheelchair access) and a bathroom. The living room has a comfortable sofa bed which extends the accommodation to up to six people. The house is designed for comfort with underfloor heating throughout and, for those w...This is a 19th century Irish cottage which has been renovated in 2013 to offer old world atmosphere blended with 21st century comfort. The cottage is located on a quiet countryside road, about five miles from Newry in County Down (approx one hour thirty minutes from Dublin and Belfast airports) within easy reach of the famous Mourne Mountains and five minutes drive from the shores of Carlingford Lough. The house is surrounded by a little garden and an old orchard and offers self catering accommodation with a living room, a modern fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, (one ensuite with wheelchair access) and a bathroom. The living room has a comfortable sofa bed which extends the accommodation to up to six people. The house is designed for comfort with underfloor heating throughout and, for those wintry days when you need to see a real fire, you can snuggle up in front of a cosy wood burning stove in the living room. The area is ideal for walking or cycling on country roads and the nearby town of Warrenpoint (5 minutes by car) offers a selection of excellent eating places. Self catering bookings welcome with a minimum of two nights stay.
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 Double1 Sofa2 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath1 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Barbara W
Hosting since September 2013
Languages spoken: German, English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Tina O
Tina O
London, United Kingdom11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic wee place
This little place is fab! So cosy and very comfortable Little tricky to find. Everything you need for your stay! Great location and so so quiet. Must remember next time to buy wood for the burner but Will definitely be back Thank you Barbara
Visited September 2020
Written 7 September 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

slwdzzl
slwdzzl
Aberdeen, United Kingdom3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A hidden gem
My wife and I loved our stay, the cottage is very well appointed and I don’t think there was anything to fault. The underfloor heating kept us nice and warm and Burren is very peaceful, meaning a good nights rest. Overall, a fantastic cottage and superb value for money. We would definitely stay again.
Visited September 2018
Written 30 September 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Ambassador502152
Ambassador502152
Many thanks Jan, it was our pleasure hosting you. Kind regards, Barbara
Written 1 October 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aislingbass
Aislingbass
Derry, United Kingdom14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
No where to fault
I honestly could not fault this place anywhere. The check in/out process was spot on. The place was imaculate! All the facilities you could need(hair dryer, straightners, microwave, TV, oven etc). The beds are more comfortable than my one at home! The double room had it's own ensuite. The place is very spacious and bright. The outside area is stunning. I walked around it quite a number of times. There is enough room for 2 cars and if they were parked in a certain way you'd have room for a 3rd. The only thing I would say is that a lowered car would struggle to get up the driveway. In summary, I honestly could not give this place any faults. I thourghly enjoyed my time here and I will be back!!
Visited April 2018
Written 6 April 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

FellowTraveler689883
FellowTraveler689883
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautifully presented cottage with character
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage. Clean, well presented and warm (thanks to that great underfloor heating). The welcome treats were a wonderful surprise.
Visited April 2017
Written 13 April 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Paul A
Paul A
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect
When you live in the outer suburbs of Perth, Western Australia you have a certain longing for emerald green pastures, light rustle of wind against the leaves and the soft noise of birds prior to sunset. Having spent many years in the great sunburnt land down under, Sally's Garden was the perfect place to fulfill my dreams of peace and tranquility. The beautiful country charm cottage offered everything we needed, dinner around the table in a quaint country kitchen, board games in the lounge, fast wifi and hot showers. For car parking out the back, admittedly I'm not a great driver but I could carefully navigate up and down the driveway without a problem day and night. For the very rare occasions we were watching television I found pressing the channel + button worked well, it's a basic skytv subscription so there are a few more channels than local tv. My young son was happy to stream movies and games to his tablet via the wifi. Mobile reception isn't too flash but that's the fault of the relevant local authorities, not the owners. However having said that I found the bedside table close to the window in the main bedroom gave me fairly good signal. Will definitely stay again and would highly recommend to anyone! 😊
Visited September 2016
Written 7 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Magman
Magman
Stockport, United Kingdom36 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Everyone thought it was someone else's BUSINESS
Sally's Garden Cottage is indeed an authentic olde-world farm cottage; which has been transformed into the modern age. There is absolutely no mobile phone connectivity; I most certainly tried from every side and corner of SGC. There is a landline, but as this is barred to mobile numbers; this only helps a little. On the day we arrived, a gentleman arrived with Bread Milk Caffitierre Coffee and Chocolate (Clearly a DIETICIAN in a former life?) He announced himself as the owners husband - Mr Sands. The owner(his wife); he said had flown to Germany for a few days. I asked Mr. Sands about an item in the welcome guide to the cottage. "I don't know", he said, "my son wrote that." The cottage has two bathrooms that are side by side but entirely separate. One furnished with a shower over bath, WC. The ensuite has a power shower/WC/sink. However as we only managed luke-warm water from the taps and had to boil a kettle to wash up; the bath was of no use or it's shower. We had an error message on the TV The Digi-Box is not receiving a signal; please contact SKY or insert your SkyCard. We had asked about the TV error, but could only leave a message at the owners home as no one was picking up. 3 days later, and admittedly apologetic owner called us and asked what the problems were? She said she had been in Germany and her husband had been on tour in the UK. There is seriously NO POINT having a large notice board in the kitchen; with the message call here if you have any queries? Then going away leaving no-one in charge and not even telling the people who are renting your cottage; that they will have to "wing-it". I asked the owner about the TV problem; and she replied, "We never have any issues, when there are teenagers in the party renting". I confess I was cross. "Am I too old then or stupid to rent a cottage?" I also pointed out that I had a career in a highly scientific and technical, profession; but didn't expect to have to guess my way around the cottage. Specifically when I asked about the TV; she said she had no idea, but if I would suspend my holiday and babysit her cottage; she would send someone out. I declined as we had so many people we needed to see. I then asked the owner about us only having luke-warm water. That is easy; just press BOOST. Oh that is great; where is the Boost button, (remember I am asking the Cottage's owner); "I don't know where the BOOST button is" I eventually found that the boiler stat was set to low, and we got some water when I turned it to Max. A day or so later after the owner had phoned the UK for advice; we were told Boost was a shower head symbol; sadly the control unit has two entirely separate icons featuring a showerhead. When we got up on Sunday our last day I looked forward to having a bath, but was met with luke-warm water again. Finally the car access to the cottage is up an old farm track to the back of the cottage; there is a sharp 90 degree bend off the single track access road and another 90 degree turn half way up. This is do-able in a small car, but is very tight and unlight. So coming back to the cottage after dark is "not-friendly". I haven't tried but would be surprised if an estate car could do the turn(s).
Visited August 2016 Travelled as a couple
Written 3 September 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TrailBlazer501908
TrailBlazer501908
Dear Mr Jenkins, our sincere apologies for all the issues that arose during your stay at Sally's Garden cottage. We shall provide clearer instructions for TV and hot water systems for future visitors. As the reviews of previous guests indicate, we endeavour to offer our guests a comfortable and enjoyable stay at Sally's Garden cottage.
Written 4 September 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jaki24_13
Jaki24_13
Ballymena, United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
fabulous
Everything we needed and more, will come back soon xx good location for a visiting further, we drove into carlingford in no time
Visited July 2016 Travelled with family
Written 31 July 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

cardersan
cardersan
Calgary, Canada7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Idyllic, cozy, quiet house close to everything
This house is modern, warm, comfortable and yet maintains its "quaint" factor. Despite high winds and wild rainstorms, we were cozy and warm here. The house features all the modern conveniences but has some "old country" flavour and charm. Would highly recommend this property.
Visited November 2015
Written 4 January 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TrailBlazer501908
TrailBlazer501908
Many thanks Carol and family! Wishing you a happy and healthy 2016. Looking forward to welcoming you again some time. Warm Regards, Barbara
Written 5 January 2016. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

harris_d1447
harris_d1447
Uphall, United Kingdom41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Chill Out in Sally's Garden Cottage
This is my second stay at this brilliant Cottage in Burren. (My Brother in Law and I use it as a "Bachelor Pad" because we can't all stay at my Son's House!) It suits me, because it is only a 10 minute walk to, or from; there. If you wish to be in the heart of the Co.Down & Mourne area; this is the place to be. The Cottage has one Double and one Twin Room. There is a full size Cot and High Chair. The kitchen / dining area has a table for four persons, with a four Ring Ceramic Hob and a Fan Oven/Grill. There is also a Washing Machine. The under floor heating is excellent and , for us "Hairy Heathen Scots" ; too warm!!! For the second year running; we had to turn down the temps!! The Cottage holds the heat well and has the option of a wood fired Burner in the Living Room! it would need to be Arctic temperatures for me to be tempted to light it!! Absolutely Brilliant!
Visited October 2015
Written 26 October 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
TrailBlazer501908
TrailBlazer501908
Many thanks Doug and Norman for being wonderful guests and for giving us a glowing review. Hope to welcome you again at Sally's next year, warm regards, Barbara
Written 27 October 2015. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

numptygirl
numptygirl
Preston, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Delightful cottage
Lovely cottage that lived up to all our expectations. Very peaceful and beds comfortable, slept so well. There was plenty of space and everything was very clean. The location was great for everything we wanted to do and the owners were very helpful and communicated well with us.
Visited July 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 4 August 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • Television
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Watersports
  • Cycling areas
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Private yard
  • Terrace
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster

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Map
Getting there
Belfast Intl Airport
36.1 mi

Belfast City Airport
36.9 mi
Restaurants
Loft27
4 mi

Courtneys Steakhouse
4.1 mi

Art Bar Funkel
4.2 mi

Diamonds Restaurant
2.3 mi
Attractions
Kilbroney Park
4 miParks

Newry Cathedral
4 miChurches & Cathedrals

Good Craic Gifts and Souvenirs
3.6 miArt Galleries

Rostrevor Mountain Bike Trails
3.9 miHiking Trails
About the neighbourhood
For those who prefer to walk or cycle, the area offers a lacework of quiet country roads and lanes, ideal for rambling along to explore at your leisure. And when you've had your look around the area, there's a guarantee of a snug warm house with under floor heating and a wood burning stove for those times when you need to see a real fire. There is a family run supermarket to stock up on food supplies within a minute by car or five minutes walk and if shopping in a larger scale is your preference, then the city of Newry with two major shopping centres is just fifteen minutes drive away. Mountain biking, golf, angling and water activities are all within a fifteen minute drive of Sally's Garden Cottage and the Burren area is laced with beautiful little roads for a walk or a longer ramble. There is a children's playground within a five minutes walk in the Village Green and nearby you can delve into the 5000 year history of area in the Burren Heritage Centre. In the Heritage Centre there are early evening traditional music sessions on Sundays and the South Down area is noted for some excellent music sessions and music festivals. Eating/Relaxing For occasions when you'd like to go out to eat, the nearby town of Warrenpoint (five minutes by car) offers a number of excellent restaurants. The cottage is surrounded by a little garden, a patio with table and chairs for outdoor eating and an old orchard where you can relax under the apple trees within the shelter of a laurel hedge . Sally's Garden Cottage offers self -catering accommodation with a living room, a modern fitted kitchen, two bedrooms, (one ensuite with wheelchair access) and a bathroom. There is also an airy hall with plenty of natural light where you can view the hills across the valley or even paint your masterpiece! The living room has a comfortable sofa bed and a reclining two seater, specially tempting for the end of a long day when you can sit by the fire and literally put your feet up in County Down!
Access
Car required
How to get there
Sat Nav BT343PY GETTING THERE Whether approaching from Belfast (North) or Dublin (South) head first for Newry and follow A2 signs for Warrenpoint and Kilkeel. Follow dual carriageway A2 and as you approach Warrenpoint, you pass an old Norman Castle (Narrow Water Keep) on your right. A few metres further on you'll come to a roundabout, at the centre is a big silver coloured elk sculpture. From this roundabout, please take the first exit on your left, the Mound Road, follow for about 1 mile until you reach a crossroads. Go more or less straight across, continuing to follow signs for Burren. Continue up a long hill until you pass a church on your left, then take the second left after church into Carrogs Road. Drive along the Carrogs Road a few hundred metres, past a football pitch on your right. Sally's Garden is the second house on your left after the football pitch. As you approach on Carrogs Road, on the top of a hill you will see the arc shaped red railing and pedestrian entrance gate to the front of the cottage, turn left off the Carrogs Road. IMPORTANT! Please be careful, this is quite a sharp turning into a nineteenth century laneway – in use since long before the days of cars! Continue up the lane, turning to the right. You will see a 150 year old green iron gate in front of you. Open gate and enter the rear yard to park securely, without fear of seeing a traffic warden!
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)Horse riding facilitiesTennis courtWatersports

Things to know
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 100% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Sally's Garden Cottage is able to accommodate up to 4 guests. See all property details.

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