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Carlingford Lough, A Beautiful Costal Holiday Home -Old Essmore Cottage

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

3 bedroom, bathroom 2, Country Cottage

Old Essmore Cottage, extensively renovated 18th century stone cottage, beautifully furnished keeping that old charm and set in Ireland's fast becoming sought after destination.

Sleeping up to seven persons( max 6 adults ), our three bedroom country self catering accommodation, located along the shore road, is only five minutes from the beautiful village of Carlingford and only two minutes to the village of Omeath.

Old Essmore Cottage offers all you need in a self catering accommodation with cozy cottage rooms offering great views of the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford lough and with plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay.

There is also a small garden and patio area ideal for relaxing in while you sip your tea or maybe a glass of wine or two.

The village of Carlingford is located on the shores of Carlingford Lough and is overlooked by the Cooley Mountains. It is a bustling centre for sightseers, walkers and adventure activity enthusiasts. It has a large number of award winning restaurants and pubs and has retained its medieval character. Carlingford, Omeath and the Cooley Peninsula won the 2008 European Destinations of Excellence – Tourism and Intangible Heritage award. ?

There are a number of great golf courses available nearby, great hiking trails on your door step, fishing, sailing, horse riding, dog racing tracks and a history to discover all around you.

A great location and ideal to go discover the East Coast from Dublin to Belfast - In little over an hour you can travel by car or train, from the heart of the country side into the heart of a city. Maybe a trip to the Zoo, visit The Guinness Factory or check out The Titanic Museum.

More Details

Owner
Gerard Mckearney
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

“PERFECT !! EVERYTHING YOU COULD WANT OR NEED FOR RELAXED GETAWAY”

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago for a stay in April 2014

My parents,husband,7yr old daughter and myself stayed in this cottage for easter it is absolutely gorgeous and set in beautiful countryside we loved catching up with family and being out and about. owners Gerard and Maureen are such a friendly welcoming couple who couldn't do enough for us they have thought of all needs, couldn't ask for better perfect getaway just an hour from Belfast or Dublin and 5min from the beautiful village of carlingford,and 2min from omeath itself ..stunning views ,hopefully we will return sometime would highly recommend ;-)



5 of 5 starsEase of booking 5 of 5 starsDirections to the property

5 of 5 starsKey pickup/access to the property 5 of 5 starsOverall condition

5 of 5 starsQuality of bedding/mattresses 5 of 5 starsKitchen/utensils quality

5 of 5 starsCleanliness of bathroom 5 of 5 starsQuality of facilities/amenities

5 of 5 starsService

Liked best: the "old rustic wee irish cottage feel"........

Liked least: no shower upstairs

Traveling group: Extended Family

Would I recommend this vacation rental to my best friend? Yes.

Recommended for:

Friends getaway Older travelers

Families with young children People with pets

The property was "as advertised". I recommend the location. The property was a good value for the price paid.
Apr 2014
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Amenities

Knocknagoran Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , Baby Travel Cot Available On Request
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • sailing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Carlingford Lough, A Beautiful Costal Holiday Home -Old Essmore Cottage
average rating of 4.681818 based on 26 reviews
5

Beautiful house. Perfect hosts. Would definitely recommend!!

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully decorated, very practical and in a fabulous setting. There is a scenic walk from Omeath to Carlingford which passes directly in front of the cottage. We were greeted with a beautiful wine and cheese reception and a tour of the cottage. We 5 ladies had a wonderful weekend and would definitely recommend and would return.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Lovely cottage, cozy and all amenities available to feel at home while traveling

  • 5 of 5

Excellent!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

stunning views

  • 5 of 5

A must book if planning to stay in this area. Gerard will welcome you with the most amazing hospitality, the home and treats are just what the traveler needs after a long drive. Unfortunately we had a very wet week so didn't get a chance to enjoy the patio. This home is the best equipped home I have ever rented, nothing is left out. Close to Belfast just up the highway, enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A well appointed, cozy, comfortable home in the perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

I would recommend Old Essmore Cottage to anyone wishing to stay in an authentic old Irish cottage with all the modern conveniences of home.

Our host Gerard was there to meet us upon arrival and, much to our surprise, presented us with a lovely traditional Irish tea complete with scones, jam and cream. He also thoughtfully provided us a few essentials to start us off (milk, juice). A quick tour and he was on his way and we were left to enjoy this idyllic home and Gerard's incredible curated music selection of over 10,000 songs, all loaded on a computer that's hooked up to a built-in sound system!

The cottage is located directly across from beautiful Carlingford Lough and the greenway path system. It's a one mile walk into Omeath in one direction and about 6-7 miles into the historic town of Carlingford in the other direction.

At the start of the greenway path towards Carlingford, there is a small parking lot where we observed a bicycle rental company dropping off bikes for people. This would definitely be worth exploring.

The bedrooms were well appointed with comfortable beds and as stated in the posting could sleep up to 7-8 people.

We would recommend booking a table at Omeath's Granvue Hotel for live music and excellent fish and chips.

There's so much to see and do in the area and Old Essmore Cottage is the perfect home base. Our only regret was not being able to spend more time at this lovely place.

Thanks Gerard for a great experience.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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5

wonderful cottage, location and host.

  • 5 of 5

Very warm welcome, with a beautiful spread on the table for our pleasure. Beautiful cottage with all the amenities we needed, and then some. Easily accommodated 6 adults. Great location to explore the northeast coast of Ireland. Very memorable. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful welcome, beautiful home away from home.

  • 4 of 5

Our second stay at Old Essmore cottage was just as enjoyable as the first. We hope to be back again in the future.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, great meeting you again and hope to see you real soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
95 Kilometres
Belfast or Dublin
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
The Granview
Nearest Ferry
100 Kilometres
Belfast Or Dublin approx
Nearest Golf
13 Kilometres
Greenore
Nearest Train
14 Kilometres
Newry
Nearest Beach
16 Kilometres
Templetown Blue Flag Beach
Car: recommended

Old Essmore Cottage, extensively renovated stone cottage, beautifully furnished keeping that old charm and set in Ireland's new sought after destination.

Sleeping up to seven persons, our three bedroom country self catering accommodation, located along the shore road, is only five minutes drive from the beautiful village of Carlingford and only two minutes to the village of Omeath.

Old Essmore Cottage offers all you need in a self catering accommodation with cosy cottage rooms offering great views of the Mourne Mountains & Carlingford lough and plenty of modern amenities to enhance your stay.

There is also a small garden and patio area ideal for relaxing while you sip your tea or maybe a glass of wine or two.

The cottage is facing the entrance to the Greenway Path, a fantastic path for walkers and cyclists which runs along the Carlingford coast, great for shaking off the night before.

The village of Carlingford is located on the shores of Carlingford Lough and is overlooked by the Cooley Mountains. It is a bustling centre for sightseers, walkers and adventure activity enthusiasts.

It has a large number of award winning restaurants and pubs and has retained its medieval character. Carlingford, Omeath and the Cooley Peninsula won the 2008 European Destinations of Excellence – Tourism and Intangible Heritage award.

There are a number of great golf courses available nearby, great hiking trails, fishing, sailing, horse riding and a history to discover at your door step.

A great location and ideal to go discover the East Coast from Dublin to Belfast - In little over an hour you can travel by car or train, from the heart of the country side into the heart of a city.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $117.73

Weekly Check-in days flexible - Weekends From Friday to Monday
Holiday home available from 4.00pm on day of arrival.
Check out is at 11.00am on day of departure.
Stay more than two weeks and receive a 20% discount off each additional week confirmed

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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