Magherally Cottage - Banbridge - County Down - Northern Ireland

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Three BedroomsCot and HighchairwifiOpen FireTraditional CottagesWheelchair Access

  • 3 bedrooms to sleep 6
    - double bedroom, kingsize bed, ensuite/shower
    - double bedroom, kingsize bed, ensuite/shower
    - twin bedroom with double beds, ensuite/bath
  • twin bedroom ensuite can double as a main bathroom and has bath and over head shower
  • cottage is wheelchair accessible for front door, living room, kitchen & main double bedroom including ensuite
  • living room with traditional features including open fire, half loft, jamb wall and crane
  • fuel for fire included
  • tv, dvd & cd/radio
  • internet access
  • modern kitchen, views over garden, countryside & Mourne Mountains
  • electric oven & hob
  • fridge freezer, dishwasher & microwave
  • dining for six
  • utility area with washing machine & tumble dryer, iron & ironing board
  • travel cot & highchair available on request
  • bed linen provided free of charge
  • central heating & electricity included
  • enclosed garden and picnic table
  • bicycle storage
  • ample off road car parking
  • sorry no pets, non smoking
  • welcome pack - including fresh bread, butter, milk, juice etc. on arrival

Magherally Cottage BedroomMagherally Cottage is a listed 18th Century thatched cottage that has been sympathetically restored providing outstanding self catering holiday accommodation in the Banbridge area. Attention to detail and comfortable fittings make this a real home from home.

Magherally CottagePreviously the farmstead to generations of the owners family this traditional cottage has been renovated to modern standards yet retaining many original features including an open fire, crane and Jamb Wall. The cottage is in a beautiful tranquil location with views over the rolling County Down countryside towards the Mourne Mountains. The care of the owners ensures your stay will be memorable and you can rest in the knowledge that your every need has already been thought of and amply catered for.

This 18th century listed building has been sympathetically restored retaining many original features yet giving the modern holiday seeker all their modern comforts. From its early days it stood as a small cottage with outbuildings. These have all now been integrated into one unit to form the ideal holiday retreat. The restored traditional thatched roof and cottage half door add to its character. Other features include an open fire, half loft and jamb wall.

Magherally CottageInteresting features are the keeping holes above the fire where salt and sugar would have been stored in years gone by. The high ceiling bog oak beams add to the ambience.

Magherally cottage provides the perfect location to relax and unwind in peaceful and tranquil country surroundings. The immediate gardens are well tended and the magnificent county down countryside backdrop really makes this a special place to get away from it all, yet retaining easy access to many facilities.

Magherally cottage is very accessible to the major car routes being only 5 minutes from the A1 carriage way. Dublin Airport is a one and half hour drive, while Belfast City Airport considerably closer. The outlet shopping centre is a seven minute drive.

Hill Walking - Mournes & Dromara Hills Coastal Scenery
Beaches - Newcastle & Murlough Bay
Forest Parks - Tollymore & Castlewellan
Golf, Fishing
Shopping - Local Towns, Sprucefield & Belfast, The Outlet at Bridgewater Park
Lisburn Linen Museum
Bronte Homeland Drive
Near Burial Site of Literary Genius Helen Waddell.


Prices per week unless stated otherwise
£ stg
Rest of Year
Easter/Holiday Weeks
Christmas/New Year

Weekends available on request.


Special Offers

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Contact owner for available dates


Booking Details

£100 deposit secures booking with balance payable 6 weeks prior to arrival.

- check in 4pm, check out 11am
- rental Saturday to Saturday or by special arrangement

What's Included

- linen/towels supplied free of charge
- electricity included
- central heating included
- welcome pack

What's Not Included






Submitted by owner from cottage guestbook:


Something magic we've found in this cottage for our Christmas vacation.
Many thanks to Geoffrey and Margaret for their kindness and hospitality.
Lupini and Albe Families - Italy

Totally beautiful. The best place to stay for my first visit to Ireland - thank you so much.
Jess -England

Never want to leave! Can't wait to come back!
Jared -Australia

This stay exceeded our every expectation. This was just the N. Ireland experience we wanted for our family.
Barry, Jodi and Finbar - Kentucky - U.S.A.

Very welcoming. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. The views are beautiful, especially in the evening sunshine. We loved the food hamper and would love to come back again and play some golf.
Jenny and Jack -England

Thank you both so much your wonderful hospitality. We'll keep in touch and try to come back again.
Mike, Brenda, Andrea and Karen - Canada (after third visit)

The cottage is so comfortable and well appointed, the view is to die for. Your hospitality and excellent advice were sincerely appreciated. Thanks for making our visit to Northern Ireland a truly memorable adventure.
John and Susan, Canada

All I can say about this place is that it must be one of the best places to stay in the whole of Ireland.
Andy, British

The Welcome pack was great along with the welcome itself. No problems at all and thanks for making us feel so at home. Nothing more cosy than a peat fire. Will definitely be back soon and will recommend. Thanks.
Ruben, Scotland

This was our first time in Northern Ireland. We were made extremely welcome by Margaret and Geoff. The cottage was magnificent and exceeded our expectations in every way. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
S... family, Bristol

This has truly been the trip of a lifetime. Margaret and Geoff, you have been so kind and generous. The cottage is the most lovely I have ever stayed in. Thank you for all.
Shelia: Iowa, USA

It's impossible to sum up our feelings about Magherally Cottage in a couple of lines. I will never forget the way we were welcomed: your kind words, the lovely basket of goodies, the peat fire, the beautiful and comfortable accommodation, and, of course the world class view from our front door. The cottage is so nicely located, just minutes from town, and within easy driving distance of so many attractions.

Reviews submitted by users of


  Item Rating
  Cleanliness Five Stars
  Location Five Stars
  Rooms Five Stars
  Sleep Quality Five Stars
  Service Five Stars
  Value Five Stars

Magherally Cottage: review by stephanieh

The experience of Magherally Cottage is not to be missed! The views are amazing, the comfort is top notch, the cottage is enchanting, the convenience to attractions is fantastic and the owners are five star. Something special is to be found in this cottage, her feeling will stay with you after your visit.

Date of stay 19.04.15
Travelled With: Extended Family
Would you recommend this accommodation to a friend? Yes




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