Environmentally friendly self catering for two
A relaxing retreat
Wake to a view of the beautiful birch woods outside your window, and enjoy the peace and quiet. Birch Cottage is finished using natural, locally sourced materials and kept warm and comfy by the power of the sun. Here you are surrounded by birdsong, clean air, and wonderful views. Walk in the woods, feed the hens, and enjoy fresh produce from our gardens.
With some of the most stunning countryside in Northern Ireland on your doorstep – the Mourne Mountains, Tollymore and Castlewellan forest parks, Newcastle beach and the stunning Silent Valley are just a few minutes drive away.
Come and stay in Northern Ireland’s only off grid self catering cottage and sample life on the pioneering low impact smallholding, Lackan Cottage Farm.
Our welcome pack
Some essentials and lovely things from the garden to get your stay off to a good start
Unlimited wifi access
Although we recognise that many people want to escape from the internet for a few days, we can enable wifi in the cottage, just let us know when you book.
Bath and hand towels
A supply of freshly laundered bath and hand towels. A laundry service is available for towels and bedding.
Access to our private woodland
Birch cottage gets its name from the acres of birch woodland that sit next to it. A special place to walk, relax, or simply sit and enjoy the moment.
All your bedding
A supply of fresh bedding for the super kingsize bed or 2 singles (please specify at booking).
Discounted bike hire
If you don’t have your own bikes, we can offer discounted bike rental from Castlewellan Forest Park – delivered and picked up from the cottage. We provide a secure bike storage area.
Firewood for the woodburner
We provide an ample supply of firewood for the duration of your stay, as well as firelighters, so you won’t run out.
The cottage has a well equipped kitchen, including hob, oven, fridge with freezer compartment, a pantry, utility room with washing machine and tumble drier, as well as an area to leave dirty boots and wet clothing to dry.
At a glance
Sleeps 2 – 1 super-king or 2 single
Close to forest parks, Mournes and the sea
Fresh organic produce available grown on site
Secure bike store
Drying room, washing machine, dryer.
Booking and availability
Tariff for 2016/17 September – April (inclusive) – £310 per week or £55 per night. Minimum stay 2 nights. Cleaning fee £14 per stay.