The Carthouse - Hanna's Close - Kilkeel - County Down - Northern Ireland

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The CarthouseCot & highchairGroup of Homes
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  • 1 bedroom to sleep 2
    - double bedroom at front of house
  • spacious bathroom with bath and overhead shower
  • located beside bedroom
  • large open fireplace
  • tv (cd/stereo/dvd available on request)
  • living room features 2 sofas and dining table
  • well equipped kitchen to rear of cottage featuring a Belfast sink
  • electric cooker, 4 hot plates and oven
  • fridge and microwave
  • washing machine (use of tumble dryer on request)
  • iron and ironing board
  • washing line
  • car park to rear of property
  • property looks down towards river valley
  • this cottage is situated beside large shared garden and has easy access to river walks and picnic areas along Kilkeel River
  • travel cot and high chair available on request
  • pets by arrangement, charge
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The Carthouse is one of seven restored cottages in the clachan of Hanna’s Close. This site was settled in the mid 1600’s by several families of Hannas who originated from the Galloway district of South West Scotland. The houses, which had fallen into serious disrepair, were renovated to 3 star NITB standard in the late 1990’s, with care to retain many of the key features of the original cottages, such as sash windows, half doors and open fires.

The area which stretches between the Mourne Mountains and the Irish Sea is known as the Kingdom of Mourne and has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Hanna’s Close sits high on the banks of the Kilkeel River which flows from the Silent Valley to the Irish Sea. The area below has been sensitively developed for walking, fishing and picnicking and features bridges and stepping stones through which the river gently flows. Visitors in spring will find the river banks a mass of native wildflowers, such as primrose and bluebells. The wooded river valley also has an extensive range of birdlife including herons, goldfinch and yellowhammer.

Hanna's Close

Its secluded location and quiet atmosphere makes Hanna’s Close the ideal destination for a romantic getaway, with access to a wide range of walks, activities and restaurants making it the perfect place to gain some well earned rest and relaxation.

Hannas Close

RiverLicensed anglers can take some time out to enjoy fishing opportunities in the Kilkeel River at Hanna’s Close or in the nearby Whitewater River, while others may want to take advantage of the wide range of golf courses available in the local area, such as Royal County Down in Newcastle, Kilkeel Golf Course in Mourne Park and Warrenpoint Golf Course. Our quiet, winding roads make ideal cycle routes and provide a great way to view the beautiful Mourne countryside. The local area is also great for walking, whether it be in the beautiful scenery of the surrounding mountains, through magical local forests and meandering country roads or along the many stretches of seashore that adorn our stunning coastline.

Hannas CloseOne and a half miles from Hanna’s Close, at the mouth of the river lies the fishing port of Kilkeel, the main shopping and business centre of Mourne. The town of Newcastle is approximately a 30 minutes journey by car, as is the city of Newry.

A number of popular cultural events take place in the local area throughout the summer months, such as the Blues in the Bay festival in Warrenpoint, the Fiddlers Green festival in Rostrevor and the Herring Gutters festival in Newcastle and a wide variety of both outdoor and indoor activities are available in Kilkeel and neighbouring towns, all year round.

Nearest Village: Kilkeel 1.5 miles Beach: Cranfield Beach 15 - 20 minute drive Golf Course: Kilkeel Golf Club approx 3 miles


Prices per week unless stated otherwise
£ stg
July/August/19th Dec to 2nd Jan
Apr to Jun & Sept to Oct
Rest of Year
2/3 day breaks
Weekend (2 nights)
Bank Holiday (3 nights)


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Booking Details

25% 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
- full terms and conditions of booking available on request

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What's Included

- linen/towels supplied free of charge
- electricity included
- central heating included
- initial supply of solid fuels for fires & stoves

What's Not Included

- £5 per night per dog



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"Good to see you and to back in 'The Close'. As usual the welcome was warm - which we really appreciate. It was good to see Willie - give him our regards. Once again thank you for your kindness and God willing see in 2013."



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