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Katies Cottage

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Killeavy near Newry, Northern Ireland, County Down Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful, cosy, traditional cottage in a stunning location and easy access to all Northern Ireland has to offer."

    The owner Malachy was welcoming and helpful without being intrusive. I cannot speak highly enough of the cottage its owner, the area, and its people.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is beautifully situated on the side of a mountain."

    The roads are good and the cottage is just a short distance from the A1 to Dublin. A huge Eurospar is between it and the cottage and is so well stocked with both healthy food and cream buns! There are many excellent places to eat, ranging in price but good food and service without exception. The cottage is beside Killeavy Old Churches, an interesting ancient monument resting quietly under the most beautiful Beech trees. The churchyard is filed with so many naturally occurring wild flowers and the views through the trees are stunning. Behind the cottage there is a field which is well managed but free for wild flowers to grow. It is well populated with Butterflies, Bees and all sorts of buzzing life. The air is filled with bird song. The cottage was warm to enter. Everything clean and neat and an excellent comfortable lounge. Our host was welcoming, friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing holiday staying at Katie's Cottage."

    The location was very peaceful and the cottage had everything we needed for our break, including a welcome hamper which was great. The owner, Malachy, was a fantastic host and gave us some excellent suggestions for places we could go in the area and made sure that we had everything we needed. I loved it.

    Thanks Kimberley glad you loved your stay and appreciated all the area has to offer … Kind regards Malachy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property, as always."

    Some problems encountered during this winter stay with sufficient hot water, without reheating, for three people to have baths/showers in succession and also for washing up.Kitchen equipment now much improved, but still lack of basics such as serving dishes, cafetiere or genuinely sharp knives. Also need in bedrooms for chests of drawers, so clothes can be unpacked and for fixed mirrors. Apart from that, a beautifully located and eqipped cottage, ideal for a small group. We all enjoyed our stay, greatly.

    We're glad that you enjoyed another stay at Katie's cottage, thank you for booking with us again. We have had no previous problems with hot water in the cottage, If you had notified us of this during your stay we could have investigated further. We have checked the water following your stay and found there to be no issues. We have a fully equipped kitchen which has everything you could need for a self catering stay but should you have any special requests like a cafetiere please ask us prior and we can confirm if this is available for your booking. Thanks for your feedback, we are happy that you all enjoyed your stay and loved the beautiful location we have to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances3.8Dec 2021

  • "Excellent host and location."

    Host was very friendly and helpful. Cottage is well kitted out and very comfortable. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jonny5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful, comfortable cottage in a gorgeous location."

    No dishwasher, but otherwise perfect, with comfortable beds, sofas, large bath and powerful shower. Wonderful views from every aspect of the spacious garden and peaceful and tranquil, whilst being a short drive from good shops and nice walks and cafes. Slieve Gullion Forest Park and Killeavy Castle are lovely and the old Churches site and hillside shrine are on your doorstep. Our landlord, Malachy, was very helpful and friendly and interested in making sure we had a great holiday, whilst being very "laid back" and relaxed. Our nearby family loved to visit us and we will be sure to return as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Frances3.8Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an area of outstanding natural beauty."

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0May 2021

  • "The Cottage was just wonderful, The location was beautiful, Mountains, Lakes,Historical Monuments, walks & drives the scenery unbelievable, a week was not enough."

    The village of Meigh 8 min drive away City of Newry 15 mins by car. The Host Malachy could not do enough for you and the welcome pack had every thing you could wish for. will definitely will visit again MJB

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Sep 2020

  • "A really nice cottage tastefully and professionally decorated following a complete refurbishment in the not too distant past."

    Lots to do in the area. Malachi is a true gent and made our stay go very smoothly. I couldn't recommend this place enough.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautifully presented cottage."

    Great location. Welcome box was a lovely bonus.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.7Aug 2020

  • "This is the most beautiful cottage in the mountains."

    Malachy and his wife and kids are super kind people. My sat nav didn't take me to the right place and Malachy came and got me. If this happens to you the cottage is just one minute away over the top of the hill and on the left hand side beside Killeavy graveyard. I got to meet the family again as the field in front was being harvested by the family for hay and my three year old was invited up to play with the kids. He had so much fun he was sad to see everyone leave. I got to put my feet up outside, read my book and watch the fun. Slieve Gullion forest park is at the bottom of the road and also on the right you will pass Killeavy castle, were their is lovely walks. The walk up to the white cross is next door to the cottage and it doesn't take long. The views are so beautiful. I will be back to this place again. Thank you!!!

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a beautiful cottage set in a lovely location the views are fantastic."

    The cottage was fully equipped very clean, comfy beds a bath my other half could lie down in (he is 6”2) and nothing was too much trouble for Malachy the owner. We would recommend this cottage with no hesitation

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Jul 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be two singles upon request), 1 x triple (zip/link, can be 1 x super-king and 1 x single upon request)
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available upon request
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed gravelled garden with patio furniture
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 2.9 miles, pub 1.2 miles
  • Please note : This property accepts a minimum of 7 nights

The property

Newry 5.7 miles.

Katies Cottage is a delightful countryside cottage, set in the stunning surroundings of Killeavy, Northern Ireland.

With its magnificent views and flexible sleeping arrangements, this homey accommodation is the perfect location for groups of four or five searching for a relaxing retreat to the countryside.

Be welcomed into the charming hallway and take a seat on the pretty wooden bench as you take off your shoes and coats and make your way through to the airy sitting room, where you can admire the remarkable original brick fireplace with traditional woodburning stove whilst making yourself at home on the sofas and chatting to friends about your plans for the day as the TV flickers in the background.

Two tranquil bedrooms have been decorated with calming neutral tones and refreshing green decor, making these rooms the perfect place to rest your head at the end of an eventful day.

The super-king-size bedroom can be transformed into two single beds upon request, whilst the second of the bedrooms is home to three singles that can be arranged into a super-king-size bed along with one single upon request; both boast breath-taking views of Slieve Gullion and the historic Killeavy Old Churches.

Unwind in the traditional roll top bath as you soak up the suds and indulge in some you time.

As the day draws to a close, head on through to the pleasant kitchen and prepare a delicious home-cooked meal for the whole group to delight in around the dinner table, as you pop open the champagne and toast to the days to come.

Head out into the enclosed gravel garden and breath in the fresh countryside air as you take in the stunning scenery and appreciate the true beauty of Northern Ireland.

Enjoy a hike up Slieve Gullion to the viewing platform and visit the historic passage-tomb.

Hop in the car to the nearby city of Newry to see the imposing Cathedral and wander the galleries of Bagenal's Castle, the local museum.

For an exciting escape to Northern Ireland, stay at Katies Cottage.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas