A hand crafted cottage
A rural retreat that you won't want to leave
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You won’t want to leave
Visitors to Birch Cottage often say they wish they’d been able to stay longer. Furthermore, they find themselves spending their time right here on the farm. You can take a relaxing stroll in the woods or perhaps meet the horses. This is an organic smallholding, so wildlife is thriving and you’ll find many species of bird outside your windows. This is what eco accommodation in Ireland is all about.
Curl up by candle light in front of the woodburning stove, or sit in the sun and take in views of the mountains and the woods, which are just a few yards away. Even the hugely comfortable, super king size bed has a view of the birch wood.
What we offer
We offer free range eggs, and seasonal vegetables when possible, and all guests get a full supply of firewood for their visit. 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.
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. Outdoor pursuits enthusiasts have Tollymore and Castlewellan forest parks just 10 minutes away. The beautiful Mourne Mountains and seaside town of Newcastle are also close by.
Sarah & Luke, 2017
What we offer
Bedding and towels provided
Off grid – powered by solar and wind
Welcome pack of tea, coffee, sugar, fresh eggs*
Woodburning stove – with firewood supply
Wifi on request
Fresh organic produce available to purchase
Secure bike store
Drying room, washing machine, dryer
*subject to availability and mood of our hens