Ideal for family holiday we welcome dogs and children. 3 bedrooms sleeps 6.
- english, french
About Kelsie Erskine
My husband and I are both retired, I have Connemara ponies which guests are welcome to talk to! My husband is very interested in vintage motorbikes and will gladly show them to you. We live in the 1840s farm house and the cottage is a converted farm building built in 1990 for my parents. It has been a holiday cottage now for about 20 years and we have many regular visitors. The farm has cattle grazing and we cut silage in the summer. We work with the RSPB to encourage birdlife on the farm and are involved in the Environmental Farming Scheme. We have small woods (oak and other native species) and have this winter created a laneway between the woods so that our guests can easily access them and enjoy walking round the farm without going into the fields with cattle and ponies. We enjoy having guests and welcome children and dogs . We are both keen walkers and are happy to advise on good places to visit or trails to walk.
Why Kelsie Erskine chose Downpatrick
We are the ideal place to stay for anyone wanting to explore all that Co Down has to offer. Delamont Country Park is less than 2 miles away with access to Strangford Lough. Wonderful walks to explore at National Trust property Castleward and Rowallane or take the car ferry across Strangford Narrows and visit Mount Stewart . Or you can go climbing in the Mourne Mountains. We have maps and good information and are pleased to advise guests .Play golf ? there are numerous good golf courses nearby including internationally famous Children will enjoy lovely sandy beaches less than half an hour away . History is the St Patrick’s Centre and enjoy guided tours or visit the old tower houses and castles around Strangford Lough. Just so much to do and see.
What makes this Cottage unique
This cottage is a very relaxing and charming place to stay with a private garden looking out over the fields and countryside, guests can enjoy our walks and woods and watch our ponies and sometimes a foal or two skipping about in the fields! Patio, garden furniture and BBQ all provided for guests can enjoy or invite their friends round for a party. Wet have numerous books, DVDs and games or you can take a trip to explore all Belfast has to offer.....The Titanic or even the Ulster Folk Park and Transport Museum This will be a holiday to remember, many of our guests return year after year.
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Enjoy our own woodland and walk round the farm ideal for children and dogs.Also nearby visit Delamont Country Park on the shores of Strangford Lough with lovely walks and views of the Mourne Mountains. If you enjoy leisurely walks visit National Trust properties of Rowallane Gardens or Castleward estate both within les than a half hour drive. Something more challenging then make for the Mourne Mountains also within a half hour drive. We can provide maps and advice on lots of lovely local walks.
Enjoy some history and visit our excellent Folk Park at Cultra , a great day out for children and parents alike. A sunny day ...why not head for the beach again less than half an hour drive to a variety of lovely sandy beaches.
Enjoy horse riding we can cater for that too ...Pony Trekking in Castlewellan Forest Park and those not wanting to ride can enjoy the Arboretum or a walk round the lake.And for those pony mad kids we have Connemara ponies here to pet (but not ride)
Game of Thrones fans Castleward is a must and we can tell you about some local people who rode horses in the film!
We are very happy to advise people on what they want to visit , supply maps and information.
This is a lovely unspoilt country area with so much to see and do just come and see for yourself!