Birch Eco Cottage

A peaceful eco retreat

Birch Cottage – A green retreat

Birch Eco Cottage is part of our organic smallholding near Ballyroney where it sits amidst the unique County Down landscape of rolling drumlin hills. With views of our woodlands on one side and the Mourne Mountains on the other, the cottage is a quiet, rural retreat.

You can expect a cosy, well crafted space that has the highest environmental credentials but which doesn’t compromise visitor comfort. This is what makes Birch Cottage one of the few cottages in Northern Ireland to hold a Green Tourism Gold award and a 4 star Tourism Northern Ireland rating.

Sleeping two people in a super-king size bed with views of the birch wood, the cottage has an ensuite bath/shower room, comfortable living-dining room with a woodburning stove and views of the mountains, as well as a well equipped kitchen. Organic cotton bed linen and towels are provided, as are basic essentials such as tea, coffee and kitchen condiments. Guest parking is outside the cottage, and you are free to explore the woodlands.

You might also like to wander in the gardens and meet our horses. We offer free range eggs and seasonal vegetables when possible, and all guests get a full supply of firewood for their visit.

Powered entirely by solar and wind power, with a wood burning stove and solar hot water to provide underfloor heating and hot water, the cottage is proudly carbon neutral.

There are a number of lovely walks close by the cottage, through Lackan Bog Area of Special Scientific Interest, and Annahunshigo lake. Local shops, pubs and restaurants are five miles away.

The beautiful Mourne Mountains and seaside town of Newcastle are also close by.
We are perfectly located for Mountain Bike trails and National Outdoor Centre in Tollymore Forest Park, as well as the Life Outdoor Pursuits Centre, Maze, Arboretum, and walks in Castlewellan Forest Park.

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We want to live here! Your cottage is a dream, absolutely gorgeous and has left us feeling relaxed and also inspired. The woodburning stove was super fun to use. Your kind and friendly welcome was also very appreciated. As many others have said, the only downside is that we can't stay longer and explore the local area.
April 2018

Becky & Rob  Your cottage is a dream

What a treat it was to stumble across such a haven of happiness. We have thoroughly enjoyed our short stay in the eco cottage. From the initial warm and welcoming introduction we knew we would enjoy our stay.
April 2018

Claire & Stephen  Such a haven of happiness

Thank you so much for letting us share a little part of your country paradise! Was a perfect weekend and wish we didn't have to go! Two days is not enough. Also thank you to all the feathery and furry friends we made here. Best birthday weekend ever.
November 2017

Lisa & Emilia 

We have absolutely loved staying in this beautiful cottage (its even better than the pictures show). We wish we were staying longer but we will definitely be back! We loved meeting all the animals. Thanks for everything.
October 2017

Nuala & Kevin 

What a magical way to spend our first wedding anniversary. You've thought of everything and you've inspired us to make some small eco changes at home. Cannot wait to come back! Thank you.
August 2017

Rabab Flack 

Our trip for discovering Co.Down and the Mournes area was really special, but topping it off with this spectacular cottage made extra special and an experience we'll never forget. Everything about the cottage and it's surroundings is unique and clearly built with love and hard work. We will be recommending this beautiful place to all our friends and family.
August 2017

Zoe & Amit 

Thanks so much for letting us stay in your perfect little cottage - we couldn't have enjoyed it any more! We loved everything about it here, especially being able to pick fresh raspberries for breakfast and have had such a lovely relaxing time. Will definitely be back.
July 2017

Angela & Gerard 

We adore your cottage and land, the amount of hard work and love that has gone into it is obvious. We wish we were staying longer because we have loved our time here but you will be seeing us again! Many thanks for letting us stay.
July 2017

Emma & Brian 

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 Eco friendly
 Woodburning stove – with firewood
 FREE Wifi on request
 Private woodland

 Sleeps 2 – 1 super-king or 2 single
 Bedding and towels provided
 Underfloor heating
 Off grid – powered by solar and wind

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