Lilac Tree Cottage, Greyabbey, Strangford Lough, Co Down, N.Ireland
Quaint Cottages Greyabbey
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About Janet Hamilton
The cottages are owned by my husband and I. We have 2 children aged 13 and 10 years. My husband is an artist and I am self-employed. I manage these cottage and our other rental property in Dundrum, County Down. I am also actively involved in the Greyabbey Community Association. Our other rental property is: 'Bayview' Dundrum, listing no. 86767. We pride ourselves in offering a 'home from home' experience for our guests by ensuring our properties are comfortable, stylish and well equipped.
Janet Hamilton purchased this Cottage in 2013
Why Janet Hamilton chose Greyabbey
Simply, it was love at first sight when we discovered Rose Cottage! We couldn't believe how spacious the cottage was and loved the original features. We knew it would give us great pleasure to renovate it and bring it up to modern standards while maintaining its charm. We hope we have succeeded! In recent years we purchased and renovated Lilac Tree and built the Rose Cottage Annex.
What makes this Cottage unique
The cottages have their own unique character and charm cottages yet with all modern conveniences. They enjoy a peaceful location right at the edge of the village which has lovely antique shops great for a potter and a peruse. The coffee shops Lekker and Hoops are excellent. You can also enjoy excellent food at Alchemy, Tuk Tuk and the Wildfowler restaurant and bar. A close drive away you have Harrisons coffee shop and garden centre which has a large terrace overlooking Strangford Lough. Its location is stunning and the perfect spot to enjoy a coffee or a meal. Eden Pottery just outside of Millisle, 10 minutes drive, has great coffee and homemade fare to enjoy. You can also pick and paint pottery if you fancy. You are also a short drive to Ballywalter, a lovely beach perfect for walks, rock pooling and making sandcastles of course! We also love the fact that the wonderful National Trust properties of Mount Stewart and Castleward are on the doorstep. The gardens and lake at Mount Stewart are particularly special. Any number of outdoor activities are available including canoeing, horse riding, windsurfing and sailing. Despite its peaceful village location you are easily accessible to all the main tourist attractions of Northern Ireland. We believe it is the perfect location for a romantic or family holiday!
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This cottage is exactly what the pictures look like! It's really quite large and roomy! Janet pays attention to so many little details that made the place so personal. It was a great location that is near many things we wouldn't have seen otherwise, and still conveniently located for the top tourist attractions- 20 minutes to Titanic, 1 hour, 40 minutes to Giant's Causeway. Made for an excellent way to discover Northern Ireland and Belfast! We will definitely be back!
Delightful Lilac Tree Cottage
We so enjoyed the great cottage from its comfort and decor to location in an interesting village. The welcoming fresh flowers and bottle of wine set the tone for our stay. Plenty to do without having to go far including short walks to convenience store and delicious restaurants.
Lovely cottage in a fantastic setting
We had a great time at Lilac Tree Cottage. The place had everything we needed and a great location to explore the coast and Strangford Lough - plenty to do and good restaurants within a short drive/walking distance. Janet the owner was very responsive and accomodating to our needs. Would definitely recommend and hope to come back some day!
Wir verbrachten eine wundervolle Urlaubswoche Anfang Juli im Lilac Tree Cottage. Empfangen wurden wir mit einem herzlichen Gruß unserer netten Vermieterin, so dass wir uns gleich willkommen fühlten. Das Häuschen ist traumhaft und stilvoll eingerichtet. Es fehlte uns an nichts. Die Lage ist sehr idyllisch am Ortsrand von Greyabbey direkt gegenüber der alten Abtei, welche wir bei unseren Mahlzeiten auf der Terrasse sehr schön im Blick hatten. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt. Vielen Dank dafür.
Lovely cottage in a lovely town!
We absolutely loved the cottage and had a very enjoyable stay. We loved the proximity to the town and loved exploring the Abbey and the cemetery. We had a lovely dinner at the pub and enjoyed walking to the little grocer to get things for our breakfast. I could happily live there for ever! The kitchen was well equipped and enjoyed we sitting out on the small deck drinking coffee. Thank you so much as well. for the goodies and the bottle of wine!
Beautiful Lilac Cottage
Lilac cottage is absolutely beautiful. The decor inside was so homely. A lot of thought and effort has gone in to making it perfect!
We stayed here the night of our Wedding as we got married in Orange Tree House. The owner-Janet so kindly left us a little note of congratulations along with a bottle of fizzy wine and some treats!
Would definitely recommend this property to anyone:)
'Rose Cottage' "Lilac Tree Cottage' and “Foxglove Cottage” are located on the edge of the historic village of Greyabbey on the eastern shores of Strangford Lough on the Ards Peninsula. A small, historic village famous for its Cistercian Abbey which dates back to 1193 and is set in a beautiful parkland with an abbey church, recreated medieval 'physic' (herb) garden and visitor centre. The village has many historic buildings and is popular for its antique, vintage, coffee shops and restaurants.
Strangford Lough, a beautiful marine nature reserve, is a designated area of 'outstanding natural beauty' perfect for taking to the water or enjoying scenic walks. There are opportunities for horse riding, birdwatching, walking and sailing all within a few miles of the village.
There are a number of very special National Trust properties nearby including Mount Stewart and Castleward. These historic properties with their stunning gardens are well worth a visit and throughout the year stage special events including jazz concerts and vintage fairs.
Less than 5 minutes drive is the village of Ballywalter which has a stunning beach to enjoy. You can also drive along Belfast Lough to the picturesque town of Donaghadee with its lovely harbour, lighthouse, coffee shops and seafood restaurants.
In less than 30 minutes drive you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Belfast with its recently opened 'Titanic Centre', Cathedral Quarter, array of historic buildings and a multitude of shops and restaurants in Victoria Square.
The famous Mourne mountains and the seaside town of Newcastle are 45 minutes drive. Northern Ireland's only aquarium 'Exploris' is in Portaferry which is a 20 minute drive away. From here you can take the ferry across the lough by car or as foot passengers and spend some time at the beautiful village of Strangford with its numerous restaurants, bars and craft shops.
Castle Espie a bird sanctuary run by the Wildlife and Wetlands Trust is within easy reach for a days outing. The Ulster Flying club at Newtownards Airport (7 miles) offers pleasure flights down the lough.