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Ballinliss Cottage

(Ref. 1085169)

Newry, Northern Ireland, County Down Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Was a fantastic stay."

    Clean, convenient location, beautiful view and very modern amenities.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Ballinliss cottage."

    It came fully equipped with everything we needed for our family of 6 even toys to keep our little boy entertained! The welcome basket was a lovely surprise and we tucked straight into it after a long day travelling. The cottage is situated in the most idyllic setting overlooking Slieve Gullion and we were less than an hour away from the furthest attraction we wanted to visit on our stay making it the perfect location. The cottage was clean, comfortable and spacious - a real home from home. We would highly recommend it and will definitely be back! A special thank you to Eithne for making us feel so welcome!

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Wonderful hospitality basket was there on arrival with milk and butter in the fridge already. Great contact with host to ensure easy settling in and a wonderful courtesy call once we were in to mention a tiny issue and set our minds at ease that we hadn't caused it. Loved our stay here. Thank you

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "We really loved our stay at Ballinliss Cottage."

    The views from the windows are spectacular and the house is very well equipped and spacious. There was a most generous welcome package on our arrival. The host family was always on hand when questions occurred. A lot of interesting places are easily accessible either by car or by train. It's the perfect place for exploring Northern Ireland as well as the area around Dublin and the Boyne Valley. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Juel5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had an amazing week at the Ballinliss Cottage, it's a lovely place to stay in a beautiful location."

    The cottage itself was spotless and brilliantly equipped with a lovely modern open plan kitchen/dinner. The hosts had provided some local farm milk, bread and a few other bits on arrival which was perfect after a long journey there. We'd definitely recommend the cottage as a great place to stay in Northern Ireland.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2023

  • "This is one of the best equiped holiday cottages you wont need to take anything and the welcome pack was fantastic, lovely fresh produce, we were made very welcome by Eithne the only thing i felt was missing were a few books but thats a personal preference."

    The cottage was situated great for exploring East Coast North and South and the views from cottage were beautiful we will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2023

  • "The property was so completely furnished that there was realy no need to take anything there but clothes to wear."

    It is easily excessable even for the diasabled. It is very clean and spacious. Everything is in perfect working order. Beautifull views. The owners are very very nice. When we ran into cartrouble they immediatly helped us. I realy can't think of anything that could be improved.

    Reviewed by Ilse5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is an amazing property in the most beautiful of surroundings."

    You could sit for hours in the lounge and just watch the weather roll across the hills via the panoramic windows. The property is modern, luxurious and the perfect base for our family for the week (2 adults and 2 children). The property itself is perched on the hillside but you’re just five minutes drive away from access to the main roads to Belfast and Dublin, making it a perfect base to explore. The host is absolutely lovely and there are so many nice touches, from an amazing welcome pack (including Easter eggs for our kids) to everything you can possibly need for a stay at the cottage. Even things like the bird food are provided in just the right quantities for your stay so that you can keep our winged friends feeding outside the kitchen window when you’re in the kitchen. We would love to return if we get the chance.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage with amazing views."

    Proved to be a real haven for a stressful visit (funeral). Would love to return and explore at leisure.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was just the most wonderful cottage for our stay."

    I had my wife, 2 kids ages 3/7 and my mother-in-law with us. The home was perfect, the views were amazing, the Ring of Gullion is the last word. The owners are the nicest people you could ever ask for and the home had everything you could ever need. Will definitely be back to this home in the near future.

    Reviewed by Padraig5.0Dec 2022

  • "Just perfect."

    Hubby and I took my 100 year old mother home (From Australia) to see her family & friends. She was born & bred in Newry. The cottage was lovely, county feel but only10 minutes from town (Newry). Picturesque views from every window, warm, cosy & homely. Lovely little touches such as fresh flowers & gift basket. Eithne & Thomas though of everything, even a wee hot water bottle, which mum cuddled every nite. Home away from home, we would definitely love to come back. Thank you again Eithne & Thomas xo

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a top class property with everything you need."

    Spotless clean with good appliances. Great views towards the mountains and perfectly situated between Belfast and Dublin. We had a great time and well looked after by our hosts. We didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Having never been to Northern Ireland before, we could not have picked a better place in which to stay."

    Ballinliss cottage is situated just outside Newry in the stunning landscape of the Mourne Mountains. There are views from literally every window, with gorgeous sunsets if you're lucky, but even watching cloud over the mountains was great! Overall, the cottage is larger than it appears in the photos, with enough space for us as a family of 5. Spotlessly clean with an enviable kitchen and a lovely large shower. Bedrooms a good size, lots of storage and comfy. Nearly everything you could need was supplied, from a lovely welcome basket of goodies, flowers on the table, huge towels and even a small supply of toiletries in the bathroom, should you have forgotten. We did lose hot water on a couple if days but this was swiftly sorted out with no real inconvenience. Do I have any negative things to say? Just one, teeny, tiny niggle (which did not spoil our stay, just personal preference), really didn't like the internal glass doors, especially on main bedroom and bathroom (sorry!) Overall, we had the best 2 weeks stay and 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Ballinliss is an amazing cottage,you get the WOW factor as soon as you enter the door."

    Everything is spotlessly clean.You enter the kitchen/diner and the views hit you totally breath taking.the welcome pack is brilliant everything you need,milk,cereals,bread,milk and eggs and fresh flowers lovley.The cupboards are stocked with everything you will ever need including tea,coffee,chocolate biscuits etc,another nice touch.The list is endless i could go on but would run out of space.Eithne and Thomas have excelled themselves with this beautiful cottage and would definitely recommend Ballinliss to everyone for a relaxing very enjoyable holiday.Thankyou.Nicola and family.

    Thank you Nicola for your lovely comments. You were the perfect guests and are welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2022

  • "The perfect place!"

    We had a great week here, it was spotlessly clean. Very good and sturdy furniture throughout. The fresh bread, milk, local honey and eggs were great as we couldn't go to the shop until the following lunchtime. The views are breathtaking and we had fun watching the sheep, cows and horses in the neighbouring fields. The location is perfect too. Close to both airports and only an hour to Belfast, where there are plenty of things to do for any age. Even close by only about 10 minutes drive is Newry, with plenty of shopping opportunities or the giant's lair playground and walk. We felt very comfortable here and will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Jessica. Glad you enjoyed your stay and you're welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0May 2022

  • "On arrival at Balliness cottage we were extremely impressed by the directions given and everything inside the cottage."

    We have been to a lot of cottages but the owner has far excelled themselves with the amount of things to enable our stay was enjoyable. The house is sublime and everything we needed was there. Eithne and Thomas are excellent hosts and live next door so if anything was asked (I couldn't work central heating) they were right there. This is a superb base for a visit to Ireland. Thank you for the holiday

    Thank you for your kind words Mick. It was a pleasure to host you and your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Ballinliss cottage."

    The cottage was fully equipped and more. Spotlessly clean. A lovely welcome basket of goodies (bread, eggs cereal etc.) as well as essentials in the fridge (milk spread etc.) and cupboards (tea coffee etc.). Fresh flowers on arrival and even a couple of Easter chocolate bunnies ! The views from the bungalow are spectacular of the local country side. The bungalow feels like you are in the middle of the countryside miles away from towns etc. but in fact Newry is only a ten minute drive. Plenty of local walks to enjoy and the drive over Slieve Gullion was amazing. The lovely town of Carlingford is only a short drive and well worth a visit. Thank you Eithne and Thomas.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Glyn. We're glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great holiday house with everything you need."

    Lovely surroundings, close to Newry city centrum, Killeavy Castle, Slieve Gullion etc. Owners sat out a small basket with eggs, bread, cereal and fresh milk in the fridge, nice little surprise when we arrived. I would recommend to maybe have a instruction/manual for the oil heating if there are people that are not used to this type of heating.

    Thank you Linn for your lovely feedback. Your family were a pleasure to have and perfect guests. I'm going to take your suggestion and make up an instruction sheet. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Ballinliss is everything a holiday cottage should be."

    In fact I’m sure many would like to live in it full time. The kitchen dinner is designed, with superb panoramic windows to make full use of the excellent setting of the property. The delightful owners, live next door, which is most reassuring if problems arise.( We had none).So much to see and do. Newry/Armagh are very cllose.Belfast with its world class facilities is less than an hour away. We particularly liked the coastline of County Down-both beautiful and unspoilt. Our break was in February, and although you gamble with the weather you might get at this time of the year,the big plus is you have no crowds to contend with. Cannot praise this part of the world enough, and residing in Ballinliss is the perfect way to enjoy it.

    Thank you Neil for your kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed both our cottage and our townland. You have been excellent guests and are welcome back any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2022

  • "The house was just perfect in every respect spotlessly clean great location in ..."

    The house was just perfect in every respect spotlessly clean great location in the countryside fantastic views of Slieve Gullion and surrounding areas only 5 minutes from the motorway and 10 minutes from Newry

    Thank you Katriona and Declan. You were the perfect guests and a pleasure to have. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Declan5.0Dec 2021

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin with cot
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with patio, lawn, furniture, children's play set
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • We're near Killeavy Castle (3 miles), Sliabh Gullion (3.5 miles), Ballinliss and Camlough mountains (1 mile), Camlough Lake (1.5 miles), Newry (4.5) and the Omeath - Carlingford Greenway has now been extended and can be accessed in Newry at the Quays /middle bank

The property

Camlough 3.4 miles.

Perched on the outskirts of the bustling city of Newry near Camlough in County Down, is this spacious bungalow, Ballinliss Cottage.

All-ground-floor and sleeping up to six guests, Ballinliss Cottage makes for a superb family getaway, enjoying expansive views over Slieve Gulion and easy access to the beautiful surrounding areas like Loughgall.

Step into the generous open-plan living space, where you can look forward to whipping up delicious meals for your guests in the amply equipped kitchen, with handy dishwasher for keeping your space tidy.

Settle down around the dining table, where you can tuck-in to a lovingly-prepared meal as you discuss plans for the days ahead.

After your meal, retire to the plush sofas with a glass of wine and select your favourite film to watch on the wall-mounted TV.

Indulge in a refreshing shower, followed by popping on fresh pyjamas and rustling up a mug of hot chocolate.

Take advantage of the convenient utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer, perfect for putting muddy clothes on a spin after a day of exploring.

Just off the utility room is a cloakroom, ensuring there are no morning queues for the bathroom!

As your eyes grow heavy, retire to one of three well-presented bedrooms, two king-size and a twin with cot, each perfect for catching your rest in.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and join your guests in the garden at the delightful picnic bench for morning coffee, as the little ones laugh and play on the play set.

Venture into the city centre of Newry, where you can brush up on the local history at Bagenal’s Castle, an informative museum housed in a historic, small castle, or take in the fascinating architecture of the Newry Cathedral.

You will be spoilt for choice with the plethora of shops, restaurants and pubs on offer, ideal for those evenings where you don’t feel like cooking.

On the outskirts of the city centre, you will find the impressive 18th-century Derrymore House, a traditional thatched house that sits amongst a beautiful landscape.

Nearby, is the idyllic village of Camlough, home to an expansive loch of which it is named after, as well as the magnificent Camlough Mountain, part of the Ring of Gullion, which offers superb views over the town.

Take the drive to Ballinamara, home to the glorious sands of Templetown Beach, where you can build sandcastles with the little ones, paddle the shores, or take to the waters for a swim or trying your hand at one of the many water sports available.

Delve into the past at the 15th-century Kilwirra Church Ruins, a perfect setting to soak up history, along with the nearby Our Lady’s Well.

For an unforgettable escape to the heart of Northern Ireland, choose Ballinliss Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


Newcastle 21.1 miles; Belfast 38.5 miles

This Northern Ireland city is bustling with life and vibrancy, known as the ‘Gateway to the North’, it sits tight among the natural beauty of the towering Mourne Mountains and the Ring of Gullion AONB. It is a well-established shopper’s haven, with shopping centres such as The Quays and The Buttercrane, housing all the major stores and fine eateries you could ask for, while many independent stores offer a variety of unique souvenirs. Bagenal’s Castle boasts an interesting history comprising a 16th-century fortified tower and a 19th-century warehouse, now home to the Tourist Office and a museum, which are well worth a visit. Once you have explored the city centre to your hearts content, enjoy a scenic drive along the Mourne Coastal Route to find a sweeping range of grand peaks intertwined with many walking and cycling trails, one of the most beautiful corners of Northern Ireland. For Game of Thrones fans, Westeros comes to life in this part of the country, where the White Walkers once marched through the Haunted Forest or as the locals know it, Tollymore Forest Park shadowed by The Mournes. Further afield is the thriving city of Belfast with a number of attractions to discover, such as its Botanic Gardens, its hilltop castle, the grand City Hall building and St. George’s 19th-century Market, as well as the fascinating Titanic museum showcasing hands-on displays and interactive galleries. You are also just a stone’s throw away from the magical landscapes of Ireland’s Ancient East, home to a series of festivals, historic sites and mesmerising landscapes framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. Find your escape in this fabulous city, for an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.

Note: There is no official EV charging point at this property. If you want to charge your vehicle you will need to bring your own lead and socket. There is a £50.00 charge per week to be made directly to the owner for this.