Tara Hill Cottage - Portaferry - County Down - Northern Ireland

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Tara Hill Cottage

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  • 3 bedrooms sleeping up to 6
    - double bedroom
    - double bedroom
    - twin bedroom
  • large bathroom with separate walk in shower
  • living room with wood burning stove
  • colour tv, dvd player & cd player
  • fully equipped modern kitchen with dining for six
  • gas cooker & hob, microwave
  • fridge & freezer, dishwasher
  • washing machine & tumble dryer
  • ironing facilities & hair dryer
  • garden & furniture & BBQ facilities
  • high chair & cot available on request
  • welcome pack on arrival
  • private off road parking
  • electricity & oil central heating included
  • towels & bed linen included
  • shops within 2 miles
  • pets welcome
  • no smoking

Tara Hill CottageTara Hill Cottage is an historic three bedroom cottage nestled at the foot of Tara Hill in County Down’s Drumlin Country. With a number of beautiful safe beaches and rambling walks all close by it is an ideal self-catering holiday home. Once the home of Portaferry’s most celebrated son the renowned actor and playwright Joseph Tomelty the cottage has recently been sympathetically extended into a comfortable home with a wood burning stove making it a comfortable all year round retreat.

The cottage has 2 double bedrooms, 1 twin bedroom, a large bathroom with separate walk in shower, a living room, dining room and large kitchen. The cottage is located on a quiet country lane and has off-road parking and a large private enclosed garden.

Tara Hill CottageTara Hill cottage is located at the southern tip of the Ards Peninsula. Situated in gentle rolling countryside flanked by the Irish Sea less than a mile to the east and Strangford Lough less than a mile to the west dotted with numerous Islands and curved sheltered inlets. With breathtaking views of the Mourne Mountains and yet situated just 2 miles from picturesque Portaferry and 30 miles from Belfast, Tara Hill Cottage is an easy reached haven.

Portaferry is a pretty small town guarding the entrance to Strangford lough, the largest sea inlet in the British Isles. The Ards Peninsula and surrounding areas including the Mountains of Mourne are popular tourist destinations all within easy reach. Portaferry boasts many friendly pubs (including those playing live traditional Irish music) and restaurants, Northern Ireland’s only acquarium, a small marina and annual arts, maritime and cultural festivals.

Tara Hill CottageDesignated as Northern Ireland's first Marine Nature Reserve, Strangford Lough is internationally renowned for its abundance and diversity of habitats and species and is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Over 2,000 marine animal and plant species have been found, many even unique to this area.

Portaferry, The Ards Peninsula and the Strangford Lough area are ideal for birdwatching, rambling, fishing, golf, sailing, canoeing and diving. With Mountstewart and Castleward two magnificent National Trust Houses and extensive estates and other National Trust lands all within 12 miles, Tara Hill Cottage is perfect for all including young families looking for a friendly and safe environment, those seeking a quiet and relaxing break or those looking for a romantic getaway.


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We do reduced rates for small parties (2 people).

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Booking Details

Payment including £150 damage deposit payable 4 weeks prior to arrival. Damage deposit will be posted back to you within 7 days of departure. To cover damage over and above normal “wear and tear”.

- check in 4pm, check out 10am
- 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:


A real holiday, thank you.
Auckland, New Zealand - 24/06/2011

Lovely home, beautifully presented. Thank you. Look forward to staying next year.
Australia - 28/5/11

Brilliant holiday - beautiful cottage, ta
Scotland - 11/5/11

A revitalising holiday. An ideal vantage point from which to see some of the most stunning corners of the Northern Ireland coast. The cottage is perfectly done - very welcoming, warm & comfortable. Thanks!
Norfolk - 9/5/11

Great cottage & felt just like home. Weather super all week & plenty to see and do. Thanks for making this a memorable stay.
County Antrim - 1/5/11

Well equipped cottage. Great weather so we enjoyed the space inside and out. Loved the art work. Thank you.
North Yorkshire - Easter 2011

Beautiful cottage - comfy beds, wonderful shower! Everything we needed, real home from home. Don't want to leave!
Reading - 20/4/11

Great time. Dog loved it. We loved it. We liked treehouse.
Fife - 10/4/11

Quiet & relaxing break. Great walks nearby.
Leixlip, County Kildare - 20/4/2011


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